Windsor Hills Need to know - Info & Help

ExtraMagic

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We decided to rent a pool home for a short trip this summer! Do any Windsor Hills regulars (or just past renters) have favorite take-out restaurants nearby?
 

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Earning My Ears
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Mar 31, 2020
I give up; short of throwing a tomato at my Keyboard & Monitor >>>> Quote is just not working. :bored:
Thank you; I have been looking for some ExtaMagic.....and,
I just added a new restaurant map in OP #05 that hopefully will be of some help with your take-out need 2 know.
Seems that trip planning has gotten even more complex :wave2: Have a great vacation!

G'day
Pulsar

NOTE – The missing top of the restaurant map corrected 05:40am 05/27/2020
 
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  • ExtraMagic

    Happy Disney Mom!
    Joined
    Sep 12, 2019
    Thank you; I have been looking for some ExtaMagic.....and,
    I just added a new restaurant map in OP #05 that hopefully will be of some help with your take-out need 2 know.
    Seems that trip planning has gotten even more complex :wave2: Have a great vacation!

    G'day
    Pulsar

    NOTE – The missing top of the restaurant map corrected 05:40am 05/27/2020
    Thank you! Take out has definitely never been a factor in our Disney trip-planning process! Thanks so much for the restaurant map. I put Joe's Crab Shack, Carrabbas, Giordano's, and Chuy's on our "possible take out" line up! Now, to start a grocery shopping list :)
     

    WH INFO

    Earning My Ears
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    When we were there, they did have a lifeguard on duty all day at the top of the 2 slides in the "water park" area, telling people when it was safe to go down, etc.
    There will be 2 safety employees assigned to the “water park” any time it is open .They will be stationed with 1 at the top of each of the large slides, however they are not certified lifeguards.
    G'day
    Pulsar
     
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    BecBennett

    Statistically, 6 out of 7 dwarves are not happy.
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    Thanks for all the information.
    We're planning on coming for our 10th anniversary in late Feb/early March 2021 and I'm trying to decide where is best to stay. Ideally I wanted to rent DVC points and stay onsite - we stayed in a 1br at BWV last time, and it has spoilt us for anywhere else a bit. However all up there will be around 15 of us this time, so renting DVC points might be out of the question, and staying somewhere like WH or WBC is starting to look a bit more appealing.

    Do you know if it's possible to find out where a townhouse/condo/pool house is located before booking it? I'm assuming you would just try and contact the owner? We'd all want to stay pretty close together, and while I think being neighbours is a bit too much to ask, I'd like to try and aim for just a couple of houses apart. Does this sound like something reasonable we could manage?

    Edited to add - it looks like welcometowindsorhills actually shows you the address of the property, so that's very handy.
     
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    Earning My Ears
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    Do you know if it's possible to find out where a townhouse/condo/pool house is located before booking it?
    Your edit makes my answer a whole lot easier since you aren’t looking for a direct from owner rental. The welcometowindsorhills site, after you select FIND A Sngl-Fmly HOME it will switch to windsorhillsprivaterentals (directly affiliated with the Windsor Hills Resort) If you select 6 Bedroom Homes you will see several homes that will sleep 16 guest. I did not research if two Townhomes would cost more or less than one 6 bedroom. OBTW: The 6 bedroom only has 4 bathrooms.
    NOTE: If about 15 means 14 then look at the 5 bedroom Homes. (There was 3 of them)
    Message me if you need more details.

    PS - Too bad my preceding rambling failed to answer your main question which was what I selected to quote. Most vacation rental sites will include their Email and/or Phone contact information for potential clients to ask questions or help with other assistance. "windsorhillsprivaterentals" dosen't seem to be one of them.

    G'day
    Pulsar
     
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    omniscientmommy

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    @BecBennett I would make sure to ask the owners or management company about the possibility of the unit/house being sold. Since the economy has taken a dive the number of units/homes for sale in WH has shot up. We were looking at renting for Feb. but found through realtor sites that some of the units we were looking at renting are for sale. If it happens that the property is sold to a new owner my understanding is that the new owner doesn't have to honor any rental contracts. COVID-19 has really shaken things up for the travel industry.
     

    ExtraMagic

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    We decided to rent a pool home for a short trip this summer! Do any Windsor Hills regulars (or just past renters) have favorite take-out restaurants nearby?
    Just had to share that we had an awesome stay at Windsor Hills. And our takeout game was strong!

    We did grocery pickup from Publix. There is a Publix a few miles east (right outside Celebration) and another a few miles west on 192.

