HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
HomeAway uses cookies to improve your site experience. Learn more. By continuing, you consent to our use of cookies.
Verified Review icon check navigate-up navigate-left navigate-right expand mail svg-lightning svg-24hr svg-house svg-sleeps svg-bedrooms svg-bathrooms svg-stay svg-toilet calendar svg-report-flag pet-dog svg-multiunit Default Owner Icon heart-filled

Holidaymakers searching for holiday rentals in Encantada Resort also enquired about villas in Emerald Island, villas in Lake Berkley and holiday homes in Regal Oaks

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

  • Showing 1-50 of 210
  View Map Map
Additional service fee may apply.
    Wonderful! 4.9/5
    (22 reviews)
    avg/night
    • 3 BR
    • 2 BA
    • Separate Toilet
    • Sleeps 7
    Townhome #717485vb
    22
    Viewed 77 times in the last 48 hours
      Exceptional! 5/5
      (20 reviews)
      avg/night
      • 4 BR
      • 3 BA
      • Sleeps 8
      Townhome #288798vb
      20
      Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
        Wonderful! 4.8/5
        (32 reviews)
        avg/night
        • 4 BR
        • 3 BA
        • Sleeps 8
        House #440291
        32
        Viewed 30 times in the last 48 hours
          Wonderful! 4.8/5
          (17 reviews)
          avg/night
          • 4 BR
          • 3 BA
          • Sleeps 8
          Townhome #3011612
          17
          Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
            Wonderful! 4.8/5
            (45 reviews)
            avg/night
            • 3 BR
            • 2 BA
            • Separate Toilet
            • Sleeps 8
            Townhome #291024
            45
            Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
              Excellent! 4.3/5
              (9 reviews)
              avg/night
              • 2 BR
              • 2 BA
              • Separate Toilet
              • Sleeps 4
              Townhome #3931745
              9
              Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                Excellent! 4.5/5
                (4 reviews)
                avg/night
                • 2 BR
                • 2 BA
                • Separate Toilet
                • Sleeps 4
                Townhome #4096204
                4
                Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                  Exceptional! 5/5
                  (32 reviews)
                  avg/night
                  • 4 BR
                  • 3 BA
                  • Sleeps 8
                  House #342514
                  32
                  Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                    Exceptional! 5/5
                    (22 reviews)
                    avg/night
                    • 4 BR
                    • 3 BA
                    • Sleeps 10
                    Townhome #3014758
                    22
                    Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                      (32 reviews)
                      avg/night
                      • 4 BR
                      • 3 BA
                      • Sleeps 8
                      Townhome #449286vb
                      32
                      Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                        Exceptional! 5/5
                        (29 reviews)
                        avg/night
                        • 4 BR
                        • 3 BA
                        • Sleeps 8
                        House #3471478
                        29
                        Viewed 53 times in the last 48 hours
                          Exceptional! 5/5
                          (26 reviews)
                          avg/night
                          • 4 BR
                          • 3 BA
                          • Sleeps 10
                          Townhome #3606770
                          26
                          Viewed 39 times in the last 48 hours
                            Wonderful! 4.9/5
                            (30 reviews)
                            avg/night
                            • 4 BR
                            • 3 BA
                            • Sleeps 8
                            Townhome #342497
                            30
                            Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                              (51 reviews)
                              avg/night
                              • 3 BR
                              • 2 BA
                              • Separate Toilet
                              • Sleeps 6
                              Townhome #512228vb
                              51
                              Viewed 35 times in the last 48 hours
                                Excellent! 4.7/5
                                (7 reviews)
                                avg/night
                                • 4 BR
                                • 3 BA
                                • Sleeps 10
                                Townhome #562909vb
                                7
                                Viewed 43 times in the last 48 hours
                                  Excellent! 4.5/5
                                  (22 reviews)
                                  avg/night
                                  • 3 BR
                                  • 2 BA
                                  • Separate Toilet
                                  • Sleeps 8
                                  Townhome #334354
                                  22
                                  Viewed 25 times in the last 48 hours
                                    Excellent! 4.3/5
                                    (6 reviews)
                                    avg/night
                                    • 3 BR
                                    • 2 BA
                                    • Separate Toilet
                                    • Sleeps 8
                                    Townhome #794702vb
                                    6
                                    Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                      Excellent! 4.4/5
                                      (33 reviews)
                                      avg/night
                                      • 3 BR
                                      • 2 BA
                                      • Separate Toilet
                                      • Sleeps 8
                                      Townhome #369300
                                      33
                                      Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                        Exceptional! 5/5
                                        (13 reviews)
                                        avg/night
                                        • 4 BR
                                        • 3 BA
                                        • Sleeps 8
                                        Townhome #3993892
                                        13
                                        Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                          (22 reviews)
                                          avg/night
                                          • 3 BR
                                          • 2 BA
                                          • Separate Toilet
                                          • Sleeps 6
                                          Townhome #610513vb
                                          22
                                          Viewed 17 times in the last 48 hours
                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
                                            (6 reviews)
                                            avg/night
                                            • 4 BR
                                            • 3 BA
                                            • Sleeps 10
                                            Townhome #3831127
                                            6
                                            Viewed 21 times in the last 48 hours
                                              • 4 BR
                                              • 3 BA
                                              • Sleeps 8
                                              Townhome #4022214
                                              2
                                                Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                (11 reviews)
                                                avg/night
                                                • 3 BR
                                                • 2 BA
                                                • Separate Toilet
                                                • Sleeps 9
                                                House #8042302
                                                11
                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                  avg/night
                                                  • 3 BR
                                                  • 3 BA
                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                  House #4278792
                                                  Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                    • 3 BR
                                                    • 2 BA
                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                    Condo #4355974
                                                    2
                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                      Excellent! 4.3/5
                                                      (6 reviews)
                                                      avg/night
                                                      • 4 BR
                                                      • 3 BA
                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                      Townhome #3499005
                                                      6
                                                      Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                        • 3 BR
                                                        • 2 BA
                                                        • Sleeps 6
                                                        Townhome #876297vb
                                                          Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                          (32 reviews)
                                                          avg/night
                                                          • 4 BR
                                                          • 3 BA
                                                          • Sleeps 10
                                                          Villa #8112773
                                                          32
                                                          Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                            avg/night
                                                            • 4 BR
                                                            • 3 BA
