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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.


Disney Area Rental Homes

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009

If you are looking for Disney Area Rental Homes for your Orlando Vacation, look no further. At DW Vacation Homes, we specialize in finding families the best vacation home for their Orlando Vacation. We have serviced the Orlando Market for nearly 20 years now. That has given us plenty of time to locate to the very best vacation homes.

We can accommodate your family or group regardless of size. All of our Disney Homes come equipped with full kitchens, plenty of space, nice televisions, washer and dryer, home furniture, and you also have the option of having your own private pool. All of the comforts and conveniences of home will be right at your finger tips.

Disney Area Rental Homes are located near the Disney World Resort which makes the trips to and from the parks much quicker and easier. You certainly do not want to be stuck in the Orlando Traffic and what better way to avoid to the traffic than being just minutes from the Disney Theme Parks.

The best vacation homes to rent are located in the Kissimmee Area. Kissimmee Vacation Homes are located closer to Disney than vacation homes in Orlando. Disney World is located in Kissimmee, Florida and not in Orlando, Florida. Although, most people associate Disney with the city of Orlando. If you desire to stay in an Orlando Vacation Home and you plan on visiting the Disney Parks, then, be sure to find out how far your vacation home is from Disney. Another, thing to consider, if you stay in Orlando, is when you will leaving to go to the parks? If you are going during the work week, try not to travel between the hours of 7AM – 9:30 AM and 4:00 PM – 7PM as those are the busiest hours on the roads. Slow moving traffic is common during those times as locals rush to and from work.


Kissimmee Vacation Homes at Disney World – Kissimmee Florida

Tuesday, June 30th, 2009

The last time that we came to Orlando we made the mistake of staying in an Orlando Hotel thinking that we would be close to Disney. We were very wrong. It took us nearly 45 minutes to get to the Magic Kingdom. We took I-4 at about 8:30 AM and it turns out that all of the locals use this road to go to work. All of the local traffic turned a 25 minute drive in 45 minutes. It certainly was not my idea of being of vacation.

Another issue that we had, was that the hotel that we stayed at was not very nice to say the least. We did not look at any pictures online. We had gotten the hotel’s phone number from a travel coupon book in an effort to save money. I think that any money that we thought we were saving got spent in gas on I-4 as we waited in the Orlando traffic. I guess we can all learn from our mistakes.

This time we did things different. No more coupon books and no more Orlando. What we failed to realize is that if you want to go to Walt Disney World, you need to stay in Kissimmee and not Orlando. Kissimmee is the actual city that the Disney resorts and parks are in. So, the vacation home that we are staying in now is less than 10 minutes from the Magic Kingdom. That sure beats 45 minutes of traffic and for a little more money, we are staying in a much nicer place. This time we are staying in Kissimmee Vacation Homes rather than a small outdated hotel. We actually look forward to going back to the vacation home after we get home from the theme parks.

It sure has been a nice vacation this time around. Staying closer to Disney with all the right accommodations has made all the difference between enjoying vacation rather than enduring the vacation. I will look forward to staying in Kissimmee Vacation Homes again for our next Disney vacation.


Vacation Homes Near Disney

Friday, June 19th, 2009

Vacation Homes Near Disney

We were on our second night of our Disney Vacation and we had gone to the Disney Parks for the second straight day. Yesterday we went to Animal Kingdom and today we went to the Magic Kingdom. I never realized how hard it is to visit 2 theme parks 2 days straight. My calves and feet were seriously hurtin’ and I felt like I just ran a marathon. What I did not realize is that I may have just walked one in our 2 days at the Disney theme parks. The average person walks about 10 miles per day so I roughly put in about 20 miles on my tennis shoes. My feet may never forgive me.

Anyhow, we were very tired at the end of our day at the Magic Kingdom and everyone was hungry too. I don’t know about you, but I do not like traffic and long lines at the local vacation “hot spot” restaurant/tourist trap. That’s where my wife’s wisdom kicks in high gear. Before we booked our vacation, my wife thoroughly researched Vacation Homes Near Disney. She new ahead of time that we would need to stay close to Disney to have our best vacation because although it would be fun at the parks, it could be tiring too, and it would be best if we could get home quickly after our day at the Disney theme parks. One of the added bonuses of staying in Vacation Homes Near Disney is that the homes come with fully equipped kitchens so as soon as we got in town we picked up a few snacks and small meals and stored them in the refrigerator. I am so glad that we did this because after our day at the Magic Kingdom, I just wanted eat, relax, unwind and jump in the pool for a few minutes and and I was able to do just that. We sure had a great time at Disney this year and our vacation home near Disney made all the difference.


