Hakuna Ma'Cottage - Southern Pool, Privacy Fence!

  • The beautiful great room is colorful, bright and open!
    The beautiful great room is colorful, bright and open!
  • Our Tree of Life is the centerpiece decoration of the great room!
    Our Tree of Life is the centerpiece decoration of the great room!
  • Looking from the great room past the dining room and into the kitchen.
    Looking from the great room past the dining room and into the kitchen.
  • The 65-inch, wall-mounted, flat-screen TV with floating entertainment shelf.
    The 65-inch, wall-mounted, flat-screen TV with floating entertainment shelf.
  • Xbox One with wireless, rechargeable controllers and movie and game library.
    Xbox One with wireless, rechargeable controllers and movie and game library.
  • Print wireless from smartphones and tablets and enjoy our family games!
    Print wireless from smartphones and tablets and enjoy our family games!
  • The formal dining room is separated from the living area but still open.
    The formal dining room is separated from the living area but still open.
  • The large window in the dining room provides plenty of natural light!
    The large window in the dining room provides plenty of natural light!
  • Enjoy our beautiful full set of Disney dishes!
    Enjoy our beautiful full set of Disney dishes!
  • The entryway, dining room and kitchen.
    The entryway, dining room and kitchen.
  • The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your vacation meals.
    The kitchen is equipped with everything you need for your vacation meals.
  • The 14-cup coffee maker is ample and your first pot is on us for late arrivals!
    The 14-cup coffee maker is ample and your first pot is on us for late arrivals!
  • The side-by-side fridge has plenty of space and provides filtered water and ice.
    The side-by-side fridge has plenty of space and provides filtered water and ice.
  • Enjoy a bite in the Florida sunshine sitting in the bright breakfast nook!
    Enjoy a bite in the Florida sunshine sitting in the bright breakfast nook!
  • Relax and enjoy the wall-mounted, flat-screen, 28 inch TV with Blu-ray player.
    Relax and enjoy the wall-mounted, flat-screen, 28 inch TV with Blu-ray player.
  • The king, master suite has its own french doors to the lanai and pool deck.
    The king, master suite has its own french doors to the lanai and pool deck.
  • Sleep like a king on the new, premium, pillow-top mattress in the king suite!
    Sleep like a king on the new, premium, pillow-top mattress in the king suite!
  • The king bath features a double sink, garden tub and walk-in closet.
    The king bath features a double sink, garden tub and walk-in closet.
  • Opposite the huge, garden tub and sinks, is the large, walk-in shower stall.
    Opposite the huge, garden tub and sinks, is the large, walk-in shower stall.
  • Feel secure with your valuables stored in our hotel-style safe.
    Feel secure with your valuables stored in our hotel-style safe.
  • The queen suite with it's own flat-screen TV.
    The queen suite with it's own flat-screen TV.
  • Relax in the queen bed's luxury mattress!
    Relax in the queen bed's luxury mattress!
  • The queen ensuite, full bathroom.
    The queen ensuite, full bathroom.
  • What can I say, my kids love Minecraft!
    What can I say, my kids love Minecraft!
  • Every bedroom has it's own TV!
    Every bedroom has it's own TV!
  • OK, maybe I love Minecraft too...
    OK, maybe I love Minecraft too...
  • The shared bath is between the two twin bedrooms.
    The shared bath is between the two twin bedrooms.
  • The Nemo and Dori Room!
    The Nemo and Dori Room!
  • Fun bedding and decor that kids will love!
    Fun bedding and decor that kids will love!
  • The closet organizer is a great substitute for a dresser.  TV above!
    The closet organizer is a great substitute for a dresser. TV above!
  • The nicely decorated game room.
    The nicely decorated game room.
  • Featuring an air hockey table...
    Featuring an air hockey table...
  • And a pool table!
    And a pool table!
  • Proper light for a game of pool.
    Proper light for a game of pool.
  • The French doors open to the lanai.
    The French doors open to the lanai.
  • The covered lanai shields you from sun and rain.
    The covered lanai shields you from sun and rain.
  • Lots of towel and bathing suit hangers.
    Lots of towel and bathing suit hangers.
  • The pool with solar cover on and toddler fence up.
    The pool with solar cover on and toddler fence up.
  • Ready for a swim in the heated pool?
    Ready for a swim in the heated pool?
  • Plenty of room around this oversized pool deck!
    Plenty of room around this oversized pool deck!
  • The privacy fence provides, you know, privacy.
    The privacy fence provides, you know, privacy.
  • Nicely landscaped around the outside of the pool cage.
    Nicely landscaped around the outside of the pool cage.
  • When I make fruity drinks, I like to color coordinate the straws and umbrellas!
    When I make fruity drinks, I like to color coordinate the straws and umbrellas!
  • Our tikis ward off evil spirits at night with their glowing eyes.
    Our tikis ward off evil spirits at night with their glowing eyes.
  • The front of the villa on a typical Florida day.
    The front of the villa on a typical Florida day.
  • Indian Creek is a safe, clean and upscale community.
    Indian Creek is a safe, clean and upscale community.
  • Free tennis courts!
    Free tennis courts!
  • One of two playgrounds in Indian Creek.
    One of two playgrounds in Indian Creek.
  • Nice place for a little outdoor exercise!
    Nice place for a little outdoor exercise!
  • Be Our Guest!
    Be Our Guest!
$135-190/night
4 Bedrooms • 3 Bathrooms • Sleeps 6-8
Internet Private Pool (more...)
Hakuna Ma'Cottage is a beautiful vacation rental home just 2.8 miles from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, including 2 master suites. This spacious villa sleeps 8 people in comfort. The great room has a 65-inch, flat-screen TV with an Xbox One gaming system. Every bedroom also has a flat-screen TV. The southern facing pool sits on an over-sized pool deck surrounded by a privacy fence. The game room features a pool table and air hockey table.

