Spacious Vacation Homes Close to Orlando
The Orlando area is known for being a top family vacation spot—a reputation it’s enjoyed since Walt Disney World® Theme Parks opened in 1971. Since then, the resort region has expanded to include dozens of kid-friendly attractions, ranging from animal sanctuaries to water parks. Stay at one of the family-size properties belonging to Starmark Vacation Homes and you’ll be about a 15-minute drive from all that Orlando has to offer. Championship golf courses, nature preserves, and shopping centers are also just a short drive away.
Tucked away in quiet residential communities surrounded by landscaped grounds, vacation units have the look and feel of private luxury homes. All of them have full kitchens with refrigerators, ovens, and dishwashers, plus separate living rooms furnished with contemporary sofas and entertainment centers. Ideal for groups of up to six, the three-bedroom Silver homes boast private screened-in pools that can be heated during cooler months for a fee.
Starmark Vacation Homes offer more privacy than most hotel accommodations. However, should you need anything during your stay, an offsite concierge team is on staff 24 hours a day to answer questions, give advice about things to do, and provide discounted tickets. Many of the resort properties feature mini movie theaters, nature trails, and tennis courts.
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. 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 mansion. Before heading back to the hotel, take in the nightly fireworks, laser, and water show. Sunny Orlando is also home Universal Studios, 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.