All You Need To Know About International Drive

The Orlando Eye

The Orlando Eye

International Drive is one of the most visited places in Orlando because of the amazing restaurants, shopping and entertainment. It is where tourists and locals alike come to enjoy all of what Florida has to offer. When you come and visit Central Florida, I-Drive is a must! Here are our favorite suggestions for when you visit.

  • The Orlando Eye – Soar high above Orlando with one of a kind views all while being suspended 400 feet in the air! The glass capsules will give you 360 degree views of Orlando. From Disney to downtown, you will see everything!
  • Cafe Tu Tu Tango – This latin inspired restaurant serves up tapas and drinks like no other. Try the No Way Jose Sliders or the seared tuna sashimi. These tasty combos are served up nightly here at Tu Tu Tango.
  • Fun Spot America – If you like go carting and water adventures, then this place is for you. With different race tracks from advanced to beginner, this place will get your blood pumping and your heart racing.
  • Tin Roof – If you’re looking for some great food and live music, then this is the place to go. With local bands performing nightly as well as local brews on tap, you will feel like a local as you listen to music and relax.
  • Global Resort Homes – The perfect location in proximity to I-Drive provides you with easy access to all of these cool activities. From 9 bedroom estate homes, to 2 bedroom condos, Global has everything. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our website to book your trip

Come Visit The Winter Garden Historic District!

Winter GardenWhen I am planning my vacations, I love to ditch the tourist spots for a few local gems that make you feel a part of the community. In Florida, the Historic District of Winter Garden will do just that! Located a few miles from the parks and close to Global’s vacation homes, you will want to make this spot a to-do on your list.

Downtown Winter Garden is filled with locally owned shops and restaurants that make it the perfect place to visit. We have a few recommendations for you to try when visiting! First, shop in the many locally owned businesses downtown. Find the perfect decor for your house at Adjectives. Go grab a coffee or tea at Axum or try the Winter Garden Pizza Company for some lunch. After that, let the kids run around in the fountain downtown. One of our favorites is the Chef’s Table. Sample all different kinds of tapas here and pair them with a fantastic wine or beer.

If you’re looking for a great dinner, look no further than Plant Street Market. This open air market features local vendors that offer food, drinks and more. Grab an ice cold beer at Crooked Can Brewing Company and pair it with a gourmet burger from Five Thymes Five. You can also grab a roll of sushi from Jodo sushi- one of our favorites. If you’re vegan, visit Press’d Juice Bar for an amazing array of vegan eats. Whatever you want, Plant Street Market is sure to have it!

After all of that, cozy up to your very own vacation home located just miles from the Historic District of Winter Garden. With Global, you’ll feel like you live the Florida vacation everyday! With homes close to the parks, downtown and more, you’ll have plenty of options to choose from. Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global or visit our site. We can’t wait to see you here!

Storey Lake Has The Best Location!

Storey Lake

Storey Lake

The location of Storey Lake for renting a vacation home could not be better! The community has easy access to Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and SeaWorld. Also, Outlet shopping is within minutes from Storey Lake, with 2 of the top 10 outlet malls in the country located nearby. All types of dining, from chain restaurant to fine dining are close by too. Check out this video to have a look!

Storey Lake Resort features 4 and 5 bedroom townhouse’s and 5 and 6 bedroom pool homes with lanai. So it’s great for groups of all sizes! So come and experience why Global is so excited about this brand new resort community. Stop by GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next stay at Storey Lake. Isn’t it time you visited sunny Orlando, Florida?

The Stunning Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Tu Casa Bar & Lounge

Tu Casa Bar & Lounge

The stunning Windsor At Westside features some awesome resort amenities! A one-of-kind 10,000 square foot clubhouse is the centerpiece of this beautiful community. It includes a huge resort-style pool complete with a fun water slide! Getting hungry, but don’t want to go far? No worries! The tiki bar serves both your favorite libation along with a tempting menu for poolside dining. With all the latest in cardio and strength building equipment, the fitness center will keep you tone while on vacation. There is also volleyball courts and a multi-purpose sports courts for some fun family competition. Check out this video and have a look!

The pool homes ranges in size from 6 bedrooms all the way up to 9 bedrooms. The townhomes range in size from 4 to 5 bedrooms. So there is something for all group sizes. Visit GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next stay at Windsor At Westside. Isn’t it time you visited sunny Orlando, Florida?

Champions Gate Has It All!

