Where to stay near Disney World?

Feb 19th, 2009, 09:13 AM
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Where to stay near Disney World?

I'm considering planning a family trip to Disney World. We'd like to stay in a pet friendly condo/villa (2 adults, 2 kids) not too far from Disney (but we're willing to drive 15 mins to get to Disney). Pet friendly makes it tricky, so I was looking on VRBO. Problem is there are SO many towns/cities listed in the Disney area. Any recommendations on good areas to stay in besides Orlando in the Disney area? We are on a budget but want a "nice" area. Thanks!
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Feb 19th, 2009, 04:56 PM
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Snowrooster, there are a couple of developments that have been specifically recommended several times by previous posters. I haven't tried the new search function, so I don't know if you can find the posts, but I believe they were Windsor Hills and Formosa Gardens.
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Feb 19th, 2009, 07:30 PM
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Kissimmee springs to mind, but people more familiar with the area may be more specific. Good luck!
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Feb 20th, 2009, 07:04 AM
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Since Disney covers such a huge area, I would recommend you choose one of Disney properties to stay. Otherwise, you will probably lose a lot of precious time in the heavy traffic that surrounds the Disney area. We live only 30 miles from there but we stay at a different Disney hotel every time we go and just love the "perfect feeling" there. You may pay more but I don't think you'll be the least bit disappointed.
I would think their Campground Wilderness will accept pets; have you tried renting one of their units there? That name may have changed since it's been awhile since I've been there.
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Feb 21st, 2009, 12:36 PM
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We stayed at Windsor Hills last fall. We found it on VRBO and chose it for the price ($84/night), proximity to WDW (about 10 minutes) and amenities (nice pool your kids will love). Windsor Hills is a gated community, I think it is listed under Kissimmee. We felt very safe there.

I am uncertain if this is a pet friendly complex.

I will be happy to provide additional info if you need it.

I can't tell you how many people were stunned we didn't stay on Disney property. None of us feel like we didn't get the Disney experience because we were off property--the kids want to know when we are going back. It all depends on what you want your experience to be. Happy planning.
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