All Star Stories & Guest Reviews
We love to hear from our guests about their experiences with All Star. Check out some of their stories.
“All Star Vacation Homes and their staff are second to none. The beautiful home and their incredible staff exceeded our every expectation. Our vacation experience was our best ever and the home and service ended up being the main attraction and put the “family” back in our family vacation. Thank you!"
- The Handy Family from Texas
7831 Palmilla Ct
“We came to Florida for a family vacation. This was my very first time visiting and I did not know what to do. I got online and found All Star Vacation Homes and I am so glad I did. If I needed anything, I called and someone was there in no time to handle my concerns. The staff was great, they called to check to see if we checked-in ok. Our stay was very exciting, we felt right at home. Everything about our home was wonderful I could not have asked for a better place to stay. We we're in a safe neighborhood and the kids loved the pool. I like to sit at the patio for a little peace and quiet and to relax. I told my family and friends about it and how beautiful and nice everyone was. So they will be looking into it as well. It was easy getting to the attractions and shopping centers [and] also places to eat. We went to Magic Kingdom and I was tired. When we made it home, I got in the Jacuzzi and I felt so much better afterwards. I cannot wait to come back to Florida again. The Gray family enjoyed their stay so much that we did not want to leave. You have found a customer for life.”
- The Gray Family from Texas
“OMG, from before we even landed in FL, All Star Vacation Homes was contacting us to be sure that we had all that we needed to make our vacation wonderful. The staff at ASVH was very accommodating and ensured that our wishes were met.
- The Heffernan Family from Connecticut
2606 Daulby St
“We want to come back!
We want to come BACK!
Every single last one of us
wants to come back!
“We had such a blast!
We had such a GREAT time!
PLEASE let us come back!
(This is starting to rhyme!)
“The pool! The TVs!
Karaoke! The SUN!
We want to come back!
We had SO MUCH FUN!
“We'll NEVER forget it!
The HOUSE was a DREAM!
The Mickeys were "hidden!"
The kids’ rooms had THEMES!
“The game room! The theater!
That's what it's about!
We swam & we ate
& the sun's ALWAYS OUT!
“We GRILLED and we CHILLED!
We had drinks by the pool!
The kids were in heaven
with no thoughts of school!
“We watched movies and laughed!
And we RELISH our STAY!
Now go and call All Star!
BOOK YOUR trip today!”
- Kistler & Montgomery families from Indiana
445 Muirfield Loop
Our 2014 All Star Story Winners!
"My daughter, daughter-in-law and myself decided to run the Tower of Terror 10 mile run at Disney so we decided to make this a family trip. The kids wanted to stay on Disney grounds but we had stayed at All Star before so we decided to look into staying there again. When we saw All Star added Reunion Resort, we were sold - not only was it beautiful but affordable. We arrived at our "home" in Reunion Resort and it was exactly as it appeared in the photos PLUS MORE!!! The development was safe and well-kept. We all had our own space; the kitchen was beautiful with a big kitchen table and dining room. We all wanted to eat at the house [and there was a] very nice food store right up the road. Disney was only 5 minutes away. All Star checked in with us when we got there and a few times while we were there. We couldn't have asked for more. An All Star vacation we will always remember!! FYI--we all finished the Tower of Terror race!!"
- The McEntee Family from New York
615 Muirfield Loop
"Thanks All Star, our Christmas family reunion [was] a total success! Our family (15 of us, ages 2 to 72!) flew in from numerous world-wide destinations to spend Christmas together and the beautiful vacation home at 1105 Watson Court was perfect for us!
- The Donahue Family from Texas
1105 Watson Ct
"My husband and I are band directors at a public school in AR. We are also a military family. We have two sons still at home, ages 14 and 11. Three years ago, we adopted a daughter who is now 16. We wanted to take our family on a spring break trip to Disney World, but could not find an affordable way to do this. I found All Star Vacation Homes on a web search and after paying out our accommodations over a six month period, we were on our way! We had a three-bedroom, three-bath condo with a small pool in the back. Everyone had their own space - the pool was awesome. We were able to fix meals in the fully equipped kitchen and we were close to everything! We have stayed on site at Disney before as well as Shades of Green. All Star was by far the best value and the best accommodations we ever used. My family would recommend All Star to anyone. Great value, great place to stay and wonderful, professional staff. We will be back! Thank you!"
- The Gordey Family from Arkansas
7653 Fitzclarence St
"When planning our family's first trip to Disney World, we debated whether we should stay on-site at Disney or rent a home nearby. After comparing prices, we realized that our group of 4 adults and 3 kids could rent an entire house, with a pool and hot tub, for significantly less than staying on-site in the resort. We are so glad we decided on the house at 7754 Grassendale in Windsor Hills. The entire family had an absolute blast. The house was immaculate, and the kid-themed rooms were so fun! In fact, we ended up changing our plans one day just so we could spend the entire day relaxing in our home. We also had an unexpected treat - we were able to see a rocket launch from Cape Canaveral - right from the front yard!"
- The Gaug Family from Minnesota
7754 Grassendale St
"20 family members going to Disney to celebrate life!! My youngest sister battled bi-lateral breast cancer for over a year. She missed family time and vacations due to intense treatments. How do you celebrate "Cancer Free"? Disney! That was easy! Where do you put 20 people under one roof and ï¿½WOWï¿½ them all at the same time? I let All Star help me figure that out! It was time to remember! We all stayed under one roof, enjoyed a huge pool and patio, summer kitchen, and everyone had a bed! Every day was a celebration. We actually found ourselves not leaving the house except to go to the park. The All Star staff was first-class meeting our every need while staying in their property. When I talk to my sister, she has such great memories of our family vacation. Family, rewards and All Star go together like a hand in a glove!"
- The Mullins family from Georgia
7926 Sea Pearl Cir
Our 2013 All Star Story Winners!
"We stayed in the Sandy Ridge unit [7604 Sandy Ridge Dr (Bldg C) #301] over my son's Spring Break and were there for about nine days. We absolutely LOVED staying in this unit! It was enormous! My son loved that there was a water park in the [Reunion Resort] complex that was free with our stay. He still talks about it over a year and a half later. He enjoyed going to the water park in the complex more than going to the Disney parks! He asks me weekly if we can go back and just go to the water park. While we were at the Magic Kingdom one day, he kept repeatedly asking if we could just go back to the condo and go to the water park. :o) The value and amenities of the units were amazing for the price you pay per night! Our unit was enormous! It was so large that each day my sons would have a huge game of hide and seek that would last for an hour! The condo was spacious and had an amazing balcony where we could eat outside, and on the days it rained we could sit and enjoy the rainfall from outside while not getting wet. It was overall a very peaceful location overlooking the golf course and pool, and we all commented on how relaxing it was. My sister who has travelled the world over commented on how this was one of the nicest places she has ever stayed at, and she has stayed in everything from castles in Germany to Five Star Resorts in Bali. We had an amazing time and can't wait to save up and come back again. The staff at All Star Vacation Homes has been so nice and accommodating each time we have stayed there. We will definitely be back and we tell everyone we know about All Star Vacation Homes!"
- The Lewis family from California
7604 Sandy Ridge Dr (Bldg C) #301
"Vacations are precious times where families come together - regardless of troubles, finances and disagreements, to make memories and reinforce the love that binds them together. We all know that tomorrow is not promised to any one of us, therefore making any and each time we get together invaluable and priceless. Staying here at both 1110 Sunset View Cir #401 (condo) and 390 Muirfield Loop (home) allowed me to bring several branches of my family together to heal and move forward, to make memories for the next generation and to appreciate life. All Star provided an opportunity for us to mend our hearts from a few recent tragedies, give me the courage to prepare for chemo and for us all to heal and look forward, as an extended family, to our future. Joe and Lisette (Guest Services) both are now extensions of OUR family. Staying at an All Star property allowed us to affordably realize a dream and to be able to plan for future memory-making vacations....in style. From day one of planning, you helped empower me in making my dream of bringing us all together come true - a perfect pairing with the Disney philosophy...making dreams come true. God bless you for making this possible not only for my family, but for all those that are in need of memories and happiness."
