Orlando: Luxury villas to buy and rent in the sunshine state
If there’s one place that is always top of the list when it comes to both vacations and holiday home purchase, Orlando is surely it. The year-round sun, wealth of family friendly activities, excellent golf courses and availability of luxurious accommodation means that it is a magnet for those looking for two weeks R&R (could that be action and adventure?) or a more regular bolt-hole. Villa specialist 5 Star Villa Holidays offer high end luxury villas for both rental and sale in Orlando, plus many other destinations beside.
One of the newest resorts that 5 Star Villa Holidays offer is the exclusive Champion’s Gate near Davenport in Orlando with their luxurious, quality homes close to Walt Disney World and within easy reach of all of Orlando’s attractions. The beautiful ‘retreat’ area of Champion’s Gate has recently become one of the most popular and sought after luxury communities in central Florida, thanks to its many on-site facilities which include spa and fitness centre, two Greg Norman designed Championship golf courses with clubhouse, lagoon pool with lazy river and slide, seven restaurants, eateries and lounges, children’s playground with splash-pad plus tennis and volleyball courts.
Choosing a resort like Champion’s Gate can provide the best of both worlds, offering the space, comfort and privacy of home, coupled with the facilities and security of an exclusive, gated resort. Guests can avail of the complimentary shuttle transportation to Walt Disney World and can even do their shopping at the resort at its purpose built retail centre, home to a Publix supermarket amongst other stores.
For those looking for their very own slice of real estate in the Florida sunshine, 5 Star Villa Holidays offers 4 to 9 bedroomed vacation homes for sale at Champion’s Gate. At around £341,993, the 8 bedroom, 5 bathroom, 2 garage ‘Maui’ home offers stunning, affordable luxury. Walking into the property, the sense of space spread across two floors is immense. The ground floor is designed to be family friendly with an open feel, comfortable lounging areas and formal and informal dining spaces but perhaps the selling feature for any British family looking for a home in the sun has to be the glorious outside space.
Owners can eat lunch al-fresco in the outdoor dining area, then retreat to the comfortable outdoor lounge looking out onto the large, private south facing pool. The covered lanai provides protection from pests whilst letting all the warmth in. There is even a spa for added relaxation. Kids (and big kids) will enjoy the games room and 7 seat tiered cinema room, whilst adults will revel in the luxury of the bedrooms, some with Jack & Jill style bathrooms. The properties at Champion’s Gate are perfectly suited to the short term rental market making them an attractive investment prospect for owners wishing to rent out periods of the year when they wouldn’t be making use of the property.
Of course, many prefer the flexibility of renting a home in the sun and this needn’t be a barrier to accessing the most luxurious homes at Champion’s Gate. 5 Star Villa Holidays rent 4 to 9 bedroom holiday homes at the billion dollar resort including the 8 bedroom ‘Maui’ from £2629 for 7 nights or a 4 bedroom, 3 bathroom villa from £1519 for 7 nights. With the extra space available at these ‘super’ villas, many families opt to take extended family with them on their holiday. Not many grandparents want to miss the thrill of seeing Walt Disney World and Universal Studios through the eyes of their grandchildren, and the huge 3812 ft² of space in the Maui coupled with the extensive resort facilities, means that everyone has an area to retreat to for a touch of peace and quiet.
As for things to do in the area, Walt Disney World Resort is around 15 minutes drive from Champion’s Gate, with Universal Resort Orlando and SeaWorld a similar distance. For those craving the ocean, the beautiful Daytona beach is around 90km, Cocoa beach 95 km away and New Smyrna beach 90km which was voted one of the world’s top surf towns and a top ten Floridian beach. Cocoa beach is particularly popular with families due to its closeness to the Kennedy Space Centre, meaning that a morning on the beach followed up with an afternoon at the Space Center’s visitor complex is possible. Guests can see the largest rocket ever flown, touch a moon-rock, visit the Atlantis exhibit and even experience the feel of taking off to space with Shuttle Launch Experience.
A popular way for Orlando visitors to cope with the intensity of action packed days out without returning to the UK in need of another holiday, is to sandwich theme park or attraction days with rest days. Thankfully, 5 Star Villa Holidays’ villas in Orlando offer as much or as little to do as guests would wish. Relax by the pool in the comfort of their own vacation or holiday home, head off for a round of golf, visit the spa, take the kids on the lazy river or to the splash-park, or enjoy a relaxed lunch in a poolside cabana. In fact, there’s so much to do at Champion’s Gate that guests may have a hard time tearing themselves away from the resort!
5 Star Villa Holidays offers 4-9 bedroom properties for sale at Champion’s Gate as well as 4-9 bedroom properties for holiday rental at Champion’s Gate along with many other Orlando resorts plus villas in Turkey, Spain, Cyprus and Bulgaria.