Festival is a new community planned for the Championsgate area of Central Florida and just minutes from the Disney theme parks, so it starts off with a big advantage in terms of location. In addition, the private gated neighborhoods will be surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful natural Florida woodlands and lakes, plus excellent resort amenities at the centerpiece of the community, Downtown Festival (click on the drawing above for a larger version).
The builder/developer is Minto of Canada, a company with a good reputation for delivering a quality product and the company has prepared promotional videos to describe their project in more detail, such as the one below:
Great homes and dining facilities on site plus access to shops, restaurants and theme parks within just a few minutes drive make this a wonderful option for vacation home buyers. To borrow from the builder’s write-up of their plans:
Enjoy your own private gated neighborhoods surrounded by 200 acres of beautiful natural Florida woodlands and lakes AND amazing resort amenities at Downtown Festival. These elegant resort vacation villa residences overlook nature preserves and are specifically designed to accommodate larger groups of vacationing families and friends. A variety of spacious floor plans feature three to five bedrooms and up to 4 ½ baths. Expansive island kitchen, dining and living areas provide family-sized dining and gathering space. A private screened lanai and plunge pool add the luxuries of a Florida resort lifestyle to each resort vacation villa.
In comparison with most of the other vacation home communities, homeowners at Festival will enjoy access to many more on-site facilities that will truly make the place a “private resort”:
- General Store
- Ice Cream Parlor
- Florida-style Bar & Grill
- Fitness Center
- Heated Swimming Pool
- Private Cabanas
- Kids Waterpark
- Putt-Putt Golf Course
- Volleyball Courts
Homes start at 3 bedroom 2 bathroom 1605 sq. ft. floor plan and go up to a 5 bed 5.5 bath 2232 sq. ft. floor plan – click on each image below for a full-size floor plan:
At the time of writing (late 2014), construction has just commenced, so actual pictures are some weeks away, but here are some indicative photographs of home interiors as supplied by the builder:
Finally, some words to emphasize: as with every community, there are some aspects and issues that you would be advised to consider before committing to a purchase. Our philosophy is to make sure that you understand how Festival compares with some of the perfectly valid alternatives – all of them have different strengths and some may be more suitable for your plans and circumstances than others. So please contact us and we can then provide you with the information that you need plus the latest pricing.