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Destination guide

Staying in a Davenport holiday let

Wedged between glimmering Lake Tohopekaliga and the wetlands of Polk County, little Davenport is home to oodles of family-friendly holiday homes that promise to get you right to the heart of the Sunshine State. Close proximity to the loop-de-looping rides and fairy-tale castles of Universal Studios and Disney World is what draws the crowds, promising magical encounters with Mickey Mouse and adrenaline-pumping jaunts through Orlando's iconic theme parks. Throw in gorgeous golf clubs, crocodile-spotted riverways and year-round warmth, and it's easy to see why so many are seeking a pad in this fun-loving corner of Florida.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Davenport

Are you hoping to find attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your holiday home and experience everything that makes Davenport a fun place to get away to. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Walt Disney World® (13.4 mi / 21.5 km)
  • SeaWorld® Orlando (16.3 mi / 26.3 km)
  • Universal Studios Florida™ (19.2 mi / 30.9 km)
  • ChampionsGate Golf Club (2.7 mi / 4.4 km)
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom® Theme Park (9.1 mi / 14.6 km)
  • Disney's Hollywood Studios® (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
Natural features

Exploring the natural landscape of Davenport

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to appreciate the scenery, Davenport is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's noteworthy features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Lewis W Mathews Memorial Sports Complex (5.3 mi / 8.5 km)
  • Lake Davenport (7.5 mi / 12 km)
  • Lake Cecile (11.8 mi / 18.9 km)
  • Shingle Creek Regional Park (12.2 mi / 19.6 km)
  • Lake Bryan (12.8 mi / 20.6 km)
  • Disney Wilderness Preserve (12.9 mi / 20.8 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Davenport

The nearest airport is in Kissimmee, FL (ISM-Kissimmee Gateway), located 12.8 mi (20.7 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Orlando, FL (MCO-Orlando Intl.), which is 24.3 mi (39.1 km) away.

How to get around

Getting around from your Davenport holiday home

With its easy links to US Route 17 and Interstate 4, you'll only ever be a hop, skip and a jump from the main attractions of Orlando city when staying in a Davenport holiday let. It's best to hire a car when you touch down in the Sunshine State – those wheels will give you the freedom to make the 30-minute ride up to Lake Buena Vista and its gravity-defying roller coasters whenever you want. The good news is that most Davenport villa rentals come with a dedicated space for the auto, which means you won't have to worry about parking.

Food & drink 

Taste Davenport's foodie treats

Whether it's a jalapeno-topped Tex-Mex taco or a hearty all-American steak, you can rest assured that the wealth of eateries in the vicinity of Davenport holiday lettings will have you – and the rest of the family – covered. You simply must try the output of the Southern BBQ places that abound here, which means slow-cooked briskets and smoky meats. Then there's Davenport's taste for Mexican cuisine, which means oodles of frittatas and corn-flour wraps, not to mention a dash of capsicum in pretty much everything. And if you prefer to cook at home? That won't be a problem thanks to all the ranch-to-table food shops along Route 17.

Essential info

Essential info for stays in Davenport holiday homes

  • It's customary to tip 20% in most American restaurants, so have plenty of USD at the ready when you head out in the evenings
  • Consider booking your holiday rental outside of major US school breaks – summer and Christmastime get busy, and pricy, around Orlando
  • If you're getting a hire car, always check your Davenport holiday let has a parking space provided
  • Consider renting a car from outside of Orlando International Airport – that can help keep prices down
  • The dry season in Orlando runs from November to May, so you might get showers or storms if you come during the summer
Family friendly

Davenport is tailor-made for families

There's a reason that so many Davenport villa rentals have multiple bedrooms, room for an SUV, gardens, pools and big dining rooms – they sit in the middle of Florida's family-fun zone. Orlando is the obvious place to take the kids. Whether you're delving into spine-tingling Egyptian crypts in Universal or exploring Olde-Worlde castles on the roller coasters of Disney's Magic Kingdom, there's rarely a dull moment in those parts. Kissimmee is another option. It's just 30 minutes' drive from Davenport, offering aquariums and airboat adventures over Florida's croc-snapping wetlands.

How many holiday rentals are available around Davenport?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 25,726 holiday lettings around Davenport. From 6,523 villas to 21,298 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Davenport?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Davenport:

  • Champions Gate: 3,354 holiday homes
  • Highlands Reserve: 1,337 holiday homes
  • Watersong: 588 holiday homes
  • Calabay Parc: 399 holiday homes
  • Legacy Park: 301 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Davenport?

Vrbo UK offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Davenport. From Vrbo UK travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Highland Reserve Golf Club: 27,038 holiday lettings
  • Ridgewood Lakes Golf and Country Club: 26,315 holiday lettings
  • Lewis W Mathews Memorial Sports Complex: 26,020 holiday lettings
  • True Blue Winery: 25,968 holiday lettings
  • Walt Disney World®: 26,934 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Davenport listed on Vrbo UK where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Villas in Davenport?

Yes, of course. Vrbo UK offers 6,523 Villas in Davenport. Our other popular types of Davenport holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 21,298 self catering accommodations
  • Flats: 3,382 self catering accommodations
  • Bungalows: 60 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Townhouses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Davenport?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 24,308 holiday homes with pool available in Davenport. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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