If you decide that you would like a bit more freedom than a hotel gives you, and more space, then a villa would be a perfect choice!
Having your own pool, perhaps a hot tub, games room and sometimes even a movie room for you and your family is one of the most wonderful ways to stay in Orlando, Florida.
As a family of 4 we often stay in a villa when visiting the Sunshine State, whether that be for the duration of our stay, or for some of it while doing a split stay on-site at Disney or Universal.
We find that a villa gives you that extra space and privacy that a hotel doesn't, and a lot more room and freedom, which with two little ones is desperately needed. Plus you get to roll out of bed and into your own private pool! What more could you want eh?
The usual standard of Orlando Villas are incredible, pure luxury but still with a cosy feeling of being home from home.
We have stayed in Villas on Florida trips as a couple, a family of 3 and as a family of 4. You do not need to be in a big group or have a large family to enjoy the spaciousness that a villa offers.
Realistically, when staying in a Villa you will need a car, but there are many taxi companies such as Uber or Lyft, that you can use to head out for evening meals etc if you would like to have a couple of drinks.
If visiting in the winter months you would also be well advised to pay for pool heating, as the water can be quite chilly, especially first thing in the morning.
The vast majority of villas are within a close proximity of not only the theme parks, but many great restaurants, malls, outlets and of course Wal-Marts! (Secretly our favourite place to visit on holiday haha!)
Below we will provide links to some Villa rental companies, and also some private villas which come highly recommended, usually by us!
We can personally recommend a stay in this amazing villa, which is just 15 minutes from Walt Disney World, and the reason we can recommend Daydream Believer so highly is because we have stayed here on multiple occasions! When we find somewhere we love, we have no hesitation on returning, and return we do!
We are ALWAYS made to feel very welcome, from the second we book right up until we leave on our last day there (boo hoo!!) the Villa is everything you could ever need. It feels like a home from home for us, and the kids adore it!
With 4 bedrooms and a beautiful outdoor private pool, 2 super comfortable lounge areas, a formal dining area and a fantastic kitchen/dining area it offers everything you need to make the most of your stay in the Sunshine State.
The 50s themed games room is full to the brim with fun, whether you want a game of pool, or you are better at air hockey, you will find it all here!
This villa really has the WOW factor! With a private pool and luxurious spa as well as it's very own golf putting green, the outside space is just as beautiful as the inside, which boasts five bedrooms and four full bathrooms.
The whole villa is pure luxury and the lovely spacious kitchen and lounge area are no exception. And if that isn’t enough to make you get booking, then what if we told you that Storytellers Villa has a nine seater cinema room with a games area featuring arcade games, including an old school pinball machine!
Can you just imagine the fun you can have relaxing in here after a day at the parks. That is if you can drag yourself out of the spa!
And all of this just 4 miles from Disney in the Indian Creek community, perfect I am sure you will agree.
Villa rental companies
With offices both sides of the pond, Top Villas are a luxury villa rental company who offer over 4000 villas across the world. The company specialises in Disney vacation rentals, with a real stronghold in the Orlando region.
All of their properties in the Sunshine State are selected based on proximity to Disney, family facilities and extra features – including themed bedrooms, movie theatres, games rooms and private chef facilities! They offer a wide range of properties, meaning there is bound to be something that meets your requirements.
Top Villas have over 20 years of experience in the rental industry, and pride themselves on going above and beyond for guests. With their unique Guest Experience team on-hand to help cater to finer details and needs of customers, a great experience is all part of the package. Check out their Orlando rentals here!
With 94% of customers saying they would use James Villas again, you can be assured that you are using a very reputable company to book your Orlando villa with. James Villas is the UK’s number one villa specialist with over 30 years experience in the business and a fantastic selection of villas close to all the Orlando theme parks or further afield if that is what you want.
Wherever you want to stay, they will undoubtedly have a villa to suit your needs.
With over 36,477 holiday lettings in and around Orlando, you can see why many people find their ideal holiday rental with Homeaway.
Starting out as a family business, Homeaway was sold to Expedia in 2015 and is now ran by the major holiday company, so you know you are in good hands when booking your holiday accommodation with them. With a huge choice of villas, town houses and even beach houses and condos, you should be able to find something that suits your needs here.
Virgin Holidays need no introduction, they are one of the world’s top Holiday Companies, and so it goes without saying that their villas will be top quality too.
Virgin have hand picked all of their Orlando villas to ensure that they meet their very high standards, with each villa boasting their own private pool and decked out with top-rate amenities they are all just a short drive from the theme parks and other fantastic activities in Orlando.
Virgin can cover either just your accommodation, or the whole package holiday, depending on your preferences. Also when you book with Virgin, you get early entry into Universal Studios to experience the amazing Wizarding World of Harry Potter before it opens to the general public!
Virgin Holidays have something to suit everyone, find their Villas here…
Booking.com are renowned for finding great deals on hotels, but did you also know they have thousands of Orlando villas on their site too? Using the filters you can search for exactly the type of Villa you are after - including star ratings, resort areas, amenities etc.
It is always worthwhile searching on here if you are looking for something specific too, their filters are great and you can search for villas which include specific accessibility features etc as well.