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Your Orlando vacation keeps getting better every minute, especially when it is spent enjoying the comforts of our charming 6-bed, 5-bath Orlando vacation home affectionately known as 8971 PP to the staff here at Magnolia Villas! Offering all the standard amenities and luxuries you have come to expect from us, it’s the attention to detail that really makes this special place stand out in a sea of sameness, and because we suspect you are going to love it as much as we do, we have created this guide to all its charms, giving travelers a clearer picture of what all they can expect during their fabulous Florida getaway! Orlando is a unique city and this home clearly reflects the charms, style, and excitement of the happiest region in the Sunshine state, so sit back, relax, and prepare to be wooed by its charms.

Designed for Comfort

The well-manicured lawn and fruit tree bursting with Florida oranges gives visitors the realization that attention to detail matters! As the front door swings open revealing the beauty inside, you may find your body comes to a quick stop as you lose yourself in the beauty of the moment. Follow floors of tile to the living room, a simple and comfortable space decorated in shades of gray and white and featuring a set of sofas that are plush and inviting. Conveniently placed across from the television that hangs on the wall, this room serves many purposes; utilize it as a place to read, a quiet area to converse, or simply to binge watch your favorite shows on those days you don’t feel like going out.

A peek through oversized sliding glass doors reveals a “playground” of fun, a screened-in lanai offering a private pool that can be heated for an additional fee, an outside dining space, and a barbecue grill, proving that you really don’t have to leave the boundaries of our properties to have a great time! Access to all community amenities will give you even more entertainment options, including community hot tubs, saunas, a water slide, arcade room, and fitness center, so if you were worried you may not have enough to do during your Orlando getaway, we think you can lay all those fears to rest!

Heading back inside this charming abode, we will turn in the direction of the open concept dining room and kitchen, both spaces offering the creature comforts that make traveling so much more comfortable. Updated appliances, custom cabinets, and cool granite countertops make this space a home cook’s dream come true, and the dining room, located just steps away, is a room where memories will be made. Gather around the heavy wood table that dominates the space and teach your children the joys of living life unplugged as you play games, build puzzles, and “interrogate” your daughter’s fiancé on how he plans to provide a good life for them both! A second seating area features another place to watch television, but the super comfortable sectional installed in here just may be the spot you choose for nap taking! A game room makes the most of the square footage that once was a single-car garage, offering cheerful blue painted walls decorated with a guitar theme and a full-sized ping pong table which gives your children another reason to continue the unplugged theme—although high-speed internet does allow for screen time.

Each of the bedrooms are decorated in a quietly charming style, but there are two more surprises guaranteed to be a hit with the youngest travelers in your group: a Lion King themed bedroom designed to give sweet dreams to all who sleep under the watchful eyes of Simba and Nala, and a Mickey room that is just grown up enough to appeal to your tween daughter who may think she is too sophisticated for the Lion King space! Spacious and spa-like baths—one offering a jetted soaking tub and a fully equipped laundry room—complete the tour of a home that has it all.

Don’t forget, the resort lifestyle we feature in our Magnolia Villas escapes offers so many more ways to play and relax! In addition to the amenities we mentioned earlier, the resort also offers sport courts, (tennis, volleyball, and basketball) walking trails, a small shop for purchasing sundries and souvenirs, and a poolside tiki bar! Every minute of every day could happily be spent enjoying these fun amenities, but somehow we think you will make room in your busy schedule of relaxation and rest for a few jaunts to the world that Disney rules!

Enjoy Your Orlando Getaway

When it comes time to return back to real life, we hope that the memories of all the good times you had in this special home keeps the smile on your face for a very long time. Reserve 8971 PP today!

