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Taking Off to a Orlando Holiday Home

It is almost September, which means the end of summer is nigh. If you live in a cooler climate then that change is a little markedly different than the transition to fall in Orlando. The weather usually never dips below 70, so rather than warm up with a cup of cocoa, Florida residents are more likely to take a dip in the pool. Even in winter the weather is balmy and fresh– perfect for outdoor activities and visiting the amazing amusement and theme parks in Orlando. For some, they are the biggest draw in the city, even in the entire state. There is something really magical about the parks that bring people in from all around the world. However, that’s definitely not the only perk that Orlando has. There are so many things to do, so it is a perfect vacation destination for just about anyone. There is something that everyone will enjoy, guaranteed.

A vacation rental is a great idea any time of the year. If you are regretting not taking a trip this summer and are dreading the idea of bundling up for the winter months, then you can extend your window for beautiful weather by heading to Orlando or Kissimmee. There are many different types of holiday homes and villa holidays that are available. At the end of the summer season there are often more availabilities and much better nightly prices. I don’t mean that summer rates are expensive. Any time of the year you can stay in a holiday house for less than the cost of a comparable hotel room. But when the tourist season slows, that’s when you can really find a great deal on a rental home. And if you’re someone that doesn’t love crowds and long lines, then waiting until the end of summer is actually a good idea. You can get to the front of attraction lines at any of the amazing Orlando theme parks. You can miss the traffic on the way to the beach. And you can have your pick of the best shopping and restaurants in the city. Even flights into Orlando get cheaper in the fall. The price point on everything goes lower after summer, but all of the perks, amenities, and attractions are still there. You just don’t have to share them with so many other people!

And there’s also plenty to do within your own vacation rental by owner or holiday house. If you’re naturally a homebody then you can spend time reading in your living room, enjoying coffee in the fully-equipped eat-in kitchen. There are many different rentals that also come with private outdoor areas like BBQ pits, private pools and spas, so you might spend some time relaxing outdoors. If your rental is located in a resort community then there is even more that you can do outside! Nature parks, lagoon pools, tennis courts! The list goes on and on, so come on down see for yourself what Orlando vacation rentals have to offer.

 


Party and Nightlife with Florida Vacation Homes

The nightlife, clubs, and bars in Orlando are some of the best in the world. People come from all around the country to enjoy the amazing attractions like the beaches and the theme parks, but many people don’t realize that the city takes on a new face at night and offers an incredible nightlife scene. People who stay in holiday homes and vacation rentals can more easily enjoy the drinks, the dancing, and the music because they are located near downtown and have more flexibility than if they were to stay in a hotel. Plus you can even bring some of the nightlife to your own holiday home!

Many vacationers to Orlando and Kissimmee would normally stay in a hotel, but savvy travelers know that the best way to find accommodations is to look for entire houses for rent by owner. If you are traveling in a group then you will end up saving hundreds if not thousands of dollars through renting a holiday home. Plus you will have so much more to look forward to! You get a kitchen, a living room, extra bedrooms, and even outdoor areas with pools, spas, tennis courts– even five star golf courses if you’re lucky. With everything to do during the day in Florida vacation rentals and considering all of the things to do in Orlando, you might think you’ll be too worn out to go out at night anyways. Even if you’re like me and think that a night on the couch with a glass of Chardonnay is exciting enough, going out at least once in Orlando is definitely worth it.

Vacation rentals are located in the best parts of Orlando and Kissimmee. Hotels are often on the outskirts of the city and the closer you get the more expensive they get. However, with holiday houses and villa holidays you get to be located near all of the best shopping, dining, and attractions in the city. It usually is just a few minute drive to Disney World for example and shopping malls are located in every direction possible. And if you do want to go out at night taxi rides are quick and inexpensive. You can hail a cab from your living room and have a drink while you wait. With a living room with HD TVs you can enjoy some low key socializing with your group before you leave. You might even make a night of it some other day. When you do you go out you can stay up all night or just hit a few venues. It’s totally up to you because coming home is just a short trek with a taxi. And if you’re anything like my group of friends, some people inevitably want to stay out later and some people want to go home and change into sweatpants– that works perfectly with vacation rentals. Everyone can vacation exactly how they like and spending time in the rental is actually nice, unlike a hotel. Remember to always drink responsibly and never drink and drive!

