St Cloud is in the Kissimmee area of Orlando and is a smart and popular place to stay. It was incorporated as a city in 1915 and it has some landmark buildings including the Veterans Memorial Library which now houses the St Cloud Heritage Museum. The downtown area has charming Spanish Revival architecture giving this community both historic charm and a unique identity. Built on the East Lake Tohopekaliga, the waterfront provides recreation and open space which is enjoyed by residents and visitors alike.
The area around St Cloud is 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. The excellent Royal St Cloud Golf Course offers European-style golf and there are several other championship golf courses in the area, so bring your clubs.
Take a trip across the local lakes and swamps on an airboat tour. It is an exhilarating way to travel and you will see plenty of local birds and wildlife on your trip. Shopping
The Florida Mall and the Millennium Mall are both a short drive from St Cloud. They each have hundreds of stores and restaurants under air-conditioned cover. The Outlet Mall is a series of plazas on International Drive where designer bargains can be found in sports accessories, shoes, handbags, clothing, dinnerware, electrical gadgets and more!
Most visitors to St Cloud 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; Animal Kingdom with safari adventures and encounters with wild animals; Hollywood Studios offering behind the scenes tours and Blizzard Beach which has family rides and slides.
Just an hour’s drive from your villa in St Cloud is the Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral. Exhibitions, displays, an IMAX theatre and simulators all show the history of space exploration from this interesting launch site. Check the website to see when the next shuttle is due to launch – you may be lucky enough to see it.
The nearest beach to St Cloud is Cocoa Beach, on the east coast of Florida. Beautiful white sands and excellent surf make this a popular place for swimming, sunbathing, walking, collecting sea shells and fishing.
St Cloud 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 13 miles from your self catering villa in St Cloud. Flights to Orlando arrive frequently from many American cities and international destinations all over the world.