Disney Rentals | Many options for Renting Near Disney

Friday, June 12th, 2009

Disney Rentals have many options. There are vacation homes, town homes, villas, and hotels for the Orlando area. Depending on the size of your family, you may want to consider a vacation home for your Disney rental.

Vacation homes will offer your family the most space and convenience for your Disney vacation. The average apartment only has about four hundred square feet where vacation homes start at about 1,200 sq. ft. and go up from there. Everyone will be able to wind down in their own personal space. So, if the little ones are sleeping in the car, they can be put straight to bed while the rest of the family can be free to relax, take a shower, grab a late night snack in the kitchen, watch television, play video games, go for a swim in your private pool and get ready for the next day.

Having the extra space really comes in handy for any souvenirs that you may have bought at the theme parks or novelty shops too.

As you can imagine, the extra space really comes in handy for everyone and makes for a much more enjoyable vacation.

If you are looking into Disney Rentals and would like more information, be sure to visit Disney Vacation Homes or call toll free at 1-888-269-0276 to book your vacation today.


Kissimmee Vacation Homes – The Place to Stay for your Disney Vacation

Friday, June 5th, 2009

If you are going to Disney on your family vacation, be sure to check into Kissimmee Vacation Homes. They are the best place to stay at and one of the reasons is that they are located right next to Disney.

When travelers come to Florida for their Orlando Vacation, they often start off in the wrong direction by
picking the wrong city to stay at. What most tourists fail to realize is that The Walt Disney World Resort is located in Kissimmee, Florida and not in Orlando, Florida.

Orlando is located about forty five minutes north of Disney World, and if you travel to or from the theme parks at peek traffic times, the amount of travel time to the park will certainly increase. I don’t know about you, but when I go on my Disney vacation, the last thing that I want to do is spend my time sitting in traffic while getting baked by the hot Florida sun. I plan on enjoying my vacation and not adding more frustration to my life while there.

Here are some other things to think about when deciding if you should say in Orlando Vacation Homes or Kissimmee Vacation Homes.

When you are at the Disney parks for a full day, you will get tired and fatigued and if you did not wear sunscreen you may get sun burnt too. The family is going to be very tired at the end of the day, some may be hungry or thirsty, others sleepy (if they are not sleeping already), some are going to want to take a shower when they get back to the vacation home, some will want to relax and unwind, and others will go straight to bed. After the family gets in the car, you don’t want to drive for 45 minutes to get everyone unloaded and off to bed. You really want that trip to be as short as possible. That’s why the short fifteen minute drive to your Kissimmee Vacation Home just makes more sense.

So, when you are out their shopping for the right vacation home to stay in, make sure that it’s in Kissimmee. If you are planning a vacation to the Orlando area theme parks, we would love to help you by selecting the best vacation home for your family. Our Vacation packages are the best way to save money on your vacation. Give us a call at 1-888-269-0276. Our vacation specialists are standing by to assist you.


Walt Disney World Vacation Homes

Wednesday, May 20th, 2009

If you are planning on traveling to the Orlando area for your family vacation, you will want to look into Walt Disney World Vacation Homes when considering where you want to stay on your vacation.

Staying in a vacation home near Walt Disney World is a great option for many reasons and here are just a couple:

The theme parks are very large and require a lot of energy and patience to go through. A park visitor can easily walk 8 to 12 miles in a single day while exposed to the Florida sun for 8 hours or so. Needless to say, this can take a lot out of you by the end of the day and you do not want to travel far so that you can rest. Our Walt Disney World Vacation Homes are located only 15 to 20 minutes from the park entrance which makes for a quick trip home after a long day at the parks and that makes things easier for everyone.

Once you get back to your Walt Disney World Vacation Home, there is no better place to be. You and your family will have all the space that you need to relax and unwind and if you are up to it, you can take a swim in your own private pool too.

Walt Disney World Vacation Homes are a great way to save money because rather than paying the theme parks to entertain you each day of your vacation, you can take a day or two and stay at the vacation home that has its own pool and kitchen. You don’t have to run around the streets looking for something to eat. Now, that sounds like a vacation to me.