The Oasis Clubhouse

The Oasis Clubhouse

Champions Gate is the perfect place to create life-long memories with your family. The 20,000 square foot Oasis clubhouse is simply stunning and has so many great amenities. The clubhouse features a huge resort-style pool with water slides, lazy river, splash park, state-of-the-art fitness center, tiki bar and movie theatre. There is also a playground for the kids and volleyball courts. Watch this video to take a look!

Champions Gate features 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9 bedroom homes! It’s a great community for groups of all sizes. All of the homes in this community feature a master suite with king bed and are professionally decorated. All vacation homes have a private screened swimming pool and covered lanai as well. Rentals have a fully equipped kitchens that come with upgraded tile and cabinets, granite counter tops and stainless steel appliances. For your convenience, all homes feature a washer and dryer and wifi. Many of the homes offer game rooms too! Head over to GlobalResortHomes.com or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your next stay at Champions Gate. Isn’t it time you visited sunny Orlando, Florida?

Visit The Hidden Gem Of Central Florida… Celebration!

Celebration

Celebration

I don’t know about you but when I go on vacation I love doing local activities. From Bok Towers to downtown Kissimmee, Central Florida has it all. But hidden in the mix of it all lies Celebration, a community built by Walt Disney’s dream.

Celebration is known for it’s perfect architecture, manicured lawns and over the top scenery. Just as Walt envisioned, Celebration grew up to be one of Florida’s best kept secrets. When you visit we have a list of all the fun you can plan on.

  • Rent a bike with Celebration Bike Rental and cruise around town. With a small town, wooded paths and more, you can see it all in a day. The palm trees and beautiful weather will be unforgettable.
  • Eat at one of the many restaurants downtown. Celebration has a wide array of restaurants from Upper Crust Pizza to Ari Sushi. There is no disappointment when it comes to food!
  • Relax by the lake! The main lake in downtown Celebration is meant for relaxation. Lined with rocking chairs, you can sit for hours and enjoy the warm sun.
  • Let the kids run free in the fountain! A classic tradition that I grew up doing was running through the downtown fountain on hot summer days.
  • Last but not least, take a walk on the beautiful tree-lined streets.

Celebration is a place meant for you to escape from the regular vacation. With so many activities, you’ll be happy to relax and enjoy all that it has to offer. My personal favorite way to finish the day is with an ice cream cone by the lake. Luckily, Global has homes just minutes from the downtown area of Celebration. That being said, you’ll be able to enjoy all these activities day in and day out. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to plan your spring vacation!

Join SeaWorld For The Seven Seas Food Festival!

SeaWorld

SeaWorld

SeaWorld has always been known for their shows, incredible animals and now the Seven Seas Food Festival which allows you to taste food from around the globe. Happening through May 13th, this event will keep you coming back for more.

This is how it works. Different stations will be set up around the park with unique names that identify the cuisine such as “mexican” or “brazilian.” You’ll be able to then visit each station, tasting the different appetizers that they have to offer. In the Korean booth, try the Korean Beef Tacos with Kimchi, Coleslaw and Sweet Pepper Sauce. If you’re looking for something new, try the Ahi Tuna Tartar with Sesame Lavosh, Wakame Salad and Sweet Chili Sauce. These decadent apps are sure to please! If you want to stay local, you can even try a fried Kataifi Orange, drizzled with Local Honey.

Admission to these events are included in the cost of the one-day ticket and food can be purchased at each booth separately. Although, you can buy a “Food & Brew 10 Item Sampling Lanyard” for $40 or the “Food & Brew 15 Item Sampling Lanyard” for $55. By doing this, you’ll be able to try food from all your favorite markets!

After you’re full on the most amazing food you’ll be able to cozy up to your own bed in one of Global’s Vacation Homes. Global has homes just miles from the gates of SeaWorld which is the perfect proximity to both Disney and SeaWorld. Visit our website or call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay with Global today!

Windsor At Westside: Next To It All!

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside

Windsor At Westside is surely becoming one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like, especially with the beautiful clubhouse? This community has beautiful homes and a fantastic location, only miles away from the Magic Kingdom and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Windsor At Westside is next to it all here in Orlando! There are so many new things at the theme parks here, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We can’t forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Windsor At Westside Resort. Here is a list of a few rental features:

  • Single family pool homes: 6 – 7 – 8 and 9 bedrooms
  • Paver driveways and walkways
  • Barrel tile roofs
  • Townhomes with splash pools – 4 to 5 bedrooms
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Upgraded kitchen cabinets
  • Upgraded tile in the kitchens
  • Granite counter tops

For more information visit our website!

Champions Gate: The Best Location!

