Paradise Cove is a beautiful gated community in Orlando’s Kissimmee district. It is just off the US 192, minutes from the gates of Walt Disney World and a short drive from the centre of Orlando. Paradise Cove is within walking distance of a Wal-Mart supermarket and close to many local restaurants, shops and golf courses. There is a private swimming pool and sundeck onsite at Paradise Cove making it a great place to relax and cool off after a hard day’s sight-seeing.
There are several excellent air-conditioned malls in Orlando including the huge Florida Mall and the designer Millennium Mall. The Belz Outlet Mall is the place for bargain hunters. It is a series of plazas with brand name discount stores selling everything from designer bags and shoes to bargain sportswear and clothing. Golf
The area around Kissimmee is well known for its fabulous golf courses and there are several close to your vacation villa. What’s more, Orlando has perfect year-round sunshine for golf lovers. Boat Trips
Boat trips can be taken from Winter Park along the chain of lakes which exist in Orlando. The sturdy pontoon boats pass the winter homes and lakeside mansions of wealthy families. Birds, herons and alligators can be seen along the canal banks and are a natural thrill to see.
Just over an hour’s drive from your Paradise Cove rental villa is the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. Exhibitions, displays, an IMAX theatre and simulators all show the history of space exploration. Check the website to see when the next shuttle launch is and you may get to see it live.
Most visitors to Kissimmee want to spend some time at the magical world of Disney. There are several theme parks – The Magic Kingdom with Disney characters, parades and the fairytale castle; Epcot which showcases technology and culture from around the world; Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon with waterslide fun and the Animal Kingdom with safari adventures and encounters with wild animals. Hollywood Studios offers behind the scenes tours of famous movie sets and Blizzard Beach has family rides and slides.
The nearest beach to Orlando is Cocoa Beach, on the east coast of Florida. Beautiful white sands and excellent surf make this a popular place to spend the day swimming, sunbathing, walking and fishing.
Orlando has year round sunshine and average daily highs from 21-33°C (70-92°F). Rainfall is heaviest from June to September but it falls as short afternoon showers which quickly pass. August and September can be rather hot and humid.
Orlando International Airport is just 19 miles (30km) from your self catering villa in Kissimmee. Flights to Orlando arrive frequently from many American cities and international destinations all over the world.