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Disney World Vacation Homes

Friday, January 15th, 2010

A question always arises….what is the difference between Disney World Vacation Homes verses my residence. The answer is simple, all of the vacation homes found at dwvacationhomes.com have their own private pool, other than that they are identical to anyone’s residence.

To go a step further, understand that your kitchen in a vacation home in Orlando is fully equipped. It has an oven, stove, refrigerator, microwave, freezer, toaster, coffee pot, all your silverware, plate ware, glasses, and kitchen utensils. The dining area is fully equipped as well.

All of the accommodations have at least two televisions. One is generally in the great room with the second in the master. Many vacation home investors put more televisions in their units, but that is simply a matter of taste.

The bedrooms in most vacation homes are such that you will find a large bed in the master and generally twins in the other bedrooms. Just as I say that…there are many homes I have seen that have actually had two masters, so here you would have two large beds and then the rest twins. The reason for the twins is to accommodate the children in the party.

The key to a nice vacation home is your private pool and lanai. The executive homes which are quite popular, offer an upgrade in pool furniture and pool amenities. If you desire to spend considerable time out by the pool, you may choose an executive home over a standard model.

Location of Disney World Vacation Homes is vital. You don’t want to be driving all over the city when the kids want to see Mickey. All of our vacation pool homes are located inside a 14 minute radius to the entrance to Disney World.

When considering a vacation pool home this year, make sure of its location, the age of the property and check the nightly rates….a few answers to the logical questions will serve you well.


Why rent a vacation pool home?

Monday, December 28th, 2009

I had this question posed to me at breakfast this morning. The query from my good friend was: Why rent a Disney Vacation rental? My response to him was: Why…not?

It is not hard to look at the many attractive reasons for such accommodations. One they are relatively new to the market, two, they offer significantly more space for the family to enjoy their vacation rather than being cramped in a 20 x 20 hotel room, the amenity package such as a full kitchen and your own private swimming pool are huge benefit…and finally, the nightly rates due to the economic slow-down are quite attractive now.

Really, when we break it out…it is hard not to say “why not” in answering the why rent a vacation pool home in Orlando.
I mentioned earlier most homes found at www.dwvacationhomes.com are relatively new. All of the vacation homes we rent were built in this decade. This means our oldest homes are inside of nine years old. Almost all of our executive homes were constructed in 2005 to 2007 so they are almost brand new. This is a huge plus for the vacationer for who wouldn’t want to live in a new home rather than an older one?

There is significantly more space in a home. The average 3BR/2BA home is about 1,800 sq ft. That is a little over 4.5 times the size of a traditional hotel room. This huge amount of space allows all members of the family to enjoy their vacation without being under each other’s foot. Further with a four bedroom executive home, you get 3 baths…the extra baths cut down dramaticly on the time needed for the family to get ready for the day’s upcoming activities.

That full kitchen will save your budget. You desire to economize on this year’s Disney vacation, you will find that having your own kitchen will save the family of four upwards to $40 a day just in breakfast cost alone. If you add in a dinner or two spent at home around your private pool, you can add another $75 per day to the savings total. What a great way to economize and hurdle the high costs of attraction tickets? Definitely renting your own private pool home is an easy way to bring your vacation budget in line.

It is a known fact that having your own private pool will enhance the entire family’s vacation experience. So many times we receive testimonial letters from our guests thanking us for suggesting a private vacation pool home as a “better option” than renting a hotel in the Orlando market. Many parents have said that the kids looked forward to coming home each afternoon from a day at the parks for the pool offered a continuation of the good times enjoyed throughout the day.

Finally, since we on the budget….we need to be reminded that the nightly costs of a three bedroom vacation home with your own private pool is as affordable as a three star hotel room close to Disney World. That’s right! Due to the recession and the vast inventory of vacation pool homes in the Orlando market, prices have been slashed to where they are literally a steal.

If you and your family are considering a Disney World vacation this year, you definitely want to explore the renting of a vacation pool home that is available to you at www.dwvacationhomes.com…you will be glad you did.


Disney Condos – A Great Vacation Choice

Friday, September 4th, 2009

If you have ever stayed in a hotel with your kids, then, you will certainly appreciate this article. The average Orlando hotel size is only 400 square feet. I bet you didn’t realize that. But if you have a couple of kids like us, it feels more like 200 square feet or more like an overgrown closet.

Early this Summer we went to a hotel owned by Disney and I was disappointed in not only the size but the hotel itself. I didn’t realize Disney owned 2 star hotels. I guess that you are supposed to just be happy that you are staying on Disney property. The hotel walls seemed paper thin. It was certainly a shotgun style hotel room. We could hardly get around the room without running into each other.

Well, we certainly learned form that experience. Just last weekend we decided to try something different and we chose a Disney condo. Now this Disney condo was not owned by Disney but was very close to all the Disney parks. The experience was night and day when compared staying at a Disney hotel.

For starters, everyone had their own room. Now, there’s a great idea, and the place had to be about 3 times larger than the hotel and I just couldn’t believe the prices. It cost less than the hotel at Disney. We paid just $89 a night for the Disney condo rather then $99 for the undersized hotel.

It was a great experience for sure. Everyone loved it. If you are considering renting a Disney condo, don’t think twice. They are a hidden jem in the Orlando vacation market.


Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party

Friday, August 28th, 2009

With Universal Studios and Busch Gardens capturing the teen market for Halloween, Disney has opted for a far less frightening experience geared towards much younger park attendees. The event is called Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party and is sure to scare no one. But then again, that’s the point. This year the event lasts 24 days and as always it is filled with lots of not so scary fun.

Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party allows children to dress up in costumes, collect candy, ride all the Disney rides and even meet Disney characters who are dressed for the occasion throughout the park. Fireworks occur at the end of every evening of the event and there is a specially themed parade called the Mickey’s “Boo-to-You” Halloween Parade.

If children are planning to wear a costume, Disney requests that the costume not impair the child’s visibility or movement to help prevent any accidents and so the child can better take in the event. You must admit that it would not be fun for anyone if a costume prohibited the child from riding their favorite ride because the safety harness would not fit around your little Sponge Bob or perhaps they missed the whole parade because they were dressed as a venus fly trap. Because this event is catered to younger children, costumes should not scary.

This year’s Halloween Party occurs on the following dates:

• September 4, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25, 29
• October 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 12, 13, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31
• November 1


Cheap Tickets to the Disney World Theme Parks

Friday, August 14th, 2009

Cheap Tickets to the Disney World Theme Parks are not easy to find. Why? Because Disney wants you to buy your theme park tickets from them and not other ticket vendors. Disney simply refuses to be undersold for their own product. Think about it. Disney would be foolish for trying to sell their tickets for $80 while the local competition only charges $60. If that were the case, then Disney would not sell any tickets at their parks. With theme parks attendance on the decline due to the economy, you can bet that Disney wants every dollar that they can get without losing it to local competition. Having said all of that, you can still save money on your Disney Tickets and get them on the cheap. Here’s how.

At DW VACATION HOMES, we sell our Disney Tickets cheap by including them in a vacation package. In our Disney vacation packages, you get your tickets and lodging together. Our lodging options include condos, villas, town homes and single family homes. We can accommodate families and groups of all sizes. By selling you a vacation package, we are able to mark down our ticket prices and pass the savings on to you. Most companies either sell tickets or lodging, and that is why they are limited in the money that they can save your family.

We are confident that you will not be able to save any more money on your Disney Vacation from another company on any property that we represent. Take a look at our current pricing and compare shop. You can book your package online or you can give us a call at 1-888-269-0276 to talk to one of our reservation specialists who can answer any questions that you may have.