When the Villas of Grand Cypress, located beside Walt Disney World resort in Orlando, closed for redevelopment in late 2019, regular visitors to Central Florida despaired about the death of “one of the most popular buddies-trip resorts in one of the country’s best golf destinations.”
The Spanish moss–draped vacation rental units, which were situated alongside a Jack Nicklaus–designed course, were as large as residential condos and calmly hidden from the tourist fray. No wonder they consistently topped online user review rankings. Frommer’s loved the Villas, too, awarding them our highest rating and saying they delivered “solitude so simple you can hear the night frogs sing,” exemplifying “what you envision when you dream of a Florida vacation.”
In early 2024, the Villas of Grand Cypress reemerged on the Orlando visitor scene as part of Evermore Orlando Resort, a reportedly $1.5-billion project that has re-sculpted 1,100 acres of wide-open golfing grounds and added brand-new elements to attract a wider audience of vacation rental seekers and luxury hotel guests.
Frommer’s took a tour during Evermore Orlando Resort’s first preview days to show you what this Disney World vacation rental resort now has to offer. Here’s why families traveling to Orlando should include the splashy new Evermore pleasure campus in their searches for accommodations.