Windsor Palms 4/3 Story

Our Windsor Palms 4 BR/3 Bath (Sleeps Eight) – 8179 Fan Palm Way, Kissimmee, FL


OverviewDespite all the hype about Windsor Hills, this Windsor Palms home remains my personal favorite.  It is very conveniently located, only 50 yards from the clubhouse amenities, & community pool (about Windsor Palms).  Its floor plan features the ‘great room’ concept with living room, dining room, & kitchen in a large common area that is a very open & spacious with high ceilings and ceramic tile throughout.  It has four bedrooms, two of which are master suites with private bathrooms and two bedrooms that share a third full bathroom.  All of the bedrooms except the ‘main’ master suite have our twin/king convertible beds (learn more), that can be made up as a ‘memory foam’ king bed or two twin beds.  The home has a private, south-facing heated pool & hot tub in the screened-in enclosed backyard (lanai).  There is also a full kitchen, separate interior laundry room with washer & dryer, and a two car attached garage.  The home comes with Adelphia television cable service in the living room & all bedrooms and has Sprint DSL high speed internet service on a wireless network.


The Front Entrance – The front hall has ceramic tile with a window over the door, high ceilings, and a door that leads to the attached two-car garage.


The Great Room (Kitchen, Dining & Living rooms)As you pass thru the front hallway, you enter the ‘common area’.  With ceramic tile throughout, the ‘great room’ has two sitting areas: one with an area rug, sofa & loveseat with tables surrounding a 55 inch big screen TV & DVD/VCR and a separate loveseat with table that is intended to be a quiet place to read without being distracted by the television.  This area was originally designed for the formal dining room, but so few people used the area for dining, we thought we would try something different.


The KitchenThe kitchen has ceramic tile & includes the sink in a center island, a full-size refrigerator, automatic dishwasher, electric stove with self-cleaning oven and microwave in the hood.  There is toaster, coffee-maker, portable mixer, place settings for 12 and plastic dishes for the kids.  There is a complete set of pots & pans and kitchen utensils.  The home comes complete with dish soap, automatic dishwashing detergent, dishcloths, dish towels, scrunge, & kitchen trashbags.


The Dining NookThe dining nook has ceramic tile and is open & airy with two walls of windows with a view of the pool area.  It has a table with chairs for six and two counter-height chairs at the kitchen island.


The Laundry room – Just off the kitchen there is a separate laundry room with a washer & dryer.  Also included are a iron, ironing board, laundry detergent, fabric softener sheets, a broom, dustpan, vacuum cleaner, mop & bucket.


The 'main' or ‘romance’ master suite is extra luxurious, providing the romantic décor that rivals a romantic bed & breakfast.  It features a high, four-poster bed with veiled canopy & subdued lighting.  We also use extra plush 1000 thread count sheets on a premium Serta Perfect Sleeper pillow top mattress.  There is a 27 inch television in a TV armoire, a DVD/CD player with a selection of romantic music CDs.  We also include a professional massage table with each of our homes to work out the theme park-induced aches & pains.  On a warm evening, I recommend setting up the massage table on the pool deck, but the master bathroom is also big enough to accommodate its use.  The 'main' master bath has a garden tub  that is big enough for two, a separate toilet enclosure, double sink, shower, and private access to the screened-in lanai, pool & hot tub area.


The ‘second’ master suite is perfect for grandparents or a teenage nanny/babysitter.  It has a high ceiling with ceiling fan & our twin/king convertible (learn more).  This bed is typically configured as a ‘memory foam’ king bed (learn more), but if necessary, it can be separated into two twin beds, albeit with a little awkward looking headboard arrangement.  The room also includes a 27 inch television and private bath.  The private bathroom has a large shower area, toilet, linen closet, & single sink.


Bedroom #3 – The third bedroom is our ‘hut’ room.  The far wall is covered with a reed cover, complete with an angled roof.  There is a 27 inch television with cable and our twin/king convertible bed (learn more).


Bedroom #4 - The fourth bedroom has an extra large double window.  There is a 27 inch television with cable and our twin/king convertible bed (learn more).


The screened-in lanai encloses the south-facing pool & hot tub, providing an insect-free outdoor living space.  This home includes the upgrade for the larger pool & larger lanai.  In addition to the private heated pool & hot tub, the lanai area includes a patio table with umbrella & four chairs, two lounge chairs, and a small café table that is perfect for intimate candlelight dinners for two, perhaps prepared & served by our personal chef (learn more).  The view is of a small green space and the pool & lanai of the home behind ours.  There is a 6 ft wall that is scheduled to be built by the builder in summer ‘06 and we are going to be planting vibernum privacy hedges on all sides in March ’06.