The Glenbrook community is located close to US 27 and Highway 192 and so it's comparatively well located for the attractions and theme parks of Orlando. It's also close to a number of local shops, supermarkets and restaurants, particularly those on Highway 192.
All of the holiday rental villas here are detached, air conditioned single family homes and are generally well furnished, well equipped and spacious. All of the properties in the community have their own privately screen swimming pools.
The homes and villas on Glenbrook are both single and two storey properties and range from 3, 4, 5 , 6and 7 bedrooms and are between 1,550 and 3,150 sq.ft in size. Glenbrook is made up of a combination of family residential and individual, often privately owned vacation homes. All homes are decorated and furnished with fully equipped kitchens and should come with everything needed to enjoy your vacation.
Although Glenbrook is not a fully fledged resort, it does offer a number of amenities intended for homeowners and their guests. These include the large heated communal pool, a tennis court, a beach volleyball court and a playground for the kids to enjoy. Inside the clubhouse, there is also a large seating area with armchairs and a computer with full internet access for guests to use.
When you consider how close the vacation rental homes on Glenbrook are to Disney World® and the other Orlando attractions and combine this with the competitive vacation rentals rates charged by the homeowners, then it's difficult to ignore what's on offer on this community, So, if you're planning an Orlando theme park vacation, then you could do a lot worse than see what's on offer at Glenbrook.
Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook, 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.
Journeying to the Attractions from Glenbrook
Whether it's the draw of a certain talking mouse, roaming storm troopers, Cinderella's giant Castle, or the Tree of Life in the Animal Kingdom, you can't deny the appeal of these symbols of the magical lands of Walt Disney World®. Whilst it's common knowledge that the Florida Peninsula has a stunning array of natural resources, it's the man made variety that cause millions of tourists to flock to Florida each year.
Over the past 60 odd years, Orlando has re-imagined itself to become the world's leading travel destination. The city's theme parks are the primary force behind that unparalleled rise in fortunes. Theme parks are big business in Central Florida and they're spread geographically across Orlando and south down to Tampa and are all accessible on a day trip from Glenbrook. 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 achievable on a day out. 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 Glenbrook:
Disney World® Parks - 20 Minutes
SeaWorld - 25 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 25 Minutes
Universal Studios - 33 Minutes
Fantasy of Flight - 41 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 and Glenbrook
With its subtropical climate and year-round sunshine, Orlando is a true golfer's paradise. The average annual temperature of 72.4 degrees makes it a great place to work on your game - or forget about it altogether and just have fun. Orlando boasts a plethora of public courses and meticulously landscaped private courses (many allow limited public play) who welcome visitors of all skill level. So, if you're a beginner looking to brush up on your game, there's a course for you, and if you're a pro looking to challenge yourself on a wide range of different layouts, there are several courses for you. Just bring your clubs - or rent them - and get ready to enjoy a scenic, memorable and fun round. Below are some golf courses near to Glenbrook:
Reunion - 20 Minutes
Oaks National Golf Club - 10 Minutes
Ridgewood Lakes - 30 Minutes
Polo Park East - 13 Minutes
Deer Creek RV Golf and Country Club - 12 Minutes
Kings Ridge Golf Club - 20 Minutes
Orange Lake Golf - 12 Minutes
Swiss Fairways Golf Course - 25 Minutes
Legends Golf and Country Club - 11 Minutes
Highlands Reserve - 10 Minutes
Restaurants Near to Glenbrook
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 Glenbrook. 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.
If you're thinking of cooking at the villa, then you'll want to find a supermarket. That's easy; there are three large supermarkets (Walmart, Publix and Target) within a five minute drive of Glenbrook. So, you'll never be too far away when you need to pick up that bottle of wine, or a few beers and the steaks for the poolside BBQ.
If you're looking for something beyond supermarkets then you'll have to drive a little further. Fifteen minutes drive on US27S, will take you to Posner Park where you'll find better shopping. Here they have 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. But, if you're looking for more upscale shopping then you'll need to head into Orlando. With its upscale malls, shopping outlets and boutiques, Orlando is a shopper's paradise. Designer brands and the hottest 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 options within a 30 minute drive, retail therapy is never too far away.
The Climate at Glenbrook
The 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 Glenbrook 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 Glenbrook,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.
Alternative Communities to Glenbrook
If you've identified the perfect vacation rental home for you on Glenbrook, then you should send off an inquiry about its availability and exact price, but don't restrict yourself just to either, this one home, or just this one community. We recommend you looking at other communities and resorts as well. Around the Disney area, these can often be located within a short distance of Glenbrook. As you've probably already found, the three main areas for vacation rental communities around Disney are Claremont, Davenport and Kissimmee. The communities in the Davenport/Clermont area are further away from most of the attractions, but they are often priced better than comparable vacation rental homes in the Kissimmee area. So, In the Davenport/Clermont area, if you like a game of golf, then take a look at Highlands Reserve and also Four Corners and also Tuscan Hills which is an impressive place to stay if you're a golfer. If you're looking to keep a ceiling on cost, then check out Crescent Lakes . When it comes to 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 can afford to spend a little more, then how about looking 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 adults and children in your party before contacting as many homeowners as possible. This will allow let you determine which vacation rental homes best closely suit your needs and budget. 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 Directions to Glenbrook
Disney World's Magic Kingdom boasts the highest attendance figures of any theme park on the planet. But Universal Orlando, which has been improving both the quality of its parks and as a consequence, its visitor numbers, is nipping at Disney's heels. So, it's little surprise that all the US domestic, and most international airlines have attempted to capitilize on this success themselves by laying busy flight schedules to 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 Glenbrook.
A large number of flights arrive and depart Orlando International Airport each day, with Sandford far less well served. There are a number of driving routes from Orlando International Airport to Glenbrook, but we generally advise on this one. To reach Glenbrook 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 7 miles and then turn right onto US27N. Continue on US27N for just under 2 miles and then turn right onto Glenbrook Boulevard and Glenbrook can be found ahead.
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