Sunday, March 18, 2012

A Kissimmee Vacation Home by Global Resorts

Our Princess Party Crew arrived at our Kissimmee Vacation Home and was struck by the beauty of our accommodations for the week. A magnificent 5-bedroom 3.5 bath Global Resort Home in the gated resort community of Windsor Palms.

This isn’t just any house though, it’s part of an amazing resort community with amenities including a 7,500 sq. feet clubhouse with a resort pool, sun deck and the all-important hot tub. For families there’s a playground for the kids to enjoy as well as A 58 seat Movie Theater, video arcade and Billiard table. The gated community provided us peace of mind protection, and a friendly atmosphere for our stay.


For those who like to stay fit no matter if they’re on vacation or not, Windsor Palms offers a State-of-the-art fitness center, Sand volleyball, Basketball courts, Tennis courts and more than enough road to run. The house it’s self is ultra luxurious with comfortable beds to sleep up to twelve people. Who knew that all this came with renting a vacation home!

Another fantastic perk is that Global Resort Home guests get special pricing at several rental car companies. I was shocked at first at the prices when we decided to rent a car as Florida has several fees and taxes that it adds on to the rental. With the discount from Global Resorts I was able to upgrade our car from a small economy car to a mini van for just another $50, which was a huge advantage to our crew. Be careful though, the guys at MCO’s Dollar Rental Car desk will try to give you a really aggressive hard sell on upgrading insurance coverage.

This spectacular home came equipped with just about everything we needed to enjoy our week away. If you chose to stay at a resort home though expect to make a run to the store for some basics like dish soap and toilet paper.  3 am is NOT the best time to discover that there's no extra toilet paper.  Also, be prepared to encounter a few of Florida's natural inhabitants.  Disney Resorts take extraordinary measure to make sure you meet as little of Florida's Wildlife as possible.  That's just not the case when you're in a house.  Global keeps it's homes spotless, and diligently has their properties treated for pests once a month.  This is Florida though, and you're bound to be welcomed from time to time by Palmetto Bugs (we named ours Roachzilla), Mud Daubbers, and Armadillo.


The luxurious bedrooms more than accommodated my traveling party, with everyone fighting over who would get he Mickey Mouse themed room! Well appointed furnishings grace every room and there are plenty of linens for all. I don’t know if I could ever stay someplace again without a pool and hot tub spa right out the patio door on the screened lanai. A full washer and dryer mean that we don’t ever have to worry about trying to tug on cold wet swimsuits the next day. We just tossed them in the dry after we were done with our nightly wrap up. I've been traveling a lot lately and the bed I slept in at Global is one of the more comfortable I've slept in.


Of greatest importance for three bloggers on a trip is that our house, as well as most Global Resort Homes have Wireless Internet. For those of us that were working through the trip, it could make getting the task accomplished a breeze. There was a problem with the wireless at first, but Global sent someone to our house right away to get the problem taken care of. Great customer service! We did experience some continuing technical issues with our internet service, that was not a problem coming from in the house, but more on the internet providers side.

Near I-94 and just 3 miles away from the Animal Kingdom "back door" to Walt Disney World, this luxury vacation home put us pretty close to close to all the Disney action action.  I personally missed having housekeeping, and breakfast just down the hall, but I tend to be a pretty spoiled traveler.   You can take the girl out of Disney, but you just can't take the Disney out of the girl.  I’m so glad that we choose Global Resort Homes for this vacation, it was a great experience and I can see how a vacation home would work out for many families. I'm hoping that this gives my best friend's family a fantastic option for when they head to her Disney Wedding Next Year!

NOTE: This piece has been cross posted by the author. Additions have been made for a more personal point of view. Original post can be found on iSeeKissimmee.com Disclaimer: Global Resort Homes sponsored our accommodations for the 5 night trip to Kissimmee. No other compensation was provided by Global Resorts, and opinions of the experience are entirely my own.

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