Tag: Florida Villas

The Shire at West Haven – Community Tour

Here is a quick video we did to give you a look around the The Shire at West Haven community in Orlando, Florida. This should give you an idea of the style of homes available and also how they are laid out. For more information about The Shire at West Haven and renting one of our luxury Orlando vacation rental please visit our web site to check availability and contact the owners direct.

We also have a very detailed blog post about The Shire at West Haven on our web site so you can check this out. We are constantly adding new homes on the Shires and it’s one of the best Orlando vacation communities to stay on due to it’s easy of access to the Interstate 4 and being only 12 minutes from Disney’s main gate.

We highly recommend this Orlando rental community if you are planning a trip to any of the Orlando theme parks. We also have over 550 other Orlando vacation rentals available all within 20 minutes of Disney World.

Virgin Atlantic’s Airbus A330 Gatwick & Manchester to Orlando, Look Inside

Virgin Atlantic’s new $2.2bn fleet of planes took to the skies heading for Orlando with one of the first Airbus A330 aircrafts from Manchester last year.  These new A330 aircraft will be rolled out over the next two years enabling Virgin to take more passengers to key markets including US East Coast, East and West Africa, the Middle East and India.  Great news for families heading to Disney World to stay in one our Florida vacation rentals!

The maiden A330 aircraft, named ‘Beauty Queen’ was Virgin Atlantic’s first long range twin engined aircraft and is the most efficient aircraft in its class today.   With UK Manufactured Rolls Royce Trent 700 engines, the planes will use 15% less fuel per seat than the airline’s A340-300 aircraft, delivering Virgin Atlantic’s commitment to flying a lower carbon fleet.

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Florida Villa Pool Heating

If you have booked a Florida villa to rent from October to April with pool heating and want to have a nice warm pool we recommend you put the pool cover on when ever you are not swimming.

When ever the air temperature is below the temperature of the pool (85F on average) you are losing heat so it’s essential you put the pool cover on especially in January and February when the average day temp is 65F-70F and at night is can get in to the 30’s.

Most pool pumps run from 8-9am until 5-6pm and the pool heater will only run when the pump is on so over night the pool blanket is the only thing to stop you losing all the heat and it normally does a pretty good job but make sure it’s on properly.

One other thing to note is that most pool heaters are electric and not gas so they don’t have a flame. They take heat from the air outside (also known as heat exchangers) so if it’s very cold outside (below 50F) they may not produce any heat even if it runs all day.

So on cold days it’s even more important to keep the pool blanket/cover on when ever you are not swimming.

For Orlando Villas with a spa the process is the same so if you are trying to use it on a cold day/night it may take a long time to get hot if at all.