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A Trustworthy Site To Rent Villas in Orlando

August 12th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, Vacation Rental Websites, kissimmee florida vacation home rental, windsor hills No Comments »

Looking for villas to rent in Orlando can get overwhelming. Of course you are looking for a trustworthy site to rent villas in Orlando but there are so many out there how do you know where to even start?

First decide on your ‘wish list’. What exactly do you need for your Orlando rental home? How many bedrooms, bathrooms, do you want a private south facing pool, Disney themed rooms, do you wanting a home on a resort the very closest to Disney World?

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Then you have to decide if you book your Orlando villa directly with the owner, or book with a large rental agency. More and more people are deciding to book direct with the owner. This has a number of advantages. Firstly it saves you money – this can be a great deal of money. Secondly you know exactly which house you are going to be staying in. Thirdly, and this really depends upon the individual owner, you may get a much better and more personalized service from booking directly with an owner.

So how do you find a trustworthy site? Well of course I am going to send you to my sites here! You didn’t think I wouldn’t did you? I have homes on Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms, as well as the beautiful resort of Solana.

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Why are they trustworthy sites? I hope that my guests speak for me on this one – you can see what they say about me and my selection of homes. They also keep coming back! This is the best way that I can tell that I am doing a good job on offering not only high quality homes, but also great customer service. I enjoy what I do and I really do want my guests to enjoy their time in my homes. So I will do my very best to match you to the home which will be perfect for you.

What else can I offer the guest looking for villas to rent in Orlando? Well everyone knows that Orlando is the theme park capital of the world! So my guests also get the added value of being able to ask EverythingMouse any question at all about Disney World and the other theme parks. My other not so secret identity is as Disney travel writer EverythingMouse. My online resources are free for everyone out there who wants to make their trip to Disney World very special ( and save a lot of money and time along the way). But my Orlando villa guests get my individual attention and can ask me as many things as they need to know about the Orlando theme parks, restaurants, things to do, ways to save money. So not only do you have access to some of the very best homes close to Disney World, you have access to EverythingMouse too!

Need another reason to book one of my Orlando villas close to Disney World?

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Orlando Vacation Homes

July 26th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, Vacation Rental Websites, kissimmee florida vacation home rental, windsor hills No Comments »

So you have searched on the internet for your perfect vacation home close to Disney World. You have stared at the computer screen for hours to learn where the houses are, the prices, which vacation homes look as though they are right for your family. You are excited about your family vacation to Disney World.

You send out some emails to Orlando vacation home owners for houses on your short list. You wait. You really had one special home in mind that you liked the look of more than any other.  It was close to Disney World, had a great pool, a game room. Everything you wanted in an Orlando villa.

You wait. And you wait some more. A day passes and you don’t hear from the owner. You had your heart set on that home. You have taken the time to find it and you don’t really want to start your search again. Another day passes. Nothing.

You open your email one morning and there it is. An answer about your dream home. But the owner gives you a couple of ’standard’ sentences and refers you back to their website which you had already seen anyway. But they are too late. You have already booked another home.

So, I hear you ask what is my point? Vacation home owners are human. Even I move away from my computer screen sometimes!You are communicating with people on the internet. You have no idea who they really are because all they have is a website with some pictures of their home. You are trusting them with a big part of your vacation and you know nothing about them. And then they ignore you!

I am speaking from personal experience as I just spend many hours looking for a vacation home in California. What a very frustrating experience! Vacation home owners that don’t get back to you, send you one line answers, don’t answer your questions……… Now there were some who were polite and friendly. And these are the ones that I noticed.

There is no way I would rent a home from someone who does not take their customer service seriously at this stage. How would it be if there is a problem somewhere along the line if I don’t trust them right now? You can have the nicest house at a bargain price but if I don’t trust you I am not going to book!

And I hope that my guests feel the same. They book my Orlando homes because I have a great selection of villas which are of a very high standard.  But my customer service is second to none.  I often have had people say to me – you are the only one who has answered or tried to help me.

Want to know where the best viewing places for the Magic Kingdom fireworks are? The best restaurant where you can dine with a Disney Princess. Want to know if going to EPCOT next Wednesday is a good idea? These are all things you can ask me and I will answer. Promptly. So you can stay in a great house, and have everything you need for your Disney World vacation.

Find an Orlando vacation home owner that you do know something about.  You will be glad that you did

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Windsor Palms 6 Bed Home

July 15th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, kissimmee florida vacation home rental No Comments »

I now have a fabulous Windsor Palms 6 bed home available. So if you are looking for a larger home on Windsor Palms then this is the one for you. The larger homes on this resort can be difficult to find so I am very pleased that this owner has asked me to add this home to the others that I have available on Windsor Palms.

