Whenever you haven’t done anything, you wonder what its like. Its no different when choosing where to stay for the holiday or vacation of a lifetime in the Disney, Orlando area. So here’s a personal view on a few things to consider…
There is such a vast choice of everything in the area that its bewildering. Personally, I’ve been going to the Disney Orlando area for over 15 years and the choice is amazing. I used to stay in hotels and motels but I found that they mostly suffered from the same problems. They were noisy. Whether it was the air conditioning, your neighbours, the maid when you wanted to have a lie in or just the general ‘buzz’ of the place, there was always noise.
And then I had the opportunity to stay in a Florida villa. I remember it well. In a quiet residential street only a few minutes drive from Disney. There was soooo much space – you closed the front door and it wsa truly quiet – just like home. There was no hustle and bustle outside the front door.
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And then there was the pool!
Easily big enough for a family group the pool in my Florida villa was clean and private. I could sit or lie on one of the loungers on the pool deck without having to worry that it was too busy or that someone elses badly-behaved kids would spoil my experience. (Sorry if this sounds negative but most of us have experienced this). It was a very tranquil experience – a safe environment to watch the kids play and relax too!
Florida Villas – What’s it Really Like?
There were 5 bedrooms in our Florida villa – we really only needed 3 but the others were useful as we could dump our shopping in one reasdy for packing when we had to leave.
I remembered falling over all the luggage and shopping in our one hotel room as our last holiday progressed and that small space gradually filled up!
The space in a Florida villa is a real luxury. The luxury of your own room, with plenty of toilets and bathroms rather than stumbling over each other in the night to take a trip down the hall.
I had stayed in some nice hotels in the Disney Orlando area. But seeking space and some peace and quiet comes at a price. A suites hotel with a separate bedroom and you’re well over $180 an night. In my villa, I was getting 5 bedrooms and my own private pool for only $100 a night. I’d always looked at Florida villas as ‘luxury’ and unaffordable. How wrong I was! I could have saved myself a fortune by choosing a Florida villa for my Disney Orlando vacation – and I would have had a much better time too!
I’d never stayed in a hotel that I could wander out onto the pool deck and light up the gas grill to cook dinner! Or just pop back to the kitchen to get a cold drink from the refrigerator. The best the average hotel can do is provide a noisy machine at the end of the corridor that stocks everything but your favorite drink and then wants you to pay an inflated price for the privilege!
Give me a Florida villa any time. Space, peace, quiet and privacy allow me and my family to relax and recharge, ready for another hard day in the parks or perhaps and even harder day following my wife around spending what we save by renting a Florida villa!
Villa Plumeria near Miami
A beautiful 4 bedroomed vacation rental villa in a quiet development just off Route 27, 1 mile south of Route 192. Situated a true 10 minutes from Disney’s Animal Kingdom, it is convenient for all the attractions.
This property has its own pool overlooking the golf course as well as access to the private community area at Lake Davenport where there is another pool, games area, picnic and barbeque area as well as a boat ramp and dock for fishing.
A luxury 4 bedrooom home featuring a 30 foot pool in screened lanai to the rear.
Decorated to a very high standard by the owner.
Original art and designer linens
4 bedrooms, 2 doubles and 2 twins for a total of 8 people.
There is a sofa bed so the villa can accommodate its legal maximum of 10 although we recommend that everyone sleeps in their own room – it makes for a much better vacation!
The lounge has a large TV with over 50 channels available and a video player in addition to a selection of books and games. There is also a high chair!
The dining area in the kitchen seats six. In the dining room – formal dinner for six is a breeze and if you fancy eating ‘al fresco’, the dining area on the pool deck seats four.
The pool area itself has loungers and chairs and there are also some pool toys available for the kids!
Towels and bed linens are provided for all rooms.
Beach/pool towels are also provided for your convenience.
The villa also has a washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board and dishwasher.
Huge, Luxurious Florida Villa on Gated Community!