A visit to Orlando is always guaranteed to be a great time, but there is something magical about a visit to Orlando during the holidays. The buzz in the air is amped up as stores, parks, and ordinary people decorate with style, and as you relax in comfort in your Magnolia Villas seasonal sanctuaries, you know that within minutes you will be out there, participating in all the fun! The holiday season is just about on us, and as we look towards the future and your Halloween escape to Orlando, you know you will be comfortable and spoiled in your vacation home away from home, but now you are beginning to wonder what kind of Halloween shenanigans you can get into during your time in the “City Beautiful” and so we have created a guide to the events, activities, and shenanigans that make this time of year one of our favorites!

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal Orlando, September 3-October 31

Halloween Horror Nights at Universal has been a tradition in Orlando for a VERY long time and as they celebrate their 30th anniversary this year, you have to expect that a spooktacular time will be had by all who partake in excitement! Offering a variety of haunted houses with easily recognizable themes (Beetlejuice, The Exorcist, and The House on Haunting Hill, to name just a few) nearly every weekend there will be something new to be scared about! This year’s theme, “Never Go Alone” is probably some good advice to follow, but we would recommend skipping the frights if you are traveling with young children!

SeaWorld Halloween Spooktacular 2021, September 18-October 31

It should be of no surprise that the most fun you can have over the Halloween holiday will take place at the major theme parks that make Orlando one of the most exciting vacation destinations in Florida, and SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular is the perfect example! Taking place on the weekends and offering trick or treat stations, (wear your costumes for your day at the park) a pumpkin garden, the chance to meet a mermaid, and a DJ hosted Dance Party, children of ALL ages will fall in love with All Hallows Eve when they spend it at SeaWorld! Your littles will be thrilled to share breakfast with all their Sesame Street favorites at Count von Count’s Spooktacular Breakfast, but if you are traveling with an older bunch, you might want to consider taking part in SeaWorld’s Howl-o-Scream! Ticketed separately, this ghoulish haunted house/coaster/spinetingling show promises offers blood-curdling frights and moments of pure terror, bringing back the thrill of Halloween to the grown-ups and teens in your traveling party!

Trick or Treat, October 6- October 27, Museum of Illusion Orlando

Don’t look at this fun event as being too early to celebrate the holiday proper, look at it as an opportunity for more candy! Wednesday nights from 5-8 The Museum of Illusion adds a sweet treat to its exhibits and as your children learn about perspective and illusion in their favorite costumes, they can beg for treats as well! Many of their standard exhibits are revamped for the hair-raising Halloween holiday and all promise to offer just the right amount of fear; not so much as to cause nightmares, but not so little as to bring about yawns of boredom!

Boo Bash, October 17, at Walt Disney World

This most popular event has almost completely sold out, but October 17 is still open so we suggest you buy your tickets now! Offering seasonal decorations, character visits (dressed in their favorite Halloween costumes) and a variety of special events that are guaranteed to make this Halloween your favorite, Boo Bash will change you the way you look at the holiday forevermore!

Spooky Empire, October 22-October 24, at the Hyatt Regency, 9800 International Drive

When you live to be scared over Halloween, Spooky Empire offers exactly what you need! Offering a tattoo and film festival filled with frightening movies and colorful tattoos, vendors selling everything Halloween, and a variety of holiday activities, this unique event is much loved in the Orlando area! Taking place over three days the week before Halloween with tickets (on sale now) ranging from $40 to $250, your Halloween adventures would be incomplete if you were in town and missed out on this exciting event!

Horror Movie Binge Fest, October 31, Your Magnolia Villas Seasonal Sanctuary!

As you rush from park to park, soaking in the spooky vibes that feed your soul, you may find that by the time Halloween actually does arrive, you are too tired to go out and do anything more, but that is completely ok! Take this nightmarish night to do what you love most, binge watching horror movies until the sun comes up the next day. Our state-of-the-art televisions offer all the major channels, and if you choose one of our properties with a home theater, it will feel as if you are a part of the action. Reserve your favorite Halloween hideaway today!

