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Old 11-28-2012, 02:32 PM   #1
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Best Offsite Options for a family of 5 + 1

We have stayed onsite since our second trip to WDW. We are considering offsite as our family has grown and our budget has shrunk. We will have 2 adults and 3 kids ages 5, 3, and 1 plus another adult will be joining us for part of the trip. We would like 4 sleeping spaces. We would have 2 adults and an infant in 1 bed, 1 adult in another bed, and the 2 kids each in a bed ideally.

We are planning on going during the first two weeks in June. We would like to have a washer/dryer, zero entry pool, and refrigerator (a kitchen would be a bonus). A resort appeals more to us than a condo or house with a private pool. I'm honestly a little scared to have a pool in the backyard with our children. We would like some onsite eating options. Vicinity to WDW is most important. We aren't planning on doing additional activites other than WDW and the pool.

Here are my questions.
1. Where would you stay?
2. What resources are best to find a reputable timeshare or rental? I'm having a hard time finding places with many reviews. I've heard mixed reviews from people who've gotten reservations on Ebay. I'm also not finding timeshares for places like Wyndham Bonnet Creek that fit our dates or lodging needs such as considering a 3BR. Please point me in the right direction or to previous threads that will help.
3. What areas would you limit your search to for lodging? I'm afraid I will unknowingly choose something that looks good on the map but isn't good in practicality.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:30 PM   #2
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have you looked at Cypress Pointe or Grand Villas. Both next to each other in Lake Buena Vista. Very handy for restaurants and Lynx buses whilst close enough to DTD.

Very good prices for 1, 2 or 3 bedroomed apartments
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:33 PM   #3
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We have stayed at Windsor Hills the last two years in a 3br and also 2br condos. Great place, secure, very convenient to parks, restaurants etc.

We are headed back there in a week and are staying in the same condo we rented in 2010, can't wait!
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Old 11-29-2012, 07:44 PM   #4
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Old 11-29-2012, 08:13 PM   #5
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Thanks for the ideas. I'll look into those.

Wendy, who did you make your reservation through?
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Old 11-30-2012, 11:59 PM   #6
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Thanks for the ideas. I'll look into those.

Wendy, who did you make your reservation through?
All three times used vacationcentralflorida.com. We have flexibility and have always gotten a $299 week. With cleaning and tax, it's about $425 for a week (you have to book Sat to Sat).
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:15 AM   #7
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Agree Emerald Island or Windsor Hills your best option. If you want to book direct through owner try emeraldislandprivaterentals.com or windsorhillsprivaterentals.com

Hop;e that helps.
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