The Top 10 New Vacation Home Resorts Coming to Orlando in 2021 Near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Epic Universe

Michael Chen PA, Realtor at La Rosa Realty Celebration
Published on December 15, 2020

The Top 10 New Vacation Home Resorts Coming to Orlando in 2021 Near Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, and Epic Universe

Villas and vacation home rentals in Orlando near Disney World are incredible investment opportunities. With increasing demand and affordable prices, these vacation homes show a significant return. The key to a profitable investment is knowing the top resort communities and top places to buy a vacation home near Disney World, as well as working with a real estate agent familiar with vacation home rentals in Orlando.  

Orlando is an extraordinary city, unlike any other in the United States. It has become much more than a destination for family vacations with its incredible climate and year-round sunshine, phenomenal entertainment, and restaurant options! More and more Americans are making a move to Orlando in search of a better work-life balance. There are plenty of career opportunities and no income tax, allowing people to enjoy more of their hard-earned money. There are no shortage of ways to spend it in Orlando! With golf courses, amusement parks, lakes, and restaurants, individuals and families can enjoy the warm temperatures while having fun and doing what they love. Orlando’s food scene is one of the best in the world, with world-renowned chefs making the pilgrimage to the city to open new and exciting restaurants. When you live in a city like Orlando, with a stunning lakefront home in a beautiful gated community, you don’t need to vacation somewhere else – you spend every day living in the vacation destination most people dream of spending just a week in.  

Why do Investors Buy Vacation Investment Homes in Orlando Near Disney World, Universal Studios, and Epic Universe?

Investment homes are one of the most profitable and reliable ways to earn passive income. An investment home in Orlando, Florida, is easy to obtain and rent out. Over 82 million tourists visited Orlando in 2018, and the numbers continue to increase each year. Many of these tourists come for extended periods, from all over the world. For this reason, there is a huge demand for vacation rentals.

It’s not just tourists flocking to the city; many are making permanent moves and calling Orlando home. In fact, 2.5 million residents are enjoying the Florida sunshine and Orlando attractions every day. The number of tourists and residents is steadily climbing, and with new theme parks set to open in the next couple of years, the demand is expected to skyrocket. Disney World recently launched Toy Storyland and Star Wars Land, and the highly anticipated Galactic Starcruiser Hotel is set to open in 2021. Universal also has an entirely new park in the works called Universal Epic, which is expected to open in 2023. The city is constantly growing and becoming better and better with each year!

Villas and Vacation Homes for Sale Near Disney World, Universal Studios, and Epic Universe?

Purchasing a villa or vacation home near Disney World, is nothing short of life-changing. You can make lasting memories while vacationing in Orlando, and when you aren’t here, you can rent out your home to other families. The rental income will pay for your vacation and more, in addition to being a secure investment for the future. 

The process of buying a villa or vacation home is relatively easy, but there are a few things you should know. A knowledgeable real estate agent, like Mike Chen, your trusted Realtor at La Rosa Realty Celebration, who is experienced in short-term vacation rentals in Orlando, can help guide you. It’s important to note that only a few areas will allow these types of rentals. Communities close to Disney World and Universal Studios like Kissimmee and Davenport allow short-term vacation rentals. Within these areas, brand-new communities are being built that are perfect opportunities for people looking to purchase a villa or vacation home. Each one is unique and offers something different. Here are the top places to buy a vacation home near Disney World to help with your search. 

Here Are The Top 10 New Vacation Home Resorts Coming To Orlando In 2021 Near Disney World, Universal Studios, and Epic Universe. That You Can Buy Now
(Not in any particular order)

1. Windsor Island Resort
Davenport, FL – approximately 8 miles to Disney World

The new Windsor Island Resort is the latest vacation home resort by Pulte Homes.  The new resort will feature 24-hour manned gates with an expansive 6500 sf foot resort pool.  Windsor Island is a just short 10 miles from the main gates of Walt Disney World and it’s a brand new short-term vacation home resort community in the Kissimmee/Davenport/Orlando area.  This community will feature beautiful vacation homes (town-homes and single family homes) that range from 5 to 10 bedroom homes with private pools. The Aloha Water Park is currently under construction and the estimated completion date is the summer of 2021.

Homes For Sale at Windsor Island Resort

2. ​​The Terraces at The Grove Resort & Water Park
Winter Garden, FL – approximately 6 miles to Disney World

​​The Grove Resort & Water Park is Orlando’s best luxury vacation home resort with fully furnished two and three-bedroom residences from the $350’s. Own a piece of paradise with our extraordinary real estate ownership opportunities, allowing you to own a vacation rental property in one of the world’s premier vacation destinations.

