Nigel Worrall began in the United Kingdom as an entrepreneur, and has brought that spirit “across the pond” to Orlando, Florida. Worrall has owned several businesses ranging from fireplace distribution to marble and granite manufacturer, and has even owned a motor sports enterprise. Originally trained as an engineer with experience as both a toolmaker and technician, Nigel left the trade, and the UK to pursue his passion of real estate. Currently, Nigel and his wife operate Florida Leisure Vacation Homes, a highly successful property management and vacation home rental company located in Orlando, Florida.
Florida Leisure Vacation Homes is the leading vacation home company in the Orlando, Fla. – Disney area, offering 3-7 bedroom private vacation homes near to all the Orlando area attractions. Each home has it’s own fully equipped kitchen, 3-7 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, laundry, 2 car garage and best of all, private swimming pool.
Nigel serves many clients around the world as a Realtor®, Real Estate Broker, Real Estate Investor, Mortgage Broker and Real Estate Trainer. He has also served as President of Sunset Lakes Home Owner’s Association and is the current President of Cumbrian Lakes Home Owner’s Association. Homeowners Association. Nigel has been heavily involved with helping the local chapter of the Investors Resource Center of America in Orlando and has recently been appointed as a National Real Estate Investment Coach with Real Mentor™.
Nigel has enjoyed combining his engineering, marketing and sales skills in the Real Estate field since moving to Orlando and particularly enjoys working with other Real Estate investors to enable them to fulfill their own dreams.
Who are Florida Leisure Vacation Homes and what do you do?
To answer the second part of the question first; we give people great vacations...instead of staying in a hotel when guests visit Orlando, Disney World, Sea World and Universal we offer families a great way to save money and to have a much better vacation.
Florida Leisure Vacation Homes provides 3 to 7 bedroom vacation homes that give guests an experience that is just like being “home away from home” when on vacation. The homes each have a fully equipped kitchen, a comfortable lounge or sitting area – some homes even have two or three such areas, separate bedrooms that each have a television so adults and kids can watch their own programs without fighting over the TV set, there's also a laundry so you can wash clothes rather than bring along mountains of unnecessary clothes and some homes even have a games room which can have a pool table, table tennis (ping pong), air hockey, fuss ball, etc.
Best of all, our guests really love the private heated swimming pool that each home has. It's just so much better than having to share a pool with other people and having to trek down long hotel corridors to reach it...because it's right outside the living area...no more than a few paces away! Also, in some homes we have Jacuzzi's or hot tub's and there's really nothing better at the end of a long day trekking around a theme park than coming home and climbing into the warm hot tub to relax with a nice beverage.
How long have you been in business?
Florida Leisure is one of the oldest companies in the Orlando area offering vacation homes and we've been in business for about 18 years. My wife, Marion and myself bought the business in 1997 after buying our own vacation home in 1995 after many years of visiting Orlando.
What makes your company special?
We offer a unique experience. Most people when they go away on vacation stay in a hotel but that's only because they don't know about the alternative...vacation homes.
Vacation homes are only just being discovered...and people who have discovered them tell us all the time that they don't want to stay in a hotel again! When you then consider that you can rent a whole house, from 1500 sq ft up to 4000 sq ft for less than you would pay in a 4 or 5 star resort then it becomes something of a no brainer.
What is provided in the vacation home?
Each room of one of our vacation homes is fully furnished for your comfort. Every convenience has been provided, including kitchen cookware and bake ware; plenty of dishware, glassware, and silverware for the maximum number of people that can be booked into a home; sufficient high quality linens for your stay, more than enough hangars in every closet; even a clock radio, if you should choose to keep track of time. There really isn't much that you need to bring with you when you stay in a vacation home other than a T shirt and a pair of shorts!
I'm almost convinced... but tell me more about why I should stay in a vacation home rather than a hotel...
I like to look at a vacation home as the hotel alternative.
You've finally saved up the money to take that dream family vacation – the one you hope you and your kids will remember for a lifetime. You've chosen a destination and researched all the activities in the area. You've asked the boss for the time off. Now all you need is a place to stay.
This leads to the usual “accommodation dilemma” families face – unless you just won the lottery and have unlimited funds to spend on your trip. Do you crowd the entire clan into a single hotel or motel room for a week or two, giving up any personal space or privacy and the relaxation that comes with your hard-earned vacation time? Or do you essentially double your costs by putting the kids in a separate room so you can get some peace and quiet? That is, if the adjoining rooms you requested when you made your reservation are actually available.
Believe it or not, there is a way to have your privacy and afford it too. Instead of a hotel or motel, book your stay at a vacation home.
Vacation homes – private homes rented for vacation accommodation – are the hottest new travel trend in America. The homes are primarily located in upscale neighborhoods near popular tourist destinations, and range from clean and comfortable to decadent and luxurious. Even the simplest home is professionally cleaned and prepared to comfortably accommodate guests. It's bound to have a private bedroom for parents, a separate sleeping area – and possibly more than one – for children or other guests, a full kitchen with dishes and cooking utensils, a deck or yard, at least one bathroom, a living room with a television, and more – far more than you'd ever find in a typical motel or hotel room. And all for about the same price.
When it comes to extras, vacation homes offer the gamut – from game rooms to swimming pools, from spa tubs to plasma TV's to high speed internet access. There's something available for every budget and every taste and style – from families on a budget to discerning travelers who demand the very best.
Compare that to a hotel room, where you get a bed (or two), a chest of drawers with a TV in it, maybe a small table and a couple of chairs, and a bathroom. If you want to eat, you have to go to a restaurant. If you don't feel like going out, there's a small selection of overpriced snacks and drinks in the mini bar. If you're hungry for something more elaborate, you'll have to call room service – and that means a 20 minute wait (at least!), an extra charge just for bringing already expensive hotel food, and of course you're limited to what's on the menu. If you want to lay by the pool, you have to compete with all the other guests for a lounge and towels – and then share the water with a bunch of strangers. You may even have to pay to park your car. And if you want privacy and time away from your kids, you have to pay for another room!
When you compare vacation homes with typical hotel and motel rooms, there really is no comparison. If you're looking for a vacation that offers true privacy, comfort and relaxation for your entire family, don't settle for another overpriced, overcrowded hotel. Book your stay at a vacation home – you may never want to leave.