Win A 7 Day Dream Vacation With Global Resort Homes!


I love travel, and truly believe in the power of family vacations.  After spending an incredible week with Global Resort Homes in Orlando Florida I can tell you they do too! 


Last month I had the distinct pleasure of spending a week enjoying top notch service while living in the lap of pure luxury. You can read a little bit about that experience here!  It was a week to relax, unwind and re-connect with my little family.  I spent my vacation in one of Global Resort Homes popular vacation rental areas, the community known as Windsor Hills.  This home was in a perfect location with every amenity one could ever need.

In short, it was a dream. 


This is just ONE of the HUNDREDS of houses Global Resort Homes represents.   From unique town homes, to luxurious condos to spacious vacation homes Global Resort Homes has something to suit every style and budget.  The best part,  each home is in the center of everything, located in one of nine distinctive resort communities only minutes from the Walt Disney World® Resort. 

Windsor Hills Resort, Windsor Palms Resort, Reunion Resort, Paradise Palms Resort, Glenbrook Resort, Emerald Island Resort, Oakwater Resort, Cypress Pointe and Vista Cay Resort.

Each resort community offers a family-friendly atmosphere and a variety of recreational activities to suit all ages.  This is why I am bursting to share some incredible news!  Want to know what it is?  The over the top, incredibly exciting, can’t believe I get to spread the joy news I am bursting to share? 

Global Resort Homes has granted us the opportunity to award one lucky reader with a week long stay

Yes! Perhaps the most fantastic of Giveaways!! 

One (1) lucky winner will be awarded:

* A 7 day/6 night stay in a luxury pool home, hosted by Global Resort Homes!

* FOUR (4) passes to SeaWorld courtesy of Kissimmee Guest Services! 

* Family Pass of FOUR (4) Tickets for Boggy Creek Airboat Rides!

Squee!!  I have rented dozens of rental homes, this is the very first time I actually teared up as I left the house.  I was just not ready for my Global Resort vacation to come to an end and I am thrilled and honoured to be giving one lucky reader the opportunity to experience Global Resort Homes for themselves!  Here’s how to enter! 

Mandatory Entry:

Global Resort Homes offers a wide variety of communities to rent in.  Browse through their site, pick your favourite, then come on back and tell us which is your favourite community!  Comment below and utilize the Rafflecopter form for easy extra entries. 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Please note:  Contest is open to residents of Canada and the United States ONLY, ages 18+.  Global Resort Homes is solely responsible for the delivery of this prize, black out dates do apply.  The winner will have one year to book and claim their prize.  The home will be selected to fit the needs of the winner with a minimum size of 4 bedrooms. Larger pool homes may be awarded if required and is available.   Travel to Florida is not included.  Ends April 17/13 #7DayVacay


  1. I would love to win this to take my boys on vacation!

  2. I would LOVE to win a Global Resort Homes vacation in “Windsor Hills Resort” community! What a fantastic contest! Yes, PLEASE! (Sooo needed!)

  3. I love the Oakwater Resort. We would have so much fun in the beautiful pool and playing in the tennis court! Looks like so much fun.

  4. I love the Oakwater Resort with all the beautiful pool

  5. Anonymous says:

    Oh I would so Love to take my son on vacation! What an awesome giveaway, Thank you

    Mandi Mella

  6. I like Vista Cay.

  7. Love the Glenbrook resort! Would love to win this My family of 5 has never left the

  8. What a great giveaway! Truth be told I am not entering though as plane tickets for my family of 5 would be a little pricey. If you ever do a giveaway on the West Coast though, I am in! Happy Monday

  9. Windsor Hills!

  10. Windsor Palms! Looks like a great family resort!!! Who doesn’t love arcade rooms!!!

  11. Love that Cypress Pointe is a stand alone home – lots of room for the kids, but I also love the look of the pool at Windsor Hills.

  12. The Windsor Hills looks good to me!

  13. Im in love with the reunion resort Ive never heard of these before so it is nice to learn about the amazing homes

  14. Sounds like paradise!!

  15. My favourite is the Windsor Hills community

  16. Windsor Hills is awesome! I can see why you teared up leaving.

  17. i like paradise palms!!

