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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. 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. 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!

As we stated earlier, these 6 bedrooms 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 forget any disgruntlement over having 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!

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 get to at least one. Then you’ll think it’s 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.

Outdoor Tours

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!

Indoor Activities

If it rains one day on your trip to Orlando, it’s 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!

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 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 the Magic Kingdom 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.

Liberty Square

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, but may come off as a bit cheesy for first-time visitors. The Pirates of the Caribbean is the highlight here. This classic ride 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!

Orlando is one of Florida’s most popular vacation destinations, with tourists traveling from all over the world to enjoy its warm weather, close proximity to the beach, and its many world-class theme parks. When you vacation in Orlando, don’t settle for any basic hotel room or underwhelming vacation rental property. Where you stay can be just as important as what you do on 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!

Spacious Accommodations

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 stay in a standard size hotel room, likely with noisy neighbors, 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. Our homes 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. Truly the best of both worlds!

Luxury Living

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 of them 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 like a home away from home!

Community Amenities

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 center 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 fun. 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!

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 located 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!

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

A 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 in 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 has been designed with the best amenities in mind. Our vacation homes will feel like a home away from home and our communities will wow you with the details. Enjoy fantastic perks to staying in 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 it’s shopping, dining, or attractions, we have the perfect property to suit your needs.

In addition to great shared amenities, our rentals themselves are amazing. Instead of sharing a small room 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 luxury getaway or your budget, we have the perfect property for you during your next visit to 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 in close proximity to 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!

Get Pampered!

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!

There are many fantastic vacation destinations in Florida, but few offer the variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment of Orlando! One visit here and you’ll see why Orlando remains one of the most popular cities in Florida, with many people choosing to visit here year after year. Although Orlando may be most known for its family-friendly theme parks and entertainment, there are plenty of romantic destinations and activities to enjoy. Whether you are planning a couple’s trip or simply want a night off from the kids, get out and enjoy a date night in Orlando! Keep reading to find out our five favorite places for a date night in Orlando.

Romantic Dining

A great date night doesn’t have to be elaborate, sometimes just a delicious meal is enough to sit, enjoy each other’s company, and take in a great atmosphere. There are plenty of fantastic date night restaurants throughout the city that are perfect for just that! One of the best restaurants in Orlando is Victoria & Albert’s. Located inside the Grand Floridian Resort in Walt Disney World, you won’t need a parking ticket to dine here but you will definitely need a reservation as the tables fill up fast! Enjoy exquisite food alongside excellent service inside the beautiful dining room. Victoria & Albert’s has been the recipient of dozens of awards throughout the years, making it a perfect date night choice!

Luxury Shopping at the Mall of Millenia

For the couple who loves to shop, there is no better date than an afternoon spent at the Mall of Millenia. More than your average shopping mall, the Mall of Millenia is the premier destination in Orlando for high-end boutiques. Whether you want to window shop or take home a luxury souvenir, enjoy shopping at designer boutiques such as Gucci, Tiffany & Co., Prada, and Rolex. You can choose to shop at your own pace, or head to the concierge and book a private shopping experience with a personal stylist. After you’ve shopped your heart out, enjoy a meal at one of the amazing restaurants here, such as The Capital Grille or Earls Kitchen + Bar.

Movie Night at Leu Gardens

One of the best parts of vacationing in Orlando is the beautiful, warm weather you can enjoy year-round and lush greenery that thrives in this environment. Enjoy the natural beauty of Florida by planning a date at the Leu Gardens. Explore 50 acres of gardens, filled with over 15,000 plants that are native to the Orlando area. Be sure to stop by the Leu House Museum, a 19th century home listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and the art exhibits that are located in the Welcome Center. For even more fun, plan a date night for one of the Movies Nights! These monthly movies take place on the garden’s lawn, with adult tickets costing just $6. Bring a lawn chair, blanket, and some snacks, and take your movie night to the next level at the Leu Gardens.

Central Florida Ale Trail

It’s no secret that craft breweries are exploding with popularity across the nation. For the passionate beer drinker, consider heading to the Central Florida Ale Trail for your next date night in Orlando! Get started by visiting one of the 28 breweries on the trail to pick up your map and start your journey. Order a beer and get your map stamped at each location. These breweries are spread out all through the Orlando area, so you get to explore the city along with enjoying some delicious brews along the way. Challenge yourself to do them all in one trip or pick a few to try every time you visit Orlando. Once you visit them all, you get a complimentary Central Florida Trail Ale growler and enjoy $1 refills at any of the breweries. This is a great way to enjoy the best tastes of Orlando and also make amazing memories together.

Disney Fireworks

You can’t talk about anything in Orlando without mentioning one of the main attractions here: Walt Disney World. Although mainly known as a family-friendly vacation destination, there is a surprising number of romantic adventures to be had in Disney World, even for those who aren’t Disney-obsessed. Consider planning a date night with a view of the fireworks show! Whether you choose to head into the parks and view them from Main Street, USA or you find a cozy spot with a view, what could be more romantic than a fantastic firework show?

From casual date nights to splurge-worthy activities, Orlando is a fantastic romantic vacation destination. Explore the city and enjoy some extra special one-on-one time with the person you love the most on your next vacation in Orlando. Make the most of your vacation and book your trip today!

Trusting someone else to oversee the management of your property is not an easy decision to make. There are many factors that you must consider and unfortunately, there is no “one size fits all” answer to fall back on. Your property is unique, your goals are specific, and the housing market is always changing. Thankfully, Magnolia Villas’ Orlando vacation property management team will take all of this into consideration when formulating a custom experience that ensures you and your investment will be well protected and taken care of.

