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Orlando villas

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we have just started looking at holidays for next year and we have both agreed on Orlando 
we have also agreed we want to stay in a villa instead of an apartment,so we are looking or a villa for 2 adults. I went when I was about 13/14 and remember quite a lot from it but the fiancé has never been. 
So far I have found 1 price which may or may not be expensive, £2,250.00 for us both includes 14 nights in a 3 bed 4 star villa return flights from Manchester and car hire, this is for this year because I can’t price for next year online that was also with Tui, I’m aware theme park excursions are on top and can sometimes work out cheaper getting them over there 

if anyone has been recently and can recommend which way to go about this il be interested to know



  • WestinWestin Forumite
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    Good call, but given that there are only the two of you I would not rule out an apartment or small condominium.  These will price up better and you still have a lot of great facilities. Villa wise given the smallest is likely to be a three bedroom you will obviously pay a premium if only two travelling.

    I would also suggest you get quotes from Virgin Holidays and Ocean Florida plus perhaps from a smaller operator like Orlando Villas Direct and Kenwood Travel.

    You could of course also look at DIY and buy the villa separate from the flights but be cautious on who you book the villa from and how you pay them. Seek recommendations from friends and work colleagues.

    Also keep in mind for a villa you really need car rental.  An apartment complex possibly not as some will offer transportation to the theme parks.

    Finally, I would always recommend paying a bit extra for the standard of your villa. Many Operators will lead with a ‘Standard’ or ‘Bronze’ villa.  For a small amount more you can upgrade to ‘Executive’, ‘Gold’ or similar. These are often newer, furnished to a higher standard and possibly include extra facilities. 

    Happy holiday planning.
  • Indout96Indout96 Forumite
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    Book DIY will normally get you cheaper and better.
    We have used VRBO many times all over the US, you would be normally cheaper with a Condo but not always so just select your area and price range and have a look. 
    For Car hire we always use Carhire3000 who also come under, don't look at American sites as they do not include insurance (US car insurance can be amended for hire cars so they don't need it)

    Understeer is when the front of the car hits the wall.
    Oversteer is when the back of the car hits the wall
    BHP is how fast you hit the wall
    Torque is how far you take the wall after you hit it.
  • steve1500steve1500 Forumite
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    We used Owners Direct 4 times, which is now homeaway without any issues
    Private Parking Tickets - Make sure you put your Subject Access Request in after 25th May 2018 - It's free & ask for everything, don't forget the DVLA :D
  • edited 29 February at 12:54PM
    bspmbspm Forumite
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    edited 29 February at 12:54PM
    villas2000      for villas, no under occupancy supplements which you WILL pay if you book with Tui etc. You can also book your villa for next year now with a small deposit. which used to be carhire3000 as already said cant be beaten in my opinion.
    skyscanner for flights.

    No one can tell you if the price you posted is a good one because you did not put the date of that holiday. We go to Florida at least three times a year, we use all the above to book usually. We tend to go February, September and November and generally pay approx £1450 per holiday. There are two of us as well.


  • skint_chickskint_chick Forumite
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    We're going in May premium economy both ways and it's about £1,000 each for 2 weeks in a hotel - it would have been £650 each but for the flight upgrades. We could have had a car included in that price but decided we'd prefer not to drive and get ubers and drink instead.
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