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"Imagine... Renting Your Own 5 Star Florida Villa and Looking Forward to Relaxing Beside Your Private Pool with Your Friends and Family"


A holiday to Florida is a dream for many. And, once you've visited you'll find that you are hooked on the Sunshine State. Only once you visit do you realise exactly how much there is to see and do in Florida, meaning that one visit is never enough. Not only does the state have some of the most thrilling, and varied, attractions anywhere in the world, but it also boasts incredible villas and accommodation that make any trip extra special.

I look forward to helping you choose your Dream Villa in Florida.

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John Paul Donnelly

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5 Star Villa Holidays' Top 5 Things to do in Florida

  • 1. No holiday to Florida would be complete without a trip, or several, to one of its famous theme parks. Choose from Walt Disney Resort, Universal Orlando or SeaWorld.
  • 2. Visit one of Florida's white sand beaches, where the sand is so pristine it looks like sugar.
  • 3. Indulge in a spot of retail therapy at one of the world's most renowned shopping destinations. Choose from outlet mall bargains or indulge yourself on Worth Avenue, known as the Rodeo Drive of Florida.
  • 4. Learn to surf and see a space shuttle take off at Cocoa Beach.
  • 5. Take to the skies in a hot air balloon and view Florida as you've never seen the Sunshine State before.

Florida theme parks

For many families, a visit to one, or more, of Florida's theme parks is the highlight of the holiday. And, with good reason. The theme parks in Florida can provide magical, memorable experiences that you will be talking about for years to come.

At Walt Disney World, you'll find the famous Magic Kingdom, as well as Animal Kingdom, Epcot and Hollywood Studios. Meanwhile, you'll find Universal Studios and the Islands of Adventure at Universal Orlando. You can also choose to see the orcas at SeaWorld or interact with the sea creatures at its sister park Discovery Cove. LEGOLand has a theme and waterpark which are great for younger visitors, while you can go on safari at Busch Gardens in Tampa.

There are also countless smaller, charming theme parks and fairground rides across the state, so you're sure to find one close by, wherever you choose to stay.

Things to do in Florida with kids

A trip to Walt Disney World Resort, Seaworld or Universal Orlando is, of course, one of the best experiences you can choose as a family. However, Florida is definitely not a "one-trick pony". There are plenty of other attractions you can experience within easy reach of your luxury villa.

Your family can get caught up in the excitement of space exploration at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex, go to a ballgame, snorkel at pristine reefs, meet a gator from the safety of an Everglades airboat, or spend a day on the beach - either the soft white sands on the east, or the golden sands of the west - the choice is yours!

More things to do in Florida

Of course, while Florida is definitely a children's playground, there are also plenty of options for grown-ups. The adults will certainly enjoy all of the above just as much as the younger members of your group, but you'll also find world-class museums and a vast array of dining options offering everything from casual fast food through to delicious fine dining.

Shopping is another huge draw in Florida, where you will find bargain outlet malls through to the biggest designer names. Sports and water enthusiasts are also spoilt for choice as you'll find the state offers challenging and beautifully-set golf courses, boat trips, fishing, surfing, tennis and horse riding, so there's plenty to keep you occupied. Then, as the sun sets, you can simply sit back, enjoy a sundowner and reflect on the day just gone, and what you will do tomorrow.

Luxury Florida villas

Where will you stay during your Florida holiday? Florida is a fantastic choice for discerning holidaymakers who want accommodation which is truly special. The Sunshine State offers fantastic value and you can find the most luxurious and spacious villas at a great budget.

Villas in Florida offer plenty of space for all the family, private pools, hot tubs, views out onto lakes, dedicated games rooms, themed rooms for the little ones - you name it and you can find it in Florida. So, it's no wonder that so many visitors choose the benefits of a villa stay rather than a cramped hotel room.

