The Retreat at Championsgate

Orlando Area Villas, Orlando

Virgin rating

The hotel

Experience the new era of upscale living only minutes from Walt Disney World Resort, where the comforts of home meet ultimate luxury. Mixing homely but lavish residences with resort-style treats, The Retreat is a luxury gated community on the much-loved ChampionsGate development, known for its golf courses. Every home promises its own private pool and terrace, but you get the added bonus of The Retreat’s Oasis Club too. With a communal pool zone offering a choice of pools, a lazy river, waterslide, splash zone and a tiki bar, as well as a Clubhouse with a media room, games room, fitness centre, aerobics room and Kids' Club. And, if your home’s ultra-modern kitchen doesn’t tempt you to dine-in, the Oasis Clubhouse also features the Grille Room Restaurant.

Amenities

  • Golf
  • Families
  • Bar
  • Fitness Centre/Gym
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool

Where is it

All villas are within 12 miles drive of Walt Disney World Resort on Interstate 4, putting you around a 10-minute drive from the theme parks. Less than 3-miles from the Posner Park shopping complex.

Hotel information

A choice of either a 6- or 8-Bedroom Villa, all with a private screened pool (heated*), covered lanai, open plan living space with dining area and a full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. A games room can be found in the 6-Bedroom Villas and the 8-Bedroom Villas have a media room. 6-Bedroom Villas have a master bedroom with en-suite bathroom, with 5 further bedrooms and 5 additional bathrooms, they sleep maximum 12 people.

8-Bedroom Villas have a minimum of 2 master suites with en-suite bathrooms, with 6 further bedrooms and 3 additional bathrooms, they also have a media room, sleeping maximum 16 people.

Self-parking.

Grille Room Restaurant. Poolside tiki bar.

Clubhouse resort-style pool with water slide and cabanas, as well as a lazy river and tiki bar. Clubhouse. Fitness centre. Media room and games room. Kids' playground. Volleyball courts*. Public 18-hole golf course with a driving range and putting green* as well as a golf clubhouse and pro shop.

Good general access for guests who are able to walk short distances and can manage up to six steps. For more information and contact details please check out our Special Assistance page

7 nights.

Denotes local charge

Please note: check-in time is 4:00pm and check-out is 10:00am.

Please note: a non-refundable accidental damage waiver is payable on arrival which covers for any accidental damage up to a specified amount. A credit card is still required as security against any damage not covered under the waiver scheme. 

Please note: swimming pools can be heated during the winter months for an additional charge, which can be pre-booked and paid prior to departure from the UK. The majority of pool heaters run 8-10 hours per day, and will maintain a water temperature of approximately 10 degrees above the outside air temperature. Pool heat may take up to 48 hours to heat up to a higher temperature.

Rating summary

  • Sleep Quality Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Rooms Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Service Image of the Tripadvisor rating
  • Cleanliness Image of the Tripadvisor rating

Traveller rating

  • Excellent (6)
  • Very good (0)
  • Average (3)
  • Poor (3)
  • Terrible (5)
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Disgusting villa & unhelpful resort management

Apr 12, 2022 S8734OHjop

We booked a 9 bed villa through Not Just Travel/Hays who have used Goodlife Villas. The villa is filthy! Dust & food on every surface, the place wasn’t hoovered or mopped & when we arrived the first thing we saw was trash outside!! A wardrobe door was off & toilet roll holders are hanging out of holes in the walls! The patio window blinds are in… Read more
We booked a 9 bed villa through Not Just Travel/Hays who have used Goodlife Villas. The villa is filthy! Dust & food on every surface, the place wasn’t hoovered or mopped & when we arrived the first thing we saw was trash outside!! A wardrobe door was off & toilet roll holders are hanging out of holes in the walls! The patio window blinds are in pieces & the windows disgusting! We’ve complained but they can’t move us so instead sent 1 cleaner with 3 cloths & 1 bottle of multipurpose spray!! She cleaned the worse skirting board but that was it! We’ve never had an experience like it & have booked villas before. I had to disinfect my childrens room, vacuum & dust & even wash the bedding before they’d sleep in it. Outraged Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Dont ever use Deconova vactions suites

