5 reasons to stay at a private cottage in Orlando

Updated on 01 July 2022 | 0 Comments

Looking for more privacy while keeping costs down on your next family holiday to Florida? A private cottage stay at Margaritaville Resort in Orlando could tick all the boxes

Whether you’re looking for more space than a traditional hotel room can offer, are seeking a bargain or are feeling overwhelmed by the wide range of accommodation on offer, a private cottage stay in Kissimme, just south of Orlando, is a great alternative.

Allowing for plenty of privacy and seclusion, the cottages at Margaritaville Resort are within easy reach of the theme parks, Orlando International Airport and many other family-friendly attractions. They're also popular with Americans, meaning you get a more authentic 'like-a-local' stay in the popular Floridian city. 

Each cottage has a cute patio with sunbeds, their own hot tub – some even have a small private pool – and a dedicated address, making food delivery and taxi pick-up and drop-off simple (there’s a free shuttle that takes guests from the cottages to the main building).

Here are five reasons why you should consider a private cottage stay for your next Florida holiday.

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1. You have the cottage all to yourself

Combining resort amenities with the luxury of a holiday home, the private cottages come in a variety of configurations, with one to eight bedrooms, accommodating everyone from small families to large groups.

The cottages all have fully equipped kitchens (they even come with on-brand frozen margarita makers), dining and living areas, separate bedrooms and spa-style bathrooms. Guests can make use of the in-cottage laundry facilities, while daily housekeeping is also available.

Perfect for longer stays, the detached cottages not only offer a more private and secluded stay but they're also extremely pretty to look at. Painted in pastel colours, the cute cottages have a real island bungalow feel.

2. There’s plenty of family-friendly entertainment

You’re probably visiting a theme park (or two) while in Orlando, but how to keep the kids entertained during the remainder of the holiday?

Parents don’t have to worry about keeping kids busy at the resort as bookings includes free access to Fins Up Beach Club with its lagoon pools, private cabanas and a real sand beach. For more adrenaline-pumping experiences, the nearby Island H20 Water Park has eight slides, a lazy river and lagoon and a splash zone for younger kids.

Once they’re done with water-based activities, the nearby Promenade at Sunset Walk has a variety of entertainment options, from the latest blockbusters to watch at Studio Movie Grill to over one hundred new and retro arcade games at GameTime.

3. There’s a wide range of dining options

With easy access to restaurants, Margaritaville has no shortage of great places to eat at.

Seafood lovers should make a beeline for the resort’s Euphoria Fish House. Book a table on the terrace with gorgeous views over the resort and enjoy a tropical, island-inspired menu with dishes like Florida grouper with crab fried rice, a mahi mahi sandwich with Cajun fries and lobster bisque with a conch fritter.

Promenade at Sunset Walk offers a further selection of restaurants, from fast food outlets to upscale dining and even a British-inspired pub with its own Big Ben replica. Ford’s Garage is great for juicy burgers and craft beer, while the Cold Stone Creamery has everything from ice cream and shakes to cakes and smoothies.

Dish at Euphoria Fish House at Margaritaville Resort Orlando (Image: Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando)Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando

4. The in-resort spa is perfect for relaxation

A little self-care never hurt anybody and at Margaritaville Resort you can take care of yourself, recharge and relax. Take advantage of the fitness centre or book a visit to St. Somewhere Spa.

The spa menu includes massages and body therapies, skin treatments and facials as well as salon services. Skins and Fins signature body treatment combines coconut and lime aromas with cane sugar exfoliation for smoother skin, while the Nothing But A Breeze massage promises to improve circulation and reduce joint pain and stiffness.

Aerial view of Margaritaville Resort Orlando (Image: Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando)Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando

5. It benefits from an excellent location

Orlando and the surrounding areas can have notoriously bad traffic, so location is everything to maximise your time in this part of Florida. Just a 30-minute drive from Orlando International Airport, the resort is ideally located for spending a few days discovering the area's theme parks – all of Walt Disney Resort’s parks are a 15-minute drive away maximum, while Universal Studios Florida is just over 20 minutes’ drive away. You can also reach LEGOLAND and the new Peppa Pig Theme Park in less than an hour.

Kissimmee, where the resort is located, also offers plenty of things to see and do, from airboat rides and kayaking in the gorgeous Shingle Creek to world-class shopping and nostalgic fun in Old Town Kissimmee.

READ MORE: Things to do in Orlando beyond the theme parks

Visit Margaritaville Resort Orlando for further information on the resort and its private cottage options. A seven-night stay in the Margaritaville Resort Orlando’s Cottages starts from £1,371 per person with direct economy flights from London Gatwick. This price is based on two adults and two children (aged 2-17) sharing a two-bedroom cottage, on a room-only basis, departing on 20 July 2022. To make a booking, visit British Airways or call 0344 493 0787 for expert advice.

Lead image: Courtesy of Margaritaville Resort Orlando


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