Over 2400 square feet of well appointed living area
The Hamlet at Westhaven 4 bedrooms
Games room with 8’ pool table
Property located on upmarket The Hamlet at Westhaven, a gated community, in Davenport
Sleeps up to 10 adults
A genuine 12 minutes from disney (no rocket sledge required)
Close enough to get to easly, but far enough away to be relaxing
A Florida Dream 4 bed villa with pool and spa
Champion’s Gate and outstanding Golfing Facilities about two miles away
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But There’s More! Our villa, completed in Sep 2005, is situated in a small gated community within an easy drive of Disney and you will not need to hire a rocket powered sledge to get there in 12 minutes (traffic dependent). You’re only a couple of minutes from Champions Gate where there are two top class designed golf courses.
The villa is fully air-conditioned, furnished in a Floridian style and is tastefully decorated.
Outside there is a heated pool and spa, set in an extended deck, together with a lawn to the rear. You will find many opportunities for cycling and walking in the area.
The villa is laid out as follows: Huge master bedroom Suite has an equally impressive master bathroom with shower, twin sinks and bath and walk in wardrobe.
Double garage/Games Room Pool table bar table stools card games, craps, black jack roulette table
Porch leading to an entrance hall and front living room area
A formal dining table which seats six,
Breakfast Nook with Bay Window where you can enjoy your Breakfast.
The open plan kitchen has Corian surfaces
Large fridge freezer has chilled water and ice dispenser in front of the door
Large oven, grill, microwave, dishwasher, double white granite sink, waste disposal
Coffee machine, electric kettle and plenty of crockery, glasses cutlery and tea towels.
The kitchen is well equipped for all your holiday needs.
Dining area with bay window overlooking the Front garden area with palm trees. The tiled floors to kitchen and dining area
Family room, which is fully carpeted area which has a beautiful three Seater two Seater sofa bed
Double patio doors leading to the stunning pool/Spa area, for you to relax after a long day at the Theme Parks
FREE TELEPHONE ANYWHERE IN THE USA
A large gas fired barbecue
All bedrooms have a Flat screen TV DVD Players.
Master bedroom suite has a 28” HD LCD TV with built in DVD player mounted on the wall. We also have A Bose Wave Radio, CD player. The Great room has a state of the art 62 inch Widescreen High Definition TV DVD player and linked to a Cinema Surround Sound System.
The lounge has a 19”wide screen PC, with DVD Re-writer, high-speed internet connection. A separate utility room has the typical US ‘industrial’ washing machine and tumble dryer twenty minute wash cycles and crease free tumble drying, this room also includes ironing board and iron.
A Play station 2 is also provided but renters would need to bring their own games as no games are provided
Detached 1-storey Private Villa with spacious living area
Villa Sleeps 10 Adults
Private Heated Swimming Pool and Spa
A Master Bedroom suite with en-suite bathroom and walk in wardrobe
A Queen Bedroom with en-suite bathroom, Leads onto Pool/Spa Area
Two Twin bedrooms
Brand New Games Room with Pool Table, Cable TV
Free local and International telephone calls
Broadband hook-up in the lounge for lap tops Etc
TVs DVDs in every room and All rooms have Cable TV
Play station 2
Fully equipped kitchen and utility area.
Dining seating to sit up to 10 ideal for evening entertainment
Towels and Bed Linen
In the local area
There is a supermarket (Publix) and a drugstore (Walgreens).
Several dining options including two fast food outlets (McDonald’s and Subway)
French and Italian restaurants and now Chili’s and Denny’s
4 Wal-Mart stores within 10 miles
Beautiful Gated community with it’s own swimming pool, tennis, volley and basketball courts
Perfect location for all Orlando Attractions:Within 10 minutes of Disney’s main gate (MGM Studios, Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Magic Kingdom, plus Downtown Disney and water parks)
2 minutes from the US27 and Interstate
6 minutes to the US192, Kissimmee and Old Town
15 minutes to International Drive and Sea World
20 minutes to Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure
1 hour to Busch Gardens a longer trip but well worth it!!
1 Hour to Kennedy Space Centre this is well worth looking at.
Orlando International Airport is within 25 mins
Sanford Airport is within 40 mins
Make no mistake this is a premium quality villa is run by a professional management company who will ensure you have the holiday of a lifetime.