- The Hill Family from Delaware
390 Muirfield Loop and 1110 Sunset View Cir #401
"Our group of 5 adults and 5 kids stayed at 7756 Grassendale [St]. We couldn't have asked for a nicer home. Plenty of room. Immaculate. Beautifully decorated. I would stay there again anytime. We all loved the home and the pool was a nice end-of-day treat for all of us. Very close to WDW. The online pictures are exactly as the home looks.
"This is our second trip staying at an All Star Vacation Homes property. I highly recommend them."
- The Hittmeier Family from Illinois
7756 Grassendale St
“Thank you All Star Vacation Homes for bringing our family together for one amazing week that we will never forget!”
"Thank you All Star Vacation Homes for bringing our family together for one amazing week that we will never forget! Words can’t express just how incredibly happy we were with the whole experience. The house we stayed in, 7933 Sea Pearl Cir, was absolutely perfect! The moment we stepped in we knew we were in the right place. From the game room to the breathtaking view of the pool area … every single room is just wonderful! And on top of it all, the home theater, where our family relaxed each evening watching a movie before bedtime, was more than we could’ve asked for.
"My husband and I have a married son and daughter and grand babies that we long to spend time with. We also have a 25 year-old daughter who was able to join us as well. All of us under one roof was a dream come true. Waking up to hugs and kisses from our grand babies meant more to us than we can ever say. We will treasure the memories we have created here! From the bottom of my heart I thank you for making it all possible!"
- The Allen Family from New Jersey
7933 Sea Pearl Cir
"Thanks All Star Vacation Homes! You exceeded our expectations. We had the opportunity to bond over four days in two of your homes. We occupied Acadia Estates, 8032 Acadia Estates Ct, as well as 8148 Sun Palm Way in Windsor Palms Resort. We were totally shocked upon entrance to both. My nieces and nephews ran to secure their room of choice. It was like a scavenger hunt - we were all excited. The amenities, space and games added the topping to the cake. My mother was able to join us for her first vacation with all of her grandkids. It was a highlight. Although it rained every day, it didn't stop the fun that we had planned. The location was convenient and allowed us to go shopping for groceries, fast food, as well as off-site ventures. We cooked out on the grill nightly and had great pool parties. This is exactly what we needed as a family. Thanks again for all of your help and checking on us during our stay."
- The Cobb Family from Texas
8032 Acadia Estates Ct and 8148 Sun Palm Way
"Thanks for an amazing stay at our beautiful Windsor Hills condo. We were so close to everything Disney. The accommodations and customer service exceeded our expectations. We loved coming back from the parks to enjoy the [resort] pool and hot tub and especially enjoyed the live band at the pool. The clubhouse and convenience store on property were just steps away and the abundance of restaurants within minutes of Windsor Hills was impressive. Our daughter cried when she had to say goodbye to her adorable Dalmatian-themed room. We were able to enjoy all the Disney parks had to offer, including meeting our daughter’s favorite “Star Wars” characters during Star Wars Weekends at Hollywood Studios. We embarked on a pirate adventure with Pirates and Pals [Fireworks Voyage] and laughed until our sides hurt while being entertained by our humorous pirate leader, Patch. Our daughter was transformed into a princess at Bibbidi Bobbidi [Boutique] and we dined with the Disney princesses in royal fashion. Next time we vacation in Orlando we plan on booking the same unit and can't wait to return. Staying with All Star Vacation Homes at Windsor Hills added extra magic to our vacation and allowed us to make all of our Disney vacation wishes to come true. Our Windsor Hills condo was a true home away from home. Again, many thanks for a wonderful experience."
- The DeMar Family from Connecticut
7654 Comrow St #405
"My husband had a trip to Disney on his bucket list. My grandson Timothy is absolutely crazy about “Toy Story” and this was his first trip to Disney and my son, was never in Disney. I was somewhat reluctant at first as I've never rented a home for vacation and it was only my 2nd time visiting Disney World, and the last time I was there was 30 years ago! When I walked through the door, it took my breath away. I thought for sure, there would be no way it would look like the pictures online. I could not believe how much BETTER the house looked when I arrived. Everyone was extremely impressed and I could tell how happy everyone was as they held their hand to their chest as it took their breath away as well. The pool was fabulous, especially because it was heated. I had everything there just like the comforts of my own home. My grandson cried all the way home on the plane, he was so sad he had to leave. I hope someday I can take him back as there was not enough time to visit all the parks, and enjoy the home. We were so tossed because we really wanted to spend more time in the beautiful home. I can't thank you enough for making all of our dreams come true!"
- The Phelan Family from New Jersey
2635 Pawnall St
"My parents surprised our family of 18 with a trip to Florida. When looking at where to stay, we decided on All Star Vacation Homes so we could all be together every day. What a wonderful surprise when we walked into this GORGEOUS home. Master bedrooms for everyone. The theater room [was used] so we could watch Donald Driver on “Dancing with the Stars” and “Harry Potter” before going to Universal. The game room was perfect for my dad and the rest of the boys who love playing billiards. The pool was perfect for the little ones and for the big ones after a long day in the sun at Disney, Universal and the Reunion [Resort] Water Park. My parents could've used the money on many other things but instead they decided to make memories with our family. We are already planning our next stay for 2015. Just need to find another perfect home or stay in the same one again. Thanks for helping us make wonderful memories as a family, All Star Vacation Homes!!"
- The Lawler and Gordon Families from Wisconsin
415 Muirfield Loop
"This was our second visit to this home. We enjoyed it even more the second time around. We vacationed with our four children ages 7, 5, 3 and 1, as well as my parents and 81-year-old grandmother. We spent time relaxing, playing board games, watching movies in the home theater and lots of time swimming in the great private pool. We also enjoyed time at the parks. The clubhouse at Windsor Hills was also great. My kids loved playing video games and the large pool. We had a great time and are planning our return vacation for next October. I couldn’t imagine a trip to Orlando without All Star Vacation Homes. It is often difficult to find accommodations with four children, but All Star Vacation Homes by far exceeded our expectations."
- The Woodruff Family from Kentucky
7805 Basnett Cir
Our 2012 All Star Story Winners!
"When my husband retired, he wanted to take all the kids and grandkids to Disney. When we opened the door [to our All Star vacation home], all you heard were "WOWs." The house was beautiful and we all had our own master bedroom. As it was probably one of the coldest Decembers Orlando has had, we made great use of the heated pool. After Disney all day, it was the best way to relax before we watched a movie in the theater room. The pool table kept the boys entertained. We still talk about the best vacation we ever had."
- The Kucharek Family from Maryland
8006 Acadia Estates Ct
"The Peele Family LOVES All Star Vacation Homes! Our family of nine (five adults and four children ages 4, 5, 6 and 7) drove 12 hours in two SUVs from Virginia to Orlando overnight. We were so excited and had been looking forward to our vacation for an entire year! It was the first time any of the children had been to Disney so we wanted it to be special. We selected the early check-in option and arrived at our beautiful home at 9 a.m. The house was immaculate with amazing modern furnishings and decorations. Everyone raved about their assigned bedrooms that were spacious and wonderful with their own full private bathrooms. The children's rooms were Mickey Mouse-themed rooms. The biggest hit of all was the private pool and overflow Jacuzzi in our backyard, gas grill and game room. We had a magnificent time in which we alternated days at the Disney Parks and leisure days relaxing at our home and in the neighborhood. We enjoyed family breakfasts, BBQ dinners, game nights, days swimming and playing in the pool. Most of all we enjoyed spending quality time with our family. This home was welcoming, inviting and relaxing. We are already planning our next vacation to Orlando in which we plan to stay in the Windsor Homes Resort Community in home [7733 Teascone Blvd]! Thank You All Star Vacation Homes for a SPECTACULAR vacation!”
