Minto adds new team members at Festival in Orlando

Orlando, FL — Minto Communities announces the addition of five new construction and sales team members at Festival®, Orlando’s newest luxury vacation home community just five miles from the Walt Disney World® exit.

New Minto team members are Construction Superintendent Michael Yost, Senior Construction Superintendent Derrick Henson, Director of Sales for Central and West Florida Mary Jane McNaught, New Home Sales Professional Roberta Cuarezma, and New Home Sales Assistant Franchesca Rodrigues.  Sales team members are experienced in vacation home sales and fluent in Spanish and Portuguese to better assist international buyers at Festival.

Located just minutes from Orlando’s unparalleled array of world-class entertainment and recreation offerings, Festival is popular with those seeking a luxury vacation home with the option of placing their home in an international vacation rental program for short-term rentals.

Festival plans call for 500 uniquely designed luxury vacation homes within the gated, 200+-acre resort-style community that includes natural Florida woodlands, lakes and walking paths. Minto presents five fully furnished models at Festival. Model names — Elation, Imagine, Jubilee, Marvel and Splendor — capture the sense of fun and adventure that draws millions from throughout the world to Orlando’s resorts and attractions. For a limited time, Minto is offering a $35,000 buyer incentive on select homes at Festival.

Uniquely designed Festival floor plans range from three bedrooms with game room to 10 bedrooms, as many as five-and-a-half bathrooms and spacious great rooms. Priced from the low $200s, Festival vacation homes range from 1,732 to 2,232 square feet under air, with optional cabana bath and plunge pool. Living and dining areas provide ample gathering area spaces and game rooms for entertaining. Each vacation home has a private, covered, screened lanai.

The social hub of the community is Downtown Festival, which includes a luxurious resort-style pool with private cabanas, colorful kids’ water park, fitness center, general store, charming ice cream parlor, high-tech video arcade, Florida-style bar and grill, putt-putt golf course, volleyball court and more.

“Minto is known internationally for developing award-winning residential communities that include resort-style recreational amenities,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock. “We have taken this approach even further by designing Festival as an attraction unto itself. At our Downtown Festival, residents enjoy luxurious vacation home living and the level of amenities they would expect to find at the world’s finest vacation resorts.”

Festival is located off of I-4/Exit 58. West on ChampionsGate Boulevard to Ronald Reagan Parkway. The Festival sales office is located in the Splendor model at 502 Captiva Drive, Davenport, Florida. For information on Festival, call (888) 720-6556 or visit

About Minto Communities

Founded in 1955, Minto is a family-owned business that has grown over the last 60 years into one of North Americas leading builders, with more than 80,000 homes built, including 25,000 in Florida. Minto creates a wide array of award-winning new homes and resort-style master-planned communities to meet every lifestyle. The company has earned national awards and recognition that include consistently high rankings from Eliant Customer Service Surveys, Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (LEED) and multiple national awards in community and home design. For information, visit

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