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Destination guide

Staying in a Davenport holiday let

Wedged between glimmering Lake Tohopekaliga and the wetlands of Polk County, little Davenport is home to oodles of family-friendly holiday homes that promise to get you right to the heart of the Sunshine State. Close proximity to the loop-de-looping rides and fairy-tale castles of Universal Studios and Disney World is what draws the crowds, promising magical encounters with Mickey Mouse and adrenaline-pumping jaunts through Orlando's iconic theme parks. Throw in gorgeous golf clubs, crocodile-spotted riverways and year-round warmth, and it's easy to see why so many are seeking a pad in this fun-loving corner of Florida.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Davenport

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Davenport a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Walt Disney World® (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • ChampionsGate Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Davenport

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Davenport is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lewis W Mathews Memorial Sports Complex (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Lake Davenport (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Lake Cecile (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Shingle Creek Regional Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Lake Bryan (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Disney Wilderness Preserve (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Davenport

The nearest airport is in Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 24.3 mi (39.1 km) away.

How to get around

Getting around from your Davenport holiday home

With its easy links to US Route 17 and Interstate 4, you'll only ever be a hop, skip and a jump from the main attractions of Orlando city when staying in a Davenport holiday let. It's best to hire a car when you touch down in the Sunshine State – those wheels will give you the freedom to make the 30-minute ride up to Lake Buena Vista and its gravity-defying roller coasters whenever you want. The good news is that most Davenport villa rentals come with a dedicated space for the auto, which means you won't have to worry about parking.

Food & drink 

Taste Davenport's foodie treats

Whether it's a jalapeno-topped Tex-Mex taco or a hearty all-American steak, you can rest assured that the wealth of eateries in the vicinity of Davenport holiday lettings will have you – and the rest of the family – covered. You simply must try the output of the Southern BBQ places that abound here, which means slow-cooked briskets and smoky meats. Then there's Davenport's taste for Mexican cuisine, which means oodles of frittatas and corn-flour wraps, not to mention a dash of capsicum in pretty much everything. And if you prefer to cook at home? That won't be a problem thanks to all the ranch-to-table food shops along Route 17.

Essential info

Essential info for stays in Davenport holiday homes

  • It's customary to tip 20% in most American restaurants, so have plenty of USD at the ready when you head out in the evenings
  • Consider booking your holiday rental outside of major US school breaks – summer and Christmastime get busy, and pricy, around Orlando
  • If you're getting a hire car, always check your Davenport holiday let has a parking space provided
  • Consider renting a car from outside of Orlando International Airport – that can help keep prices down
  • The dry season in Orlando runs from November to May, so you might get showers or storms if you come during the summer
Family friendly

Davenport is tailor-made for families

There's a reason that so many Davenport villa rentals have multiple bedrooms, room for an SUV, gardens, pools and big dining rooms – they sit in the middle of Florida's family-fun zone. Orlando is the obvious place to take the kids. Whether you're delving into spine-tingling Egyptian crypts in Universal or exploring Olde-Worlde castles on the roller coasters of Disney's Magic Kingdom, there's rarely a dull moment in those parts. Kissimmee is another option. It's just 30 minutes' drive from Davenport, offering aquariums and airboat adventures over Florida's croc-snapping wetlands.

How many holiday rentals are available around Davenport?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 26,929 holiday lettings around Davenport. From 7,649 villas to 10,886 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a resort property in Davenport?

Eat like a royal, relax like a boss and enjoy yourself like never before. If that's your sort of getaway, we've got the keys to a number of impressive escapes where you can indulge in just that. HomeAway has 11,083 getaway rentals located within resorts available. Of course, that mightn't work for everyone. Fortunately, HomeAway has loads more options, including:

  • 2,719 city-centre holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,213 lakefront holiday accommodation options.
  • 1,180 lakeside holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Davenport in a large group?

Sometimes it can be tricky finding time to unwind with friends and family members. A getaway is a fantastic opportunity to be reunited. If you were planning to kick back under the same roof, HomeAway has places for you. 3,144 house holiday rentals are ready to be booked. At the moment, they're the preferred option here for large groups. If you're wanting to stay with a large group, the rental options that will serve you well include:

  • Are you searching for properties that can hold 8 holiday makers? We have 9,174 that will be perfect. The prices start from £46 per night.
  • If you've got 10 in your party, you'll be happy to learn that there are 6,640 rental properties that are suitable. Prices begin at just £53 per night.
  • Trying to find places for rent catering to 12 people? You'll be happy to find out we have 4,903 that will fit the bill. You can book one for as little as £74 per night.

So don't fret! When you travel with us you can bring your mom, your grandma and all your besties to Davenport.

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Davenport?

Friends are the family we choose. Create new memories with those you hold dearest and secure a budget-friendly escape with HomeAway. When it comes to looking for a terrific deal, the first place you look ought to be Highgate Park. Here, HomeAway has 1,372 holiday rentals at an average price of £102 per night. Florida Centre North is another place to check out. We have holiday rentals here, and the average price is around £109 per night.

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