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Highlands Reserve Florida Villas – Reasons to stay there

The Highlands Reserve villa community has been around since the early 90’s and used to be about as far as you went on US27. It was also one of the first and biggest short stay vacation rental communities with a golf course.

But over the last 20 years the area have exploded and now there are hundreds of Orlando villa communities to choose from. So why should you still look at renting a villa on Highlands Reserve.

Highlands Reserve Vacation Rentals in Orlando Florida
This is the entrance to the Highlands Reserve golf course community.

Top 5 Reasons to Stay at Highlands Reserve

We have put together the top 5 reasons to stay at Highlands Reserve. We hope you agree but if you have another great reason then please leave a comment below and I will add it to the list.

  1. The Highlands Reserve golf course is ideal for tourists and golfers that don’t play that much. The reason I say this is because it only has one hole with water on it (10th). And it’s fairly wide off the tee so there is plenty of room to miss the odd fairway. Don’t get me wrong the course is still a good challenge for low handicaps but it’s great for beginners and holiday golfers. There are also a number of other golf courses nearby including the Country Club at Champions Gate and the Greg Norman designed courses at Champions Gate (the National and International).
  2. Most of the Highlands Reserve villas are on larger lots meaning you get a bigger pool deck and maybe a garden around the villa. Also the house next door is not so close. All the new Orlando vacation rentals that are being built now are on very small plots with the builders trying to maximise there profits.
  3. When the Highlands Reserve community was first built back in the 90’s it was pretty much all vacation rentals. Over time this has changed and you now have a nice balance of residents and guests. This has a couple of benefits, the first being security as you now have lots of people living their full time. The second is that with full time residents the community is maintained to a higher standard. There is also a kids play near the main entrance of Highlands Reserve.
  4. Highlands Reserve is located just off US27 and very close to the HWY192. This is great location as you have loads of restaurants, shops, and a Publix supermarkets all close by at Berry Town Center. There is also a wal-mart just a few miles away.
  5. The last reason why Highlands Reserve is a great place to stay is it’s easy access to the Orlando theme parks. As I said Highlands Reserve is located just off US27 and is a very easy drive to Disney. The best route to the Disney Parks from Highlands Reserve is down HWY192 and then left down Sherberth Road. This leads directly to Animal Kingdom and from there you can also access all the other Disney Parks.

After reading all the above 5 reasons why you should stay at Highlands Reserve we hope you agree. If you have another reason why it’s a great place to stay let me know by leaving a comment below.

We have over 30 luxury Orlando vacation rentals on Highlands Reserve direct from the owners. To see all of our Highlands Reserve villas please visit our main website VR360homes.

Last Minute Orlando Vacation Rentals 2019

Last Minute Orlando Vacation Rentals

If you are looking for a great deal on a last minute Orlando vacation rental for 2019 then check out the link below. We have over 950 luxury Orlando rentals just minutes from Disney World and lots of last minute deals. Just click on the link below to go direct to our Last minute Orlando vacation rentals page which shows you deals available for the next 6 weeks. This is updated everyday so please check back on a regular basis to see more daily deals.

Last Minute Orlando Vacation Rentals

You can also visit our main site (VR360homes) to get a quote for your Orlando vacation dates and if you see a listing with a red banner at the top this means it has a special offer for select dates in 2019. You can click directly on the red banner link to get more information about the last minute deal. Once you have found a great deal please contact the Orlando villa owner direct to ask any questions and book.

Please click the link below to read the full blog post on VR360homes.

Source: Last Minute Orlando Vacation Rentals 2019 | VR360homes

Kissimmee Vacation Rentals near Disney World

Kissimmee Vacation Rentals

Kissimmee Vacation Rentals minutes from everything!

VR360homes has over 950 luxury Orlando rentals most of which are located in Kissimmee, Florida near Disney World. It can be confusing when people say they are going to Orlando as this is the main city that has the airport but they are actually staying in Kissimmee.

Kissimmee is located just south of Orlando and East of the Walt Disney World theme parks. Of the 950 Orlando rentals we have available more than half of the villas are in Kissimmee. The main road that all are Kissimmee vacation rentals are located on or near is HWY192 (Irlo Bronson Memorial Highway). This highway runs through the middle of Kissimmee and has hundreds of restaurants, shops and supermarkets. It also features lots of tourist attractions like mini golf, air boat rides, Medieval Times Show, shopping malls, helicopter rides, bowling, machine gun firing, Kissimmee Old Town and Fun Spot America.

You can read the full blog post by clicking on the link below.

Source: Kissimmee Vacations Rentals near Disney World

Over 170 Champions Gate Vacation Rentals in Orlando, Florida

Champions Gate Vacation Rentals

VR360homes has over 170 Champions Gate vacation rentals minutes from Disney World, Florida. We have a selection of luxury townhomes and villas from 4 – 10 bedrooms that can sleep up to 20 guests. Also available are a number of side-by-side Champions Gate villas which means you can bring your friends and family along too!

