We know why families get pumped over the potential of an Orlando vacation. Walt Disney World, south of Orlando, attracts many to some of the most desirable vacation rentals in the US, and they surround the park. Disney, however, is not the sole Orlando attraction.
With California's Disneyland traditionally calling itself the "Happiest Place on Earth," Disney World, in Florida, certainly has to be the happiest place in the universe simply because of its size, and the attractions surrounding it.
"As soon as people find out about the availability, and the low cost associated with vacation properties for rent in the Orlando area, they really see the potential for having a great vacation, rather than the good one they had planned," says one vacation property owner.
The big appeal of Orlando (claiming a whopping 48 million visitors annually), is affordability. That includes the accommodations. But for most vacationing families, considering the huge number of units and competing hotel room -- space and comfort become greater motivations. With that, vacation rentals are a no brainer.
"Within half an hour of Disney World, you can get a two-bedroom, 2½-bath in a decent neighborhood for the cost of a hotel stay," says Yung Ha a recent vacation renter.
Many Orlando visitors envision purchasing a vacation home in the region, and the huge market for vacation rentals tempts would-be buyers with the dream of added rental income, but then many realize it's just better to know a rental owner than to be one.
With four theme parks, several golf courses, more than 100 restaurants, and countless shops and entertainment venues, Orlando is a top vacation destination in our book.
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