The Terraces at The Grove Resort is a brand new development nestled between The Grove resort & Water Park and the tree-lined shores of serene Lake Austin. Design with both discerning vacation home buyers as well as resort guests in mind, these fully furnished studios, and one-bedroom suites offer all the luxury and amenities of The Grove Resort’s larger two- and three-bedroom units. Starting from $189,900.  This new community will have approximately 160 homes.

Homes For Sale at The Terraces at The Grove Resort & Water Park

3. The Retreat at Regal Palms
Davenport, FL – approximately 10 miles to Disney World

The Retreat at Regal Palms is Central Florida’s newest vacation resort community featuring 2 bedroom condominiums designed with light and open floor-plans, upgraded features, and designer furnishings.  Relax and watch the world go by as you enjoy their beach style resort pool with a lazy river, water slide, patios, full-service bars and restaurant, sand volleyball court, full-service spa, playgrounds, and arcade.

Homes For Sale at The Retreat at Regal Palms

4. Villa Domani Resort
Davenport, FL – approximately 10 miles to Disney World

Villa Domani is gated, contemporary, and very unique among all the vacation home communities in the area. Everything you need to feel at home while on vacation in Orlando. Pool, waterpark, ballroom, lounge, gym, and business center. A boutique gated resort with only 63 exclusives homes, within minutes of Central Florida attractions and International Airport. A unique blend of contemporary and industrial architecture for exterior elevations. Floor plans designed for resort living lifestyle. Clubhouse opening approximately summer of 2021. Villa Domani is conveniently located off Old Lake Wilson and near I-4 which is an easy commute to Walt Disney World.

Homes For Sale at Villa Domani Resort

5. Sycamore Resort
Kissimmee, Florida – approximately 3 miles to Disney World

Sycamore Resort is a luxury urban living experience with apartments, restaurants, bars, spa, stores and the only Resort with an exclusive pet hotel.  With more than 575,000 square feet of vertical buildings on a 10-acre total construction, It is close to Walt Disney World, one of the largest and most exciting urban developments in Osceola County.  No stress. No constraints. Just the happiness of renewed spontaneity. With an expert team of friendly, multilingual staff, delectable gourmet cuisine and relaxing wellness services – we’ll cater to every imaginable desire, all these is at
your reach on Sycamore Resort.   Sycamore will offer incredible amenities in the common areas totaling over 25,000 square feet of entertainment on the club plus 2 acres of the outdoor area.   All Entertainment will be divided into areas unique to the family, with a focus on individual interests.

Homes For Sale at Sycamore Resort

6. The Residences at Sunset Walk Resort
Kissimmee, Florida – approximately 3 miles to Disney World

Encore Capital Management opened the Margaritaville Hotel Orlando and Margaritaville Cottages in 2018 and recently announced the launch of a new Condo-Hotel project at its Sunset Walk Resort in Orlando. This new resort is a mixed-use, master-planned resort community located minutes from the Walt Disney World main gate.

The Residences at Sunset Walk is currently accepting reservations now for our Priority Selection event on April 18, 2021. Your selection could be made virtually if you are not able to attend in person. Contact me on how to secure your reservation before the general public.  Your deposit is 100% refundable. The Residences at Sunset Walk sales gallery is currently in a soft opening phase, I’m able to give you a virtual or in-person tour of the models. The furniture, kitchenware, and décor will be included in the price. If you reserve now you will be very close to the front of the line, which means you will have access to greater selection and better pricing.

Homes For Sale at The Residences at Sunset Walk Resort

7. Hidden Forest – Dream Communities
Clermont, Florida – approximately 8 miles from Disney World

Hidden Forest is one of the six neighborhoods within Dream Communities. 
Phase 1 and 2 (Serenity and The Retreat) are SOLD OUT. Phase 3 is Hidden Forest and Phase 4,5,6 (Tranquility, Hidden Lakes, and Sunrise Pointe) will be coming soon!

