View Full Version : I need a cheap 2 br condo in Jan...help

07-20-2005, 05:05 PM
I'd like to take a trip to Orlando in Jan with my college age DD. It's has got to be a budget trip. (two kids i ncollege).

I want to keep airfare, rental car, and lodging totaling not much over a thousand.

So far, looking at first or second week in Jan.

2 AA tickets $470.(MN, no deals)
Car $180

Ideas for a decent offsite 2 bed condo in Jan for about $400/week? have tried Sky auction, but not much is coming up for week of Jan 2. I don't want to stay onsite in a value, nor offsite in a Priceline standard hotel. Cypress Pointe is about $100/nite and is not coming up on Sky auction. I've stayed there before with SA.

We have passes, and DD's for food, plus DDE card.

Thanks for any suggestions.

07-20-2005, 05:32 PM
you are too early for January.

now there might be an occasional one. but I wouldn't even start looking for Jan until Oct/Nov.

if you want something now - you can try


www.condodirect.com - if you find something here - you will pay a heck of lot more for it now than if you wait until 60 to 90 days before hand.

07-20-2005, 06:02 PM
www.condolodge.com :wizard:

Big V
07-21-2005, 05:51 AM
I agree with spiceycat. I rented a 3 bedroom condo through a private owner at Windsor Palms for $450 for a week in late January this year, but I didn't start looking until October. I had numerous offers for different condos in the $400 range. Just wait a while before you start looking. :sunny:

07-21-2005, 07:07 AM
I would stick with SkyAuction. They will have what you need come January. They already have 2 bdr. units at Polynesian Isle. Orbit One and Bryan's Spanish Cove for January under Ready Set Go. If you are on a budget you can't beat SkyAuction. But if you are looking to get away from the resort type atmosphere, do like Big V said and search the many condos in the area. We stayed at Windsor Palms last year and loved it. Good luck!

07-21-2005, 07:46 AM
Here's where I stayed last January. It was a great place. Price is right. It has 3 bedrooms instead of two. The owners were extra nice.

If you need any additional info, PM me.

07-21-2005, 08:15 AM
I just booked a 3/bed Townhouse at Windsor Palms for $69 + tax per night for early Dec. Staying for five nights at $388.85. No other fees. I found it here:


07-21-2005, 08:41 AM
I booked Cypress Pointe through Hotelkingdom.com. You should check for January availabilities because I booked my rooms more than 6 months in advance. The only thing with Hotel Kingdom is that you have to pay the whole amount upfront, but it was a good way for us to budget. At the time, we got a 3-bedroom condo for under $90/night! They list descriptions of all the locations too so it's a good place to browse what's out there. There's been many positive threads on CP in the past, and we needed 3-bedrooms so it was a great choice for us. I know you'll have more selection for 2-bedrooms. Good luck in your search :flower:

07-21-2005, 08:47 AM
AI just checked their website, and Hotel Kingdom will book CP for January. The prices have gone up though -- it looks like it's now $93.22 for a 2-bedroom and $135.70 for a 3-bedroom. There were many, many other places listed as well with 2-bedrooms. Each place will have its own policies regarding payment. Take a look :)

07-21-2005, 08:58 AM
We stayed at a 2-bedroom condo for $79/night. very clean and nice. Only 10 mins from parks. Owners more than helpful! try www.vrbo.com51709

07-21-2005, 09:31 AM
Thanks for the tips everyone.

Suz2, your link did not work. I'd be interested in seeing the condo you stayed at.


07-21-2005, 10:04 AM
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