We Would Like To Stay In A House !!!

Discussion in 'Welcome to the DIS' started by Brown Family, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. Brown Family

    Brown Family Earning My Ears

    Mar 7, 2003
    We have decided to rent a pool house when we travel to WDW next year. Does anybody have any good recomandations for a good place to stay. :hourglass
  2. mx55mom

    mx55mom Mouseketeer

    Jan 3, 2004
    Our friends have stayed here two years for a ten day stay. We stayed with them for a few days. The houses are a very short drive to the parks plus close to lots of other shopping and restaurants. They are as nice as the pictures.

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  4. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    come visit on the Orlando hotels/attraction.


    in Kissimmee, Fl
    windsor palms

    both get favorite reviews
  5. jennobrn01

    jennobrn01 DIS Veteran

    Jan 7, 2005

    (look on vrbo too for windsor hills rentals)

    This resort community is receiving great reviews over on tourguidemike.com

    We are staying there in Nov! :thumbsup2
  6. byoung

    byoung <font color=coral>You are keeping us alive<br><br>

    Jun 22, 2005
    Hope you find what you are looking for.
  7. Gillian

    Gillian <marquee><font color=green>I'm the only crazy disn

    Apr 26, 2000
    This map sort of shows where the neighborhoods are. http://www.orlandovillas.com/Map.aspx

    We found Windsor Palms to be incredibly convenient! Any community in that specific area will be an easy drive. If we were planning to stay in a pool home I'd start with Windsor hills, windsor palms and Emerald Island. If I couldn't find anything there I'd branch out but there is a lot to choose from in those 3!

    If I went with a management company instead of the owner directly (no reason to, tho) I'd make sure I was getting a specific house and not just a type of house (ie "the mouse house IV" or whatver and not just "a 4 bedroom 2 bath near Disney").

    Also make sure the # of bathrooms is good for your party size!
  8. midwestdee

    midwestdee Mouseketeer

    Aug 3, 2005
    Just curious - but why would you want to rent a house as opposed to staying at a hotel? Please tell me it isn't to have a kitchen. I've made it clear to my DH that a vacation has nothing to do with kitchens. Give me room service and housekeeping - now that is a vacation!
  9. Mom2T&G

    Mom2T&G Earning My Ears

    Mar 20, 2006
    We are going in may and found our pool house at vacationneardisney.us. I read good reviews of their houses on here and I got an excellent price.

  10. lorrainesy

    lorrainesy Mouseketeer

    Nov 7, 2005
    Ditto if I am at Disney I want to enjoy myself not cook and clean. :stir:
  11. Unregistered

    Unregistered Guest

    We used to stay in hotels, especially on-site in Disney, and loved it.

    But now we much prefer to stay in a home. Its not just the kitchen, although the kitchen comes in very handy.

    A home offers so much more space to relax in, the bedrooms are bigger, and there actually are bedrooms, so you can have some space to yourself when travelling with friends or family.

    We have stayed in great Pool Homes and Condos, and actually prefer the Condo, they are just as big and if you pick one in a good community you will get all the same facilites as a resort such as pools and hottubs, gyms, tennis courts etc etc.

    We use TheBigCondoList and TheBigVillaList which offer Condo and Villa rentals directly from the owners.

    We have even stayed in a home when it is just the two of us, it really is great to have a lot of space and comfort to relax in rather than a cramped hotel room.
  12. halld6479

    halld6479 DIS Veteran

    Jan 8, 2005
    have you gave staying at a dvc and get early morning entry and convient to just get on bus and let them worry about the crazy driving and saves parking fees, and is affordable depending if you are staying sunday and leaving friday's
  13. Shutterbug

    Shutterbug Some Say........

    Aug 6, 2000
    Its all about space and peace and quiet. So nice to be able to sleep in and not be woken up with kids playing catch in the hallway or banging on the wall between rooms.

    Also its less expensive. I go in the off season and have been able to get a whole beautifully furnished house with its own pool for a week for just a lil bit more than I would be paying for at one of the All Star Resorts.

    I have also used Orlandovillas.com too. I have found homes in nice quiet homes with wonderful views over a lake or a pond with alligators.
  14. Mainebound

    Mainebound DIS Veteran

    Jul 24, 2002
    You can see where we have stayed/are staying in my signature, but if you go to the Orlando board you will get lots of recommendations and helpful suggestions.

    As you can see from my signature, we have gradually made the move to totally offiste. with one WDW trip per year, we can afford to stay wherever we want, but we prefer offsite, especially for our trips which now are about 12 days long -- no enjoyment being cramped in a hotel room (or 2 connecting rooms, which is what we always had) that long for us at all.

    good luck finding your house -- it's a very fun thing to look for!
  15. bookmama

    bookmama Mouseketeer

    Apr 5, 2006

    my mom said the same thing. why should we cook and clean on my vacation?!

  16. canwegosoon

    canwegosoon DIS Veteran

    Apr 29, 2004
    Deb have a lot of great info on her site. www.allearsnet.com you can preview the homes etc.... :thumbsup2 I don't like suprises or the unknown when I am spending a lot of money on a vacation.

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