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SondraC
02-26-2008, 07:35 AM
Well since last year (July '07) went sooo well with renting a house for the very first time (dh resisting it) we are going back to Disney again this July, and guess what?? Dh loved doing that and doesn't want to go back to hotel rooms!
But, alas I forgot how much searching is involved ::yes:: I realize I need to be quicker when I do like something, since a couple that I did like went poof! Gone before I could act!
Any suggestions? Please?? Pretty please???

Pertinent info; last time we rented a great house in Silver creek, not one issue with the house, but this time we want to be a bit closer:drive: (gonna get park hoppers).
We need 4 bedrooms, but since I want all to be at least a queen (king in one of those), it seems it is best to look at 5 bedrooms and up.
Pool area second most important, our last house had a bigger than average pool.
Games room not important. Baby equipment not needed.
The areas I have been looking in are Windsor Hills, Formosa gardens, and Arcadia estates. Where else??
Last year I didn't book until May, and I had great ones to choose from with great prices. This Year the quotes seem to be a good bit higher:confused3
Any recommendations?:thanks: Also our dates are July 5 -July13

MiaSRN62
02-26-2008, 07:55 AM
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ALnRYSmom
02-26-2008, 08:30 AM
I haven't been to these, but I did find a few for you on Windsor Hills Rent.com (http://**************************/5beds.html) - the links are the owners web pages. There are more on there that I did not look at, these just jumped about at me. Not sure of your dates

This one has 2 king, 1 queen and 2 twin rooms. It has 2 weeks available in mid July.
http://windsorhills.biz/content.php/000

2 kins, 2 queens, 1 twin room - several openings in July.
http://www.disneyvilla-windsorhills.com/index.html

2 king, 1 queen downstairs, 2 twins upstairs - the calendar on the windsor hills site show all of July is open. No calendar on the owner site.
http://www.magic4uvilla.com/Home_Page.php

hth - have a great vacation!

SondraC
02-26-2008, 08:51 AM
Duh! I forgot the most important detail our dates!

They are July 5 - July 13

SondraC
02-26-2008, 08:54 AM
I haven't been to these, but I did find a few for you on Windsor Hills Rent.com (http://**************************/5beds.html) - the links are the owners web pages. There are more on there that I did not look at, these just jumped about at me. Not sure of your dates

This one has 2 king, 1 queen and 2 twin rooms. It has 2 weeks available in mid July.
http://windsorhills.biz/content.php/000

2 kins, 2 queens, 1 twin room - several openings in July.
http://www.disneyvilla-windsorhills.com/index.html

2 king, 1 queen downstairs, 2 twins upstairs - the calendar on the windsor hills site show all of July is open. No calendar on the owner site.
http://www.magic4uvilla.com/Home_Page.php

hth - have a great vacation!

Thanks for the info! I really liked the middle one because of the bed situation, but no availability for our dates.:sad1:

allie_to_you
02-26-2008, 09:13 AM
Have you tried Allstar vacation Homes. They have a lot of vacation homes at great prices and they are easy to deal with. We just used them to rent a condo in Windsor Hills for a week.

Sunrisedream
02-26-2008, 09:17 AM
Around the same Formosa area - Sunset Lakes, Emerald Isle, Oak Island Cove

SondraC
02-26-2008, 09:54 AM
Have you tried Allstar vacation Homes. They have a lot of vacation homes at great prices and they are easy to deal with. We just used them to rent a condo in Windsor Hills for a week.

Thanks for the info, they do have a couple that I like although they are a little pricier than others, but have not ruled them out. :goodvibes

SondraC
02-26-2008, 09:57 AM
Around the same Formosa area - Sunset Lakes, Emerald Isle, Oak Island Cove

Oooh. thanks for those suggestions! I didn't know of a couple of those!

ALnRYSmom
02-26-2008, 10:12 AM
This is a link that will take you to a map showing where all of the resorts are located in relation to WDW.

http://www.allstarvacationhomes.com/orlando-vacation-home.asp

hth in deciding which one to go with.

SondraC
02-26-2008, 02:36 PM
Thanks for all the input! Any more suggestions?

7165red
02-26-2008, 04:13 PM
I know how you feel I had good luck with orlandovillas.com

mtmbyck
02-26-2008, 05:55 PM
Negotiate the rate - if you are going through vbro.com just ask the owners if they would consider a lower price than the posted rate. We are paying almost $1,000.00 less than the rate psoted for the home we are staying in for 2 weeks.

SondraC
02-26-2008, 06:01 PM
I know how you feel I had good luck with orlandovillas.com

Thanks for the suggestion!:thumbsup2

SondraC
02-26-2008, 06:02 PM
Negotiate the rate - if you are going through vbro.com just ask the owners if they would consider a lower price than the posted rate. We are paying almost $1,000.00 less than the rate psoted for the home we are staying in for 2 weeks.

Wow! That's great!!:woohoo:

kokomos
02-27-2008, 12:45 AM
http://www.indiancreekflorida.com/villa_ic508.htm


Not sure if it avi. but if you do an inquire you will probally get a few responses. Indian Creek is very close to the parks also.
Good luck. I know how you feel.

SondraC
02-27-2008, 11:42 AM
O.K. I think we have narrowed it down to a house in Windsor Hills & a house in Oak Island Cove. They are close in price $103.00 difference. I know W.H. is loved on here, but how 'bout Oak Island?
Thanks!!

mareed
02-27-2008, 05:02 PM
O.K. I think we have narrowed it down to a house in Windsor Hills & a house in Oak Island Cove. They are close in price $103.00 difference. I know W.H. is loved on here, but how 'bout Oak Island?
Thanks!!

We stayed in a house in Oak Island Cove 3 years ago, and it was fine. I'd say distance to WDW is about the same as Windsor Hills. Oak Island Cove will be quite a bit older, but if it's been well maintained and/or renovated it would be fine. There's no clubhouse and resort pool at Oak Island Cove, nor is it a gated neighborhood. Gee, I'm thinking for the $103 difference, I'd go with Windsor Hills unless Oak Island Cove has a better floor plan, pool, or some other advantage.

SondraC
02-27-2008, 06:38 PM
You stated what we started thinking! We have rec'd a couple other houses to look at and ponder, but so far we are thinking this particular W.H. house.

Thanks!!
Sondra

mroehl2
02-28-2008, 01:25 PM
We always have owners give us bids through lastminutevillas.net

We're not getting a house this year (we leave in 5 days :yay: ) as we got a timeshare from a friend for free, but if it wasn't free, we would be in a house. We've always stayed out on US27...however we stayed in Kissimmee once...and that took just as long if not longer than staying on US27 due to traffic. Easier taking I4 right to Disney from US27. Have fun! I know we are so looking forward to it. Can't beat a house though!

davinakb
02-28-2008, 03:41 PM
Agree with checking VRBO or vacationrentals.com, whrent for places. We've stayed in Windsor Palms and Emerald Island; both pretty close to 192. If you do not need a private pool, you may find a townhouse or villa (in pool community) that is in your budget. FYI: one reason your rates are high may be because you are going over 4th of July weekend and you're being quoted holiday prices. FWIW.

horseshowmom
02-29-2008, 01:25 PM
Wow! That's great!!:woohoo:

I agree, I've done the same thing several times (don't be surprised if you get some insulted replies - just ignore them).