Need more than one villa? We own the 5-bedroom villa to the left of this one and the 4-bedroom villa to the right of it so we have three villas in a row on this street! We also own five other villas in nearby neighborhoods.  Ask us for more details.

The optional pool heat is available for $30 PER DAY IN ADDITION TO THE DAILY RATE. Pool heat is recommended for stays occurring October through April. Please let us know if you want the optional pool heat for your stay and we will add it to your reservation.

Hakuna Ma'Cottage is a Lion King inspired villa just 5 minutes from Walt Disney World in Kissimmee, Florida. It has 4 bedrooms and 3 full bathrooms, including 2 master suites. This spacious villa sleeps 8 people in total comfort. The functional floorplan boasts a bright, open living area with a separate dining area and kitchen. The huge, southern facing swimming pool sits on an oversized pool deck surrounded by a screen enclosure and privacy fence. The game room features both a pool table and air hockey table. Let’s explore all the amenities in more detail!

For Florida vacation villas, one of the most prized amenities is the pool and Hakuna Ma’Cottage has a great one! The oversized pool deck offers plenty of room to relax around the huge, southern facing pool. A southern facing pool is desirable for the most sunshine on the pool throughout the day, but if it gets too hot, sip on a drink at the table and chairs located in the covered lanai. Of the three exits from the villa to the lanai, one is directly across the hall from the shared bathroom, so no need to walk through the villa with wet feet when nature calls. Make use of our ample wall-mounted bathing suit and towel hangers located in the covered lanai, so your wet swimwear and towels can stay outside even if it rains. The screen enclosure covering the pool deck keeps out the bugs and lizards, while the privacy fence keeps out the prying eyes of neighbors. If you have little ones, the pool alarms on all doors and the removable toddler fence provide a safer and more relaxing experience for all. If you are visiting in the cooler months, POOL HEATING IS AVAILABLE FOR AN ADDITIONAL CHARGE.

The inside of this villa is just as spectacular as the outside. The thoughtful floor plan gives a bright, airy feel to the living area while offering convenient separation of the dining and kitchen areas. The living room has vaulted ceilings and the French doors to the pool deck and large window above provide plenty of light. Hakuna Ma’Cottage is decorated with African inspired décor in the living area and adult bedrooms. There is 65-inch, wall-mounted, flat-screen TV, over a wall-mounted entertainment shelf housing the Microsoft Xbox One along with a collection of movies and games to enjoy. All five TV’s in the villa have free cable TV through Roku streaming devices which means all TV’s can also login to your favorite Roku apps like Netflix. The phone in Hakuna Ma’Cottage also has free calling anywhere in the US and Canada and of course, there is also complimentary, high-speed, wireless internet. Near the front door, there is a wireless printer which works with NFC and Wi-Fi, so you can print those boarding passes or maps right from your smart phone or tablet!

