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About Us

 We still have some LIMITED AVAILABILTY

Our Windsor Hills Lakefront 4 BR/4 Bath is available with a horizon reduced to rolling 90 days from today's date.  We have done this to ensure we can follow thru on any reservations we accept.  When this home sells, we don't want to take the chance that a new owner might disrupt your vacation.

Our Windsor Palms 4 BR/3 Bath home has sold and the new owners are accepting reservations per our old pricing process for the rolling 365 day horizon.  They continue to offer a quality product (though I'm sure you will miss the chocolate chip cookies). 

Our Windsor Palms 6 BR/4 Bath will be available until mid January, but then must become our family's residence to avoid additional capital gains taxes.  Once sold, we will offer the new owners the option of listing that home on our website once again until all our homes are sold and our website is turned off.

In the meantime, we would like to sincerely thank all of our past guests for making Romancing the Mouse such a wonderful adventure.  For many years, we had a 75 to 80% of our guests were either returning guests or their referrals.

As discussed below, we started the business while homeschooling our children, in hopes of teaching them a work ethic, business principles, and hopefully a servant heart.  Our children cleaned our pools and frequently cleaned our homes, working hard to earn money for college.  Our eldest has since started his own successful videography business, our middle son just graduated from college totally debt free (after a history of complaining bitterly about having to save his earnings) and our youngest daughter is about to graduate from high school. 

We could not have asked for a more successful run, but now it is time to move on to the next 'season' of our life.  Thank you for your business and your support. 

How a stay in an Orlando pool home changed our lives!
 
We are NOT a big, impersonal property management company or part of a huge corporation.  We are a family of five incurable romantics who believe that the best gift you can give your children is a strong, stable, & loving relationship with your spouse.
 
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We are a homeschooling family who have been permanent residents of either Windsor Palms or Windsor Hills since 2001.  To the best of our knowledge, we are the only on-site family that owns & manages our own three vacation homes, providing attention-to-detail and personal service that no management company can compete.  In the process we are instilling our children with a sense of proper values & priorities in life & in business, showing them how to run a business with quality & integrity that serves families from all over the world.
 

Before we moved to Orlando, when our children ages 9, 7, & 3, our family visited 6 or 7 times, trying all variations of lodging options:  hotels, condos, timeshares, etc.  For our last trip, we arranged to meet up with friends who had rented a pool home for their family.  The pool was tiny and there was no hot tub and at the time I remember thinking they were crazy, but that shows how little I knew...

 

…the difference in the quality of our vacation was incredible!!! 

 

Our kids exhausted themselves in the pool & the girls went shopping while the guys sat on the couch watching a football game (and we could actually watch the kids at the same time).  The kids literally asked for more time away from the theme parks to enjoy ‘their own pool’ so we started going to the parks every other day and saved a bundle in the process.  Our ‘off time’ from the theme parks was so much more relaxing.  In the evening, the Disney-or-pool-exhausted kids fell asleep so early that my wife & I actually had some time alone able to speak in complete sentences without the nagging 'to-do' list or other distractions we normally have when we are home.  One evening we babysat for the other couple to give them the ability to spend some time as a couple.  Meanwhile, Holly & I enjoyed an intimate candlelight dinner in screened-in yard by the glow of the pool lights while the kids slept soundly in their rooms.  Inspired, I asked my wife to dance with me on the pool deck.  When the other couple returned, they remarked that their restaurant was crowded & noisy and the evening was not at all romantic, I realized that we had Holly & I had inadvertently made right choice.  The whole trip was so much more of a true vacation that we became believers. 

 

The impact was so profound

 

that within months, we moved our family to Orlando discovered incredible resorts that even added amenities to the pool homes & started Romancing the Mouse.  We created homes that were specifically designed to provide that very special vacation experience:  a chance to reconnect as a couple without the concerns of an unknown babysitter in an unfamiliar city while enjoying a family vacation that the kids think is for them!!!.

 

…isn’t it time to experience what a real vacation is like?

 

It’s time to contact Romancing the Mouse.  Since we hope to grow our business via word-of-mouth, you can be confident that we will do everything in our power to make your trip to Orlando an unforgettable experience. 

Mark & Holly Honeck