One of the most important things when you travel is having a comfortable, reasonably priced, and relaxing place to stay, a place to call your “home base.” I want to take my family across country and back to Florida where I just spent a fabulous long weekend, our home base will absolutely be a Global Resort Home! Don’t get me wrong, we stay in hotels and resorts, but now that I’ve stayed with Global in Kissimmee, I can’t stay anywhere else! Here are my top three reasons to stay with Global Resort Homes over an Orlando Hotel.
1. It’s Like Home (even better): When you go on vacation with your family, long drives, flights, and unfamiliar surroundings can make children and frankly parents nervous. Global Resort Homes provide you will all the comforts your own home and more. Personal touches like murals of Mickey/Captain Jack Sparrow/Disney Princesses and stuffed animals in the bedroom, children’s themed plates in the kitchen, and the garage-sized game area, complete with gaming systems/pool table/air hockey and more, often have the kids so eager you have to drag them to the theme park! Let’s not forget their own bed, own room, own television, own space, things you cannot get squeezed into a hotel room. Each individually owned home has special touches to truly have their customers coming back year after year.
2. Perks: Right outside the kitchen door, you can walk right to the pool and spa at any time of day! Covered to protect from bugs and gated for safety, the pool and spa can be utilized after a long day of activity to relax and unwind when you want to, and there are no limits on time or space. Mom and Dad can enjoy the spa at night while the kids are just inside, and pool time for the kids doesn’t have to be an independent activity that you need to stop everything else to do.
No, you don’t want to think you have to cook, do dishes, or keep a kitchen clean on your vacation! But having the option to stock the fridge with drinks and snacks from the grocery store versus buying them at 3X the cost at a theme park will keep you to your budget. Global Resort Homes also contracts with a personal chef that will cook for you or prepare meals ahead of time! Coming home after an activity, you can pop a pre-made meal into the oven while you shower and the kids nap, and have it ready when you are. These perks allow you and your family to comfortably multi-task, spend quality time with family or friends, without over-spending or added stress!
3. Affordable: Traveling as a family of five adds dollar signs to each planned trip. Often hotel and resort rooms have a maximum occupancy of 4 people. Although my youngest is small, squeezing us all in a small room with 2 beds leaves someone on the floor if a pull-away couch isn’t included. Our only other option is paying up to double for a suite or an adjoining room. Global Resorts can offer rental homes with up to 7 bedrooms, all the amenities of home and more, all for comparable or lower prices than hotels with similar amenities. A Global Resort Home with:
-4 full bathrooms
will run from as low as $383/night, which is phenomenal. Smaller families can vacation with friends and literally split that cost to save you money!
My Take: My experience with Global Resort Homes, specifically 2542 Archfeld Blvd. in Windsor Hills, is my first of many to come. I loved that the homeowner adds special touches to each room of the house to make guests feel welcome and important. Just before our stay, the home we stayed in was adorned with a lighted Christmas tree inside and decorated the tree in the front yard with lights. Being away from my kids and husband around the holidays was brightened by this special touch. The décor was beautiful and not to the point where I felt I couldn’t relax and put my feet up on the couch. I enjoyed the hot tub one night as well as the pool and it was refreshing and I didn’t have the pressure of getting out at a specific time, swim with strangers or be modest.
Though I didn’t use the washer/dryer due to opting for an early bedtime the night before I left, I think the main plus is going home with clean laundry! That’s one less chore to do! Homeowners that work with Global take pride in their rentals and appreciate feedback both positive and constructive. I will leave a suggestion for our owner (on his personal Home Away listing page) for a towel bar near the shower on the downstairs bathroom. I’ve been wanting to bring my family to Orlando and Global Resorts are perfect vacation homes near Disney, no doubt about it!
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Thank you to Global Resort Homes for a 4 night stay, Kissimmee Guest Services for providing snacks in our home, and for the Kissimmee CVB for flying me to Orlando. All opinions are 100% my own.