Off the living area to the left is the king bedroom suite. Stretch out in comfort on the king-sized bed and relax with your own flat screen TV or step out to the lanai through your own French doors. The king bathroom features a huge garden tub as well as a 6-foot shower stall. The walk-in closet provides plenty of space for clothes. Know your valuables are secure in the hotel-style safe located in the king suite closet. On the right side of the villa is the queen bedroom suite and the hallway leading to the two kid’s bedrooms. The queen bedroom suite features a queen-sized bed and has its own flat-screen TV and a private full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. The two kid’s bedrooms share a full bathroom with a tub/shower combo. The first kid’s room has two twin beds and is decorated with a Nemo/Dori theme. The second kid’s bedroom has two twin beds and is decorated with a Minecraft theme. I know, Minecraft has nothing to do with Disney, but our kids love Minecraft!

One of the best features of this floorplan is that it is open, but the kitchen and dining room both have a feeling of separation from the living area. The dining area features a roomy table with seating for six. The African themed place settings are complimented by a full set of Disney dishes and finished off with the “Be Our Guest” wine glasses. The kitchen has a breakfast nook with seating for three in front of a large bay window, so you can enjoy the beautiful Florida morning sun. The kitchen is fully equipped with a dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker and side-by-side fridge with filtered water and an ice maker. All the cookware, dishes and utensils you need are there including plastic dishes and glasses if you want to eat or enjoy a drink on the lanai. See how many Disney cooking utensils and accessories you can count! Look in the freezer and you’ll find our frozen plastic mugs, which are perfect for the pool on a hot day.

No vacation villa would be complete without a game room. Hakuna Ma’Cottage has a game room featuring a pool table and air hockey table. The laundry units are also located in the game room as well as other items for your convenience, such as an ironing board, a Graco DuoGlider stroller, a smaller umbrella stroller and a highchair. There is also a pack and play located in the villa. We love families and children, so if there is something missing that you need for your baby, toddler, children or family, let us know and chances are we will purchase it for the villa!

The final amenity of the Hakuna Ma’Cottage villa that you should consider, is the dedicated ownership! We purchased this lovely villa in January of 2015. It was in need of a bit of TLC, but over the last couple years, we did extensive improvements to bring it up to its current beauty! We now have eight villas in the area, and we have near perfect reviews on all our villas. Our business philosophy is simple: provide an impeccably clean villa, constantly be upgrading our villas and provide the best customer service possible! Below is a list of some of the upgrades we have done since taking over.

Spring of 2015
• New A/C unit and furnace installed
• Entire exterior of villa painted
• Toddler fence installed on lanai

Summer of 2015
• New decorations, area rugs and pictures added
• Movie and game library added
• New carpet in all bedrooms
• New side-by-side fridge with filtered water and an ice maker
• Full set of Disney dishes and wine glasses added
• New coffee maker, silverware, cookware, utensils and outdoor plastic dishes and glasses added

Fall of 2015
• Privacy fence installed around entire back yard
• New sod laid around entire back yard

Spring of 2016
• Tropical landscaping added to back yard
• Two new pool loungers added and new matching cushions for all outdoor furniture
• Upgraded the full bedroom to a queen bed with a premium pillow top mattress and a new bedding from The Company Store
• Added a hotel style safe in the master bedroom closet

Summer of 2016
• Decorated one twin bedroom with a Minecraft theme
• Added wall-mounted swimwear and pool towel hanging racks in the lanai
• Added a set of 8 frozen plastic beer mugs
• Added ceiling fans to all bedrooms
• Had pool table recovered

Fall of 2016
• Added Minecraft murals in twin bedroom
• Added air hockey table
• Added a new lighting in the game room and painted it
• Added a Graco DuoGlider stroller
• Upgraded our gaming system to an Xbox One

Fall of 2017
• Updated wall décor in all bedrooms
• Added more African themed decorations in living areas
• Added a games cabinet near entry

Winter of 2017-2018
• Upgraded to a tankless water heater – never run out of hot water!
• Added remote pool heater controls for better guest service
• Upgraded living room TV to a 65-inch wall mounted flat screen

Spring/Summer 2019
• Upgraded the king mattress to a brand-new, Simmons Beautyrest Recharge Signature Select Bay Spring 14" Luxury Firm Pillow Top Mattress
• Did some painting in the living areas
• Added Roku devices to all existing TV’s in villa
• Added a phone with free calling in the US

Try Hakuna Ma’Cottage for your next vacation and have no worries…Hakuna Matata!

