I am retired from the U.S. Department of Justice. I currently teach grant workshops for law enforcement, fire & EMS all over the U.S. I have 8 rental condos one of which I use as a vacation rental. I am also the Vice President of the Lakeside Condo Association where my vacation rental is located.
You will be very pleased with my vacation rental should you choose to stay there. It has a home like "bed and breakfast" feel. It is tastefully furnished and fully equipped. It has high speed wireless Internet, digital telephone with unlimited calling in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico. It also has cable TV. Significant upgrades where made to the condo in June 2012...new kitchen cabinets and counter tops, new bathroom vanities, new carpeting and the unit was freshly painted throughout. The condo complex is tropically wooded and has resort type swimming pools heated during the winter months. There are a lot of very friendly snow birds staying at the complex during the winter and they always organize social activities. The complex is located 1 mile off of I-4 and is within 30 miles of the beach and Orlando theme parks.
If you are considering a winter rental in Florida I suggest that you not wait past August to reserve dates. Our season begins in December and lasts through the end of March. There is a high demand during these months and it is difficult to find a rental if you start looking at the last minute. As an example, I am writing this on September 25, 2012. The condo is already fully reserved from December thru March with two weeks in April reserved.
Here is my property: