A landmark resort near Disney opens this Spring, bringing with it the chance to own some of Florida’s most appealing new vacation homes.
A water park, soccer academy, mini-golf and the world’s largest Pac-Man game – these are just some of the facilities available to home-owners and guests at an exciting new Disney resort opening its doors at the end of March 2017.
Balmoral at Waters Edge is a vacation home development designed to offer residents everything they would expect from a five-star hotel
Balmoral at Waters Edge is a vacation home development designed to offer residents everything they would expect from a five-star hotel. Its 115-acre site is in Haines City, around 25 minutes from Disney World and Universal, just 12 minutes from Lego Land, making it an ideal base to enjoy the attractions of Orlando and Central Florida.
Once complete, Balmoral will comprise a total of 245 homes, ranging from three- to eight-bedroom properties, spread amongst landscaped parks, trails and natural lakes, with some of the prime plots being waterside. The first 102 properties have sold out and will be officially launched together with the $5-million clubhouse and amenity centre, as well as the water park on 31st March this year.
Opportunities to invest in the second phase of residential development at Balmoral are now on offer. This comprises 85 detached houses on large plots and in a variety of designs. Prices start from $328,000, including luxury furniture and a private pool.
As an incentive, developer Feltrim Resorts is offering early buyers a guaranteed rental return for up to three years when they enter their property into the resort’s leaseback scheme, which includes personal use for the owner during off-peak weeks. All management will be on-site by the developer who has signed a contract with Virgin Holidays to send guests to Balmoral from Spring 2017 – a great endorsement of the resort!
Buying in the Orlando area of Florida, the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’, could be a good long-term investment
Looking closer at the resort, facilities include a water park, kids splash playground, clubhouse with restaurant, gym, wedding pavilion, mini golf, a games room with the World’s Largest Pac Man game and an R9 soccer academy by Brazilian footballer Ronaldo. There will also be a lakeside beach.
Buying in the Orlando area of Florida, the so-called ‘Golden Triangle’, could be a good long-term investment. There are some reassuring statistics to support this. Orlando now welcomes 66 million visitors per year, with more and more Americans and international visitors preferring to rent vacation homes instead of stay in hotels. Eighty per cent of visitors to Orlando are domestic tourists – Americans, who prefer accommodation they can drive to with the whole family, which makes vacation homes ideal. That said, British holidaymakers comprise a significant proportion of Florida’s foreign market, thanks in large part to major tour operators such as Virgin Holidays.
To enquire about purchasing a home at Balmoral at Waters Edge, or anywhere else in Florida, contact the Property Guides’ Resource Team.
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