Clermont, Florida is a great family friendly destination and is one of the three cities around Orlando specifically designated for vacation rental homes. Clermont is the furthest of the three from Orlando's Disney World® and Universal Studios theme parks. And so, the vacation rental homes on the communities within Clermont tend to offer better value for money as a consequence. So, if you don't mind an extra ten minutes in the car to reach the parks, then we would strongly recommend checking out what Clermont has to offer.
Vacation Home Rentals in Clermont
In the last twenty years, the city of Clermont has seen a large growth in vacation rental communities. The standard of the homes on these communities is usually good and because Clermont is slightly further from the Orlando's Disney World®, the rentals rates of the homes here tend to be favorable in comparison to similar communities located in Kissimmee which are closer to the Orlando attractions. So, if you're looking to spend any time in the Orlando Parks, then it's worth checking what vacation rentals homes are on offer in Clermont because for the extra 5-10 minutes of driving in each direction could save you hundreds of Dollars on your holiday villa. Don't forget, it's still only 20-25 minutes to Disney from most of the communities in Clermont.
Reaching the Attractions from Clermont
Florida, and in particular, Central Florida is renowned as a world leader in tourism. But the jewel in the Central Florida's crown is the large number of attractions and natural resources it has available to tourists. These are predominantly spread across Orlando and south down to Tampa and are all accessible on a day trip from Clermont. But it's not just about the theme parks and attractions; 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 Clermont:
Disney World® Parks - 20+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 25 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 25 Minutes
Legoland - 40 Minutes
Universal Studios - 30 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 45 Minutes
Busch Gardens, Tampa - 80 Minutes
Kennedy Space Center - 80 Minutes
Cocoa Beach - 70 Minutes
Clearwater Beach - 90 Minutes
Clermont and Golf
Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not to be found anywhere else. It has long catered to the world's most discerning golfers - tourists and pros alike. The fantastic weather also makes it a natural hot spot for golfers. Many of the very best golf course architects have done some of their finest work right here in Florida. There are courses to suit every golfer's ability from beginners to scratch golfers. The best time for golfing weather is between October through May when it gets cooler (temps in the 70s/80s) and course conditions are at their peak, but you get the best price breaks between the hotter and stickier months of July through September. To give you an idea of what golf courses are either in or near Clermont, we've listed twenty courses below that are all within a 20 minute drive of Clermont:
Cypresswood Golf and Country Club
Oaks National Golf Club
Polo Park East
Deer Creek RV Golf and Country Club
Kings Ridge Golf Club
Orange Lake Golf
Swiss Fairways Golf Course
Legends Golf and Country Club
Green Valley Country Club
The Monarch at Royal Highlands
Restaurants Close to Clermont
No matter what type of food the kids are likely to want for dinner, you'll be able to find it within a ten minute drive of Clermont. We've listed a number of restaurants below which really only scratches the surface of what's around. So check out the following: 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, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, 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, 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, Pizza Hut, Pizzeria Uno Chicago Bar and Grill , Subway, Starbucks, Taco Bell, Upper Crust Pizza and last, but not least, Wendy's.
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 Clermont. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up a few beers and the steaks for the BBQ.
If you're looking for something beyond supermarkets then you'll have to drive a little further. Twenty minutes down the Highway 27, beyond the I-4, you'll find Posner Park. Here, there's an IMAX Movie Theater and a whole range of restaurants and stores including, Books-a-Million, JC Penney, Best Buy, Staples, Target, and DICK'S Sporting Goods, plus many more.
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 Climate in Clermont
The overall climate of the Sunshine state is influenced by the fact that all parts of the state are in close proximity to the ocean. Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state, is also a pivot point for the climate of Florida. Above the lake, which is where Clermont is located, the climate is classified as humid subtropical, while the areas below the lake, to the south, experience a true tropical climate.
When staying in a vacation rental in Clermont,Clermont, then you should plan for weather ranging from warm and pleasant from October through until May, and extremely hot between June and September. Florida sees a lot of sunshine throughout the year and the temperatures rarely fall near or below freezing (0°C / 32F).
Generally, if you visit the parks outside of the summer months, you should have a dry and comfortable experience. But in summer months, it's going to be hot and humid most days, with temperatures in the peak of summer reaching into the mid 90s F.
The rainy season arrives in May and runs on through until October. So, when leaving for the parks, you'll want to pack an umbrella and a plastic poncho, or similar. If you're a person who enjoys witnessing torrential downpours, then you can almost set your watch by the thunderstorms each afternoon during the summer month. It's also worth mentioning the Hurricane season which runs from July through to November. Fall/Autumn sees the arrival of beautiful balmy days where average temperatures and rainfall start to reduce. The winter months of December, January and February offer the coolest weather with January daytime temperatures averaging around 23°C / 73°F, but these can drop to 9°C / 48°F overnight. The driest months of the year can be found during late Fall, winter into early spring.
Clermont has fewer vacation rental communites than either Kissimmee, or Davenport, so we'd suggest that if you find a holiday villa on a community in Clermont that ticks all the right boxes, then send off an inquiry about it's exact rental price and availability. But, we'd also suggest that you continue to look for other homes, both in Clermont and on other communities in the other Davenport and Kissimmee. So, we'll list a few examples starting with a couple of Davenport and Clermont communities which are further away from most of the attractions, but which are often priced more competitevely than vacation rental homes in the Kissimmee area. In the Davenport/Clermont area, you might want to consider Champions Gate which is a very good community for golfers and Calabay Parc at Tower Lake and also Tuscan Hills which is another great spot, if you're a golfer. If you're on a tighter budget, then take a look at Crescent Lakes . And then in the Kissimmee area, you might look at vacation rentals in Emerald Island which is close to Disney and Terra Verde , which again is close to the parks.
If you're comfortable with spending a little more, then we'd suggest checking out Formosa Gardens, or Windsor Hills and also Windsor Palms which are both full resorts and so offer a different experience.
The quality of all of the vacation rental communities around Disney area is excellent and the generally the homes on these communities are of a very high quality. So, we'd suggest that as a first step in your hunt for a vacation home, you try and establish your needs including the planned dates of travel and the number of you traveling before contacting as many homeowners as possible. This will allow you to identify which vacation rental homes most closely suit your requirements. Whether it be availability dates, price, location, size of the property, facilities of the resort or community, etc, all of these should feature in your decision making process.
Driving to Clermont
As the most visited destination in the U.S. and the world's theme park capital, Orlando is the epicenter of tourism activity in the USA. As a result, all major US airlines and a large number of international airlines operate substantial flight schedules into and out of Orlando throughout the year. Orlando is served by two international airports; Orlando International Airport (MCO) and Orlando-Sanford Airport (SFB) which are 35 minutes and one hour's driving time, respectively from Clermont.
Most 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 Clermont, but we generally advise on this one. To reach Clermont 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 Hwy-192 in a westerly direction. Once on Hwy 192 W, drive for 6 miles and then turn right onto US27. Continue on US27 for 4 miles and you'll be in Clermont.
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