At 5 Star Villa Holidays, you will find a villa to suit everyone, no matter how many people you are travelling with, and whether you prefer to be within easy reach of the theme parks or you prefer to visit the beach or one of the lesser known areas of Florida. Every villa is totally unique and we love helping you to find the right one for you. You'll find accommodation sleeping two, right up to sprawling luxury villas sleeping up to 30, so even the biggest of family groups can spend time together in one home.

You really will be spoilt for choice with our selection of villas across the very best areas to visit in the Sunshine State, meaning not only will you enjoy your days out while on holiday, but you'll also enjoy your days in!

The best places to stay in Florida

One of the fabulous things about Florida is the variety of places to stay. So, if you are trying to decide which area of Florida will be best for you and your family, below you will find a rundown on the best places to stay and the attractions you can enjoy nearby. Many of our clients who find it hard to choose opt for a twin-centre holiday, choosing a villa close to the theme parks, followed by a stay at one of the beaches. That way, you get the best of both worlds.

Take a look below at some of the best areas to stay in and see which might become your new favorite Florida destination.

Florida villas Kissimmee

Apart from the fact that Kissimmee, which sits just south of Orlando, really does have one of the most charming names we have ever heard, there are lots of reasons you may want to make Kissimmee the base for your next holiday.

All of the major theme parks are within a 15-minute drive and, even if it's your first trip to this area, you'll find plenty of signposts along the major highways, making getting to Disney, Universal or SeaWorld super easy. Don't miss Old Town Kissimmee, which is a re-creation of a classic Florida town of days gone by, where you can take a ride on the iconic Ferris wheel as well as classic car weekend convoys. You'll also find a huge array of accommodation choices - Kissimmee has so many villas to choose from, it is often referred to as the vacation villa capital of the world!.

Take a look at our curated collection of 5-star villas in Kissimmee for more information on where to stay and what to do in and around Kissimmee.


Another fantastic choice if you want to be close to all of the theme park action is to stay in a villa in Davenport. You can be at any of the major theme parks in less than half an hour. You could also indulge in a spot of retail therapy at the Posner Park Shopping Mall, catch a movie at the IMAX cinepolis, enjoy a round of golf at a choice of well-designed courses, or even take to the skies for a hot air balloon ride at sunrise to see the theme parks, orange groves, forests and swamps of Florida from a unique viewpoint.

Davenport, which is situated in Polk County, just Southwest of Orlando, also boasts some of the most luxurious villas and resorts you can find in Florida. Take a look at our 5-star villas in Davenport to choose your favourite.


Of course, no guide on where to stay during your Florida villa holiday would be complete without including Orlando. While, if you are travelling to this part of the world, you are likely to fly into Orlando International Airport, don't head straight out of Orlando without considering it as your holiday base.

All of the major theme parks are in Orlando itself, giving you easy access for one, or many, trips to Walt Disney Resort, SeaWorld and Universal Orlando. Plus, you'll find International Drive is bustling at any time of day, offering outlet malls and a wide variety of restaurants for all culinary tastes. Head to Icon Park where you can take a ride on the 400-foot observation ferris wheel. Once at the top, you can see for miles around.

If you think Orlando could be the choice for you, take a look at our selection of 5-star Orlando villas.

Punta Gorda

While they are undoubtedly one of its biggest attractions, Florida definitely isn't just about the theme parks, and many of our clients choose to explore a different part of the Sunshine State. Punta Gorda is easily reached from Tampa and Orlando as well as having its own domestic airport.

Once here, you will find a charming, perfectly-restored historic district as well as the Harbourwalk and Fisherman's Village where you can enjoy picturesque strolls. In many places, Punta Gorda feels like walking back in time as you will see palm-lined streets, tin-roofed homes and wide verandas for whiling away an hour or two.

Many homes are canal front, so you can watch the boats go by, and Punta Gorda also boasts some of the best beaches in Florida, making it one of the best places in Florida to relax and unwind. Head to Englewood Beach, Don Pedro State Park, Little Gasparilla Island or Port Charlotte Beach Park for a day by the water.

