What are the top 10 vacations rentals in Orlando?

  (photo credit: INGIMAGE)
(photo credit: INGIMAGE)

Every year, a trip to Orlando is a bucket list item for millions of people. Aside from the obvious visit to Disney, there are seemingly endless things to do during your stay. But the success of your trip hinges on one very important factor: the rental you book for you and your family.

The best Orlando vacation rentals disappear fast when there’s availability. These accommodations meet the top-rated standards for lodging, comfort, location, and amenities and are worth the wait.

Before you book a hotel or resort for your Orlando vacation, check out these top 10 vacation rental properties and see why they’re in such high demand from tourists and locals looking for a staycation place to hang out!

1. VillaTel

First on our list is the VillaTel Resort, where your stay becomes more of an experience than a place to sleep. Here, there are five distinctly different resorts to select from, depending on the amenities and location you prefer. Your stay at VillaTel (Villa + Hotel) can include the standard experience, or you can choose to add from their limitless add-ons to make your time a once-in-a-lifetime memory. The contact location is 252 NW 29th St.

Miami, FL 33127, or you can call (407) 307-2794 and email [email protected]

2. Terra Verde Resort

A trip to Disney is much easier when you stay at Terra Verde Resort. The prime location, situated at Windsor Hills, 2600 N. Old Lake Wilson Rd, Kissimmee, FL, includes a variety of vacation rental homes, all within 2.5 miles of the main Disney entrance. Hop on the interstate, and you’ll find other attractions nearby, too, like SeaWorld, International Drive, Universal Studies, and Old Town. Feel safe with 24/7 security, visit the Welcome Center for any questions you need answers to, and let your kids play on one of the playgrounds, swim in the Olympic-size pool, or hit the arcade room. 

3. Emerald Island

No, it’s not the Wizard of Oz, but your Emerald Island stay may be just as magical. Emerald Island, located at 2751 Emerald Island Blvd., Kissimmee, FL, consists of a gated community where many individual owners rent out their properties. You’ll find large townhomes and villas, private pools, and clubhouse amenities. The community is about three miles from Walt Disney World and close to many shopping centers.

4. Oakwater Resort

Looking for more of a condo-style trip? Check out Oakwater Resort at 2705 Wolcott Ln, Kissimmee, FL. These luxury-furnished condominiums offer various designs, bedrooms, and amenities. You’ll find all the conveniences of upscale living, along with a nearby golf course, lagoon-shaped pool, and kid-friendly play areas. At only 1.5 miles away from Disney, you can see the fireworks show from here!

5. Reunion Resort

Having a reunion, or just want to enjoy your stay in Orlando? Visit the Reunion Resort at 7593 Gathering Drive, Kissimmee, FL. The five-acre water park, choice of ten swimming pools, three signature golf courses, and spa make it easy to stay busy without leaving the grounds! The properties are fully-furnished and modern, including all your conveniences.

6. Windsor Palms

If you need a place central to all the hot attractions, head to Windsor Palms, 2300 Wyndham Palms Way, Kissimmee, FL. Your vacation home is in the heart of the city, close to Disney, Sea World, International Drive, and Universal. Looking for a day away from Orlando? Hop on the interstate, and you’ll easily find your way to Kennedy Space Center and Tampa within a couple of hours. Lodging in Windsor Palms includes individually-owned condos, townhomes, and villas, with a clubhouse full of amenities — even a movie theater and video arcade! Shuttle buses to top attractions are provided.

7. The Retreat at Champions Gate Resort

Florida is known for its extensive golf courses, and you’ll find two of the best at The Retreat at Champions Gate Resort, 1413 Thunderbird Rd, Davenport, FL. Davenport is slightly past Kissimmee heading south, so if you’re looking for a place to relax away from Orlando traffic, this retreat is your answer. Within about 20 minutes, you can be at your attraction or enjoying shopping and dining. Vacation rental homes are spacious enough for multiple families, and many offer themed rooms and pools. 

8. Bella Vida Vacation Homes

Ready for a stay in modern luxury? Visit the Bella Vida Vacation Homes at 1172 Marcello Blvd, Kissimmee, FL. Here, you’ll find the Signum Vacation Villas, conveniently located a few miles away from most attractions, nestled behind the world-famous Medieval Times Dinner Theater. Your stay includes comfortable and high-quality furnished homes sleeping up to six guests. Amenities on-site include a zero-entry pool, Italian gardens for peaceful walks, a children’s playground, basketball courts, a fitness center, and a cyber cafe.

9. Magic Village Resort

You don’t have to visit Disney to explore the magic of Kissimmee when you stay at the Magic Village Resort. This vacation rental offers multi-bedroom duplexes and triplexes, complete with modern conveniences and fully equipped kitchens. But if you don’t feel like cooking, the on-site restaurant is available throughout the day. Visit the heated outdoor pool, fitness facilities, and other amenities during your stay at 151 Pantanal Lane, Kissimmee, FL.

10. Windsor at Westside Resort

Vacations don’t have to be for kids or adults. When you book a stay at the Windsor at Westside Resort, everyone has a great time! As one of the newest gated resort communities in the area, Windsor at Westside, 2100 Tripoli Ct., Kissimmee, FL, has top amenities, luxury furnishing, and a prime location. You’ll quickly be at your favorite theme park, walking through the heart of Orlando, or exploring the shopping and dining that makes this city so popular. Vacation properties are large enough for multiple families, can include splash pools, and give you access to the Tiki Bar, resort-style pool, and Lazy River.

No matter which resort you choose, one thing is for sure: You’re going to have an amazing time on your trip, even if you never leave the property!

This article was written in cooperation with Igor Bekker