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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.

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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.

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Great deals on Disney Pool Homes

Friday, December 18th, 2009

We are fast approaching a new year, and I was looking at the rates that our partners have put in the data base for Disney Pool Homes for the upcoming year. All I can say is WOW! With these exceptional low rates, they are telling you and I, they don’t believe the economy is turning around at all.

Let me say…when you can get a 3BR/2BA vacation pool home inside of 14 minute radius to Disney World’s Main Entrance and have all of the features of your own home and to do it at $110 per night….well, it is high time to consider a vacation to Orlando. Think about it….being able to rent a Disney Pool Home that has cost some investor upwards to $350,000 or more and you are getting that for as low as $110 a night, the price normally charged by a Holiday Inn in the Disney World market ….well, that is unheard of.

These relatively new first-class executive homes have some 1,700 to 1,900 sq feet and offer three bedrooms, two baths, a huge great room, a lovely kitchen (fully stocked with all appliances and tableware) and of course a screened in lanai with private heated swimming pool. If you are looking for substantial space for your family to enjoy this year’s Disney World Vacation, then you have got to look at the Executive Pool Homes near Disney World that are featured on www.dwvacationhomes.com.

Based on the low rates offered by our management companies, they are stating they want to see improvement in the economic cycle prior to raising rates back to the norm. A word of caution, even though the advertised nightly rates are extremely attractive today, rest assured once these management companies see a spike in bookings…the rates for the spring break Easter holidays will be the first to see a substantial up-tick. Historically business around the Daytona 500 week and the President’s Day holiday are quite popular periods as well….therefore, expect rates to jump then as well.

The bottom line is…due to the economic climate no one really knows what to expect. The low nightly rates for our relatively new three, four and five bedroom executive pool homes are at unheard of rates. Now, is the time to take advantage before the market firms up and our providers punch their rates $20 or more per night. To make a reservation all you need is a $50 refundable deposit.

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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

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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.

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