The Incredible Breezy Oak Villas Website – Articles and Pages Index

The Incredible Breezy Oak Villas Website – Articles and Pages Index

We’ve worked very hard to put together the most comprehensive and helpful individual Vacation Rental Website on the internet! It is a wealth of information and help, but with over 300 pages and growing, it can be overwhelming as well. (And for us too!)

Do you need to read all of this stuff? No, of course not. But it is here if you need it. It also provides a repository for the growing body of helpful information and answers for guests we have provided over the years, so if we get a similar question, we can often just send a guest a link to the answer here.

To make it easy for you and us to navigate through it all, we’ve organized everything into the categories below.

Note that the hundreds of guest reviews on this site are NOT included below. They can easily be found (as can most information) using the topic selectors at upper right.

As of October 15th, 2023.

Planning an Orlando Vacation

How to Spot Good (& Bad) Properties on Vacation Rental Listing Sites

Sham Bookings & How to Avoid Them

Why you can’t “rent my Disney AirBnB”

Getting the best price on Orlando Vacation Rentals in 2021 and beyond

How to have a great Orlando theme park vacation: Lessons learned – How much time you need

How to have a great Orlando theme park vacation: Lessons learned – Down time and how sweet it is!

Exploring Universal Orlando Resort and Ignoring Disney on a First Trip

Choosing where to Stay

The number one way to save money on an Orlando/Disney vacation!

Feeding a family at the theme parks on a budget

A Vacation Rental is Not a Hotel

Disney’s dirty secret!

Visiting Disney World? Many families (and especially Travel Writers) are doing it wrong!

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

Why a Vacation Rental?

Comparison to a Hotel

Where we Are


Our Community

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

Is the villa close to the Orlando airport?

How far away are the villas from the Theme Parks?

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

Choosing Us

Why Choose Breezy Oak Villas?

Your Hosts

How we got started in the Vacation Rental Business

Hello World

Security and Convenience

AAA or Military Discounts – Why we don’t offer them

Why Rental Rates are so Cheap in Orlando, and why YOU should care

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

Your Budget (And why you might want to revise it.)

Differences in Rates Explained

The Extras!

Online GuideBook & App

Our Guarantee

Our Guests

Special Offers

Licenses & Registration

About our Reviews

Breezy Oak Villas Earns 2019 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence

Breezy Oak Villas Wins 2020 TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice Best of the Best Award

The Plum Guide – Would we Pass the Test? – Part 1

The Plum Guide – How would we rank? – Part 2

The Plum Guide – How would THEY rank? – Part 3

Booking with Us

The Villas

Breezy Oak Villa

Pleasant Oak Villa

Happy Oak Villa

What makes Breezy Oak Villa so Special? Video

Breezy Oak Villa vs. Pleasant Oak Villa: What’s the difference?

Making a Reservation

How the Rental Process Works

How soon in advance should I book my Florida Vacation Rental?

Do we Accept Foreign Currencies in Payment for the Villas?

How Our Rates Work and Quotes are Created

Questions about Non-Refundable Payments

Vacation Rental Fees and Add-ons Beyond the Nightly Rates

Why we Use Our Own Booking Form for Indirect Bookings

The Best Surprise

Terms & Conditions

Staying with Us

Things people often forget to pack

Optional Items and Extra Charges at Breezy Oak Villas

TV Streaming at the Villas

Requesting an Early Arrival or a Late Check Out?

Christmas Decorating for your Villa!

Honeywell Air Conditioner for the Villa Garage/Games Room

Online GuideBook & App

Security Cameras at the Villas

Our Smoking Policy

Help coming to ease traffic congestion on I4 in Walt Disney World area

Swimming Pool

Pool Heating

About Optional Pool Heating

What… no blanket?

Pool Heating has limitations


BBQ Rentals at Breezy Oak Villas

The saga of the BBQ at our villa

Cleaning the BBQ

After Your Stay

Every guest should be able to leave a 5-Star review

What Star Ratings for Vacation Rentals Mean

Why are there less reviews for the villas each year?

Hey! Where’s my Security Deposit Refund?

Visiting Walt Disney World

Why people get confused about Disney World

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

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #1

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #2

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #3

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #4

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #5

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #6

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #7

My Best Tips and Tricks as a Disney Expert #8

Disney’s Magic Bands

How to Enjoy Soarin’ at EPCOT

Comprehensive Guide to What to See and Do in Orlando, Florida

Theme Parks

Walt Disney World

  1. The Magic Kingdom
  2. EPCOT Park
  3. Disney’s Hollywood Studios
  4. Disney’s Animal Kingdom

Universal Orlando Resort

  1. Universal Studios Orlando
  2. Islands of Adventure
  3. Universal City Walk
  4. Volcano Bay

Other Area Theme Parks

  1. Sea World
  2. Discovery Cove
  3. Legoland Florida
  4. Peppa Pig Theme Park

Other Attractions in Central Florida!

1) Andretti Indoor Karting

2) The Escape Game

3) Crayola Experience

4) Cirque do Soleil

5) Museum of Illusions

6) Max Action Arena

7) Dr. Phillips Center

8) World’s Largest McDonald’s Play Place

9) Icon Park & Icon Orlando

10) Fun Spot America

11) I-Fly Indoor Skydiving

12) Machine Gun America

Dining, Shopping and Entertainment possibilities!

1) Disney Springs

2) Disney’s Boardwalk

3) Old Town

4) Pointe Orlando

5) International Drive

6) Universal CityWalk

7) Celebration, Florida

8) Winter Park

Amazing Water Parks

1) Blizzard Beach

2) Typhoon Lagoon

3) Volcano Bay

4) Aquatica

5) Island H2O Live

Shopping Opportunities

1) Orlando Premium Outlets

2) The Florida Mall

3) The Mall at Millenia

Outdoor Activities

1) The Winter Park Boat Tour

2) Lake Nona Sculpture Garden

3) Lorna Done Park

4) Miniature Golf

5) Orlando Tree Trek Adventure

6) Leu Gardens

7) Swan Boats at Lake Eola

8) Polk County Walking Trails

9) Osceola County Nature Trails

10) Golf

11) 7 Golf Courses within 5 minutes drive

12) Every Golf Course in Orlando

13) Natural Springs

14) Cocoa Beach

Animal Encounters

1) Dining at Animal Kingdom Lodge

2) Sea Life Orlando

3) Manatees

4) Gatorland

5) Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens

6) Driving Tour of Lake Apopka

Museums & Learning Centers

1) Orlando Museum of Art

2) Kenndy Space Center

3) Madame Tussauds

4) The Orlando Science Center

5) Ripley’s Believe it Or Not!

6) Wonder Works

7) Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition

Free Stuff!

1) Not Everything in the Kissimmee area costs money!

2) Not Everything in the Orlando area costs money!

Short Course on being a Great VR Guest

Villa Cleaning


Supplies: “What NO toilet paper?”

Navigating the kitchen

Dishes and Utensils

Care in the Kitchen


Fiddling with Electronics


Landscaping and Grounds

The Weather

A Vacation Rental is still a House!

Must I clean when I leave?

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About the author:Rob Peters is the Site Administrator, Blogger and Chief-Touble-Maker on When not online, he is managing his terrific vacation rental properties in Florida, or admiring his three adult kids and loving his wife Donna.