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Make a holiday villa in Lake Wales your home away from home

When people think of Florida, they generally think of the beach and the Everglades. Holiday villas in Lake Wales, however, introduce guests to all sides of Florida; quite literally. Equidistant from both coasts, Lake Wales holiday rentals are supremely positioned to exploit the facilities of nearby Orlando, yet get away from it all in the quiet natural surroundings of the Everglades. All holiday accommodation in Lake Wales comes fully air-conditioned to beat the heat, and with every modern convenience to remove hassle from the holiday. Many rentals in Lake Wales have access to a pool and BBQ area.

Things to do

-Beaches: With both the west coast and east coast to choose from, visitors can ply the warmer waters of the Gulf of Mexico for fish one day, and dare the rolling breakers of the Atlantic coast the next. Both are only an hour's drive away, so the best of both beach worlds are separated from Lake Wales holiday accommodation by a commute most Americans don't think twice about driving.

-Theme Parks: Orlando is well known for its theme and amusement parks, and indeed there are a wealth to enjoy. The two biggest, Disney and Universal Studios, actually each consist of a number of different parks, diversifying any visit and making each a multi-day affair, if desired. Other notable options include Sea World and Legoland.

-Everglades: The diversity of flora and fauna sets the Everglades apart from most other wilderness areas. The often portrayed swamp wetlands are something of a misrepresentation, as there are seven distinct ecosystems, which is why it's such a treat to visit. Camping, hiking, mountain biking and horseback riding are all popular ways to experience the variety: it's not all airboats, though those excursions are available too.

-Spook Hill: This Lake Wales curiosity is an optical illusion: the juxtaposition of several surrounding features make it seem as though visitors are travelling uphill, when actually heading downwards. Also known as a gravity hill, a car in neutral will appear to freewheel upwards!

-Watersports: Set in the heart of a collection of lakes, watersports are one of the chief pastimes of residents and visitors alike. Marinas serving Lake Kissimmee and nearby Winter Haven can provide tourists with everything they need to enjoy a day on the water, whether it be fishing, waterskiing or simply cruising around taking in the sights.

Weather in Lake Wales

Florida's climate is described as 'humid subtropical'; thanks, in no small part, to the amount of water around. The humidity in summer can be uncomfortable for some with temperatures getting into the mid-30s, but this often breaks into a late thunderstorm that can cool things down a little, at least temporarily. The winters are somewhat akin to British summers, with warm, low-20s temperatures and little in the way of rain, explaining Florida's year-round appeal.

Travel to Lake Wales

Fly/drive connections to Lake Wales are good, with two options to choose from: Orlando and Tampa international airports. Both have direct flights to Europe, with Orlando being the closest hub at 53 miles away, while Tampa is 68 miles away. Fly/drive is by far the best way to get around, thanks to cheap petrol and a thoughtfully planned road system. Likely because of its international reputation, Orlando does have a fairly reliable public transport system, somewhat superior to many other American cities; but this doesn't extend to Lake Wales. The nearest Amtrak and Greyhound stations are located in Lakeland, about 20 miles away.

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    Villa #3672141
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      Villa #3778614
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        Mobile Home #4264041
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          Excellent! 4.3/5
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          Mobile Home #4132247
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            House #4105866
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              Excellent! 4.3/5
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              • 3 BA
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              Villa #895855
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                • 3 BR
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                Cottage #937701vb
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                  Excellent! 4.3/5
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                  • 3 BR
                  • 2 BA
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                  Villa #1666356
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                    Exceptional! 5/5
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                    • 2 BA
                    • Sleeps 6
                    House #7114411
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                      House #1035297vb
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                              • 4 BR
                              • 4 BA
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                              Villa #4285336
                              1
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                                • 1 BA
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                                Apartment #968053vb
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                                  Villa #138583vb
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                                        • 1 BR
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                                        Apartment #787750vb
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                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                      Cottage #1034275vb
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                                                        • 1 BR
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                                                        Apartment #4244805
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                                                          • 4 BR
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                                                                  Cabin #1015092vb
                                                                    Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                    • 2 BR
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                                                                    Condo #1636389
                                                                    16
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                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                      • 5 BA
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                                                                      Villa #93899
                                                                      126
                                                                      Viewed 38 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                        • 4 BR
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                                                                        4
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                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                          House #4023493
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                                                                            Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                            House #603330vb
                                                                            27
                                                                            Viewed 57 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                              Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                              Villa #466058vb
                                                                              16
                                                                              Viewed 14 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                • 4 BR
                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                #8118888
                                                                                4
                                                                                Viewed 29 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                  Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                  Condo #74574
                                                                                  15
                                                                                  Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                    • 6 BR
                                                                                    • 4 BA
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                                                                                    Villa #3561059
                                                                                    36
                                                                                    Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                      • 3 BR
                                                                                      • 2 BA
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                                                                                      Villa #817624vb
                                                                                      23
                                                                                      Viewed 22 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                        Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                        • 3 BR
                                                                                        • 2 BA
                                                                                        • Separate Toilet
                                                                                        • Sleeps 7
                                                                                        Townhome #4119283
                                                                                        6
                                                                                        Viewed 10 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                          • 3 BR
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                                                                                          House #915394vb
                                                                                          8
                                                                                          Viewed 16 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            • 6 BR
                                                                                            • 3 BA
                                                                                            • Separate Toilet
                                                                                            • Sleeps 12
                                                                                            Villa #820475
                                                                                            35
                                                                                            Viewed 34 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                              • 4 BR
                                                                                              • 3 BA
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                                                                                              Villa #6923003
                                                                                              7
                                                                                              Viewed 11 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                Exceptional! 5/5
                                                                                                (18 reviews)
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                                                                                                • 3 BR
                                                                                                • 3 BA
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                                                                                                House #870635vb
                                                                                                18
                                                                                                Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Excellent! 4.4/5
                                                                                                  (38 reviews)
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                                                                                                  • 3 BR
                                                                                                  • 2 BA
                                                                                                  • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                  House #292488vb
                                                                                                  38
                                                                                                  Viewed 20 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
                                                                                                    (28 reviews)
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                                                                                                    • 2 BR
                                                                                                    • 2 BA
                                                                                                    • Sleeps 6
                                                                                                    Villa #3510539
                                                                                                    28
                                                                                                    Viewed 23 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Wonderful! 4.9/5
                                                                                                      (27 reviews)
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                                                                                                      • 5 BR
                                                                                                      • 3 BA
                                                                                                      • Separate Toilet
                                                                                                      • Sleeps 12
                                                                                                      Villa #3624288
                                                                                                      27
                                                                                                      Viewed 51 times in the last 48 hours

                                                                                                      Lake Wales Holiday Homes & Villas (300+)

                                                                                                       

                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      Beautiful villa

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      This will probably be our last big family holiday as our children are grown up now. So we wanted something extra special, and we was not let down this villa is not only in a Beautiful location but it has all the comforts of your own home. Beds super comfortable. The added bonus of the games room which we had a lot of fun in. I would highly recommend this villa if you want a luxury stay.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: May 05, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017