    We got Starbucks a couple of times. There is a Starbucks with a drive-through a few miles east on 192, just past I-4.

    We did takeout from Disney Springs. You can order food to-go (and pay) on the Polite Pig website! Yum!! We also ordered Blaze Pizza to go on the Blaze website. Both were super easy to order and super easy to pick up!

    We ordered curbside takeout from Tijuana Flats! I am crazy for Tijuana Flats and there are two close by — again, one in either direction on 192. Neither of them show up on Tijuana Flats website for some reason. So I found their location’s website via google. Again, order and pay online. Call when you get there and someone puts your dinner in your trunk! Totally hands free!

    We are taking social distancing seriously, but with the rising cases in florida we were *totally* on our game with masks, sanitizer, and careful to keep clear of others! But we still ate great!
     

    WH INFO

    Earning My Ears
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    Just had to share that we had an awesome stay at Windsor Hills. And our takeout game was strong!
    Ok... Now I’m a little jealous. It looks like you guys had a pretty good WH stay. I never have used any of the clubhouse or pool complex offerings, but did you use any of the clubhouse or pool amenities? If yes do you feel they helped to improve your stay?
    G’day
    Pulsar
     
  • mamaofsix

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    Ok... Now I’m a little jealous. It looks like you guys had a pretty good WH stay. I never have used any of the clubhouse or pool complex offerings, but did you use any of the clubhouse or pool amenities? If yes do you feel they helped to improve your stay?
    G’day
    Pulsar
    We've used the pool complex and other amenities (playgrounds, etc) and they are one of the main reasons we love Windsor Hills. The pool area is incredible. We always use at least 1 day of our trip as a "non-Disney" day just to enjoy that pool.
     

    ExtraMagic

    Happy Disney Mom!
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    Ok... Now I’m a little jealous. It looks like you guys had a pretty good WH stay. I never have used any of the clubhouse or pool complex offerings, but did you use any of the clubhouse or pool amenities? If yes do you feel they helped to improve your stay?
    G’day
    Pulsar
    The pools, etc, looked like so much fun, but we steered clear this time. There didn't appear to be much social distancing happening.
     

    aj24

    Earning My Ears
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    Hi everyone. Had no idea there was a dedicated Windsor Hills thread here on Disboards. We're owners (a 6BR pool villa), and hopefully adding 1 or 2 more units later in 2020! WH really is a nicely kept secret :)

    As recommended above, there is no reason to book through Vrbo or Airbnb. Save hundreds on fees by booking directly through WindsorHillsPrivateRentals.com -- this website is owned, managed and monitored by the HOA of Windsor Hills. Your inquiry goes direct to the owner (or a management company representing the owner).

    Needless to say, it's been an interesting year...but we're seeing a lot of interest in 2021 and beyond. We're observing a huge trend (tidal wave might be a better word), of "new renters" ... people who never rented an off-site Disney house before and normally wouldn't even consider it. A lot of families don't want to squeeze a family of 4 into a Disney resort hotel room anymore in the post-Covid world, especially when an entire house is available 10 minutes away for less cost.

    Happy to answer any questions, will poke my head back in when I can.
     

    blobula

    Earning My Ears
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    Mar 26, 2018
    Is everything open at Windsor Hills? Most importantly the pool. Checking in on July 8.
     

    BuzzandAriel'smom

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    Hi everyone. Had no idea there was a dedicated Windsor Hills thread here on Disboards. We're owners (a 6BR pool villa), and hopefully adding 1 or 2 more units later in 2020! WH really is a nicely kept secret :)

    As recommended above, there is no reason to book through Vrbo or Airbnb. Save hundreds on fees by booking directly through WindsorHillsPrivateRentals.com -- this website is owned, managed and monitored by the HOA of Windsor Hills. Your inquiry goes direct to the owner (or a management company representing the owner).

    Needless to say, it's been an interesting year...but we're seeing a lot of interest in 2021 and beyond. We're observing a huge trend (tidal wave might be a better word), of "new renters" ... people who never rented an off-site Disney house before and normally wouldn't even consider it. A lot of families don't want to squeeze a family of 4 into a Disney resort hotel room anymore in the post-Covid world, especially when an entire house is available 10 minutes away for less cost.

    Happy to answer any questions, will poke my head back in when I can.
    I just posted a question for owners a few minutes ago and found this thread. My question about owning may be off topic but if you have any info about owning send me a message. We are thinking about buying in WH.
     



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