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5 Reasons to Stay at Westgate Vacation Villas in Kissimmee

I attended a press event with Experience Kissimmee and most of my travel related expenses were covered. All thoughts and experiences are my own.

When I traveled to Kissimmee, Florida recently to cover the Decade of Kissimmee Memories contest for Experience Kissimmee, I was lucky enough to stay one of the famous Westgate Resorts, Westgate Vacation Villas.

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Now, I will be quite honest with y’all.  I usually end up reserving a room at a discount chain or maybe renting a cheap cabin when we go on vacation, since some of the finer hotels and resorts are often more pricey than our budget can handle.  With a family of five, it can get expensive! However, Westgate’s rates are a lot more reasonable than I would have guessed.  Who knew luxury could be so affordable?

Here are my top five reasons you should stay at Westgate Vacation Villas the next time you go to Kissimmee or any of the surrounding central Florida areas:

1. One size does not fit all!  Westgate has a wide range of units available, from the one bedroom efficiency I stayed in, up to five bedroom family units, some even complete with bunk beds!  With over 2,800 luxury villas at this location alone, Westgate Resorts will have just the right size to fit your family and budget.  Westgate Resorts offers ownership through timeshare packages, or as a standard guest.

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2. Amenities galore!  If you are bored while staying at Westgate Vacation Villas, it’s your own fault!  The resort has a whopping 14 outdoor heated pools and hot tubs!  I only had time to get a glimpse of a few of them, but I’m sure they are all quite nice.  Our blogger group enjoyed the pool and hot tub near our building, just the ticket for relaxing after a long day at a theme park!

Other amenities included:

  • Basketball and tennis courts
  • Playground
  • Paddle boats
  • Restaurant, pub, deli and bistro on-site
  • Shuttle services
  • Game room
  • Fitness center
  • Grocery store

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3. Activities!  There are daily activities throughout the resort!  I received a phone call everyday filling me in on the agenda, but of course my schedule was pretty packed so I unfortunately wasn’t able to participate.   As a mom of three, though, I look for fun activities that my family can enjoy together.  My family would adore the many arts and crafts activities, bingo, sports and trivia contests, or checking out a Disney movie at the on-site theater! Westgate also hosts a kid’s club to give mom and dad a chance to explore, while the kids stay busy with supervised activities.

4. Top notch customer service!  One of the many things that struck me about Westgate was the number of uniformed employees working hard all over the resort.  I never left my villa without running into a smiling and courteous staff member.   I had the opportunity to hear Dave Siegel, the President of Westgate Resorts, speak at the luncheon I attended.  Hearing his business philosophy and story of how he got started in the hospitality industry just reinforced my opinion on the high quality of service at Westgate.

5. Well-equipped villas!  I was pleasantly surprised to see some of the extra special touches that made my stay more pleasant and enjoyable.

  • washer and dryer combo in every villa
  • elegant tiled luxury shower with dual rainfall shower head (which made all the extra showers required after long days in the sun so refreshing!)
  • plenty of soft, fluffy towels (don’t you hate it when hotels are stingy with their towels?)
  • huge king size beds with luxurious linens and tons of pillows (mine had six!).  Everyone raved about their “Westgate Bed”.  I told my husband we need to buy one just like it ASAP!
  • magnifying mirror
  • fantastic kitchenettes with microwaves, stove, dishwasher, and all the appliances, utensils and quality glassware you need to cook full meals right inside your villa!
  • large HD televisions, DVD players, stereo, alarm clocks – everything you need to have all the comforts of home!

5 reasons to stay at westgate vacation villas kissimmee

Overall, though, what I absolutely loved most about Westgate Vacation Villas was the sheer beauty.  Living in Kentucky I rarely get to see palm trees, which I adore.  All of the grounds, including several small lakes and multiple fountains, were lovely and beautifully landscaped.  It felt like paradise to me, and I was actually quite sad when it was time to leave!

Thanks again to Westgate Resorts and Experience Kissimmee, it was a wonderful trip!

Check out Westgate Vacation Villas when planning your next tropical getaway.

About Missy

Missy is a mom of 3 fantastic kids, wife, full-time RN, and grad student.


  1. 1

    I love that they have so many amenities and activities. It sounds so fun!

  2. 2

    I love all of the great choices! I would love to stay here next time I am in Florida.

  3. 3

    Wow, that looks great. We need to go back down there to see more than the 2 theme parks that have been our only destination so far!

  4. 4

    I actually stayed there recently myself and was also impressed.
    And unlike a chain that might have one or no playground or pool, they have several of each!

  5. 5

    This looks like a great place to stay!

  6. 6

    I hope to visit Kissimmee some day… I’ll check Westgate Villas out when we do.

  7. 7
    lisagee1234 says:

    David still owns Westgate
    ? “The Queen of Versailles” brought new fame to time-share king David Siegel and his wife, Jackie. Their celebrity is likely to increase when the 2012 documentary has its television premiere at 9 p.m. April 29 on Bravo.
    At the end of this show he was crying saying he wanted his yacht and his jet back. I never seen such insane drivel by rich folks as he put out.

  8. 8

    Looks like a great place to travel too!

  9. 9

    Wow – this looks like a really awesome place to stay! We’re planning a trip and I’m going to have to check it out!

  10. 10

    Oh wow this looks and sounds amazing – I love they have so many pools as they often get over crowded and I do love a good swim 🙂 X

  11. 11

    I LOVE this resort. It was like having my own little condo for a few days while I was there. I want to go back with the family so I can take advantage of some of the amenities I seen.

  12. 12

    Wow looks like a beautiful place! I bet you all had a blast!

  13. 13

    The amenities look great and it’s nice that they have units to accommodate large families like mine.

  14. 14

    We stayed there for our March trip and LOVED it. It’s a great place to stay and so much to do.

  15. 15

    Love Westgate! It is definitely once of the better options when it comes to places to stay in the Kissimmee/Disney area!

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    I love staying in these type of “condo” hotels much better than a standard hotel. They feel more like a home away from home and there is so much to do on the property when you don’t want to go out.

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