Starbucks coffee and drinks are now available at Reunion Resort Orlando! For those of us that need that morning latte, we can now head to the new Reunion Grande Gift Shop, located inside the beautiful Reunion Grande lobby - right across from the elevators. Inside, you will find some great Reunion gifts and sundries; but most importantly, you will find a Starbucks Coffee counter where you can get your favourite Starbucks hot and cold beverages. Open 7:00 am - 10:00 pm, feel free to head over for fresh coffee, pastries and treats. They also offer sandwiches, snacks, cold beverages, beer, wine and a limited selection of grocery items. If you are staying at the Encore Resort at Reunion, remember that you also have entrance privileges to enjoy Reunion Resort and partake in all their amazing restaurants and, yes, including Starbucks. Enjoy!!
The AAA Four Diamond-rated Reunion Resort, located on 2,300 lush acres in central Florida, has been purchased by Kingwood International Resorts just minutes from the Walt Disney World Parks. Specializing in golf-centered clubs and resorts, Kingwood International, based in Atlanta, currently owns and operates Kingwood Country Club & Golf Resort and the community of Achasta Golf Resort, both in North Georgia and the Crystal River Eco-friendly Plantation in Central West Florida. The real estate investment firm Lubert Adler's purchase of Reunion Resort was finalized on Friday, Feb. 8.
"Reunion Resort is a perfect complement to our portfolio of upscale golf resorts and communities," said Richard Nasser, Chairman of Kingwood International Resorts ' Resort Division. "Reunion is known as an ideal resort for guests who want to experience everything Orlando has to offer with its varied accommodation options, world-class golf and exceptional amenities. Our goal at every turn is to enhance the guest experience and drive awareness to the next level.
Kingwood International plans to make significant investments in Reunion Resort, such as adding 1,200 rental accommodations, including a new 400-room hotel with significant convention and meeting facilities to enhance the condominium and private rentals of the resort. The multi-acre Reunion Resort Water Park will also be expanded with the addition of a wave pool, new water slide, putt-putt golf and a wider, covered food and drink offer. Kingwood will also implement growth initiatives for the membership of Reunion Club, including expanded benefits to add exclusivity and value.
Clearly Kingwood sees that neighbourhoods like Encore Resort at Reunion has upped the game when it comes to vacation home community amenities and are intent on making Reunion Resort the jewel of the vacation home rental communities near Walt Disney World. We look forward to seeing all of these exciting changes come to fruition.
Further to our October 30, 2017 Blog entry, Encore Capital Management, the people who brought you the Encore Club at Reunion vacation home community (where we offer a 6 bedroom vacation rental home by owner that accommodates 12 guests and enjoys unlimited free access to an amazing water park) are set to break ground this summer on a new condominium complex within Reunion Resort proper. The new neighbourhood, to be called Spectrum Villas at Reunion, will be beside the Reunion water park and nestled among the other Villas condominium communities. These will be 2 and 3 bedroom condos designed for short term rentals. The neighbourhood will be serviced by a main parking lot and will "pedestrian friendly". There will be a cart path which will allow for concierge delivery of packages and groceries. The design also calls for multiple lounge spaces, a fitness centre, restaurant, a resort pool and an event lawn. It is expected that the lounges and restaurant will be accessible to the public in the same manner as they are at the Reunion Grande. This is great news for guests at our luxury condo near Disney World, given that our home is only a 2 minute walk from this new complex.
Travel is expensive. Travelling to Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando can be very expensive. This is why many people are coming to understand that the best way to enjoy both comfort of space and maintenance of budget when travelling to Orlando Florida is to take advantage of the newly popular Vacation Rental By Owner (VRBO) phenomenon. It only make sense to rent a vacation property from an owner who is trying to minimize their personal expenses by renting some of his or her unused time. It really is a win/win situation - vacation home owners appreciate that rentals offsetting some of the expenses while the renter gets to enjoy a more spacious rental accomodation at a reduced price compared to a hotel. Why stay at an expensive and cramped Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando hotel when you can stay at our 3 bedroom 3 bathroom 1800 sq. ft. Reunion Resort golf view condominium for around $30.00 per person per night? And with our vacation villa resort community being only 10 minutes from Disney World and 15 minutes to Universal Orlando, you still feel like you are right in the action. Contact us if you would like to learn more.
Once again, Walt Disney World is offering an amazing savings for Canadians and helping us out with our weaker loonie. Canadians buying admission tickets to Walt Disney World's Orlando area theme parks will save 20% off of the regular price on 4-day or longer tickets when purchased in advance. In order to qualify for the discount you must purchase your tickets online or over the phone and, when you arrive at the park on your first day, you will get your tickets for your entire trip upon showing proof of Canadian residency. A 4-day admission ticket would normally cost $350US per person, but with this special offer, Canadians pay only $280US. This special Canadian offer is available between November 1, 2017 and February 10, 2018. Unlike last year, where the tickets didn't expire, this year's tickets are only valid November 1, 2017 through December 31, 2018.
If you are interested in staying at our Reunion Resort condo near Walt Disney World, please feel free to contact us for more information. If you need a larger home for your group, we would be happy to host you at our 6 bedroom 7 bathroom home at the Encore Club Resort, a resort within a resort on the grounds of Reunion.
