Private Family-Size Condos and 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® opened in 1971. Since then, the resort region has expanded to include nearly a dozen major theme parks, ranging from animal sanctuaries to enchanting water worlds. By staying at one of Starmark Vacation Homes’ family-size properties, guests are only about a 15-minute drive from these legendary attractions. The multi-bedroom condos and homes are also only a short drive from championship golf courses, nature preserves, and world-class shopping centers.
Tucked away in quiet residential communities surrounded by landscaped grounds, Starmark Vacation Homes have the look and feel of private luxury homes. All units 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 eight, the three-bedroom Silver homes boast private screened-in pools that can be heated during cooler months for a fee. Guests staying in two-bedroom condos can spend the day at the community outdoor pool, where many private clubhouses also feature fitness centers and game rooms.
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 also feature mini movie theaters, nature trails, and tennis courts for its guests.
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 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 TheaterOrlando 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.