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Orlando Vacation Rental
What is an Orlando vacation rental?
A vacation rental is a home. It can be a condo or townhouse in a multi unit building. It could also be a stand alone, detached or semi-detached house or villa in a residential area. But it is a home, the entire home.
Typically the vacation rental home is owned by an individual though sometimes they are also owned by companies. A property owner has a contract with a property management company that specializes in managing vacation rental properties. It is usually the company that takes care of the place including the upkeep and rental bookings. As the guest, you deal with the company.
Size & Space
Orlando vacation rental homes range in size from a small two bedroom condo to mansions with nine bedrooms and more. They also typically have multiple bathrooms. It is not too unusual to find a home with as many bathrooms as bedrooms such as a six bed / six bath. The size of the many properties range in living space from 1000 to nearly 4000 square feet. There is a lot of room in them and a lot of places to put people from a two bedroom / two bath that sleeps six to a nine bedroom / five bath that sleeps thirty people.
In homes of these sizes your friends could join you on your trip. You can be together, but separate, each with your own bedroom. Many of the larger homes even have more than one master suite.
You don’t rent a couch to sleep on or a bedroom, you get the entire property or unit.
The homes are fully furnished and equipped. They come stocked with all the basic necessities like cooking equipment in the kitchen, sheets and blankets on the beds, bathroom items, etc. They have games rooms with various table top games like air hockey, foosball, pool / billiards, pinball machines, and others. Lounge chairs are provided for the private pool and / or spa area of the home. Here’s a fairly comprehensive list:
- Pool and or spa
- Patio / deck furniture
- Movie theaters
- Themed rooms
- Cable or satellite tv
- DVD or blu-ray player
- A collection of movies
- Pool safety fence
- Alarm clock
- Hair dryer
- Iron and ironing board
- Pool table
- Foos ball table
- Air hockey table
- Dart board and darts
- Coffee maker
- Air conditioning
Not every property will have all of the amenities list above. Each property will have a list of them, some will have all of these and more. When booking your Orlando vacation rental be sure to have a look at the property amenity list to ensure that the property you book has exactly what you want. You can filter your search by certain amenities here on VillaDirect.com.
Communities and community amenities
Often a vacation rental home is in a community such as a resort. The communities will offer amenities that the vacationing guest can access. They often have huge pools or lazy rivers, arcades, fitness centers, movie theaters, all sorts of wonderful amenities. Here is a bit of a list of some of these amenities you might find:
- huge pools
- lazy rivers
- bowling alleys
- movie theaters
- golf courses
- picnic and barbecue areas
- basketball courts
- tennis courts
- volleyball courts
- nature walks
- fishing piers
- fitness centers
- shopping on-site
- tiki bar
As with the property amenities above, not every community will have all of the amenities list above. Each community will have a list of them, some will have all of these and more. As before, when booking be sure to have a look at the community amenity list to ensure they have the amenities you want. You can filter your search by certain community amenities here on VillaDirect.com.
Why book an Orlando vacation rental?
Save money / Inexpensive
Many of the smaller vacation rentals have actual prices that are cheaper or right in line with many hotels in the Orlando area. If you want or need more than one room then a vacation rental almost becomes a no-brainer. It is much cheaper per night, as much as 60% cheaper.
Of course, in a vacation rental you have all kinds of space. As mentioned above, bring your friends, share the costs, and keep your own space yours and share the shared space with people important to you. Are you having a family reunion, a wedding, a family vacation? Regardless, whatever it is, there is room. Many families can vacation in the right vacation rental at the same time. Bring the entire crew when you come. Share the expenses.
Where in Orlando to rent?
Orlando vacation rentals are located all around the Orlando area. Many are near the world famous theme parks such as Walt Disney World® Resort, Universal Orlando, SeaWorld. Many are near nightlife, food, shopping, or nature. You can find rentals all round the city, the surrounding cities, and the counties.
We make it a snap to find the property you want near the place you want to be. Just view the map in the search results. It will show all the homes in the search results so you can pick the one nearest where you want to be.
How to find and book a rental?
We make it simple to find, quote, and book your Orlando vacation rental. We provide filtering to get all the details just right. We provide a map so you can pinpoint the perfect location, too. We also make it easy to get a quote on your chosen property or properties. And for booking, we make it easy with all sorts of payment options.