Closest vacation homes to Universal?

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  1. torinsmom

    torinsmom <font color=red>I have someone coming to scoop<br>

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    I want to stay in a vacation home for our trip in July. I know there are not vacation home rentals in the universal area, but can anyone point me to the closest ones? I would think something close to I-4 would be ideal.

    Please don't try to talk me into staying onsite. I know it is really cool, but two rooms at those rates would get me two nights vs. one week in a rental home.

    Marsha
     
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  3. damo

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    I have heard that Westgate is close-ish.
     
  4. Metro West

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    I think the closest vacation homes would be located around the Disney area mainly because of the neighborhoods around Universal aren't zoned for rental properties.
     
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  6. torinsmom

    torinsmom <font color=red>I have someone coming to scoop<br>

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    When I look up Vista Cay, it still looks like 20 minutes to Universal. I wish I could find one somewhat closer, so I could go back for a midday break.

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  7. Metro West

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    Yeah...those are in the Convention Center area and right in the middle of the I-Drive traffic. Other than Westgate on Turkey Lake Road, I'm not sure if there is anything closer...and those are timeshares I believe.
     
  8. torinsmom

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    Well, thanks anyway. I guess I will stick with the one off East Osceola. You can't beat $595 for a 4/3 with a pool. Mapquest says 15 miles from Universal and 22 minutes. I guess considering it took us almost that to get back to Pop Century when we drove to the parks, it really isn't that bad.

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    With mapquest that is a estimated time..In june all bets are off as far as traffic and EST's..

    The 4/3 for$595 sounds good till you see the real traffic time-there is know going back and relaxe time at that time of year!!IMO only
     
  10. zenshome

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    I would try Lastminutevillas.net you could put that into your special requirements section for the request to the homeowners.

    Let me know if you have any questions.

    Dave
     
  11. mareed

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    We stayed at Vista Cay in March 2008 for a Universal & Sea World vacation. The front entrance to the resort is not on I-Drive. I don't recall the street, but you can easily get to Universal and avoid I-Drive completely. The back entrance to the resort is from I-Drive next to the Convention center. It was a very quick, easy drive to Universal from Vista Cay and I think you could easily do mid-day breaks. It's got to be so much better than any place that's 15 miles away!
     

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