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate Resort

Champions Gate is surely one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like? This community has beautiful homes and a prime location, only miles away from the Magic Kingdom and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Champions Gate has to have one of the best locations! There are so many new things at the theme parks here in Orlando, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We cannot forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Champions Gate Resort. Here is a list of some rental features:

  • 20% off Food at The Grille Room
  • 4 – 5 – 6 – 7 – 8 and 9 Bedroom Homes
  • All Homes have a Private Screened Pool with a Covered Lanai
  • Master Suite with King or Queen Size Bed and TV
  • Master Bathroom with Garden Tub and Separate Shower
  • Fully Equipped Spacious Kitchens with Granite Counters and Stainless Steel Appliances
  • All have Separate Breakfast Area and Formal Dining Area
  • Home Available with Game Rooms that Feature Billiards
  • Washer and Dryer
  • Homes Available with Game Systems for Children
  • Some Homes have Golf Course View

For more information visit our website!

Storey Lake: So Close To The Action!

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake Resort

Storey Lake is becoming one of Orlando’s most popular Resort Communities near the theme parks! What’s not to like? This community has beautiful homes and a prime location, only miles away from Disney Springs and the rest of the Walt Disney World Resort. Storey Lake is so close to the action! There are so many new things at the theme parks here in Orlando, let me tell you! From the brand new King Kong ride at Universal Studios to the new Star Wars additions at Hollywood Studios, and everything in-between! We can’t forget about the festivals at the Walt Disney World Resort as well! So, next time you’re ready to plan your next trip with your family or friends to Orlando how about giving Global Resort Homes a call at (888) 426-0472. We’d love to tell you more about Storey Lake Resort. Here is a list of some rental features:

  • 4 and 5 bedroom townhomes
  • 5 and 6 bedroom pool homes
  • All single family homes come with a pool and a covered lanai
  • Stainless steel appliances
  • Upgraded kitchen cabinets
  • Upgraded tile in the kitchens
  • Granite counter tops

For more information visit our website!

Get To Know All The Local Restaurants In Orlando!

The BOATHOUSE, at Disney Springs

The BOATHOUSE, at Disney Springs

On vacation, don’t fall into the trap of chain restaurants! Try authentic food native to Orlando, Disney and much more. Orlando is known for its cuisine of many different kinds including New American, Italian, and Japanese. Here is a list of our favorites that are located close to all of our vacation homes!

Located in Disney Springs, The Boathouse is one of our favorites with its ambiance, food and scenery. With a raw bar, fresh seafood and other options, this restaurants has something for everyone. The New American cuisine sets itself apart by using only the freshest ingredients. With the perfect location in Disney Springs, you can make a night out of visiting this wonderful restaurant.

We also love Fresco Cucina Italiana which proves to be one of Orlando’s best. Located right off of Sandlake Road, this hidden gem is where all the locals go to eat. The fresh pasta, pizza and paninis are a match made in heaven at Fresco. Mildly priced with great food turns out to be one of our favorites.

Lastly, if you’re craving sushi, you must try Amura Japanese Restaurant, located right on Sandlake. The sushi here is some of the freshest that Orlando has to offer and serves up tasty combos daily. Although, if sushi isn’t your forte, this restaurant doubles as a hibachi where you can get fried rice and much more…all cooked in front of you!

Try these 3 amazing restaurants in Orlando and dine where the locals do. Global Resort Homes has vacation homes close to all of these locations so you can try all 3! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the tasty adventure begin!

What is new at SeaWorld?

SeaWorld

SeaWorld

As one of Orlando’s top theme parks, SeaWorld is known for it’s top roller coaster attractions. From Kraken, Manta and Mako, SeaWorld has some of the tallest and fastest roller coasters that Florida has to offer. Coming into 2017, they have no plans of stopping, adding a virtual reality coaster and much more.

If you’re like me, you have always loved the classic roller coaster Kraken. Taking you up high above Orlando and then dropping you 149 feet, this roller coaster is one for the books. SeaWorld has decided that Kraken will now be Orlando’s first virtual reality coaster! By adding a headset which will cover your eyes and ears, you will be transported into the depths of the sea, on an adventure with the Kraken!

SeaWorld is also planning to unveil Electric Oceans, which will make the park come alive as the sun goes down. With all new technology, SeaWorld will have a light show like no other. Adding lights to pathways, rides and much more, you will feel as if you are one with the creatures of the ocean.

Book your vacation now so you can come see all the new happenings at SeaWorld. See creatures up close and personal and ride with some of the most extreme coasters that Florida has to offer! Call an agent at (888) 426-0472 to book your stay and let the fun begin!

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