There are many things you can count on during your stay with Magnolia Villas in beautiful Orlando, including a comfortable luxurious lifestyle to which you will happily grow accustomed, the fresh and delicious meals you will find in our restaurants, and of course, an exciting getaway filled with adventures big and small! From alligators to zebras (at Gatorland and the Central Florida Zoo & Botanical Gardens), your bucket list is guaranteed to be a long one, but what happens if it begins to rain? Does a rainy day automatically put an end to your fun? The answer is absolutely not! This guide to all the activities in Orlando you will be able to enjoy when the skies open up will ensure that every minute of your stay is destined to be memorable.
Gray Skies WILL Clear
Just as the song tells us, this rain will not last forever, and the heartiest of travelers understand the fun that can be had at the house the mouse built, especially in the rain! As long as there is no thunder and lightning, a rainy day spent at Disney World is the best way to fill those vacation hours; the worst of the crowds will be trying to find indoor activities and the lines will be short! Many of the rides take place under cover of a roof, keeping you dry, or you can grab a sit-down dinner at any of the restaurants in the park and wait for the sun to appear once again.
Oh, How the World Has Changed!
If you have spent any time at all on Instagram or TikTok, you know the value of a good background, and the Orlando Wall Crawl helps you do that! Located at 1016 W Church Suite Suite C and offering over 4500 square feet of air-conditioned coolness, this warehouse of backdrops can help you become the star of your favorite social networking site while you stay dry. Featuring a variety of colorful and unique backdrops, including Christmas, graduation, and glamour themes, the admission fee gives you an hour of unlimited photo opportunities!
How Sweet It Will Be
It’s true that you may be feeling a little blue when the skies are gray and gloomy, but the quickest way to a smile is through chocolate, and it is impossible to be sad when you visit the Chocolate Kingdom! Located at 9901 Hawaiian Court, this factory dedicated to the sweetest treat of all may not change your life, but it will definitely sweeten your disposition as you explore the museum, take the factory tour, and create your own custom chocolate bar. The rain may be soaking the grounds, the skies may be dark and gloomy, but you will be in your happy place surrounded by the most wonderful of aromas, the smell of chocolate in all its many forms!
A Fiery Example of History
This next activity is only available on Fridays and Saturdays, but families with little boys and girls will want to add a visit to the Orlando Fire Museum to their itinerary, even if the sun is shining brightly. Located at 814 E Rollins Street inside a brick firehouse built in the 1920s, the exhibits found here cover decades of firefighting history and include a variety of uniforms, equipment, historic fire trucks, and a fascinating glimpse into the bedrooms that are built into every station.
No, we are not suggesting you head out in the rain for a game of golf; we are inviting you to enjoy 18 holes of colorful fun at the Putting Edge indoor miniature golf course! Black lights and neon colors make mini golf fun as you move from themed hole to themed hole, exploring the ocean, the jungles, and the mysteries of outer space with your kids and spouse. Located at 5250 International Drive and offering a cool respite from the dreary weather outside, spending a couple of hours here is fun on rainy and sunny days!
Photos with the Stars
Another popular activity in Orlando is Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, located at 8387 International Drive, where you can mingle with big-time celebrities that include Shrek, Taylor Swift, and our personal favorite, Jason Momoa as Aquaman. Take your turn in the hot seat as you are “interviewed” by Jimmy Fallon on the Tonight Show, pose at the big desk in the Oval Office, or help Superman hold up a helicopter, saving everyone who is inside! The options are limitless at Madame Tussauds, and the fun never ends!
At Home with Magnolia Villas
Of course, there is no law that says you have to leave the premises of your Magnolia Villas vacation escape! Staying in for the day has never been so fun as you sleep late, play games, and maybe, take a swim in the rain because you know you can’t get any more wet. Reserve your stay with us today!
When traveling to Orlando with a larger group of friends or family members, you may be worried that find a decent vacation rental will be difficult to do, but when you choose Magnolia Villas, that fear can be laid to rest. Offering homes that are spacious, airy, and offer a large number of bedrooms, you and your traveling party are destined to be comfortable and at ease, especially when you choose our 1811 SO property. Featuring 5 bedrooms and 4.5 baths, there is nothing you won’t love about this special property. If you are traveling with young children, this family-friendly vacation home offers a little secret that will surprise and delight the youngsters! This guide to our 1811 SO property offers a quick peek into what your Orlando vacation will look like when you choose Magnolia Villas!
Modern and Cozy
From the outside, this thoroughly modern escape may remind you of a Frank Lloyd Wright home from the 30s, but there is nothing old school about this unique property. Walk into a space that is bright, light, and airy, with walls painted a crisp and clean white and tile floors that feel cool and smooth beneath bare feet. The kitchen throws off a farmhouse feel, featuring white custom cabinets, a gray subway tile backsplash, and a clean white quartz countertop with a breakfast bar that allows for overflow seating for four more guests. Updated appliances large and small are in prime condition and ready to be used as you whip up mojitos for the gang, throw together a casual meal for the family, or simply brew up a strong pot of coffee to be enjoyed out on the lanai. The dining room, located just beyond the breakfast bar, offers a farmhouse-style table, perfect for playing games, devouring meals, or long conversations on lazy mornings.
The view from the table leads out to a screened-in lanai, where the true fun begins as you swim in crystal clear waters (winter visitors can request it to be heated for an additional fee), soak in the hot tub, or enjoy a meal. Another table offers seating for four, and four other lounge chairs found out here are the perfect spot to watch the sunset as you sip on the mojitos made earlier! This space is destined to be your favorite, but there is still more to see, so let’s go back inside to complete our tour!
This particular home offers two living spaces, one downstairs of the dining room and loft space tucked away upstairs, making it an awesome home for multiple families traveling together! Each living space is furnished with plush and inviting sofas perfectly positioned across from large flat-screen televisions. A laundry room features a full-size washer and dryer, so go ahead and pack light; you can wash a load or two while you are here and save room in your suitcase for souvenirs!
After a quick peek into the bathrooms (where you might notice soft and fluffy towels and beautifully tiled showers and tubs), it is time to reveal the secret we mentioned above: All of the bedrooms in this homey property are designed to give you the best night’s sleep you have enjoyed in a long time, and two of the bedrooms feature king beds. Although there is technically only one master suite, the downstairs king suite is the only bedroom on the main level, so the guest bath could practically be considered an en suite! It is, however, the themed bedroom, offering two twin beds, that will make your child smile with glee as he or she chooses the Toy Story side, complete with a Buzz Lightyear wall cling and Toy Story cast bed coverings or the Marvel comics side. This bed features much of the cast of all the Marvel cartoons, and the vinyl cling hanging above continues the Marvel theme! The remaining bedrooms are cozy spaces designed not to interfere with sleep, but this room will allow the Disney excitement of your Orlando getaway to continue every minute of your stay.
There are no extra fees for access to community amenities, including the Solara Clubhouse, the Flow Rider Surfing Simulator, a children’s splash and slide park, another pool (this one is heated at no cost to guests), a fitness center, and sports courts for hours of entertainment. The community and the Magnolia Villas home you have chosen to rent are designed to be an integral part of your vacation, and we can promise that no matter how long you stay, the words “I am bored!” will never be uttered. Reserve this special home today!
In what appeared to be only a few seconds, the first half of 2021 has passed, and it is once again time to start celebrating the summer holidays. Memorial Day weekend was the jumping-off point, giving folks a peek at what normalcy after COVID can look like, but the consensus here in Orlando is that the 4th of July is when we really will see the difference! 2020 is a distant nightmare, and as more and more people are vaccinated, it is time to get out there and reclaim your life! If your summer journey brings you to Orlando and a stay in one of our Magnolia Villas holiday hideaways, this guide to all the fun you can have during your stay will ensure that this getaway will be the best ever!
So Many Options
Last year at this time we were celebrating quietly at home with our circle of people and boy did we miss out on the fun that we are used to having! This year, 4th of July falls on a Sunday, giving many of our guests an extra day to play, meaning you don’t have to wake up early the next day and go into work. Why not live it up? Starting with the 4th of July Celebration in Avalon Park, the options to play are almost limitless! The event is offering two stages on which there will be an ever-revolving cast of characters playing the music sure to make you dance, a bike parade filled with bikes decorated in our favorite shades of red, white, and blue, and ending with a fireworks show guaranteed to make you ooh and ahh out loud! Just when you think it can’t get any more patriotic, an apple pie bake-off shows you how wrong you can be!
When One Day of Celebrations Is Not Enough!
On a long weekend, you really don’t want to leave all the fun until the last day. Luckily, the Star-Spangled Weekend Celebration in Kissimmee takes place on Saturday AND Sunday! Held at 3251 Margaritaville Boulevard, the fun starts at 11 AM each day (ending at 11 PM) and offers live music, live entertainment, and food and drink. On Sunday, a fireworks show that will fill the sky with the most glittering of explosions will begin at 9:30 PM. Spend the weekend dancing, laughing and enjoying the feeling of getting out there with people once again and when it is time to head home for the night, we can promise that you will get the best night’s sleep of your life in our super soft beds!
We Are So Excited
4th of July without fireworks was a dreary celebration indeed, no matter how many of our neighbors got out took to the streets with their own fireworks displays, but 2021 is the year of new beginnings and MULTIPLE fireworks shows! The next one on our list, Fireworks at the Fountain, is held at Lake Eola Park and offers double the fun as the colors in the sky are reflected in the placid waters of Lake Eola. The celebration starts at 4 PM and include a kids’ zone, live music, and of course food and beverage trucks that allow guests to sip and savor the day away! Fireworks start at 9 PM, so be sure to stake out a spot close to the lake in order to experience the explosions in the sky AND their reflections in the water!
Muscle Cars and Big Booms
It is back to Kissimmee we go, to the Old Town section, this time, for a wonderful celebration that will make the car lover in your traveling party feel extra giddy! Featuring live music, tasty food and drinks, and a car show filled with your favorite muscle cars from the 60s through today, the fireworks being held at the end of the show with take your breath away.
The Choice Is Yours
Not every town has fully opened back up this year, and if your town is one of those remaining hesitant about big celebrations, it is time to head to Orlando for the holiday and spend some time with us! Even if you too remain hesitant about celebrating with the crowds, having the opportunity to get away is too good to pass up, and our properties allow you celebrate with your family while experiencing somewhere new. Spend the 4th poolside with a special beverage in hand, barbecue the catch of the day on provided grills, and enjoy the comfort and luxury that is unique to our Magnolia Villas vacation escapes. There’s no wrong way to celebrate the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, but you can make this holiday stand out when you choose us! Reserve your stay today!
Every vacation rental has its own story to tell, and we predict that this 3-bedroom, 3.5-bath charmer’s tale is guaranteed to be a summer blockbuster! Offering everything you imagined the vacation home of your dreams would have, plus quite a few extras that will surprise, we want to take a few minutes and tell you what you can expect when you choose our 4846 VC property for your vacation escape. Although the name does not quite roll off your tongue very easily, the minutes you spend under its clay tile roof promise to be some of the best of your life! This guide to the luxury, comfort, and style of 4846 VC will help paint the picture of what the perfect Orlando vacation home will be.
Different from All the Others
From the outside, all the townhouses in this complex may look alike, but when 4846 VC’s door swings open and you get your first peek inside, you will immediately notice all the wonderful differences! Step inside and feel the tensions of travel fall away from your shoulders as the warm embrace of home clears your mind of any troubles. Follow the paths created by wood floors straight to the heart of the home.
The kitchen is the space, no matter where you are in the world, that guests instinctively gravitate towards, and you will do the same in this stunning townhome. Offering a bright an airy space filled with updated appliances, its roominess allows for multiple cooks, so if you have some spare time during your stay, this might be the perfect time to give your teen some hints on how you prepare his or her favorite meals, and because there is no pressure, they may actually kick you out and surprise you with their cooking skills! Sitting at the pub table with the cobalt chairs and watching the show your soon to be adult child puts on, it will be hard to believe that young adult working so competently was just a babe in your arms not so long ago. 4846 VC offers an eat-in kitchen, so no one will feel left out of the fun when cooking, cleaning, or whipping up delicious margaritas in the kitchen!
The blue theme continues as you make your way to the living room and flop down onto the plush blue sofas that fill the room. Here is where books will be read, shows will be watched, and late at night when the children are happily dreaming in comfortable bedrooms, you and your favorite traveling partner will sit, talk, and share secrets as the moon bathes the landscape in an ethereal glow. These moments are special, and deep in your heart you know you will never forget a single second of your adventures in our Magnolia Villas escapes, especially as you slip happily into the deepest sleep of your life later on in the bedroom you chose as your own! The beds in our properties offer their own magic, and for the first time in many, many nights, you may find yourself sleeping peacefully through the night.
So Much More
Of course, vacations are about more than comfy furniture and kitchen shenanigans, and because we offer a vacation experience with every home we rent, you will not even have to leave the boundaries of the property to have a blast! Do a little browsing in the shop that is a part of the complex, play some one-on-one with your teenager on brilliantly colored sports courts, or take the kiddos to the playground and watch them have the time of their lives as they monkey around on the jungle gym, shaded from the sun’s bright rays by a colorful sun shade overhead. Swim laps or have underwater tea parties in the community pool, soak away travel pains in one of the two community hot tubs, or simply take a walk around the pond as the sun sinks over the horizon. A pool bar will help keep you hydrated during all the fun you are having! Families traveling with children will appreciate the activities offered in the complex game room, where pool tables, foosball tables, and a host of video arcade games will keep your children entertained for hours, and on a rainy Tuesday night, losing yourself in the drama of a movie playing on the big screen in the theater room promises to be the perfect way to end the day!
Choose Magnolia Villas
You have an incredible number of options when it comes time to pick an Orlando area vacation rental, but when you choose Magnolia Villas and our 4846 VC property, every moment will be one you never want to forget. Reserve your stay today!
Not all vacations are created equal, as you fulfill different needs in different cities. Perhaps you need a break from everything, and you are choosing a quiet country getaway, far away from the hustle and bustle in the world, or maybe you crave the buzz of the frenetic atmosphere of a big city. Maybe you are interested in doing it all: spending time with the kids at the amusement park, relaxing and finding peace by a private pool, and getting out to enjoy all the exciting adventures your vacation destination has to offer. When you want to have the option to do just about anything, Orlando is the place to be! As you live it up from the comfort of our Magnolia Villas sanctuaries, this guide to the top tours you can experience in our favorite place on earth will ensure that you get the opportunity to do it all.
Ghost Tours of Orlando
Why not get your blood flowing right from the start with a chilling ghost tour offered by Orlando Haunts! We are not alone in the world, and the wonderful guides know the tragic underbelly of Orlando; they will take you to where the spirit world and our world collide! Learn the terrifying tales of pirate’s pillaging gone bad, the woeful stories of love gone wrong, and the truly sad narrative of those who lived alone, died alone, and are now just looking for some company as the centuries slowly pass by.
The Most Delicious Tours of All
Our favorite part of any vacation is getting a chance to taste the flavors of the region, and the best way to do so in Orlando is with a food tour offered by Wandering Palms! Savor your way through the Milk District neighborhood with a variety of tours, including the Neighborhood Eats tour, which will take guests to five local restaurants, and the Almond Milk District Vegan Tour that also visits five restaurants but is focused on the plant-based meals that are so yummy in this region. Finally, they also offer the Foodtography Mills 50; perfect for all you budding influencers who love posting all the pics of all the foods you have enjoyed over the years, this tour visits four different restaurants but includes tips and hints on how to take the best pictures of your meals! Book your most delicious tour here.
Make Up Your Own Tour
After all that food, you are probably feeling a little thirsty, so why not make up your own tour of the Orlando wine bars and sip your way fantastic through the night? Ride share services make this tour safe for all involved as you sip in and out of Wine Bar George, Vine’s Grille and Wine Bar, the Eola Wine Company, and a host of other wine bars in the area! At last count, we noted eight fantastic places to sip and savor, but that number is always changing! Although we cannot say that we have a favorite wine bar, we can tell you there is a soft spot in our hearts for the Wine Room on Park Avenue, located in nearby Winter Park, and offering over 150 handpicked wines for you to try. We do not recommend trying all 150 in one night, however, and if your goal is to try them all out, we suggest making more than a few trips!
The Bird’s Eye View Tour
Orlando is a beautiful city, but its size prevents visitors from really being able to enjoy all its charms unless you choose a helicopter tour offered by Air Force Fun! Flying you over all the spots you may want to visit personally, later on, the tour times range from a quick 4- to 5-minute tour that takes you over Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, and Volcano Bay to the monster flight tour that lasts 20 to 25 minutes! Otherwise known as tour number 6, this flight will give you a bird’ eye view of the best of Orlando, including SeaWorld, Disney’s ESPN Wide World of Sports, and Gatorland!
From the Sky to the Sea
Well, not exactly the sea, as Orlando is about an hour’s drive away from the beach, but the kayak tours offered by Get Up and Go Kayaking in nearby Winter Park. They offer daylight tours of the lakes in clear kayaks that allow you to see all that swims below, and nighttime tours that feature kayaks with color-changing LED lights to add an extra twinkle to your explorations! Also offering sunset tours that will take your breath away (Remember to keep hold of your paddle and don’t let it slip away in the excitement of the moment!), this tour company is one of the best in the region.
Come Home to Magnolia Villas
No matter how you spend your days in our magical city, coming home every evening to the comforts and luxuries found in our Orlando sanctuaries promises to be the best part of your Florida adventure. This vacation is destined to be the one you talk about for years to come, so be sure to reserve your stay with us today!
Go through a Beautiful Orlando Rental Property with Magnolia Villas
The name of this spacious 6-bedroom, 6-bath stunner hardly depicts the comforts and luxuries that are about to be revealed, so we thought we would take a few minutes today and give you a much closer look! Conveniently located within short distances from all the places you want to explore during your Florida getaway, this house is perfect for large groups traveling together. It offers not just one or two but an incredible three full master suites that are comfortable and luxurious; they are the perfect places to retreat to when too much togetherness becomes, well, too much! Shut the door to the world and the noisiness that accompanies large groups of people and revel in the peace and quiet found within. This guide to our Magnolia Villas #9018CG property will not only reveal the amazing features contained within, but it may also help give you some ideas on how to spend your downtime on this vacation of a lifetime!
Impressive from the Start
As you pull into the cobblestone driveway leading up to a two-car garage that serves as a game room—more on this later—and a home that could easily fit into the Tuscany countryside, the magic of its beauty will begin to lessen the travel weariness you may feel and increase your anticipation for the next few days of your life. Open the tall, dark wood doors and be prepared to be amazed as your first impressions of the space inside reveal an elegance you may not expect from a Florida home. Creamy walls, high ceilings, and furnishings that are both sophisticated and comfortable invite you to investigate further, so come on in and take a closer look around!
