Private, Tropical-Themed Villas Minutes from Disney World
A shuttle pulls to a stop, and cheerful passengers begin to spill out sporting mouse ears, princess hats, and wide grins. After a day at Disney World, travelers hop on the complimentary shuttle of Mike Ditka's Runaway Beach Club Resort, which ferries guests back to the resort so they can unwind by two shimmering, tropical pools. Just 3 miles from Disney, the resort rests on 16 acres of lush landscaping, a welcome oasis of space and privacy after confronting the amusement-park crowds.
Colorful fountains and sprayers decorate the Key West pool, ideal for little ones and families with its safety features such as zero-depth entry. The South Beach–themed pool and connected sundeck caters to adults, its area emanating with the relaxing reggae tunes of The Pioneers and Bob Marley.
Colored like cotton candy, the pink, sunflower-yellow, and turquoise-blue private two-bedroom luxury villas greet visitors with 1,159 square feet of space. The décor inside is colorful and soothingly simple; navy-blue carpets are set against white beach furniture, plush couches, and striped, nautical bedspreads. Full gourmet kitchens come stocked with new appliances and every accouterment necessary to whip up meals in house or start a successful rhythm band.
Runaway Beach Club's complimentary shuttle runs to and from Disney, depositing lodgers amid the thrilling rides and world-famous attractions such as Epcot Center and Disney's Hollywood Studios. Off-the-cuff outdoor adventures come courtesy of one of the area's forest zipline tours and airboat tours, which race along Floridian waterways and grant riders an up-close look at herons, alligators, and other local wildlife.
What You Get
For $85, a one-night stay for six in a two-bedroom villa, valid through March 1, 2012
Or, for $99, a one-night stay for six in a two-bedroom villa, valid March 2, 2012–April 30, 2012
Fully appointed kitchen
Free shuttle to Disney World
Two heated, themed outdoor pools
Multiple flat-screen TVs
Indoor basketball court
Washer and dryer in every villa
The Fine Print
Expiration varies. Amount paid never expires.
Must complete travel by 3/1 or 4/30 based on opt
Not valid 11/25-11/26, 12/23-1/1, 2/10-2/12, 2/17-2/19, 2/24-2/27, or 4/6-4/8
2-night min stay reqd for 1/7, 1/14, 1/21, 1/28, 2/19, 3/1-3/31, 4/21, & 4/28
3-night min stay reqd for 4/1-4/15
Valid only for opt purchased
Subj to avail
$15 fee to cancel; 72hr cancel notice or fee up to Groupon price applies
Must be 21+ w/CC to check in
Must pay 13% tax & $11.30 resort fee/day at booking; will be refunded if reservation is canceled.
Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
How to Book
Call Runaway Beach Club.
Choose a valid date based on option purchased.
Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.
Up to 1,159 square feet
Two bedrooms: one with one king-size bed, and one with one twin and one full bed
Queen-size sleeper sofa in separate living room
Standard occupancy: Six, including infants and children
Maximum occupancy: Six, including infants and children
Adding occupants above standard: Not allowed
Fully appointed gourmet kitchen
Full-size washer and dryer
32-inch flat-screen TVs in each room
Check in: 4 p.m.
Check out: 11 a.m.
Resort fee includes: Access to the basketball court, fitness center, pools, WiFi, and parking
Parking: Included in resort fee
Rollaways: Not available
Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
Room upgrades: Not available
What It's Worth
For $85, a one-night stay for six in a two-bedroom villa, valid through March 1, 2012 (up to $148 value)
Or, for $99, a one-night stay for six in a two-bedroom villa valid March 2, 2012–April 30, 2012 (up to $180 value)