Mission Park in Claremont, Florida is one of the newer, medium sized vacation rental communities. It was completed in 2005 and has just over over 180 three and four bedroom homes. The fact that it's located just over 20 minutes from Orlando's Disney World®, combined with the competitive pricing of the vacation homes here, makes Mission Park an extremely attractive option for vacationers. Also for golfers, the Clermont and Davenport areas have a number of championship golf courses, many of which are open to the public.
About at Mission Park
Mission Park is a secure gated community in Clermont which consists of single storey detached homes that are each all finished to a good standard. The properties on the community are a combination of privately owned residential and vacation rental homes. Mission Park has been well designed as equally well maintained with tree lined streets and a large wooded area that a lot of the homes look out over. The subdivision also includes some communal amenities which include a community pool with a cabana, a children's playground and a basketball court. These facilities are free for guests and homeowners to use.
Vacation Rental Homes at Mission Park
All of the vacation rental homes on Mission Park are fully air conditioned, well-equipped and spacious and have their own screened swimming pool. Some will also feature woodland area views from the lanai screened pool deck.
The homes here range from 3 to 4 bedroom properties with between 1,700 and 2,400 sq.ft of living space. Mission Park vacation rental homes come decorated and furnished with fully equipped kitchens. Most homes will provide cable TV and free Wi-Fi and should provide you with everything you'll need to enjoy your stay.
These days, the vacation rental market is becoming ever more competitive, and as result, the owners of many homes are now including a fully equipped games room in their property. This is normally situated in the converted garage space and may sometimes be air conditioned. The games room may contain some or all of the following: a pool table and/or Foosball, and/or air hockey, etc.
Mission Park on Youtube
In order to write our Central Disney Area Destination Guide, 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 Mission Park, 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.
Getting to the Attractions from Mission Park
Florida has a worldwide reputation for leading the revolution in mass tourism. Over the past 60 plus years, Orlando has built itself up to be the world's leading travel destination. The city's theme parks are predominantly behind that incredible transformation of the city. 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 Mission Park. 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 Mission Park:
Disney World® Parks - 20+ Minutes
SeaWorld - 25 Minutes
Discovery Cove - 25 Minutes
Legoland - 25 Minutes
Universal Studios - 32 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
Golfing Around Mission Park
As you would expect from a destination that hangs its hat on family fun, Orlando is overflowing with casual, kid and beginner-friendly places to play golf. A golf experience here can be whatever you need it to be. If you're a beginner looking to sharpen your skills, there's a course for you, and if you're a pro looking to test your talent on a wide range of different and challenging layouts, there are several courses for you. Whatever your skillset is, Orlando offers visitors an exclusive golfing experience not found anywhere in the world. You might like to try some of the golf courses below which are near Mission Park:
Reunion - 20 Minutes
Mystic Dunes - 15 Minutes
Providence - 20 Minutes
Stoneybrook West - 30 Minutes
Champions Gate - 15 Minutes
Cypresswood Golf and Country Club - 35 Minutes
Oaks National Golf Club - 10 Minutes
Ridgewood Lakes - 30 Minutes
Polo Park East - 10 Minutes
Deer Creek RV Golf and Country Club - 10 Minutes
Restaurants and Shops near to Mission Park
The tourist area around Disney World® and Universal Studios offers a truly impressive selection of restaurants and takeouts. So, whatever the kids decide on for lunch and/or dinner, you'll find it nearby when you're staying in a Mission Park vacation rental home. Whilst there are restaurants close to Mission Park, the best selection of eateries is to be found just a short drive away on US192. The 192 offers a selection of dozens of restaurants and take outs and amongst these you'll find 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, Columbia, Cracker Barrel, Denny's, Diromio's Pizza And Grill, Five Guys, Flippers Pizza, Giordano's, Giovanni's Pizza, Golden Corral, Joe's Crab Shack, 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'd prefer to grab a quick bite, then there are also a myriad of fast food joints to choose from. These 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 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 Mission Park. 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. Just over fifteen minutes down the US27, past the I-4 junction is Posner Park. Here 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.
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 Mission Park Weather
When staying in Florida, no matter where you stay, you'll never be far from the ocean, so as a result, the weather across the Sunshine state is partly determined by the ocean. In addition, climatically the state is divided into two. The split occurs at Lake Okeechobee, in the middle of the state. In areas to the North of the lake, which is where Mission Park is located, the climate is classified as humid subtropical, while areas to the south have a true tropical climate.
So, when staying in Mission Park, you should expect weather ranging from warm and pleasant during the non-summer months, through to extremely hot during the summer months of June to September. The sun shines on most days in Florida and the temperature doesn't usually fall below freezing (0°C / 32F). These facts should give you a clue as to why Disney World® and Universal Studious and the other parks were built in Orlando.
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 very hot and very humid most days, with temperatures in June, July and August reaching into the mid 90s F.
Other Communities to Consider
Mission Park offers a decent range of vacation rental homes and it's well located for the parks, but we advise you to also check out other similar rental communities and resorts which are often sited within a few miles of Mission Park and where you might find other properties of interest. While It's not a huge disadvantage, but the Davenport and Clermont communities are further away from most of the attractions, but they are often priced better than vacation rental homes in Kissimmee. In the Davenport/Clerment areas, 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 the rental rate is not a major constraint, then we'd adise you to 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, Davenport and Clermont 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 Directions to Mission Park
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 42 minutes and 70 minutes driving time, respectively from Mission Park.
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 Mission Park, but we generally advise on this one. To reach Mission Park 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 3 miles and then turn left onto Markham Drive. Mission Park can be found straight ahead.
As the journey involves using Highway 192, you should be aware that the 192 is the main restaurant and entertainment thoroughfare for the Kissimmee, Davenport and Clermont areas.
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