Choosing a villa over a hotel in Orlando

Choosing a villa over a hotel in Orlando

Having been Orlando holiday specialists since 1999 and with our knowledge, we believe that staying in a villa is the best option for your once-in-a-lifetime trip. Villas are becoming a popular accommodation choice for customers flying over to Orlando, so we thought we’d highlight the top reasons why you might want to choose a villa over a hotel:

1. More space

All of our villas give you enough space to spread out and not be on each other’s toes, like you might be in a cramped hotel room. The kids can have their own bedrooms and they are sure to love having their own pool too!

Some villas have even more space than others and sometimes feature two lounge areas, a games room, cinema room and spacious pool deck, giving families plenty of flexibility as to where they want to spend time with or without each other during their stay. It creates the perfect balance for a busy family holiday.

2. Your own pool

Enjoy a sunset swim in your own pool, which might not be possible in a hotel! Many of our customers enjoy having their own private pool, as it makes their stay in Orlando more relaxing and luxurious, and with the vast majority of our villas including a private pool, you will be spoilt for choice.

Having your own pool is also a winner for the kids, as they will probably want to jump in it every opportunity that they can. Your Orlando holiday can become quite hectic, so it’s nice to have some chill out time by the pool, and it’s even better if it’s your own one!

Highlands Reserve villa with golf course view

Located on Highlands Reserve, this stunning five bedroom villa is an ideal option for your Orlando stay. It offers two lounge areas and multiple dining areas including alfresco dining on the pool deck. There’s plenty of chairs and sun loungers on the spacious pool deck, as well as some beautiful views over the award-winning golf course. It’s the perfect spot to unwind in the Florida sunshine.

Property reference: HREBM-51422

3. Plenty of choice

With nearly 900 villas on our website, there is plenty of choice for every customer. Whether you wish to stay in a three bed townhouse or a ten bed villa, a five-star resort or a community that’s filled with nature, you are sure to find something that’s right for your stay. If you’re unsure of where to start your villa search then please get in contact with us on 01892 836822 or and we can help you find your dream villa.

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4. Complete privacy

Your Orlando holiday can be very busy at times, which is why it is important to make some time to relax. Staying in a villa gives you more options as to how you spend your downtime. A lot of our villas have a games room, where you can enjoy competing against friends and family. Some villas also have multiple lounges, so adults won't be necessarily stuck watching the kids TV channels until they drop-off! All of this can be done in your own private space, in your own time. If you wanted to mingle with other holidaymakers, to get that hotel-like vibe, some communities have a fantastic selection of facilities where you could meet people from all across the world.

A villa offers the ideal place to unwind, after a busy day. Relax in the lounge in front of the TV, or out on the pool deck watching the sunset. With more rooms and more space, there’s plenty of chance of relaxation and privacy whilst away.

5. Self catering

Staying in self-catering accommodation means you can budget better for your food. Having your own kitchen means you don’t need to stick to just what the on-site restaurant offers, you have the freedom to mix it up a bit, and generally making a meal at the villa is cheaper than dining out all the time. Some villa owners leave a supply of takeaway leaflets for you to order-in food for the night, should you wish to. Some communities are situated near popular restaurants, so if you are feeling flush, you could dine out when you want to, as opposed to possibly having to stick to strict serving times that hotels impose.

If you enjoy a bit of outdoor cooking in the sunshine, there is also the option of hiring a barbecue with us. More information about this can be found on our Villa Extras page.

6. Value for money

Renting a villa during your Orlando stay generally works out a lot cheaper than a hotel, especially if you’re sharing with family or friends, as you can split the cost. We have a variety of villas from basic to luxurious, so there is sure to be something that will fit your budget.

7. More family time

Going on holiday is all about making memories with the family, which is why we think it’s important to incorporate family time into the villas. In each there is plenty of space for family bonding, either relaxing together in the lounge or competing against each other in the games room. Most of our villas include a games room, offering you plenty of options to add family fun into the holiday, that’s if you have enough energy left to burn after a busy day in Orlando!

High Grove villa with great games room

This delightful four bedroom villa, on the quiet resort of High Grove, has a well-equipped and brightly coloured games room.  For those hitting the big tourist hotspots, the Disney parks are only 20 minutes away by car, with Universal Studios and SeaWorld being slightly further, requiring a 30-minute journey. After a long day you can return to your villa and relax on the pool deck, away from the busy parks. For those who like a little friendly competition, the games room contains a pool table, air hockey and table football, as well as seating for those waiting their turn, to enjoy some light-hearted banter!

Villa reference: HGRBC-41610

8. Community facilities

Some of our villas are on resort communities that have all the facilities you might find in a hotel. Communities such as Emerald Island and Windsor at Westside have everything you need for your stay. They both have a gym to keep up your fitness whilst away, a play area for the kids to burn off some energy, a community pool for you to mingle with other guests and a clubhouse if you need some help and information for your trip.

9. Themed bedrooms

The children can still be a part of the magic, when you choose a villa with themed bedrooms. From Star Wars to princess-themed, we have many to choose from!

Kids themed bedrooms in Solara Orlando villa

Experience the wow-factor at this amazing five bedroom villa on the new gated resort of Solara in Kissimmee. With the Disney parks practically on your doorstep and plenty to do in the villa and on the resort, you won’t ever want your holiday to end! All the bedrooms in this villa have been beautifully decorated and feature a Star Wars and Moana-themed bedroom, which the kids are sure to love.

Villa reference: SLACV-51711

10. Bring everybody

We do offer some nine and ten bedroom villas on our website too if you’re looking at bringing the whole family and wanting to stay together. They are very spacious properties, so it’ll be like you’ve got a miniature hotel to yourselves!

If you’d rather have a bit more privacy from family members, but still want to be close to each other, we can try and find adjoining villas. We have lots of villas on some of our communities, such as Highlands Reserve and West Haven, where you’re more likely to find villas close to each other. If you require this, then we suggest you contact with us on 01892 836822 or and we can look into all possibilities with you.

11. Choose where you want to stay

We display each and every one of our villas on our website, so you can choose exactly where you want to stay. Each of the properties has been visited, inspected and passed by us at Debbie’s Villas; if we wouldn’t stay there, why should you? Because we visit every single villa, and re-inspect them regularly, you can trust us knowing that the villa is exactly as described.

12. Explore like a local

Staying in the Kissimmee or Davenport areas means you can live more like a local and properly experience Orlando. You’re not stuck inside the ‘hotel bubble’ and have the freedom to explore more of the area. Most of our villas are between a 20-30 minute drive to the top theme parks (some closer), so you’re still close to all the action too!

Every customer heading to Orlando is looking for something different for their stay, but we feel we’ve got something for everyone! You can have a read of our Testimonials Page to see what previous customers have said about their villa holiday with us.