If you have a large family, vacations can get expensive really fast. Between feeding everyone, buying theme park tickets, etc., it’s easy to think that a trip to Central Florida, the No. 1 vacation destination in the country and the theme park capital of the world, would be feasible to fit into your family’s budget. However, one way to make those vacation dreams a reality is by staying in a vacation villa that’s large enough to fit the whole family or maybe two families. Instead of the typical hotel room that has one or two beds and a small bathroom, vacation villas for big families have room to spare with amenities such as multiple bedrooms and bathrooms, kitchen/ettes, living spaces and more. With these accommodations, your family can share the villa and share the fun! Here are our picks for best villas!
Value Villas - The Caribe Cove Resort features two and three bedroom villas that average over 1,500 square feet and are fully furnished with all of the amenities of home. The Country Inn Calypso Cay features a wide array of room types and a ton of extras, such as free high-speed Internet access, four heated pools and two hot tubs, a complimentary hot breakfast buffet and daily shuttle service to the nearby parks. Finally, Fantasy World Villas is a recently renovated property with quarters that sleep up to six. With luxury amenities, including washers and dryers in each unit, virtual golf, tennis courts, a fitness center and a $10 million renovation to the pool area, which now includes two five-story water slides and a lazy river, Fantasy World Villas is a perfect choice for families looking for a true vacation getaway.
Popular Villas - Located only two miles from the entrance to the Walt Disney World Resort and a mere three miles from SeaWorld, the Floridays Resort Orlando combines a perfect location with features such as a full kitchen with space to allow up to eight guests to sleep comfortably. Just down the road, near the Downtown Disney area, lies WorldQuest Orlando. The 214-room resort also allows you to save money on food with full kitchens in each suite, and the complimentary shuttle service to the local theme parks also saves on both time and money. Also in the same area, the Nickelodeon Suites Resort puts children in focus, allowing them play alongside SpongeBob, Dora the Explorer, the Rugrats and their favorite Nickelodeon cartoons in this kid-centric hotel. If you plan on having a lot of downtime during your vacation and want to keep your children entertained, this is the hotel for you, with two giant pool complexes, the 4D Experience Theatre and even child care if parents want a night to themselves.
Luxurious Villas - If you’re looking to stay in luxury and don’t mind spending a little extra, the Orlando Omni Resort at Champions Gate and Disney’s Beach Club Villas are the perfect places for a family-friendly vacation. The Orlando Omni Resort at Champions Gate is a four-diamond resort surrounded by 36 holes of championship golf, 15 acres of recreation and is just minutes from Orlando. With suites up to 2,100 square feet, a European-style spa, five restaurants and 36 holes of championship golf on two golf courses designed by Greg Norman, this resort is the true definition of vacation for both parents and children. Disney’s Beach Club Villas offer much of the same opulence but with one of the best locations in Orlando. Located at the Walt Disney World Resort just off Disney’s BoardWalk and literally steps to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, this resort houses studios, one bedroom and two bedroom villas and feature family-friendly amenities such as Stormalong Bay, a three-acre water playground filled with sand-bottomed pools, waterfalls, lazy river, children’s pool and water slide that starts in a pirate ship.
Orlando is filled with thousands of hotel accommodations, but if you want your stay to include space for the whole family and amenities for everyone, these family villas are the perfect place to make your home away from home!
Orlando, FL – 02/26/14