The house is located just steps away from the clubhouse so you are never going to be far away from the fabulous resort facilities. The large swimming pool and spa is south facing and is very private.

The house has 2 Master suites with king size beds, 2 Queen suites and 2 Twin rooms. All the bedrooms of this luxury home have cable TV and DVD players.

This house has a magnificent Games Room/Family room with 8ft solid wood 1″slate bed Billiard table, high grade Foosball table, Electronic Darts board,TV, DVD/VCR & Playstation 2 with selection of games,DVD’s and books. Everything that you need for your luxury Orlando vacation home on the best resort close to Disney World.

The house also has the benefit of wireless internet access – so you never need to be out of touch. Unless you want to be of course!

So if you are interested in booking this luxury Windsor Palms 6 bed 3.5 bath home just contact me using the big envelope at the top of the screen and I will get back to you straight away with more details.

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Holiday Homes Orlando

July 9th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, Vacation Rental Websites, kissimmee florida vacation home rental, windsor hills No Comments »

Just how do you choose a holiday home in Orlando? Need some help? There is so much choice – and once you start an internet search for an Orlando villa it can be time consuming and overwhelming. So how do you narrow down your search for your prefect Orlando holiday home?

I have owned vacation homes in Orlando for many years. I now have a number of holiday homes to offer and communicate every day with guests looking for the ideal vacation villa. Sometimes you need to see things from the other side just to appreciate how difficult the process is. It should be easy to find a home – there are a lot of Disney vacation homes out there. And that is just the problem. How do you know which Disney holiday home is going to suit your family?

This week I have been searching for a vacation home in another part of the US for my family. I admit it has been driving me crazy and at this point I almost want to give up! All I want to do is have one site with someone there to help just so I can ask the 4 or 5 questions I really need to know the answers to. I need to know exactly where the house is, what does it look like, how much is it, is it available and do I trust the person who I am renting from? The last question is probably the most difficult one – even for me and I have been a holiday home owner for so long I really know how to do this more than most.

So I started thinking again about what people really want when they are looking for a holiday home in Orlando. They want to know where it is. You need to be close to the Disney theme parks, Universal, SeaWorld. All the Orlando attractions.

You need to know if the house is good value for your family. So if you have a limited budget you don’t want to be told about ones you can’t afford. Or if you only want the best Orlando villas then you want to see the best.

You want someone who you can trust to help you choose. Of course we are all trying to persuade you that our homes are the best! But I can honestly say that if I do not have what you are looking for then I will tell you and try and point you in the right direction.

So if you are looking for the perfect Orlando holiday home for your next Disney World Orlando vacation then contact me and I will help you find your way through the maze! You may like to reserve one of my Windsor Palms, Windsor Hills or Solana resort homes. Or if they are not the right ones for you I can give you the benefit of my many years of experience and point you in the right direction.

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Windsor Palms Game Room

June 2nd, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, kissimmee florida vacation home rental No Comments »

At last the game room in our Windsor Palms home is finished. I wanted it to be just that bit better than most ( don’t I always?) and I am really pleased with the result.

I have to confess that I waited a while before I decided to create a game room. They have become increasingly popular in Orlando vacation homes, but I wanted this one to be just right so I spent a lot of time talking to different suppliers and looking at the design that I wanted for the house.

It has a pool table, foosball and air hockey. I also decided to include some toys for the children. I discovered pretty quickly that it is difficult to play pool even in the ideal game room if you have a one year old literally hanging on your every move. So there are toys in there too to keep the younger kids happy.Windsor Palms Game Room

All in all I think it is one of the best game rooms on Windsor Palms!

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Orlando Short Term Vacation Rental – Want A Different View?

March 24th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, kissimmee florida vacation home rental, windsor hills No Comments »

You may have looked at so many Orlando short term vacation rental websites that you really don’t want to look at another. Well perhaps I can tempt you to look at just one more after seeing this video that I put together. It shows my Orlando vacation rental homes and some great views of Disney World too. So sit back and enjoy.

Want to know more about my Orlando short term rental homes?

If you are looking for luxury Orlando villa homes to rent then you have found some of the very best available. Resort homes on Windsor Palms and Windsor Hills – close to the magic with resort facilities second to none. Upgraded luxury Orlando homes with everything you need to make your stay very special – at a price that may surprise you.

These homes are so close to all the Orlando theme parks that you can almost touch them! There is even one home where you can watch the Disney fireworks from the house. Imagine all the luxury and value of a Windsor Palms or Windsor Hills home – go ahead and upgrade for a fraction of the cost of an hotel room.Find out more .

