Invictus Games 2016 Orlando

Invictus Games comes to Orlando! May 8-12 2016!

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WOW – we can’t believe it – such great news that the incredible Invictus Games is coming to Orlando next year! Price Harry’s announcement this week has sent a flurry through the office! Most of our rental homes are just 15-20 minutes from the ESPN Wide World Sports Complex where they are being held and so are ideal. If you happen to know of anyone competing or going along to watch the action then please do put them in touch – there’s no doubt accommodation will get booked up early.

‘I am absolutely delighted that the United States has taken up that challenge and will host the next Invictus Games in 2016. I have no doubt that the USA will set the bar even higher than London did and put on a great show.’ Prince Harry

Having heard the announcement I was inspired to read a bit more and some of the stories are truly amazing – the competitors truly embody the Invictus Spirit and it really both inspiring from their point of view but also from the people who made it happen so that the ‘wounded warriors’ could find purpose in living again. The one quote that really hit me came from a Team USA competitor last year

‘Up until my awareness of the Invictus Games, all I had been doing was living in memories. In my mind my life has been over and I was just waiting to be done because I’m not capable of doing or living like I used to. I‘m starting to think however, that my game has just begun.’ Competitor, Team USA

We cannot wait to be just a small part of this and will be offering great deals to the competitors and families of the Invictus Games 2016 in Orlando.

We hope to get a few more quotes like this from happy customers! Wishing all the 2016 competitors well in their training in the run up!

"The villa was exquisite, just what I needed after 6 ½ month tour in Afghanistan. Loved the pool especially. Cheers!"

To find out more about the Invictus Games visit www.invictusgames2016.com and to see the announcement www.invictusgamesfoundation.org

For info on villas please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the dates and number of people and we will get back to you as soon as we can

Sunshine July!

 

Sunshine – Here AND Stateside

The sun is shining here (for most of the time) AND Stateside and we are excited here at Florida Homes as our business develops and grows. The kids will soon be off school and many of you will be looking forward to some well earned holidays! Imagine if that holiday was to Florida next year or even for Autumn half term this year! We’re taking lots of holiday bookings and enquiries for 2016/17 and we’ve had a growing number of sales enquiries from lots of different sources and are spreading our reach.

A Place in the Sun – NEC – 25-27 September

We’ve secured our space at A Place in the Sun exhibition in September so if you are anywhere near or have friends who are then please do pop in and say hello. We are working on an exciting competition for anyone who comes and the artwork is being designed as I type.

http://www.aplaceinthesun.com/exhibitions/floridapavilion

Watersong!

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Many other companies who organise rentals in Orlando and Florida allocate your villa on arrival, we LOVE to meet our rental property owners so we know them and their villas. The other day Sarah and Nick Wood who are originally from Chandlers Ford, popped into see us and put their property on with us so our portfolio is growing and their villa is our Villa of the month for July!

Still based just 20 minutes from Disney it is located at the prestigious gated community of Watersong, this luxurious 4 bedroom villa is large enough to cater for a large family or two smaller families sharing. There is just over 2,000 sq ft of air conditioned living space (could have done with some air conditioning this week here!), and at the rear of the property is a large pool and spa overlooking conservation land and a small lake, ideal for when you want to just sit back, relax and enjoy a cool glass of wine or to take a cooling dip in the pool. Sounds good to me!

The garage has even been converted into a games room to keep the small and big kids occupied, with Air Hockey, Table Football and Pool. What more could you need! You can even keep in touch with a FREE international phone service!

Anyway don’t take it from me see what their previous visitors have said

Just returned from a wonderful week at your luxurious villa on Watersong.  As soon as we entered the villa we could see that it is maintained to the highest standards, immaculately clean in all areas and very well equipped, you have thought of everything. 

The pool itself and decking area are very spacious, the spa is very relaxing as you look across at the beautiful conservation area and lake behind you, as well as the array of wildlife that adds to the ambience.

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The peace and tranquility of Watersong, with its excellent clubhouse facilities, is very welcoming after a busy day at the theme parks, which are very easy to get to from your villa.  Not far from the main shopping malls either and the excellent abundance of restaurants close by. 

There is also availability for September and October Half Term this year which is a GREAT time to visit!! There’s also some availability for the beginning of the summer holidays next year.

Easter 2016 and August 2016 are booking up fast with all our villas so please do plan well ahead so you can ensure that you get the villa you really want. Just 20% deposit secures any one of our villas.

For more info - http://www.florida-homes.co.uk/fh120ws

Villa of the Month - June

 June - Villa of the Month!

With AUGUST 2015 Availability!!!

