The villas at Robbins Rest at just 6 miles easy drive from the gates to Walt Disney’s Animal Kingdom and the other famous theme parks. Located in a pleasant residential community of local residents and vacationers, it is well served by many local restaurants, supermarkets and a local Wal-Mart. It makes an excellent base on the southwest side of Orlando, being within 25 minutes of Universal Studios, Sea World and the shops in the center of Orlando.
Orlando is well known for its excellent air-conditioned shopping malls. The Florida Mall has over 260 stores ranging from specialty shops to department stores. The Millennium Mall has a further 147 retail outlets including many designer brands. The Belz Outlet Mall at the end of International Drive has yet more stores offering cut price bargains. Golf
Florida has perfect year-round sunshine for golf lovers. There are several championship golf courses close to your Robbins Rest villa including Champions Gate and Reunion Golf Club, so be sure to pack your clubs. Cool Off
Although Florida’s east coast beaches are about an hour’s drive away, Orlando has plenty of places to swim, splash and cool off. Head for Wet n’Wild, Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World or SeaWorld’s Aquatica.
The Kennedy Space Centre at Cape Canaveral is a superb day out, just an hour’s drive from your Davenport vacation villa. Exhibitions, IMAX theatres, guided tours and space simulators all tell the story of space exploration from the Cape Canaveral site. There may be a shuttle launch during your stay, so check the Space Centre website calendar.
Most visitors to Davenport want to spend some time at the magical world of Disney. There are several theme parks – The Magic Kingdom with Disney characters, parades and the fairytale castle; Epcot which showcases technology and culture from around the world; Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon with waterslide fun; Animal Kingdom with safari adventures and encounters with wild animals; Hollywood Studios offering behind the scenes tours and Blizzard Beach which has family rides and slides.
The nearest beach to Orlando is Cocoa Beach, on the east coast of Florida. It is famous for its beautiful white sands and excellent surf, making this a popular place for swimming, sunbathing, walking and fishing. The world-famous Ron Jon Surf Shop is right on Cocoa Beach and is a great store to visit, open 24/7.
Orlando has year round sunshine and average daily highs from 21-33°C (70-92°F). During the summer months it can be rather hot and humid. Rainfall is heaviest from June to September but it falls as short afternoon showers which quickly pass.
Orlando International Airport is just 25 miles (40km) from your self catering villa in Davenport, Orlando. Flights to Orlando arrive frequently from many American cities and international destinations all over the world