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Posted by Brent Ferry on December 18th, 2017 5:44 PM
The December 2017 Oasis Club Activities Calendar and Movie Schedule have been posted.

Book a vacation home in The Retreat at ChampionsGate with FREE access to the Oasis Club by calling our Reservations Department at 321-250-8403.

For ChampionsGate vacation home sales, call me at 407-506-7857.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on December 1st, 2017 4:46 PM
Christmas at Gaylord Palms begins today, November 21, and runs through January 7, 2018.

ICE! - the renowned nine-degree walk-through holiday attraction - celebrates its15th season in Orlando.

This year’s ICE! theme is Christmas Around the World showcasing different cultures and their wintertime festivities all hand-carved from 2 million pounds of ice! You’ll also enjoy a look inside Santa’s workshop as well as a stunning crystal clear Nativity scene. Click below to view a selection of photos from ICE! 2017.

The celebration doesn’t end there.

Also in the Alpine Village, you’ll find returning favories such as Snow Tubing and Santa's Snow Throw together with some tasty treats, holiday souvenir shopping, and pictures with Santa.

Don’t miss the resort’s 60-foot-tall Christmas tree located in the Emerald Bay Plaza, the Christmas Tree Trail inside the Everglades Atrium, and decorations throughout the resort.

A new atrium light show, JOYFUL, shows nightly:

Nov. 21-22, 24, 26-30, Dec. 1, 3-5, 8, 10-11, 14-15, 17-19, 22, 24-29, 31, Jan. 1-7* | 6:15pm, 7:45pm, 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
Dec. 6-7, 12, 13, 20-21 | 6:15pm, 9:30pm
Nov. 25, Dec. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 | 6:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm, 9:45pm
Nov. 23 (Thanksgiving) | 8:15pm, 8:45pm, 9:15pm
*No 9:15pm show on January 7, 2018.

The FREE Cirque Dreams Unwrapped show also returns with daily performances on the Emerald Bay Plaza Stage in the St. Augustine Atrium. With a new season comes a stunning lineup of new acts:

Sunday-Friday | 1:00pm and 6:30pm
Saturday | 1:00pm, 6:30pm and 8:00pm
Dark Thanksgiving Day and 8:00pm January 6, 2018. 

The Emerald Bay Plaza Stage will also welcome the new Sounds of the Season Concert Series. Tickets are on sale now.

“Christmas in Every Language” featuring Gaylord Palms STARS
Wednesday, December 6th and Tuesday, December 12th

Orlando Gay Chorus
Wednesday, December 13th

"Amahl and the Night Visitors” performed by Opera Orlando, Orlando Philharmonic and the Orlando Ballet
Wednesday, December 20th

Thursday, December 21st

And don’t miss your chance to be a part of Kiss-Story. Purchase tickets for Kiss-Story in the Making on December 7th and join other couples in an attempt to set the GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS title for “most couples kissing under mistletoe in one location.”

For a complete list of holiday activities and events, tickets, special dining info., and more, visit
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Photo credit: Brent Ferry. Mickey Jack-O-Lantern. Magic Kingdom Theme Park
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Posted by Brent Ferry on October 23rd, 2017 12:18 PM

They set a new standard for Orlando area vacation home communities over a decade ago with their highly amenitized Windsor Palms and Windsor Hills resorts. Now, while construction continues in their latest Windsor incarnation, Windsor at Westside, Pulte Homes has announced that they have joined the team of Builders, and will begin selling immediately, in another short term rental approved community - Davenport, FL's Solterra Resort.

Pulte will feature select plans from their successful Windsor at Westside resort community together with a new option, the 5 bed 4 bath Winstone. 55 homesites are available. They will also construct 7 townhome buildings featuring their 5 bedroom Castaway plan.

Castaway Interior | 5 bed | 4.5 bath | 2,263 sq. ft.
Castaway End Unit | 5 bed | 4.5 bath | 2,265 sq. ft.

Single Family Homes | Villas - 40' Homesites
Winstone | 5 bed | 4 bath | 2,490 sq. ft.
Lakeshore | 5 bed | 5.5 bath | 2,587 sq. ft.
Hideaway | 6 bed | 4.5 bath | 3,117 sq. ft.
Seashore | 7 bed | 5.5 bath | 3,281 sq. ft.

A number of lots have been spec'd out and are available to go to contract immediately. The first deliveries are anticipated in March/April 2018.

For a complete list of inventory under construction, pricing, floor plans, HOA info, included features, deposit requirements, etc. email me at

While most of our vacation home communities have a single Developer, Solterra is an exception. Pulte joins fellow long-standing vacation home experts, Park Square Homes, and the nation’s largest homebuilder, D.R. Horton, to offer Buyers a unique chance at a wide range of products in the same resort style setting. Lennar Homes who is constructing the nearby ChampionsGate resort including The Retreat at ChampionsGate and The Country Club at ChampionsGate has also completed a street of homes in the community.

Solterra is located across the Osceola border in Polk County a short turn off of Ronald Reagan Parkway near Downtown ChampionsGate. The resort recently completed a notable amenity expansion adding both a lazy river and a bar/grille at their community clubhouse facility. With these changes, Solterra now joins the ranks as one of the most highly amenitized Disney area resorts available. With a comparatively low HOA, the resort is an exciting option for vacation home buyers, second home buyers, and residents alike. It's also quite affordable!

Consider that with Pulte’s arrival, all of the USA’s biggest builders will have homes in the community. Shouldn’t you check it out too?

It would be my pleasure to help you explore the varied home buying opportunities in Solterra and any other new construction opportunity in the Disney area. Drop me an email at, give me a call at 407.506.7857, or ask me a question here and I will help you sort through the options. Site maps, floor plans, etc. available by request.

Please note: new home inventory changes frequently. Please contact me if you are looking for the most up-to-date pricing and availability.

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Posted by Brent Ferry on October 19th, 2017 2:03 PM


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