Location

We are ideally located on highway 27 with easy access to theme parks, 11 miles to Disney’s main entrance .

5 minutes drive away on the 27 there is a 24 hour supermarket, Chinese,Italian Restaurants. MacDonalds & Subway takeaways, video & game rental, Pharmacy, Dry Cleaner and Beauty Salon on the 27.

There is a 24 hour pharmacy, hospital (medical centre) about 7-10 mins drive.

About 2 to 3 miles from Hampton Lakes there is a shopping area, that has Michaels craft store, Sportswear shop, Dollar Shop, Target and much more.

The interstate 4 and highway 192 are about 7-10 mins drive.

FOR THE YOUNG AT HEART

We are ideally situated for easy access to the roads leading to Disney world which incidentally is 11 miles from Hampton Lakes. Universal and Island of Adventure is absolutely awesome, not far from International Drive, possibly about 30-45 minutes drive from Hampton Lakes.

Within 20 to 80 minutes driving distance you can find all of these other attractions: MGM Studios, Busch Gardens, Islands of Adventure , Seaworld, Universal Studios, Watermania. At Downtown Disney Cirque Du Soleil. Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Gatorland (which I can recommend) , Kennedy Space Center, Wet n’Wild and Pleasure Island. Drive time to Orlando Airport is only 35 depending on traffic.

GOLF

Without doubt the number one activity is golf, with almost 150 courses within an hour’s drive of Orlando.

There are over 30 golf courses within 30 mins of Hampton lakes and the nearest, “Highlands Reserve” is only 5 mins drive away.  About 5 minutes drive away there is Champions Gate, a PGA Championship Golf Course designed by Greg Norman.

FISHING FOR RELAXATION

I believe you will need a fishing license, this can be checked via the internet.

There is also an abundance of lakes and rivers, in fact far too many to mention by name.  There are a considerable amount of activities around the area such as fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, canoeing, and windsurfing. Details will be found in the tourist information booths and the malls.

There is a state park about 7-10 minutes drive,from our villa, located on Highway 27, heading North.  Take a picnic and enjoy!  There is a small charge to gain entry.

We just love winding down with a short drive and then watching the mirror like lakes and the abundance of wildlife, is truly fascinating.

 LOCAL ATTRACTIONS

Some of the local attractions with approximate distances and travel times from Hampton Lakes:

Attractions Miles Time
Disney World 11 15 mins
Universal Studios 22 30 mins
Sea World 18 22 mins
Kennedy Space Centre 50 1 hour
Towns Miles Time
Kissimmee 22 30 mins
Orlando 27 40 mins
Tampa 67 1 hour 10 mins
Daytona Beach 77 1 hour 20 mins
St. Petersburg 87 1 hour 30 mins
Naples 167 2 hours 53 mins
Airports Miles Time
Orlando International  30 40 mins
Sanford   50 mins

From Sanford airport/Orlando airport, take 417 south and stay on it until it becomes interstate 4 (1-4 west). Once on 1-4 west you will take exit 55. Head North on highway 27 about 3,8 miles and on your right you will see a wall with the Hampton lakes sign. Please note the 417 is a toll road you will need about $10 in change.