My wife and I live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. We have two wonderful boys (currently age 12 and 14). We love to travel and have been all over the United States and a good bit of Europe with our two boys. They are veteran travelers! I have had the opportunity to travel around the US for business and have frequently taken my family. My mother is from the lovely country of Luxembourg, and still has close relatives there, so we have had the opportunity to explore many of the neighboring areas throughout Belgium, France and Germany. I can speak a little bit of French and a tiny bit of German. My brother spent about 8 years in England and I was fortunate enough to have had the opportunity to visit him in this most beautiful of countries on several occasions. Our family would rarely travel to the same destination repeatedly with the exception of Orlando (there is just so much to do!). A few years ago we traveled to Disney World with our family and 3 grand-parents (7 of us total). My wife had the brilliant idea to rent a vacation villa and we all enjoyed it so much, we decided to look into purchasing our own. We did so well with our first vacation property and had so much fun, that we decided to try a second one and see if we could duplicate our success. Things went so well with the second property that we have decided to sell all our long-term rentals in Pittsburgh and buy more vacation properties in Florida and this is our main business now. Our family usually enjoys one or two trips to our beautiful villas in Orlando each year, and the rest of the year we rent it out for others to enjoy.
Property Type Villa
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House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 8
  • Children welcome
  • Infants welcome
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Limited accessibility
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 21
  • Long term rental allowed
Setting & View
  • Town
General
  • Internet
  • Telephone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Private Living Room
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Safe
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Lock On Bedroom Door
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
Kitchen
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Ice Maker
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
Dining
  • Child's Highchair
  • Seating for 6 people
Bathrooms 3 Bathrooms
  • King Ensuite Bath – Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Queen Ensuite Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet, Tub
  • Shared Bath – Combination Tub/Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 4 Bedrooms, sleeps 6-8
  • King Master Suite – 1 King bed
  • Queen Master Suite – 1 Queen bed
  • Minecraft Room – 2 Twin beds
  • Nemo Room – 2 Twin beds
Entertainment
  • Television
  • Satellite/Cable
  • DVD Player
  • Video Library
  • Video Games
  • Games
  • Books
  • Game Room
  • Pool Table
Family
  • Pack N Play/Travel Crib
  • Children's Books & Toys
Outdoor
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Lanai/Gazebo (covered)
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Tennis
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
Pool/Spa
  • Private Pool
  • Heated Pool
Vehicles
  • Parking
  • Free Parking
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
Other
  • Luggage Dropoff Allowed
Theme
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
Attractions
  • Theme Parks
  • Water Parks
  • Winery Tours
Leisure
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • Wildlife Viewing
Sports & Adventure
  • Basketball Court
  • Golf
  • Swimming
Safety
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Enhanced Cleaning Practices
  • Cleaning Disinfection
  • Common Surface Disinfectant Cleaned
  • Linens High Temp Wash
Accessibility
  • Single Level Home
  • Bathroom Step Free Access
Season Rate
Fall 2021
Sep 1, 2021 - Nov 18, 2021
Night
$135
Thanksgiving 2021
Nov 19, 2021 - Nov 27, 2021
Night
$140
Late Fall 2021
Nov 28, 2021 - Dec 16, 2021
Night
$135
Holidays 2021
Dec 17, 2021 - Jan 1, 2022
Night
$180
Winter 2022
Jan 2, 2022 - Apr 7, 2022
Night
$140
Spring Break 2022
Apr 8, 2022 - Apr 23, 2022
Night
$175
Spring 2022
Apr 24, 2022 - May 31, 2022
Night
$140
Early June 2022
Jun 1, 2022 - Jun 9, 2022
Night
$165
Summer 2022
Jun 10, 2022 - Aug 27, 2022
Night
$170
Late Summer 2022
Aug 28, 2022 - Aug 31, 2022
Night
$165
Fall 2022
Sep 1, 2022 - Nov 17, 2022
Night
$140
Thanksgiving 2022
Nov 18, 2022 - Nov 26, 2022
Night
$160
Late Fall 2022
Nov 27, 2022 - Dec 15, 2022
Night
$140
Holiday 2022
Dec 16, 2022 - Dec 31, 2022
Night
$190
Winter 2023
Jan 1, 2023 - Mar 30, 2023
Night
$145
Spring Break 2023
Mar 31, 2023 - Apr 15, 2023
Night
$180
Spring 2023
Apr 16, 2023 - May 31, 2023
Night
$145

Cancellation Policy: Guest receives 100.00 % if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before arrival; Guest receives 50.00 % if cancellation occurs at least 15 days before arrival; No refunds within 15 days of arrival.

The optional pool heat is available for $30 PER DAY IN ADDITION TO THE DAILY RATE. Pool heat is recommended for stays occurring October through April. Please let us know if you want the optional pool heat for your stay and we will add it to your reservation.