- The Peele Family from Virginia
7733 Teascone Blvd
"My husband and I flew from Rapid City, SD to Orlando to meet our daughter and grandchildren from Texarkana, TX. We planned a trip to Disney World to celebrate my civil service retirement. It was the most incredible vacation I’ve ever had. Disney World was indescribable … we all had a wonderful time!! Our ‘All Star’ vacation home was nothing short of ‘perfect!!’ We would go to the park in the morning; and come back for lunch. My grandkids and I would go swimming in our private pool, have lunch and they could take naps before heading back to the park for the afternoon. We saved a fortune being able to make our own meals at the condo instead of going out to eat every time!! It was so nice having our own washer/dryer and all furnished cooking utensils. The beds were very comfortable and every bedroom had its own bathroom!! I was very impressed with All Star’s accommodations. The people were extremely friendly and helpful!! Thank you so much for making this the ‘best vacation ever!!’”
- The Shirrel Family from South Dakota
"My stay at All Star Vacation Homes was a blast. I felt like I was staying in a 7-star property, honestly. Check-in was easiest thing I have ever done in my life, customer service handled my late arrival smoothly. Everyone loved the house. We took pictures of the interior and how well designed and laid out everything was. We were so comfortable with the house and the heated pool/spa we almost didn't leave to go to Disney or the other parks. The cost I paid for my family of 11 people, per day, for that type of property was unbelievable. I think I got what you call, “a steal of a deal.”
"There was nothing that you could think of that was not there for your immediate access. Even having the heat in the pool raised was as easy as calling the office and a guy turned it up and adjusted it.
"Since I returned home from my vacation, I have not stopped talking about All Star Vacation Homes and the impressive facilities to my friends and family, so much so that I don't think I mentioned the trip at the parks (lol). I strongly recommended All Star to my friends and gave them the website to make their next vacation trip to Orlando. All Star Vacation Homes, an experience they will want to come back to right after - which I have planned to do early next year. I can't wait, All Star.
"Thank you guys at All Star Vacation Homes for your hospitality and providing us with the most impressive facilities and security during our first stay in Orlando, and we are coming back."
- The Surjan Family from Trinidad
"My husband and I had tried multiple times to coordinate a visit to Disney which resulted in us booking and canceling with All Star Vacation Homes at least a couple of times. The stars finally aligned and we were able to set some time to get away – on a whim I checked with you all and you confirmed I could still use my previous deposit even though some time had passed since the original booking. It was very much appreciated!
"My husband, infant daughter and I stayed in a Windsor Hills town home for 8 nights for my daughter's first trip to the World. The town home was very clean and looked just like the pictures. Windsor Hills was very quiet and well-groomed and it was obvious the town home was well cared for. My interactions with All Star have been great experiences. The company was unbelievably quick to respond to questions I had prior to my arrival and have always been friendly and responsive. We appreciated the upgraded amenities in the town home such as the computer, flat-screens, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, starter supplies, etc.
"Other people may say they can rent cheaper other ways, but I'm a firm believer in you get what you pay for usually – in this case, it was confirmed that we had an all-star experience with All Star. While we may not always choose to stay in a condo/town home/villa, when we do we will continue to look to your company to meet our needs!”
- The Warf Family from Tennessee
our dreams came true!”
"Thanks to All Star Vacation Homes, our dreams came true! For many years, my parents dreamed of the opportunity to take all of their children and grandchildren to Walt Disney World. All Star Vacation Homes made it affordable, comfortable and allowed us to have the BEST time of our lives. This was the first time in more than 15 years that the all nine of us were able to take a real vacation together as we are all spread across several states.
"Our lovely 4-bedroom house was fully equipped with all of the amenities you would have in the comfort of your own home. Despite the rain, we swam in the pool, cooked out on the grill and walked each of Walt Disney World’s Parks. I felt like a kid again as I celebrated my 34th birthday during our stay.
"As we returned home I found myself telling everyone all about All Star Vacation Homes (including the waitress at IHOP). I can’t imagine a better place to stay when traveling to Disney. Thanks to the All Star team for your outstanding service!”
- The Johnson Family from Indiana, Virginia and Georgia
"After a long 23 hour drive in a 15 passenger van with 14 family members, we arrived in Kissimmee anxiously awaiting our vacation home introduction. I warned the rest of the family that we probably had to go through a lot of paperwork so the check-in process would probably be a while. To my surprise, I was in and out of the office in less than 5 minutes! The staff was very professional and courteous. You could tell that they wanted me in and out quickly so that I could begin enjoying my vacation home. Thank you All Star!
"We arrived at our home a few minutes later and we were amazed at how beautiful the home was. We all were glad we had picked this home. It was adequately furnished and provided all 14 of us a roomy and comfortable place to stay.
"We enjoyed family breakfasts and barbecues throughout our vacation. We didn't have to mess with the hassle of overcrowded breakfast buffets, long drive-thru lines and over priced restaurants. We arrived at the theme parks well fed and stress free. After a long day at theme parks, we looked forward to coming home and enjoying a late night movie in the home theater. Others relaxed in the spa. These are options we would not be able to enjoy "alone" at a resort or a hotel.
"On our rest days, we were able to enjoy movies, swimming in our own private pool, watching TV, all in the comfort of our own home.We even had friends come over for a barbecue. We had a total of 26 people in the house. Everyone was still comfortable and enjoyed the house.
"We are already talking about our next trip to Florida. I know we will definitely be using All Star Vacation Homes for our accommodations.
"You guys are awesome!!!"
- The Ortega Family from Texas
"We had an awesome vacation! We stayed at Windsor Hills Resort for a week. Our unit had a small, private pool and there was a larger pool with a water slide at the clubhouse. The resort was within a short driving distance of all the parks. It was close enough that some days we went back to the unit for lunch & a swim and then returned to the park. I will recommend your rental homes to others heading to Disney!"
- The Brisard Family from Maine
"The home we chose was perfect for our family. Our kids and grandkids came from three states for a week and all the kids (big & little) loved the game room and pool.
"Would highly recommend to any family."
- The Britt Family from Georgia
Our 2011 ALL STAR Story Winners!
"The house we stayed in during our Disney vacation was nothing short of amazing. We were celebrating our daughter`s 3-year-old's birthday, and our oldest daughter's graduation. We wanted to stay somewhere where we could have a stress free, relaxing, comfortable break from the sensory overload. This house was beyond beautiful, and it provided space & entertainment for everyone! We watched the Super Bowl & NASCAR Bud Shootout on the big screen in the home theater & enjoyed the hot tub after long days at the parks. The game room was so much fun.
"We are already planning a return vacation, and have recommended ALL STAR to all of our friends!!"
- The Smith Family from Ohio
"This vacation to the Orlando Theme Parks with our daughter, son-in-law and two grandsons was more than a year in the planning. After much deliberation I chose ALL STAR Vacation Homes for our stay ....and was I ever impressed by the house I chose!! The pictures I viewed on the Internet don't really do justice to the luxurious accommodations that ALL STAR provided. After a long, grueling day at the theme parks it was "heavenly" to come back to our "home" and crash to get ready for the next day! King beds, large TV's, game room, pool and sauna....what more could one ask for!! In fact, after one particularly long day of standing in lines, my 8 year old grandson said, 'Papaw, when can we go back to our beautiful home?'
"On our next visit to Orlando we will definitely be staying at ALL STAR again! I have already recommended ALL STAR to all of my friends and relatives! Thank you so much for everything!!"
- The Search Family from Ohio
“My family...2 nieces, 3 great nieces and nephew spent Thanksgiving week at one of your Wonderful ALL STAR Homes. We arrived on a Sunday afternoon and the look on everyone’s faces when we drove up to the home was awesome. The home was beautiful. There wasn`t a thing at all that we needed that wasn`t provided in the home. The men even enjoyed the theater room on Thanksgiving Day watching all their football games on the big screen TV.
“The proximity of the house to Disney World was perfect. With several small children to chase around the parks the grownups needed a midday break and being able to run back to the house was great. We were also able to save money on food as the house was so close we ran home for most of our meals. We want to thank All Star Homes for making our trip better than we ever dreamed.”