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Windsor Hills

March 14th, 2008 Alison Posted in Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, kissimmee florida vacation home rental, windsor hills No Comments »

I am happy to announce that I have now added Windsor Hills homes to my collection of vacation homes available for rental to my guests. I have a brand new 4 bed and a 6 bed home to offer on Windsor Hills.

If you are looking for the ultimate Orlando vacation home close to Disney then you have to check out these beautiful new homes on Windsor Hills resort.

For those of you not familiar with the Windsor Hills resort it is one of the most sought after in the Orlando area – it is as close to Disney World as you can be, less than 2 miles. Windsor Hills has great resort facilities including a community pool with water slide and interactive fountains, a gym, movie theater, concierge, playgrounds. It simply has everything that you need.

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As you can see from the pictures these Windsor Hills houses themselves are brand new and beautifully upgraded. They simply have everything that you could wish for in a vacation home – absolute luxury close to Disney World.

The houses are located on some of the best lots in Windsor Hills – with great privacy around the pool. The 6 bed home is simply on one of the best locations on the Windsor Hills resort – overlooking a lake with fountain.

 

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Contact me for more information about the ultimate Disney vacation homes.

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Orlando Vacation Home Or A Disney Hotel Room?

January 31st, 2008 Alison Posted in Disney World Florida, Florida Vacation Rentals, Orlando Theme Parks, kissimmee florida vacation home rental No Comments »

I spend a lot of my time writing about the advantages of staying in an Orlando vacation home. I know that I am biased as I have been in this vacation rental home business in Orlando for a long time. So how was it when I stayed in an hotel instead of my own home?

My homes were booked and I had a very narrow window of time to visit Orlando. So I decided to stay in a Disney World hotel – the Animal Kingdom Lodge. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is a deluxe Disney World hotel. The very top of the range of the hotels for a Disney World holiday.

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So what was great about the Animal Kingdom Lodge? I have always liked this hotel and spend a lot of time in it’s restaurants, Boma and Jiko. They are amongst my favorite restaurants in the whole of Disney World. It is a beautiful and original hotel – where else in North America can you look out from your balcony and see giraffe and zebra. It was a wonderful experience to do that. But I could just visit the hotel and see the giraffe from the savanna when I have finished my Boma breakfast – this is what I usually do! Did I need to spend $300 plus a night for a very small room to do that? Would I do it again?

The answer is no I would not do it again. I would wait for my Windsor Palms or Solana vacation homes to be empty and stay there. To manage in a small space when I could have 10 times the space in my vacation homes just is not something that I want to do again. Disney World hotels really are amongst the best in the world, but I have been spoiled by my luxury Orlando vacation homes. I genuinely couldn’t wait to get out of the hotel and back ‘home’!

So, yes, I enjoyed the novelty of the Animal Kingdom Lodge but the small room with just one bathroom between the 5 of us (!) just didn’t work out.

Am I even more convinced of the advantages of renting a vacation home? You bet I am! I love all things Disney but I can get my fix in other ways than staying in a deluxe resort!

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Disney World Victoria And Albert’s Restaurant Bans Children

January 10th, 2008 Alison Posted in Disney World Florida, Orlando Theme Parks 1 Comment »

Children under 10 will no longer be allowed in Victoria and Albert’s – the only restaurant in Disney World with a AAA star. Disney has said that this is in response to the wishes of it’s guests.

Is this a drastic move? As a mother of 3 children aged under 10 who have eaten in many restaurants and are (usually) very well behaved, I don’t really think so. Disney World is perhaps the most family orientated travel destination in the world so just making one fine dining restaurant a child free zone really isn’t a big deal. This is a restaurant where prices start at $125 per person so I wasn’t about to take the kids anyway! According to Disney on average 3 families per month ate at the restaurant so it wasn’t exactly a family hot spot……..

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Affordable Disney World – Could It Be Magic?

December 12th, 2007 Alison Posted in Disney World Florida, Orlando Theme Parks No Comments »

I am always trying to find new ways to save money at Disney World and make it more affordable. I am planning my own Disney vacation at the moment and so am constantly being reminded of how easy it is to save hundreds of dollars. But you do have to know what you are doing! One way of course is to stay in an Orlando vacation home, but I would say that wouldn’t I! Anyway, there really are lots of easy ways to save yourself some dollars at Disney World.

I have just updated my site Affordable Disney World

There are lots of ideas for savings on Walt Disney World tickets and suggestions for free things to do.

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