So, you’ve booked your flights, car hire and Orlando villa, your next dilemma is what to pack!
My biggest tip for packing is to take the largest bag you have and leave plenty of SPACE! After all I’m sure you will be hitting the shops at some point during your stay in Orlando.
The most often asked question is “do we need to pack towels”, the answer is NO! The villa will be stocked with all the towels / linens needed for your stay. Plus they also have washers and dryers for you to use, I’m sure that doing your laundry on your holiday wasn’t top of your list of things to do in Orlando, but it will save you loads of space when packing.
Next on the list of questions is “do we need to pack a hairdryer”, again the answer is NO! Your villa will have one, some even have one in each bathroom, but this is a luxury. Again a great space saver, but on another note, if you have ever plugged a UK hairdryer into a US 110 volt plug, you’d wished you hadn’t bothered! You will have more success drying your hair, running around outside!
The Reunion Resort is a luxury vacation rental community located around 10 minutes from Disney World in Orlando, Florida. The Reunion Resort is known for high end luxury vacation rentals but it also has three championship golf courses which were designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson so a very high pedigree.
Orlando has hundreds of vacation rental communities all within 20 minutes of the Disney parks but if you are looking for high end luxury vacation homes then the Reunion Resort is your best option. We have luxury vacation rentals on Reunion from 3 bed condos up to a 12 bedroom 15,000sq ft mansion with indoor bowling alley.
Reunion Resort is located just off exit 58 of Interstate 4 at Champions Gates and is within 10 minutes of the Disney Parks. With 24hr a day gated entrance the Reunion Resort is a very secure and private vacation community. As you turn in to the Reunion Resort and pass through the gated entrance the roads wind there way through the 3 championship golf courses which were designed by Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Tom Watson with the Nicklaus course being the tougher of the 3.
Most of the Reunion Resort vacation rentals back on to one of the three championship golf courses and offer stunning views but they are not so close to the course that you feel the golfers passing by are right next too you.
Windsor Hills Resort is one of the newer short term rental communities located in Orlando Florida offering luxury vacation rentals direct from the owners. Located only 3 miles from Disney’s main gate it is the perfect place for your dream vacation, with it’s large selection of accommodation from 3 bedroom townhomes through to 6 bedroom Windsor Hills vacation rentals.
Below is information about the resort and community facilities but I wanted to start by giving you an overview of the area and why Windsor Hills is such a good place to book a vacation rental home.
Windsor Hills vacation rentals are some of the most sort after homes in the Orlando area and alway book up quickly mainly because they are newly built. They also have a good bedroom to bathroom ratio offering a 4 bedroom 4 bath and 5 bedroom 5 bath layout which is ideal for families that don’t want to share!
Every vacation rental on Windsor Hills has it’s own private heated pool and spa which is a great place to relax after a long day at the Orlando theme parks. All the Windsor Hills pool areas also have a covered patio area known as a lanai which is great in the summer when you want a bit of shade away from the strong Florida sun. The covered lanai area is also a great place for kids to play without the fear of getting sun burnt, it’s also ideal for alfresco dining anytime of the day.
Formosa Gardens Estates is a small gated community of around 130 luxury vacation rentals located in Kissimmee, Florida. Only 5 minutes from Walt Disney Worlds main gate, Formosa Gardens is one of the most sort after communities for any Orlando theme park vacation. Only about 30 minutes from Orlando International Airport it’s nice to know that once you have left the airport you can be in the pool having a cocktail within an hour of arriving.
All of our Formosa Gardens vacation rentals in Orlando have there own private pools and nearly all have spa’s. Most of the vacation rentals on Formosa Gardens are larger than your typical vacation home and tend to have larger pools to go with it, many overlooking Star Lake which is in the centre of the community.
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.