                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                            Townhome #4353788
                                                            1
                                                            Viewed 15 times in the last 48 hours
                                                              Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                              (4 reviews)
                                                              avg/night
                                                              • 3 BR
                                                              • 2 BA
                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                              • Sleeps 8
                                                              Townhome #4287486
                                                              4
                                                              Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                • Sleeps 6
                                                                Townhome #4303607
                                                                1
                                                                Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                  Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                  (10 reviews)
                                                                  avg/night
                                                                  • 4 BR
                                                                  • 3 BA
                                                                  • Sleeps 10
                                                                  Villa #291826
                                                                  10
                                                                  Viewed 33 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                    (34 reviews)
                                                                    avg/night
                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                    Townhome #393016vb
                                                                    34
                                                                    Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                      (23 reviews)
                                                                      avg/night
                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                      Townhome #406233vb
                                                                      23
                                                                      Viewed 18 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                        Townhome #3950781
                                                                        2
                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                          (28 reviews)
                                                                          avg/night
                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                          House #470821
                                                                          28
                                                                          Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                            • Sleeps 6
                                                                            Townhome #796743vb
                                                                            13
                                                                              • 3 BR
                                                                              • 2 BA
                                                                              • Separate Toilet
                                                                              • Sleeps 6
                                                                              Townhome #4052533
                                                                                Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                (4 reviews)
                                                                                avg/night
                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
                                                                                • Sleeps 7
                                                                                Townhome #817927vb
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.8/5
                                                                                  (5 reviews)
                                                                                  avg/night
                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                  • Separate Toilet
                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                  Townhome #778608vb
                                                                                  5
                                                                                  Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                    (36 reviews)
                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                    Townhome #388132
                                                                                    36
                                                                                    Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                      (14 reviews)
                                                                                      avg/night
                                                                                      • 4 BR
                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                      • Sleeps 10
                                                                                      Townhome #363938vb
                                                                                      14
                                                                                      Viewed 56 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Sleeps 8
                                                                                        Condo #4355980
                                                                                        2
                                                                                        Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                          (7 reviews)
                                                                                          avg/night
                                                                                          • 4 BR
                                                                                          • 3 BA
                                                                                          • Sleeps 8
                                                                                          Townhome #3507265
                                                                                          7
                                                                                          Viewed 6 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            avg/night
                                                                                            • 3 BR
                                                                                            • 2 BA
                                                                                            • Sleeps 8
                                                                                            Townhome #4314138
                                                                                            Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
                                                                                              • Sleeps 10
                                                                                              Condo #4242667
                                                                                              1
                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 2 BA
                                                                                                • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                Townhome #4232548
                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                  Condo #4242665
                                                                                                  1
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                    (5 reviews)
                                                                                                    avg/night
                                                                                                    • 3 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                    Townhome #494823vb
                                                                                                    5
                                                                                                    Viewed 5 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                                      • 2 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 8
                                                                                                      Townhome #4052523
                                                                                                      1
                                                                                                      • 1 - 50 of 210
                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Brilliant Base for our Florida Holiday

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This was our first trip to Florida and we couldn't have chosen a better villa for our family holiday. Very clean, spacious and offering every facility we could have wanted. The pool was very mush appreciated by the children, the only negative was that we weren't there enough to make full us of it! The Disney parks are all about 20 minutes away, Universal Studios, Discovery Cove and SeaWorld are just a little further but not difficult to find. A great holiday and everything we'd hoped for.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 20-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 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: 11-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017

                                                                                                      Beautiful home!

                                                                                                      4 of 5
                                                                                                      We had a wonderful time. Everything was as described. Beautiful pool and home. We would definitely stay here again.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: 05-Apr-2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Mar 2017