Orlando has one of the world’s largest rental home and condo markets, many of them in the theme park area. Some of the rental homes are very high end and luxurious but come in all price ranges.
For families, this is one of the best bargains available. A 2 or 3 or 4 bedroom home may cost as little as $99-$150 a day with more amenities than the best hotel suites. Not many of them have a full kitchen.
A family can cut its meal bill dramatically just by eating breakfast in. And, at night, there are food delivery services that will keep your stay a vacation.
Some families who visit Orlando regularly pack an ice chest with pre-prepared casseroles in their trunk. Not for everyone but it is an option. Most home and condo rentals require a rental car.
How can you be sure your rental description is accurate? Look for endorsements of renters on rental management company websites and approval from AAA as well as membership in industry associations and the Better Business Bureau.
VACATION HOME RENTALS
Discover Vacation Homes is a vacation rental awareness group with a stated code of ethics and business practices that represents the rental home market. Look under Orlando and Kissimmee for local rental agencies.
Since 1997 the Central Florida Vacation Rental Managers Association (CFVRMA) has represented vacation home property management companies. Members manage homes near Disney with 2-bedroom condos to 7-bedroom private pool homes.
All Star Vacation Homes has more than 180 rental homes ranging from 2-bedroom condos to 9-bedroom pool homes within 6 miles of Walt Disney World.
Florida Group Vacation Homes offers 3-4 and 5 bedroom homes 15 minutes from Orlando’s theme parks.
Orlando Vacation Home Rentals has an online list of available area homes and other properties.
Orlando Vacation Rental Homes and condos are within 30 minutes of Walt Disney World.
Orlando Pool Homes says to call in and tell them what you need.
Pleasant Stays claims an inventory of some of Orlando’s most luxurious homes,
Reunion Resort and Club, Wyndham Grand Resort in Kissimmee offers 3 styles of homes with private pools and lakefront views and resort golf course.
Tropical Palms Resort in Kissimmee offers 3 styles of cottage rentals, heated outdoor pool, kiddie pool, playground and sport courts.
Ventura Resort Rentals offers 1-5-bedroom,Florida-style vacation homes, some on a golf course, and 2 and 3 bedroom townhomes close to the theme parks.
LikiTiki Village, A Club Navigo Resort in Winter Garden, is a gated 64-acre condo resort with onsite water park, mini golf and 1-2-3 bedroom condos near Walt Disney World.
Summer Bay Resort in Clermont has 1-4 -bedroom condos on 64-acres with private lake, beach, mini golf course and other activities.
Airbnb offers single rooms in private homes, luxury studio apartments near the theme parks and other sections of Orlando.
Expedia’s HomeAway emphasizes more upscale accommodations like 3 bedroom condos and suites in townhouses and resorts.
Vacation Rentals by Owner, part of HomeAway. offers apartments in addition to condos and townhouses.
For more vacation rentals, check the Orlando Better Business Bureau for rated companies.