About This Listing
Retreat to our large tropical swimming pavilion, complete with waterslide and lazy river.
Start your Orlando Disney Area Vacation off right at Ascencion Day Spa at Regal Palms Resort.
32's flat screen TV's in bedrooms, 39" flat screen in living room, XBOX ( includes XBOX Live ), cable, Wifi, bluetooth audio, and quality speakers.
Two queen beds, two twin beds, baby crib, and queen air mattress ( for up to 8 ). The bathrooms are large. Upgraded mattresses and linens.
One bedroom has a desk, laser printer and office chair for any urgent work that needs to be done while on vacation.
Resort has a 2 acre Tropical Swimming Pool Complex with 2 heated pools. There is also a water slide, outdoor hot tub Jacuzzi/spa, 'lazy river', children's Lap pool, waterfalls, poolside patio and lots of room for sunbathing. A charming Tiki Hut bar is right there for refreshments. Internet Access is in the Clubhouse and in the pool area. Pool area has a stage for Live evening entertainment as well as big ‘movie-theatre’ screen and a projector for sport events and movies. During the season, different events are taking place here until 11pm. Regal Palms clubhouse has a Restaurant, Kids Games Room, Sports Bar (with satellite TV), Internet Cafe and Health & Fitness Center. Regal Palms is a private gated community. The resort is Not open to the public.
Interaction with Guests
The resort's front desk is manned 24 hours a day. The property manager is local.
Nice view of the pond. Close to the pool, and club house. Quiet.
Regal Palms at Highland Reserve, has the challenging championship 18 hole par 72 golf course, designed by Mike Dasher. With it's fabulous greens and long undulating fairways, ideal for novice to pro.
Regal Palms is also a short drive from some of the most popular courses in Central Florida, including Southern Dunes, Ridgewood Lakes, Legends, Stoneybrook West, Diamond Players Club, Orange County National, Champions Gate and Reunion.
Blizzard Beach water park was created to represent a ski resort that has melted into a watery wonderland. Park visitors can zip down the slushy slopes of Mount Gushmore on one of the world’s tallest and fastest waterslides, float down a tranquil river and sunbathe on a white-sand beach.
Coco Key is a hidden gem among Orlando’s larger water parks. Half hotel-half water park, Coco Key has a huge toddler and kids’ pool with plenty of lounge chairs and shade. Two large slides offer fun for kids and adults, and there’s a splash zone for older kids.
Discovery Cove Nothing can compare to the spectacular summer experience of swimming alongside dolphins, stingrays and tropical fish. You can also hand-feed tropical birds in a free- flight aviary and relax on the pristine inland beaches.
Downtown Concert Series Local Orlando radio station WMMO puts on a free summer concert series near Orlando’s town hall. Recent artists include Huey Lewis and Sugar Ray. This is a great way to enjoy downtown outdoors with family and friends.
Florida Eco-Safaris Forever Florida, home to Florida Eco-Safaris, is a 4700-acre eco-ranch and wildlife conservation area boasting untamed wilderness, natural streams, wetlands and dense cypress forests. You’ll see an endless array of natural flora and fauna, including alligators, black bears, white-tail deer, nearly 200 species of birds and the endangered Florida panther.
Leu Gardens Movie Night The beautiful botanicals at Leu Gardens are better appreciated under the stars in summer, when the average Orlando temperature is about 90 degrees. The first Friday of each month features a movie night where, for the price of admission to the Gardens, you can enjoy a recent film. Bring a picnic basket.
Old Town While Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, Old Town in Kissimmee has managed to maintain the irresistible feel of a quaint village. Visitors can grab an ice cream cone, shop at one of 75 retail shops, or enjoy carnival rides. Friday and Saturday nights feature a classic automobile parade. Admission is free.
Paddleboard Orlando Orlando’s many lakes make paddleboarding a very popular water sport. The best time for a cruise in summer is either at sunrise or sunset. Paddleboard Orlando offers both options. Not only do those times of day make for great scenery, but you are also avoiding the severe summer Orlando heat.
SeaWorld’s Summer Nights SeaWorld morphs into a paradise for all ages on summer nights. You’ve never been truly dazzled by amusement park sea creatures until you’ve seen them perform under the stars. There’s even a dance party extravaganza featuring Shamu. Summer Nights are June 23 through August 12.
Wekiwa Springs State Park Wekiwa Springs State Park is the closest most people will ever get to the Fountain of Youth. Thirteen miles of trails were made for biking and hiking. The more adventurous can camp out at the park for a minimal fee. Canoe rentals are available onsite. Please note: there are no lifeguards on duty.
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Being situated on the west side of Orlando has the added advantage that the Gulf coast beaches of St. Petes and Clearwater are only a 90 minute drive away. Cocoa beach and the Kennedy Space Centre are under 90 minutes away.
How to get there
Orlando International Airport - 35 minutes.
Sandford Airport - 65 minutes.
Publix supermarket, restaurants, takeaways, banks shops are a short walk or 1 minute drive away. A Super-Wal-Mart is only a 5 minute drive (only 1 of 3 in Orlando). A vast array of restaurants are situated along US(phone number hidden) minutes). Disney is a 15 min drive, Sea World 20 mins, I-Drive 25 mins, Universal 30 mins, Busch Gardens 60 mins, Gulf coast beaches 90 minutes.
Other Things to Note
In addition, for all stays, there is a resort fee of $12.95/night (plus 12% tax). The resort fee is per unit (not per person) and is payable when you check in at the resort. There is a reduced fee for January.
