Disclosure- I went on an all expense paid press trip sponsored by Disney. All opinions are 100% my own.
Photo Credit- All Star Vacation Homes
Last month while I was a part of Disney’s #MonkeyKingdomEvent in Orlando, 24 other bloggers and I had the opportunity to stay in one of several luxury All Star Vacation Homes. Located at 8039 Acadia Estates Ct., the home I stayed in was incredible. It is 3,183 square feet, has 5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, and sleeps a maximum of 12 guests. Normally my family and I stay at either a Disney property or an hotel in the Disney area but that was before my experience at the All Star Vacation Home. There are so many reasons to stay in a vacation home instead of a hotel. Here are a few of them.
When you step into your luxury All Star Vacation Home it’s like stepping into a model home. It is beautifully decorated yet feels like home. It is the perfect comfortable home away from home for your Orlando vacation.
When you stay in an All Star Vacation Home it’s not like staying in a small hotel room where you have no privacy and everyone has to share one or two rooms with little space to spread out and relax. The All Star Vacation Homes are 2 story homes with several master bedrooms, twin bedrooms, multiple bathrooms, a dining room, kitchen, pool, and more! You and your family won’t be tripping all over each other in this house! Each room also has plenty of closet space, drawer space, plus extra linens and towels to make your stay more comfortable.
Everyone can have their own room to spread out and relax in. Want to vacation with your extended family? No problem! There are plenty of rooms (and bathrooms) for everyone! Instead of spending money on several hotel rooms, this is a much better way for a large family to spend their vacation.
They even have fun themed rooms for the kids! How cute is this Nemo room? One of the other houses has a princess room..
There are so many comfortable places to put your feet up and relax in these homes. The bed I stayed in was so plush and cozy that I feel asleep quickly and slept like a baby every night. There are plush reclining chairs in the home theater, cushy couches in the living room, and lots of chairs out by the pool to enjoy on your down time. When we vacation we’re usually going, going, going so it’s nice to have a place that is comfortable to just relax and enjoy some much needed down time. When you stay at a hotel the couches are usually pretty hard as are the chairs and you have to fight for chairs around the pool. No need to worry about any of that when you stay in a private home. If you stay in one of these vacation homes make sure to leave a day or two free just to stay home and relax. It will be much needed after several crazy days at the parks.
If you stay at an All Star Vacation Home you don’t have to leave the house to have fun. Upstairs there is a full sized video game and a pool table so get ready to rack ’em up! Need to do a little work, there’s even a comfortable desk plus each house has it’s own WiFi.
Want to watch your favorite shows or even a movie? Not only is there a television in the living room area but there is a plush, comfortable media room for everyone to enjoy. I just love how it was decorated with lots of classic movie posters.
COMFORTS OF HOME
One of the things I love most about staying in a vacation home is having a full kitchen with all the comforts of home at my disposal. It is gorgeous and they’ve really thought of everything. I didn’t get to cook at much in the kitchen because we were kept pretty busy on our press trip but I did cook a few times and this kitchen really had me wishing that it was my kitchen at home!
The kitchens at the All Star Vacation Homes are fully stocked with every appliance, utensil, cookware, and dishware you might possibly need. They’ve thought of everything- full size side by side refrigerator with ice maker and water in the door, gas stove, toaster, coffeemaker, blender, electric can opener, measuring cups, and so much more! They even stock the house with dish soap, a roll of paper towel, and detergent for the dishwasher plus containers to save your leftovers! Save money on dining out and cook some of your meals in your home away from home.
Don’t worry about bringing your entire closet with you on your trip. Each house features a full size washer and dryer so you can do a quick load and have clean clothes. Do a load before you leave and you won’t have to worry about doing mountains of laundry when you return from your vacation. That is usually one of the things I hate about coming back from vacation. It was so nice coming home and having all my laundry done for a change.
GREAT FOR FAMILIES
My girls are tweens now so we don’t travel with lots of gear anymore (thankfully!) but I was pleasantly surprised to find a high chair and a jumper for children as well as a childproof gate around the pool. Those would have been such a blessing when my girls were younger. While my family doesn’t need the baby gear, the All Star Vacation Homes are so family friendly for all types of families. It would be so nice to stay in a house where I wouldn’t have to worry about my kids being too noisy, as they often are.
PRIVATE POOL AND HOT TUB
Hate trying to find a towel or a lounge chair at a crowded hotel pool? Don’t like swimming with that creepy old man watching you and your kids? Or the rowdy teenagers on vacation from college? That’s not a problem at an All Star Vacation Home. Step right outside to your private pool with ample space for lounging around. Feel like spending a relaxing day by the pool and in the hot tub? There’s even a barbecue if you want to have a cookout.
With so many amazing comforts and amenities, once you stay at an All Star Vacation Home, you’ll never want to stay in a hotel again!