Take a look here for our selection of 5-star villas in Punta Gorda.


Sarasota is one of those dream destinations that definitely doesn't disappoint in reality. The sand along Sarasota's coastline is powder white and really has to be seen to be believed. There are six islands along Sarasota's coastline, each with their own distinct personality, so you can choose a different one each day if you want to. Take a trip to Longboat Key, Venice, Lido Key, Siesta Key or Manasota Key. We can't pick a favorite - it would be like asking us to choose a favorite child!.

If you can tear yourself away from the shore, you could also visit world-class museums, botanical gardens or the aquarium where you can see even more sealife. Or you can get onto the water rather than staying on the shore, and take a fishing trip, a boat tour, or get out on a kayak.

Take a look at our 5-star villas in Sarasota to pick your perfect place to stay.

Cocoa beach

For space buffs and surf enthusiasts, Cocoa Beach is a must visit. Cocoa Beach is the gateway to the Kennedy Space Center where you can relive the Apollo moon landing, explore NASA's space program - and you might just be lucky enough to tick seeing a live rocket launch off your bucket list if the timing of your visit is right.

It's not all about looking to the sky at Cocoa Beach though. This is a destination which also boasts shops, restaurants and attractions worth exploring on the Cocoa Beach Boardwalk, as well as wide golden sands at Lori Wilson Park. Learn to surf at Cocoa Beach itself, where you will find calm waters and consistent waves, making it an ideal spot for beginners.

Whatever your reason for visiting Cocoa Beach, take a look at our 5-star villas to choose the best place to stay.

West Palm Beach

At West Palm Beach, which sits just over an hour's drive north of Miami, you'll find beautiful beaches and plenty of entertainment. There's a host of stunning beaches to choose from, whether you're looking for a family day out, a spot of snorkelling, some people watching, window shopping, fishing, surfing, or a bite to eat.

West Palm on Florida's affluent Gold Coast is also the go-to spot for Broadway-worthy shows as well as boasting art museums and a modest zoo. Don't miss the West Palm Beach Greenmarket each Saturday for your fresh produce if you fancy whipping up a few meals at home. For indulgent designer shopping, upscale Worth Avenue is renowned as the Rodeo Drive of Florida. Worth Avenue, baby!

For even more to see and do, you could always take a day trip to Miami. Take a look at our 5-star villas at West Palm Beach to find your perfect holiday villa.

Choosing the right Florida villa holiday for you

No matter where you choose to stay in Florida, you will find that the choice of accommodation on offer is second to none. It's hard to beat Florida when it comes to finding apartments and villas which offer plenty of space for even the largest of family groups, as well as featuring plenty of luxury options and extras to meet your own tastes and requirements.

The 5 Star Villas team is only too happy to help you make your choice so you find the perfect villa in the perfect location for you and your family.

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In 2005, John Paul Donnelly, began his luxury villa journey. He spent three years building resorts and holiday apartments in Alanya, Turkey, along with his brother, Joe. The concept was to create the most luxurious villas on the Turkish coastline and provide clients, along with their family and friends, the opportunity to enjoy exclusive holidays together.

By 2008, after the successful development of 3 resorts, JP had well and truly fallen into the world of villa rentals. With a portfolio of 6 villas and a desire to explore new places, he decided it was time to take the villa rental business outside of Turkey. He wanted to give his clients access to beautiful holiday rentals in destinations across the globe.

The expanding villa rental company was rebranded in 2011 to 5 Star Villa Holidays, and today 5 Star Villa Holidays offers over 10,000 luxury villas around the world.

JP and his partner, Helena are currently travelling the globe, devoted to hand selecting the best villas and property management companies, and giving them their stamp of approval! 5 Star Villa Holidays' ambition goes beyond being an ordinary holiday rental company. It is a marketplace for luxurious and exclusive villas around the world.

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