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STR Accommodation is the ONLY way to go!!

Being born and bred in the great U.S.A., I was always with the majority of Americans in my ideas about accommodation when vacationing. We never thought of other options as there just aren’t any – you go on vacation and you stay in a hotel! Right? Wrong!!

The Disney area is unique in that there is a huge market for short-term rental. Certainly there are other areas of the country where renting a vacation home or “villa” (this is a European term) is a possibility. However, availability is often limited and the rates can be expensive. In the Orlando area, short-term rental homes are easy to find, easy to book, are a great value and offer the utmost in luxury, comfort, and Floridian style!

There are too many reasons to list why this is an incredible alternative to a hotel room, but read on to find out about a few!

We all love our children dearly, but it’s a real downer being cramped in a small hotel room trying to get them to go to sleep late at night (or even early morning hours!) while all you want to do is collapse in peace. It never seemed right to have to sacrifice the comforts of home on what is supposed to be a vacation. Some vacation!!! The one thing I appreciate the most since discovering short-term rental accommodation is that I don’t have to give up my privacy and downtime! After a long day at the parks, the children are in their own rooms (with the peace and comfort they need to fall asleep!) while my husband and I unwind in the lounge watching a good movie or discussing the events of the day.

The second thing I appreciate most is having a fully-equipped kitchen! No – I don’t enjoy cooking on my vacation, but it can be very stressful having a meal in a restaurant with young impatient children let alone 3 in one day not to mention the expense! But, to have a refrigerator, pantry and microwave for quick breakfast foods, snacks or easy lunches is the ultimate convenience!

How about the many outfits youngsters can potentially go through in one day? Can you possibly own enough to pack for an extended vacation? Let’s face it, do they not always manage to wear their food, find the mud, and often have accidents that we don't need to go into detail about? This brings me to my third favorite thing – a laundry room! Need I say more?

And finally, the best of all is the private pool! Yes – a pool all to yourself just outside your door! No need to walk to the hotel pool and then camp out for hours while the kids swim. Nope! They’re right outside your door where you can keep a close watch on them while doing whatever else you might want to do when you’ve had enough of swimming!

If you haven’t discovered this amazing way to vacation, then once you have, you will never want to do it any other way! Enjoy!

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