We are the Allen Family and we live in the Northeast where the winters are long and cold. The warm Florida sun is a great break for us. Our children love the theme parks, so Orlando was the ideal destination. We found ourselves traveling to the Orlando area over and over again.
Why We Purchased Our Homes
Over time we found that hotels did not meet our needs and we wished for more space and a kitchen to prepare home meals. I have several dietary restrictions that make it extremely difficult to eat out. As our children grew older, they wanted their own private space. As a result, renting a vacation home became the ideal solution.
When We Purchased Our Homes
In the fall of 2013 we purchased Sunset Palms Retreat as an investment home for our family. This home is located in the gated Encantada Resort about 5 miles from Disney. It is a four bedroom, 3 baths, lakefront townhouse with a private screened-in pool. We love the Encantada Resort because it is a tropical oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the area. The resort clubhouse has plenty of amenities to keep us active during our stay (when we are not in the parks!).
Owning Sunset Palms Retreat worked out so well for us; in the winter of 2014 we purchased Tropical Paradise Villa as our future retirement home. This home is located in the exclusive Emerald Island Resort. This single family home has four bedrooms, 2 baths; a game room and a private screened in pool and is located about 2 1/2 miles from Disney. This resort is a lot busier and active than Encantada, yet we have our own space to relax in. Thus, Allen Vacation Rental Homes was born.
Why Our Homes Are Special
These homes are special to us because we can relax by the pool after a long day at the parks, have family time together, and also have plenty of space to spread out. Everyone gets their own bedroom and space. There is room if Grandma and Grandpa want to come along, and we are so close to everything we need; shopping, restaurants, groceries, theme parks, the beach, and more.