Best Orlando Vacation Homes Near Disney

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Best Orlando Vacation Homes Near Disney

Are you looking for the best Orlando vacation homes near Disney, Universal Studios and other top destination attractions? We just returned from Orlando and got the opportunity to stay in a vacation home thanks to Global Resort Homes. We were provided with a free four night stay in exchange for this review but all opinions are honest and my own. Staying at Paradise Palms Resort, one of Global Resort Homes many resort properties, definitely spoiled me! If you can, a vacation home is definitely the way to go when on vacation!

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Best Orlando Vacation Homes Near Disney

To check in to our vacation home we stopped by Global Resort Homes main office to get the access key to the resort gate and home. The reception went above and beyond to meet our expectations. She was exceptionally nice and definitely gave a good first impression to the service to come. She was so busy but gave me first priority while still multi-tasking and getting things done.

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Clubhouse in Paradise Palms.

We were staying in a very spacious 5 bedroom, 4 bath townhouse in the Paradise Palms Resort in the Kissimmee/Orlando area. After we entered the gates of the resort we just had to enter our access code on the keyboard by the door of the home. Super easy!

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We quickly noticed the amazing gift bags, treats, wine and other gifts they had left for us to enjoy. This townhouse had an amazing kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. The decor was gorgeous! It also had a dining room with a large table for enjoying with your family or friends, laundry room, living room with tv and playstation 3.

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Each bedroom had its own television and either a private bathroom or right outside the hallway. This vacation home could sleep 10 comfortably and actually had two bedrooms with king beds and private bathrooms. Very nice! One of our favorite parts, the private pool! We loved that it was right out our back door and screened with a covered lanai. We were so busy going to attractions that we didn’t get to spend a lot of time in it but my son sure loved the time he got to spend swimming with just us as a family.

Best Orlando Vacation Homes Near Disney

And if that’s not enough, the resort even had amazing amenities. I wish we’d had more time to enjoy these because they looked so worth it!

Resort Amentities:

  • Beautiful 9,500 sq. ft Clubhouse
  • Resort Style Pool with Waterfall, Slides, Grotto and Spa
  • 50-Seat Theater
  • Internet Lounge
  • State-of-the-Art Fitness Center
  • Basketball and Volleyball Courts
  • Lighted Tennis Courts
  • Tiki Bar and Grill
  • Video Game Arcade
  • Sundry Shop and Deli

What Do I Bring to a Vacation Home?

My family members were asking me a lot of questions before we left like… What do we need to bring for the home? Do we need to clean it when we leave? I’m glad they asked and Global Resort Homes provided all the answers to these questions and more before we left for our vacation. They do provide you with a complimentary starter kit with paper towels, dishwasher detergent, laundry soap, etc. Here’s the starter kit below:

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All the bathrooms were stocked with toilet paper, towels were provided, etc. I actually packed some toilet paper and trash bags just so we wouldn’t have to buy any but we were close to a Target and other stores to easily purchase anything we might need.

Upon leaving the home we set our trash outside in the designated bin. We also washed any extra towels we used and stripped the sheets on the beds we used. That’s it! Super easy and quick to do right before heading off to the airport! No checking out. The door locks each time you leave so unless they have the access code no one else is getting inside.

We did have an issue with our wi-fi during our stay. I called the Global Resort Homes office and they sent someone out instantly. We were unable to use it during our stay but it was not their fault. They had someone on the job. It turns out it was something wrong with the phone line too. I’m not sure what happened.

Close to Parks and Attractions

I love that the townhouse we stayed in was so close to the Disney parks and other area attractions. It only took us around 15 minutes to get to the Disney parks entrance. We went to Disney, Universal Studios and LegoLand and this home was in a good central location to visit all of these attractions.

Photo Album and Video of Vacation Home

Be sure to check out all of our great photos and video below of this amazing vacation home!

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Global Resort Homes has the absolute best Orlando vacation homes near Disney!

Here is my interview with Global Resort Homes about our stay if you’d like to check it out!

More About Global Resort Homes

Global Resort Homes is your connection for Orlando vacation home rentals, just minutes from Walt Disney World. Choose from unique townhomes, luxurious condos and spacious vacation homes in Orlando, Florida, located within nine distinctive resort communities – Windsor Hills Resort, Windsor Palms Resort, Reunion Resort, Paradise Palms Resort, Champions Gate Resort Glenbrook Resort, Solterra Resort, Oakwater Resort, and Vista Cay Resort. Enjoy beautiful Orlando vacation rentals boasting private screened pools and spas, conveniently located near Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios, the Orlando Convention Center and other top destination attractions. Each resort community offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities to suit all ages.


We give Global Resort Homes FIVE moustaches for top-notch customer service, cleanliness, amenities and overall experience!


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  1. I would really love to visit this place! I used to go on vacations yearly when I was married, but I havent had the chance to take one in about 5 years so it is time!! Thank you for your awesome review and pics!!

  2. That is beautiful! It definitely looks like the best place to stay if you want to save money
    but have a luxurious vacation!

  3. I have stayed at two different vacation homes and I would do it again. So nice to have a whole home, with a kitchen. This location looks nicer then where I stayed, it looks beautiful .

  4. I have always stayed in hote;s when visiting Orlando. The vacation home seems like such a better experience. I will have to stay in one on our next trip down.

  5. What a beautiful home! We are planning a trip to Orlando next year, I will definitely be looking into staying at a Global Resort Home.

  6. This is great information. I love Florida and Orlando with all my heart! I wish I could see it sometime soon. I have stayed in timeshares down there before, but this seems to take the cake!

  7. Thanks for the great info!! I love staying at vacation homes instead of hotels. When it’s afforable, it’s so much easier, private to have very own home-away-from-home.

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