Every so often we like to sit down and paint a picture with words about the charms and amenities found in certain Magnolia Villas properties. We are not choosing our favorites, as we love each home we offer equally, but we do like to tell the stories of what you can expect when you choose these unique spaces to temporarily make your own! Take our 2612TF property, for example. It’s cottage style, five comfortable bedrooms, and four spacious baths are designed to give larger families all the comforts of home as they explore new places and cross vacation items off their bucket lists. Featuring a quiet country charm and all the luxury amenities you have come to expect from Magnolia Villas, your time in the sunshine state will be enhanced when you choose this sweet Orlando vacation home. By the time you finish the tour, we believe you will be rushing to click that Book Now button!

A True Southern Charmer

Looking every bit like the Southern belle she is, you will fall in love with her charms at first sight! The buttery yellow siding complements the white rails of the front porch and the white trim that surrounds the windows, and the mature trees that dot the landscape give a sense of permanence to your temporary quarters. Open the dark wood doors and a world of peace, luxury, and joy will be revealed as you follow the path of dark wood floors on a tour of beauty.

The dining area captures your eye first, and you can visualize coming together as a family around the large table that dominates the space, enjoying healthy meals, laughing over the adventures you have been having, and on rainy nights, playing board games in comfort as the rain falls steadily outside. As you walk closer to the table, you can see that it is conveniently placed just a few steps away from the fully equipped kitchen, where a large arched opening serves as an elegant passthrough; take note of the overflow seating for two at the granite breakfast bar.

Continue on to the living area, the space that will serve as a gathering hub over the next few days of your life. Bright and airy, this room looks out onto the backyard and features plush and elegant sofas built to handle Netflix binges on its large television, long hours spent getting lost in the story of the latest bestseller, or heavy napping sessions that will be much needed after a few days spent exploring Disney’s charms! Comfortable and inviting, this room may be your favorite spot in the house, but of course that is something you will discover on your own at a later point in time!

Next up, it is time to explore the cottage kitchen, a room that is compact yet efficient, offering everything you need to create a family feast or simply act as a refill station for the margaritas you blend in the blender sitting out on the counter. Updated appliances make meal prep easy, and the all-important coffee maker and toaster can help make mornings all that much brighter.

A small den off to the side features a leather futon, a small desk where you can check in on your work emails, and an unusually designed foosball coffee table that will offer even more entertainment options. Another state-of-the-art television makes this a great kids’ space; they can play games, watch cartoons, and give the adults a few minutes of space!

Each of the bedrooms in this home are designed with a quiet elegance geared toward giving guests the best sleep of their lives. Offering comfortable beds with silky soft linens, falling asleep and staying asleep comes easy in these spaces! Themed rooms for the younger ones will make your children happy and quite possibly lead to extra special dreams.

Finally, just when you think that there could be nothing more to amaze you, you step out on to the back patio and spy even more entertainment options. The screened-in lanai proudly features a crystal-clear pool and accompanying hot tub for more hours of fun under the sun in beautiful Orlando!

Checking All Your Boxes

If this sweet cottage checks all your boxes for the perfect vacation escape, don’t wait a minute longer! Reserve it today and be prepared for a Florida getaway you will wish never has to end.

Every season is the perfect season to visit Orlando, but we have to admit to holding a special place in our hearts for fall. This is when the heat dies down, (just a bit) the magazine ads start selling the corduroys and sweaters we will probably never use, and just as in the cooler states, pumpkin spice makes it debut! Yes, we still spend Saturdays lounging by our pools and the clothes we wear do not change, but the vibe of Florida never really changes. If your Florida journey brings you to our town and a stay in one of our Magnolia Villas seasonal sanctuaries, this guide to the fun things to do in the fall will add a touch of pumpkin spice to your Orlando getaway!

Epcot Food and Wine Festival, July 15 – November 20

In a time when more festivals and events are still being cancelled than not, leave it to Disney to find ways to keep the fun alive and stay safe while doing so! The Epcot Food and Wine Festival is a summer and fall event, lasting until right before Thanksgiving, making it the perfect kick off to our fun fall activities! Sip and dine your way across six continents, and as you eat, enjoy the music from the different nations. Also offering merchandise to bring home that represents the countries, a visit to the Epcot Food and Wine Festival should be number one on your list!

