Vacations, Never Long Enough With Global Resort Homes

Had it really been seven nights?  We were packing our bags, loading up the Chevy Traverse with a ridiculous amount of luggage, and I overheard my youngest saying aloud the one thing we were all feeling; she just didn’t want to go home.  This my friends is the sign of a truly successful vacation. 

My family of four has just spent a roller coaster of a week in a gorgeous Global Resorts Home in the community of Windsor Hills Kissimmee, and we were not ready for it to end.  One glorious week in a six bedroom four bathroom house complete with pool and hot tub.  A home away from home that was fit for a king, or in our case, one self proclaimed travel snob, her SassyHubby and two very happy girls.

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This is where I get to tell you all about it!!

Our flight to Orlando got off with just a small hitch.  A short delay of about thirty minutes.  Not bad in the grand scheme of things, sheer torture for two girls who have been doing the Florida countdown for 45 days and have a Mother who already delayed their trip by a week because she had the nerve to accept an invite to go to the Grammys.  Meh, let’s just say by the end of the week all was forgiven.

We finally loaded up the plane, enjoyed our 2 1/2 hour flight and landed safe and sound in the land of Disney!  Already I was wondering why we don’t do this more often!  Flying WestJet direct from our home town of is a DREAM!

We headed straight to Global Resort Homes head office to pick up our orientation package for our rental home in Windsor Hills.  Global Resort Homes manages over 300 properties all around the main attractions of Disney and Windsor Hills is a gorgeous gated community only 2.5 km from the gates of Disney!   From 2-bedroom upscale condos to spacious 7-bedroom homes, you’re sure to find accommodations that will suit your every desire and need.  Needless to say with all this experience, Global has this “Welcome” thing down pat.  It was after normal office hours when we arrived, so all we had to do was punch in the provided code into an outside pick up box to get all our home instructions and entry information. Easy. 

As we entered Windsor Hills the excitement really started to bubble over.  I’ve stayed in a LOT of rental areas, and probably rented more then a dozen homes, the big worry is always the same; is this house really going to be as it appears on the internet?  We drove down Archfeld Blvd, pulled in the driveway and piled through the front door.  It took only seconds to realize that we had found a true home away from home.  2576 Archfeld Blvd exceeded all expectations.  We were jumping up and down with excitement at the prospect of spending an entire week in this huge 2800 square foot, contemporary home.   

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We dumped our bags in the front hall and went exploring!  First Impressions: If I was to be honest I would have to admit that in some ways this vacation house was prettier then my very own home! Seriously.  A bright open living area flowed into the dining room and then into the gorgeous kitchen. 

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The kitchen was fully outfitted with everything you could ever need to whip up a quick meal, and even had stainless steel appliance’s and granite counter tops.  (uhh this Mama does not yet have granite!)  A sweet little table for four was set off to the side.

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The kitchen was directly beside a cozy family room with a big screen TV.  Hello movie night!  There was also a games room, full laundry, and of course the best part, the private heated pool with attached hot tub!!

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The incredible details of this vacation home, the community, the area and Global Resorts are just too plentiful to go into in one post and I don’t want to miss one beautiful thing!  Over the next couple of weeks I will be taking the opportunity to tell you all about the reason I am in love with travelling with my family, our experience with Global Resort Homes, the adventures we took and how this vacation is one we will never forget.

I hope you will join me as I tell the tale of our latest family adventure, follow along, and fire off those questions.  I can’t wait to tell you all about it, and confession, we are already plotting our return!

Disclosure: I received a complimentary stay with Global Resort Homes, however all opinions reflected in this post are my own.



Comments

  1. woh,very nice home and so beautiful

  2. oh very nice…love the lanai with pool as well….ack…i miss florida…smiles…we used to have one….

  3. An entire house? Love this idea instead of squeezing our family of 5 into a hotel room!

  4. Wow! I’m not an experienced traveller….(no my kids haven’t been to Disney)and I’ve always wondered about the “rental game”. This looks amazing! Checking their website out now. Thanks Steph!

  5. … and I am plotting my family vacation thanks to your awesome, informative post! Amazing review!

  6. @Jennifer, it really was one of the most beautiful homes we have ever stayed in! So warm and welcoming!

  7. @Brian We have only been back a week and I already miss it! Perhaps it’s time to go back?? 🙂

  8. @Natalie, staying in an entire house is a completely different kind of vacation! I highly reccommend you give it a try!

  9. @Lena I promise you will not regret it! Feel free to fire off any questions to me, I love talking all things travel!

  10. That looks like a lovely home to vacation in! Looking forward to hearing about your trip.

  11. Great vacation! I have never been to Florida but I assume it has lots of bugs because whenever I watch House Hunters all the homes have those screened in patios. Pools are the best, they keep the kiddos busy for hours and get all their energy out.