As some of you know, Jon and Ali were out in Orlando recently and went to this amazing resort called Solterra. It has great facilities on site and is just 10 minutes from the parks. Keep an eye on our website you will see a new house up for rent very soon!! The reason I mention this is because their house isn’t available until later in the year but this house is! Cath and Jeff bought this new property less than a year ago and already have some amazing reviews. It’s not often you get such a fab house this close to August with some dates still up for grabs. It’s available from 3rd to 19th August for £1150 for a week (or at a daily rate of £149).

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As there is a ground floor bedroom as well as 4 on the second floor this house can accommodate everyone with plenty of space! Have a look at what some guests had to say

“The house was amazing, so much room for 6 adults and 4 small children. We used the pool and hot tub every day. The house backs onto a walking path that goes to the resort pool and playground, another daily outing for the kids.”

What’s even better and what sold the resort to Jon and Ali while they were out there, are the facilities on site at Solterra resort itself. You can see the pool and the slide which is bound to provide hours of entertainment to any of the smaller people in your holiday party! There’s a clubhouse, tennis courts, football & volleyball pitch and a playground too, oh and a gym so you can work off those yummy burgers - so everything you need! The resort zero entry resort pool is amazing as you can see.

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All throughout the house it has been tastefully decorated and somewhere you really want to spend time in when you’ve had your fill of the theme parks and you need your own space.

“There was more space than we actually needed but it was well worth it. The home can easily be shared with 1 or 2 other families comfortably. It was so relaxing to come home after a long day at Disney to enjoy the peacefulness of our home. The warmth of the pool was a true joy for the kids and they had pool toys onsite.”

To book email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call us on 023 8025 5584.

Further pictures and details can be found on http://www.florida-homes.co.uk/fh1110st

When you book with us you know what you are getting!

When you book with us you know what you are getting!

So many times customers have said that when they book a villa through the internet they have really no idea what they will turn up to. Some say ‘we’ve been lucky’ others have said ‘it’s been a disaster and we will always book direct now’. Can you imagine anything worse than booking your dream holiday in Orlando Florida and turning up to a tired old villa where the garden is surrounded by trees blocking out your sunlight, the pool is green and the place has generally seen better days? The whole purpose of staying in a villa is to have the peace of mind that your own space is your own space, it’s home from home and if there are any problems then you know the people to call will be there to help. All our properties are looked well known to us, we deal direct with the owners and get you the best rates we can – passing their discounts onto you. Each week we will feature a property that we rent out so you can see for yourselves just how lovely they are! We will of course start with Jon and Ali’s lovely villa! Here’s what one our guests wrote about it. The one thing that really stands out with this villa is the outlook at the back over the Wetlands and that it has an upper balcony (as well as alfresco dining on the lower floor) so you can really enjoy it.

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Suffolk Place – The Shire at Westhaven

"Having recently returned from this beautiful house in an amazing location I would like to register that it was exactly as the photos suggested. Decor stunning, clean and everything you could wish for seems to be provided. The master en-suite shower has to be seen to be believed!! Many happy evenings sitting on the upper balcony looking out over the wetland behind wondering if it was gators or bullfrogs making the noise! It was well positioned for all Disney Parks and on the right side of Orlando for Busch Gardens. Would recommend Chillies in Champions Gate and Bahama Breezes directly opposite the exit at 68 on the I-4 as great places to eat. Fabulous place, we will be going back again and can thoroughly recommend it to you."

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For more pictures visit  Jon & Ali's Place in Orlando, Florida– we have many properties although not all of them are currently featured on our website – we are currently in the process of obtaining photos of all our properties and will be sharing them as I type! If you would like to see some more of our properties either pop in or email us on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and we would love to show you.

Summer 2015 Holiday Bargain!

If you have still not booked your Summer holiday - why not make it a holiday to remember and take your family to Orlando, Florida from just £149 per day (in August - cheaper in Sept/Oct) you can rent this AMAZING villa and take a dip in your own pool every morning. 

 3-18 August 2015 is AVAILABLE!

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We have just taken on this fantastic 5 bedroom villa inSolterra Resort.  Solterra is a state of the art, gated Resort just 8 Miles from Disney World. The home is BRAND NEW 5 bedroom/4.5 bath home with modern decor.    A beautiful South Facing Pool home which overlooks the Resort Clubhouse.  The view is incredible and just a short walk to the Clubhouse! 

The home is perfect for a large family or multiple families holidaying together.  There are two living areas so groups can be enjoying different types of entertainment (time out for you and the kids?!)

All five bedrooms are beautifully furnished with brand new bedding and linens.  Two of the bedrooms have private baths. All bedrooms have private flat screen TVs.

We have weeks available this August from the 3rd to the 18th as well as September and late October, rates start from around £149 per day in August to £100 per day in September.

OR if you are thinking about purchasing a  new property on Solterra, prices start from the low £200K's- you could have a look around while you are there - let us know and we can arrange this for you.

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