Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World

Who wouldn't want to stay at an Orlando vacation rental with an ice cream-shaped pool and topping slide?! The hot tub is the cherry on top!
Who wouldn't want to stay at an Orlando vacation rental with an ice cream-shaped pool and topping slide?! The hot tub is the cherry on top!
9/10/23 - By Charlotte B

Orlando is synonymous with family-friendly vacations, and it's no surprise why. With its world-famous theme parks, beautiful weather, and a plethora of activities for all ages, it's the ultimate destination for a memorable family getaway. However, those hotels can really start to add up, when you're booking a long vacation with kids. Sometimes it's nice to stay in a house; one with multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, and even a backyard for the kids.

We've scoured the area to find our favorite home and condo vacation rentals for families in Orlando to help you book your dream vacation, with options for every budget. And if you are looking for a hotel, check out our Best Orlando Hotels for Families with Kids and Orlando Theme Parks Guide.


Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
Stay in this 5 bed/4.5 bath home in the Solara Resort, complete with a private pool! 

Budget-Friendly Orlando Vacation Rentals

At $250/night and under, these spacious homes cost less than renting hotels rooms, and give you more privacy and options.

1. Solara Resort — Kissimmee

This brand-new private pool home offers a total of 5 spacious bedrooms. The kids' rooms are adorned with playful touches, featuring themes like M&Ms and Mickey Mouse. This VRBO Orlando-area home also features a private lanai and pool. Guests have access to the Solara Resort amenities as well, including a resort-style pool, water playground, surf simulator, beach volleyball, and more.

Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
This brand new upscale 4 bed/3 bath townhome is located in Storey Lake Resort.  

2. Storey Lake Townhome — Kissimmee

Situated within the recently established Storey Lake Resort, this modern four-bedroom townhome offers an unbeatable location four miles away from Walt Disney World and a short drive to Universal Orlando Resort. The townhome boasts themed rooms like Star Wars and Mickey Mouse, adding a touch of magic to your stay. Outside, find a private pool within a screened lanai. The resort itself features a spacious pool, lazy river, water slides, splash pad, mini golf course, sandy beach area, and water sports activities.

3. Windsor at Westside — Kissimmee

If you're gearing up for a trip to Universal Orlando to explore the all-new Minion Land, don't miss the chance to stay at this five-bedroom private villa located in Windsor at Westside. It boasts a Minion-themed bedroom for your little minions, as well as a Mickey-themed bedroom and a private pool area. Windsor at Westside offers an array of amenities including a zero-entry pool, water playground, lazy river, and sports courts.

Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
Guests have called this downtown Orlando Lakeside home a true "hidden gem."

Moderately Priced Orlando Vacation Rentals

At $300-$600/night, these homes are still cheaper than multiple hotel rooms, and offer lots of space and kid-friendly ammenities.

4. Downtown Orlando Lakeside — Orlando

This vacation home is a hidden gem located near Camping World Stadium. The private property features five bedrooms, with the upstairs primary bedroom overlooking a screened-in pool and hot tub. The property is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts, with activities such as paddleboarding, bocce ball, and a small putting green. Guests fish from the pier, unwind by the firepit, and enjoy sunsets by the lake. Boats and jet skis are available for rent.

5. Storey Lake Lakeview Villa — Kissimmee

Located within Storey Lake Resort, this vacation rental home offers eight bedrooms! Bedroom themes include Star Wars (complete with custom Millennium Falcon bed); space with a game room featuring bunk capsules for sleeping; and Frozen, with two elegant four-poster princess beds. The property also features a home theater with reclining leather seats, private pool, and a spa overlooking the lake. Guests enjoy access to the amenities provided by Storey Lake Resort, including a resort pool, lazy river, mini golf course, water slide, fitness center, and a kids' play area.

6. Windsor Hills — Kissimmee

Rated exceptional by previous guests, this VRBO rental home offers convenient proximity, about 10-15 minutes away from Walt Disney World's theme parks. The property features five spacious bedrooms, along with a private pool and spa. The highlight of this vacation home is its Avengers-themed game room, designed to include iconic elements like Thor's Hammer and Infinity Gauntlet. Additionally, the kids' bedrooms are decorated with engaging themes inspired by beloved franchises such as Harry Potter and Star Wars.

Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
There is sleeping space for three little wizards in this magical room at Dream Stays Orlando.

