Archives for May 2006

What size beds do you have? How many TV’s in each house?

Here is a listing of bedding for each home:

Huxley-1:
38″ TV Living room, 24″ TV loft
Master #1, Queen Bed, TV, full attached bath
Master #2, Queen Bed, TV, full attached bath
Bedroom #3, Two Twin Beds (no TV)
Bedroom #4, Two Twin Beds (no TV)
Loft: Sofa pulls out to queen bed

Huxley-2:
38″ TV Living room, 24″ TV loft
Master #1, King Size Bed, TV, full attached bath
Master #2, King Size Bed, TV, full attached bath
Bedroom #3, One Queen Bed (no TV)
Bedroom #4, Two Twin Beds (no TV)
Loft: Sofa pulls out to queen bed

Dunmore
50″ TV in living room
Master #1, Queen Bed, TV
Upstairs #2, large bedroom, Queen Bed, TV
Bedroom #3, Full Bed, Twin Bed (no TV)
Bedroom #4, Two Twin Beds (no TV)

Is staying in a rental home a better value than staying in a hotel?

A typical hotel room in central Florida can cost between $39 to $150 per night. Hotel rooms at Walt Disney world can cost $300 per night or more. For $39 to $300 per night you get only a room with a pair of queen beds, and a living space that is about 20 feet by 20 feet.

Also, keep in mind that some hotels charge a low fee for one person per room, but charge $10-$20 for each additional person in each room.

If there are more than 4 people in your group, you’ll have to rent two rooms, doubling your cost to stay in a hotel, and you’ll still only have four beds, and two 400 square foot rooms.

You can rent a house for as little as $99 in non-peak season. You’ll get three or four bedrooms, a living area, a kitchen and a private pool. You’ll generally have six times as much space to spread out and a home can generally accommodate eight to twelve guests, depending on the size of the home.

Houses give you more room to spread out and can save you money by allowing you to avoid eating at expensive restaurants. Once you’ve tried staying at a rental home instead of a hotel you’ll never want to stay in a hotel, again.

What type of pool heat do you have at your rental homes in Orlando Florida?

Our pools are generally heated from September, through Winter, until early June.

The electric pool heating system is an electric heat “pump” that extracts heat from the daytime air to warm the pool water.

The typical hotel heated pool temperature is 80 degrees. Winter guests can maintain 80-degree or warmer water temperature (or warmer) if the pool covered with the solar cover when not in use (especially during the day).

Of course, the pool does NOT need to be covered or heated in the summer months!

Do you allow pets in your vacation rental home near Walt Disney World?

We have multiple homes, but we only allow certain pets and in certain homes. Some of our homes have completely fenced yards and some have tiled floors which are more suitable for cleaning up after small pets. Please contact us by e-mail at chuck@mickeytown.com to see if we have a pet-friendly home available for your stay.

What is the best time of year to visit Walt Disney World and Orlando Florida?

Spring and autumn have the best weather.

If you’re visiting the theme parks, May and late September are when the parks have the fewest visitors.

June, July and August can be hot and sticky, but there are several water parks your family can visit and each of our rental homes has a private pool to cool down in.