  18. How do you pick? They all look fabulous! I’ll say “Reunion” because my son would love the water slide but would obviously swoon over any of them! 🙂

  19. Emerald Island Resort WOW

  20. Hard to choose but I love Windsor Hills resort

  21. The Reunion Resort looks like a place my family would love!

  22. Paradise Palms Resort looks lovely with its special attention to children’s needs- waterpark and playground! Send me there!!

  23. this resort looks amazing
    love the pool and a bar area too 🙂

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  26. I <3 Florida! Windsor Hills Resort would be my choice

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  28. I loved your previous post on your Florida stay. The Emerald Resort looks like the perfect place for my family of 5 to stay and play.


  29. Windsor Hills resort looks amazing but they all do!

  30. I would choose the Windsor Palms Resort. It looks so beautiful and it’s only 2.5 miles from Disney!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Because I love your Mom and Dad and trust them enough to enter this, any vacation home would make me more than happy. Time away with my hardworking and overworked hubby would be amazing! We love the sun and swimming together.

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  33. Claire Rheinheimer says:

    The Emerald Island resort looks amazing- as do all of them!

  34. LOVE Orlando and Windsor Hills Resort! LOVE!

  35. Saw the amazing home you stayed in, this would be an amazing prize to win! Thank you for the opportunity!

  36. This is an amazing contest, as I look out my window and watch the snow falling on the ground. We all need some sunshine in our life!!

  37. Rachelle Douglas says:

    Wow! Would this be amazing or what?? My girls would be over the moon! Thanks for running amazing contests and writing a fun informative blog!

  38. So difficult to choose! But I think I’m going with Windsor Palms. Private pools appeal to me 🙂

  39. We stayed there- Windsor was amazing. Private pool worked to teach the boys how to swim!

  40. Teresa Hill says:

    WINDSOR HILLS!!!!! So beautiful.. 🙂

  41. Emerald Resort looks great !!!!!!!!

  42. Private pool!!!!!!
    Here I come Windsor Hills
    Amazing give away

  43. I would LOVE to win a Global Resort Homes vacation! My kids, my husband and I need a vacation!

  44. I would love to win. I have never been out of canada for a vacation.

  45. I would love to win. I have never been out of canada for a vacation.

  46. They all look wonderful! Windsor Hills wouldst re be a dream come true! My comment at entry didn’t go through, so,here it is! Thanks for the opportunity!

  47. This home looks amazing!! I would LOVE to share this vacation with my wonderful hubby and two boys. Thanks for the opportunity

  48. So many beautiful homes. I think I would pick Windsor Hills Resort.

  49. says:

    Paradise Palms Resort. The pool with waterfall and grotto sounds great! My kids would love it!!! Sounds like a dream vacation 🙂

  50. 2669 Manesty Lane would be perfect for a vacation with extended family or friends with young families like us!!

  51. I would have to choose Windsor Palms Resort for my #7DayVacay simply because it offers fabulous amenities that my family can only dream of taking full advantage of. From the kids playground, the community pool, movie theatre to the video arcade this is a true family dream destination!

    Oh, did I mention it’s only 2.5 miles to the gates of Walt Disney????? My daughter and I are #DreamDisney now!

    Check out Windsor Palms Resort now:

    Thanks so much for offering this opportunity of a lifetime! I appreciate it.


  52. Wow–Windsor Palms and Windsor Hills both look amazing!

  53. Oh, this would be so wonderful!!!

  54. This is so wonderful!!!

  55. I stayed in the Reunion resort a few years ago and I cannot say enough great things about it. The finishes were very high end, the facilities were pristine and the staff was welcoming. You felt like you were staying in the lap of luxury. I’d love to go back some day 🙂

  56. I’d pick Emerald Island as they have a Children’s Playground.

    Thanks for posting to my FB Giveaway Wall.

    Besos, Sarah
    Blogger at Journeys of The Zoo
    journeysofthezoo at hotmail dot com

  57. I like Glenbrook’s Florida Resort

  58. I like the Windsor Hills Resort community! This property in particular is probably best for my family:

    falses1gns at gmail dot com

  59. windsor hills looks really nice

  60. I’d love to stay at Windsor Hills and know that my kids would be tickled pink as well!

    lisa at simplified saving {dot} com

  61. Wow, my family would love this vacation!

  62. Windsor hills for sure! That would be an amazing vacation!

  63. What a great contest! I’d love to stay at Windsor Hills – a private pool and a public pool!!

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  65. Paradise Palms looks like heaven. Lots for the kids to do and I like the decor.

