Every guest who submits photos gets 10% off their next stay with us

For Guests Staying With Us in 2014
Win a FREE Week's Rental!


Vacation Star Search--Where Have YOU Been?

1st Place--One FREE Week's Stay
2nd Place--3 FREE Nights Off a Week's Stay
3rd Place--1 FREE Night Off a Week's Stay
Consolation Prize--All Non-Winning Entries get 10% OFF Their Next Stay
Everyone's a Winner!

We're looking for 4-20 photos that show a FUN & INTERESTING vacation experience in the Orlando Attractions Area of Central Florida (coast to coast) in 2014.  All vacation photos are fine but those showing your Florida Dream Home vacation home rental and those with the most "likes" on our Facebook page will "likely" have an edge!

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Karin     Family

Please email your 4 to 20 vacation photos to:  [email protected]

Vacation Photo Contest is On, So Snap To It!

Photo Star Search Rules & Guidelines

  • Person submitting photos must have stayed in a Florida Dream Homes in 2014 and the photos must have been taken during that stay.
  • Only one entry permitted per reservation. A family may enter as many times as they have separate reservations during the same calendar year.
  • Anyone in your party can take photos for you to submit, but the winner must be 21 years or older.
  • Winners must redeem their free night(s) no later than December 13, 2017 during a non-holiday season and must redeem all of their free nights during one reservation with Florida Dream Homes.
  • Winners will be placed in the same size/type as the home they stayed in when the photos were taken. Winners may not choose which vacation home in which they will stay, upon their arrival, a home will be assigned to them. Winners may upgrade to a larger home for an additional fee.
  • Winners may not redeem any other special offer or discount when redeeming their winning reservation.
  • Photos must be submitted via email to [email protected]. The size of each email must be under 10mb. You can send as many emails as necessary to submit a minimum of 4 and up to a maximum of 20 photos.
  • All photos must be submitted within one month of your departure from Florida Dream Homes and include your name, address, phone and email information.
  • Only the consolation prize will be awarded to all photographers if there are not a minimum of ten total contestants entered during the calendar year.
  • No professional photographers are eligible to submit photos.
  • By submitting photos, the submitter is acknowledging that everyone in the photo has given their permission to use their image.  All photos will be displayed on a website. In addition, some photos may be displayed on Florida Dream Homes' main website as a well as various advertising mediums and other websites.  Photos submitter authorizes Florida Dream Homes the exclusive right to use all photos for public display and/or advertising purposes.
  • Photos must be taken in the Central Florida Area (coast to coast is fine!)
  • Photos must be received no later than midnight EST on January 31, 2015.  You will receive a confirmation email that your photos have been received within one week.  Florida Dream Homes is not responsible for photos that are not received.
  • Winnings cannot be swapped for cash and have no cash value.  Unredeemed winnings will be forfeit.
  • Florida Dream Homes reserves the right to amend this contract or rules at any time with or without notice.
  • Customary fees such as cleaning, damage, amenity, reservation and taxes must be paid by the winner--only the nightly price for the number of nights won will be reduced from the winner's new reservation of 7 nights or longer. Ten finalists will be notified by Feb 15, 2015. Five finalists will be notified Feb 28, 2015. The Winners will be notified on Mar 15, 2015.


      2013 Photo Contest Winners

      Judge's Notes: After hours of going back and forth, the Florida Dream Homes Team has decided to crown two Co-Champions. In this case, instead of on champion winning 7 free nights and second place receiving 3 free nights, the 10 nights will be split between the two Co-Champions and each will receive 5 free nights on a future reservation. Congratulations to both our winners!

      1st Place--Co-Champion--The James Family--5 Free Nights

      James Family   James Family

      Judge's Notes: "BIG SISTER" says it all. Her face shines with overwhelming exuberance; would that every vacation felt this good! And enjoying time in the vacation home's pool provides Mother and Daughter memories to last a lifetime!

      1st Place--Co-Champion--The Brooke Family--5 Free Nights

      Brooke Family   Brooke Family

      Judge's Notes: Is that Grandma and Grandpa enjoying a moment in the vacation rental home's pool with Granddaughter? Is that Mother and Daughter having the time of their life on an airboat tour? Is this the extended family vacation of a lifetime? We think so!

