My family and I were recent guests of Magic Village Views Trademark Collection by Wyndham, a luxury vacation home complex in Kissimmee, Florida, located close to the
Inside a gated complex, Magic Village Views offers luxury three- and four-bedroom, two-story villa-style condos that are extremely well-equipped, spacious, and very family-friendly. We spent an eight-night stay in a four-bedroom villa, and found an ideal base for visiting theme parks, seeing other Kissimmee and Orlando attractions, as well as doing some shopping at nearby malls.
Here’s a look at what works for families at Magic Village Views, and a few caveats that families should be aware of.
Why Magic Village Views Works for Families
- Very well-priced for families – units sleep up to 8 people
- Very large 3-4 bedroom villa-style units, with plenty of room to spread out
- Full kitchens with dining tables and bar-style dining area
- Covered patios, most equipped with large BBQ grills and dining tables
- Every bedroom has an en suite bathroom
- Free parking
- Gated community with code access and 24-hour security
- Very convenient location minutes from Disney parks
- A short drive from water parks, mini-golf, shopping and dining
- Heated outdoor pool and hot tub
- On-site restaurant and convenience store
- Tennis court and sand volleyball court, plus a fitness center
- Small kids’ play area
- Free wifi
- Flexibility, with free cancellation up to three days before arrival
- Optional concierge services, with front desk staff available to arrange transfers, park tickets, and grocery delivery
What Families Should Know
Compared to other vacation rental resorts in the Orlando/Kissimmee area, Magic Village Views is low on-property amenities, and its public areas feel somewhat underdeveloped. The pool area has lounge chairs with umbrellas but is otherwise unshaded, and the hot tub is small. Each block of two-story villas sits around large courtyard areas, which need more shade and landscaping. Admittedly, we visited Kissimmee in early September, so the soaring temperatures weren’t really conducive to sitting outdoors, anyway, especially after long days at the theme parks.
There is one on-site restaurant that since we visited has changed to a sushi restaurant, which might not appeal to kids. There’s also a convenience store and coffee shop. But overall, if you’re looking for a vacation rental community with a ton of bells and whistles, this is not it.
All that said, if you want a well-priced, spacious, extremely comfortable vacation home very close to Disney and convenient to other area attractions, we can enthusiastically recommend Magic Village Views Trademark Collection by Wyndham. We were there to spend our time at theme parks, not at the hotel pool. And short of staying at a pricey Disney resort hotel, we couldn’t have been much closer to the action.
Luxury Villa Units at Magic Village Views
Once we went through an easy check-in process, we were given key cards, a parking pass for our free parking space, and directions to our 4-bedroom villa. Walking into the two-story unit, we all kind of gasped — it definitely had a deluxe feel, with a soaring ceiling, a full open-plan kitchen, a dining area, and a large living room with couch space for at least 7-to 8 people. The downstairs had a large bedroom with a king-sized bed and an en-suite bathroom. Another big plus — a laundry room with a full-size washer and dryer, which we got plenty of use from. The overall feel in the villa was on par with a room in a five-star hotel.
Outside, we had another dining table and a large BBQ grill — some units even have outdoor hot tubs.
Upstairs were another three bedrooms, including a sprawling king suite and two kids’ rooms with two twin beds each. Each room had its own full bathroom. All bathrooms come with towels and basic toiletries, as well as hair dryers. I’m a stickler for good mattresses and quality bed linens, and all were of very high quality and comfort.
The downstairs bedroom was especially convenient for us, as another couple joined us with their daughter. They were able to sleep downstairs and have a lot of privacy. We took the upstairs king suite, where we had plenty of room to spread out suitcases, and the girls opted to share one of the twin rooms.
All units are stocked with a starter amount of toilet paper, dishwasher detergent, and laundry soap. We arranged to have groceries delivered and while this was an extra cost, wow, was it nice to find the fridge and pantry stocked with our favorite items and incidentals.
It’s All About Location
As I’ve emphasized, the real selling point of Magic Village Views is its combination of luxury villa units and a prime location near Disney Parks. We were close enough to the Magic Kingdom, Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, and EPCOT parks that we could be there right after rope drop, take an afternoon break, come back to our villa, shower, cool off and nap, and then head back to the parks in the early evening. A vacation resort farther away wouldn’t have allowed us this convenience. We even found a back road to get us to Animal Kingdom without having to get out on the main highway.
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On the days we didn’t go to Disney Parks, we headed to Universal Orlando, where we did Universal Studios Florida and Islands of Adventure in one day. On other days, we went to the Islands H20 Water Park, stopped at a mini golf course, and dined out on American and international fare we can’t find where we live in Italy. And another perk for my Italian family — retail nirvana! Shopping areas nearby offered Walmart, Target, a Skechers outlet, and countless other options. We didn’t visit, but ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex is also right nearby.
Magic Village Views Details
The complex is located at 7430 Brooklyn Drive, Kissimmee, FL 34747. It’s just off the W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy and less than five miles from I-4, the main highway that connects Tampa, Orlando, and Daytona Beach.
You’ll need a car to stay at Magic Village Views, both for hitting the parks, dining out on the nights you don’t want to cook, and stocking up on provisions. Fortunately, there’s free parking and 24-hour security in this gated community.
Rates for Magic Village Views Trademark Collection by Wyndham vary depending on the season, but are generally well-priced. We spot-checked rates for October and found a 4-bedroom villa offered at a rack rate of $317 USD per night. Divide that by a family of 6 or 8 and you’ve got a very affordable stay.
Magic Village Views check-in time is from 4 pm, and check-out time is by 10 am. A daily resort fee (currently $10.75), plus a $240 cleaning fee are obligatory. Wyndham Rewards members are eligible for discounted stays and points accrual.