Calabria Vacation Rentals

Calabria - A Luxury Gated Vacation Rental Community

Calabria in Kissimmee, Florida, is a comparatively new development of over 50 large, upscale 5, 6 and 7 bedroom homes with private pools and sundecks. Built in 2012, this Italian themed vacation community has been designed around two central lakes and is surrounded by Floridian conservation woodland. At just over twenty minutes from Disney World®, a vacation home on Calabria is ideal for anyone looking for an upmarket Orlando theme park based vacation.

Staying at Calabria

The initial phase of development of Calabria was completed in 2012, although individual homes continue to be built in the subdivision today. The upscale community is well established, attractive and well managed and maintained gated community which is comprised of both vacation rental homes and permanent residential properties. The large homes and villas on the community are two storey properties which have between 5 and 7 bedrooms. As well as the differing number of bedrooms, the homes range in size from 2,100 to 4,000 sq.ft. All the homes have screened swimming pools, fully equipped kitchens and laundry rooms. A number of villas have games rooms with all or some of the following: pool tables, air hockey, foosball, table tennis and darts, etc. It's worth noting that the games rooms in vacation rental homes are normally in the converted garage space and so may, or may not, be air conditioned.

All of the homes at Calabria will provide just about everything you'll need in order to enjoy your vacation. They will also be locally managed and so if there are any problems with the home, they will be looked after by trained property management personnel, leaving you to enjoy your vacation.

Calabria on Youtube

In order to write our Central Disney Area Destination Reports, we visited each of the communities in the Orlando area and in a lot of cases we also recorded a brief video of the community and uploaded it to Youtube. We did this on our visit to Calabria, which you can see by clicking below. These videos are fairly short and are simply intended to give an impression of the community and provide potential guests with more of a feel for the neighborhood.

 
Calabria Youtube Video

How Far from the Attractions is Calabria

Florida is one of the world's top tourism destinations. Last year nearly 113 million people visited the state, creating a new record. The state has a well developed tourism infrastructure which has been built around its natural and man-made attractions, and nowhere are there so many varied and quality attractions that can be enjoyed by visitors of all ages. In terms of the man-made attractions, these predominantly reside in a band across the state from Orlando and south down towards Tampa. The beauty of staying in a vacation rental home in Calabria is that all of these attractions are all accessible on a day trip from the community. But vacations aren't just about the man-made attractions; you can enjoy the natural resources of Florida too. If you want to take the kids surfing at Cocoa Beach on the Atlantic coast, or just feel like chilling at Clearwater Beach on the Gulf of Mexico, then either of these is doable on a day trip. Both of these beaches are no more than a 90 minute drive away.

The following driving times are approximate, but they give an indication of the convenience of staying in vacation rental home at Calabria:

Disney World® Parks - 20+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 25 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 25 Minutes
Legoland - 38 Minutes
Universal Studios - 35 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 40 Minutes
Adventure Island, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Busch Gardens, Tampa - 75 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 75 Minutes
Cocoa Beach - 70 Minutes
Clearwater Beach - 90 Minutes

Golf Courses Near Calabria

Golf has long been a Florida staple, well in advance of Disney World® with some courses still open that date back to the 1920's. With over 200 golf courses, around 20 golf academies and some of the world's most prestigious tournaments, Orlando is any golfer's delight. With a multitude of stunning courses designed by some of the world's most famous golfers, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere else. Below are some golf courses near Calabria with approximate driving times:

Reunion - 10 Minutes
The Reserve at Orange Lake - 5 Minutes
Celebration - 10 Minutes
Falcon's Fire - 15 Minutes
Providence - 20 Minutes
Disney's Magnolia - 20 Minutes
Disney's Palm Golf Course - 15 Minutes
Oaks National Golf Club - 20 Minutes
Cassleberry Golf Club - 35 Minutes
Hawk's Landing - 20 Minutes

Restaurants Near to Calabria

The tourist areas around the parks are chocked full of restaurants, so if you're thinking of taking the kids out for dinner, then we could probably name a restaurant or two that are within a ten to fifteen minute drive of Calabria. Why not check out some of the following eateries that are in the area, including Applebee's, Bahama Breeze, Black Angus Steak Restaurant, Bob Evans, Bonefish Grill, Boston Lobster Feast, Buffalo Wild Wings, Carrabba's Italian Grill, Charley's Steak House, Chili's, Chuy's Tex-Mex, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Diromio's Pizza And Grill, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza , Golden Corral, IHOP, Logan's Roadhouse, Longhorn Steakhouse, Macaroni Grill, Manny's Original Chophouse, Miller's Ale House, Moor, Olive Garden, On The Border, Outback Steakhouse, Panera Bread, Perkins, Pollo Tropical, Ponderosa, Red Lobster, Retro Station, Rosies Smokin Hot BBQ, Sakura Asian Fusion, Savion's Place, Sizzler, Shoneys, Sweet Tomatoes, Tarantino's Italian, Texas Roadhouse, TGI Fridays, Thai Thani, The Catfish Place, Waffle House and finally Zaxby's. But this list is by no means exhaustive.