  66. The Oakwater Resort looks like a whole-family-happy kind of place.

  67. Windsor HIlls would be a dream come true vacation!

  68. I would pick Paradise Palms! But they all look so beautiful! Hard to choose.

  69. I love vista cay!
    tuesdayefAt aol (dot com)

  70. Florida? Sunshine? Gators? What’s not to love! 😉

  71. I like the Reunion Resort

  72. Yup, this would be my choice… 2588 ARCHFELD BLVD. To be honest Stephanie… any of them would be wonderful. They are all beautiful and well appointed.

  73. I absolutely love these resorts! Of course I have my favorites:) I just spent 3 to 4 hours on there site and I hope my battery won’t run out before I’m done with this! I love how you can look at all the places and I love the maps, it’s like you are really there! Whoever wins this is really really lucky! I wish I could take my family! The little guys would love the motorcycle themed room and the girls would just die for one of the flower themed ones. Really we would just all love to go on our first vacation:) It’s just really beautiful. I just love love love it! Everyone’s waking up so, just want to say thanks for offering a chance at this. Love your site!

  74. VIsta Cay would be my choice!

  75. emerald island is my favorite because of all the great amenities including a spa. Thanks!

  76. They all look fab, but I’m loving Windsor Hills!

  77. Anonymous says:

    Time for something other then snow.

  78. I love the Paradise Palms

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  80. I’m thinking Paradise Palms, but they all look amazing!

  81. I like the Oakwater resort

  82. I like the 8008 King Palm Circle property in the Windsor Palms Resort

  83. Love Windsor hill, would love to experience it with my sons .

  84. Windsor Palms

  85. I love vista cay! There’s an elegant movie theater and shuttles to disneyworld, sea world and universal! wow!

  86. How can I pick just one – I love them all. Emerald Island, Windsor Hills!!

  87. I like the windor hills

  88. This would be amaaaazing! The photos look great.

  89. Love Vista Cay – Close & free shuttle to resorts 🙂

  90. Kelly Krol says:

    Windsor Hills or Windsor Palms

  91. Windsor Hills looks like the perfect getaway for my family! It would be great to be able to stay somewhere that beautiful:)

  92. M Schroeder says:

    We just spent some time at Reunion Resort & it was fabulous.

  93. Love the oakwater resort. Looks amazing

  94. My favorite is the Windsor Hills Resort. Beautiful!

  95. I would love to stay at the Windor Palms! The private pool would be amazing for my family!

  96. Who wouldn’t want to stay a week at any of these? I would say Paradise Palms is my fave.

  97. Oakwater Resort for me, because it looks like a great family place!

  98. Windsor Hills

  99. I would LOVE to take my family to any of these beautiful resorts, but if I have to pick, I’d choose the Windsor Hills Resort, with its private pools. A girl can dream… 🙂

  100. I would say Emerald Isle. The leather and microsuede couches would definitely be safe from any harm my two boys could inflict. I know that, because we have leather couches that have withstood all boy activities.
    Great contest Stephanie!

  101. Wow! AWESOME giveaway! I am so anxious to take my kids to Disney … haven’t been yet! I would choose Winsor Hills but really, they all look so darn good right about now as I watch the snow dumping down on us in Ottawa! 🙂

  102. Being that I’ve drove past the Windsor Palms area and loved, definitely there!!!

  103. Windsor Palms looks fantastic! Sure could use a family getaway with hubby having to work out of province sibling right now!

  104. I love the Glenbrook resort! this would be amazing!

  105. Anonymous says:

    Oakwater Resort

  106. Anonymous says:

    Paradise Palms would be paradise for us!

  107. Windsor Hills looks amazing! Would love to stay there!

  108. Windsor Hills looks amazing. We have never had a family vacation and we could certainly use one! Thank You!

  109. I was just searching for a vacation rental on VRBO…so this contest is very timely! My favourite it Oakwater Resort. Fingers and toes crossed!