 


Sharing a Vacation Rental with Friends

If you’re the type of person who always has room at your table for friends and guests, then a vacation rental is perfect for sharing with friends. Booking several hotel rooms for you and a big party can get very expensive. Plus, you’ll be separated for at least half of your vacation. And who wants to spend time all cramped into one hotel room? A holiday home is perfect for social people who want to spend an amazing Florida vacation together. When you book a hotel room you get the single room and not much more space than the closet and washroom. When you book a holiday home you set yourself up for an amazing, fun vacation. You get your large sized bedrooms with queen and king mattresses. You also get a fully equipped kitchen to cook meals or prepare snacks whenever you like. You also get a living room for entertaining and spending time together. There are often large screen TVs if you just want a little relaxation time.

There are so many different types of vacation rentals by owner and regular rental homes to choose from. You can find rental apartments, to rental condos, to full size luxury villas. You can fit two people in an apartment and up to fourteen people in a rental villa. You will often spend the same amount for a large sized villa that you would spend to book a hotel room. When you stop and consider the number of rooms you would need for a group that large then you can really see why booking a vacation rental together makes the most sense. If you wanted seven rooms for fourteen people you would be spending a fortune, but if you split the cost of a holiday home between a large group, then you will end up spending only dollars a day for you accommodations, as opposed to thousands of dollars each week. That means that you can extend your vacation for as long as you like. The prices are so reasonable and the amenities are so amazing that you can stay in Orlando and Kissimmee for as long as you like.

Rental homes make the most sense when it comes to Orlando vacations. A lot of people don’t consider them because they’ve never tried them before. However, once you do you will realize that it is the best way to vacation. You get so much more for so much less than a hotel. You get multiple bedrooms, a fully equipped kitchen and living room. Plus you can often get a rental with outdoor areas like BBQ pits, backyards, and private pools and spas. Even if you don’t find a rental with all of that most holiday homes in Orlando and Kissimmee will give you access to community pools, spas, athletic and recreational facilities and a ton of other amenities and perks. So if you decide to rental a holiday home for your vacation, you can expect a lot more than you could ever get from a standard hotel room.

 


Sunny Skies are Here to Stay

Fall is already upon us. Children will be headed back to school soon. Vacation hours will be used up (hopefully) and the amazing weather of summer will be replaced by the cool and calm of autumn. If you were lucky this summer then you had a chance to vacation somewhere beautiful with friends or family. If you haven’t gotten around to visiting a new place for a holiday, you still have time to visit Orlando. The weather here is beautiful all year round, so you won’t have to rush to miss the coming of fall. Though you may have to hurry if you want to beat the back to school rush and the end of vacation season. Renting a holiday home is incredibly easy and perfect for a last minute getaway. Especially if you want to stay connected during your vacation, holiday homes offer a lot of flexibility and allow you to work and play on your own schedule.

I think one of the great aspects of vacation rentals is how nice they are to actually spend time in. I doubt most people could stand spending more than a couple waking hours in their hotel rooms. With rental homes it’s different. These houses are large and beautifully decorated. They are filled with light and have all the amenities and utilities that you would ever need in your home. They are also near the best attractions in Orlando. So whether you want a quiet, relaxed vacation, an exciting, fun-filled vacation, or a little bit of both, it’s all possible with Florida vacation rentals.

If you’re the type of person who likes to spend the mornings reading the paper and drinking coffee, then you can spend time in the spacious living room of your holiday home. If you have more active members in your vacation party, then they can enjoy a swim in the community Olympic or lagoon pools. The kids can have a blast in the clubhouses and arcades that are available at many different vacation rental properties. There is something for everyone and because you are renting an entire house as opposed to a single hotel room, it gives everyone autonomy, privacy and comfort all for the same price. Now that’s hard to beat if you ask me.