      3rd Place--The McFarland Family--1 Free Night

      McFarland Family   McFarland Family

      Judge's Notes: Mrs M tells us that this was his first time on a tube slide. "Even though it was a child's slide I was petrified lol. He of course loved it" What a vacation to remember!

      2013 Photo Contest Honorable Mention

      Hoffman Family in Orlando Perovic Family in Orlando Bassett Family in Orlando Rinehart Family

      The Hoffman Family        The Perovic Family        The Bassett Family        The Rinehart Family

      Harrelson Family Molesky Family Steinberg Family

      The Harrelson Family      The Molesky Family       The Steinberg Family

      2013 Photo Contest Entries

      Steinberg Family in Orlando Crotts Family in Orlando Rinehart Family in Orlando Bassett Family in Orlando

      The Steinberg Family      The Crotts Family      The Rinehart Family      The Bassett Family

      Fiedler Family Hoffman Family Anderegg Family Perovic Family

      The Fiedler Family      The Hoffman Family      The Anderegg Family      The Perovic Family

      McFarland Family Chaudhry Family James Family Walcott Family

      The McFarland Family       The Chaudhry Family       The James Family       The Walcott Family

      Brooke Family Stearns Family Plata Family Anderegg Family

      The Brooke Family        The Stearns Family        The Plata Family        The Anderegg2 Family

      Boates Family Aldieri Family Jarosik Family Harrelson Family

      The Boates Family       The Aldieri Family       The Jarosik Family        The Harrelson Family

      Ramos Family Molesky Family Pusey Family

      The Ramos Family     The Molesky Family     The Pusey Family

      2012 Photo Contest Winners

      1st Place--The Ford Family--7 Free Nights

      Ford Family   Ford Family

      Judge's Notes: Every judge agreed that it is impossible to look at this first photo and not smile. It's also impossible to look at it and not say, "Wow, I want to vacation right there!" and that's what the photo contest is all about!

      2nd Place--The DeFilippo Family--3 Free Nights

      DeFilippo Family    DeFilippo Family

      Judge's Notes: If you think Disney is only for the small children, think again! Here Julie is obviously tickled to get some personal attention from that famous bear of the 100 aker wood. And does Beckie love her Star Wars! Too bad there's not enough room to show the fun photo of Beckie doing the laundry at her vacation rental home. When you stop in the office, remind us to show it to you!

      3rd Place--The Vice Family--1 Free Night

      Vice Family     Vice Family

      Judge's Notes: From an energetic game of basketball in the vacation home's private pool to the fascinating interactive displays at the Kennedy Space Center, the Vice family had a vacation they will remember for a long, long time!

      Honorable Mention

      Ramos Family Anderegg Family Gigiano Family  salmon Family

      The Ramos Family              The Anderegg Family          The Gigiano Family          The Salmon Family

      Iiams Family Olson Family Sablotne Family

      The Iiams Family              The Olson Family          The Sablotne Family

      2012 Photo Contest Entries

       Here are submissions to our 2012 photo contest of guests enjoying their Florida rental house

      Schutt Family Oliveir Family Ramos Family Anderegg Family

      The Schutt Family          The Oliveir Family          The Ramos Family         The Anderegg Family

      Ford Family Plata Family Luff Family Johnson Family

      The Ford Family             The Plata Family           The Luff Family          The Johnson Family

      Gigiano Family Vice Family Salmon Family DeFilippo Family

      The Gigiano Family           The Vice Family          The Salmon Family       The DeFilippo Family

      Liams Family Olson Family Anderegg2 Family Ward Family

      The Iiams Family      The Olson Family           The Anderegg2 Family       The Ward Family

      Sablotne Family Spear Family

      The Sablotne Family     The Spear Family

      2011 Photo Contest Winners

      1st Place--The Palazzo Family--7 Free Nights

      Palazzo Family   Palazzo Family

      Judge's Notes: It's common for vacation rental home managers in Orlando to quip, "We rent pools with homes attached." This year it was very difficult to decide who should win the photo contest. We tell guests they can increase their chances of winning by showing their family enjoying the vacation home. No photo captured this more perfectly than the Palazzos enjoying the pool in their vacation home. These artistic shots not only have great color, composition and movement; looking at them is just plain FUN!

      2nd Place--The Smith Family--3 Free Nights

      Smith Family    Smith Family

      Judge's Notes: Families who rent a vacation home right beside Disney World find it to be so much more convenient and economical than staying in a small, cramped hotel room and having to eat out for every meal. In these photos, you see children enjoying the pool and a frozen treat right from the home's freezer. Oh, and the words "cute", "adorable", "precious" and more were often heard in our office as we looked at these photos.

