Any thoughts on these resorts Windsor at Westside Festival, Storey Lake ,

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  1. Hemlock

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    I’m still looking for a rental for our March 2018 trip. My focus was originally timeshare resorts, but due to difficulty finding a 3 bedroom unit at a reasonable price for our dates, i’m now thinking a townhouse/house might better suit our needs. We are travelling with 5 teenagers and 1 young child. I was considering Windsor Hills, but the townhouses just look dated to me, plus most really only accommodate 6 people in real beds (plus 2 on a sofa bed).

    Location is not HUGE factor for us, as we are staying at a Disney Resort at the beginning of our vacation and will have most of our Disney days completed by the time we check into our rental home.

    Any thoughts on Windsor at Westside, Festival Resort or Storey Lake? These look like all fairly new communities. I’m also open to consider any other suggestions!

    Private pool plus great resort amenities for teens are important to us as we will be spending a few days relaxing at our resort, but I don’t want anyone hanging around indoors (teenagers!).
     
  2. sbd78

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    I haven't stayed at any of the resorts you mentioned, but I did look into Windsor at Westside (it does look gorgeous!) but discounted it because people on these boards were estimating it to be 20 minutes or so further from the parks than Windsor Hills (which we booked with.) Since most of your park time will be while you are staying on property though, 20 minutes might not matter to you.

    Also, Windsor Hills units are all individually owned so you can find some that have been updated, it just may take more searching. They also have single family homes if you need more space. I believe Windsor Palms and Emerald Island are also in that general area but built around the same time as Windsor Hills so same in that some may be updated, some may not. Just something you may want to look into, good luck!
     
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  4. mjhtvchick

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    We are planning almost the same trip as you are! Ours in in May though and we are going to Universal instead of Disney. I looked at both Storey Lake and Windsor at Westside but haven't heard of Festival Resort.

    I discounted Storey Lake after reading reviews that there was still a fair amount of construction going on and that some people had had fairly extensive ant issues.

    I ended up booking this townhome in Windsor at Westside...https://www.vrbo.com/4039557ha...my daughter is excited about the Harry Potter room and we are all looking forward to trying out the lazy river! :)
     
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  5. Hemlock

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    Well we decided to go with Windsor at Westside! I booked a gorgeous 4 bedroom townhouse on Airbnb. Can’t wait!
     
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  6. sbd78

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    Let us know how you like it, I may consider that resort for future trips!
     
  7. Hemlock

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    I will try to take lots of photos and post a review after our trip.
     
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