Disclaimer: I was provided with an all-expense paid trip to Orlando in exchange for this post and a series of posts.
Vacationing should be a perfect balance of play, relaxation, and family time. Families should be able to relax and thoroughly enjoy their time with their families! That relaxation comes after that longgggg day at Disney World~ when you finally settle into your hotel for the night (Moms everywhere know what I mean!). As an avid family traveler, I have stayed at many different types of accommodations and they all have their benefits such as Early park entrance when staying on Disney grounds. There are a lot of details that go into planning that Magical vacation, so I want to make it really easy for you!
On my recent trip to Orlando for the #MonkeyKingdomEvent, I had the pleasure of staying at the All Star Vacation Homes! These unique vacation homes make it nearly IMPOSSIBLE to ever go back to a small hotel room with 4 loud children. They offer resort style amenities but all in the privacy of your own home. Yes. Your own private vacation home with all the same resort amenities( +SOME) for the same price. Because I like lists…..I present to you:
10 Reasons to Book your Next Vacation at All Star Vacation Homes
1) Your Own Home and Space.
All Star Vacation homes are private vacation homes exclusively for your family. That means your kids can jump on the beds without disrupting the floor below you, they can have normal(loud) children volume without disrupting the room next to you, and you can put them in their own room and enjoy some peace and quiet; It is vacation right? The whole keeping the kids quiet thing always stresses me out on vacation, soooo this really is the #1 reason to stay here for me!
The home I stayed in was 3,000+ sq ft and could accommodate 14 people. These are perfect for large families and family reunions! All Star Vacation Homes offers homes of all sizes for families of all sizes~ since it is vacation everyone should have their own room and you should have ample space for everyone to sit and relax! We loved having a large living room to relax in after a long day at the park!
2) Private Pool and Spa
Pool hours are long gone. All Star Vacation Homes features private pools and spa sooo you can relax anytime you want and in the comfort of your own fully fenced yard. Not having to wear a bathing suit in front of a billion people is HUGE in my book! Our home had a great child safety gate and an EXTREMELY loud alarm on every door leading to the pool~ so Mom’s can relax without worrying about that. Our patio also had some lounge chairs,a table for outdoor dining, and a grill. The patio is full screened and has a fan~ making outdoor dining a MUST!
3) Themed Rooms
Our home had 2 adorably themed rooms featuring Disney’s Toy Story and Disney Princesses! The rooms were complete with stuffed animals, wall murals, and child friendly furniture. Every room has it’s OWN television too, so kids can enjoy their show and parents can enjoy theirs! When selecting your All Star Vacation Home you can look through each home online to select a home that has themes your children will enjoy! Just because your not on Disney’s ground, doesn’t mean you can’t have a Disney room!
4) FULL KITCHEN!
One way to save BIG $$$$$ is to cook your own meals! Now, hear me out. I know your probably thinking “I don’t want to cook…I’m on vacation!” But even if you use the space for breakfast and snacks your still saving a lot of money. Money that could be spent on attractions and souvenirs. This is a full kitchen with large refrigerator and full stove with microwave! It is fully stocked sooo you don’t need to bring anything from home. We always upgrade to suites in order to have a full kitchen and this kitchen is hands down the best we have ever used on vacation! I bring along easy meals such as spaghetti, pancakes, cereal, and sandwich fixings. There are tons of stores nearby soo you can easily run out to get things for meals and for grilling!
5) LAUNDRY ROOM
No more bringing back dirty laundry! Full washer and dryer to clean those sweaty Disney theme park clothes! This is a life saver for families traveling by air~ as you won’t need to pack as much clothing and will pay less for luggage (Don’t you hate luggage fees!).
6) Dining as a family
Our All Star Vacation Home had 3 places to dine!Enjoy outdoor dining, formal dining, or casual dining! Great spaces to enjoy your family and to relax! Because I think these are perfect for family reunions or events……..think of all that seating! Party on!
I think a good recommendation for all families traveling with little ones is to…..take a break! Having a day off in between your 7 day Disney pass is a great way to restore your energy and to let little ones destimulate! All Star Vacation Homes have a wide variety of things to do in their homes depending on which home you select! Our home during the #MonkeyKingdomEvent had an awesome game room with a pool table and an air hockey table! The room also featured a full living set to hang out on and a TV with a video system!
Some other All Star Homes had a media room- like a PRIVATE movie theater!!
Others featured old school arcade games. I am glad mine didn’t have a Pac Man machine, as nothing else would have been accomplished that week. It’s my FAVORITE!
Plus don’t forget every home has a private pool to spend the day at!
8) Comfy Beds and private bathrooms!
All Star Vacation Homes offer 3,4,5 or even 6 bedroom homes~ most bedrooms have a queen or even King sized bed! Our 5 bedroom home featured 3 master bedrooms, each with private bathrooms!
I love that the rooms feel real……cozy like home. Each room had tons of drawer space, closet space, and nice updated decor. Enough room for everyone in your family.
9) Handicap Accessible
All Star Vacation Homes has made it possible for those with disabilities to truly enjoy the space and their vacation! Our home had sooooo many features worth noting including a motorized stair lift, motorized pool lift, roll in showers, bath chair, and a tiled first floor.
Our All Star Vacation Home in Orlando, Fl was in a gated community in a quiet part of town just 3 miles away from Disney. The streets were quiet, and since not all the homes in the division are All Star Vacation Homes you have people waving and saying Hello as you pull in your driveway. The front door features a coded entrance, so no key is necessary! No room keys to lose and everyone can come and go as they please! It is reassuring to be able to see your car out the window (go to your car without going into parking lot) too!
Start planning your dream Florida vacation now, and be sure to book your week at All Star Vacation Homes for a week you will never forget! All Star Vacation Homes also has vacation homes in Sanibel, San Diego, and Sun Valley. Stop by All Star Vacation Homes online to see more great pictures of the homes and where you could call home during your vacation!
All Star Vacation Homes can be reached at 800-592-5568 for any questions or to book a reservation!
DISCLAIMER: I received a complimentary stay in order to facilitate this review. All thoughts provided are my own.