Why pay for a hotel room when you can rent a fully furnished house near Orlando's Walt Disney World at a fraction of the cost?
Make the current downturn in the housing market your gain. With more than 25,000 short-term rental properties around Orlando,
prices are more affordable than ever. But choosing the one for your particular needs can boggle the mind.
photo: Main Street U.S.A.
One rental association, Discover Vacation Homes, represents some of the most well-established rental companies in the area. To find all the homes listed in this story, visit
the association’s Web site at www.discovervacationhomes.com.
photo: Dreamers find princess rooms at houses such as this one in Acadia Estates.
Many communities feature rental homes for vacationers. Consider these points.
What you get: Make this your home away from home with seven TVs (DVD and VCR included), a game room, wireless Internet, tile kitchen and
family room, swimming pool, and washer and dryer.
Lodging details: 6 bedrooms, sleeps 14 (2,827 square feet)
Price tag: $268-$324 per night
Contact Information: 160 Solana Circle, Davenport, FL 33897. The Solana community is about 15 minutes from Disney and 30 minutes from Universal, SeaWorld, and the airport. Gated neighborhood with community pool, Internet cafe, fitness room, climbing wall, putting green, and sand volleyball court. 1-877-377-6989 or www.floridaspiritvacationhome.com/orlando-vacation-rental.asp?PageDataID=18866
What you get: This roomy one-level home offers two living rooms, a formal dining area, two master bedrooms, and three baths. The screened
porch, pool, and spa face a natural conservation area.
Lodging details: 4 bedrooms, sleeps 10 (2,300 square feet)
Price tag: $194-$258 per night
2608 Sand Hill Point Circle, Davenport, FL 33837 Sand Hill Point is 2 miles south of I-4 in a quiet neighborhood near major retail outlets--about 15 minutes from Disney and 20 minutes from Universal, SeaWorld, and the airport. 1-877-377-6989 or www.ipgflorida.com (To find this specific home, use “Search by Property ID” function and enter the home’s code of SHP2608.)
What you get: These charming townhomes welcome you with many of the same amenities as a freestanding property but at a lower cost. Each
unit has its own personal-size pool and main-level master bedroom.
Lodging details: Each has 3 bedrooms, sleeps 8 (1,200 square feet)
Price tag: $99-$219 per night
www.allstarvacationhomes.com (search “windsor hills”) Windsor Hills (each townhome is similarly structured) is 5 minutes to Disney, 20 minutes to SeaWorld and Universal, and 30 minutes to the airport. Property offers an Olympic-size community pool and clubhouse, playground, and basketball and tennis courts. 1-877-377-6989 or www.discovervacationhomes.com/florida-vacation-rental-managers.aspx