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How close are the vacation home communities to Disney World, Universal Studios, and SeaWorld

Tuesday, May 4th, 2010

On-site resorts at Disney, SeaWorld and Universal eliminate the hassle and expense of traveling to local attractions, but they’re usually priced much higher than the typical Kissimmeee vacation home or rental condo.
Fortunately, you can find a vacation home community located within a couple miles of Orlando’s most popular theme parks, including Walt Disney World, Epcot, Hollywood Studios, Animal Kingdom, Sea World, Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Wet N Wild, Aquatica, Discovery Cove, the Orange County Convention Center, and other attractions.
Key roads to look for near your lodging include Interstate 4, Universal Boulevard ,John Young, Kirkman road State Road 192 ,International Drive and Vineland Road. Each of these roads leads to at least one of the major theme parks.
When you’re browsing through the various vacation home communities, be sure to check their location in relation to one of the aforementioned roads. For example, if you find a home in the Orange Lake subdivision, you’ll notice that it’s located right next to state road 192, which will take you straight into the heart of Lake Buena Vista and Kissimmee, home of Disney World. Orange Lake is one of the most popular choices for vacation homes in Orlando because it’s only five minutes away from Disney.
If you find a town home in a subdivision closer to downtown or east Orlando, such as Lake Nona, Baldwin Park or Winter Park, you’ll be closer to the airport, but further from the main theme parks, approximately 30 minutes from Walt Disney World. Main roads near subdivisions in East Orlando include Colonial Drive, Semoran Boulevard, Narcoose Boulevard and Lee Vista Road.
If you are looking to save on your lodging budget or you prefer to stay close to the airport for piece of mind about departing on time, you may opt to stay in East Orlando, but you risk losing valuable time on your journey to and from the theme park. Interstate 4 is known for extremely long delays during rush hour traffic and those delays can ruin an otherwise great day at the theme park.


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.


Disney World Condos

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010

I recently did a search on the internet for Disney World Condos. What I was looking for were vacation condominium units for rent that were in Disney World. After 30 minutes of research looking at a lot of attractive condos, I became frustrated for not a single one of the projects weren’t inside Disney World. This is a fact…there are no condo units that have been constructed as yet on Disney World’s property.

When the city fathers came to task with vacation homes and condos in the Disney World market area…they determined for zoning purposes that vacation rental units should be all located in the south and east of the parks. That being said there are over 30,000 such units that have sprung up since 1995. Interestingly enough, the condo and private vacation home with pool is the fastest growing segment of the Orlando lodging industry during this time frame.

Disney World Condos come in all sizes but the majority of them are either two or three bedroom units. There are some larger four bedroom condos but they are few and far between. The average price of these units sold for $250,000 to $350,000 back in the 2004 to 2007. Since that time due to the recession and the bursting of the real estate bubble in 2007 and 2008, there has been very little in construction activity of this popular product.

Quite frankly, it is extremely difficult today to get a mortgage on any form of vacation home or condo unit. This fact gives you and indication that if you are looking for a brand new vacation condo, near Disney World you will be looking for a rental property that was constructed in 2004 to 2006.

We are quite fortunate to have a number of two and three bedroom units in Terrace Ridge, Winwood Bay and the first-class Fountains Resort. All of these are inside of 14 minutes to Disney World’s Main Gate. Check them out, you will be impressed with the accommodations and the exceptional low rates.


Deals on Disney Vacation Homes

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

Eighty three percent of all accommodations booked at Disney World Vacation Homes come to us from the internet. Matter of fact, the web is the number one sales engine for travel and vacation opportunities.

In researching for a Disney Vacation Homes for a couple of guests looking to returning to Orlando this March for spring break, I was amazed at the myriad of accommodations that were offered. It seems that the choices were endless. Well, that is true. Today there are over 30,000 private vacation homes located in Orlando.

There are generally two segments to the vacation home market. Standard homes are very clean but are a bit older than those of it’s new brother the Executive models. The standard homes generally have white walls, a nice furniture package and standard or entry level carpeting. Generally a standard home will not have drapes but will offer Venetian blinds.

An executive pool home as found on Disney World Vacation Homes is graded such to get mom to say “WOW”. First of all, the executive homes are newer and offer the upgraded carpet, the nicer furniture package through out, pictures on the walls, planting material and nice pool furniture package.

Both market segments of homes are located inside 14 minutes to the entrance to Disney World and each has a cleaning fee and sales tax. The rates for the standard private pool homes are some 25 to 30% cheaper on a nightly basis from the executive models.

If you are looking for added space where the family can spread out and not be under foot, you want your own private pool, you desire to be close to Disney World and the other Orlando attractions and you want all of this at low nightly rates then you will definitely want to check out the options available to you at www.dwvacationhomes.com


Save on your Disney Vacation

Friday, July 31st, 2009

If you are thinking about going to Disney anytime soon, then, you should book your vacation sooner rather than later because Walt Disney World is set to raise their prices once again to all of their theme parks. If you book before the next price hike, you can lock in the lesser ticket prices and save yourself some money. Disney has raised prices regularly for the past couple of years on the first Sunday in August, and this year will be no exception. It’s not a matter of if they will raise their prices, it’s more of a question of how much. Disney does not disclose the amount of the increase in advance. It more or less just happens.

If you are looking to go to the Disney Parks, then you should certainly look into staying at a Disney vacation home that is close to all of Disney parks. A vacation home can also help you save money a few ways. One is that the home comes with a full kitchen. If a family will take the time to eat just breakfast in the home rather than the local diners, a family of four could easily save $40 a day on food alone.

Another great amenity of a vacation home is that it offers a private pool. So, rather than going to a packed hotel pool, your family can spend some quality time relaxing and playing as a family in the pool and while you’re at it, have a nice barbecued lunch. You could truly make a day of this rather than hitting another them park. theme park tickets for one day for a family of four at the major theme parks could easily run you another $300 or $100-$150 to the less popular parks.

These are just a few ways that you can save on your Disney Vacation. If you would like to learn more, give one of our reservation specialists a call at 1-888-269-0276 and they will be glad to hep you.