Windsor Hills vs Windsor Palms

Tink_83

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Mar 29, 2017
From what I have researched it seems like the only difference between the two is that the Windsor Hills has a far better pool (especially for young children and a teen, I'm thinking the water slide as the biggest selling point). But I figured I'd reach out here to see if there was something I'm missing. I have two rentals I'm considering priced almost the same, both 4 bedroom houses with pools (looking forward to soaking in the hot tub when we get back from the parks!). Anyway, is there any other difference that I've missed?
 

PulsarIII

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Aug 8, 2003
Although I have only stayed at Windsor Hills I’m fairly aware of Windsor Palms. Both of these gated communities were developed by same developers. Windsor Palms is a few years older than Windsor Hills and Both were built as tourist destination “neighborhoods”. Both have good control on keeping the buildings and proprieties maintained very well, so age should not be much of a problem. Windsor Hills a very small advantage for its location near WDW.

The big factor with all Kissimmee tourist rentals is what company the owner uses for maintenance. Sometimes it not easy to find that information and even if you know the name of the MC; are they the good guys the bad guys. I would like to help you out, but the company that handled maintenance for the places I’ve stayed the last few years has closed down.

The community pools and clubhouse amenities may differ somewhat and it may be a major factor you and your party but with a private pool out by the lanai...

G’day
III
 

Heluvsme

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Mar 27, 2007
We have stayed at both, Windsor Palms is older, feels a little more tired, in need of some sprucing up maybe. It wasn't bad, don't get me wrong, it just didn't have a resort feel to me. Yes there is a gate and a guard, but it was on a smaller scale and needed a little repair. Also, WP was tucked back into more of a neighborhood setting.
WH is our choice over the two, but again, it wasn't a deal breaker for us, just a preference.
 



  • ParkHopperFan

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    Jul 30, 2013
    Windsor Hills is newer and closer to the parks. The community has more offerings in terms of pool, water park, sports courts, etc. than Windsor Palms.
     

    Sha259

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    Oct 3, 2014
    If they were priced equally I would chose WH simply for its distance to parks. WP is right behind WH, but navigating around will take longer to get to the main road and the parks. I have only stayed in WH, but went with a great property and will be doing WH again for my next trip!
     

    omniscientmommy

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    Mar 12, 2018
    We've stayed at Windsor Hills 3 different times and other than the individual units property varying on quality, we like the closeness of WH to the parks and the amenities. That being said make sure to do your research before renting, especially through Airbnb. We've recently had 3 bad Airbnb experiences with property management companies.
     

    canlafre

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    Feb 7, 2012
    Who have you booked through to stay at Windsor Hills?


    We've stayed at Windsor Hills 3 different times and other than the individual units property varying on quality, we like the closeness of WH to the parks and the amenities. That being said make sure to do your research before renting, especially through Airbnb. We've recently had 3 bad Airbnb experiences with property management companies.
     
  • Heluvsme

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    Mar 27, 2007
    We have used 2 companies for WH, Dave Robinson at Vacation Central Florida, and Magical Vacation Homes.

    Both were good, we have had no problems with either one and we have stayed there close to 11 times now.
     

    omniscientmommy

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    Mar 12, 2018
    @canlafre We've also used Dave Robinson at Vacation Central Florida. It's really the best priced although all the units he has are dated. We figure we'll deal with it being dated and enjoy having more funds to spend on doing something extra at Disney!
     

    Brer Shay

    Everything is Satisfactual
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    Feb 20, 2008
    We have stayed at both properties and would go back to either. WP tends to be less expensive, is slightly farther, and the amenities are older and not as grand. It's also a bit smaller, less crowded, and definitely less noisy. WH is closer and the amenities are new and shiny; it's a newer and busier atmosphere. No matter where you rent, trust the individual reviews more than any generalization.
     

    Sha259

    Earning My Ears
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    Oct 3, 2014
    I got a good, not great, deal from a TH owner in WH through AirBNB. But the owner really was amazing to work with and included the pool heating, no extra charge. If my party for our next vacation was smaller, I would book that house in a heartbeat! Great quite location very close to community entrance but not tons of car through traffic so my son was able to play around the front without me worrying he would get hit. Great privacy for the back spa!
     



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