Orlando Vacation Rentals Guide

Central FL, Orlando Area, Disney / Orlando

OVERVIEW 

Found in Central Florida, Orlando is the perfect vacation spot for families, golfers, with world-class dining and shopping. 

Attracting 68 million visitors in 2016, Orlando is well and truly the number one vacation destination in the USA. With unbeatable theme parks, sunshine by the bucket-load, world-class golf, endless attractions, fabulous festivals and an eclectic dining scene, we've more than earned our bragging rights here in Central Florida!  Come and play all year round. With frights and festivals in the fall, warm weather in winter, sizzling sunny days in summer and endless events in Spring, there is always something happening in Orlando. For quiet times, pick mid-January through mid-February. May and late August/September are great months to visit - nice warm weather and fewer crowds. Plus Halloween lasts for weeks here! Apart from Thanksgiving, most of November and prior to December 16th is a great time to visit. All the parks and resorts are decked out in Holiday splendor so you get the magic of Christmas without the crowds.

CITY

ORLANDO AREA

Vacation homes are located in 4 areas, mainly within a 25-mile radius around the Disney area. The location is often called Four Corners because the corner of the 4 counties meets at a central point.

  • Kissimmee - Osceola County
  • Davenport & Haines City - Polk County
  • Clermont - Lake County
  • Orlando - Orange County

Osceola, Polk and Lake Counties are all generally around the Disney area. Orange County is Disney and Universal. The Orange County area around Universal Studios does have some areas zoned for vacation homes, but there are no single family home communities in that area. You'll find plenty of condos and apartment-style hotel complexes, Orlando is best suited for many many types of travelers singles, couples, small and large families, reunions, sports groups and business visitors can all find things to do and accommodations to suit their needs.

HIGHLIGHTS OF ORLANDO

  • There are over 60 attractions located in the city of Orlando, from nearby Disney World to Gatorland, you can find something for every type of traveler.
  • In the greater area surrounding Orlando including Kissimmee, there are hundreds of attractions, offering, even more, to choose from.
  • Ripley's Museum, Wonderworks, Madame Troussauds are a few of the museums that draw millions of visitors each year.
  • Kennedy Space Centre is a short 1-hour drive away. An amazing experience for both young and old space enthusiasts.
  • Central Florida's Zoo, Brevard Zoo, Disney's Animal Kingdom, Sea World are just a few of the multitude of zoos where you can learn about local and exotic animals. Take a Safari with the giraffes!
  • Cirque de Soleil, Blue Man Group, Medieval Times Dinner Theatre, Disney's Dinner Shows are just a few of the Live Theatre Shows that you can enjoy.
  • Feeling hot? Get wet at Universal's Volcano Bay, Disney's Typhoon Lagoon, Adventure Island, Aquatica, and many more water parks found in the area.
  • Perfect for guys and girls getaways, Orlando boasts over 15 professional golf courses.
  • Shopping is abundant! Enjoy Vineland Premium Outlets, Lake Buena Vista Stores, the shops of International Drive open until 11 pm at night. Disney Springs is the main shopping district in Disney. Don't miss American Girl for your little princess.
  • There are hundreds of world-class restaurants and dining options in the Orlando area, perfect for real foodies.
  • Best Suited for many many types of travelers singles, couples, small and large families, reunions, sports groups and business visitors.

THINGS TO DO IN ORLANDO

Orlando is the hub of Florida, perfectly suited for an action-packed holiday. Here’s a handy list of things to do to help you find out if it’s the perfect fit for your next vacation. 

  • over 60 theme parks and attractions
  • animal habitats and zoos
  • live theatre shows
  • golfing
  • indoor skydiving
  • Kennedy Space Center
  • golfing
  • shopping (Vinelands Premium Outlets, International Drive)
  • mini putting
  • high-end dining and and abundance of restaurants
  • museums
  • conventions

EXPLORE BEAUTIFUL VACATION RENTALS IN ORLANDO

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We have many homes to meet the demands of over 60 million travelers and you can find accommodations of every kind to suit many visitor types. Singles, couples, small and large families, reunions, sports groups and business visitors. Bring Fido too, we have lots of pet-friendly homes to offer.

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Travelling to Orlando

There is an abundance of airports to choose from all within 2 hours of Orlando. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe and beyond you are sure to find a final destination close by.

Orlando International Airport - (MCO)

Orlando International Airport within the city limits of Orlando. Travel time to downtown Orlando is 11 minutes. It also has a hotel on site for late night arrivals or early departures. This airport is the second busiest in the state of Florida and services 39 airline carriers. in addition to U.S. and Canadian options, it is the best option for European flights.

Kissimmee Gateway Airport - (ISM) and Orlando Executive Airport - (ORL)

Kissimmee Gateway Airport and Orlando Executive Airport are both small airports perfect for guests flying themselves in. The Kissimmee Gateway Airport is only 8 miles away from Walt Disney World and 10 miles away from the Orlando -Orange County Convention Centre. This airport accommodates general aviation air service 24 hours a day with two paved airport runways--respectively 5,000 and 6,000 feet. Orlando Executive Airport provides 24-hour service through base operators, Sheltair Aviation Services (SAS) and Atlantic Aviation, an FAA air traffic control tower, and has full ILS capability. Orlando Executive Airport's central location gives travelers numerous restaurants, hotels, stores, shopping, and theatre options within a 3-mile drive of the airport.

Sanford Airport - (SFB)

Sanford is just over an hour away and has several toll booths to pass before reaching your final destination in Orlando so be sure to have some small bills and change handy. This airport services discount airliner Allegiant Air, Interjet, Surinam Airways, Tui, Via Air, Thompson Airways.

Tampa International Airport - (TPA)

Tampa International Airport is 91 miles (146 km) away from Orlando. This route has a toll and usually takes 1 hour and 55 minutes to travel. This airport is served by over 20 major airline carriers.

Transportation in Orlando

There is an abundance of transportation options at the major airports including Uber, taxis, shuttles and limousine services. Most are open 24 hours a day but we highly suggest booking transportation in advance.  Public transport is very limited in the vacation rental home areas, so your own vehicle is really the best option. There are lots of transportation shuttles available, but your own vehicle will give you much more freedom to come and go as you please. There are also lots of local restaurants to explore, not to mention the endless attractions and shopping! Don't forget you'll need to pay for parking at the theme parks. Some annual passes include parking, so do check if it works financially better to upgrade - only one member of the party needs an annual pass for parking a vehicle.

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