Property focus
Orange Tree, Clermont, Orlando
Sleeps 8, Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 3
Town Centre Reserve, Davenport, Orlando
Sleeps 6, Bedrooms 3, Bathrooms 3
Highlands Reserve, Davenport, Orlando
Sleeps 8, Bedrooms 4, Bathrooms 2
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Florida Villas and Vacation Rentals

Book your 2016 Florida villa with confidence.


There’s no question that booking your own rental accommodation offers you ultimate flexibility, freedom and space on your Florida vacation. Whether you choose an apartment or condo with ocean views of the Gulf, a townhome in Orlando with great resort facilities or a detached villa complete with its’ own private pool – you’re sure to find your ideal holiday home on


No travel agent to take their cut

The chance to book directly with the owner cuts out the middle man giving you access to the best prices so that, whatever your budget, it stretches that little bit further. And you get to treat yourself to those extra luxuries that don’t always come with a typical hotel package deal.

Access to great travel tips

Not only that, if it is your first time visiting the sunshine state, the owners of the properties can be a great source of local information and travel tips  - helping you make the most of your time on vacation from day one. They may even have useful advice where to source the other elements of your holiday such as flights or attraction tickets and the places not to be missed during your stay in Florida. Don’t forget it’s their holiday home too, so the owners are very likely to have more up to date knowledge than your local travel agent and will probably love being able to share some of their experiences with you!

How do I know the home is genuine?

So what about the horror stories you hear of internet scams and holiday makers turning up to find the home they’ve booked already occupied or worse still, non-existent?

A little research goes a long way. Many of our home owners have advertised on the site since it first launched in 2007 and you’ll be able to see genuine reviews from previous guests. A phone call to the owner to the contact number provided on the advert can also help confirm their identity and payment details as well as answering any final questions you may have before money is exchanged. Do ask for a rental agreement – each owner or manager will have their own payment and cancellation policies and house rules.

Safe Payment Methods

Some owners accept credit card payments or Paypal which could offer you additional protection if there are any issues with your booking. Check out with your own card company what is covered. Never pay by cash in advance or instant money transfer services such as Western Union or MoneyCorp as these payment methods are highly susceptible to fraudulent activity. Your own bank should be able to offer advice on the safest way to transfer money where online payment is not available.

Book with confidence

I you still have any lingering concerns about booking direct with the owner then Direct Villas Florida can help you allay these fears with a service that is completely free of charge.

Once you’ve found your ideal vacation home, confirmed your dates are available and agreed on the price of booking the accommodation of your choice – at your request, Direct Villas Florida can then confirm the following free of charge:

  • The legal owner of the relevant rental property from data held by the relevant local government department in Florida.
  • Details of any outstanding matters registered against the legal owner of the property, and registered with the relevant County Court in Florida.
  • Confirmation as to whether the data obtained from the above departments, matches that provided to Direct Villas Florida by the owner of the relevant listing.


Simply contact us at with:

  1. The ID number and name of your preferred property as featured on Direct Villas Florida
  2. The name of the person with who you have been in correspondence with.

We’ll aim to get back to you with the results of the above checks within 24 hours so you’re ready to take the next step and confirm your booking with complete confidence that you are dealing directly with the genuine owner of the home.

So what are you waiting for?

Start browsing today and let us help you find your ideal holiday home for your next trip to Florida.

A selection of vacation rentals in Florida can be found on

If you own your own holiday home and would like to find out more about advertising on the site contact Sarah or Tracy on: T. +44 (0)333 2400797   E.


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