With tax-free weekends rolling out across the nation, the three words your kids dread–back to school–is just around the bend.
Before anyone panics, there’s still time to snatch up Crayolas and go on vacation.
For a quick, fun-filled family excursion, Disney Area vacation rentals have never let us down. In master-planned communities such as the one photographed, the access to amenities far outweighs not being on park grounds.
Driving a few minutes is worth it if it means you’ll be able to save on dining out by cooking meals in your own kitchen, have more space to spread out and take a “down day” if you have to within the confines of your home away from home. Why pay for a 5-day park pass when you only plan to visit for three?
In Kissimmee, the beautiful townhome complex above delivers all the creature comforts with two minutes of Disney World’s main gate. Besides its impressive clubhouse and lagoon-style pool and spa, the Oakwater property offers volleyball courts, tennis courts and a children’s play area. Two bedrooms cater to families of four, thanks to a twin bedroom and en suite master bedroom.
Here’s the refreshing part: These properties are all about style. Don’t expect to see a single wicker chair or tacky palm tree print. The look is more mod, grown-up. And when you’re sitting on that white sofa with orange pillows, you’ll wonder how you got away with paying just $79 a night.
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.