Shimmering Frozen Room with Special Lighting
ParkHopper Properties by Carolyn and Charles Hudson
About ParkHopper Properties by Carolyn and Charles Hudson
ParkHopper Properties is owned by Carolyn and Charles Hudson. Originally from Mississippi, Birmingham, Alabama has been home for over 39 years. We are the parents of 5 adult children, and we now have LOTS of grandchildren. :o) We cherish the memories we made on family trips to the Orlando area when our children were small. Now that they have their own families, they enjoy bringing their children to the same theme parks they enjoyed as children. Two of our daughters worked as musical performers at Disney both in California and Florida, so even after our children were grown, we made many trips to Disney to see their shows. We have stayed in most of the Disney properties and some private rental properties over the years. Once we 'discovered' Windsor Hills, we never stayed anywhere else! It simply could not be beat for facilities and convenience. In 2012 we decided to buy our first condo in Windsor Hills because we wanted to have a place available to bring our grandchildren. Because our family kept expanding with new grandchildren, we found we needed more room, so we purchased an additional units that suited our location requirements as they became available. With owning multiple units and managing them ourselves, we found that refurbishing the units offered a creative outlet and managing them was somewhat like a part-time job. Now that we are retired (medical and teaching), we decided that managing additional units would be a suitable job for two retirees. ParkHopper Properties now owns and manages a total of 7 condos in Windsor Hills. Five of them are in the building adjacent to the pool, and two are diagonally across the street from the pool building. Having all of the properties close together gives us the flexibility of having properties suitable for larger groups.
ParkHopper Properties by Carolyn and Charles Hudson purchased this Condo in 2015
Why ParkHopper Properties by Carolyn and Charles Hudson chose Kissimmee
We were originally interested in this unit because of several reasons: We already owned the unit across the hall, so this unit was a good choice for us so more members of our family could travel with us. While we like time together, we also like to have individual accommodations for different families. We love the first floor convenience. The elevators at Windsor Hills are conveniently located in the center of each building and are fast, but it is an extra convenience simply to walk into the unit without having to use the elevator. This location is close to the pool and clubhouse area. Our building is diagonally across the street from the pool/clubhouse. It is a 1-2 minute walk/stroll on sidewalks through landscaped grounds to the pool.
What makes this Condo unique
We were originally interested in this unit because it was across the hall from a unit we already owned. When we saw it, we knew this one offered some unique benefits. The main feature we love is the lovely screened lanai. The lanai is surrounded by some very nice Windsor Hills landscaping, and it faces east. There is nice filtered sunshine in the morning and it makes a nice spot for a lesiurely cup of coffee if you are not racing off the the parks for the day. The wicker loveseat, chair, and glass-topped table make the lanai a perfect little outdoor sitting room for 2-3 people. After mid morning, the lanai is shaded and it makes a great spot for some reading in the afternoon and late evening. The shrubbery on either side gives it a cozy, enclosed feeling, and there always seems to be a nice breeze there in the afternoons and evenings. Also in the pictures you can see my car parked just outside the lanai. This is GREAT for bringing in groceries, etc. Just a few steps from the parking to the entrance through the lanai. I think one other somewhat unique benefit is a little brown lizard that always appears in the mornings on the lanai. I stayed in this unit for over a week decorating and setting up after the contractors left. As soon as I would sit on the lanai love seat, in about 5 minutes this little brown lizard would always quietly appear on the opposite arm of the love seat. He would take his position in the sun and we would watch each other quietly. When I went inside, he would stay until the area became shaded and then he would quietly disappear. A condo with a pet lizard is a VERY unique benefit! If you do not wish to share the lanai, with this little guy, simply make some noise and he will disappear. He is a shy, gentle little soul & will not harm you. He only wants to enjoy his little spot of sunshine every morning, & he will happily share his space with you if you are very quiet and move slowly. :o)
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Great and Convenient!
Loved this property! Pool, waterpark, and slides, and more for the kids and so close to so many things!!! Disney was only a few minutes away. Having 2 bathrooms and a kitchen was also convenient. And my niece loved the frozen room!!
Perfect stay - wonderful accomodations
This 2 bed, 2 bath, floor level condo was everything we could have hoped for. My two year old absolutely loved "her" Frozen room; the patio was a nice touch with easy access to your car which you can park under the shade of a tree, right outside this condo (a MUST for hot weather!). The rooms were nicely sized, and closets were nicely sized and equipped with hangers and plenty of towels for the pool and water park. The pool and water park were only a hundred steps away (which you'll appreciate after averaging 20k+ steps in Disney each day!). One closet even had a pack n play, high chair, and stroller for those traveling with infants. The kitchen came equipped with pots and pans, plates, and all the essentials needed for basic cooking. The only thing we lacked and realized we needed was toddler sized silverware, which we snagged from the CVS just down the street (or which you could snag from the Wal-Mart which was even closer but also just down the street). Speaking of things close by, Animal Kingdom and Hollywood Studios were about 10 minute drives (with traffic), and Magic Kingdom and Epcot were about 15 minute drives (with traffic). If ever we find ourselves back in the Orlando area, I would not hesitate for one second to rent from Parkhopper Properties again.
we loved the Minnie Mouse pad. Great home
Wonderful home and we would stay here again. The security at the complex was superb. The home looks just like the pictures. The beds and furnishings are very comfortable. Navigating to all the attractions from the home was easy. Within a 15 minute drive. The complex at Windsor hills is very nice. I found it to be quiet and I live on 140 acres in the country. Walls nicely insulated, never heard a peep from the adjoining condos. If your thinking about this property, stop looking and book it, you won’t be disappointed!! Thank you Carolyn, you made booking so easy and made sure our stay was memorable.
Carolyn is a great communicator and very organized, which made our stay very easy to book. The condo was very clean, well decorated and had everything we needed. We would definitely stay here again!!
Perfect Family Vacation
As a family of 4 (2 adults with 2 college aged children) we were searching for a rental that was close to Disney properties that had space for 4 adults at a great price. This property met and exceeded our expectations! The owners were fabulous - they provided excellent communication from the first booking through follow up after our stay. The location was perfect - only minutes away from the Disney parks yet quiet and homey away from the noise of many hotel areas. The rental was exactly as described/pictured. All necessary items were provided to make our stay comfortable. The heated pool was a bonus (heated to 85 degrees on cool December days!) and we enjoyed the game room at the club house. By staying at a rental we were able to save money on housing cost, as well as on food since we bought groceries at the Wal-Mart located just minutes away. We also ate several meals at the many restaurants close by instead of eating at the Walt Disney World parks. Thank you for providing such perfect accommodations! I would highly recommend this rental property!
Loved the Frozen Room!
Great property within Windsor Hills. My daughter fell in love with the Frozen room!
Windsor Hills is the closest community vacation resort to Disney (only 2 miles) and is located for easy access to other area attractions including Universal Studios, Islands of Adventure, Sea World, Discovery Cove, Busch Gardens, Wet-N-Wild, Arabian Knights, Medieval Times Dinner Show, Sleuths Mystery Dinner Show, and Dixie Stampede. Its central location provides quick access to major highways so guests can take day trips to beaches and other attractions in other parts of Florida, such as Cocoa Beach, Cape Canaveral, Daytona Beach, and Clearwater Beach. In addition, within a few miles there are numerous golf courses, outlet shopping, and hundreds of restaurants, as well as opportunities to visit museums and historic landmarks.