Multi-Family or Splurge-Worthy Orlando Vacation Rentals

While a price tag of $700-$950/night may seem steep, these homes are all larger and perfect for multiple families to share, making the stay more affordable and loads of fun. We were blown away by these options and want to stay in all of them!

7. Dream Stays Orlando — Four Corners

Nestled within Encore at Reunion Resort is Dream Stays Orlando, an impressive 11-bedroom vacation villa. For little ones who adore Disney’s Frozen, a magical ice castle bedroom awaits, while aspiring superheroes can stake their claim in the Avengers-themed room. Other themed kids' rooms feature iconic motifs from Super Mario Brothers, Harry Potter, and Toy Story. A glow-in-the-dark game room with custom murals offers a fantastic hangout for older kids and teens, and the entire family can gather in the movie theater room. Outside, enjoy a private pool and patio area. Guests have access to the full-service restaurants at Encore at Reunion.

8. Solterra Resort — Davenport

This 12-bedroom Orlando vacation home transports visitors to Neverland with a whimsical Peter Pan motif in the living room and a private pool. For aspiring Disney princesses, there are two themed bedrooms—one inspired by Frozen and another adorned with a charming pink castle. Dino fans can sleep in a bedroom immersed in the Jurassic World theme, complete with Jeep-shaped beds and a watchful dinosaur eye. Guests have access to Solterra Resort's amenities, including a clubhouse, resort pool, poolside cafe, lazy river, playground, and more.

Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
Veranda Palms boasts a pool and spa as well as 14 bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. 

9. Veranda Palms — Kissimmee

This remarkable vacation home features 14 bedroom suites, each equipped with its own en-suite bathroom! The bedrooms are elaborately decorated with fun theatrical themes like Jaws, Jurassic Park, Shrek, Cat in the Hat, and a myriad of others. The home offers exciting amenities like a private full-length bowling alley(!), home theater, game room, a heated pool, and spa. Guests have full access to resort amenities including a resort-style pool, aqua playground, and fitness center.

Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
 The Great Escape Lakeside is tucked away on 10 acres and features an escape room, lazy river, and more.

Luxury Orlando Homes to Rent

Even with multiple families sharing the cost, these are pricey at $1,000+ per night. But we couldn't leave them off, they're so impressive! Maybe for that special family reunion?

10. The Great Escape Lakeside— Clermont

Indulge in the ultimate retreat on 10 secluded acres at The Great Escape. Every corner of this lakefront estate is steeped in playful "game-themed" decor. Inside, discover two interactive escape room bedrooms inspired by Clue, a Scrabble-themed bedroom, an Operation Game-themed bedroom, a video game bedroom, and much more. There's even a bedroom with a nostalgic 1980s video game theme. Even the bathrooms feature game themes! Outdoors, the entertainment continues with lakeside human foosball, giant billiards (a.k.a. "snookball"), and a sprawling pool complete with a waterslide and a lazy river. Fun fact: The Great Escape Lakeside's word search puzzle wall earned a place in the Guinness Book of World Records!

This Reunion mega mansion Best Vacation Rentals for Families in Orlando, FL near Walt Disney World
This Reunion mega mansion with a pool, laser tag arena, and tree house camp is great for large family gatherings.

11. Reunion Mega Mansion — Reunion

Within this three-story mansion, guests discover 10 bedrooms, four of which are primary bedrooms (perfect for a large family trip)! House guests enjoy a laser tag arena and laser maze, as well as a state-of-the-art home theater. Kids can go nuts in the indoor playroom designed like a treehouse, and the arcade/game room. Outdoors is a large pool area, boasting a lazy river with a sand island. At night, catch views of the Disney fireworks atop the private third floor deck.

12. The Sweet Escape — Clermont

Orlando's Sweet Escape is a vacation mansion that's practically a page from Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory! This expansive 12-bedroom estate is a confectionery delight, boasting a candy shop-inspired living room, a cotton candy "sweet" suite, a Hershey Kiss-themed bedroom, a Milky Way laser tag room, and an Oreo-themed bedroom, among many others. Kids can enjoy the lollipop-themed room, which doubles as a giant ball pit. The focal point of the sprawling five-acre backyard is a colossal ice cream cone-shaped pool, complete with a "chocolate" water slide! In addition, there's a splash pad, a candy-themed miniature golf course, disc golf, sports courts, and more. Don't forget the karaoke nightclub featuring disco lighting and an outdoor movie screen. The Sweet Escape sleeps 52, so bring the whole extended family!

Photos courtesy of VRBO