Leaving your suitcases at the door for the minute, (there will be plenty of time to choose bedrooms later) you make your way to the heart of the home, the kitchen. You discover a space open to the rest of the house, filled with tall cabinets stained dark and topped with custom granite, stainless steel appliances that are top of the line, and all the necessary accoutrements for a week-long stay, including a coffee maker, electric tea kettle, and a blender for whipping up batches of sweet and frothy drinks. You’ll also find any of the benefits of our concierge services that you’ve ordered for that extra touch when you walk in. A large breakfast bar offers overflow seating for four, with leather swivel barstools offering a comfortable place for onlookers to sit and converse as the chef for the day (or chief mixologist) makes his or her magic! In the dining area, located just steps away from the breakfast bar, you will find a space that allows for dining, game playing, or simply sitting, sipping, and daydreaming about the adventures you are about to enjoy.
The living room is a large and comfortable space, offering plush furnishings, a state-of-the-art smart television, and a touch of whimsy that can be found in the football-themed chair and ottoman placed by the window. Proving that elegant can be fun, you will find many of these whimsical touches throughout the house, especially in the bedrooms your children will fight to claim as their own! A Mickey Mouse-themed room will allow your youngsters to make this vacation a true Disney escape, and every little girl will feel like a princess when slipping away to slumberland in beds placed under crown canopies; the pink Cinderella carriage on the dresser just adds to the royal ambience!
This 6 bedroom home offers three master suites—one downstairs, and two upstairs—each containing an en-suite bath. Soaking tubs, walk-in showers, and tub/shower combos give each of the six bathrooms a style and substance that will make you appreciate them even more. A laundry room equipped with laundry soap for your convenience allows travelers to pack light and finishes up the tour of the working parts of the house. Next up will be the entertainment portion, proving that a vacation home CAN be an integral part of the vacation experience!
The Magic Continues
We briefly mentioned a game room that takes up space in what used to be a two-car garage, and when you walk in, you will immediately be glad to park in the driveway! This large space is filled with a full-sized green felt pool table that transforms into a ping-pong table simply by adding the topper that lies against the wall, an air hockey table, and a dual hoop basketball game that can be used to show off your mad hoop skills as you compete against the younger bunch or your older brother who may be surprised at your competitiveness! A two-top pub table sits nearby, allowing onlookers a place to sit while waiting for their turn to play in this cobalt blue and white painted space. Outside, a covered lanai features a private pool and hot tub, fenced for your toddlers’ safety, a barbecue grill for impromptu pool parties, and plenty of places to sit and talk, eat, or soak up the rays!
Every inch of this property 9018CG is designed to comfort, pamper, and spoil. Reserve your stay here today! Keep your eyes out for another of our Orlando Property Walk-Through articles and find the best rental for your next vacation!
Enjoy Amazing Outdoor Adventures and Plan Exactly What To Do During Orlando Summers
The early summer is a great time to visit Orlando and enjoy all the outdoor activities. Many flocks to the Orlando area in the summer months for its many activities and easy beach access. Many theme parks have just opened their gates for the season, including Disney World, SeaWorld, Universal Studios Florida, and Islands of Adventure. There are beautiful lakes near Orlando with plenty of fishing opportunities. Here are some details on early summer activities in Orlando.
Well, Theme Parks!
Let’s be clear: theme parks rock everything! This is the main reason people come to Orlando, and even if you come here thinking you will skip them, chances are you’ll visit at least one. It might be so much fun you’ll go to the others, too.
Walt Disney World is perhaps the most well-known. This magical land of make-believe is popular with young and old alike and has experienced for all ages. The young ones will see all their favorite Disney characters as they walk along the paths to the next ride. Older children will love the thrills of the more adventurous rides and special events. Adults may enjoy the shopping and dining, but most of them would rather get on the rides themselves!
On a warm day, you can also visit their waterparks. Typhoon Lagoon has a fun surf pool, a water coaster ride, a huge body slide, and a water playground for the littles. Blizzard Beach has an exciting body slide called Summit Plummet, one of the world’s tallest and fastest. It also has shoot-the-rapids with tubes, a toboggan race, and Tyke’s Peak, a play area for younger children. Orlando Watersports Complex is also a ton of fun, but more on that later.
Universal Orlando has some fabulous movie-themed rides, with Fast and Furious-Supercharged, Despicable Me Minion Mayhem, E.T. Adventure, Transformers-The Ride 3D, and Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit starring the lineup. Islands of Adventure has its own magical and exciting themes, from Hagrid’s Magical Creatures Motorbike Adventure to Jurassic Park River Adventure.
Legoland Florida is always a fun trip! Besides the exciting theme park rides, they have a water park and the new Peppa Pig Theme Park. SeaWorld is always a family favorite, and Busch Gardens in Tampa is chock full of fun!
