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Why are the villas all different prices?

All the villas are owned by private owners not by Orlando Villas and they will all have different standards. Some are very, very luxurious with furniture that has cost a great deal of money they will have top of the range utensils, bedding and towels...
Viewed 1537 times since 29 November 2013.

Things you might not be aware of in Florida

There are some things the unwary first time visitor to Florida or even America itself may not be aware of. Many rules and regulations or just habits are quite different to that which we are used to in the UK. For instance all marked prices in...
Viewed 2305 times since 29 November 2013.

A quick Christmas Shop at Premium Outlets

There is normally nothing like “a quick shop” in Orlando but this time it had to be as we had promised the girls we would be back in time for them to go to Celebration Town to see the last “Snow” of the night which was at 9. 00pm. We ...
Viewed 1919 times since 6 November 2013.

The 13th Food and Wine Festival.

Can you believe that 2013 will see the 13th Food and Wine festival at the Epcot Park at Disneyworld? And each year it seems to get better and better; this year, for instance, Scotland will be strutting their stuff (or swinging their kilts) for the fi...
Viewed 1922 times since 13 September 2013.

Baseball – a flavour of the new season at Walt Disney World

If you enjoy baseball or want to try out a game there’s an opportunity to watch the Atlanta Braves during their spring training. It’s a great way to spend a few hours with the family enjoying an ‘all American’ sport. Dates are usually mid February an...
Viewed 1782 times since 14 April 2013.

Frida's Cafe and Bakery.

If we are planning a day in the Pinellas County area of the Gulf Coast, we like to leave really early and treat ourselves to breakfast when we get there. I would like to suggest to you Frida' s Café and Bakery in Largo for somewhere a little...
Viewed 2097 times since 14 April 2013.

The Amish Country Store.

We have had a lot of programmes and series on the television in the last couple of years on the Amish people and it has certainly piqued my interest. So when I saw that we were in the area of an Amish store, I just had to go and have a look....
Viewed 2144 times since 13 April 2013.

Fantasmic

For anyone visiting Disney a trip to Hollywood Studios is a must, always popular with the whole of the family the park really has something for everyone. One of the main attractions at Hollywood Studios is the Mickey’s Fantasmic show. The...
Viewed 2655 times since 13 February 2013.

When should you book a villa?

We get many questions from potential guests wanting to know when is the best time to book a property in Orlando? The answer to this question is not as simple as you might think, but hopefully I will put your mind at rest, using not only my own experi...
Viewed 3162 times since 27 June 2012.

The villa pool

One of the best things about renting a vacation villa is your own pool! Just think, you arrive at your holiday destination, tired after a long journey, possibly jet lagged and no doubt just a little hot as you have not yet acclimatised to F...
Viewed 2972 times since 6 June 2012.

Differing Villa Rates

You may often wonder why villas are so many and various rates. This is simply because the majority of villas are privately owned, in fact on this web site they all are. The reason why is much more complex. So many factors come into the eq...
Viewed 2582 times since 31 May 2012.

Circle B Bar Reserve

Although Polk County actually purchased the reserve in 2000 it wasn' t until several years later that it really began to become the great natural resource for the county that it is today when the Polk Nature Discovery Centre was opened in 2008. Viewed 3112 times since 3 March 2012.

Mardi Gras at Universal.

Well folks, it is Mardi Gras time again at Universal Studios. Every year this is the most anticipated event and for 2002, they seem to have topped even themselves! The 2012 concert line up has such names as Kelly Clarkson (who is current...
Viewed 2243 times since 17 February 2012.

What Villa Location?

If you are ploughing through all the villas on this site and do not know where the best place to be is, this may help you. Obviously if your whole reason for visiting Florida is to go to the theme parks then you may think it is easy – jus...
Viewed 3352 times since 20 December 2011.

Making the Most of Your Villa Part 4

One of the great advantages of staying in a villa is the flexibility to eat when and whatever you like. We love getting up early that first morning (early can be 5. 00am! ) and going to Shoneys for an all you eat breakfast. After that we ...
Viewed 3056 times since 2 November 2011.

Late Check Outs

Checking out of your villa is often a moot point. I am often asked by prospective guests if they can have a late check out. All villas operate in the same way that hotels do, in that we try have new guests arrive on the same day as the previous guest...
Viewed 2677 times since 6 September 2011.

“Gramping” is the new big thing

“Gramping” is the new big thing and if you consider the advantages it' s no surprise! ' Gramping ' is where three generations of an extended family decide to holiday together and it’s got some great advantages over holidaying alone. Viewed 6522 times since 22 May 2011.

Making the Most of Your Villa Part 3

In Part 1 and 2 of Making the Most of Your villa I wrote about pre planning and the first day at the villa. When you stay at a villa you may also want to buy things of the villa for the children to enjoy, these are relatively inexpensive....
Viewed 3170 times since 18 May 2011.

Making the Most of Your Villa - Part 2

In Making The Most of Your Villa part 1 I shared things we pre planned before our holiday. The first morning in Orlando everyone seems to get up early. In the summer I like nothing more than to sit by the pool with a cup of tea and watch ...
Viewed 3120 times since 18 May 2011.

Making the Most of Your Villa Part 1

It may the first time you have stayed in a villa or you may have been visiting Florida for many years staying in a villa but I thought I would share a few things we find help us to enjoy our stay even more. Most owners are happy to provid...
Viewed 3029 times since 18 May 2011.

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