Where to stay in Orlando

We are often asked “Where to stay in Orlando” but it’s not always a straightforward answer. There are so many different communities with so many different features that it’s often hard to choose the most suitable. From the luxury resorts like Reunion and Encore, through to the more budget oriented “Solterra” the choice is entirely yours. 


There are now a huge number of gated communities in Orlando providing answers to where to stay in Orlando. Each year several more crop up to provide even more choice of accommodation at ever increasing competitive rates. All of the communities provide the security of a gated entrance and some are even manned 24/7, Reunion Resort being the best example.

Reunion Resort

Reunion Resort is at the absolute top of the villa rental market and has over 1000 top end properties to suit every choice. The centrepiece of this amazing community is the impressive, Reunion Grande, an eleven storey hotel. The Grande has everything you’d want from a top hotel. The Grande stands as the epicentre for three signature golf courses designed by legends Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson.

Most of the houses come with beautiful pools and the bigger houses are free from poolside insect netting, thus providing a real classy look and feel to the more expensive parts of the resort.

On site at Reunion you will find a very well equipped water park, packed with all the necessary fun items like a lazy river and a waterslide.

Encore Resort

Encore Resort is one of the more modern communities for Orlando Villas. Whilst not on the same scale as Reunion Resort, Encore does offer a superb selection of vacation rentals with the number of bedrooms being the key feature here. The value for money at Encore is superb as many of the properties are 8, 9 or 10 bedroom and of course the more people who stay in the villa, the cheaper it becomes.

Whilst there are no fine dining options at Encore, the resort itself has a superb waterpark facility and holiday makers can use some of the facilities at nearby Reunion Resort as the resort is a “Sister” resort.

Champions Gate

The slightly older Champions Gate Vacation Rentals community is also a superb option, the centrepiece being the magnificent Omni Hotel with a wonderful waterpark, fine dining and every facility you would expect to see in a top Orlando hotel. There are hundreds of villa options across Champions Gate. Whilst the villas are not on the same quality scale as Reunion Resort, they do offer very good value for money.

What to expect

Orlando Villa Holidays are all managed by professional local management teams and as such you can expect a consistency in terms of finish and presentation. Many of the villas are available with “Welcome packs” which covers the basics of tea, coffee, bread and milk. Almost all firms offer a “Shopping” concierge service so you can arrive in your villa knowing that you have everything you need for at least the next day or two.

Most villas also come with a pool and Florida law protects children by ensuring there are pool alarms or pool fencing to prevent any younger children falling in.

Many for the communities are within a very short drive to most of the theme parks.

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