  110. Mackenzie says:

    My hubby and I were just talking about how we may finally have worked up the courage to take our three little ones to Disney. This would be perfect. I’d love to check out the Windsor Hills community! Thanks for an awesome giveaway. 🙂

  111. Glenbrook is out of this world. Wow!
    Would be fab to win considering I have yet to leave the city since my baby was born…. 18 months ago. LoL


  112. I love the Reunion Resort. The pools they have are amazing

  113. I would love to go to Paradise Palm. Great place.

  114. I would pick Windsor Hills Resort – so many beautiful homes!

  115. wow vacation

  116. Oh, I love them all!! But if I must choose then… Windsor Hills!

  117. Emerald Island Resort, I belive the whole family would love it.

  118. I would love the chance to spend a week at the pool in Paradise Palms Resort! Thanks!

  119. After this never-ending winter, I could definitely use a week in the sun and my kids would probably be pretty excited too!

  120. Forgot to say on my first comment which resort community that we would love to win a stay at – Windsor Hills!

  121. I will pick the Reunion because it has everything.

  122. That’s too bad, I have a family of 5 🙁

  123. Emerald Island Resort is my fave – I love the bright buildings and that there’s a jogging a trail throughout the community’s natural woodlands!

    neonkatt007 (at ) a ol { d ot} co m

  124. Anonymous says:

    i want the emerald island resort-amazing
    flyergal82 aT (yahoo) dot $com%

  125. Reunion Resort stood out to me. Spacious condos (with a washer & dryer)…plus proximity to area theme parks! Seems like a fantastic way to vacation!

  126. Windsor Palms! For the Grand Unit, Pool/Spa and Game Room 🙂

  127. Le sigh. They all look delightful. Reunion Resort looks like the perfect place to relax and reconnect.

  128. Windsor Palm or Oakwater Resort, both for the kid-friendly play areas.

  129. Vista Cay!

  130. Mine is Windsor palms!

  131. I’ve stayed at Windsor Hills before and it was awesome. I’d love to try Vista Cay next time!

  132. Windsor hills is my favorite!

  133. I would have to pick Reunion! My Hubby would love to spend a week over looking that golf course!

  134. I commented on your Windsor Hills park Post. It looks gorgeous too!

  135. Just saw this giveaway! I totally want to win.

  136. Anonymous says:

    I loved the Oakwater Resort.
    Looks like there is something everyone.

  137. Angela Yeremenko says:

    The Windsor Hills looks amazing.

  138. It would be great to win this for the family!!!

  139. I love the Windsor Hills Resort!

  140. I love that several of their locations are on the beach. Give me a beach front just about anywhere and I am one happy camper!

  141. windsor hills!

  142. I really like the EMERALD ISLAND RESORT! Thanks for the chance!

  143. I like the reunion resort. Very nice!

  144. Tough choice! Think Windsor Hills!

  145. I like the look of Paradise Resorts.

  146. Anonymous says:

    They all look wonderful. As long as they are in Orlando, we’d be happy!!

  147. Windsor Hills looks great!

  148. Seriously they are all beautiful!! I guess I’ll pick Oakwater Resort 🙂

  149. My favourites are Windsor Hills and Windsor Palms Resort

    sweetpanda2010 at gmail dot com

  150. This trip would give me a chance to bond with my boys! Fingers crossed.

  151. Windsor Palms I would think. I loved learning about these properties 🙂

  152. My fav is the Windsor Palms being so close to Disney World!! Would love to check it out!
    Ester Raftis

  153. I would love this!

  154. I would love this!

  155. Anonymous says:

    My 12 year old daughter who is autistic would LOVE THIS!!

  156. would love to win this for my family.

  157. Found you through UBP13!

  158. I am looking forward to winning! It is in my destiny. ha ha!! Well, it can’t hurt to think positive,

  159. these look amazing! Windsor looks perfect for our family.
    thank you for commenting on my blog through UBP13!!

  160. Windsor Hills looks gorgeous!

  161. OH man! This was hard for me to pick! How to choose??? Two of my favorite are the Oakwater Resort and the Emerald Island Resort! What a fabulous give-a-way!!

  162. Anonymous says:

    Just discovered your blog. Works for me as I just moved out of the city. What an adjustment. I miss traffic.

    A trip would ease my transition 🙂

  163. Windsor palms, because there’s a mario room shown.

  164. This would be wonderful, I could take my grandchildren.

  165. My family would love the Emerald Island Resort.

  166. The Emerald Island Resort

  167. Jessica eramian says:

    Windsor palms
    Jessica Eramian

  168. I like the Glenbrook resort!

  169. Emerald Island Resort is the dream comes true! When Hubby enjoys the gym and the girls gaming at the arcade, I’ll just be sipping wine by the poolside 🙂

  170. Windsor Hills sounds fantastic and definitely for our family!

  171. They all look great, but the Paradise Palms looks good for my family.

  172. They all look amazing. For my family something private would be great, like the Cypress Pointe house option. Thanks for the giveaway!

