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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.
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.
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.
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.
Use the search filters on Florida Rental By Owners website to look for accommodations meeting your criteria. There are currently over 118 properties in the Orlando-Disney area listed for rent. There are 54 house villas advertised out of 118 properties, perfect for families and large groups. Some of the properties listed have heated pools - 37 rentals which make this an ideal year-round destination. Some winter travelers are looking for long-term rental options, choosing the long term suitability filter renders 34 rental options for snowbirds. People loving traveling to resort condominiums similar to condo-hotel resorts. In the Orlando-Disney area, there are 45 rentals located as resort complex vacation rentals. Most visitors travel to the Disney area for the amusement parks. Using the "Near Theme Parks" filter renders 89 properties close to the theme parks that make Orlando world-famous.
Currently, prices range from 500$ per week and $52 per night during the low season which typically runs from the end of August to the month of November. January is also considered a low season month. You can expect to pay the highest rates during the high-season running from February through to the first or second week of April where prices of larger homes can cost over $425 per night. The summer months, June and July are also favorite times for local travelers.
There is an abundance of vacation rental dwelling types, the majority ranging from budget-friendly to luxury private homes:
With the fabulous weather patterns year-round, any time and month of the year are good times to visit Orlando. Because of the family-friendly focus in the area with an abundance of amusement parks peak seasons follow the school year and holiday periods with peaks from February to mid-April and the holidays as well as summer months of June and July are great times for the whole family to visit. June and July have much hotter temperatures to enjoy. Off-season from mid-August to the third week in November offers the least expensive and quietest times of the year to rent an Orlando-Disney property.
Orlando has a major airport within 15 minutes of the downtown core as well as other airports within 45 minutes to an hour's drive. Whether you live in the United States, Canada, Europe, and beyond you are sure to find a transportation route to Orlando, Florida.
For those driving in, Hwy. I-75 is a direct route to Sarasota, but the I-10 or Hwy. 20 can be taken westbound to Hwys. 77, 79, 231. Consider driving these distances from major cities to Sarasota;
Birmingham, AL - 584 miles
Atlanta, GA - 438 miles
New Orleans, LA - 639 miles
Nashville, TN - 686 miles
Little Rock, AR - 956 miles
Louisville, KY - 857 miles
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 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 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 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 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.
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.
Looking at our average weather climate chart above. July and August are the warmest months for Orlando, Florida with average maximum temperatures of 92°F highs. Cooler temperatures prevail in the month of January, where minimum average temperatures at night average 49° lows. The wet season occurs in August.
According to area-vibes.com rates in Sarasota are the following:
The "overall crime rate is 117% higher than in comparison to the Florida average. A good choice would be to choose an area city to stay where you can easily drive to the area attractions.
Orlando is full of fantastic restaurants. It is a truly rich cultural area with an abundance of funky drinking establishments and a fabulous selection of award-winning dining establishments with a large variety of epicurean options. Some favorite restaurants include:
Florida Rental By Owners has a wide range of vacation rentals in Kissimmee, Davenport, Clermont Orlando-Disney, Florida area including townhouses, villas, resort-rentals, holiday villas, and private homes. The FlaRBO property selection is filled with many properties in the Orlando-Disney area. We recommend selecting a property based on your needs such as proximity to the theme parks, attractions, shopping outlets, golf courses, conference centers, wheelchair accessible, and whether the property is pet-friendly.
Yes, if a resort rental is right for you! Most short term resort rentals in the Orlando area offer incredible amenities like lazy rivers, waterslides, games rooms, tennis courts, heated pools, and hot tubs! Look for some fun resort amenities such as restaurants, outdoor plush seating areas, fitness rooms, tennis courts, golf courses, and shuttles to the parks. If this is what you are looking for, then you should rent a vacation rental in an Orlando resort complex.
Of course! there are many Orlando accommodations that often offer unique amenities like pools and hot tubs. There are many small and large private Orlando area homes suitable for a family reunion. House rentals are often great for family vacations, larger groups, or those who prefer having an entire house and outdoor property to themselves. Orlando-Disney area large vacation homes are perfect for large groups and extended families.
Yes! We love our pets and we are sure you do too! FLARBO.com has many pet-friendly Orlando-Disney rentals. You can use our search feature to narrow down our Orlando area rental properties to just show those that are pet-friendly.
Orlando is known for its abundance of theme parks, zoos, and area attractions such as Disney, Universal Studios, Seaworld and more. It's the perfect place to bring your family for a dream vacation! FLARBO.com (Florida Rental By Owners) has many Orlando-Disney vacation rentals near theme parks Use our search feature to narrow down our Orlando area rental properties to just show those that are close to your favorite amusement park
Yes, there are many inexpensive homes and condos that rent monthly stays in Orlando-Disney Florida that would be perfect for snowbirds and longer stay guests. The weather is great all year round for longer stays.