Since my first WDW trip in 1974, I have stayed on the grounds and for the first time, family members are thinking about renting a house. My son, wife and 2 girls (will be 9 and 7) are going for the first time in years and this will be the girls' first trip. I am a big supporter of staying on - site but understand their thinking as well. They hope to stay in the area for 10 days and take in the ocean etc. I have suggested splitting the trip between On Site and The House. I would like some of your general thoughts, pros and cons and I will share with my son....he is the planner. Although my lovely DIL is an organizer, she thinks planning for a year is something that would drive her nuts. What's wrong with her???? Anyway, please share some of your general thoughts and I will try to butt out of this so they can do their own thing. I even offered to pay my own way, stay 30 yards behind them at all times and just "organize things" from afar. BAWAHAHAH You can imagine the reaction to THAT!!! Anyway, thanks in advance for a few thoughts to share with son.