As I was driving through the town of Celebration today I saw two houses that made me hit the brakes, pull out my phone and start snapping some photos. These two homes, directly next door to each other on Celebration Blvd, were so incredibly decked out that they could give Disney’s Haunted Mansion a run for their money. It at first appeared that the neighbors were one upping each other but as I got closer it appeared they actually teamed up on this project! Take a look at these photos (they were taken on my iphone so not the best quality) and remember, don’t be greedy with your thoughts, comment below! My favorite. . . the aliens disguised as Halloween decorations!
Next time your in the Celebration area and decide to have lunch be sure to stop by Market Street Cafe at 701 Front Street Celebration, Florida and try their new roach specials. Apparently they are so good that the division of hotels and restaurants has decided to temporarily close the restaurant down so they can have the whole place to themselves! Gee, I never get invited to the good parties anymore. I was just itching to try the cream of mushroom soup with a side of can opener encrustation pieces for extra flavor. Oh well, maybe next time.
Included below are the violations as shown on the DBPR website.
This Disney area golf course community list was created for my fellow Orlando golf lovers, there’s nothing like owning a vacation home and looking out onto the golf course while you sip your morning tea. The only thing better than a gorgeous view of an Orlando golf course is to look out onto the ocean but since we are at a loss for salt water here in Central Florida the golf course is the next best thing.
Best Disney Area Golf Course Neighborhoods
The Highlands Reserve development includes a championship 18 hole (par 72) public golf course, a large communal swimming pool, a children’s play area and tennis courts. The Highlands Reserve clubhouse features a pro-shop and serves snacks and drinks. Highlands Reserve Golf Club
All Highlands Reserve Homes are set on generous plots and are not all crammed together as is found on many other developments. Most Highlands Reserve Homes benefit from conservation or golf course views, fully taking advantage of the beautiful setting at Highlands Reserve. Right now you can get an amazing deal on bank owned golf front homes in Highlands Reserve starting in mid $160,000 range. The low Highlands Reserve Homeowners Association fees of $480 annually also make it a smart Davenport vacation villa investment choice.
Forget the water park, spa and tennis, the Reunion Resort offers not one, not two but THREE championship golf courses designed by by Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus. You can also improve your swing at the ANNIKA Academy at the Reunion Resort. Reunion Resort Golf Club
The Reunion Resort is made up of several smaller developments within the community such as Terraces at Reunion, Villas at Reunion Square, Reunion Grande and several others. So what does it cost to live in paradise? The cheapest bank owned Reunion home is starting in the high $120,000 range and monthly Reunion dues can range upwards of $400 per month. A small price to pay for this kind of luxury.
Artisan Park in Celebration, FL
Artisan Park in Celebration does not have any exclusive rights to the Celebration Golf Club but shares it with the public and many of the other Celebration neighborhoods such as North Village, Celebration Village, South Village, East Village, Lake Evalyn, Roseville Corner and Aquila Reserve. The Celebration Golf Club is a public 18-hole golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr., and Robert Trent Jones, Jr., the par-72 Celebration Golf Course is 6,865 yards from the black tees and includes a 16,500-square-foot clubhouse designed by Cooper, Robertson & Partners. A three-hole youth practice course and aqua range are also open.
There are many bank owned home deals to be had right now in Artisan Park which is Celebrations newest community. The exclusive community of Artisan Park has its own luxury clubhouse which members enjoy exclusively. Some of the luxury amenities of the Artisan Park clubhouse include: 25M Lanes for fitness swimming and water Aerobics, Fully equipped fitness center, Spa and Hot Tub for relaxing socially or after a workout, Bar and Grill, Great room with fireplace and 2 large plasma TV’s, High Speed Internet Connection, 2 Billiard/Pool Tables and Private Conference rooms for meetings or for dining. Aside from this the Artisan Park club hosts community social events, classes and activities throughout the year.
