Property at a Glance: Starmark Vacation Homes
Starmark Vacation Homes helps you relax during an Orlando vacation by offering all the comforts of home, plus some additional amenities. After days spent riding coasters at Orlando’s many theme parks, kids can splash in outdoor pools or curl up on comfy couches to watch movies. Starmark partners with local companies to get you discounts on rental cars and park admission, in addition to handmade baskets filled with snacks and sundries.
- Private guest homes include full kitchens and living rooms with flat-screen TVs and high-speed Internet access.
- Take a dip: Sunshine pours through a glass ceiling onto the pool’s water, keeping it just the right temperature throughout the year. There’s also an adjacent hot tub.
- Have a cookout on one of the resort’s barbecue grills or drive to nearby restaurants.
- A 24-hour concierge can help you plan your daily itinerary and get discounted theme-park tickets.
Orlando, Florida: World-Famous Theme Parks and Cultural Surprises
Located in the center of Florida, Orlando may be forever associated with the Walt Disney World® Theme Parks—the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. Spanning roughly 30,000 acres, it encompasses four theme parks, two water parks, five golf courses, and the Downtown Disney® Marketplace. There’s no shortage of things to do here: begin your day by boarding a rocket-shaped three-seater that climbs to 180 feet before entering a deep black tunnel and racing past stars, satellites, and constellations. Walk across the park to sample Moroccan cuisine for lunch, or ride a dune buggy through a haunted mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. One of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is also home to Universal Orlando Resort, SeaWorld, and Gatorland.
Those hoping to shake up the typical theme-park-dominated itinerary can head into downtown Orlando’s vibrant arts district. The neighborhood boasts venues such as CityArts Factory, a multifaceted patchwork of gallery spaces, and SAK Comedy Lab, which hosts family-friendly improv shows five nights a week.
About a 10-minute drive north, you’ll find eight cultural institutions at Loch Haven Park, including the Orlando Museum of Art, which houses work by Georgia O’Keeffe, Robert Rauschenberg, Ansel Adams, and Andy Warhol. The park is also home to the Orlando Shakespeare Theater, the Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra, and the Orlando Science Center, where you can a rover across a simulation of Mars or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.