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VACATION Home/Villa rentals..what is good reputable place?

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VACATION Home/Villa rentals..what is good reputable place?

I have seen many named vacation homes / villas , you knwo your own townhome or home with your own private pool etc, what are some of your experiences with ones you have tried good or bad? thank you!

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Hi mskammie803......

We went through this whole process two years back. Fortunately, we had a very positive experience.

Some not so obvious suggestions:

If deciding between a condo or townhome/villa.....keep in mind that in a condo, you will possibly have people above you, below you or both...besides on either side. If noise gets out of hand in an adjacent condo.....these type of communitites do not have a "front desk" to voice a complaint....so you will have to address the issue yourself. That is one reason we choose a townhome (and attempt to get an "end unit" at that).

If you are in need of more than 3 bedrooms, then the villa is your only option.....an expensive option, but no way as much as a suite-only hotel would cost. If you only need 3 or less bedrooms....the townhome will be for you. Be aware of the time of year you are vacationing....as all owners tack on a daily charge (up to $25/day) for heating the townhome's pool (Villas, too). Also add on the hotel/local taxes which are 13%....to arrive at a good guestimate at the total cost.

We rented from www.villadirect.com....a large, well-known agency that manages hundreds of units in the Orlando/Kissimmee area. Being first-timers....you may not want to venture into rent-by-owner situations....although many say "it's the only way to go". Pros and cons....but it's good to get a handle on what to look for....not something you want to tackle your first go-round. Go to www.villadirect.com to get an idea of what they have to offer...many pictures and virtual tours....plus pricing (less pool heat and taxes).

Locations to look at are: Windsor Hills or Windsor Palms. Windsor Hills being the first choice.......very new, and a great main pool. Both places are just a few miles from Disney.

Good luck and have fun.

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windsor hills is a great estate, so near to disney, the best place we've ever stayed

heres a few sites about wh

http://www.windsorhillsrent.com/

http://www.windsor-hills.net/

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We have booked directly with an owner and this is our first booking. Found it through vrbo.com We're going in the fall.

The reason we liked direct with owner was that we could pick the exact home we will stay --- we chose based on house layout, decorating, , furniture, neighbourhood. We also had to know with certainty that there had never been a cat in the home due to severe allergies.

When we looked at the variety of homes we realized we disliked the majority for various reasons. We are picky... And it was rare that we found one we all liked out of the 100+ we looked at online. We chose a simple home with comfy furniture with the layout I wanted.

We e-mailed with a number of owners asking questions before we decided on one.

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We also intentionally chose a home in a subdivision over a resort because we don't mingle when on holidays. We like to go back to our accomodation and relax. We've been to too many places with obnoxious people in the pool or down the hall. Of course, we're not guaranteed quiet at our villa but there are not nearly as many possible obnoxious guests!

Yes, one of our kids might like more kids around but she's not paying :)

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thank you~ I did go to villadirect and saw multiple different places. townhouse type or villa tyopebuildings.. They are very nice, but there are so many "named buildings" you lknow "The Sunrise", "Simbas Den" etc.... LOL anyone you are familiar with? They were both at windsor hills I believe. I am just worried about booking and getting there with a whole different price/appearance/ etc etc thanks so much!

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Has anybody stayed in Highlands Reserve? We have chosen to rent a villa with the homeowner through vrbo.com and can't find a whole lot of info on the area, but the villa looks wonderful.

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mskammie --- "worried about how it will look" is a big reason we booked direct with owner. www.vrbo.com was recommended to us from a happy customer and we searched through the villas there to find what we wanted. We e-mail direclty with the owner.

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Try www.villa.us 4 bed room villa windsor palms we have stayed here twice its a beautiful villa and you deal direct with the owners martin & Lyndsie.

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mskammie - We booked and stayed on Windsor Hills with villadirect last year and were delighted. The property (and the resort) was exactly as advertised and shown in the pictures. We booked a 3 bedroom townhome. The resort clubhouse is great - but we found that we enjoyed sitting around the private pool at our town home more! We had one problem when we were there - and the front-desk at villadirect counld not have been more helpful and fixed the problem the same day. Hope you have a great time!