- The Stacey Family from Georgia
“My husband and I decided to invite both of our parents and my sister and her 2 daughters to Disney. Everyone wanted to be the first to take my children to Disney so we decided to get everyone together at once to make it fair. My 2 year old son counted down the days with me from 110 and was so excited. I don't think he understood what it meant until we got there and he realized we were not in Massachusetts anymore! My daughter was only 8 months old so she had no clue.
"When we arrived all of our mouths dropped as we walked through the doors. The pictures did this house no justice. It was huge and gorgeous. We had so much fun doing Disney and character breakfast, but honestly had I known what we had we would have just stayed at the house most of the time. My son just wanted to play in the pool and at the club house pool the whole time. It honestly was so relaxing and just what we all needed.We cooked on the grill, and sat in the sauna. Disney was great everyone had so much fun taking Liam on all the rides and Jadyn was content being strolled around!We were on the go from sun up to sun down! We actually went back 3 months later and stayed at a hotel resort. I will NEVER go to Florida and stay anywhere BUT ALL STAR. I just loved everything about it. Location, gorgeous house, pool, shopping and Disney are all within a 10-15 minute drive.
"So now my inlaws have just booked for next year so they can go again with my sister inlaw and her kids. I know that telling them about ALL STAR is a great thing since I know they will be guaranteed the best vacation staying in their property. I love all the houses, but the one I chose is the one I will always rent again and again. It had everything I needed. We will be planning our vacation for this year soon and I promise it will be with ALL STAR. I can't thank them enough. The team was very helpful,friendly and very professional. Thank you everyone at ALL STAR for the best vacation ever, we can't wait to do it again!"
- The Gray Family from Massachusetts
“Early this year my husband and I decided it would be really nice if we could take our children and their families (in total 12 people) on a once in a lifetime all expenses paid trip for them to Disney World. Needless to say it was a big undertaking and a lot of planning on our behalf.
“ After all the months of stress and planning we finally arrived. As soon as we opened the front door all of the doubts I had imagined vanished. The house was exactly like the pictures, everything was spotless, the gated entrance added that extra security one would want in a strange place. The kids and adults all loved the swimming pool. The staff was very friendly and very helpful. What a beautiful place. We would just like to thank you all for a very memorable holiday. We will be back again.”
- The Pottle Family from Canada
"Our first vacation in 5 years was a stressful concept. With two kids and multiple family members, we were concerned with finding a safe location, stocked with kid friendly activities and offering the comforts we enjoy from home. This home fit all of those needs - and more. The location offered ease to all of the attractions we 'hoped' to visit. Downtown Disney is closer than our grocery store at home. We know two relatives plan on using ALL STAR Vacations for future visits... and we will too."
- The O'Hara Family from New Jersey
"Long story short...SIMPLY FABULOUS CONDO ACCOMMODATIONS!!
"Everyone had their own rooms and space to move around. The condo was extremely clean...no bugs, no ants (like I had read on other reviews). Everything I needed to cook with in the kitchen was provided. Check-in and check-out was easy, simple and fast. Efficient transportation provided to and from the parks in Orlando.
"To sum up how great the facility was...my 10 year old daughter told me that next time we need to stay longer in Orlando so that she can enjoy/utilize more of the Lighthouse Key resort...NOT Disneyworld or Universal...but where we stayed :-) Thank you Lighthouse Key for making our stay so enjoyable!!!"
- The Carter-Clary Family from Texas
6-2002 LK-LK #508
"To be perfectly honest, planning our first vacation in four years began to worry me a little as I kept inviting additional family and friends to join us. Who would have thought putting 14 people from different families together in one home could turn into the best vacation of our lives? Well.it did! We just returned home from our amazing stay at our now favorite place on earth 8011 Acadia Estates Cr! And who do we have to thank for the priceless memories we have made? Our new Best Friends.ALL STAR VACATION HOMES!!!!
"From the moment we entered the home, the memories began! We all felt as if we entered Cinderella's castle and everything looked magical! And when we opened the door to the pool, the sound of delight echoed throughout the home!! I wish Crystal, the All Star Vacation Girl that helped me find the perfect home, was standing there to witness the joy she had brought to so many people and to receive a great big Hug from all of us very grateful guests!!
"We spent the week at all four Disney Parks, Blizzard Beach and SeaWorld. All wonderful experiences, but we found ourselves rushing through the day to get back to the house! Every night we would gather at the pool for an evening swim .the perfect ending to the day! Comfortable beds, private bathrooms, game room, laundry facilities all played a part in making this house feel like home!
"It has been a week since we had to say goodbye to our ALL STAR Vacation Home and we miss it terribly! I even changed the background on my laptop to a picture of the home! THANK YOU FROM THE BOTTOM OF OUR HEARTS for being a part of our best vacation EVER!!!!!"
- The Hervey Family from Wisconsin
"Lighthouse Key far exceeded our expectations in a vacation accommodation.
“The unit was spacious and was fully equipped! We were able to cook a delicious dinner to celebrate my father's 69th birthday. The kids loved having their own rooms with TVs and DVD players. We all enjoyed the pool area, delicious deli and fun pub! The kids had a blast in the game room. The staff was friendly and accommodating.
“After enjoying a wonderful few days in Orlando we arrived back at our southwest Florida home to realize that my 5 year old daughter left one of her favorite stuffed animals in the unit. We called the resort and within 24 hours they had located her precious stuffed frog and had put it in the mail to us!
“It was such a kind gesture, that shows the type of hard working, dedicated and friendly staff that is employed at Lighthouse Key. Thank you for making our Disney vacation such a memorable trip!!”
- The Simeone Family from Florida
6-2002 LK-LK #503
"We chose ALL STAR Vacation Homes because they were able to accommodate our entire family of 16. There was lots of room for all the kids to play (plus the game room and the pool out back). We stayed for one week, we did some theme parks, shopping, golfing and also enjoyed some lazy days right at the house, taking full advantage of our own private pool and the blender and tiki bar provided!!! The house was fully equipped with everything we needed. The luxurious rooms were enjoyed by all and the king-size beds were a real treat!
"This was definitely one of our best family vacations and you can bet we will come back!”
- The Brown Family from Canada
so special and so perfect!!!"
"I have to say that this was one of the best vacations that we have ever been on!!!
"There were 11 people total that traveled down to Florida from Wisconsin to have a family vacation. My husband's mother was recently diagnosed with cancer and we wanted to get in a family vacation for her to spend time with her family.
"There are no words to express how much fun everybody had on the trip. Everybody was so impressed with the house and how nice it was. I don't think any of us wanted to return home we wanted to call the vacation home ours!!!
"This trip was a great memory for all of us and especially for my mother-in-law!! It will be unforgettable and we were so grateful to have had this time to spend with her!! Thank you for making our vacation so special and so perfect!!!"
- The Chewing Family from Wisconsin
Our 2010 ALL STAR Story Winners!
"WE will be back!! No more hotels for us! We were very happy with the home we chose, it was absolutely beautiful. We had 14 of us total, 4 adults and 10 kids. We had plenty of room for everyone.
"With 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms we couldn’t have asked for more. 3 of the 5 bedrooms were also master suites so they had way more than enough room. The kitchen was well furnished and we ate most of our meals from home. The laundry area also was a big plus. It saved us from over-packing since we could do laundry throughout the week. The pool was awesome! The kids spent hours swimming. This house also came with a huge outdoor grill which was great.
"All I can say is we will be back!! The kids are already asking us when! I would recommend this house to anyone. You won't be sorry!"
- The Breister Family from Wisconsin
"Each year my family of 5 from South Florida meets my sister and her family of 5 from North Florida at Lighthouse Key Resort and Spa and stay in the spacious 4 bedroom, 3 bath suite.
"There is plenty of room for all 10 of us in this room. We are able to spend more time together all being in one large room.
"The kids love spending time with their cousins. They had so much fun in the arcade. The property is just gorgeous. The rooms are clean. Everyone had a blast...we can't wait to return!"
