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Old 09-22-2012, 09:00 AM   #1
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Family of 7 - condo recommendations

Hi Everyone!

My DH, our 3 teen daughters and my in-laws are hoping to travel to Orlando Jan 19-26 (if the cost of flights ever come back down!). We are going to IOA, US, DC & SW. I am looking for a clean, spacious, reasonably priced condo in that area. I believe that is a slower time of year (correct me if I'm wrong please). Looking for suggestions. Any good deals on flights from WI or park passes would be appreciated also.

Looking forward to your responses! Thanks!
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Old 09-22-2012, 04:32 PM   #2
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Since your question doesn't have to do with onsite Universal resorts, I'm going to move this over to the Orlando Hotels and Attractions board. You should more responses.
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Old 09-22-2012, 06:03 PM   #3
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I suggest renting a villa, check out www.orlandovillas.com. There are so many to choose from.
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Old 09-23-2012, 01:04 AM   #4
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might look at Westgate and Marriott - they are both near SW and DC.

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Old 09-23-2012, 06:04 PM   #5
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Have you considered WH? With that many people a house might give you more space. We stayed there and went to UA and IOA last year and the drive was pretty easy. Not sure you'd use a pool that time of year, but houses are great.

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I would recommend at least four bedrooms, which would most likely mean a house or townhouse. Wyndham bonnet creek is very popular on this board. They have 4 br presidential suites. We usually go around the same dates in January, and the weather is iffy for swimming. In 2010 it didn't get warmer than the 60's, so we didn't swim. In 2011 it got up into the 80's one day, but we didn't have time. Something to consider when renting a home and deciding whether to spend about $25/day for pool heat. If you stay at a resort with a heated pool you don't have that expense.

Some of the communities close to Disney that we have considered are Windsor Hills, Windsor Palms, Emerald Island. All of these have community pools, and the homes have private pools also.
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