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Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

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Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

We're thinking about a last minute trip down to the Disney area from 12/26 - 01/02. We'd be interested in renting a condo, time share, or private house. Ideally we'd like a resort type place like a Marriott or similar. We're a family of 5, (2 adults, 3 teenagers) and have references from previous rentals.

Any suggestions or leads are most appreciated.

Thanks

Dave B

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1. Re: Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

No references needed for short term rental. It will; however, probably be difficult to find something so close in as many/most will be booked already since it is the peak travel week of the year. There are some resort style rental communities which have condos, townhomes, and single family homes. Windsor Hills is perhaps the most popular. For one, it's the closest to Disney where you can rent a private house (they have condos and townhomes too). And, they have good amenities for this type of community. It's a place to start. The time share places, like Marriott, you could check right on the official websites. Marriott, Hilton, Sheraton, etc. all have them, all of them are pretty nice, many are similarly located.

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2. Re: Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

check out www.orlamdovillas.com, they may have something.

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3. Re: Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

correction - orlandovillas

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4. Re: Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

I would suggest you go and look at Blue Heron Resort. It is one of the nicest places off the Disney. Don't rent a private townhouse on a well know website.

Many of the condos show pictures of rooms that don't exist. Beware also of this website's unit reviews. Most of the owners post their own reviews, this can be done, using another email address, making their places look good. Also some of the areas is questionable in Kissimmee. Pay a little more, but get the security. I guess some people don't mind the filth, and say the place is nice and safe, when it isn't.

We like clean and well kept places with up to date furniture. Your unit should be as nice as your home or nicer, othewise it is not a vacation.

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5. Re: Condo, Time Share, or Villa rental for Christmas week

Car or no car? how many days at parks? do you nee to be able to walk to things on occasion?

at this point you may be limeited by availability. And for xmas dinner if you want traditional away from the parks you can order one from Publix to re heat in advance for collection.

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