One of the exclusive neighborhoods within Reunion Resort has teamed up with a legendary Florida athlete to promote the new community. You have read here before that Encore Resort at Reunion vacation rental community is located at the northernmost part of Orlando, Florida's famed golf community of Reunion Resort. These homes are Reunion Resort's closest villas to Walt Disney World, with only a 5 minutes drive to Disney's welcome gates. Today, Encore announced that they have teamed up with NFL Hall of Famer and former Miami Dolphins quarterback Dan Marino to become the Official Ambassador for the Encore Club at Reunion Resort. What does that mean for Encore? As the Official Brand Ambassador, Dan Marino will be featured in Encore Resort at Reunion's advertising campaign including television spots, billboards and print ads; social media campaigns/promotions; and personal appearances and events at the luxury vacation rental property throughout the year. Future endeavors will also include an onsite Sports Facility and Dan Marino Sports Academy to train and educate young athletes; Dan Marino youth football camps and a Dan Marino Fantasy Camp. Not only is Dan Marino an ambassador for the water slide vacation home community, but there will also be a football themed "Marino House", featuring memorabilia from Marino's illustrious career. This home will provide a unique "Dan Marino Experience" for those guests who wish to experience a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
While it would be awesome to say in "Marino House", my guess is that demand will be insane and there will be a premium built into the privilege of staying in this unique vacation home. If, on the other hand, you would like to partake in some of the football activities or just enjoy the amazing amenities offered at the Encore Club, check out our 6 bedroom Encore Resort at Reunion vacation villa with Disney themed bedrooms. Enjoy all the same waterslide and clubhouse perks while saving a few bucks. Contact us for more details.
Encore Capital Management, the company who developed the Encore Resort at Reunion (where you will find our other vacation home, a six bedroom villa that accommodates 12 guests and enjoys unlimited free access to an amazing water park) appears to be building again inside the beautiful Reunion Golf Resort in Kissimmee Orlando Florida. Plans have been submitted with Osceola County to build what appears to be a pedestrian friendly condo hotel complex with a swimming pool, an amphitheater and a 24,000 square foot clubhouse on land that has been vacant for years and has always been earmarked for condo expansion. One can assume that there will be a restaurant, bar and lounge located within the new clubhouse. To get your bearings correct, you will see on the plans a reference to "waterpark" and "golf course" This corresponds to the photo of the Google map aerial image which shows the waterpark as well as the fairway and sandtraps of the golf course at the top right. Our Reunion Resort golf view condo is only a two minute walk from this new complex. This expansion is fantastic news for us and anybody who is staying at our condo near Walt Disney World. It will be great to be able to enjoy the clubhouse amenities. Imagine going to the restaurant for dinner, partake in an evening concert at the amphitheater and finishing the night with a cocktail at the lounge - all without ever needing to get in a car. I look forward to the groundbreaking of this endeavour and will keep you posted.
Great news - opening soon there will be a new Aldi discount grocery store near Reunion Resort. In fact, it is across the road from Reunion Resort and, conveniently, across the road from the closest Publix to Reunion. Both grocery stores will be located at the corner of Old Lake Wilson Road and Osceola-Polk Road. This grocery store will not only be conveniently located to our luxury condo near Disney World, but is also less than 2 miles from our 6 bedroom Encore Resort at Reunion vacation villa. Great news for guest of vacation homes in Reunion Resort proper as well as the Encore Club Resort Orlando, a private enclave within Reunion Resort. The addition of this grocery store, along with the new Walmart Supercenter just a few miles north on Old Lake Wilson Road, will cut down on the time spent shopping and increase the time spent at Walt Disney World, Universal Resort or, better yet, sitting by the pool!
During a recent stay at our Reunion Resort condo near Walt Disney World I had occasion to be sitting on the balcony enjoying a morning coffee when I noticed a few hot air balloons in the distance. While enjoying this beautiful view I heard the tell tale sound of a hot air balloon's fire. I looked up and was amazed to see the balloon was literally overhead. I waited in anticipation while watching the other two balloons and was rewarded with a similar view of these beautiful Orlando Hot Air Balloons flying right overhead. Seeing that they appeared to be descending, I went outside and was able to watch the pilots skillfully bring the balloons to a rest on the ground just beside the fairway. If you are a family of 6 people of less and would like to enjoy this view with your morning coffee before heading off to either Walt Disney World or Universal Orlando, please send us an email. If you are a larger group, you might be interested in our vacation home at the Encore Resort at Reunion, which can accommodate up to 12 guests and has a private pool plus access to Encore Resort's amazing water park and slides. Click here to learn more about our Encore Resort at Reunion Villa Rental
SPOILER WARNING - If you want to see the new amazing fireworks display in person for the first time, do not watch this video! BUT, if you are like me and you couldn't wait to see this spectacular display, enjoy this video replay of the live streaming that was available on opening night. If you love fireworks, this is just what you have been looking for. If you want to be able to watch Disney World fireworks from the comfort of your well equipped vacation condo rental near Disney World, then you are on the right website. Click here to learn how you can rent our Kissimmee condo and enjoy the comforts available to you through our Reunion Resort condo.
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