THE Best Place to Stay in Orlando!

Bren & BuzzAs a blogger, I have a lot of great opportunities to go places and see things in order to share my experiences and thoughts with you! Several weeks ago, we headed to Orlando to experience the plethora of fun things to do there!

There were going to be 3 or 4 of us. Could we fit in one hotel room? Of course. Would it be crowded? Absolutely. Luckily, if you know where to look, you can make your money go a lot further on accommodations. For instance, would you believe that you can get a 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo only minutes from Disney for $85 per night?????

My wish list for accommodations is usually:

  • Clean (this one is non negotiable)
  • Roomy
  • Great prices
  • Convenient

So normally I’ll get to pick two of those out of the four. It will be clean, roomy and expensive, or clean with great prices and small or inconvenient. But I went on the website VRBO (this stands for Vacation Rental By Owner) to see what I could find. And would you believe that I found a property that ticked ALL FOUR of the boxes on my wishlist, and it even had something that I hadn’t  thought to add – a private, outdoor hot tub!

So let me tell you about this fantastic find. It had 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms, and we paid about the same price that we would pay for a decent hotel (you can count on paying about $85 per night!). Click here to see the listing for yourself.But…unlike a hotel room, this place will easily accommodate 10 people with room to spare. How much would you spend on hotel rooms to accommodate 10 people comfortably? You’d need 3 or 4 hotel rooms at least…and you wouldn’t get a kitchen!

It was super clean and roomy. The living room area has a comfy sofa and the same area has a dining table that will seat four. There’s a TV/DVD player in the living area as well. The half bath is off this area, as is the laundry room with a full size washer and dryer, iron and ironing board.

More about amenities later…

Let’s talk about the bedrooms. The master bedroom is spacious, beautifully appointed and has a big closet. There is a ceiling fan (we get hot weather here in Florida!), bedside tables with an alarm clock and a nice, big, bureau with several drawers. The en suite bathroom has an oversized shower.

Each of the two remaining rooms will comfortably sleep three people each, with a double bed/loft bed combo. The 3rd bathroom is here on the second floor and has a nice tub for soaking after a long day at the theme park!

Everything is very easy…after you book your stay with the owner of the property, you are emailed with check in details and instructions. There is a guard gate so you are well protected. One of the great things about this property is that you are staying in a private condo, but there is a welcome/reception area much like you would find at a hotel so that you can ask questions, get restaurant recommendations, directions, etc.

It only took us 10 minutes to get to Disney, and about 15 minutes to get to Universal. The complex is very close to shopping, super markets and some great restaurants. You will easily be able to cook full sized meals in the kitchen, which has a large refrigerator/ice maker, oven, microwave and dishwasher. This is especially convenient if you want to save money. Rather than spending extra on breakfast out, stock the kitchen with fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal and pastries, and spend the extra money on a great lunch or dinner. And when the kids want a snack, you’re not stuck with just a vending machine, which is usually what you get in a hotel. You can whip up some microwave popcorn or other favorite snack and save money at the same time. 

And let’s not forget that hot tub! After walking around Disney all day, it is heaven on earth! And you don’t have to share it with anyone!

Award winning Terra Verde Resort features the finest amenities, including heated pool, community hot tub, spa offering massages, facials, manicures and pedicures by appointment, concierge service, sauna, exercise facility, poolside Tiki Bar with snack and beverage service, cyber cafe, children’s playground with rock climbing wall, game room, sand volleyball court, basketball court, beach area with hammocks, 3 acre spring fed fishing lake and more.


  1. Derral Dobbs says:

    Nice Post.

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