The Best Vacation Rentals/Apartments to Book in Orlando

Lavish details abound at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort
Lavish details abound at Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort | Courtesy of Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort / Expedia
Nick Dauk

Whether you’re looking to visit Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, or SeaWorld – even if you just want to lounge by the pool – these Orlando vacation rentals will give you the perfect base for your trip to the Florida fun capital, all bookable with Culture Trip.

Orlando is no one-and-done city. The theme parks alone need weeks to explore and enjoy to the max. When you cruise into the City Beautiful, skip the roadside motels and stay in a full-sized space that feels like home sweet home. Discover what it’s like to live like a local at these great vacation rentals in Orlando.

1. 6181 Sandcrest


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Fancy Harry Potter as your neighbor? Your fantasy is a magical reality with this beautiful rental home. A 10-minute walk from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and all of Universal’s amazing rides, you can spend that unused parking money on your very own wand from Olivander’s Wand Shop. The easy stroll lets you visit CityWalk on a whim, getting you safely to and from endless cocktails at Margaritaville, live music at Hard Rock Cafe and dancing at Lagoon Stage.

2. WorldQuest Orlando Resort

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Less than 5mi (8km) from Walt Disney World Resort, WorldQuest doesn’t want you to waste a minute away from the House of Mouse. When you’re not singing to It’s A Small World or chilling with Elsa and Olaf at Epcot’s Frozen Ever After, you’re welcome to soak up the sun at WorldQuest’s heated pool or cool down at the Tiki Bar. No need to run out for dinner, either; Orlando Grocery Express will deliver right to your suite’s kitchen.

3. Universal’s Loews Royal Pacific Resort


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Can it get any better than staying across the street from Universal Orlando Resort? You bet it can. Loews Royal Pacific Resort lets your family embrace the comforts of the Jurassic World Kids’ Suites. These children’s rooms are decked out in dino decor, with on-brand gyrosphere beds and jungle-themed decor to boot.

4. Villa Yamagi – The Enclave Hotel & Suites


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Leave the car in park for your entire vacation at The Enclave. Brunch with buccaneers at Pirate’s Dinner Adventure? Touring the Titanic exhibit? Riding bumper cars at Magical Midway and nightcaps with cabaret dancers at Teatro Martini? All of this and more lies within a few steps of your two-bedroom vacation home. Keep those shoelaces tight because you’re also a quick 10-minute walk from the thrill rides and nightlife of Universal Orlando Resort.

5. Tideview 11


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Leave none of your crew behind at this apartment within walking distance of Pointe Orlando. Perks like patios give a little extra space for everyone. The low-key lovers can hang back at the pool all day while you and the others spend all day gaming at Dave & Buster’s, indoor skydiving at iFly and bar hopping the Pointe. A game room and multiple sports courts will give you all and your wallets a rest during a chill day on the property.

6. Dream Castle of Vista Cay

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Make the most of your annual pass with a dreamy stay at Vista Cay. The Dream Castle sleeps up to 10, so there’s plenty of room for your kids and their best friends. Park-hopping is easy-peasy with a breezy 15-minute drive to Universal Orlando, SeaWorld, or Walt Disney World Resort. With three bedrooms, four bathrooms, a full kitchen and a swimming pool, you’ll feel right at home while being only minutes away from the best theme parks on the planet.

7. 2 Bed 2 Bath Premium l 2004


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Spending all of your time at the theme parks? This two-two apartment keeps you close to all of the action. SeaWorld, Aquatica and Discovery Cove are 3mi (5km) south; Universal Orlando Resort is 6mi (10km) north. You can rest through line-worn feet in the outdoor pool and spa tub when you return – that is, unless you need to get a little shut-eye for a round at Arnold Palmer’s Bay Hill Club & Lodge, an easy 15-minute drive away.

8. Gorgeous apt Orlando Nature Lake View


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Give the kids a vacation they’ll always remember at a gorgeous apartment you’ll never forget. Three bedrooms and two bathrooms give the kids their own private space when they’re not down at the game room, basketball court, or kiddie pool. A Publix grocery store is next door if you want to take advantage of the full kitchen, but the kids will much prefer eating around the corner at ICON Park where they can race go-karts and play mini-golf for dessert.

If you’d like to have the work done for you, choose a stay at one of the best hotels in Orlando with a water park, or indulge with a relaxing spa retreat – bookable now with Culture Trip. There’s plenty to do in the city, including picturesque hiking trails or swimming with dolphins, to work up an appetite for the diverse cuisine in Orlando.

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