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There is so much more to living in Orlando than just Disney World and Universal Studios. Orlando has so many fun things to do it could take you months just to explore everything. I’m going to share with you 10 of my favorite things to do with my daughter as a local here in Central Florida.
1. Monkey Joes: This place is like your local birthday party on steroids! It’s a 15,000 square foot open room of nothing but gigantic bounce houses and a game area. The kids go absolutely wild and it’s only $8 per kid to get in, adults are free. They have several throughout Central Florida but the one in the Festival bay Mall is my favorite and you’re almost guaranteed they’ll take a pretty long nap afterwards.
2. Fun Spot: It is exactly what it sounds like. A Fun Spot. They have two locations, one in Kissimmee and one off I-drive. The one off I-drive has a huge go-cart track and indoor two story arcade, massage chairs for the adults, Ferris Wheel (that you can’t miss from just about anywhere on Kirkman and I-Drive),an outdoor kiddie ride section and so much more. Admission is free and It’s $14.95 for an unlimited all day bracelet for the kids or you can pay per ride. This is a definite must do for those looking for something other than theme parks.
3. Leu Gardens: This place is really neat if you like nature. It has a butterfly garden and some history behind it as well. It’s a great place to go and relax, escape the busy lines and crowded parks. Children under six or seven may get bored because it’s just a nature trails and gardens but the older kids could definitely appreciate it. Children under 5 are free, K-12 are $2 and adults are $7
4. Dinosaur World: The coolest place for young children with a fascination with dinosaurs. The park has a fossil dig, caves, skeleton garden, bone yard and museum. There is over 150 life size dinosaurs and it’s also educational. It’s not exactly around the corner but it’s within a reasonable driving distance from south Orlando, about 45 minutes. Kids 3 and under are free, 3-12 are $9.75, adults $12.75 and seniors 60+ are $10.75
5. Gatorland: If you’re not a native to Florida and you want to see some serious gator action this is the place visit. The park was recently renovated and has a pretty sweet splash park for the kids, live gator shows, a train tour of the facility, an aviary an much more. It’s a lot of fun and you can probably see the whole park in less than 6 hours but if you wanted to could spend the whole day without getting bored. It’s cheaper than a theme park but offers the same kind of fun minus the cool rides. Kids 3 and under are free, 3-12 $14.99, adults $22.99 they also have stroller and wheelchair rentals.
6. The Central Florida Zoo: I hesitated whether to mention this or not because it’s not the fanciest of zoos however, they recently built a new splash park and it’s pretty nice. As far as the zoo goes it has all of your usually zoo animals. Monkeys, elephants, bears etc and the little ones are sure to like it but I recommend this to you because it not has the splash park, the price is inexpensive and it justifies the trip. The splash park at Gatorland is way better. . . just thought I’d add that. Kids 2 and under are free, 3-12 are $6.95, Adults are$10.95 and seniors are $8.95
7. Dr. Phillips Park: This a very local place to go. You really won’t find many tourists here because they don’t know about it. This park is so centrally located to all the action but yet so hidden in the midst of a residential area right off Apopka Vineland Rd. The park is totally futuristic and is not your typical slide and merry go round type park. They also have a splash park for the kids that only $1 to get in and they will play for hours. This is by far one of the best, free places to check out in Orlando. Bring a lunch because they do not have a snack bar. Definitely bring the kids here and let them run wild.
9. Old Town:It’s like walking into a time warp. It has a very 50′s feel to it but with lots of cool rides and things to look at. Every Wednesday night theyhave an Elvis impersonator and every Friday and Saturday night they have vintage car shows and pretty much something going on every other night of the week also. It’s a lot of fun and admission is free you just have to pay to get on rides.
10: Magical Midway: Recently opened back up again for business this amusement style park, similar to The Fun Spot, is located off I-drive right near the Chilis. It has go-carts, extreme style rides, games and bumper boats. It’s a cool little spot to check out if you’re walking the I-drive strip. The kids will like it and it also appeals the the kid is us as well. Armbands start at 22.95 or you can buy individual tickets for what you want to do.