How do you get to the Disney gate from the villa?

How do you get to the Disney gate from the villa?

That is kind of a tricky question to answer, because it depends upon what gate you are referring to, as there are a number of them. Your goal should not be to reach a gate, so much as it should be to get where within Disney World you want to

Questions about Non-Refundable Booking Deposits

Questions about Non-Refundable Booking Deposits

Thanks for your message and your interest in our property. First of all, our normal booking deposit is 20% of the value of the rental, however HomeAway/VRBO does not give us that option. The minimum percentage they will allow is 25%, and unfortunately I can’t do anything about that. The

Early Check-Ins and Late Check-Outs

Requesting an Early Arrival or a Late Check Out?

Requesting an Early Arrival or a Late Check Out? Unless you want to book the additional nights, we can not at this time offer you an early check-in or late check-out, however if we get very close to the dates and those nights have not been booked by other guests,

How Our Rates Work and Quotes are Created

The way that our systems deals with rates is to assign them to various seasons throughout the year, which tend to consistently follow particular dates, the first of the month and so on. These are referred to as Regular Dates. In addition to these larger seasons, there are holidays and

Why people get confused about Disney World

Why people get confused about Disney World

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about Disney World. It can make it very difficult for someone unfamiliar with the area to understand where it is, and what it is. If one is trying to choose where to stay for a Disney vacation, all of this conflicting

How close are you to Disney’s ‘Main Gate’?

How close are you to Disney’s ‘Main Gate’?

One thing that drives me crazy is when I see hotels or vacation rentals being advertised as being 5 miles from Disney’s “Main Gate”! Disney World is so huge, there is no ‘Main Gate’. What does that mean exactly? Making such a claim is just an attempt to trick people unfamiliar

How far away are the villas from the Theme Parks?

How far away are the villas from the Theme Parks?

Ah… a simple question, but a tricky one to answer! In truth, you likely don’t want to be close to the theme parks nearly so much as you want to be able to get to and from them fast, and hassle free. One doesn’t necessarily equal the other. This is

Why we don’t give out or promote the address of the villa

Periodically, I get asked for the specific address of the villa, either by someone curious about booking, or by a guest asking far in advance of their arrival.  This always presents a challenge for us… we don’t want to be secretive, about where the villa is… but in a way,

Best price? No… We’re out to provide the best value!

Every once in a while, I get asked about our rates… because, well… frankly, we’re not the cheapest vacation rentals in the Orlando area. We’re also not the most expensive either.  Frankly, what others charge is of little importance to us. We’re out to provide the best value in a

Staying in a vacation rental ‘off-site’ vs. staying ‘on-site’ at a Disney World Resort: Part 1 – What happens to the ‘magic’?

Staying in a vacation rental ‘off-site’ vs. staying ‘on-site’ at a Disney World Resort: Part 1 – What happens to the ‘magic’?

I received the following question from a prospective guest a few weeks ago.  It covers a lot of ground and turns over a lot of worms!  Her question: “I’m curious about one thing, most families go and stay on property with Disney (we did our first time too) and claim