Animals, Animals, and More Animals!
If you ever wanted to get close to a gator, you can do that at Gatorland, where you can get up close and personal with an alligator! There are other adventures at the park, along with zip line and off-roading. One of the unique things about Gatorland is their Trainer for a Day program. Ages 12 and up will get a chance to see what it’s like to work with animals—dangerous ones! Are you ready?
Discovery Cove is one of the most popular places to swim with the wildlife. You can swim with a dolphin, hold the birds in the aviary, and go snorkeling with tropical fish in their coral reef habitat.
Outside of the several theme parks, Orlando has plenty to do in terms of outdoor adventures. You can rent a boat to explore Ocala National Park or hit one of the beach attractions nearby. There are also some exciting outdoor adventures, like the Orlando Tree Trek Adventure or Wild Willy’s Airboat Tours. It’s also fun to just go hiking along the trails in Orlando and watch for native wildlife.
If it is warm enough, watersports are a great way to enjoy the Orlando sunshine. You can rent kayaks, wave runners, and more from one of many rental companies. There are also some fabulous fishing opportunities in Florida with freshwater lakes all over the place. From largemouth bass to the beautiful sailfish, offshore fishing is fun and fun to watch for the whole family.
If you like paddle boarding, waterskiing, wakeboarding, or kneeboarding, Buena Vista Watersports has what you need. They also have tube rides and pontoon boats and the much-loved Jet Ski for rent as well.
If you want some excitement and lots of different activities, don’t miss the Orlando Watersports Complex. They have two full-sized cables, an aquapark, wakeboarding, wake surfing, kneeboarding, wakeskating, and more. There are so many activities here you may need to visit twice!
If it rains one day on your trip, or you want a break from the outdoors, not a problem! In the morning, you can see Madam Tussauds or WonderWorks–the hands-on interactive STEM exhibit–then have lunch at one of the fabulous restaurants in Orlando. Once you’re satisfied, check out Ripley’s Believe It Or Not museum or Chocolate Kingdom, where you can tour a chocolate factory and even make your own treat!
With so much to do in Orlando during the summer, you’ll need a comfortable home from which to experience it all. Contact us today to book one of our lovely rental properties in Orlando!
The Quick Start Guide to Plan Your Vacation to Disney World Park
One of the best parts of a vacation to beautiful Orlando, Florida is visiting one of the amazing theme parks in the area. Walt Disney World has been an entertainment institution in Orlando for almost 50 years, and each year it gets better and better. One of the four parks that make up Walt Disney World is the Magic Kingdom, a celebration of all the classic Disney characters. Keep reading for our guide for your visit to the Magic Kingdom!
Stay Steps Away
The most important part of any vacation is finding the perfect place to stay. You don’t want to waste a moment with the hassle of getting to the parks from a hotel or vacation home that is located too far away. With our properties, not only do you get to enjoy luxury accommodations, but you can also stay as close as 5 minutes away from the gates of the Magic Kingdom. Start your day at Disney World Park off right by choosing to stay in one of our properties!
Main Street, USA
When you first enter the Magic Kingdom, you’ll find yourself on Main Street, USA. This area of the Magic Kingdom is modeled after Walt’s childhood home and has the nostalgic atmosphere of a classic small town. You won’t find any attractions here, just shopping and dining up and down the street. Grab a souvenir at the Emporium, which has seemingly endless merchandise, sit down for a meal at the Crystal Palace, or snag your favorite Mickey-shaped treat at the Main Street Bakery. At the end of Main Street, USA lies Cinderella’s Castle – the perfect photo op to commemorate your trip!
As the name might suggest, Tomorrowland is dedicated to the future! A must-ride attraction here is Space Mountain, a fast paced, thrilling roller coaster ride that takes you on a journey to space. For rides that are friendly for all ages, consider hopping on the People Mover, which takes you around Tomorrowland, including a backstage view of the Space Mountain ride. The Carousel of Progress is also a perfect attraction for the whole family, a seated animatronics show about the technology of the 20th century.
Fantasyland is the part of Magic Kingdom that is truly devoted to classic Disney. Featuring iconic rides, such as “It’s a Small World” and the Mad Tea Party with its oversize spinning teacups, Fantasyland truly makes you feel like a kid again. Fly through London on Peter Pan’s Flight and journey under the sea on the Journey of the Little Mermaid. Not all the rides here are dedicated to little ones, however. The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train is a fast-paced roller-coaster type train that takes you through the story of Snow White. Fantasyland is also home to some of the most sought-after dining reservations in Disney World. Be Our Guest Restaurant recreates the Beast’s Castle from the classic film Beauty and the Beast and offers delicious food for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Cinderella’s Royal Table also has you dining in a castle, but this one features the opportunity to meet classic characters during your meal! Both require a reservation, but the experience is well worth planning in advance.
