Dated: July 5 2018

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Posted at 07/06/2018 03:58 PM by Chris Stump

There are hundreds of reasons why you should invest in an Orlando vacation home. The most recent reason is the exciting and much aniticpated opening of Toy Story Land at Disney's Hollywood Studios. I got the inside scoop from Cast Members at Disney and they said June was slower for Walt Disney World, causing the park to issue comp (free) tickets to Cast Members to increase their attendance! Why? Most people wanted to come for the opening of this new themed land in one of the world's most popular theme park destinations. And the magical expansion of Disney ain't over yet!

So, with more Disney fans bustling through those magical gates, there's more income-generating potential waiting for you to snatch it up. I'm here to help you tap into your own dreams of financial gain.

So, where do you begin?

There are so many different options available--from condos to single family homes with as many as 12 or more bedrooms. I'm here to help narrow your search down to the best Orlando vacation homes for sale in the communities you want to be a part of.

In purchasing a vacation home, you want to also keep the renter in mind and what they would like. Remember, you're competing with resorts on Disney property, as well as other impressive resorts. So you want to make sure your home stands out. 

The first step is choosing the right community. Most tourists and visitors tend to book homes in resort-style communities, and the occupancy rates support that.

So, here are my top 5 Orlando resort-style vacation home communities to consider.

Top Five

1. Solara

Solara Resort by Mattamy Homes is the newest vacation home community ten minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. This community offers single family homes and townhomes with various finishes. Plus, every property comes with a pool or splash pool. The community amenities include a restaurant, coffee bar, over-sized pool, gym, and a surf simulator! Prices start at just under $300k. Go here to find out more information.

2. The Grove Resort and Spa

If you're looking for a resort experience and a unit that alreadys comes fully furnished and a property management company in place, then The Grove Resort and Spa is the place for you. This vacation home condo community offers 2 beds/2 baths to 3 beds/3 baths all starting at around $300k. Plus, right now, the developers are offering a guaranteed 8% back on purchase price each year until the end of December 2019 through their leaseback program. This community is the closest you can get to Walt Disney World property and even offers a free daily shuttle to and from the parks. 

In addition to the location, this community offers on-site dining options, water park, multiple pools, lazy river, a spa offering facials and massages, and a surf simulator. There's also a 20 acre lake that offers boating, fishing, and wildlife tours. This is truly an oasis and one you should definitely consider. Once you buy, that's it. Everything is taken care of for you so you can start generating income right away. For more information, go here.

3. Solterra

This vacation home community offers townhomes and single family homes. There are a variety of homes with innovative floorplans and at least four bedrooms. Pools at every home expand the resort and vacation lifestyle at Solterra. Homes range from approximately 2,000 to over 6,000 square feet. Prices begin in the high $200s offering excellent value at this new Resort-Style Master Planned Community. 

The Solterra Resort Club offers residents a world-class recreation center right in the community. Over 4 acres of fun from swimming and tennis to a poolside restaurant mean you never have to leave home to have fun. It's a great place to meet and mingle with others while enjoying a casual drink or invigorating activity. To check out current available listings click here.

4. Championsgate

Championsgate has been around for many years, but Lennar keeps building new communities. ChampionsGate was voted “Orlando’s Best Public Golf Club” by CityAdvisor.com, is among the “Top 50 Golf Resorts” by Golf World Magazine Readers Choice Award, and also ranks in the “Top 25 Golf Resorts in USA” by Golf Magazine Silver Medal Award.

The community offers residents private, club-style golf amenities, and features a Top 100 golf shop and the renowned Piper’s Grille sports lounge and restaurant. The clubhouse offers banquet facilities, perfect for weddings and special events during the afternoon and evening. The luxurious experience is unmatched by any other community in the area and is just minutes away from Walt Disney World. For more information and available listings click here.

5. Windsor at Westside

Find your perfect resort style vacation home or zoned short term rental at Windsor at Westside. Explore the collection of grand home designs ranging from 4-9 bedrooms, and 3.5-6 bathrooms with lofts. Enjoy proximity to world-class attractions, the famous Florida sunshine, and abundant shopping and dining.

Relax in Windsor at Westside’s Mediterranean-themed community and enjoy resort-style amenities, sundries shop, and homes with plenty of storage space. Kick back at the lazy river, bar and lounge, or break a sweat at the fitness center or sports courts. For more information click through to see available listings.

Ride the Wave

The wave of innovation, creativity, and expansion of immersive experiences at all local themeparks is still moving, and a wave of tourism and demand is following close behind. These waves are showing no signs of slowing down. If you've thought of investing, now's the time to catch that wave! All five of these communities offer great amenities and homes that you would be happy with no matter which place you chose to call your own! Whether you're looking for a condo that's fully ready to go when you buy, or you're looking for a large home to bring all of your family to visit once or twice a year, the choice is yours.

No matter where you choose to call your second home or investment opportunity, just catch the wave now and get ready to ride it for years to come!

I'm Chris Stump, REALTOR and Vacation Home Specialist for you here in Orlando. Call, text, or email me when you're ready!

CStump@ERAGrizzard.com  | 407-271-3578

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Chris Stump

Chris began his career in real estate as an apprentice to one of Orlando’s top producers, with over 17 years experience in Orlando real estate. With a desire for excellence and exceptional customer ....

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