Spacious Private Villas Minutes from Disney World
A shuttle arrives full of cheerful passengers, who spill out sporting mouse ears and princess hats. After a day spent traversing the famed, sweeping grounds of Walt Disney World, a comfortable crash pad awaits at Mike Ditka Resorts–Runaway Beach Club. The tropical-themed resort with two shimmering blue pools sits on 16 acres of lush landscaping fewer than 3 miles from Disney, proffering welcoming accommodations near the park but a respite secreted away from the crowds.
Abutting one another, candy-colored private one- or two-bedroom luxury villas swing open their doors to reveal up to 941 or 1,271 square feet of space. Inside, full kitchens bristle with new appliances and every accouterment necessary to whip up meals in house or start a successful rhythm band. Master bedrooms center around either a king- or a queen-size bed, and guest bedrooms in two-bedroom villas house a twin-size bed and one double bed as well as a sleeper sofa in the living area. Vibrant, sherbet-colored walls complement beachy furniture, and multiple 32-inch flat-screen TVs and WiFi access keep guests connected and entertained.
After a peaceful slumber, explorers can flee their plush nests to cannonball into one of two on-site pools. The South Beach–themed pool caters to adults with a connected sundeck and classic tunes of Bob Marley and The Pioneers. A zero-depth entry safety feature as well as colorful fountains and sprayers make the Key West pool ideal for little ones and families.
Kissimmee, Florida: Sun-Drenched Adventure amid World-Class Attractions
Runaway Beach Club's complimentary shuttle runs to and from Disney, depositing lodgers in a matter of minutes amid the slick rides and world-famous attractions including Epcot Center and Disney's Hollywood Studios. The area also boasts hundreds of family-friendly outdoor activities and sights, including a park where visitors can snorkel, swim with live dolphins, or eavesdrop on muckraking kraken. Of-the-cuff outdoor adventures come courtesy of one of the area's airboat tours—which race along Floridian waterways and grant riders an up-close look at herons, alligators, and other local wildlife—or zipline tours, soaring 65 feet above forests and wetlands.