Hidden Forest is close to west 192, which is considered to be the next I-Drive, giving you accessibility without being in the middle of the hectic hustle and bustle.  Situated on 30 acres of the natural conservation area, the 132 Hidden Forest Vacation Townhomes feature beautiful views of Florida nature and peaceful waters.  These homes feature our newest innovation, the ZEN-ECO Home. Which are crafted with the latest eco-friendly construction technologies.  The neighborhood shares our innovative ECO-Club, which offers an assortment of amenities such as a resort-style pool, fitness center, and playground

Homes For Sale at Hidden Forest

8. Magic Village by Pininfarina
Kissimmee, Florida – approximately 3 miles to Disney World

Magic Village by Pininfarina is a unique project, ideal for investors in search of properties that highlight quiet environments celebrating lifestyles, high-quality standards, and return on investment in Orlando, Florida. Pininfarina brand is a global icon of Italian style and craftsmanship, recognized for the architecture and design of prestigious brands such as Ferrari and Rolls-Royce.

A brand new development, featuring sophistication and innovation in the design along with excellence in hospitality. Expand your profit potential and breakthrough Central Florida’s fast-growing Real Estate market.

Homes For Sale at Magic Village by Pininfarina

9. Spectrum+ at Reunion
Kissimmee, Florida – approximately 8 miles to Disney World

SPECTRUM+ at Reunion Resort offers luxury living paired with high-end amenities to buyers looking for extended vacations or quick weekend getaways. The development is located in the heart of Reunion Resort, centrally located minutes from major Orlando theme parks as well as near the airport and Florida beaches at 7698 Tradition Boulevard in Reunion. SPECTRUM+ is slated to feature 296 luxury vacation residences that are artfully laid out amid lush landscaping, the SPECTRUM+ clubhouse, and Reunion’s three golf courses.

Three-, four- and five-bedroom vacation residences will be available with prices starting in the $370,000s. Interior square footage will range from 1,491 to 2,567. Each vacation residence features luxury design and upscale finishes. All SPECTRUM+ residents with Social Club Membership have access to Reunion Resort’s four restaurants, three PGA golf courses, a five-acre AquaPark, fitness center and more. Developed by Encore Capital Management Group, SPECTRUM+ will be located next to Encore Resort at Reunion. OneWorld Properties led by Peggy Olin is the exclusive sales team for the project.

Homes For Sale at Spectrum+ at Reunion

10. Eagle Trace at Reunion Resort
Kissimmee, Florida – approximately 8 miles to Disney World

Surrounded by Orlando’s finest golf courses inside the renowned Reunion resort, Eagle Trace presents an exclusive enclave of 60 elegant two-story homes nestled along stunning fairways.  The lush setting of the Jack Nicklaus Golf Course and practice greens creates a serene environment ideally suited to luxury living with the convenience of maintenance-free, lock-it and leave-it lifestyle, allowing more time to enjoy life’s pleasures just minutes from Orlando’s iconic attractions.  Fairway Living up to Par Luxury, elegance and convenience reflect Eagle Trace’s natural surroundings in stunning townhome style. Large windows allow an abundance of natural light. Spacious open floorplans offer 3 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms showcasing contemporary architectural lines, elegant features, and appointments including modern kitchens. 

Homes For Sale at Eagle Trace at Reunion Resort


Solara Resort
Margaritaville Resort
Reunion Resort
Storey Lake Resort
The Bear’s Den in Reunion

Why choose Mike Chen as your Real Estate Agent?

There are many factors to consider when you purchase a vacation home, it’s a big investment, and you want to make the right choice for you and your family. A good real-estate investment should make money and that’s exactly what a vacation home in Orlando can do. 

When investing in a vacation home in Orlando, Florida, you must ensure you have an effective strategy in place to maximize your bookings and attract guests. Beyond choosing the home itself, there are many considerations that come into play, such as the interior design and functionality – you must consider whether the décor will withstand and attract short-term renters, for example.

We started our vacation rental business in 2017 as newbies in the business. We’ve learned a lot along the way, and we would love to share our experiences with you. (Read our blog here on how we got started as vacation homeowners here: Looking to Buy a Vacation Home Near Disney World? Read Our Story!

We are not just here to make a sale. We are here to help you through the entire journey of becoming vacation homeowners, end to end. By sharing our knowledge and expertise with you, our team will make the process as seamless as possible.  

Most importantly, we care about your investment and would love to help you choose the right resort to help your vacation rental business succeed.  

Hope you enjoy reading my blog post. My name is Mike Chen and I’m a real estate agent in the Orlando, Florida area specializing in vacation, investment, and residential homes. I’m a huge Disney fan and I absolutely love this area. I would love to talk to you about what it would take to get you into a new home in this area. I look forward to speaking with you!

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