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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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                Excellent! 4.3/5
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                    Cottage #937701vb
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                      Excellent! 4.3/5
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                        Exceptional! 5/5
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                                  Villa #4285336
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                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                      • 2 BR
                                      • 1 BA
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                                      Apartment #968053vb
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                                        Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                        Villa #138583vb
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                                                Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                        Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                        Condo #1636389
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                                                                          Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                          Villa #93899
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                                                                            #8118888
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                                                                              Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                              Villa #3561059
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                                                                              Viewed 37 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                Excellent! 4.7/5
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                                                                                Condo #74574
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                                                                                  Excellent! 4.6/5
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                                                                                  Villa #466058vb
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                                                                                  Viewed 24 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                    Excellent! 4.5/5
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                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                      House #4023493
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                                                                                          Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                            Wonderful! 4.8/5
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                                                                                            Townhome #4119283
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                                                                                            Viewed 12 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                              Excellent! 4.4/5
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                                                                                                Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                Villa #817624vb
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                                                                                                Viewed 41 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                  Wonderful! 4.9/5
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                                                                                                  House #915394vb
                                                                                                  8
                                                                                                  Viewed 28 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                    Excellent! 4.7/5
                                                                                                    (58 reviews)
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                                                                                                    Villa #601052
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                                                                                                    Viewed 13 times in the last 48 hours
                                                                                                      Exceptional! 5/5
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                                                                                                      • 3 BA
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                                                                                                      Villa #6923003
                                                                                                      7
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                                                                                                      Recent Reviews

                                                                                                      What a great holiday!! :)

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      Really enjoyed staying here so much we have booked up to stay again! Villa set within a beautiful quiet location. It's close to tasty restaurants and in easy reach of Disney, Universal and the shopping Outlets! The villa was very clean and spacious with beautiful decor. The pool area was so pleasant with a relaxing warm jacuzzi also equipped with sunloungers and an outdoor dining table. The sun was on the pool deck all day good for those who love sunbathing and the pool was just the right temperature to cool off with how hot it was! The villa also had an entertainment room with a pool table and air hockey table which was much fun! We definitely chose the best villa to stay at, made our holiday!
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Jun 07, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: May 2017

                                                                                                      Peace and quiet

                                                                                                      5 of 5
                                                                                                      We loved staying here as it was great to have the peace and quiet after chasing round the theme parks all day. This was our first holiday in the USA and this house made it so much more comfortable than staying in a hotel. Our 9 year old daughter loved the pool so much we had to fight to get her out off it every evening. The recommendations in the welcome pack for eating out etc. were spot on and we would love to stay here again the next time we come across. Thanks for allowing us to enjoy your lovely home Alexia and Minno, we had a blast.
                                                                                                      • Review Submitted: Apr 23, 2017
                                                                                                      • Date of Stay: Apr 2017