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How many people can stay in a vacation home near Disney World

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

If you’re planning Traveling in a large group always has its pros and cons. Savvy travelers know of all the great airline discounts and special rates available for parties over six people. While the discounts come in handy, they don’t remove one of the main challenges of traveling in a large group- finding lodging accommodations for one single unit.
Vacation homes can house 6 to 12 people comfortably, while Walt Disney World Resorts offer suites designed to sleep four people, and they cost as much as $175 per night, with a $25 surcharge for each additional guest over four.. For the same price as one night in the eight-person, Sugar loaf suite at Disney’s Grand Floridian, you can reserve five days in a vacation home with five fully furnished bedrooms, five bathrooms, 2,500 square feet of living space, a private spool, private spa, an outdoor bbq grill to enjoy a poolside cookout, a TV in every bedroom, a widescreen TV, DVD player, playstation video game console, a formal dining room to enjoy dinners together and a garage to keep your car clean and safe.
Vacation homes provide a relaxing and intimate setting unmatched by any of Disney’s resorts. With a Disney World vacation home, you’ll never have to worry about agreeing on the TV show or movie to watch, or if you’re keeping the rest of the group awake. Even the most exclusive Disney resorts can’t guarantee you’ll enjoy a night of quality sleep without being woken from rowdy and loud neighbors next door.
Imagine how stressed and cramped you’ll feel if you try to squeeze 6 people into a resort suite designed for 4 people. In a vacation home, your group will enjoy the extra space and you won’t have to worry about who your kids run into once they leave their bedroom. A vacation home gives parents the peace of mind that their kids don’t have to stay in one room in order to avoid strangers. Those are just a few of the many ways a vacation home will reduce your stress and increase your pleasure during your Orlando vacation.


What comes standard in a Disney World rental home?

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

When you compare the value of a Walt Disney World resort compared to an Orlando vacation home, you should consider the standard amenities offered . For example, the typical Disney resort costs 5-to-10 times as much as many Disney area vacation homes in the Orlando area, but they don’t offer much more than a bed, bathroom and a TV.
Imagine if you could cut your food budget for vacation in half. By cooking a few meals in a kitchen at a vacation home, you can slash hundreds of dollars off your weekly expenses. With the money saved from you food budget, you can apply that money to enjoy more of Orlando’s shops and attractions.
When it comes to supplies and household necessities, you can find Orlando vacation home agencies that provide kitchen supplies and accessories that will save you on your daily expenses. For example, one vacation homes agency’s standard amenities include a stove, refrigerator, microwave, dishwasher, blender, coffee maker, toaster, electric can opener, electric mixer, pots & pans, tea kettle, dishes, glasses, silverware, cooking utensils and a gas BBQ grill.
Vacation homes offer other perks in addition to the money you’ll save on your food budget. With standard appliances such as a washer and dryer, ironing board a laundry basket, you can wash your clothes in the middle of the week and save some space in your luggage to pack souvenirs and gifts.
Remember, there are many different vacation home agencies to choose from when you’re planning your trip to Orlando. To ensure you’re booking a house that comes with the items and furnishings your family will appreciate, be sure to review the standard amenities on the website, or ask for a list from your travel agent.
As you evaluate vacation homes according to their daily or weekly rates, be sure to factor in the money saved on standard amenities. You may find a vacation home agency that offers a house of identical size to your alternative, but if it doesn’t come furnished and stocked with necessities, you’ll wish you had devoted more time to researching your choices.


Orlando town home or a Disney Condo?

Tuesday, April 20th, 2010

If you’re traveling with a family or group, one of the most important questions you’ll face when you’re planning your vacation to Disney World and Orlando is “Where should we stay?”
With thousands of resorts, hotels, condos and homes to choose from, the answer depends on your groups needs and preferences. For example, if you’re traveling with a group of six to eight family members, you’ll probably be much more comfortable in a setting that’s very similar to your arrangements at home.
If you prefer to keep your daily routine and arrangements as close to your regular routine as possible, a town home could be the best choice for your journey. As you plan your daily events with your group, you should ask important questions and consider how much personal space and time you’ll need throughout the week. For example, if you’re traveling with your wife and several kids, you should consider how much private space the young kids will need when they want to play with their toys, watch a movie or play outdoors. You should also consider how much quiet time you’ll want to spend at the end of your busy travel day. If you prefer to stay away from loud and crowded places, a 3or 4 bedroom vacation town home is probably the best choice for your Orlando vacation.
Disney resorts confine you to one or two rooms, and after a couple days cooped up together in small living quarters, you’ll be on edge and more likely to fight with the rest of the group. Resorts and condos may not provide sufficient space to keep everyone’s personal and private space respected.
A main advantage town homes offer is the standard amenities that they come with. Resorts rarely offer as many amenities as town homes and condos may not offer the outdoor perks of a town home. For example, a vacation home often comes with a private pool, kitchen appliances and entertainment centers you can’t find in a resort or a condo.
Disney area condos are better suited for young couples or small groups that are looking to save money.