Minto Communities starts construction and opens up reservations for Festival - a new resort community just five miles from Walt Disney World in Orlando

Orlando, FL — Minto Communities has started construction on its newest resort community — Festival™. Festival’s 200+-acre site is located just five miles from Walt Disney World® in Orlando, between I-4 and Ronald Reagan Parkway.

Plans call for 500 uniquely designed luxury vacation villas. Construction is underway on five luxury villa models, and Minto now is accepting reservations on the first release of villa homes in phase one.  Construction also has begun on Downtown Festival, a vibrant town center that will include shopping, dining, resort-style pool with private cabanas, kids’ water park, fitness center and many other recreational amenities as well as a general store, ice cream parlor, hi-tech video arcade, bar and grill, putt-putt golf course and volleyball courts. The site includes natural Florida woodlands and lakes that surround the residential areas and amenities throughout the resort.

“Minto is known internationally for developing residential communities that include resort-style recreational amenities,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “Minto has taken this approach even further by designing Festival as an attraction unto itself. Every aspect has been thoughtfully planned to create a resort community unlike any other,” he adds.

“Festival is just minutes away from the top attractions in Orlando including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and Sea World,” says Bullock.  “Our buyers, from the U.S. and abroad will have the peace of mind of owning a vacation villa that is managed by a leading property management company as well as the option of placing their villa in an international vacation rental program,” he notes.

Festival’s luxury villa floor plans range from 1,605 to 2,232 square feet under air, plus optional cabana bath, and feature a variety of unique floor plans creatively named “Elation,” “Imagine,” “Jubilee,” “Marvel” and “Splendor.” These two-story villa homes include three to five bedrooms, and as many as five-and-a-half bathrooms, and are priced from the mid $200s.  Models are expected to open in February 2015.

Each Festival villa will have a private covered and screened lanai and plunge pool. Floorplans are designed to accommodate a wide range of lifestyle needs. The Elation model includes three bedrooms, two baths and great room. The Imagine model includes four bedrooms, three baths and great room. The Jubilee model includes four bedrooms, four baths, great room, plus loft. The Marvel model includes five bedrooms, four-and-a-half baths and great room, and the Splendor model includes five bedrooms, five-and-a-half baths and great room.

In addition to Festival, Minto’s new home communities in Florida include the Laureate Park neighborhood within Lake Nona in Orlando, Bonita Isles in Bonita Springs, The Isles of Collier Preserve and TwinEagles in Naples, Harbour Isle in Sarasota/Bradenton, Sun City Center in the Tampa Bay area, TownPark at Tradition in Port St. Lucie, PortoSol in Royal Palm Beach, Boca Reserve in Boca Raton, and Villas By The Sea in Lauderdale-By-The-Sea.

For information on Festival, call (888) 720-6556 or visit OrlandoFestivalResort.com.

About Minto Communities
Minto is an international real estate company that has built a diversified array of premier residential and commercial projects throughout Canada and Florida for more than 50 years. From single-family homes and apartment buildings to resort-style master-planned communities, luxury hotels, high rise condominium towers and other mixed-use projects, Minto is renowned for its premier locations, award-winning designs, quality of construction, and unmatched levels of customer satisfaction. Minto has earned national awards and recognition that include number one ranking by Eliant Homebuyer Choice Awards for percent of sales from referrals, among others. For information, visit mintofla.com.

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