And just remember, all of those amenities are included in your rental home. Resort style communities are very popular, because they give their members and vacation renters all of these amazing perks to share. You won’t have to worry about safety as these communities are almost all gated and have 24 hour security. That’s not to say you shouldn’t leave occasionally to explore the rest or Orlando. There are so many things to do that you could spend an entire month in a vacation rental by owner or a luxury villa and still have a long list of fun activities to do. So, if you want to come for a last minute vacation, now is the time! Then again, any time of the year works for an amazing Orlando vacation.

 


Orlando Vacation Homes: Perfect for a Florida Adventure

If you’ve never stayed in a vacation rental, then you are missing out. There is something so refreshing and liberating about renting an entire house as opposed to just a hotel room. You might think that’s true but know that renting an entire holiday home would take you to the cleaners. I mean it only makes sense that a hotel room would cost less than a vacation rental that has several bedrooms, several bathrooms, a kitchen, living room, and additional space for you and your party. Well that’s not the case! You can take a look at the nightly rates on our website to see for yourself. When you start to consider the fact that each vacation rental can accommodate more than the four people you could cram into a hotel room, that’s where you really start to see savings. Spending your vacation in a hotel room with several other people can be cramped, messy, and leave you with no privacy or freedom to enjoy your vacation the way you want to.

If you think about your normal hotel-vacation day, then you have to plan out what you’re going to do in the morning and then stick with the plan, because everyone needs to stay together and come back together to the hotel room. No one would want to stick around the hotel, even if the other people wanted to do something they weren’t interested in. That’s not true when it comes to holiday homes and villa holidays. These houses are beautiful and clean and anyone could have an excellent day at home. If you’re anything like me and my family, then you have different interests– and while the kids might have a blast at a theme park, dad may have more fun spending time by the pool and mom might be more excited to go shopping or go to the museum. If you stay in a vacation rental then that’s all possible. Most rentals are located within resort communities so that means you’ll have access to all the perks and amenities of a five star hotel, like pools, spas, recreational and athletic facilities.

So that’s perfect for dad. Most of these rentals even vacation rentals by owner are conveniently located to all the best attractions in Orlando. That means the kids can ride all of the roller coasters at Universal and see all there is to offer at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Because these parks are only a few minutes away, you won’t have to worry about the kids. And with convenient parking mom can spend a day shopping with friends. And when you do find something you can all do together like spending a night out on the town, then you can easily do that as well. There is so much freedom in holiday homes and Florida villas. The offer incredible value and so much more than a regular hotel room. If you’ve ever thought about visiting Florida, then an Orlando vacation rental is the perfect way to stay. You won’t be sorry that you booked.


The Best Way to Enjoy Orlando Vacation Rentals

Summer already seems to be winding down but that doesn’t mean that vacation season is winding down. School is still out for a while and holidays can still be had, especially in Orlando and Kissimmee. Even if you don’t have kids, staying in a vacation rental for your holiday is a great idea! You can stay in a beautiful rental home for the same price as a hotel room. These rentals come in all sizes and in various locations around central Florida. There are so many to choose from it’s easy to find the perfect vacation rental for any group, for any length of time, and on any budget. They are great no matter what you’re planning on doing because they offer great flexibility and of course great rates– so you can spend more on the things you love.

If you are just a couple or two friends then you can stay in an apartment rental. These rentals have everything you need. They come with a fully-equipped kitchen and some even have living space. These are great for people who want to be out and about during the day. Their great rates mean that you can spend more on entertainment and dining and not have to waste your budget on hotel room rates. They are great because they offer more privacy and more convenience than a hotel. These rentals are often located within resort communities. That means that you can have all the amenities and perks of a five star hotel in a small gated community. You’ll have access to pools and spas, athletic facilities, recreational centers and much, much more.