      3rd Place--The Stockum Family--1 Free Night

      Stockum Family     Stockum Family

      Judge's Notes: We know that families enjoy our vacation homes most of all on their vacations. But occasionally they might also enjoy one of the nine major theme parks as well! Here are some compelling photos of a guest enjoying all the fun at Disney World.

      Honorable Mention

      Lori Joubert Family Piontek Family Jarosik Family  Deibel Family

      Carrera Family Hennessy Family  Fulks Family

       Here are submissions to our 2011 photo contest of guests enjoying their Florida rental house

      Fulks Family   Jarosik Family   Piontek Family   Majewski Family

      The Fulks Family          The Jarosik Family         The Piontek Family         The Majewski Family

      Spear Family   Neely Family   JoubertFamily   Anderegg

      The Spear Family         The Neely Family        The Lovely Joubert Family    The Anderegg Family

      Martin Family   Mason Joubert Family   Courtney Joubert Family   Ellis

      The Martin Family      The Mason Joubert Family       The Courtney Joubert Family     The Ellis Family

      Smith Family   Mempin Family   Carrera Family   Volk Family

      The Smith Family         The Mempin Family         The Carrera Family         The Volk Family

      Wooten Family   Martin Family   Rivera Family   Price Family

      The Wooten Family         The Grenier Family         The Rivera Family         The Price Family

      Lori Joubert Family   Anderegg2 Family   Wooten2Family   McDougallFamily

      The Lori Joubert Family        The Anderegg2 Family        The Wooten2 Family        The McDougall Family

      Larocque Joubert Family   Stockum Family   Deibel   Hennessy

      The Larocque Family          The Stockum Family          The Deibel Family          The Hennessy Family

      McAdams   Palazzo  Johnson

      The McAdams Family      The Palazzo Family    The Johnson Family

      2010 Photo Contest Winners

      1st Place--The Kingsbury Family--7 Free Nights

      Kingsbury Family Kingsbury Family

      Judge's Notes: These photos are an excellent representation of the perfect family vacation. After watching the children have a blast on the Mad Hatter Teacups, the family heads home for some down time by relaxing in the pool. What a vacation! In addition, the composition, color, movement and emotion of these photos perfectly capture the moment.

      2nd Place--The Souza Family--3 Free Nights

      Souza Family Souza Family

      Judge's Notes: Disney is not just for kids! This message comes through loud and clear as a group of adult friends are seen posing inside the vacation home, then frolicking at the theme park. In addition to instantly communicating how much fun one can have renting a vacation rental home next to Disney World, these photos clearly demonstrate it's perfect for children of all ages!

      3rd Place--The Beamon Family--1 Free Night

      Beamon Family Beamon Family

      Judge's Notes: One of the advantages of renting a vacation home right beside Disney World is enjoying the pool and home. These photos communicate enjoyment at the home. Combined with the second place photo, it is clear that a vacation rental home is perfect for everyone.

      Honorable Mention

      Babuskow Family Anderegg Family Benner Family  Falcone Family

      Croke Family Smith Family Joubert Family  Leblanc Family

      Spear Family Dimech Family Sosa Family  Krabsen Family

      Woodruff Family

       Here are the 2010 submissions to our photo contest

      Orlando Airboat Ride Dunk Shot Dunk Shot  Cooper.JPG

           The Croke Family             The Salgado Family       The Lori Joubert Family     The Sivesind Family    

      BreakingAChair  GrandMa Cooking at Vacation Home  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG

           The Price Family           The Falcone Family         The Kingsbury Family          The Sosa Family          

      Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG

      The Dimech Family             The Anderegg Family            The Muzio Family        The Babuskow Family

      Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG

              The Smith Family      The Krabsen Family         The Fisher Family      The Courtney Joubert Family

      Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Dunk Shot  Dunk Shot

       The Dellatorre Family    The LeBlanc/Greenhill Family    The Ellis Family    The Fontenot Family              

      Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG

       The Mason Joubert Family          The Beamon Family       The Spear Family       The Benner Family         

      Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG  Cooper.JPG

         The Anneliese Family            The Souza Family              The Woodruff Family

      Every guest who submits photos gets 10% off their next stay with us