The Best Villas to Book for Your Stay in Orlando

Family adventures come easy with a stay at one of these top villas in Orlando
Family adventures come easy with a stay at one of these top villas in Orlando | Courtesy of Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas / Booking.com
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28 January 2022
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If you’re heading to Orlando with the family, a villa is a great accommodation option. With plenty of space and no need to eat out every night, you can save those pennies for Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Many Orlando villas also come with welcome touches such as spas, pools and game rooms. Soak up the Florida sunshine at one of these top villas in Orlando, Florida – all bookable with Culture Trip.

4114 Breakview Drive 109, for a touch of fun

Outdoor pool area with a large and a smaller pool, handrails, steps and many loungers at 4114 Breakview Drive 109
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Just 10 minutes’ drive from Universal Studios, and 20 minutes’ from Downtown, this charming Orlando villa combines fun and elegance. The adult rooms keep it classy with muted decor, while the kids room brings a playful edge, with Mickey Mouse wallpaper and a Minnie alarm clock. The communal gym, game room and inviting outdoor pool are yours to use during your stay.

Dream Castle, for a peaceful escape

Many people swim, some with inflatables, at the outdoor pool area of Dream Castle; there are handrails
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Relax in this beautiful three-bedroom, four-bathroom Orlando villa with a pool in the quiet area of Vista Cay. Next door is the Orange County Convention Center, while all the major theme parks, including Universal Studios and Walt Disney World, are less than 20 minutes’ drive away. After an action-packed day, return to your light-filled luxury villa and switch off in front of the TV.

4840 Cayview Avenue, for easy access to the city and theme parks

Handrail and several loungers at large outdoor pool area of 4840 Cayview Avenue
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This four-star villa in Orlando, complete with kitchen and balcony, sleeps 10 people comfortably across three bedrooms with two bathrooms. With both Disney World and Downtown a 20-minute drive away, and a handful of bars and restaurants within walking distance, this place lets you experience both sides of the city. Make a splash in the outdoor pool before retreating inside to take advantage of the fantastic room service.

Ultimate 6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom on Bay Hill, for large groups

Living area at Ultimate 6 Bedroom 5 Bathroom on Bay Hill, with three armchairs, dining table and separate indoor pool
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With attractions including the Wizarding World of Harry Potter within a 10-minute drive, villas in Orlando don’t get much more convenient than this – but there’s more to it than that. With six bedrooms, five bathrooms and a pool enclosed in a spectacular greenhouse, this is the ideal place for large groups of up to 12 people. Throw in parking, a spa and gym, and mouthwatering restaurants just minutes away, and you’re sure to return to this Orlando villa with a pool time and again.

Marriott’s Harbour Lake, for living like pirates of the Caribbean

Exterior of Marriott’s Harbour Lake, lit up at dusk with a few palm trees by its side
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Exuding Caribbean charm, these colorful cottages are just 15 minutes by car from both Disney World and Universal Studios. The spacious one- and two-bedroom villas feature fully equipped kitchens and screened balconies, while TVs and DVD players provide in-room entertainment. Kids will go wild for the Florida Falls pool complex, where they can adventure through the Shipwreck Landing pool, complete with pirate ship, water slides and water cannons.

Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, for magical family fun

Large outdoor pool area of Bay Lake Tower at Disney’s Contemporary Resort, lit up at dusk
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Luxury and elegance abound at these lakeside Orlando villas, located within walking distance of Magic Kingdom Park. The resort’s stunning views encompass old-growth cypress trees, the scintillating Bay Lake and the dramatic Cinderella Castle. Be sure to catch the Electrical Water Pageant, when guests of all ages will marvel at a spectacular night-time parade, as marine creatures cruise the lagoon to all the Disney tunes you know and love.

Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas, for family sports contests

Water spurts into a fountain-like outdoor pool from a wall at Sheraton Vistana Resort Villas
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Located in Lake Buena Vista near Disney Springs, this family-friendly resort will keep the kids entertained with tennis, basketball and minigolf. For a magical stay packed full of family fun, make sure you take advantage of the shuttle to Walt Disney World and Universal Studios. Premium villas boast a kitchen or kitchenette, a washer/dryer and spacious living area – ideal for longer stays.

Reunion Resort & Golf Club, for teeing off in style

Double bed, chaise longue, TV and antique cabinet in cream-toned room at Reunion Resort & Golf Club
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Just steps from pristine golf courses and the famous Orlando theme parks, Reunion Resort is perfect for your Orlando vacation, no matter what you’re doing. Villas come in a variety of sizes, from one to three bedrooms, and many feature multiple bathrooms. Each villa has a private balcony, master suite and fully equipped kitchen, making it a great place to relax and feel at home.

This is an updated version of an article originally by Megan duBois.

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These recommendations were updated on January 28, 2022 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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