Pick a Peck of Pumpkins, Mick Farms, 4261 Canoe Creek Road in Saint Cloud

Mick Farms is an actual working farm located in the town of St. Cloud, just about a half hour’s drive outside of Orlando. Offering a farm stand that sells delicious produce year-round, in mid-October they open their fields to the public, allowing guests to actually pick their favorite pumpkins right off the vine! Estimated pumpkin opening day this year is October 12, giving you and your family an authentic farm experience. Mark it on your calendars, wear clothing you don’t mind getting dirty, your most comfortable walking shoes, and prepare for a day to remember!

Cow’s and Cabs Fundraising Event in Winter Park, November 13, 2021

This worthy event lasts only one night, but it offers tastings of meals prepared by 25 Orlando gourmet restaurants, with the proceeds going to benefit children’s charities in Central Florida. Also offering sips of over 200 wines, beers, and hand-crafted cocktails, this night of denim, cowboy boots, and awesome food and drinks is guaranteed to be a special evening you will wish goes on forever! Enjoy cigars that are included in the price of your ticket, (a separate cigar tent ensures that non-smokers will not have to endure the scent) complimentary valet parking when you purchase General Admission tickets, and with VIP tickets, private baths, separate seating areas, and specialty food are also included along with all of the above.

Hike in the Split Oak Forest

Named for a giant oak tree that survived a lightning strike that split it in half, the Split Oak Forest Wildlife and Environmental Area offers a breathtaking look at the natural beauty of the Florida landscape. Enjoy cooler temperatures as you hike along the 9+ miles of trails and paths that take you close to the wildlife, and as you spot beautiful flowers and the ethereal butterflies flitting from bloom to bloom, take a few minutes to just breathe. Your real life is so hectic, these quiet moments are bound to be memorable!

Orlando Brewing, 1301 Atlanta Avenue

Every season is the right season for a craft beer, and Orlando Brewing might just have a pumpkin porter that you will fall in love with! Also featuring their version of Oktoberfest, held September 18th, the event will be held outside to help guests celebrate safely as they eat German food, listen to live music, play games, and, of course, drink plenty of ice-cold German beer! Orlando Brewing always has an event going on, no matter what time of year you choose to visit, so if you miss out on Oktoberfest, purchase a couple of tasting tours and sip your way through the delicious maze of specialty brews.

Play at Home

Our Magnolia Villas seasonal escapes are designed to be lived in, so don’t always be in a hurry to get out the door! Plan at least one day to be spent poolside, soaking up the still warm rays of sun and enjoying all the luxury amenities our vacation homes offer. From game rooms to themed bedrooms, and of course, private pools and hot tubs, our homes are destined to be an integral part of your fall vacation experience. Reserve yours today!

 

 

The year-round sun and warmth of Florida make it the ideal destination any time of year. Pack your bags and set your sights on Orlando for the perfect mix of sun and fun on a vacation that everyone will love. There are plenty of fun and exciting indoor and outdoor activities to fit everyone’s agenda to make sure everyone stays happy and busy throughout your stay. During all the adventures, you’re bound to hear your stomach rumble. There are plenty of places to eat in Orlando to fill your stomach that offers a quick and easy snack on the go to an upscale and romantic atmosphere for a special date, but you’ll also find a large range of casual dining options for everyone.

Delaney’s Tavern

If you’re looking for “New American” cuisine in a casual atmosphere, you’ll love what you find. The pizzazz and casual atmosphere of a tavern combines with great food in a variety of dishes for lunch and dinner throughout the week, as well as brunch on Sundays. You’ll enjoy soups and salads like lobster bisque, vegetarian French onion, spinach & berries salad, a crispy or grilled shrimp salad, and many others. Split shareable appetizers like meatballs, beignets, charcuterie, or beef tenderloin tartar. Delight in many of their delicious “handhelds” like tacos, burgers, and sandwiches, including pulled pork, Cuban, and grilled ham & cheese. Try a tasty flatbread and choose from BBQ bacon & chicken, blue crab, or roasted mushroom & burrata. Choose main courses like seafood pasta, Cajun shrimp mac-n-cheese, and even grilled filet mignon. There’s something to satisfy every palate!