Oasis Clubhouse & Water Park at Champions Gate

Champions Gate has become our number one Orlando vacation community with it’s large homes and great location.

With it’s amazing Oasis clubhouse which features a lazy river, splash park and water slides as well on site restaurant, pool side bar and private cabanas we know why it’s so popular. Check out our other blog posts that highlight the activities that they offer for different age groups at the clubhouse.  As we head in to 2019 these luxury Champions Gate rentals are booking up fast. If you are thinking of visiting Orlando this year, then The Retreat at Champions Gate should be at the top of your list.

Source: Over 170 Champions Gate Rentals in Florida | VR360

Windsor Hills Brand New Waterslide and Splash Pad

Windsor Hills Waterslides

Just a quick video showing the current Windsor Hills Resort clubhouse pool facilities and waterslides in 2019. In fall 2018 the Windsor Hills resort opened there brand new splash park and waterslides, this is a major upgrade to the clubhouse amenities and guest love it.

They have added a large splash park with aqua shooters, small and large water slides and an aqua tipper. Ideal for kids of all ages and hours of fun without spending a penny.

For more information about any of our Windsor Hills Resort vacation rentals please visit our website. We have also included a tour of the clubhouse interior showing the games room, cinema, fitness centre, and shop. There is loads of undercover seating areas for those very hot Florida days. The Windsor Hills Resort clubhouse is free and open to all onsite guests.

Source: Windsor Hills Resort Clubhouse Pool & Brand New Waterslide Amenities for 2019 | VR360HOMES

Best Orlando Villas on VR360homes Ranked By Previous Guests

Best Orlando villas on the site. These are the highest rated and reviewed Orlando villas we have available for you to rent.

We have put together a list of the best Orlando villas on vr360homes by number of reviews and rankings. All these Orlando villas have received over 60 guest reviews most of which are 5 stars. So if your looking to book the best luxury Orlando villas available these would be a good starting point.

1. The best reviewed Orlando villa on the vr360 site is on Formosa Gardens. ‘Sanibel’ features 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, 3 en-suites and a lake view. With an impressive 82 five star reviews (October 2016) this fantastic home is maintained to the highest standards by the owners Ray & Kim. For more information about renting this luxury Formosa Gardens villa please visit our website. ID number 360 on, we have also added a link here: Formosa Gardens 5 Bedroom Orlando villa.

2. Number two on our best Orlando villas list is Angela who’s Indian Ridge 4 bedroom home has 73 five star reviews. With 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and games room this is one of our best value homes with rates from £575 pw. The ID number for this home is 689 and here is the link: Indian Ridge 4 Bedroom Villa.

3. Third spot on our best Orlando villas list is a 4 bedroom home on the Shire at West Haven. With 71 five star reviews from previous guests and an amazing lake view this has to be high on your list for your next Orlando holiday. The owners Clive and Shirley have advertised with vr360homes since 2011 and there home is just 12 minutes from Disney. The ID number for this home is 774 and you can check availability here: Shire at West Haven 4 bedroom Villa.

4. In forth spot on our best Orlando villas list is another 4 bedroom home on the Shire at West Haven. This luxury vacation rental has 70 five star reviews. This luxury Orlando villa features an under cover lanai area and pool with conservation view so it’s very private. Owners Susan and Colin have advertised on vr360 since 2009. The home is very rarely empty so you will have to be quick if you want to stay here. The ID number for this villa is 245. For more information visit: Shire at West Haven 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Villa.

5. Number five on our list but still one of the best Orlando villas is ID 760 with 64 five star reviews. This 4 bedroom 3 bath villa is located on the golf course community of Highlands Reserve. With restaurants and a supermarket just minutes away and Disney less than 15 this is a great holiday location. Ian has advertised with vr360 since 2011 and maintains a wonderful home which receives nothing but praise from all the guests. To check availability go to: Highlands Reserve 4 Bedroom 3 Bath Villa.

Source: Best Orlando Villas on VR360homes Ranked By Previous Guests

Halloween Horror Nights 26 Ticket Prices (Universal Orlando Resort)

Halloween Horror Nights 26 ticket prices can be very confusing as there are a number of different options and packages, I will do my best to explain all the different options available.

INDIVIDUAL TICKETS – General Admission Ticket

If you just want to purchase a general admission ticket the cost is $104.99 plus tax per person. You have to pick the date you would like to go and it’s best to purchase the ticket online so you can avoid the big queues at the ticket window. You can then print your ticket and head straight to the gate which will save you a lot of time.

Halloween Horror Nights Opening Hours

Halloween horror nights opening hours are from 6:30 PM to 1 AM in September and 6:30 PM to 2 AM in October. If you’re planning to purchase a general admission ticket I would recommend arriving as soon as the gates open as the queues can be very long for the haunted houses. If you plan on doing everything in one night without purchasing the additional express pass getting in at 6.30pm is your only option to do this.

$104.99 for the following dates in September and October.

SEPTEMBER 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 

OCTOBER 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 3


Add a Halloween Horror Nights Express Pass to your admission ticket to bypass the regular lines one time at all haunted houses and participating rides and attractions.