If you are staying with a larger group, then you can be easily accommodated in a holiday home or villa holiday. This is where the savings really add up. Booking multiple hotel rooms for your group would really eat into your budget for your vacation. By renting one Florida villa or holiday home you end up saving a fortune! I don’t know about you, but I would rather spend my vacation budget on dinners, entertainment and souvenirs, not a hotel room. Hotels can be nice, but that’s not the part of my vacation that I would remember.

The best parts of vacation in Florida are visiting the many different theme and amusement parks. There are so many things to do at each one that you could stay for a month and still not get bored. You can visit the many pristine beaches along Florida’s extensive coast. Vacation rentals are conveniently located so whether you’re heading to the Magic Kingdom or to the Atlantic coast you’ll only be a short drive away. Plus, you’ll be near amazing shopping and dining and other attractions. So before you think that the summer is over and you’ll have to wait until next year for an amazing world class vacation, think Florida vacation rentals. You’ll be able to book right away and stay for as long as you like– at these rates, you might just move in!

 


Spending a Week in an Orlando Holiday Home

If you’ve ever wanted to visit Orlando, now is the time! The summer season isn’t over yet, but there is still lots of fun to be had in the hot Florida sun. Everything is a little less crowded, but everyone still has lots of energy and the excitement of summer vacation has not died down yet. It is incredibly easy to rent a vacation home or holiday home in Orlando or Kissimmee for a week. But of course you could stay a couple days or a whole month! There is no wrong way to vacation and there is surely no time limit on how many days you spend in Florida. And with a vacation rental, it is easy, affordable, and convenient. You can often rent an entire house for the same price as a hotel room. You might not think that it is possible, but there are so many different rentals for you to choose from at amazing nightly prices.

Staying a week is a great idea because it allows you to get acclimated and get a little bit of a routine. Plus staying in an Orlando vacation house allows you to get a real feel for the city and the neighborhood. Staying in a hotel can be so sterile that you don’t really get the full experience. Orlando is a great city to vacation in because it is so tourist friendly, and there are so many amazing attractions for you to visit. A week is hardly enough to experience it all, but it’s more than enough time to have a complete blast at the best restaurants, shopping malls, theme and attraction parks, beaches, pools, spas, clubs… the list goes on and on when you start talking about what Orlando has to offer. So a week would be enough time to experience a lot that there is in Orlando. Of course that’s not to say that you couldn’t stay longer. At the prices you’ll find with holiday homes and even luxury villas you could spend the entire summer in Florida.

If you do decide to stay for a week with family or friends, I would highly recommend visiting a couple of the theme parks in Orlando. I love the Magic Kingdom and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. There are also amazing beaches just a short drive from most vacation rentals by owner and holiday homes. I would definitely recommend spending a day in a beach town enjoying the surf and some great beach food. If you are more of a homebody, then I would stay in a vacation rental that is located within a resort community. You can spend time in your own holiday rental and then enjoy a host of amenities and perks within your own gated community. There are countless things to do all in the comfort of the resort community. There are pools, spas, clubhouses and athletic facilities like tennis, basketball, and volleyball courts. Some of these communities even have their own cafes, restaurants, and movie theatres!


Waking Up in a Florida Vacation Rental

When I stay in a hotel I often feel groggy and like I want to stay in bed. I think that because hotels are just transient accommodations, they don’t give us the same sense of reality that our own bedrooms provide. I also usually don’t get a good sense of the area when I stay in a hotel. While hotels can be nice for a couple nights. Staying in them gives you such a disconnect between what the real feel of the destination is and your own experience. When you end up going back to a hotel every night, you aren’t getting the full picture. Staying a vacation rental, lets you vacation like a local. What does that mean exactly? Locals often don’t take advantage of what is in their own city. That’s a shame because many people would love to experience the sights, sounds, smells, and tastes in their own city, but are too busy or just don’t consider those activities as priorities, even when they are right under their own noses.

