Best Airbnbs in Orlando (Near Disney): Top 6 Options

Jun 24, 2024, written by Dennis Shirshikov

Heading down to the Sunshine State? You can’t miss one of Florida’s biggest attractions—Disney World! Just a short drive from Orlando, Disney World is an unforgettable adventure filled with magic and excitement for everyone.

But let's face it—accommodations near the park can be outrageously expensive. If you’re still looking around for places to stay, Airbnb can save the day. Not only does booking an Airbnb give you more options in terms of price, but it also gives you flexibility in the types of property you can book.

So, whether you're looking for a chic apartment for two or a spacious villa for the entire family, our handpicked options will ensure you can enjoy all that Disney magic without compromising on your travel plans!

Here are our picks for your next Disney-adjacent vacation to Orlando:

How We Selected the Best Airbnbs in Orlando

Finding the perfect place to stay during your Disney World adventure can be a challenge, so we did the legwork for you. We sifted through countless listings to bring you the best Airbnbs near Disney—each one meets high standards for quality and comfort, and may even have some unique extras.

Here’s how we made our picks for these Airbnbs in Orlando:

1. Margaritaville Cottage

Are you really in Florida if you’re not booked at a tropical escape? This Margaritaville cottage is the cutest vacation spot you’ve ever seen. Just minutes from the parks, it has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms and can fit up to 6 guests.

We love the bright, beachy vibe of this place—it instantly puts you in vacation mode. The cottage has everything you need, like a backyard hot tub, a full kitchen, and cozy living areas. After a long day at Disney, this Airbnb will make you feel right at home.

It’s like having a little slice of paradise close to all the action. Perfect for families or groups, it’s a getaway within a getaway, blending quaint tropical charm with easy access to Orlando's top attractions.

2. Windsor Orlando Private Arcades

Inside this unassuming frontage lies a secret: an incredible vacation home that has absolutely everything you need to keep everyone entertained outside of Disney.

Let’s get through the basics first. This property has 3 bedrooms, 4 beds, and 4 bathrooms—perfect for large families with kids. Now, let’s get to why this property is a standout. It boasts a pool, a hot tub, and a private game room and movie theater (complete with arcade games). How cool is that?

Imagine the kids having a dance-off on the DDR machine downstairs while you relax in the hot tub, or having a family movie night in your own theater. Though it’s only a few miles away from Disney, you might not even end up leaving the house. Yes, it’s that awesome!

3. 2 BR Lake Front

Picture yourself waking up on the 19th floor to stunning views of a peaceful lake each morning. Right on the banks of Lake Bryan is this cozy 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment that can comfortably fit up to 6 guests.

More than just stunning views of the lake, this apartment is only 2 miles away from Disney and even has views of the Disney fireworks from the elevator area.

Take advantage of resort-style amenities like a huge sparkling pool, fitness center, mini golf, and a game room. You can even rent jet skis and kayaks to go on the lake.

With this property, you can experience the best of both worlds: the tranquility of lakeside living and the excitement of Disney magic just minutes away.

4. Lakefront Victorian House

Okay, so this isn’t the closest option to Disney (it’s about 30 minutes away), but how could we not include this absolutely fabulous mansion?

If you’re dying to stay at the Cinderella Castle Suite—don’t worry, we all are—this is the next best thing. This Victorian home will make you feel like absolute royalty with its quirky, colorful, and absolutely grand interiors.

This stunning lakefront Victorian house isn’t just a place to stay, it’s an experience in itself. It has 9 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and can host 18 guests. The owners also allow parties with a limit of up to 50 people.

Enjoy exploring the cozy nooks inside the house, relaxing on the wraparound porch, and wandering through the stunning garden that features its own private purple pier leading directly to the lake. Those who love being on the water can even rent canoes!
If you want to create a whole weekend full of Disney magic, complete with a mansion that looks like it’s out of a Disney movie, then this Airbnb is perfect.

5. Casa Mola

Discover bohemian luxury just 15 minutes from Disney World. This stunning resort-style home has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and its own private pool—perfect for a family getaway or a girls’ weekend trip.

This private oasis is where you can relax and unwind in style. You'll find a spacious living area, complete with an open, full kitchen, and a dining space that seats 8. The rooms are designed in the same boho chic aesthetic as the rest of the house. This is definitely a space where you can peacefully retreat after a full day at the parks.

The Airbnb itself is located in Paradise Palms, a resort community where guests have free access to additional amenities such as a clubhouse, fitness center, and movie theater so that there's always something to enjoy during your stay.

6. Condo in Orlando

Just a stone’s throw away from Disney lies this modern condo with all the amenities your family could need for a weeklong stay.

It only has 1 bedroom, but it has 2 bathrooms and sleeping spaces set up in the living room (making the total maximum occupancy of this space 4 guests). The community it’s located in comes with a gym, arcade room, and pool area complete with a kiddie pool. The building is also right on the shores of Lake Bryan, where you can indulge in water sports if that’s something you like to do.

Start your day with a paddle around Lake Bryan, then heading out for an exciting adventure at Disney—this condo is located so close to the parks that you can do just that. In the evening, you can unwind back at the condo, maybe take a dip in the pool, or have some fun playing with the family in the arcade room. This cozy and convenient space is definitely the best place to recharge and make the most of your Orlando vacation.

Bottom Line

Don’t underestimate short-term rentals when it comes to booking a place to stay for a vacation. STRs often offer more than just a place to sleep: they have additional amenities and features that will make your stay a vacation in itself. From private pools to fully equipped kitchens, to even game rooms, these 6 rentals provide a personalized experience that hotels can't match. So, book one of these properties now and enjoy the comforts of home while exploring Orlando.

This article was written by
Dennis Shirshikov

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