- The Ciccone Family from Florida
6-2002 LK-LK #208
"We stayed in an ALL STAR vacation home the week of Thanksgiving 2009. My wife, two daughters (ages 12 and 4), my parents and I planned a trip to Walt Disney World early this past summer and were thinking of booking a suite in the same hotel we stayed in two years ago on a visit to WDW.
"But after some research by my wife, we discovered that ALL STAR Vacation Homes was a much better choice for our family. Not only was it less expensive, but it had a private, heated pool. The house also provided us with much more room and privacy. And did I mention the pool? We also liked having a washer and dryer in the house, which allowed us to pack a little lighter for the trip (which also allowed us to bring more things back with us after several shopping sprees in WDW). And, oh yeah, there was a heated pool that would be our very own for the week.
"We arrived the Saturday before Thanksgiving, checked in and headed straight for our Windsor Palms house. Our daughters were ready to jump in the pool right away, but we managed to convince them to wait until we made a trip to the grocery store and ate some dinner. After accomplishing those two tasks, we returned to the house and the girls, my wife and I enjoyed our first of many swims that week.
"Having three bedrooms, each with its own bathroom, was wonderful. Not only did it allow us some privacy, but it made things go much quicker in the mornings. I'm a planner (at least when it comes to Disney) and I had mapped out our every step at the parks for the week. To make the plans work, it was essential that we arrive well before the gates opened. If the six of us had to share a bathroom or even two bathrooms, I'm not sure we would have made it out of the door in time every morning. But with three bathrooms, we all got ready and even enjoyed breakfast in the house before we piled into the van and headed for WDW.
"The location of our ALL STAR vacation home couldn't have been better. We were at the parks within 15 minutes of leaving the house every morning. And in the evenings, when we were tired and hungry, we found several nice restaurants on our short trip back to our house. Of course, when we returned, it was time to swim before going to bed.
"Believe it or not, swimming wasn't the only activity that occupied our time when we weren't in the parks. My oldest daughter and I enjoyed several rousing games of air hockey (much to her pleasure, she managed to beat me twice). Several times I had to check on our 4-year-old because she was being much too quiet and what I discovered was her sitting on the floor in the play room building with the blocks provided by ALL STAR Vacation Homes. She also loved the slide in the play room. The rest of our crew loved the televisions, both in our bedrooms and in the living room. We even had Internet access, allowing me to update my fantasy football roster (a big concern of mine when heading to Florida for the week). And I enjoyed sitting (and occasionally napping) in the big, comfy leather recliners.
"When we did have to call the ALL STAR Vacation Homes office during our stay, the service was both friendly and quick. And checking out the morning we left was a breeze.
"All six of us agree that when we get the chance to return to Walt Disney World there is no better place for our family to stay than in an ALL STAR vacation home."
- The Hite Family from Virginia
"My friends and I have Cystic Fibrosis and we came up with the idea of a group weekend to celebrate turning 30 and 35 years old, despite antiquated predictions that we would not live beyond our teen years.
"We are a tight-knit group and were happy to find a location that allowed all of us to room together in a unit big enough to house all of us that felt like home. We cooked meals together, had a fabulous time eating our meals at the dining room table, watching television in the spacious living room area and outdoor balcony.
"The unit also allowed us the luxury of retreating to our private individual rooms with large bathrooms. We were all also able to travel to Epcot in the complimentary shuttle together. Our driver was fun and friendly.
"It was the most perfect place to reunite with such a special group of friends. This was a memory that will be cherished forever! Thank you!"
- C. Puerto from Florida
6-2001 LK-LK #408
"The McCurdie/Wright family stayed at Lighthouse Key Resort. It has been two years since I've seen my brother and nephew. He called me from Afghanistan and asked me to locate a place in Orlando. We were all able to meet up there.
"We booked two villas - 3 & 4 bedrooms. It was fantastic. It was my mom's 1st trip to Orlando. She fell in love with Lighthouse Key Resort. Our family had a great time there.
"My daughter and I got there a day early. She and I were comfortable in the foyer of the resort for a few minutes after a plane from New Jersey. I have raved about this place to anyone who could hear me. I have co-workers looking to rent next year.
"The kids enjoyed coming to our room every night to watch the Disney fireworks from the balcony."
- The McCurdie/Wright Family from New Jersey
6-2002 LK-LK #503
"I am a single dad with three kids. We love the Orlando area because of all the things to do. I was traveling with a total of 7 kids, my three and their friends.
"I looked into a suite at the theme parks but could not find anything. And, because I was the only adult, it was hard to get three rooms without any additional adults.
"I was very pleased with the property at ALL STAR Vacation Homes. Everything was easy to get to and the place was clean and we felt safe. I am planning a trip again in December and will stay there again."
- The Verma Family from New York
"What an awesome vacation. Our crew consisted of 14 people. Six of which were my grandchildren. The look on their faces when we entered the home was priceless and even more so when they saw the pool and the game room. We were really impressed with the home and the cleanliness and the decor. The pool safety gate was awesome since we had two 3 year olds with us. One of my granddaughters actually learned to swim across the pool without being scared while we were there. We visited the clubhouse pool for the ‘big slide’ and they loved it. The playground was also a big hit. We felt secure and safe in the home while we were there.
"The close proximity to the parks was a great advantage to staying at Windsor Hills. After visiting the parks during the day the kids swam everyday until bedtime. They were in heaven. We could not have asked for anyplace better to stay. Having a week with our children, their spouses and the grandchildren in such a lovely home was more than we could ask for. We were never in each others way and the five bathrooms were awesome.
"Thank you for a great stay in your home."
- The Munnerlyn Family from Louisiana
Windsor Hills Vacation Home
"Wow Wow Wow...what a vacation it was...13 of us, 5 children under the age of 6 and 8 adults all celebrated our 21st wedding anniversary at Disney. We chose ALL STAR based on your high customer ratings all over the Internet. What we received when we arrived far exceeded our expectations. ALL STAR under-promises, and over-delivers, so unusual in this day and age. From the moment I started my planning, the staff were more than helpful. They can answer any question you have and if they don't have the answer, they find it and get back to you!!!
"As for the home we stayed in, well it is a home not a house. Our family loved everything, but the one feature that stood out was the comfort of the beds...after hours of walking, those foam topped beds are heavenly and everyone slept so well (we all returned home and bought one for our beds).
"ALL STAR does a great job of advertising and giving you all the information you need to make your decision, but here of some of the great things they don't tell you: the foam toppers on the bed, two dryers not one, great for a big family, a waffle maker, movies available at no charge, a Disney book on the coffee table, the table all set ready to eat when you arrive, and a wonderful resident handyman who seems to sit by the phone in case you need anything.
"Our family loved our vacation and we have told everyone that staying in an ALL STAR home is the only way to go if you have a family. We will be back. Thank you ALL STAR for making our anniversary and Disney visit such a wonderful one."
- The Durdos Family from Canada
"Lighthouse Key Resort was everything we expected. The condo was clean and spacious. The kids had their own room and we had a place to relax when they went to bed. The balcony overlooked the beautiful pool area. We used the in-room washer/dryer daily which meant we only needed to do one load of laundry upon coming home from vacation.
"We also used the business center each day to make restaurant reservations, look up directions for places, and to print out out return plane tickets. It was very convenient for us. The game room was a big hit for the kids as well. Overall, this place was great. I will definitely use ALL STAR again in the future!"
- The Soler Family from Connecticut
6-2001 LK-LK #207
"My husband will be leaving in July for a one year tour of Pakistan. In looking at taking the children to Disney we decided a house versus a hotel was the way to go. Then, once we decided on a house, we invited the whole family to join us for our vacation!
"The house was great, everyone had plenty of space yet we were able to all watch movies in comfort. The kids enjoyed getting to go to Disney World with Mom, Dad, Grandma, Grandpa, Aunts and Uncle. What a great vacation!"
- The Gregory Family from Alabama
"I could have never imagined that going to Disney with my husband, 3 children - ages 6, 5 & 2 - my parents, sister and 14 year old nephew would be so relaxing. We spent the most glorious week enjoying our beautiful ALL STAR home and all the fun Disney World has to offer.