But, as a visitor to Orlando, you have access to all of the amazing amenities and attractions in the city. And because you don’t pass by these things everyday, you won’t have that same lackluster idea of all of the things in Orlando. Staying in a rental home allows you to experience everything you can think of during the day and then come home to a real house. It might sound trivial, but the difference between checking into your hotel room and unlocking your front door is profound. Staying in your own holiday house gives you the freedom and flexibility to vacation exactly the way you want to. You don’t have to go out every day, because let’s be honest, who would ever want to spend time in their hotel room? Maybe you could hang out in the lobby or the onsite restaurant, but then you don’t have any privacy, and there’s no guarantee there are even spaces you can use (or want to use). In a vacation rental by owner, you will have all the space you need. A dining and living room for socializing and relaxing. A fully equipped kitchen to cook as you please. You won’t have to worry about your meals every day cooped up in a hotel room. You have all the freedom in the world to cook, to pack lunch or eat out. A lot of vacation rentals are located within resort communities, some of which have their own restaurants, clubhouses, and cafes within the gated community. Talk about convenience and luxury combined.

You will be shocked at the difference, when you wake up in a king sized bed in your very own vacation rental. There is nothing quite like feeling at home a thousand miles away from home. That’s exactly the feeling that you’ll get from a holiday home or vacation rental in Orlando. Your vacation is all about you so why not set yourself up to have the best summer holiday of all time in a Florida vacation rental.


Finding Your Way to an Orlando Vacation

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A lot of people don’t think of Florida as their dream vacation destination. I think a lot of that has to do with stereotypes about Florida. Some of them have merit, but whatever faults people may find in Florida, the sparkling city of Orlando stands above everything negative with all of the amazing amenities and things to do for vacationers. Another reason people might not consider Florida, is that it is so close to home. Americans travel far and wide for their tropical summer vacations, but they don’t stop and consider that there are destinations right under their nose. Well maybe not right under, but very conveniently located! From the west coast a flight is only 5 hours long.

A vacation rental is just as convenient to book. Using our site you can find the perfect holiday home for you. There are always available rentals, but because summer is busy it’s always better to book quickly or as soon as you can. Finding a cheap flight and inexpensive accommodations is super easy! That is a great relaxing start to a vacation. You shouldn’t have to stress about all of the plans and preparations. I think that vacation should be all about relaxation and that’s just not possible if you have to think about endless details and schedules and itineraries. With vacation rentals owner or holiday houses, you get a one stop shopping experience that will set you up to have the most amazing Florida vacation.

Florida villas are a great value if you are traveling in a group. For a group of 14 you would have to book 7 hotel room in the worst case scenario. The cost of the hotel rooms plus the food you would have to buy would be so astronomically expensive you couldn’t enjoy the rest of your vacation in good conscious. That being said you don’t have to travel with the entire family to make a holiday house worth it. There are house rentals and apartment rentals that are perfect for a couple or for two friends. They often have access to world class amenities that would also cost a fortune anywhere else. For example you would be able to use the pool, spa, and clubhouse that the particular resort community shares. This a great way to spend your time if you would like a relaxing and rejuvenating experience during vacation.

Holiday houses allow you all of the flexibility of staying in your very own home, but with access to all of the amazing things there are to do in Orlando. If you are like me then you will be spending most of your time in and around your vacation rental. I like the spend my vacation reading, cooking healthy, spending time with my loved ones and exercising. I find that after a week of that type of schedule, I feel ready to tackle anything. Of course that vacation isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. You could spend all of your time outside and exploring the theme parks in Orlando. You could do more cultural activities like visiting museums and theatres. There are so many different ways to enjoy a vacation rental in Orlando so book your Florida villa or rental home today!


The Perfect Time to Book Your Vacation Rental in Orlando

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What a lovely day it is here in sunny Orlando, Florida. The suns out. It’s in the 80s with a breeze running through the trees. Of course, it might be just as sunny and warm where you are right now. But the difference is, the people in Orlando have designed their lifestyle around the heat and the sun. There is so much fun to be had in summer in Orlando, because there are so many ways to be outside enjoying the weather. There are the amazing beaches on both coasts. There are the pools, spas, parks, and nature areas. There are lots of outdoor shopping malls and almost every restaurant has outdoor seating. Maybe the best way to beat the heat is to fly by on a rollercoaster! The possibilities are endless in Florida and the perfect time to book (not that there’s a bad time) is right now! A vacation rental can get you comfortably and luxuriously accommodated to enjoy the best vacation of your life.

