With the upcoming launch of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter and of course the bonuses of Disney World and Busch Gardens Tampa Bay (if you don’t mind driving an hour), Central Florida is a draw for families seeking budget-friendly resort-style condos or luxury villas.
Whether you’re planning a reunion or traveling with golf buddies, these Florida vacation rentals aim to please, thanks to roomy interiors, manicured grounds and sparkling pools. Many of them–like the Orlando villa pictured–are in gated communities that marry the comforts of a single-family home with the amenities of a high-end resort.
The seven-bedroom, four-and-a-half bathroom property sleeps up to 20 guests, and boasts all the extras to keep a crowd relaxed and entertained. Spa pool–check. Billiards table–check. Beach chairs–check.
And for the price, just $1,699-$1,799 a week through August, there may be money left over for side trips to the outlets or a local golf course, like the Grand Cypress or ChampionsGate.
Take it from previous renter Phillip Mohalley, “We greatly enjoyed our vacation and the property was everything it was advertised to be.”
Valerie Moloney is your resident blogger and the Expansion Markets Editor for Citysearch.com, who oddly enough, feels panicked when asked, "What's the best place to eat in Chicago?" or her favorite, "It's my birthday. Where should we go with a party of six?" No stranger to travel--and traveling with kids--she is a young mom who ODs on the Internet when it comes to planning family trips or buying clothes. Here's hoping she finds you the vacation you deserve.