If you don't feel like driving too far and just want to pick up something locally, then there's a whole range of fast food restaurants nearby which include Arby's, Burger King, Checkers, Chick-fil-A, CiCi's Pizza, Cordovano Joe's Pizza , Crown Fried Chicken, Domino's Pizza, DQ Grill and Chill, Dunkin Donuts, KFC, Long John Silver's, McDonalds, Panda Express, Papa John's Pizza, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Upper Crust Pizza and last, but not least, Wendy's.

Supermarkets
If you're thinking of staying of an evening and cooking at home, then you'll want to find a supermarket in which to buy the food. You'll find three large supermarkets (Walmart, Publix and Target) within a five minute drive of Calabria. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up a few beers and the steaks for the BBQ.

Non-Supermarket Shopping
If you're looking for something beyond supermarkets then you'll have to drive a little further. Twenty minutes down the I-4 in the Tampa direction, you'll find Posner Park where you'll find an IMAX Movie Theater and a whole range of restaurants and stores including, Books-a-Million, JC Penney, Best Buy, Staples, Target, PetSmart, DICK'S Sporting Goods.

Apparel Shopping
So, we all know that visiting the parks and lying by the pool sunbathing all day can be exhausting and so you just have to take a break from the relentless grind. So, how about a bit of retail therapy? Orlando has a wide and varied range of shops on offer that can provide some unusual shopping experiences. So, you'll need to jump in the car and head east towards Orlando. In Orlando you'll find a range of shopping options on offer. Designer brands and the latest in fashion trends are always in style at The Mall Millennia and The Florida Mall where shoppers will find top department stores offering incomparable service. Orlando's designer outlets, including Orlando Premium Outlets on International Drive, Orlando Premium Outlets on Vineland Avenue, and the Lake Buena Vista Outlets, feature a wide selection from the world's top designers at incredible savings. With this many shopping opportunities within 30 minutes driving distance, you had better bring a backup credit card.

The Calabria Weather

With any location in Florida being no more than seventy five miles from the ocean, the whole state's climate is heavily influenced by its proximity to the ocean. On top of that, the state is climatically split into. The division occurs at Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of Florida. Anywhere to the North of the lake, which is where Calabria, Kissimmee is located, the climate is defined as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.

So, when staying in Calabria, you should expect weather ranging from warm and pleasant during the non-summer months, through to extremely hot during the period of June thru to September. Florida is called the Sunshine state for good reason, the sun shines on most days and the temperature rarely ventures anywhere near 32°F. This explains why over the years, Disney and Universal Studios have both made Florida, and in particular Orlando, their home.

If you visit Orlando's theme parks and attractions outside of the summer months, you should have a relatively dry and comfortable experience. But in summer months, it's going to be very hot and very humid most days, with temperatures in June, July and August reaching into the mid 90s F.

Other Vacation Homes to Consider

Calabria is a popular vacation rental community and if you've found a home that you like the look of, then you should send off an inquiry concerning its availability and exact prices. However, why stop there? There are dozens of vacation rental communtities in the Disney area, so it's worth your while checking out a few of the others. The three main areas for vacation rental communities around Disney are Davenport, Clermont and Kissimmee. The communities in Davenport and Clermont are a longer drive from most of the attractions, but they're often priced better than homes on the communities in Kissimmee. So, starting in Davenport, why not check out Bella Toscana and also, if you're into golf, Highlands Reserve . If you're looking to keep costs down, then we'd suggest looking at Crescent Lakes . Looking at vacation rental communities in Kissimmee, you may want to look at vacation rentals in Emerald Island which is close to Disney and Terra Verde, which again is close to the parks.

If you spend a little more, then we'd advise you to take a look at Formosa Gardens, or Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms which are both full resorts and so offer more onsite entertainment.

The quality of all of the vacation rental communities around Kissimmee and Davenport is very good and the general standard of the homes in them can be exceptional. So, we would suggest that before booking any vacation home; determine your requirements including the intended travel dates and the number of people traveling before contacting as many homeowners as needed. This will allow you to determine which vacation rental homes most closely suit your requirements. Whether it be price, availability, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision.

Driving to Calabria

It's official, Orlando now has more theme parks and entertainment attractions than any other single location in the world. So, you won't be shocked to hear that as a result, all the leading US airlines and a fair number of the international ones, operate extensive flight routings both in and out of Orlando. The city is served by two international airports; Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando-Sanford Airport (SFB) which are 30 minutes and one hour's driving time, respectively from Calabria.

Most of the major airlines fly into Orlando International Airport and although sometimes more convenient, Sandford, offers much less choice of routings in and out of Orlando. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to Calabria, but we generally advise on this one because of its simplicity. To reach Calabria from Orlando International Airport, take FL-417S towards Disney World® and continue until reaching the Celebration Avenue (exit #2). Keep right to take ramp towards US Highway 192 in a westerly direction. Once on Highway 192 W, drive for about 7 miles, before turning left onto Westside Boulevard. After half a mile, turn right onto Paolos Pl. Calabria community will be directly ahead.

