Five (more) great homes for sale in South Orlando

Five (more) great homes for sale in South Orlando

Maybe you've been tempted by Jonnie's property hunt in South Orlando today?

Encompassing Lake Nona, the Disney area and Kissimmee, it's a highly popular area for both lifestyle and investment buyers with plenty of options.

It's also clear that a budget of £180k goes an awful long way, easily getting you a capacious five-bedroom home in a good location - despite the upward movement of Florida property prices.

If you are bewildered by the sheer variety of communities and resorts for sale in the area, here one leading Orlando agent, Jerry Barker, cherry-picks five good buys and explains why...

1. Five-bed new home in popular new Kissimmee resort: "incredible value" at £220,000

Solterra has quickly become Orlando's investment choice of 2014. It is a new resort filled with extras to attract holiday rentals including its own private waterpark, gym and club house. Solterra stands in a prized location - between Reunion and Champions Gate - Orlando's two most exclusive resorts. Both offer championship golf courses, hotels, shops and five star restaurants, plus easy access to Disney. As a new home, the Bimini is purpose built for rental with five bedrooms, 4 bathrooms - plus a cinema room, covered pool and spa, luxury kitchen and double garage. Simply incredible value for £220,000.

2. Seven-bed cash cow villa near Disney: comes with 20 weeks of rental bookings: £239,000

Holiday villa just minutes from Disney. This 7 bedroom property in Kissimmee's Emerald Island Resort stands in one of the closest developments to the Disney parks. This villa easily accommodates 14 guests and already has 20-weeks of bookings confirmed for 2014.

The house is SOUTH FACING with a large, covered pool and BBQ area. The rooms are fully furnished and equipped for holiday rental. The garage is converted into a Games Room with pool table, Fooseball ® and air hockey. As a property with a rental programme already set up this an amazing investment for new buyers or those with lots of family and friends to accommodate.

3. Fancy something a little smaller? Three-bed townhouses are in demand. Here's one for £159,700.

There's a growing market for smaller Orlando rental homes and this 3 bedroom townhouse in Paradise Palms, Kissimee, is ideal. The house easily sleeps 4 - 6 people and has holiday bookings in place for 2014. Paradise Palms is one of Orlando's newest resorts with added extras on site including a Mediterranean-style clubhouse, a Tiki Bar & Grill, cinema, fitness centre, supermarket and internet lounge. The waterfall pool has a grotto/spa and there's basketball court, tennis and children's play grounds. The house offers large 3 bedrooms with en suites and TVs, a fully equipped kitchen with new appliances a large open family area and a private pool area with chairs and sun loungers. Fully furnished and ready to rent.

4. Best for golfers: Eight-bedroom villa at sought-after Champions Gate for £315,000.

One for golfers. Wake up every morning and look out on the golf course from the pool or sun terrace. This 8 bedroom new-build features great views overlooking Greg Norman designed greens, and inside a luxury home with its own cinema and designer finishes. This property - The Maui - is part of The Retreat, a new development being built at Champions Gate, Kissimmee. It's rare these become available and the new build price offers an affordable chance to buy on this site.

Champions Gate is a huge resort offering golf, numerous pools, tennis and spas, and this property at The Retreat benefits from its own private club houses and new water park. Champions Gate properties offer year round rental in Orlando at high prices. Tempted?

5. It's Providence? Five-bed villa with Hollywood feel in private Davenport golfing resort: £399,500 (pictured)

Providence Green in South Orlando's Davenport offers a stylish, private retreat away from the high energy, bustle of the theme parks and resorts in Kissimmee. This property is five star in style and located in "The Greens" of Providence. A golfer's paradise this house has some of the best views in Orlando. The large, heated pool and upstairs balcony lounge overlook wide views of the lake and golf greens. Inside high ceilings and spacious rooms give a feeling of grandeur, while extras including walk in wardrobes complete the Hollywood feel of this stunning Orlando house. Offers five beds and five baths.

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