Highland Reserve Golf Course:
“Mike Dasher's Highlands Reserve Golf Club (opened in 1998), located across the street from Regal Palms is a golf course unlike anything you would expect in Florida.
What makes it so is a piece of land that's unlike most everything else in the region, topped by a spirited design that matches the property's unique character. The course sits on the edge of a long sand shelf called the Green Swamp Ridge near the town of Davenport, with elevations spanning 120 feet from top to bottom. Dasher's holes fairly dance around it, two-stepping from a high point at the first green all the way to the low basin of the 13th fairway.
We say two-step because that's exactly what it does. Dasher's directive was to build an affordable, walk-able, and fun golf course for all to enjoy. Dasher used several methods to prevent monotony and claustrophobia on bordering holes.
Thirteen through 17 are terraced into the side of gently rising bowl, separated by elevation, planted vegetation, and bunkering. Linear rows of pine trees similarly seclude sections of the parallel second and third and the 10th and 18th. Because Highlands Reserve Golf Club is situated on what's basically a giant sand hill, natural waste areas were available to Dasher wherever he needed them. The waste areas serve as divisions between holes, strategic bunkers that cut into the angle of play (challenging aggressive drives at the par-4 seventh and 10th, or the approaches at 10, 11 and 12), and as turf and irrigation-saving washes. Most often they function as all three.
Dasher's diverse, uncommon design punctuates the distinctiveness of the natural site. The tidy tournament yardage of 6,647 will not overpower or intimidate anyone, but the routing keeps the player engaged with three sub-400-yard par-4 starting holes, back-to-back par-5s at eight and nine, several potential drivable par-4s for long hitters, continuous changes of direction, and holes that provide the option to work the ball left or right or simply go for broke over a hazard. Accompanying all this is one of Orlando golf's three or four most sporting sets of green complexes. "The design really begins at the greens," Dasher says, noting the design's roomy fairways. Most are open to the fairway and fall away into chipping and drainage lows on several sides. The variety of size, shape, and orientation is staggering: - the first green is 52 yards deep and roughly 12 paces across with a swale across the center; - the third green is tilted and almost perfectly round; - five is crowned and elevated, a perfect foil for the short pitch shot approach; - number nine green features upper and lower levels; - the remarkable 10th offers a front left pin location sunk nearly six feet below the rest of the green; - the 16th fulfills the promise hinted at the first. Modeled after the Gate hole at North Berwick, the Biarritz green is 53 yards deep and cut in half by a trough roughly two feet lower at the center than either the front or back. "I've always been looking for a place to do that, and that's where I decided to do it," says Dasher.
Highlands Reserve offers a different experience for all player types. For the average to beginner golfer, the course provides wide open fairways and forgiving landing areas. For low handicap golfer, the challenge comes in the vast undulating greens strategically placed throughout the course. In short, we are sure you will enjoy this unique taste of Florida golf unlike any other in the Orlando area. Discounts at the front desk. Also (website hidden).
Special rates for rentals over 20 days. Rentals limited to 90 days.
Regal Palms Resort & Spa has been awarded the AAA/CAA Approved status and a Three Diamond Rating. This is the highest rating achievable for the Vacation Home product. Regal Palms Resort & Spa has also been given the Four Star rating by the Guild of Florida Owners (GFO), an independent organization. This rating is based on the quality and facilities offered in the vacation home rental market.
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- My home offers a fully equipped kitchen including cookware and dining utensils, plates, bowls, cups and glasses, refrigerator, stove top/oven, microwave, coffee maker, toaster and dishwasher. Bath, hand towels and bed linens are provided. I do not offer any cleaning supplies for the home, but there is a washing machine, dryer, vacuum cleaner (Dyson), broom, dustpan, iron and ironing board in each unit. First supply of toilet paper and a set of garbage bags are also provided. Some helpful items to bring are as follows:
- Paper towels, napkins, additional toilet paper and garbage bags
- Dish washing and laundry detergent
- Coffee and coffee filters
- Hand and body soap, shampoo/conditioner, toothpaste, toothbrush and mouthwash
- Other personal incidentals
- For your grocery needs, there is a Publix Super Market conveniently neighboring the resort.
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Daily maid service is not provided.
- Homes are self-maintained and will be professionally cleaned upon departure.
- THERE IS A ONE-TIME DEPARTURE CLEANING FEE FOR ALL RESERVATIONS. THE FEE IS USD $85.00. THIS FEE WILL BE COLLECTED PRIOR TO ARRIVAL.
NO SMOKING. It is imperative for Guests to follow instructions for Trash / Rubbish removal.
From Jan 1 - Apr 1, 2016 the minimum stay is 21 nights.
When we arrived there was a bit of a mixup with the reservation, but Stephen was quick to respond and address with the maintenance company. It's very important for a host to make himself available to address any concerns around check-in time, and although he was not in Florida at the time, Stephen did just that.
The condo was great - amazing location, super-close to Disney World, amenities just around the corner (Publix, etc.) and pool on premises. The layout was perfect for my family of 4, we each had our own bed and access to three full bathrooms, right off every bedroom! Full kitchen, comfy great room with TV, x-box, upstairs laundry. Couldn't ask for more. Highly-recommend!
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About the Host, Stephen
Bicyclist, hiker, landlord, engineer, computer enthusiast and lifelong student.
I have traveled in Asia and many parts of the United States. I have enjoyed many one and two bedroom accommodations in some wonderful resorts with full kitchens. I will work with you to find accommodations if they are available.
My Orlando area townhouse is a great deal for anyone interested in Disney.
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