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Old 03-16-2013, 01:43 PM   #76
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Yes each home or condo would normally have it's own washer/ dryer
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Old 03-31-2013, 04:35 PM   #77
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Ok this is a question about the "Sherberth short cut" . I have been looking at google maps and it looks good.Only thing though is when going to DHS you would have to go to the north entrance and not the south entrance which is closer.So would it be best to go another route to get to the south entrance?
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Old 04-02-2013, 01:35 PM   #78
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Just got back from our first trip to WDW and we LOVED our Windsor Hills house. We had a 4bed 4Bath house and it was more than enough for my family of 4, the in-laws, and grand-in-laws. We rented from Vacation by the Mouse and were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of house we got for the money. We are already planning our trip next year to stay in the same house. The kids didn't miss the "Magic" because they didn't know any better .
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Old 04-02-2013, 09:32 PM   #79
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Just got back from our first trip to WDW and we LOVED our Windsor Hills house. We had a 4bed 4Bath house and it was more than enough for my family of 4, the in-laws, and grand-in-laws. We rented from Vacation by the Mouse and were very pleasantly surprised by the amount of house we got for the money. We are already planning our trip next year to stay in the same house. The kids didn't miss the "Magic" because they didn't know any better .

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Which house was it? By the way, welcome.

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Old 04-03-2013, 09:05 AM   #80
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Ok this is a question about the "Sherberth short cut" . I have been looking at google maps and it looks good.Only thing though is when going to DHS you would have to go to the north entrance and not the south entrance which is closer.So would it be best to go another route to get to the south entrance?
You're correct. Going that way puts you just past the main DHS entrance (south) when you get onto World Drive. If you really want the south entrance, you might as well go down 192 that day. Unless 192 is really bad, it'll probably be quicker.

I use Sherberth quite a bit, but I will say that 192 is a lot better than it used to be. They made several improvements a few years back. I've actually found that I use the Sherberth "shortcut" more coming back from WDW as opposed to going there.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:46 AM   #81
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Which house was it? By the way, welcome.

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It was the one they have listed as AThe Windsor Hills Resort-2641 VDSJGI. It is 2641 Daulby. We liked that it had 2 Bunkbeds in the kids room and a three pane slider in the living room that opened up the entire wall to the pool. Not the highest end luxury home, but it was a great value.
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Old 04-03-2013, 10:30 PM   #82
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You're correct. Going that way puts you just past the main DHS entrance (south) when you get onto World Drive. If you really want the south entrance, you might as well go down 192 that day. Unless 192 is really bad, it'll probably be quicker.

I use Sherberth quite a bit, but I will say that 192 is a lot better than it used to be. They made several improvements a few years back. I've actually found that I use the Sherberth "shortcut" more coming back from WDW as opposed to going there.
thanks for your information
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:19 AM   #83
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refundable?

Do any of the rental companies offer refunds? They all seem to want the entire payment 6 weeks in advance and NO refunds at all. So you pay 1,000 or whatever the weekly rate is and then you have an emergency at home and you are out the $1,000?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:16 AM   #84
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Do any of the rental companies offer refunds? They all seem to want the entire payment 6 weeks in advance and NO refunds at all. So you pay 1,000 or whatever the weekly rate is and then you have an emergency at home and you are out the $1,000?
Its been a year or two since I've rented with them, but I think the vacationcentralflorida . com people had a pretty liberal refund policy. I think it was only a couple of weeks out and I think after that you'd get a refund if they were able to rent it out.
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Old 04-06-2013, 09:49 PM   #85
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We stayed at Windsor Hills in October 2012 and loved it! We were in a 3Br towhouse with a splash pool. We rented ours through the website 5min2Disney.com We didnt have any problems working with them and our townhouse "Wishes" was great. The king bed in the master bedroom was so very comfortable! We are just starting to plan our next trip March 2014 and plan on staying there again!
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We are staying in a 3 bedroom condo at Windsor Hills for our trip next month. We are so excited and the information on this thread has been so helpful, especially the driving directions and information about the nearby Publix grocery stores. My kids are so happy that they will each have their own bed during this vacation DH and I are looking forward to relaxing on the balcony at the end of each day after the kids go to bed, having our own washer and dryer, and having a full kitchen will definitely give us a break from having to eat restaurant food all the time. This will be a different experience for us, but we are positive that this will be a good fit for our family's needs and vacationing style. I will definitely report back here on this thread after our trip
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Old 04-06-2013, 11:17 PM   #87
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We stayed at Windsor Hills in October 2012 and loved it! We were in a 3Br towhouse with a splash pool. We rented ours through the website 5min2Disney.com We didnt have any problems working with them and our townhouse "Wishes" was great. The king bed in the master bedroom was so very comfortable! We are just starting to plan our next trip March 2014 and plan on staying there again!
Good to know! We too are thinking of booking with George. He's been fabulous with all my questions!

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Has anyone had an issue with getting lost driving around the complex or is this not an issue? From looking at the map, WH looks like a very big complex so I am a little curious. The condo we are staying in is located on Almaton Loop. Is this where all the condo buildings are? Can we walk to the main pool and playground or is it a straight drive from where our building is? Thanks
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Has anyone had an issue with getting lost driving around the complex or is this not an issue? From looking at the map, WH looks like a very big complex so I am a little curious. The condo we are staying in is located on Almaton Loop. Is this where all the condo buildings are? Can we walk to the main pool and playground or is it a straight drive from where our building is? Thanks
We stayed on Almaton Loop as well. The resort is not really confusing at all. You basically pull in and turn right. You'll pass the clubhouse and pool on your way to the condo. IIRC, we drove to the pool, but we had small kids and they had been walking the parks earlier in the day. It's very walkable. I think we were in the last or second farthest building down that street.
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We stayed on Almaton Loop as well. The resort is not really confusing at all. You basically pull in and turn right. You'll pass the clubhouse and pool on your way to the condo. IIRC, we drove to the pool, but we had small kids and they had been walking the parks earlier in the day. It's very walkable. I think we were in the last or second farthest building down that street.

Thank you, this puts my mind at ease. Looking at the map of the resort and how large the complex is I assumed there would be various streets and turns to get through and around the resort.
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