When many people think about vacationing in the Orlando area, they believe they can only stay on certain properties to enjoy the full theme park experience. That’s simply not true! We want you to know that you have options and you can save big. We’re redefining vacationing to fit your budget and your schedule. Tropical Escape Vacation Homes provide affordable luxury rentals for any size group looking to experience a new kind of thrilling adventure. But don’t just take our word for it. See the numbers for yourself!

Let’s see the difference in price between three vacation options for the following family – 2 grandparents, 2 parents, and 3 children, staying in Orlando for a week in August before school starts again.

Lodging

While there are certain perks for staying on theme park property (priority access to the parks and attractions; complimentary airport shuttles; and luggage delivery), the price reflects these minor amenities. Our vacation homes rival these hotels in space and luxury by offering you resort-style décor and amenities for a fraction of the price. Many of our homes feature open floor plans, spacious bedrooms to accommodate large groups, multiple bathrooms, full-size washers and dryers, in-home movie theatre and game rooms, private pools, and access to an elite resort clubhouse.

Theme Park Tickets

Prices listed are for seven 6-day tickets with the option to hop from park-to-park.

Dining Options

Nobody wants to cook every meal on vacation, but the freedom to do is imperative and can only be offered by staying in a vacation home. As opposed to theme park resorts, in which you’re forced to eat every meal in the parks, all our homes come with a full-size kitchen, equipped with the essentials to help you save money on dining. For those with strict dietary needs, children with strong food preferences, or for anyone looking to eat healthier meal options, a vacation home provides you the freedom to cook what you want, when you want – and still have the option to eat in park or at a local hot spot. *Note: price is an estimate on weekly family size spend on grocery items and dining out budget.

Transportation

Aside from airfare, ground transportation is going to be a necessity for having the freedom to vacation on your time, not a theme park’s! The following prices are quoted for a mini-van, seating up 7, for the duration of the week. One priced through the theme park; the other, through our partnered car rental service.

Redefine Your Vacation Infographic

Theme park hotels are charging roughly three times the cost of our vacation homes. You don’t have to sacrifice luxury for affordability. We provide you the vacation you need for the price you want!

You’ll never vacation in central Florida the same way again after a stay at ChampionsGate golf resort. Everybody knows about Walt Disney World, but another premier tourist destination in Orlando, full of magic and fun, awaits you.

The Retreat at ChampionsGate

Our home at 1406MVD is a prime example of the luxury that resides at ChampionsGate. This 7-bedroom, 5-bathroom property is a gargantuan living space, fit for sleeping up to 14 guests. The Retreat at ChampionsGate is an ideal home for multiple families that are vacationing in Orlando.

ChampionsGate offers 36 holes of championship golf. The course was designed by golf legend Greg Norman. The resort features a 35,000 square-foot clubhouse, featuring a pro shop, banquet facility and a full-service bar. Additionally, world-famous golf instructor David Leadbetter has chosen ChampionsGate as the headquarters for The Leadbetter Golf Academy.

Home Amenities

You can expect to find just about everything you could possibly need and more from a vacation home at ChampionsGate. The kitchen is fully stocked and finished with dark wood cabinets and granite countertops. State-of-the-art, steel appliances will ensure that your beverages for the golf course or pool will never go warm. Inside the main living room, you’ll find an extra-large leather sectional couch, and plenty of other seating space. The large flat-screened TV is sure to attract everyone after a long day outdoors. You may have to fight for rights to the screen once the kids’ find out there’s a PS4 game console in the home.

The garage at this home was recently converted into a game room, fully equipped with a dartboard, pool table, foosball table, and stainless steel fridge. This should be the first place you check if the boys go missing for a few hours.

Neighborhood Amenities & Nearby Activities

While staying at ChampionsGate, you’ll also have access to the impeccable Oasis Clubhouse. You’ll be able to float around the lazy river that winds around the clubhouse, or you can just relax by the pool and watch the kids play in the waterslides. Feeling like you need to work off some carbs from a vacation of good food and lounging? Don’t fret, the Clubhouse offers a fully equipped fitness center.

You don’t even have to leave ChampionsGate for your shopping and grocery needs. Champions Village is the neighborhood’s retail center, offering a Publix Super Market, McDonalds, Walgreens, PNC Bank and more. See a complete list of retailers and restaurants inside the Village at ChampionsGate.com.

Hotel or Luxury Home?

Booking your vacation accommodations does not have to be stressful! The biggest obstacle families run into is deciding whether to stay in a hotel or an Orlando luxury vacation home. It may be a difficult decision to choose a vacation rental over a hotel IF you’ve never stayed in one before, but here are a few major factors on why vacation homes are a better choice for your next summer vacation to Orlando.

Vacation rentals are very spacious.

Vacation rentals are larger and much more open when compared to a hotel room. Vacation homes are capable of easily fitting an entire family–or sometimes even two! With the same number of vacationers, you would have to reserve multiple hotel rooms to comfortably accommodate everyone. Staying in a vacation rental allows the whole family to stay in one home together.

Rental properties are better for extended stays.

If you are going on a long-term vacation, then a vacation rental home is going to be most accommodating for you. Vacation rentals often come with a full-sized kitchen, multiple bathrooms, and a laundry room; this allows home cooked meals, warm showers, and clean laundry in the comfort of your own home.

There’s much more peace and privacy in your vacation rental.

Vacation rental homes also give visitors more privacy. Oftentimes, one of the biggest drawbacks to hotels are constant interruptions by room cleaning services, the family above you or beside you. Vacation rentals are self serve, but if you do need anything, a concierge service is just a phone call away.

Vacation rentals provide a comfortable and personalized experience.

Vacation rental homes, unlike hotels, are often set up like a home away from home. They allow guests to feel more comfortable, and less like every other Florida tourist. They offer the comforts of a home that hotels often lack, which makes them an ideal choice, especially if you are planning on a long-term vacation.

Hotel amenities can not compare to a vacation rental.

Vacation rentals have amazing amenities such as a private pool or personal home movie theater, which will be perfect for you and your family if you’re looking for quiet time. Most even have resort amenities, so you get the best of both worlds.

When planning your next vacation home say goodbye to the tiny hotel room and book you and your family in a Orlando luxury vacation home.

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Embrace The Great Escape!

Tropical Escape Vacation Homes is  excited to introduce our new travel blog, The Great Escape. Our team has put together Orlando’s best attraction information, travel hacks and tips, guest shares and more to help make your travels to the Sunshine State the most memorable.

We invite you to join us as we share travel information each week;  bringing insider information from our team of Florida natives.

Whether it is sharing travel tricks, the hottest Florida attractions, or the best hidden secrets we hope to share something for everyone.

Enjoy, and we look forward to seeing you on your next stay!