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Vacation Rental Homes in or near Calabria

Sleeps 16+

$850 per night

Atlantis - Formosa Gardens

8 Beds8 Baths8000 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 8 Baths, 8000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking

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from $850 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$500 per night

9 Bedrooms/6 Bathrooms, 4 En-sutes 4500 sq ft,  Sleeping 24, Gym, Water park

9 Beds6 Baths4500 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
9 Beds, 6 Baths, 4500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Windsor At Westside, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $500 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$430 per night

A Truly First Class 7 Bedroom 5 Bath Villa

7 Beds5 Baths3500 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $430 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

The Enchanted Retreat

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

The Magical Escape

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 14

$375 per night

Mickey's Oasis

7 Beds6 Baths4000 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 4000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $375 per night
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Sleeps 14

$321 per night

Camellia Villa

6 Beds5 Baths3400 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 5 Baths, 3400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking

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from $321 per night
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Sleeps 14

$315 per night

Casa Esmeralda

7 Beds6 Baths3564 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 3564 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Emerald Island, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $315 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$300 per night

Our Emerald Castle Sleep 16 has A Unique Children's Slumber Room

6 Beds5 Baths3100 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 5 Baths, 3100 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Emerald Island Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $300 per night
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Sleeps 13

$286 per night

The Emerald Dream Palace (c)

6 Beds5 Baths5000 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 5 Baths, 5000 Sq. ft, Sleeps 13
Location:
Emerald Island Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $286 per night
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Sleeps 14

$250 per night

Enchanted Disney Villa

6 Beds4 Baths3300 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3300 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $250 per night
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Sleeps 14

$250 per night

Private 6 Bedroom South-Facing Pool Villa 2k from Disney

6 Beds4 Baths3500 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Windsor Hills Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $250 per night
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Sleeps 15

$250 per night

6BR/5.5 Bath/3 King/South Facing Pool/Spa/Lanai/Game Rm/Wifi/Bbq/Near Disney

6 Beds5 Baths2840 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 5 Baths, 2840 Sq. ft, Sleeps 15
Location:
Terra Verde Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $250 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$225 per night

Tinkerbells Retreat

7 Beds5 Baths3300 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3300 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Emerald Island Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $225 per night
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Sleeps 14

$225 per night

7 Bedroom Pool Villa 4 miles from Disney

7 Beds6 Baths3354 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 6 Baths, 3354 Sq. ft, Sleeps 14
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $225 per night
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Sleeps 12

$215 per night

Dunestone Villa

6 Beds4 Baths3512 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3512 Sq. ft, Sleeps 12
Location:
Windsor Hills Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $215 per night
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Sleeps 10

$210 per night

Disney on Ice

5 Beds5 Baths2400 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2400 Sq. ft, Sleeps 10
Location:
Windsor Hills, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from $210 per night
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Sleeps 16+

£200 per night

Villa Formosa

7 Beds5 Baths3500 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
7 Beds, 5 Baths, 3500 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Formosa Gardens, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

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from £200 per night
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Sleeps 9

$200 per night

Gardenia Villa

4 Beds3 Baths2360 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 3 Baths, 2360 Sq. ft, Sleeps 9
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking

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from $200 per night
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Sleeps 12

$200 per night

5 Star Florida Dream Villa

5 Beds5 Baths2342 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
5 Beds, 5 Baths, 2342 Sq. ft, Sleeps 12
Location:
Windsor Hills Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Beach Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

Rate Info.

from $200 per night
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Sleeps 9

$200 per night

Magnolia Villa, on 1/3 acre with  South-Facing Pool

4 Beds4 Baths2360 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
4 Beds, 4 Baths, 2360 Sq. ft, Sleeps 9
Location:
Formosa Gardens Estates, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

Rate Info.

from $200 per night
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Sleeps 12

$200 per night

6 Bedroom House with Extended South Facing Pool Area

6 Beds4 Baths3200 Sq. ft

Family Villa

( Owner Manager )

Home:
6 Beds, 4 Baths, 3200 Sq. ft, Sleeps 12
Location:
Windsor Hills, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

Rate Info.

from $200 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$199 per night

8BR/5BA pool Villa from $199/nt ,Near Disney,Seaworld,Convention Center

8 Beds5 Baths3600 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 5 Baths, 3600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Crystal Cove Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

Rate Info.

from $199 per night
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Sleeps 16+

$199 per night

8br/5ba pool home from $199,Near Disney,Seaworld,Convention Center

8 Beds5 Baths3600 Sq. ft

Family Home

( Owner Manager )

Home:
8 Beds, 5 Baths, 3600 Sq. ft, Sleeps 16+
Location:
Crystal Cove Resort, Florida
Features:
Air Conditioning, Swimming Pool, Hot Tub, Wifi, Satellite/Cable, Family/Kid Friendly, Games Room, No Smoking, Parks Nearby, Golf Course Nearby

Rate Info.

from $199 per night
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