Minto starts construction on four additional vacation home buildings at Festival in Orlando

Orlando, FL — Minto Communities is underway on construction of four additional vacation home buildings at Festival, Orlando’s newest luxury vacation home community located just five miles from the Walt Disney World® exit. To meet buyer demand for the popular Elation floor plan at Festival, Minto also has introduced a new eight-unit building configuration that will accommodate more homes with this floor plan.

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.

Festival plans call for 500 uniquely designed luxury vacation homes within private, gated neighborhoods. The 200+-acre resort-style community is surrounded by natural Florida woodlands, lakes and walking paths. Festival provides the best of both worlds — a private community of colorful vacation homes with a vibrant Downtown Festival recreation and entertainment center as well as quick, easy access to Orlando’s world-class attractions, entertainment and dining amenities. “Every aspect of Festival has been thoughtfully planned to create a resort community unlike any other,” notes Minto Senior Vice President William Bullock.

“Our buyers from the U.S. and abroad have the peace of mind of owning a vacation home managed by a leading property management company, and the option of placing their home in an international vacation rental program,” notes Bullock. “With the option of short-term rentals, Festival represents an incredible income-producing opportunity.”

According to a May 2, 2016 release issued by Visit Orlando, the official source for Orlando news and information: in 2015, 66.1 million people visited Orlando, growing 4.4 percent from 2014, and solidifying Orlando’s position as the most visited destination in the nation.

Uniquely designed Festival floor plans accommodate a wide range of lifestyle needs, ranging from three bedrooms with game room to ten 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. Homes are designed to accommodate larger groups of family and friends with living and dining areas that provide ample gathering areas and game rooms for entertaining. Each vacation home has a private, covered, screened lanai overlooking the preserve.

At the center of the community, Minto presents Downtown Festival with something for every age and interest, including 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,” adds 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 America’s 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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