The trip I just got back from yesterday doesn't fit nicely in any of the report boards. So I'll post my hodge-podge here. We stayed at a home off-site, we went to Universal one day, we went to Downtown Disney one day, we dined off-site. . . It just doesn't fit. I have been traveling with Disney for many years. My parents started me on this obsession. Usually, my partners-in-crime are my 2 DDs, whom I try to force my unhealthy obsession on. But this trip was an adults-only trip, so DDs stayed at home Not to worry, they got some fabulous grandparents time - always love the Grandma visits. DD11 even put on her Christmas list that she wanted to spend more time with Grandma as one of her presents so it made things easier. We've done several adults-only trips and they are kind of nice, although I do miss my girls. We also planned on going to Universal and hitting the intense stuff and I knew my girls wouldn't want to do the scary stuff just yet. My victims for this trip included myself - yours truly, a 30+ mom of 2 - my niece19 and my DH of 1 year, 4 months. We were only staying 5 nights, as I am an important executive for a high profile job and can't be away for too long. Well, not really, but I didn't have much vacation time saved up and we like to break up our cold ND winters by going away in January sometimes. Our last trip to Florida had DH and I tying the knot on the beach: The picture shows from L to R: friendnow19 (niece's friend), DDnow8, me, DH, DDnow11 and niecenow19. Our past stays have included several options: 1) Oak Plantation resort - my parents own a time-share and it's a free week. When my parents first bought into this place, it was very nice and new(er). It's only been in the last 5 years or so that it has gone from good to nightmarish, with old/worn condos, extremely poor customer service and the bug problem. I will never, ever stay there again. I've had 2 bad trips there and I refuse to waste my precious vacation time dealing with the management problems and extra house-guests (aka roaches). Check out my previous trip report for more details. 2) A cheap off-site hotel. We did this several times when Oak Plantation wasn't an option and before I discovered house/condo/townhouse rentals. 3) A rental home/townhouse/condo. We've stayed at Windsor Hills in a townhome (Storytime Vacation Homes) and a 4 bedroom house (Romancing the Mouse). For this trip, since it was only going to be the 3 of us, I seriously looked at a condo this time around. But I really wanted a private pool so I looked at our last rental (Romancing the Mouse) but they were booked. I decided I really wanted a hot tub this time around, since I was turning 29 (for the 8th time) on this trip. I asked for advice on the disboards about a free-standing hot tub and got some recommendations and narrowed it down to 3: 1) http://www.orlandostarvilla.com/ - This is in the Lindfield estates. West of Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms (further west from the interstate) on Hwy 192. It is a community of pool homes in a subdivision. It's 4 bedrooms with a pool and a stand alone hot tub and gas bbq. No club house/community pool. 2) http://www.suncatchervilla.com/ - This one is in Indian Creek. The general area of Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms. No club house/community pool, just a neighborhood of pool homes - gated community. 5 bedrooms, private pool and a stand alone hot tub. I don't know about a BBQ, doesn't look like they have one. 3) http://www.priderockorlando.com/index.html - This villa is in Windsor Palms. It is 4 bedroom with a private pool and a separate raised hot tub. And a Gas BBQ, and laundry machines. It also has a community pool for socializing There was a home in Windsor Hills with a 5 bedroom and stand alone hot tub but that was $1350, a little out of my 5 night budget. I liked Windsor Hills, felt comfortable with it but really, really wanted a hot tub. So, with all my decision-making skills, I chose. . .