Top-Notch Marketing Tools at Your Disposal

There are many factors to consider when listing your property as a vacation rental. Your property may be unique, full of character, in a prime location, or a killer deal, but none of this means anything if people don’t know about it. At Magnolia Villas, we’ve mastered the art of getting our properties to the top of the viewing lists. Utilizing the world’s biggest booking sites, we will drive an increasing amount of traffic to your property which will undoubtedly result in more bookings.

Listing a new property can often lead to owners doing a lot of research, followed by a sequence of trial and error when it comes to marketing their own property. Skip the tedious process and “Why isn’t this working?” moments and instead take advantage of our expert marketing techniques provided by a well-established company. We’ll get your property rented right away with 5-star reviews to follow, so people will know right from the get-go what an amazing property they’re getting the opportunity to book.

We Know People

When you choose to trust Magnolia Villas with your property management in Orlando, FL, you can rest assured we have our clients’ best interests at heart. We realize that there’s a lot of concerns when it comes to giving other people access to your property. We go to great lengths to protect you and your property utilizing legal contracts, our vast knowledge of specific rental guidelines, and utilizing a friendly staff that is here to serve. All of our property owners take great relief knowing that their investment is fiercely protected by our rental company. Each rental is maintained above par, providing a welcome retreat with all the small touches that will ensure they not only return, but recommend your property to all of their friends.

Now’s the Time

Make the right choice and let us do all the work. Contact us today to get your property rented and generating income in no time with our Orlando vacation property management services!

Do you dream about having a safe place to vacation where you can truly feel like you’re home away from home? Do you wish there were a way to make an extra income that doesn’t add more hours of work to your day? Does the idea of investing your money in something tangible, like land, calm your heart rate a little easier than the idea of stock traders pushing around your invisible money? If you answered yes to any of these questions, vacation rental investment might be just the solution you’ve been looking for!

Our Top 5 Reasons for Investing in Vacation Rental Properties

1) What could be better than investing in your vacation and making money on it? With the ability to use your vacation rental when you want to, you can choose exactly when you want to vacation and then choose to rent the remaining days out. This dual-purpose investment is great for the bank account as well as the relaxation you crave when traveling somewhere (now you know for sure that the bed is comfortable and the coffee brews just the way you like it).

2) Vacation rentals are booming right now. With the promise of additional features you can’t find in a hotel (think full-size kitchen, private patios, quiet locations), vacation rentals can charge a higher nightly rate. They also offer flexible timelines that guests love, whether they’re looking to be snowbirds in the winter for an extended stay, need an easy last-minute stay for the night, or a family that wants to have an extended Disney vacation. Because of this, vacancies tend to be lower in a vacation rental than a traditional short stay lodging facility.

3) Investing in vacation rental properties can afford you a plethora of tax advantages. While the mortgage write-offs alone are a great perk, there’s more! The IRS distinguishes between an investment property and a vacation home. Basically, if you rent your vacation home more than 14 days a year, it’s considered a business that comes with all the benefits of writing off deductions for costs such as maintenance and repair, marketing, and property management fees. Of course, do your own due diligence to confirm what is currently allowed before you invest.

4) Not only will you make a nightly rate for your vacation rental investment, but real estate value is always rising. This is an investment that pays in the short-term and long-term!

5) Opportunity awaits. Today this is an investment, but tomorrow who knows? While you may only be able to enjoy this home a few weeks out of the year right now, it could be a place to spend more and more time as your career takes a back burner to living your best life. Imagine, you can retire in a home that holds happy memories throughout your life that is already paid off. What could be better than that?

When guests are looking for a place to visit, they’re basically drawn to everything they don’t have at their own home. Rest assured you’re already at an advantage because the stack of bills and piles of unfolded laundry aren’t present at your vacation rental. You’re winning! But nonetheless, there are some specific vacation rental amenities that guests veer towards that you might want to consider making a priority when it comes to marketing your vacation rental.

An Instagram-Worthy Kitchen

Although guests don’t typically cook much when on vacation, we all know that a kitchen is the heart of the home and is definitely where people gather. In fact, many of our guests prefer a vacation rental to a hotel because there’s a kitchen, so let’s make it worthy. Lucky for you, updating a kitchen doesn’t have to break the bank. You can have fun here by simply painting the cabinets a bold color and adding fancy knobs. You want your guests to look at it and think, “I want to hang out here.” And then of course there are some splurges that are always worth the cost, like a top-notch coffee maker and fancy glasses for cocktail hour.


Traveling can be stressful, yet the whole point of a vacation is to relax. There are some simple measures you can take to ease the minds of your guests. To start, install smart locks. Guests will love having the option for an easy check-in, whether they arrive late and don’t want the hassle of getting the key, or simply prefer a contactless check-in experience.

Comfort Goes a Long Way

There are some features that guests love no matter where they find themselves. A fireplace may seem out of place in a summer beach home but trust us: Guests love the option of cozying up under a soft blanket when the sun goes down, especially after a long day of adventuring at amusement parks or playing in the ocean. Having access to a hot tub is another great option for how to make your vacation rental stand out. But even if these things aren’t possible, every rental should have an oversized TV with high-speed streaming capabilities.

Maximize Your Strengths

Every rental has different strengths when it comes to vacation rental amenities, but whatever they are, maximize them. If you’ve got a nice outdoor space, find a way to make it inviting with twinkly lights and beautiful perennials (steer clear of seasonal botanicals and opt instead for green shrubbery that will stay vibrant every season). Aim for low-maintenance pavers (not grass) so that your space looks fresh and clean with minimal effort. Showcase destinations that are close your rental, such as attractions, coffee shops, and ocean views.

Whatever your property looks like, Magnolia Villas can help you maximize its value. Contact us today to learn more!

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