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Central Florida - Close to Disney - Four Corners Area of Florida

Everyone's heard of Disney - millions travel to the central Florida area every year to enjoy the various theme parks created by the Disney empire.

The best area to stay in is south of the Disney complex along the six-lane highway called the 192. As with other areas in the US, the actual place name is Kissimmee but the downtown area of the city is many miles to the east. There is a huge choice of places to stay ranging from top quality hotels to cheap motels. But by far the best option is to rent a villa. This gives you a huge amount of space, your own private pool & costs no more than a reasonable hotel. In fact, for large families it's the best option.

There's something for everyone in the Disney area. There are four main parks - Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom, EPCOT & MGM Studios. There are also water parks & themed resorts. At various times of the year there are special events which certainly attract the crowds. For example, Halloween, Easter & Christmas - There's always a "Mickey's something or other" to enjoy (although at an additional cost). It's a good idea to book early (by which I mean months early!) to ensure a ticket.

Eating out - certainly an experience in the 'States. The tastes of every nation are catered for & you can easily eat your way around the world. The portions are huge & normally there are free refills for most drinks (non-alcoholic). Choose carefully though - there are good & bad. Most are part of a large chain & are normally consistent quality but check out the cars outside before you go in. Lots of shiny hire cars means popular with tourists, a few scruffy cars usually means avoid it like the plague! Certain places are best avoided - Cracker Barrel is supposedly genuine local cuisine but generally its grits & something stodgy - very bland. Also, be careful with their "wait for a table" idea - you wait in their dedicated shop whilst the restaurant is half-empty!

If you're staying in a villa the best supermarket is the huge Wal-Mart on the 27, just a couple of miles west from the Four Corners area. Everything is available although imported goods are very dear. A point to bear in mind is if you take something home to the UK & want a refund if the item breaks, take it to ASDA.

Overall, a fantastic place to spend a holiday but you'll need at least two weeks & deep pockets when you're in the theme parks. Save up your pennies & have a great holiday!

Written by Geoff Manns - Owner of Property 90311 in Encantada Resort, Florida

    Excellent! 4.3/5
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    • 2 BR
    • 2 BA
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    Townhome #4096204
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      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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      • 3 BR
      • 2 BA
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      Townhome #717485vb
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        Exceptional! 5/5
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        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        House #3471478
        32
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          Wonderful! 4.8/5
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          • 3 BR
          • 2 BA
          • Separate Toilet
          • Sleeps 6
          Townhome #512228vb
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            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Sleeps 8
            Condo #4355974
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              Exceptional! 5/5
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              • 4 BR
              • 3 BA
              • Sleeps 8
              Townhome #288798vb
              22
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                Excellent! 4.5/5
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                • 3 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 9
                House #8042302
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                Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                  • 3 BR
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                  • Sleeps 8
                  Townhome #291024
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                  Viewed 62 times in the last 48 hours
                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                    • 3 BR
                    • 2 BA
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                    • Sleeps 6
                    Townhome #610513vb
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                      Very Good! 4.2/5
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                      • 2 BR
                      • 2 BA
                      • Separate Toilet
                      • Sleeps 4
                      Townhome #3931745
                      14
                      Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                        Excellent! 4.3/5
                        (6 reviews)
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                        • 3 BR
                        • 2 BA
                        • Separate Toilet
                        • Sleeps 8
                        Townhome #794702vb
                        6
                        Viewed 7 times in the last 48 hours
                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                          (36 reviews)
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                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 8
                          House #342514
                          36
                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (33 reviews)
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                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Townhome #449286vb
                            33
                            Viewed 8 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (20 reviews)
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 3 BA
                              • Sleeps 8
                              Townhome #3011612
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                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Townhome #3014758
                                24
                                Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Condo #4355980
                                  4
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                    (34 reviews)
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                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Townhome #369300
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                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                      • 4 BR
                                      • 3 BA
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      House #440291
                                      35
                                      Viewed 48 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                        • 3 BR
                                        • 2 BA
                                        • Separate Toilet
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Townhome #778608vb
                                        6
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
                                          (27 reviews)
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                                          • 4 BR
                                          • 3 BA
                                          • Sleeps 10
                                          Townhome #3606770
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                                          Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                            (31 reviews)
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                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 8
                                            House #470821
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                                            Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                              Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                              • 3 BR
                                              • 2 BA
                                              • Separate Toilet
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Townhome #388132
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                                              Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                (32 reviews)
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                                                • 4 BR
                                                • 3 BA
                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                Townhome #342497
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                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                  • 4 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                  Townhome #562909vb
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                                                  Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                    (13 reviews)
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                                                    • 4 BR
                                                    • 3 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                    Villa #291826
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                                                      • 3 BR
                                                      • 2 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                      Townhome #4543921
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                                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                                        (23 reviews)
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                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                        Townhome #406233vb
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                                                        Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                                          • 3 BR
                                                          • 2 BA
                                                          • Separate Toilet
                                                          • Sleeps 6
                                                          Townhome #3961578
                                                          10
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
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                                                            Townhome #4365429
                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
                                                              (14 reviews)
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                                                              • 4 BR
                                                              • 3 BA
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Townhome #3993892
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                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Townhome #876297vb
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                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
                                                                  (24 reviews)
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                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                  Townhome #334354
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                                                                  Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                                    (6 reviews)
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                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Townhome #3499005
                                                                    6
                                                                    Viewed 26 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                      • Sleeps 6
                                                                      Townhome #4303607
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                                                                      Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
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                                                                        Townhome #4543970
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                                                                          • 25 BA
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                                                                          House #6513272
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                                                                            • 2 BA
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                                                                            Condo #4355973
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                                                                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                              Townhome #3950781
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                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                Townhome #4022214
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
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                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Townhome #494823vb
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                                                                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                    • 4 BR
                                                                                    • 3 BA
                                                                                    • Sleeps 10
                                                                                    Townhome #950223
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                                                                                    Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                      (34 reviews)
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                      Townhome #393016vb
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                                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 3 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Townhome #817927vb
                                                                                        4
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                          (8 reviews)
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                                                          Townhome #4438303
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 36 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                            (6 reviews)
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                                                                                            • 4 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 10
                                                                                            Townhome #3831127
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                                                                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                                              • 2 BA
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                                                                                              Townhome #4232548
                                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                (7 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Townhome #3507265
                                                                                                7
                                                                                                Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  Townhome #4232538
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Townhome #4314138
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 7
                                                                                                      Townhome #4365428
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      A great place to stay!

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Can highly recommend this lovely Town house on the Encantada resort. It was clean and had modern decor. Great views at the rear of the house which overlooked the lake. Ian the owner was really helpful and accommodating if we needed anything and also gave great advice about the area.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Fantastic villa close to Disneyworld

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Just returned from a lovely 10 night stay at this villa and we were all sad to leave. We have stayed in hotels in the past when visiting Orlando but this was our best stay by a long way. Villa has everything you could possibly need and is very well equipped. Pool is a great size and my kids loved swimming in this every morning before we went to the Disney parks. It is situated about 5 miles from magic kingdom and less for most of the other parks which makes it a great location if you are visiting DisneyWorld. Would definitely book again next time we come to Orlando.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 11, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017