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The Home Away from Home Vacation Home

My family was provided with a home for the purpose of this review. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

Wow, that was a lot of home in the title and that is exactly how I feel when I stay with Global Resort Homes while vacationing in Florida. I’ve stayed with Global several times and I absolutely love that they offer affordable Orlando vacation homes in several communities that are just minutes from all the fun.

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During our most recent stay with Global, we stayed in Champions Gate Resort, a gorgeous upscale community that is still under construction. Upon its completion, it’s going to feature a lazy river, a resort-style pool with water slides and cabanas, splash park, a public 18-hole golf course with a driving range and putting green and more! Plus, each home within this gated community features a private pool with covered lanai. I kind of just want to live there year round. There is going to be so much to do within this community that you won’t even need to leave.

global resort homes champions gate resort

We vacationed with three other families with a total of 14 people and we were all able to stay comfortably under one roof. The home we stayed at in Champions Gate Resort had a whopping eight bedrooms and five bathrooms! We even had a bedroom leftover y’all. That’s how massive this home is.

1419 wexford way champions gate resort

We arrived extremely late (or I guess you could say early) and it was dark out. After sleeping a few hours, I woke up to take pictures, but as I’m sure you can imagine, things were already out of place when you have 14 people living in one house. When we arrived the house was immaculately clean and everything was in place. While the pictures will show things out of place, that is our doing and is not what we walked into at 4 o’clock in the morning. For professional pictures of the house, please feel free to view the online listing.

1419 wexford way master

The home is located on a corner lot and has been professionally decorated throughout. Each bedroom is unique and has a theme all its own. There are a total of 12 beds in the home. There are two master bedrooms downstairs, one with a king and one with a queen, and the upstairs bedrooms are a mix of twins, doubles and queens. The two downstairs bedrooms each have an in-suite bathroom. The bathroom in the second master is also accessible outside of the bedroom. This makes it easy for others in the house to use a bathroom downstairs without the need to go upstairs. The bathroom in the main master is also accessible from the covered lanai so that people in the pool can use the restroom without tracking water throughout the house.

1419 wexford way kitchen

The kitchen is conveniently located downstairs and offers upgraded features such as granite counter tops, stainless steel appliances and upgraded cabinetry. There are several options available for gathering at meals including the spacious kitchen bar, large dining room table, and the poolside table. The kitchen is stocked with a coffee maker, place settings, cooking utensils, pots and pans, and more. All you need to do is bring the food.

1419 wexford way in champions gate resort

In addition to the dining areas, the home also features plenty of areas to entertain and play. There is a downstairs living area with a flat screen television, and the upstairs features another living area with television and a game room with a pool table and Foosball table. In addition, each bedroom also features a television.

With a group as big as ours, it would have been impossible to hang out and enjoy the company of our family and friends if we had stayed in a hotel. The vacation home allowed us to enjoy the pool any time we wanted, we were able to utilize the kitchen to cook some meals at home to keep costs down, and we used the game room for friendly games of Foosball and pool. You simply can not get that at a hotel. And when you split the cost between four families, it’s cheaper than a comparable hotel.

My kids enjoyed the pool every waking moment we were at the house. If there is one thing they remember about this vacation, it will be the endless amount of pool time. They jumped and splashed to their little hearts desire.

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A couple of years ago I wrote a post titles, Five Reasons to Stay in a Global Resorts Home When Visiting Florida, and it still applies today. Check it out and consider a vacation home next time you visit the Orlando area. Also, during my stay at 1419 Wexford Way, Global filmed a short video of the home and my thoughts about the home. I’d love for you to check it out.

When you vacation, do you stay in a hotel or vacation home?

About Crystal

Crystal Reagan, the owner and founder of SimplyBeingMommy.com lives in Small Town, Texas with her husband and 3 children. Crystal and her website have been featured on local and national news stations including Channel 2 Houston and ABC News. She has also appeared on BetterTV as a Mommy Expert for VTech.

Comments

  1. 1

    I’ve stayed with them, and it is so much nicer than staying in a hotel. I think the next time we visit I may have to look them up again.

  2. 2

    Looks like a wonderful place to stay. So much more home away from home than a hotel. Amd with so much room I bet it cost less then trying to crowd everyone into a hotel, too!

  3. 3

    I have heard nothing but great things in regards to Global. I have yet to stay but based on your photos and description, I may not want to leave! Such a massive home! So beautiful!

  4. 4

    Oh wow…an indoor pool too? That look so amazing!

  5. 5

    We always stay in a vacation home – it is so much easier to have a kitchen and more space. A private pool is nice too – especially when you can enjoy it as soon as you wake up, no waiting for it to “open”!

  6. 6

    I have heard nothing but wonderful things about Global Resort homes. I love how you were all able to stay together. It looks beautiful, especially that kitchen!

  7. 7

    wow! that is definitely a home away from home. I love the indoor pool. Totally checking them out.

  8. 8

    I love that glassed in pool! In fact, all the pics look beautiful. I could SO see myself spending a week or two there!

  9. 9

    This house looks amazing. I have wanted to go back to Global Resort Homes since the time we got to go on that fun trip for Chimpanzee! I think my kids would love it!

  10. 10

    These houses are amazing. I hope to stay in one when we finally get down there.

  11. 11

    I’d love to stay in a vacation home. We usually stay at our time share.

  12. 12

    Wow! What a gorgeous place and it is so big! I would not even mind cooking on vacation if I got to use that kitchen.

  13. 13

    I think for a large family this can really be a the way to go. Ya gotta love a private pool!

  14. 14

    My vacations are usually spent in a luxurious 5 person tent. LOL. No really it s true. When we aren’t tent camping it is usually a hotel. BUT renting a house seems SO much nicer! 🙂

  15. 15

    We stay in condos, but I’d love to stay in a vacation home at the right price. But it’s just three of us, so something this size would be too much home and to big of a price. I’ll have to see if they have smaller homes.

  16. 16

    We’ve stayed in both, and I like them both for different reasons. This home sounds like the perfect place to have a family reunion. I need to discuss a vacation there with my Mom and my Sister!

  17. 17

    I’ve always wanted to stay at Global Resort Homes. It looks so fabulous. Hopefully one day.

  18. 18

    Wow, that is gorgeous, and I love, love the color scheme of the kitchen!

  19. 19

    Wow, it looks like a lovely place to stay in. I like that it would accommodate our large family!

  20. 20

    Wow, that looks amazing and that kitchen looks fabulous! Unfortunately, there’s no vacation homes where I live, all we have in hotels. I’d love to stay there though, especially during the summer.

  21. 21

    This looks like the home I stayed in when I came to Florida. We had a ball, I must visit again.

  22. 22

    This is a wonderful alternative to a traditional hotel, especially when traveling as a large party. When 11 of us traveled to Disneyland last year, a resort home would have made for the perfect accommodations!

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