  173. I agree that all of the properties look super amazing. The houses at Cypress Pointe look absolutely beautiful, and I love the option of having your own space and place while away. Windsor Hills is my absolute favourite though. Great houses, fantastic pool. The whole package! Wow…does this mama and her family ever need a vacay! Thanks for hosting such a great contest, Global Resort Homes and Steph!

  174. Heather McKenzie Carter says:

    I would pick the WINDSOR HILLS resort- looks spacious enough and close enough for our family to visit other family living down south in Florida. (we live in oHio!)

  175. carol roberts says:

    Paradise Palms Resort it looks fun for the kids

  176. I like Windsor Palms Resort

  177. With the exception of camping, our family has never been out of Canada together. This would be fab!

  178. I stayed at a Windsor Palms house a little over a year ago when my bro-in-law rented it for our family getaway. It’s a nice & quite place, I’d love to go back!

  179. Windsor Hills- looks amazing!

  180. Windsor Hills looks so fun and pretty! I just picked up our passports today 😉
    Thanks for the chance!

  181. I like the Oakwater Resort

  182. Would love to win fave is Windsor Hills but they all look lively.

  183. i love Oakwater so close to Disney where I wish I could live and work haha

  184. Windsor Hills!! (lilbittypanda at aol dot com)

  185. Well, since this is a fantasy and all – I’ll have to say that the Reunion Resort is to die for. Soooo gorgeous!

  186. Windsor Hills is stunning! <3 that they have private pools to enjoy with your rental...

  187. I love them all, but Windsor Hill or Oakwater would be amazing for our family! I have a friend who has been to a few, and enjoyed her stay each time.

  188. Emerald Island Resorts are gorgeous!

  189. Anonymous says:

    beautiful I will have to check these out while planning my next Florida trip

  190. Penny Costello says:

    Great Contest Stephanie! Fingers crossed! We could all use a break from this no-show Spring!
    Penny C.

  191. Anonymous says:

    We would so love to take our family on vacation! awesome Thank you for the contest!!!

  192. wow….what a beautiful rental. It is always great to hear about wonderful experiences with rental companies! thanks for sharing

  193. Veronica says:

    Paradise Palms looks gorgeous!

  194. I think my favorites are Paradise Palms & Windsor Hills!! there are so many great choices!!

  195. I love the Windsor Hills

  196. Paradise Palms!

  197. Windsor hills looks amazing.

    Vickybright2001 at yahoo dot com

  198. Anonymous says:

    Windsor hills resort!

  199. Paradise Palms looks lovely!

  200. Ashley Alger says:

    Would love to win, sounds great!

  201. Emerald Island!!

  202. Anonymous says:

    I’ll take a week in Windsor Hills, please 🙂 2541 archfeld Looks perfect, with plenty of room to spread out!

  203. The Oakwater Resorts

  204. all of the communities look fantastic but I would have to pick Windsor Hills!

  205. Anonymous says:

    We have only stayed at the Glenbrook Resort, what friendly neighbors we had and great service we received from Global while we were there in February, would definately recommened booking with Global to all our friends, have seen their other resorts, all look great, so i would stay in any of there great places….

  206. Anonymous says:

    Reunion Resort is very nice!

  207. Terri Basho says:

    Reunion Resort looks nice!

  208. So hard to choose cause I would choose them all. Not picky!! But I guess I would have to pick the PARADISE PALMS. After seeing the movie theater and seeing Iron Man on the screen that was a sign that I should pick that one!! 😉

  209. Emerald Island Resort

  210. Sarah K. says:

    Oak water Resort for their family friendly atmosphere, but it looks like you can not go wrong with anyone you choose!

  211. Oakwater looks so family friendly, but really I don’t think that you can go wrong with any of their homes.

  212. Windsor Palms

  213. Windsor Hills Resort!

  214. love love love windsor hills. would love to win. your site is amazing. i couldn’t stop looking at all the fabulous pictures. all the places seem amazing!

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