Destination guide

Experience Orlando in holiday homes to rent

If you want to experience one of the top tourist destinations in the United States, Orlando is your spot. It has a unique blend of locations and points of interest that are suitable for families, young singles, foodies, outdoor adventurers, and luxury shoppers, all near holiday homes to rent.


Heritage sites near Orlando holiday homes

The history of Florida and the Orlando area are showcased in many heritage sites and museums. Holiday homes are available near places like Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition, a museum dedicated to artefacts and relics of the sunken Titanic, and the National Vietnam War Museum, which holds artefacts and documents from the Vietnam War. There’s also the Orlando Fire Museum, a collection dedicated to the history of firefighting in Orlando, and the Mennello Museum of American Art, which showcases American art and culture with paintings and sculptures in a historic home.


Activities and attractions in Orlando

Are you looking for attractions to visit while you're in the area? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and experience everything that makes Orlando a fun place to get away to. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Universal Studios Florida™ (7.7 mi / 12.4 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (10.4 mi / 16.7 km)
  • Walt Disney World® (15 mi / 24.2 km)
  • Universal’s Islands of Adventure™ (7.2 mi / 11.6 km)
  • Aquatica (10 mi / 16.1 km)
  • Discovery Cove (10.6 mi / 17.1 km)
Outdoor activities

Must-try sports near Orlando holiday homes

If you prefer the outdoors to a theme park, Orlando is a great starting point for outdoor adventures in the Florida landscape near your holiday accommodation. Several parks are scattered throughout the area for light exercise and relaxation, but you can also hire a paddleboard or a paddleboat to explore the lakes or waterways. You may also want to try boating day trips to spot playful dolphins or whales, swimming with manatees, or soaring through the air in a hot air balloon. For a more adventurous experience, you can try waterskiing, parasailing or skydiving.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural features in Orlando

Whether you're looking for adventure or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Orlando is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most eye-catching features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lake Eola Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Lake Eola (0.4 mi / 0.7 km)
  • Dickson Azalea Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Mayor Carl Langford Park (1.3 mi / 2.1 km)
  • Lorna Doone Park (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Lake Ivanhoe (1.5 mi / 2.4 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Orlando

Fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), the closest airport, located 8.7 mi (14.1 km) from the city centre. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you might consider flying into Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), which is 17.4 mi (28.1 km) away.

If you prefer train travel, the main station serving the city is Orlando Station.

How to get around

Transport to Orlando holiday rentals

Orlando is well-designed to accommodate travellers. In addition to its own airport with international flights, Orlando also has a public bus system, taxi services, theme park buses, trains, theme park shuttles, trolleys and car hire to get around the area. Depending on where you choose to stay, you may be able to walk or bike from your holiday accommodation to nearby attractions.

Family friendly

Family adventure near Orlando holiday rentals

Kids of all ages will love the attractions in Orlando. Family-friendly holiday homes are available near kid-focused places like Walt Disney World® Resort, a massive theme park with smaller theme parks, shows, restaurants and other amenities, and Magic Kingdom Park, an iconic park with rides, costumed characters and parades. SeaWorld® Orlando, a marine park with live animal shows and interactive encounters, or Universal’s Islands of Adventure™, an extreme park with movie-themed rides, are also great for kids. You may also enjoy Disney’s Animal Kingdom Theme Park, a large wildlife park with animal interactions, thrill rides and safaris, and Disney’s Typhoon Lagoon Water Park, an aquatic park with water rides for all ages.

Good for couples

Romantic holiday homes in Orlando

Orlando has numerous places to visit as a couple and enjoy an intimate holiday. Romantic holiday rentals are available near Universal CityWalk™ Orlando, a vibrant district with nightlife, premier restaurants and high-end shopping, and The Holy Land Experience, a religious history museum and park with religious exhibits and theatre shows. You may also enjoy Lake Eola Park, a lakeside park with walking trails, swan feedings and paddleboats, and Harry P. Leu Gardens, where you can enjoy roses, camellias and a butterfly garden in a lush area on an estate built in the 19th century.

Where to stay near Orlando?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 40,833 holiday rentals near Orlando. From 14,576 Houses to 12,410 Villas, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Orlando for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Orlando?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Orlando:

  • Central Business District: 58 holiday homes
  • Florida Center: 165 holiday homes
  • Southeast Orlando: 41,032 holiday homes
  • Southwest Orlando: 16,441 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 72 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Orlando?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Orlando. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Walt Disney World: 41,108 holiday rentals
  • Universal Studios: 39,628 holiday rentals
  • Festival Bay Mall at International Drive: 40,472 holiday rentals
  • Mall at Millenia: 29,977 holiday rentals
  • Englewood Park: 9,788 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Orlando listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Orlando?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 14,576 Houses in Orlando. Our other popular types of Orlando holiday rentals include:

  • Villas: 12,410 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 5,392 holiday houses
  • Resorts: 1,072 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Orlando?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 38,354 holiday homes with pool available in Orlando. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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