"Our ALL STAR home in Windsor Hills gave us the opportunity to relax and enjoy one another's company each and every day. Having the comforts of home away from home made our trip to Disney even more magical. Our kids had the greatest time with their big cousin in the pool and at the Disney parks. They enjoyed every second of it because they had the normalcy of a home and their own room every day.
"Enjoying the 'new-to-them' toys in the playroom, the themed bedrooms, swimming in the pool and then off to Disney each day was not too much for them because they were comfortable and well rested. You can never do that in a hotel room. Their happiness each morning made the trip more magical and relaxing than I ever thought it would be.
"I never could have imagined how much fun this trip would turn out to be. I can look at our pictures every day and still get teary-eyed reliving it because the magic is still in my heart. Now, I just hope I never lose it.
"In the end, this is the only way we will go back to Disney. It was a true vacation! We came home happy, full of magnificent memories and well rested. And, Mommy came home the happiest because the only dirty clothes we had were our pajamas from the last night in the house.
"Thank you ALL STAR, we will surely see you again soon!"
- The Martin Family from New Jersey
everything we thought that it would be."
"What a great house. There were 12 of us staying in your home. My husband and I and our four children and my friend and her husband and 4 children.
"We went on a cruise to the Bahamas and we were very crowded on the boat. No room in the pools and people everywhere. It was such a relief to get to the house and everyone could have there own space. OUR OWN POOL AND HOT TUB.
"We also went to Disney and did some shopping. The house was immaculate and everything we thought that it would be.
"Your ALL STAR Staff was very friendly and helpful every time I had to call with questions - even before the trip.
"Thanks and can't wait to go again."
- The Norman Family from Indiana
Our 2009 ALL STAR Story Winners!
from 6 months old to 65 years old.
The house was perfect for all of us."
"Our family trip consisted of 11 people, from 6 months old to 65 years old. The house was perfect for all of us. It had everything we could think of: crib, high chair, pool, spa, game room, movie theater room, 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, every kitchen item imaginable. The furniture was top notch. The decor was also top of the line. The pool safety features were wonderful too.
"If that weren't enough, the clubhouse offered other swimming and gaming options. We felt safe and secure in the gated community and the kids loved the playgrounds.
"Thank you ALL STAR for a wonderful experience.
"PS...we certainly didn't expect someone from ALL STAR to show up with new batteries for the remotes. That was very impressive. Thanks again!"
- The Lucas Family, North Carolina
"This was a trip to remember. Christmas in Disney with 4 grandchildren and 6 adults who enjoy Disney as much as the grandchildren. ALL STAR helped us arrange for the decorated Christmas tree to be set up when we arrived at the home. The kids thought this was really great that Santa knew that they were spending Christmas in Orlando.
"ALL STAR also helped us find a chef to cook us Christmas dinner in our home. What a meal - nothing to do but eat...
"Our family thought that this was one of the best Christmases that they ever had."
- The Stewart Family from Canada
"Many of our most cherished family memories come from when our parents exposed us to different vacation destinations, especially during the holidays. Last Thanksgiving my siblings and I were able to do the same for our kids with our vacation in the Windsor Palms Resort.
"Our kids took full advantage of all of the amenities that were offered, especially the Wii game room and 60 seat movie theatre in the resort clubhouse. It's been almost a year since our visit and our kids are still asking us 'when are we going back?'
"Our ALL STAR vacation gave me and my siblings the ability to be able to give our kids the kind of memories and vacation experience that our parents gave us. We look forward to coming back real soon!"
- The Neal Family from Florida
"This was my family’s second stay in an ALL STAR vacation home and it was just as great as the first time!! Not only was it our family of 5 this time, but my parents and my brother’s family of 6 visiting Disney for the very first time. The kids, ranging in ages from 4 – 12, had a ball at the house swimming in the pool, sharing the Mickey themed bedrooms, playing pool and using the computers. Not to mention the entertainment they provided for each other and the adults in the house. There was never a dull moment.
"My son even celebrated his 8th birthday during this trip and couldn't have been happier celebrating in Disney with his cousins. This trip provided these cousins with memories and fun that they will always remember. This never would have been possible in a hotel. My parents thoroughly enjoyed watching their grandchildren enjoy the magic of Disney and each other all together."
- The Silano Family from Pennsylvania
(and more) than we had hoped for."
"We absolutely loved our Orlando vacation. We traveled with 6 adults and 3 children (4 years and younger). The house we stayed in was perfect - 5 bedroom/5 bath, which worked wonderful for 11 people! The pool and spa were the perfect end (or middle) of the hot August days. The house had a playroom which occupied the kids for hours. Each bedroom had a DVD/TV Combo, which helped out a lot. Once we settled into the home, which had plenty of storage, perfect kitchen and comfortable living room, we had everything we could have asked for. Having a washer and dryer was key! The house also had a PC with Internet access, so we were able to look up everything we need to know for the parks, weather, as well as take-out food options.
"The service ALL STAR provided equally matched. When I first reached out for information, I knew we'd stay with this company. The service representative was so informative and suggested this home because of our family arrangement - additional safety fence around the pool and close proximity to the playground. She listened to our needs and selected the perfect home for us. ALL STAR also politely answered our silly questions and replaced problem appliances within minutes of our call. The house was immaculate upon arrival and set up perfectly. ALL STAR has everything covered!
"The Windsor Hills community was beautiful and offered a zero entry pool (which everyone loved) and an amazing playground for the children.
"We will no doubt return to Orlando and will again stay with ALL STAR. We have already recommended the house and ALL STAR to a dozen friends.
"Thank you for making our family vacation everything (and more) than we had hoped for."
- The Sullivan, Miele, Sullivan and Chamberlain Families From New York
"Thank you ALL STAR Vacation Homes for making our dreams come true. We had a total of 16 people, including three generations of Texans who had never been to Orlando or to Disney World. For many of the adults in our group, this trip was a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit and experience the magic that is the Magic Kingdom. For the children, it was a time to spend quality play time with their cousins, swim in the ocean, and participate in endless opportunities for fun that can be found in Central Florida.
"However, although most of us were looking forward to visiting Mickey, Minnie, and the rest of the characters at the theme parks, we were extremely impressed and excited with the luxury accommodations that were offered by ALL STAR Vacation Homes. Our Five Star house in Acadia Estates offered plenty of bedrooms, bathrooms, and all the amenities to keep a large extended family happy. We LOVED the pool, the game room, the wireless Internet, and more. But, what we enjoyed the most was spending our days and nights together as a family that would not have been possible had we stayed in a hotel or other type of lodging. Thanks again for a memorable and outstanding vacation! When we come back to Orlando, we'll definitely stay with ALL STAR Vacation Homes!"
- The Hummel, Aranda and Cruz Families From Austin and Dallas, Texas
(especially the Movie Theatre Room!),
and it was close to our favorite place in the world: Disney!"
“We first heard of ALL STAR Vacation Homes when we attended the 2007 DisMeet (MagicMeets™) in Allentown, PA, and ALL STAR Vacation Homes was a sponsor. We looked at the brochures they had at their table and saw how beautiful the houses were and dreamed of going. Imagine our surprise when we won the grand prize of a 4 night stay!! I went home and immediately began planning when we would go and picked Memorial day weekend, so my son could go to Star Wars Weekends at Disney, since they were usually held the last 2 weeks of May and the First 2 Weeks of June. So we booked for our whole "Disney family" (12 of us - 4 children and 8 adults) and planned and were so excited.
“Unfortunately, that year they moved SWW to 4 weekends in June, so we missed it by one week. But the house more than made up for the disappointment!! We swam and relaxed and had a wonderful time.
“So wonderful, in fact, that my father in law (83) kept mentioning to us how much he enjoyed it and how he wished we could do it again some time.
“Labor Day weekend 2008 we had friends over and looked over the school calendar and decided to go the 5th of June -11th of June, 2009. We booked it and the kids (7 of them this time - we added another family and picked a house with bunk beds to fit them all) were jumping up and down and screaming. It was all we talked about from that point on.
