Why people get confused about Disney World

There is a lot of conflicting information out there about Disney World, which 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’?

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?

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’?

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