Spacious Private Resort Homes Close to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks
The gated communities of Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms are close to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks in Florida, but they feel far removed from the park’s relentless entertainment. The neighborhoods are made up of private townhouses and condos set on quiet streets. Both of these upscale properties are part of Global Resort Homes, and they’re convenient home bases if you’re visiting attractions in Orlando and Kissimmee.
The two resorts share a few traits: they have tennis courts, children’s playgrounds, and sand volleyball courts. Windsor Palms and Windsor Hills even have private movie theaters that seat 40 or more people. Shuttle-bus services at each property can take you to Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, SeaWorld Orlando, or Universal Orlando Resort.
Windsor Hills, located 1.5 miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, has an enormous central lagoon pool with a water slide. Guests stay in three-bedroom condos or townhouses; each townhouse has a private pool. In each unit, there’s a fully equipped kitchen along with a living room, a dining room, and a breakfast nook.
Windsor Palms, which is 3 miles from Walt Disney World® Theme Parks, features three-bedroom condos and townhouses. Most townhouses here have their own private swimming pool, and there’s a large community pool close to the 7,500-square-foot central clubhouse. All of the upscale homes showcase casual furniture and soaring ceilings along with full kitchens and all the amenities of the homes at Windsor Hills.
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, which now are part of the world’s most-visited entertainment resort. It spans roughly 30,000 acres, encompassing 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 18th-century mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. As one of the most popular family destinations in the world, sunny Orlando is home to other theme parks including 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 pieces 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. Visit the science center to take a rover across a simulation of Mars’s red surface, or race on a 70-foot pinewood derby track.