With recent statistics revealing that Orlando’s family holiday home rental market is set to rise 6.1 per cent per month this year due to its growing leisure and hospitality industries, The Grove Resort & Spa is introducing its latest ‘all you could want’ holiday home destination project just five minutes from Disney. The Grove Resort & Spa is designed to offer UK buyers and year-round travelers a development that integrates all amenities and leisure facilities, and is fully and professionally managed by Benchmark Hospitality International, which has nearly 40 years of hotel management experience, over 5,000 rooms and 40 resorts, hotels and conference centres internationally. The Grove Resort & Spa is ideally located just five minutes west of the Walt Disney World® entrance and 40 minutes southwest of Orlando International Airport. The 20 major theme and water parks that attract 66 million visitors to Central Florida annually, including Universal Studios Florida®, SeaWorld®, Gatorland® and LEGOLAND®, are just minutes away. Unlike its competition, The Grove is secluded from the noise, neon glare and traffic of other resorts. Sitting on 110 acres overlooking the natural beauty of Lake Austin and adjacent to a nature reserve, the pristine setting will remain pristine for years to come and is reminiscent of ‘old Florida’ – private and serene.
With prices for a fully-furnished condominium unit starting in the mid $200s, The Grove’s value to potential buyers differentiates it from the competition. Everything from sofas to linens to silverware is included in the purchase price. Many holiday home developments in the area require the purchase of a furniture package in addition to the base price of the residence. These packages can cost upwards of $50,000. The Grove’s fully-furnished two-bedroom apartments range from 1,338 square feet (124 square metres) to 1,468 square feet (125 square metres) and are priced starting at $255,000. Three-bedroom residences range from 1,468 square feet (136 square metres) to 1,614 square feet (150 square metres) and are priced starting at $294,900.
Benchmark Hospitality International will be located onsite to handle hotel and daily resort operations. Its involvement provides a convenience to owners and a standard of service excellence to hotel guests. Hotels in the Benchmark portfolio boast more than ten AAA Four-Diamond Awards, several Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards/Top 500 Hotels as well as international recognition from Condé Nast Traveler and Forbes.
Benchmark Hospitality International will coordinate and oversee all aspects of the rental programme on behalf of property owners, including sales and marketing of the resort, servicing the guests during their stay, cleaning and maintenance of the units, and compliance with state and county licensing and requirements. Because its management team is located onsite, they are available 24/7 to take care of both owners’ and guests’ needs, providing maximum efficiency and cost-effective services while maintaining a high standard of quality.
David D’Ambrosio, director of operations for the developer, says: “Increasingly, more tourists are opting for resorts with full package facilities on-site to keep the whole family occupied during their holiday. It’s clear from the state of the overseas property market that UK buyers have a strong interest in second homes abroad, so we’re confident in putting forward The Grove Resort & Spa as a strong value proposition for both investors and leisure buyers. The development’s amenities and the management company’s expertise deliver a really attractive package. The Orlando area anticipates more than 66 million visitors annually, so this project has some very exciting opportunity prospects for the international market.”
The Grove Resort & Spa will feature a world-class, family-friendly water park and amenity package with the first surf simulator at any Orlando holiday home community or hotel, a lazy river winding more than 725 feet (221 metres), three swimming pools collectively known as The Springs, a large zero-entry resort pool, and dining options that include three restaurants and four bars and poolside food and beverage services. The Springs is located on the quieter side of the resort and also includes a hot tub and private cabanas. It is set apart from the action of the water park and provides a more relaxing and tranquil setting.
Further amenities include a children’s activity center and arcade; convenience store market and deli; a spa and fitness centre; lazy river with poolside food and beverage service; a luxurious lobby with concierge service; and a 300 person meeting space making it ideal for weddings, family reunions, sports team functions and corporate events.
Sitting on 110 acres overlooking the natural beauty of Lake Austin and adjacent to a nature preserve, the pristine setting will remain pristine for years to come. Guests can enjoy fishing from the dock surrounding the lake or ride in a canoe, kayak or electric motor boat.
Two Pool Areas
– The Springs resort pools offer a relaxing, lakefront atmosphere with poolside food and beverage service
– Surfari Water Park offers a zero-entry resort pool with lush landscaping, surf simulator, lazy river, children’s pool and play structure and food service from Longboard Bar & Grill
Lake dock with canoeing, kayaking and electric motor boat rental
Valencia restaurant – serving breakfast, lunch and dinner
The Springs Bar & Grill – serving traditional fare and stone brick oven pizzas
Pickings Market & Convenience Store – offering deli sandwiches, pizza, fresh and packaged foods
Escape Spa and fitness center
300-person capacity meeting and event spaces, including both indoor and outdoor areas
Arcade and game room
Children’s activity center
24-hour manned and gated security
24-hour lobby services and daily housekeeping
Concierge services available
Spacious two- and three-bedroom vacation homes
Full-size gourmet kitchens with stainless steel appliances
Designer furniture package with linens and kitchenware included in the price
Full-size washer and dryer
Wood cabinets, designer flooring and lighting package
Screen lanai or patio*
Views of Lake Austin, Surfari Water Park – even see the “Disney Fireworks” at night*
878 resort homes opening in three phases
Quiet, safer and lasting poured concrete, concrete block and steel construction
Unique building design allowing for maximized views
Central axis corridor design for shorter hallway distance
110-acre nature preserve with 20-acre natural lake
Extensive, mature landscaping
Close to the action, but secluded with private and pristine location
Only five minutes to Walt Disney World® Resort
Easy access to major interchanges and highways
Major shopping, dining and entertainment venues within five minutes
*Varies per plan
Director of Operations
Direct: (786) 693-6555