The Waterfront

Enjoy a taste of the sea without traveling too far from Orlando. Lake Jennie Jewell is located in the heart of Orlando and hosts a lakeside restaurant. Enjoy a casual atmosphere with craft beer, cocktails, and great food to satisfy any hunger. Start with garlic parsley fries, seared avocado, crab cake sliders, smoked fish dip, or any of the other delicious appetizers. Move on to entrees like traditional fish & chips, fish tacos, a shrimp dinner, and other options from the sea. Land lovers will love the 8 oz. Grilled Hanger steak served with roasted potatoes, seasonal veggies, and Italian salsa verde, or the “Waterfront Platter” – a platter loaded with fried fresh fish, three jumbo shrimp, and two chicken tenders and served with fries, hush puppies, and chopped slaw, accompanied by cocktail, tartar, and honey mustard sauces. If you’re looking for something lighter, try the yellowfin ahi tuna salad, house garden salad, or other delicious salad. There are also a variety of burgers and sandwiches, along with po’ boys and poke bowls. To cap the meal, try desserts like the key lime bread pudding, or split an order of red velvet donuts with cream cheese frosting. Stop in for brunch on Sunday for delicious breakfast offerings alongside some of these delicious bites.

Sofrito

Take your taste buds to South America without leaving the U.S. For any meal of the day, you can taste the flavors of Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, Venezuela, and other South America countries. Stop in Puerto Rico and sample the quesitos – mini cheese pastries – or ham croquettes. Compare empanadas from Colombia, Cuba, Venezuela, and Argentina. There is a variety of arepas – traditional Venezuelan baked white corn sandwiches – to choose from, all gluten-free and many vegan. Try delicious “handhelds” like a Cuban ham & cheese sandwich on avocado toast, or the Sofrito special – B.E.C. – applewood bacon, two scrambled eggs, and Swiss on top of Cuban bread. The “main events” feature several sofrito specials like omelet vegetariano and the dos huevos desayuno – two eggs your way, applewood bacon, fried yucca, and Cuban toast. Round out the meal with a drink menu of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages from Peru, Colombia, Puerto Rico, Cuba, and others, or sip on bottled water, milk, juice, or a variety of coffees and teas from South American countries.

Hungry Pants

Stick to your diet on vacation. The fresh menu and casual atmosphere satisfy any hunger. With menu groupings like “Nibble,” “Hungry,” and “Famished,” you’ll find just what you’re looking for to satisfy your stomach from a small snack to a large meal. Start out with some seasonal toast with hummus and pesto, or their “cauli tots” – a plate of crispy cauliflower and sweet potato accompanied by chipotle ranch sauce. You’ll “Nosh” on delicious seasonal salsa verde gazpacho, citrus beets, saucy brussels – roasted brussels sprouts with sweet and spicy chili sauce – and much more. If you’re “Hungry,” check out the wide variety of salads, curry, and poke, many vegan and/or gluten-free. If you’re feeling “Famished,” you can choose a veggie burger or cheeseburger, salmon wrap, turkey Reuben, or “CLT” – the curry, lime, tempeh sandwich to satisfy your taste. There’s even a menu for the kids! Satisfy your sweet tooth with options like a vegan and gluten-free black bean brownie or ice cream served up by the local Greenery Creamery. If you’re looking for breakfast options, stop in for brunch on the weekends and enjoy waffles, oatmeal, or a delicious breakfast plate.

