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Top 8 Orlando Vacation Rentals Near Universal Studios

Many families traveling to the Orlando-area theme parks want to stay as close to the parks as possible to make transportation easy and convenient. There are hotels in this area but also vacation rentals through Airbnb and Vrbo that can accommodate larger groups and provide extra amenities. For example, here are some of the coolest vacation rentals near Universal Studios to consider booking for your family adventure.

Windsor Palms Home with No Rear Neighbors An open and welcoming space for your Florida trip
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Windsor Palms Home with No Rear Neighbors

Available to rent on Vrbo, this 1,835-square-foot house sleeps eight people and has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. The home has new granite countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms, as well as multiple flat-screen TVs in the bedrooms and a totally remodeled space. The rental comes with a game room in the garage, where you can enjoy a pool table, air hockey, TV, and other games. There is a landscaped hedge in the back and no neighbors on the other side to give you a lot of privacy while staying here. The resort community that this home is located in offers tennis courts, beach volleyball, basketball, a sundry shop with tiki bar, fitness center, and club house with games.

Africa-Inspired Condo with Panoramic Lake View Resort living for traveling families
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Africa-Inspired Condo with Panoramic Lake View

Here’s a top-floor, 2,097-square-foot condo that sleeps eight people and puts you close to Universal Studios. It is a vacation condo at the Vista Cay Resort and 10 minutes from Universal. This rental comes with access to a resort-style pool, clubhouse with amenities, and lake views. Families enjoy staying here because of the kid-friendly amenities provided, such as a standard crib, travel crib, and high chair. It’s also nice to rent because of the oversized patio with outdoor furniture, free parking, and building elevator. The condo has an Africa theme with unique art, earth tones, and comfortable furnishings.                 

Penthouse Resort Condo Near Attractions A peaceful spot for you on the top floor
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Penthouse Resort Condo Near Attractions

This family-friendly condo is just four miles down the road from Universal Studios and works well for up to 10 guests. It has four bedrooms and two bathrooms in a gated resort. You’ll be in a top-floor penthouse that is spacious and modern. The amenities that come with this rental include two heated swimming pools, two hot tubs, a fitness center, kiddie pool, playground, game room, BBQ area, sports court, and walking trail around the lake. Pets are allowed to stay here with you as long as they are approved prior to booking.

Four-Bedroom, Three-Bath Home with South-Facing Pool Take a dip to cool off on a hot day
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Four-Bedroom, Three-Bath Home with South-Facing Pool

Groups up to 10 people can book this Vrbo in Orlando that is also close to Universal Studios. It stands out because of the brand-new game room that was just recently installed. The villa is located in the Windsor Palms gated community and has 24-hour security. The community has numerous shared amenities, including an Olympic-size swimming pool, hot tub, kiddie pool, tennis courts, and 60-seat movie theater. The home is tastefully decorated and used as the hosts’ second home, rather than just a rental property. Other features of this rental are the full-size laundry machines, high-speed Wi-Fi, pool toys, and new gas grill.

Modern and Clean Home with Five Beds Plenty of space for your whole group
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Modern and Clean Home with Five Beds

Located next door to the convention center and just four miles from Universal Studios, you’ll find this 10-person condo that has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. It’s a luxurious place to stay with new furniture and three floors of space to spread out and relax. The home has a 65-inch smart TV in the living room, fully stocked kitchen, and luxury linens in the bedrooms. The community amenities at the resort include a large pool, kiddie pool area, hot tub, gym, and ball courts. At the time of booking, let the host know if you would like to bring a pet along on your trip.

Four-Bedroom Villa A beautiful home with lots of amenities to enjoy
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Four-Bedroom Villa

With about 1,450 square feet of space, this highly rated four-bedroom villa is available to rent on Airbnb. It sleeps up to eight people and has 3.5 bathrooms for your group. You’ll have access to many amenities here, including a community pool, clubhouse recreation building, tennis courts, volleyball court, and tiki bar. The swimming pool is only about 100 yards from the front door of this villa. It’s located at the Emerald Island Resort and requires you to pay a one-time $20 fee for your car upon arrival.

House with Private Fenced-In Pool 4-Bed Home with Private Fenced-In Pool in Indian Creek and 3 Miles to Disney
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House with Private Fenced-In Pool

With four bedrooms and three bathrooms, here’s a vacation rental in Kissimmee, Florida that is close to Universal Studios, Epcot, Sea World, and other popular local attractions. The vacation home sleeps eight people and is a very child-friendly space. There is a pool on the property that you can use, with heating available for an extra fee during the cool months. Up to two dogs weighing less than 50 pounds can stay with you here.

Luxury Suite Townhouse Near Universal All new furniture in this comfortable Airbnb
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Luxury Suite Townhouse Near Universal

An Airbnb option to consider for your Universal Studios trip is this gated townhouse next to the convention center. It sleeps 10 people and has three bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms. The three-story home is in the Vista Cay gated community and has new furniture, a Harry Potter themed-bedroom, kitchen amenities, and professional cleaning and sanitation after each overnight group. Like many of the rental units in this area, you’ll have access to shared community amenities as an Airbnb guest at this townhouse, including a large main pool, kiddie pool, and party-size hot tub. Other offerings are the playground, game room, and sport courts.

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