“And what a wonderful time we all had!! The pool was wonderful, the house was fantastic (especially the Movie Theatre Room!), and it was close to our favorite place in the world: Disney! The best part of the whole thing? My son finally got to go to Star Wars Weekends, and this time with more friends!!
“Thank you ALL STAR for wonderful times and wonderful memories! I hope we will be able to book again soon!”
- The Stocker Family From Pennsylvania
|ALL STAR Vacation Homes is a proud sponsor of MagicMeets™ 2009.
See you in Harrisburg August 7th - 9th!
and we will not get a hotel on any future vacations!!!"
"My family and my buddy’s family decided to book a home for our Disney vacation - 9 people in all with 5 children under 5 years old. We decided on a 4 star home (to save some money). We were so happy with our home. There were 5 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, so no one complained about not having a potty.
"The house was immaculate and fully furnished (pack n' play, high chair, blender, bowls, silverware etc.) The pool was awesome!!! There was an alarm system on the back door so no kids could go outside unsupervised. There was even a child gate around the pool that an adult had to lift up and unhook (ALL STAR thought of everything).
"The staff was so helpful and friendly (They even offered us a great recommendation to a phenomenal buffet 5 minutes away: Villa De Flora in the Gaylord Palms hotel - highly recommend - and even came over to raise the heat in our pool within 10 minutes of calling).
"The house had 2 suites for the adults and an amazing game room for the kids. The kids loved the house, the parents loved the house and we will not get a hotel on any future vacations!!! I will recommend ALL STAR Homes to anyone and everyone who asks!!!!!"
- The Asch Family From New York
"I spent three years planning our Disney vacation! I studied the parks online from my desk at work. I ordered videos from all the attractions, calculated costs on spreadsheets, and looked at dates on calendars. Each year I felt defeated when I realized the Orlando dream was out of our budget. I wanted to take my children to Orlando while they were young so they could experience the magic that can only be felt by a child. Finally, after years of nagging, my husband agreed to take us.
"I had decided to stay at one of the moderate Disney resorts for our accommodations but I was shocked at the price. Because I am a school teacher I can only travel during the peak season and the costs were outrageous! My friend told me to research vacation houses online and when I did I found ALL STAR Vacation Homes.
"I found the most beautiful townhouse (4-2536 ML-WH) with three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a kitchen/living room, and washer/dryer. It was cheaper than a room with two queen beds at the Disney resort! It even had a pool and a Mickey themed bedroom/bathroom with a PlayStation 2 for the kids!!! There was also a community pool with a water slide! I rearranged my husband's vacation time just to get that town home and I am so glad I did!
"We had a great time in Orlando! We visited the Magic Kingdom, Sea World, took a fan boat ride, and visited Universal Studios! It only took five minutes to get to Disney and 15 minutes to Universal Studios! We even visited family at Cocoa Beach! They were jealous of our accommodations! Because of the August sun we took the short ride back to the house during the days we visited the parks and ate lunch and swam in the pool.
"We thought our vacation was going to be stressful with two kids, but it was wonderful. The home made the vacation relaxing and stress free! It was a home away from home. Actually, it was better than home! We were spoiled! The kids loved the house so much that they WANTED to leave the crowded hot theme parks to swim in the pool!
"We had such a great time that we made a movie of our vacation for all of our family and friends to see! I have told all my friends and PTA moms about ALL STAR! I can't imagine what our vacation would have been like if we had the whole family crowded into one hotel room for a week! We have decided to go back to Orlando again and plan to stick with ALL STAR!! The staff was great and friendly and accommodated all of our needs!! We will never stay in hotel again."
- The Dooley Family From Virginia
"Our stay at Vista Cay Resort in Orlando was not only a vacation, it was our delayed honeymoon. Eight months after our wedding, we both finally had the chance to get away from the demands of college and work. What a perfect place to relax, bask in 5-star amenities, and enjoy Florida's beautiful weather!
"We really appreciated the no-hassle check-in/check-out process. We simply entered our emailed pin number in the door of our condo, and checked-in online at our own convenience. There were no long lines at a front desk keeping us from getting our vacation started. Upon leaving, we just closed the door behind us. How cool is that?
"During our five days at Vista Cay we swam in the huge infinity pool, enjoyed the hot tub at night, and used the provided Internet access to plan other activities. We visited nearby SeaWorld and took a roundtrip shuttle to Busch Gardens. More than anything, my husband and I were grateful to stay at such an impressive resort that made our honeymoon well worth the wait.
"Our friends and family have seen our photos of the resort and are very impressed. The large bedrooms, leather furniture, granite countertops, tile floors, and spacious patio are gorgeous. Because the condo was stocked so well with supplies and amenities, we only needed to bring toothpaste and shampoo. We hope to book another stay with Vista Cay ALL STAR Vacation Homes next year. This time we'll bring others along too!"
- The Moorey Family From Michigan
5-5048 SL-VC #104
"Since this was our sixth year renting a home through ALL STAR Vacation Homes, we pretty much knew what to expect - excellence! We were not disappointed.
"We down-sized this year since we did not have as many people joining us. This was our first stay in the Windsor Hills community and we were very pleased with the home and community. My daughter loved the slide at the pool. We felt very secure in this neighborhood and did not mind having to be let in through the gates each time we returned home.
"This year was all about relaxing and taking it easy, and that's just what we did. One day we rode out to Cocoa Beach and laid out on the beach and enjoyed the ocean. We went up to the Daytona NASCAR flea market and shopped around, but most of the week was spent enjoying the home, pool, hot tub and all the home's amenities. It was a much needed week of relaxation, rest, and enjoying the company of the friends we went with.
"I can't wait until next year...we are already booked!!!! See you in February 2010!"
- The Dillon Family From Maryland
beautiful home and excellent value!"
"Our dream vacation happened with ALL STAR Vacation Homes! My husband has been working on his education for most of our married life (15 years). He is now working on his doctorate and at a very challenging part of writing his dissertation. On top of this, he also works full-time to support his family. Most of our vacations are spent driving out to see our families that live in a different part of the country than us.
Last year, my in-laws made a special announcement that they wanted to go on an individual trip with each of their 6 children's families. They said we could choose anywhere in the continental United States. This was a dream come true for us - finally a "real" vacation for our family to enjoy.
When we made this announcement to our children, and asked them what sounded interesting for a vacation they asked us the following questions:
"Does it have to be in Minnesota?" (That's where we live.)
"Do we have to drive again?" (That's our usual mode of transportation, 2-3 days each way.)
Then with more courage, "Could we see the ocean?"
And finally, "What about Disney World?"
Thus began our adventure of planning our vacation. Our children, 9 and 12, had never been to Florida or to Disney or to the ocean. Naturally we chose Orlando as our vacation destination. Staying with you was the icing on our cake! Our family enjoyed the townhouse and amenities almost as much as the visits to the Disney Parks. We even took a day off of the Parks to just enjoy the pool, activities, and movie theatre. It helped us relax and enjoy the Parks even more. The excitement of Disney can be exhausting, so it was good to come "home" each night to our townhouse and soak in the warm, heated pool.
The location was perfect! We easily drove to the parks and grocery stores - even the ocean was a pleasant 45 minute drive. It was in good proximity to other major attractions of the area as well.
Our family finally had one of our dreams come true, and a big part of the pleasure of our vacation was staying at ALL STAR. Now we can come home and tackle my husband's schooling with more vigor. And who would have known that we would want to come back just to stay at ALL STAR and see the other attractions of Orlando we didn't have time for on the first visit!
Thank you ALL STAR for your wonderful service, beautiful home and excellent value!"
- The Willis Family From Minnesota
Our 2008 ALL STAR Story Winners!
"My parents celebrated their 40th anniversary by taking the family to Orlando for the week. The seven of us had a wonderful trip. The logistics of renting the All Star Vacation Home for our group was perfect.
It began with renting the full-size SUV which fit all of us (& our belongings) comfortably. Having just one vehicle made it easier for us to all stay together. The rental home was phenomenal. The home was a 2-story with 5 bedrooms giving everyone their own space. The in-ground heated pool was a relaxing refuge at the end of each day. The game room also provided entertainment for the kids (both young and old).