  12. @Jacki Global Resort Homes has a huge variety of areas to choose from in the Disney area. We looke through a lot of them so do let me know if you have any questions, happy to help!

  13. @Marie Perhaps the screens are for summertime bugs? We didn’t encounter a single one and we ate outside by the pool a few times 🙂 Love!

  14. This place looks amazing. Thanks for sharing

  15. Beautiful place!!

  16. What a fantastic looking home!! I’m looking forward to reading more about it. It certainly makes sense to book a home like this as opposed to several hotel rooms especially for a larger group.

  17. wow….lucky you!!! looks just perfect!

  18. WOW! Please help me pick my jaw off the ground – that place is BEYOND stunning! WOW! 😀

  19. My bro live in Orlando, he says at this point if he never sees Mickey again it will be too soon.

  20. Wow beautiful! I’m packing now 😉

  21. What a beautiful space to spend a family vacation! Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today 🙂 I enjoy reading your blog about your family adventures!

  22. Oh my goodness amazing. You have had some fantastic trips away lately, such a lucky thing but certainly deserved. That house has everything you could want and more.

  23. I stayed there on a trip last year and it’s really lovely. You’re right!

  24. Rachelle Douglas says:

    Thank you! Thank you! We are planning a Orlando trip for October!

  25. Anonymous says:

    OMG this looks amazing! I want to go 🙂

  26. What a beautiful vacation home. And so clean (you always wonder when booking a place online if you’ll get a less-than-family-friendly place in real life).

    Looks like a place I would want to take my kids!

  27. Wow! That looks beautiful!

  28. those lounge chairs by the pool are calling my name!

  29. That place looks amazing! We travel with a family of 6 so hotels are getting very tight. This is what we need to move toward!

  30. Amazing house. It looks like a movie set. It is nice flying from home. I will consider this for sure.

  31. Amazing looking home for sure. We plan on heading to Orlando sometime next winter and will definitely be looking into Global Resorts. Love the pool and spa area!

  32. WOW, that place looks amazing! Definitely more comfy than staying in a hotel. We don’t travel much so I’ve never heard of renting a house before – what a great idea!

  33. What a great vacation. You have just been a jetsetter. Glad your vacations was wonderful…

  34. What a wonderful Resort. You just never know what you are going to get!
    Beautiful

  35. This house looks absolutely amazing! I love the furnishings and modern look. And that pool! Oh, that pool!

  36. Gorgeous home!

  37. nicoleroannef says:

    Great idea. the kids can go wild and make noise without disturbing people as they would in a hotel. Love the pool too.

  38. We’ve stayed at Windsor Hills a couple of times and really enjoyed ourselves!

  39. Not to shabby of a place for vacation, I would say!

    • Stephanie says:

      It is absolutely the perfect place for a vacation. We’ve been going to the area for more than 13 years. It\s safe, there is a ton to do, and the homes well, they speak for themselves!

  40. kristen visser says:

    holy smokes that is a beautiful looking home and perfect place for a vacay for the family for sure!

  41. Darrah Bailey says:

    Looks like a beautiful vacation home!

  42. vanessa foster says:

    beautiful…..

  43. Judy Cowan says:

    Thanks for the reminder about global vacation homes, I keep meaning to check them out. Trying to start planning a trip to Florida.

  44. Sharon Chase says:

    love the pool and the house looks great too.

  45. That sounds like an amazing vacation! No wonder you didn’t want to leave as i wouldn’t want to either!

  46. Alayne Langford says:

    I am really impressed with Global. When they do it right, they do it right. And I especially like the colours in the home you stayed in. 🙂 I wonder if the prices are comparable to other vacays. Just lovely!! 🙂 I will be happily pinning..

  47. wow! very nice! This is something I’ve always wanted to do!!

  48. Beautiful place.

  49. ok that place looks stunning

  50. Gorgeous!!!!

  51. I’ve always wanted to do a vacation staying at a home..and wow..that is some home!

  52. Jodi Mitrovic says:

    Beautiful!

  53. What a fabulous place for a peaceful getaway! Looks beautiful!

  54. wow look at that pool!

  55. Alayne Langford says:

    Reminds me of a timeshare we had years ago that belonged to my dad. We would go to Collingwood and have such great times!! Lovely memories!! 🙂

  56. This place looks amazing. I wish my home looked like that.

  57. I could a vacation to this lovely house right now!

  58. What a gorgeous home!

  59. Carol M (Lushka S) says:

    Beautiful place!

  60. Alayne Langford says:

    I do love this post because it has given me ideas about my kitchen. The cabinetry and island is similar to my kitchen but I would love to change to a marble top. Thanks!! 🙂

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