This area of the park has been styled after early Colonial America and features the patriotic attraction The Hall of Presidents. Famous for its realistic animatronic recreations of each President of the United States, this is a must-visit for any American history buff. Those who enjoy something on the spooky side will also love taking a ride through the Haunted Mansion. This classic attraction offers spine-tingling chills as you journey through a haunted estate.
Keeping with the American theme of Liberty Square, Frontierland journeys into the era of the wild west. Enjoy thrills rides such as Splash Mountain, a log flume water ride that is perfect for the hot summer Florida days. You will get wet, but you will also have so much fun! Big Thunder Mountain is the self-proclaimed “Wildest Ride in the Wilderness” and has you zip through an old west mining town. Little ones will enjoy the cheesy, but fun animatronics Country Bear Jamboree or the chance to run around and play on Tom Sawyer’s Island.
The most diversely themed area of the park is in Adventureland, a celebration of international adventures! Classic rides such as the Jungle Cruise and the Enchanted Tiki Room definitely have a nostalgic feel for Disney lovers. The Pirates of the Caribbean ride is the highlight here. This classic experience was famously the inspiration for the popular movie franchise and follows a band of pirates on their adventures. For food, the Dole Whip is a must-have! This pineapple-flavored soft-serve ice cream is a park favorite, especially on sunny days.
You can live your Disney dreams with a day at the Magic Kingdom! When the day comes to an end, be sure you’re booked into one of our lovely vacation villas in Orlando. Contact us today to make the most of your Disney getaway!
Spacious Rentals in Orlando are just one of the many outstanding features for your Luxury Orlando Vacation
Orlando is one of Florida’s most popular vacation destinations, with tourists traveling from all over the world to enjoy its warm weather, proximity to the beach, and its many world-class theme parks. When you vacation in Orlando, you shouldn’t settle for any basic hotel room or underwhelming vacation rental property. Where you stay has a huge impact on the overall outcome and enjoyment of your trip! Our Orlando villas offer seemingly endless features and amenities that are sure to make your vacation special. Keep reading to find out why our Orlando villas are the perfect choice for your next vacation!
Many people travel to Orlando to enjoy one of the many popular theme parks in the area, such as Walt Disney World or Universal Studios. It may seem like a no-brainer to book a theme park hotel, but you couldn’t be more wrong! Why would you pay to put your entire family in a standard size hotel room, likely with noisy neighbors on all four sides, when you could have an entire spacious home to yourself! Our rentals offer just that, spacious living at a comparable price to the theme park hotels. Enjoy multiple bedroom homes designed to accommodate four, six, or even a dozen guests or more. Magnolia Villas rentals are the perfect choice for family vacations, and everyone can enjoy their own sleeping accommodations while still being under the same roof. Enjoy a home-cooked meal in our fully stocked kitchen spaces, often featuring luxurious upgrades such as granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. Our homes are beautifully furnished, with many of the living spaces featuring modern and contemporary interior designs, but the bedrooms are often decked out with your favorite characters. You can enjoy the themes and fun of a theme park hotel, but the privacy and luxury and having an entire home to yourself for your vacation. A spacious rental in Orlando with access to all the local amenities? Truly the best of both worlds!
Beyond the beautiful furnishings, gourmet kitchens, and spacious living areas, our homes offer amenities that go above and beyond what you’ll find in a standard vacation rental. Many of our homes feature private swimming pools and hot tubs, perfect for soaking up the warm Florida sun. Sit out on the private patio spaces, with many featuring fully furnished patios and private BBQ grills. For extra indoor fun, consider one of our rentals with a game room. Whether traveling with kids or you just want to feel like a kid again, these homes offer tons of fun from video arcade games to pool tables, table tennis, and more. Our Orlando villas will feel better than a home away from home!
In addition to great private amenities, our Orlando villas offer tons of community perks that will keep you coming back again and again. Our villas reside in carefully planned resort communities that are designed to offer tons of fun. The centerpiece to these neighborhoods is the clubhouse, which is the key to a lot of the fun to be had here. Enjoy amazing clubhouse amenities, such as a fitness center, video arcade, and a private movie theater. Some neighborhood clubhouses even feature a bar and restaurant, so you can order a bite to eat and a cold drink while you enjoy your extra amenities, exclusive to Magnolia Villas. Surrounding the clubhouse sits the community pool, which offers a variety of perks depending on the neighborhood in which you book your villa. Some feature Olympic-sized lap pools, others have water slides and splash pads, and some even feature a lazy river. Enjoy resort fun without the crowds or the costly prices of traditional resorts. Other community amenities featured at some of our properties include playgrounds, volleyball, basketball, and tennis courts, as well as golf courses. There is so much fun to be had in our resort communities that you may want to plan an extra day of your trip just to explore them all!