Delicious Destinations in Orlando

From a cozy one-bedroom for a smaller family or lovers’ getaway to a spacious eight-bedroom for a family reunion full of flavor, Magnolia Villas of Orlando has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step into your rental and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs have been met. Our kitchens come fully equipped with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal like the ones you’ve tasted at local establishments. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie, or retreat to a private bedroom for some relaxation at the end of the day. Choose a premium unit for upgrades like flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, movie and TV character themed rooms, home theaters, game rooms, and much more.

Call us today to start planning your adventure in Orlando!

Some companies seem to forget that families are the ones who rent their properties, instead filling each home with breakables, unwelcoming furniture, and white sofas and chairs. Magnolia Villas, however, knows that even visitors with children want to feel as if all guests were family to be taken in and welcomed unreservedly, and our 5-bedroom, 5-bathroom 2784CA property is the perfect example. The rooms inside the walls of this charming family Kissimmee vacation home are comfortable and inviting ones, offering sanctuary from the world beyond the doors! This guide to one of our many favorite homes will give you a better idea of what a family vacation should look like.

Designed for Everyone

A cobblestone driveway, stucco exterior, red tile roof, and wide and welcoming front door provide a feeling of safety and comfort; everyone who walks through that door is meant to feel like family, and it shows in all the details. Inside, tile floors feel cool and smooth beneath bare feet, leading the way to rooms built for families. A living area with soft gray sofas is where your children will watch morning cartoons and tired parents will nap to the soundtrack of the weirdly wonderful sponge who lives in the sea. Open concept floor plans allow the cook of the day to prepare breakfast before heading out to see giant mice, warring wizards, or planet saving star crafts without feeling as if they are cut off from the rest of the family. A breakfast bar with seating for four at its granite countertop is where cereal and donuts can be devoured, or if more formal dining is desired, the family style farm table is located just steps away! The cheerful kitchen in this space is filled with updated stainless steel appliances that will help bring the joy of cooking back into your life, and although we provide pretty much everything you need, a stop at one of our grocery stores is recommended as food and beverages are not included in your stay.

Not every day of your Orlando adventure has to be spent rushing from ride to ride or shop to shop, however, as our Magnolia Villas family sanctuaries offer entertainment options that will please visitors of all ages and interests. A game room takes up the space in which you would normally park your car, filled with joyous options including full-sized pool, foosball, and air hockey tables. A colorful light fixture created from billiards balls hangs over the space, keeping it light and bright no matter how late you play. The fun continues on the outside, where a large screened in lanai surrounds a Florida style “playground!” Here lies a crystal-clear swimming pool (which can be heated for an extra fee) designed to handle the largest splashes, an attached hot tub built to ease the aches and pains earned from too many hours spent walking, and another place to dine when the weather is just too nice to stay inside! Grill up your favorite meats and vegetables on the propane barbecue, sip wine as the sun sets off in the distance or soak up some much-needed sun in lounge chairs that provide comfort and relaxation during your Florida adventures. Also, because safety matters, a safety alarm is attached to the sliding doors leading to the pool area.

More to Explore

The tour of our happy family home is not complete, however, so head back inside to finish examining the rooms that will become your temporary home over the next week or so of your life. Each of the bedrooms offer their own comfortable and relaxing styles, with the two en suite rooms allowing multiple families to travel together in harmonious luxury. A third en suite bath and two other shared bathrooms ensure that morning traffic jams will be kept to a minimum. The true master bedroom, however, comes equipped with a king bed so soft and comfortable, sleep will be the easiest thing you do for the first time in your adult life! Slip between the soft and silky linens that top all of our beds and immediately fall into happy dreams. Televisions with cable are provided in all the bedrooms if channel surfing helps prepare your mind for sleep.

Right Where You Want to Be

Located in Kissimmee, minutes away from historic downtown and the west entrance of the happiest place on earth, 2784CA is located exactly where you want to be to enjoy all the fun that Orlando and Kissimmee have to offer. Reserve it today and become a member of the Magnolia Villas family!

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.

Fore!

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.

Community Amenities

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!

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