Prices start from $79.99 – $139.99 depending on which nights you select.

  • $79.99 SEPTEMBER 16, 22, 25 OCTOBER 19
  • $89.99 SEPTEMBER 18, 6, 12 OCTOBER 18, 6, 12
  • $99.99 SEPTEMBER 17, 23, 29, 30, 2, 13, 20, 26, 28, 30, 31 OCTOBER 2, 13, 20, 26, 28, 30, 31
  • $109.99 SEPTEMBER 24 OCTOBER 7
  • $119.99 OCTOBER 1, 9, 14, 16, 21, 27, 29
  • $129.99 OCTOBER 23
  • $139.99 OCTOBER 8, 15, 22

FREQUENT FEAR – Multiple nights of terror for one low price!

As you are probably noticing there are lots of options for the Halloween horror nights tickets as I already said it can be very confusing. Another option that is available are the FREQUENT FEAR PASSESwhich allows you to go multiple nights in September and October, depending on which frequent fear pass you buy will depend on which dates you can visit.

The cheapest option is called the RUSH OF FEAR pass and costs $91.99 this allows you to visit as many nights as you like During the first 11 nights of Halloween horror nights which are:

September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 October 1, 2

As you can see this is actually cheaper than a general admission ticket and you are probably asking why would you not go for this ticket? Well if you are visiting Orlando in September and would like to go this would be the ticket I would buy.

The next option is the FREQUENT FEAR PASS which costs $102.99 and allows you to visit up to 19 nights for less than the price of one. You can visit on any of the following days in September and October:

September 16, 17, 18, 22, 25, 29  October 2, 6, 9, 12, 13, 16, 19, 20, 23, 26, 27, 30, 31

The next option is the FREQUENT FEAR PLUS PASS which gives you up to 25 nights of unlimited access for the price of $118.99. You can visit on any of the following days in September and October:

September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30  October 2, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31

The last option for the frequent fear passes is the ULTIMATE FREQUENT FEAR PASS which gives you access to all 31 nights of Halloween horror nights and costs $199.99. If you really love Halloween horror nights this is the option for you!

You can visit every night Halloween horror nights is on in September and October which are:

September 16, 17, 18, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30 October 1, 2, 6, 7, 8, 9, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31


With every ticket you purchase for Halloween horror nights you can upgrade it with an express pass, the express pass allows you to bypass the regular lines one time at all haunted houses plus all the attraction rides that are open. The cost of this varies depending on the original ticket you purchased.

  • Rush of Fear Pass + Express Pass $299.99
  • Frequent Fear Pass + Express Pass $319.99
  • Frequent Fear Plus Pass + Express Pass $399.99
  • Ultimate Frequent Fear Pass + Express Pass $599.99


The first option is a Halloween horror nights Add-On Flex ticket. The Add-On Flex ticket option is available to guests who have already purchased a regular daytime theme park ticket and is an add-on for Halloween horror nights. It doesn’t have to be used on the same day as your regular universal studios theme park ticket.

The Halloween horror nights and on the Flex ticket costs $72.99 plus tax, and can be used on any one of the dates listed below in September and October. The normal gate price for Halloween horror nights for a single night is $104.99 plus tax so the add-on flex ticket gives you a saving of $32 which is not bad but you have to have a regular theme park daily admission ticket to qualify for this offer.

Valid on a single night:

September 16, 18, 22, 23, 25, 29, 30 

October 2, 6, 7, 9, 12, 13, 14, 16, 19, 20, 21, 23, 26, 27, 28, 30, 31

Ticket must be purchased in conjunction with a regular theme park daily admission ticket.


Like the above add-on flex ticket option this option allows you to preselect the night you would like to go to get a further discount with prices starting from $55.99 plus tax. With this option you have to preselect the date and day you would like to go in advance and these tickets have to be bought online. Prices start from $55.99 up to $82.99 with Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sunday nights being the cheapest. As you would expect Friday and Saturday nights are the most expensive.

As mentioned in the above information this option is only available to people who have purchased a regular universal studios theme park ticket.

There are only a select number of tickets available so it’s best to book online before they sell out.

$55.99 for the following Wednesdays in October 12, 19, 26.

$55.99 for the following Thursdays/Sundays in September and October.

September 18, 22, 25, 29 October 2, 6, 9, 13, 16, 20, 23, 27, 30, 31

$66.99 for the following Fridays in September and October.

September 16, 23, 30 October 7, 14, 21, 28

$82.99 for the following Saturdays in September and October.

September 17, 24 October 1, 8, 15, 22, 29

All the prices quoted above plus tax and a daytime theme park admission ticket. As I said there are a limited number of these tickets so it’s best to book in advance online. As these are preselected tickets you have to pick the date and day you would like to go and you can’t change this once you have booked.

I hope the above information explains all the different options, I have tried to make it as clear as possible. For full details please visit the Halloween Horror Nights main website.

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Source: Halloween Horror Nights 26 Ticket Prices (Universal Orlando Resort)