Our week included visits to the Magic Kingdom, Disney Hollywood Studio, EPCOT, the Magic Kingdom (again), and Sea World. Each morning we would get up to be at the park for opening. It was so nice having 4 bathrooms to get ready. After spending the day at the amusement park, we would phone one of the many nearby restaurants to order food for pickup on our way home. This was ideal as none of us wanted to cook or deal with a crowded restaurant after a busy day. We would eat dinner outside by the pool and unwind. With 2 young children, it was nice being able to put them to bed in their own room. We couldn't imagine being at a hotel and having to turn out the lights so they could fall asleep. The large family room also provided a place for the adults to visit after the kids went to bed.
It was the first trip to Disney for my 2 daughters (ages 3 & 5). Their favorite memory of the trip varies between seeing Ariel, riding the teacups, the Princess Breakfast, visiting Sea World, or swimming in the pool. After returning home to Illinois, my 3 year old keeps asking when we will go back to our other house (referring to our rental house)."
- G. Yuccas, Naperville, Illinois
After driving over a thousand miles with nine kids, the last thing all 13 of us wanted to do was cram ourselves into 3 or 4 hotel rooms. We've done Disney with family groups as large as 21 and done everything from multiple rooms on property to timeshares. But nothing compared to the value and comfort we got from having our own house from ALL STAR Vacation home.
The pool and hot tub were the biggest hits with the kids. Several days we just cooked up snacks and then set out a "buffet" for them to graze on while they swam. At night, the littlest ones could go to bed, while the older ones played games and the adults could watch a movie or have some hot tub time to themselves. Even Santa found our stockings hung on the entertainment center and left presents under our decorated ficus tree!
Still today, the kids say that when we go back to Disney, that they only want to go if we rent that house again!"
- The Green Family From Texas
"Given the responsibility of planning an Orlando stay which included attending a convention and taking the kids to Disney World and not having been in the area for many years, I was overwhelmed by the Disney resorts and prices.
I started looking for nearby homes to rent for 9 people and the most beautiful and accommodating one I found was through ALL STAR Vacation Homes. The site is user-friendly as well as the staff I spoke to on the phone.
The kids loved the pool and swam every night in it after a day at Disney. What a relaxing, enjoyable vacation!
Although, I think I've earned the job of planning all family vacations! Thanks for making it so easy."
- The Harder Family From Wisconsin
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"This was a wonderful family vacation! Everything about it was easy and first class all the way. With a small child and family members with children all gathering together for a Disney vacation, this was the most economical and stress free way to go! It was a pleasure to be able to provide the children with room to play and accommodate naps and sleep times without the adults being squeezed by four walls of a tiny hotel room. Also, it was a thrill to be able to go to the parks for a few hours at a time with a door to door round trip of about 10 minutes. Hands down... we would do this again and recommend it to everyone we know with small children!!!"
- The Joseph Family From New Jersey
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"I started planning our first ever Disney vacation a year ago and was going to do the whole Disney resort stay. We had a party of 14 people - including 3 children, 1 infant, 3 teens and 7 adults. I called Disney to check their group and individual rates. I had also read about ALL STAR Vacation Homes in a book of Disney planning and decided to check it out. It turned out to be much more economical and, this way, we would all be in the same house and have a chance to be together. It was great to have somewhere to relax after a day of non stop walking in the sun. We got in the pool and even had a barbecue on our day off. We've already recommended ALL STAR to friends and family. Thank you so much! Look forward to seeing you soon."
- The Hernandez Family of Texas
Whow!!!! Is all I can say. My family and I had a blast staying at All Star Vacation Homes.
The fact that we didn't have to spend money on eating out because we had everything we needed in the house was great. I can honestly say I had more fun in the house and pool than in the Disney Park.
After a long day of visiting Disney World we all went back to the townhouse and relaxed by the pool. Then the kids would head off to bed and the grown-ups spent time just chatting away by the pool. It was great and Yes We WILL be doing this again next year.
Thanks All Star for such a wonderful experience.
- The Cruz & Garcia Family
Michael and I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for all of your help and support as we planned our wedding. All of our family was coming from out of town and you managed to help us find several homes to fit all 45 family members and close friends that were making the trip from all over the United States to our wedding here in Orlando.
Alaina (ALL STAR Reservations Agent), you made it easy on us by being the main contact person for our family, so Michael and I could focus on planning the wedding, and all of the activities that goes into a destination wedding. Although Michael and I both live in the Orlando area, no one else involved in the wedding lived here. We wanted to make sure everyone enjoyed their week here by being able to enjoy what Orlando has to offer. Your homes allowed our family and friends to relax and enjoy the warm Florida sunshine. It also allowed our "new" big family to spend time together and enjoy our wedding week.
Your homes are warm and welcoming, as well as spacious. Due to so many friends and family coming to our wedding that we don't get to see often, we wanted to have a family BBQ style dinner Friday night before the wedding. The house my parents rented was a perfect layout, open and spacious for all 60 people that came to the BBQ dinner Friday night. It was perfect!
The house was also perfect in that it allowed our families to relax and enjoy getting ready for the wedding Saturday night. It might not have been my parent's home, but it sure did have a lot of love in it and it will always have a special place in my heart. The boys enjoyed spending Saturday morning swimming in the pool and had fun with our photographer on the playground.
Our families still speak about their "wonderful Florida week"! It was the first time that anyone in mine or Michael's family had used a vacation home, and I'm pretty sure that after our wonderful week, filled with happy memories it will not be the last time! Thank you for sharing in one of our family's special moments in time.
You are a truly wonderful company and I will be recommending you to anyone that asks about places to stay in the Orlando area!
Thank you for all you did!
Michael and Ariana Detert
Tony and Sue Miller and Family (Bride’s family)
John and Mary Detert and Family (Groom’s family)
|"We loved it! It was our first trip to Disney, and we were worried having three young children (6, 4 and 13 months) that a 7 day vacation in Orlando wouldn't be relaxing. We were wrong!
The condo with our own pool was perfect for us! The kids could sleep in their own rooms after a busy day at the parks and we could relax ourselves in the evening by our own pool. We saved a lot of money by not doing the Disney hotel, especially since we ended up not eating out once. It was just easier to cook in the fully equipped kitchen or have food delivered than to drag tired children to a busy restaurant. The club pool was huge and never busy. The kids also liked the playground and just walking around the neighborhood with us (it felt very safe and home-like). We were a short drive to Disney, an hour from Cocoa Beach and close to everything else we needed. The condo was a relaxing place to come home to. Our kids called it home all week and still ask if we can go to our "other home with the pool". I don't think we'll ever stay in a hotel again for vacation. I would highly recommend All Star to anyone!"
- G. Wilker, New Bremen, Ohio
We planned for this vacation for over two years...and what a great vacation it was! It was our first visit to Florida and Walt Disney World...so much fun!
We are a family of six, and that meant paying for two hotel rooms, or a suite. We were traveling on a budget due to the fact that the children were paying for it with paper route money!! I was able to locate All Star Vacation Homes on the internet, and the more I researched, the more impressed I became! My initial impressions were completely accurate...our experience with All Star has been wonderful.
Our vacation condo was beautifully decorated and in "top notch" condition when we arrived. Everything was just as it was featured on the web site...what a wonderful blessing! Everything went very smoothly for check-in...we arrived in the middle of the night, but had absolutely no problems finding the All Star office or our condo! Another blessing considering we had been traveling for nearly sixteen hours from the West Coast of Canada with four children in tow.
Your service is THE BEST!!
- C. Jones, British Columbia, Canada
"We have told several friends and family about it and even had a group of 12 stay on our same street with overlapping dates so we could hang out. The biggest decision was picking whose house was better!!
"All the homes are decorated perfectly and the ammenities are pretty much the same. What a great deal. We will never stay on property again! Thanks ALL STAR!"
- B. Pilkington, Sr., Charlotte, NC