by Terry Ward
Don’t come expecting your standard theme park area hotel at this popular Orlando vacation resort. Encore is all about vacation rental homes with hotel-like services, and you can choose from houses with three to up to 12 bedrooms, almost all of which have private pools.
The property’s community Club and Aqua Park is a huge hit with families, with thrilling drop slides, a huge pool, cabanas you can rent for the day, and the Surfin’ Safari children’s splash area for the younger members of your crew. For families who love playing sports together, the resort’s soccer fields, tennis, basketball and sand volleyball courts are a huge hit. And there’s an awesome kids’ recreation area, too: the Hang Ten Hideaway, with arcade games, arts and crafts, and a lot more. The staff are always arranging one family activity or another — whether it’s a scavenger hunt, balloon toss or a giant Jenga competition!
The property has several onsite restaurants, as well as a market with basic supplies, sandwiches and snacks. The resort can also arrange chef service or grocery deliveries to your rental house.
And when you’re ready to head off to Orlando’s nearby theme parks (Disney is about 10 miles away), the resort has a free shuttle to whisk you there.
Our Editor Loves
- Vacation homes with hotel services
- Onsite water park and sports courts
- Complimentary shuttle to Disney World
- Theme Park
- Water Parks
- Children Programs
- Family Room 5+
- Free Wi-Fi
- Game Room
- Onsite Dining
We had a smooth check in at the villas check in and then we were directed to our house that had 3 main bedrooms with bathroom, 1 girls bedroom and 1 boys bedroom, each with bathroom too.
we were 3 families, each had a main bedroom and kids share depending on the gender.
They had a cinema, pool, air tejo and 2 barbecues
The house had all we expected and a small pool too.
We enjoyed the water park too
We found little cleaning items during our stay, would have been easy if they provided minimum cleaning things to keep everything in order
You have a walmart 7 min away and you are i. Orlando almost close to disney and universal.
Villa was comfortable but no heating for pool or Hot tub. Another £200 every 3 days for heating. Won’t let outside taxi in. Wanted 99us$ for their booked taxi, when local price is 30$. Villas vary so if not happy then negotiate a better one.