Aug 6, 2021 Peter C Palm Harbor, Florida

The prices are great and the houses are decent but they never answer the phone for any issues once they have,your money. I stay over here in this area with vaction homes 5 times a year. Never have any issues when we rent through reunion. They couldn't even add guest names with cars to the entry gate to get in so 30 mins wasted in line doing U… Read more
The prices are great and the houses are decent but they never answer the phone for any issues once they have,your money. I stay over here in this area with vaction homes 5 times a year. Never have any issues when we rent through reunion. They couldn't even add guest names with cars to the entry gate to get in so 30 mins wasted in line doing U turns. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Harper family vacation

Jul 5, 2021 AlvinH175

We arrived on June 28th for a week's vacation with 11 children. Upon entering noticed that the living room furniture was old and broken. One couch was unusable. The TV in the living room did not work. Contacted management and noone came to fix it. I finally figured it out and got it to work. Almost all remotes missing the back covers.. The roof in… Read more
We arrived on June 28th for a week's vacation with 11 children. Upon entering noticed that the living room furniture was old and broken. One couch was unusable. The TV in the living room did not work. Contacted management and noone came to fix it. I finally figured it out and got it to work. Almost all remotes missing the back covers.. The roof in one of the upstairs bedrooms was leaking. Notified management with noone coming to check out the roof. The stairs were dirty all the way up. The walls were scuffed and dirty. The patio and pool area were dirty with weeds all over the place. Neefs to be cleaned and pressure washed.. Patio furniture was rusted and falling apart. No mop, the broom that was there had a rusted and broken handle. No dustpan. Couldn't get the projection TV to work. The house was comfortable even though the one room wasn't fully usable. A very nice home but needs a lot of work. My review isn't all negative.. the kids enjoyed the pool and having space to stretch out. The house needs to be inspected by management before its rented again. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Tropical Escape turns into Tropical Nightmare

Jul 3, 2021 jimsE9659HB Ocean City, New Jersey

So many problems with 1855 Tiempo Lane. Family vacation to Disney World was memorable but not in a positive way. The management company/Tropical escape and the owners need to walk through the rental and check all,the things that need to be taken care of.. so I don’t get a headache Listing everything, I will mention a few that should not even be no… Read more
So many problems with 1855 Tiempo Lane. Family vacation to Disney World was memorable but not in a positive way. The management company/Tropical escape and the owners need to walk through the rental and check all,the things that need to be taken care of.. so I don’t get a headache Listing everything, I will mention a few that should not even be no problem in a normal house. There was not one sharp knife in the whole house that would Cut a line for trim a piece of chicken. There was no pizza cutter or any baking pans. It was a metal spatula but I can see that because all of the pots and pans were scratched to the end degree. So it’s a rental property can’t put these things together for a vacation home then I think you see what we were faced with here. So ChampionsGate seems to me like a gamble take your house and take your chances but avoid this one. Where is the owner and how can you let this happen leave your house to this management company. Avoid total escape. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Champions Gate Retreat rental

Jun 25, 2021 kellie1919

Very disappointed in the response from the Champions Gate management regarding issues with our rental. We have roaches in the dishwasher (discovered within an hour of running it) and I was told they would attend to it. It’s 5 days later with no further response and still roaches all around the kitchen, and now they have moved upstairs. I contacted… Read more
Very disappointed in the response from the Champions Gate management regarding issues with our rental. We have roaches in the dishwasher (discovered within an hour of running it) and I was told they would attend to it. It’s 5 days later with no further response and still roaches all around the kitchen, and now they have moved upstairs. I contacted management again, was told someone would be by in an hour but that was 8 hours ago. Also the house pool was apparently not maintained after last rental and turned a nasty green, so thick we can’t see the pool bottom. The house looks great at first but on second look is quite run down and shabby, with what looks like ketchup on a bedroom ceiling among other surface discolorations and stains. Several things in the house don’t work (all the upstairs TVs, the disposal, hot water in one bathroom...). For the cost one would expect it to be MUCH nicer and definitely have immediate attention to complaints. Read less