A villa plus vacation will have all the amenities you can dream of while a holiday home will feel like your very own space in the vacation capital of the world. Why would you want to settle on a hotel when you can have an entire house with all the fixings for the same price? If you were considering booking two hotel rooms for a larger party, then a vacation home makes much more sense. You will save so much money that can be used for better purposes during your vacation. There is no reason to shell out a fortune just to sleep in a hotel room. You can use your Florida villa or rental home for so much more than just sleeping. It can be a little vacation in itself. Holiday homes are beautiful and have everything that you could need. That includes spacious and comfortable living room, fully equipped, eat in or gourmet kitchens. Plus outdoor space. Luxury villas often come with a private pool and hot tub for your personal relaxation and fun. Think about sharing a pool with a hotel full of tourists. Hotel pools are almost always crowded and they have specific hours for use. Plus, with all those people hotel pools are usually somewhat questionable when it comes to hygiene. Think about relaxing in the evening or getting a morning swim in all in the comfort of your very own vacation rental is a possibility. It’s much more affordable that most people would think.

Because hotel prices go up in the summer you will be paying much more for a room in July and August. In fact, Orlando is such a popular summer destination, that most hotels are booked up. Don’t think of renting a holiday home as settling. It is the next step up when it comes to vacation accommodations. You will pay less for so much more and if it’s your first vacation rental, then you will be turned on to a completely new and improved way to spending your holidays.

 


How to Enjoy a Vacation in an Orlando Holiday Home

 

There are so many things to do in Orlando. It’s no wonder that it is such a popular tourist destination. There are plenty of other reasons why it attracts travelers and vacationers from around the world. The weather is amazing any time of year. The people are friendly. There are beaches, pools, and spas everywhere you look. The food is amazing and every restaurant is a culinary experience. Plus there is amazing shopping all over the state. But, I digress– the point is there are so many different way that you can enjoy a vacation in Orlando. With so many different options, there are an infinite number of combinations when it comes to shopping, dining, and attractions. You will be surprised at how varied vacationers’ experiences are.

A vacation rental allows you all the freedom in the world. Think about transporting your home from your city to Orlando. You would have a completely different outlook than if you were to arrive and stay in a hotel. Holiday homes allow you to live like native when you want to and just be a local when you need to. You can spend all your time out on the town and traveling around the state. But you can also spend a lot of time at home enjoying the quiet, relaxing comforts that you will get in all holiday houses. Rental homes in Orlando are a much better option than hotels. Hotels are expensive and cramped in the summer. Plus the prices are just outrageous. Only the most privileged travelers would be able to book a hotel room for a week in good conscious. There wouldn’t be any money left over for anything else during your vacation. And with so many different things to experience in Florida, some pocket money can really go a long way. Staying in a house rental can mean the difference between eating packaged food in your hotel room or spending a night out, wining and dining in Orlando.

I often think of all the amazing things folks would be able to do with the money they’d save if they stayed in a rental home. Because the cost is all inclusive you can have your entire group stay in one rental and save a fortune. Instead of paying a fortune for a couple of hotel rooms, you can pay for a very reasonable per-night holiday home. With dining and living spaces, there is really just no comparison. With money saved you and your family can go to Disney World Orlando for the day. There are several different themed areas within the park so you could spend days exploring all the rides, attractions, shops, and exhibits there. When you start to consider how many different theme parks there are in Orlando, and the fact that each one has several different sections, you can see why so many people love to spend their time exploring them. The fun is really limitless and with a weekly pass, you can gain access to multiple parks for incredible savings. That’s just one idea of what you can do with your savings. There are so many things you can do if you stay in an Orlando holiday house.