Location, Location, Location
There are so many amazing perks that go along with our gorgeous Orlando villas. However, one of the best parts of choosing to book your stay in one of our properties is the amazing location. Our properties are in the heart of Orlando and offer you easy access to all the fun entertainment and attractions here. Stay just minutes away from the best destinations in Orlando, from the downtown district with its shopping and dining, to theme parks such as Universal Studios, SeaWorld, Walt Disney World, and more. No matter what you have planned for your Orlando adventure, we have the perfectly located rental property available for you!
Between our spacious homes, amazing amenities, and convenient location, there truly is no better place to stay in Orlando than one of our villas. Enjoy the best Orlando has to offer with a stay in one of our vacation homes. Book today for your next Orlando vacation!
High-end Amenities, Glamourous Destinations, and More for Your Orlando Luxury Vacation
Orlando remains one of the most popular vacation destinations in all of Florida, and with its sunny skies, close proximity to beaches, and seemingly endless theme parks, it is easy to see why! Although known for large, attraction-filled destinations such as Walt Disney World and Universal Studios, Orlando isn’t just a family-friendly vacation destination. Those looking for a luxury getaway will be pleasantly surprised by the high-end shopping, dining, and activities here. Leave the kids at home and get pampered on your next vacation in Orlando!
Luxury Living in Orlando
An Orlando luxury vacation experience starts with your accommodations. To truly get the most of what Orlando has to offer, you don’t want to stay in a cheesy theme park hotel or book just any rental property. When you book your stay with Magnolia Villas, you are choosing some of the best luxury vacation rental properties in the entire Orlando area. Our properties are located within resort-style planned communities, where everything is designed with the best amenities in mind. Our vacation homes feel like a home away from home and our communities will wow you with the details. Enjoy the fantastic perks of a Magnolia Villas community, such as large pools with water slides and private cabanas, clubhouses complete with fitness centers and game rooms, and the perfect location to keep you close to all the fun in Orlando. Whether you’re interested in shopping, dining, or attractions, we have the perfect property to suit your needs.
In addition to amazing local amenities, our rentals themselves are spectacular. Instead of sharing a small room with the entire family in a theme park hotel, you can stay in an entire private home, often for the same price per night or less! Luxury can be affordable, too, with rentals from Magnolia Villas. All of our properties are beautifully furnished and include high-speed Internet, cable TV access, full kitchens with dining areas, and in-unit washers and dryers. To make your stay extra special, consider one of our properties with added perks, such as themed bedrooms, game rooms featuring pool tables or arcade games, and private pools and hot tubs in addition to the community amenities. No matter what you’re looking for in your next getaway or your budget, we have the perfect property for you during your next visit luxury vacation in Orlando!
High-End Dining and Shopping
Perhaps the best part of staying in one of our Magnolia Villas properties is the location! Staying with us means you are near all the fun in Orlando. For those seeking a luxury shopping experience, consider heading to the Mall of Millenia. The Mall of Millenia isn’t just your standard hometown shopping mall! Here is the perfect place for a day of high-end and designer shopping, with boutiques such as Louis Vuitton, Rolex, Gucci, Prada, and Tiffany & Co. It is the best destination in Orlando for window shopping, taking home a one-of-a-kind souvenir, or even finding the perfect couture gift.
Once you have shopped to your heart’s content, consider dining at one of the upscale restaurants located within the mall. Although you’ll find more expected fast-casual dining here, such as California Pizza Kitchen or P.F. Chang’s, there are also a number of high-end restaurants, as well. Book a table at The Capital Grille, famous for its quality, dry-aged steaks, fresh seafood, and extensive wine menu. Winner of countless dining awards, The Capital Grille was named one of the top 50 restaurants in America and is a must on your luxury vacation to-do list! Another great choice at the Mall of Millenia is Earls Kitchen + Bar. Earls combines the quality of upscale dining with the lively and relaxed atmosphere of casual dining. Perfect for a lunch date or happy hour, Earls is a great dining destination. The Mall of Millenia is the perfect destination for your luxury vacation in Orlando!
Whether you spent the day shopping at the Mall of Millenia or trekking through one of the many theme parks in Orlando, a luxury getaway in Orlando is the perfect excuse to pamper yourself with a spa day! One of the best places in the area for relaxation and pampering is the spa at the Ritz Carlton Orlando. This 40,000 square foot spa could be an entire vacation just to itself! Choose from a carefully curated menu of services to create your perfect spa day. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor lap pool or a meal at the spa’s restaurants between your treatments. Hit up the full-service salon or barber shop after your service to glam up before you go out. The spa at the Ritz Carlton has perfected the luxury spa day experience!
When you’re ready to enjoy a luxurious experience, Magnolia Villas is here to help you make the most of your journey. Contact us today and enjoy a luxury getaway in Orlando!