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Vista Cay Resort in Orlando, FL

Vista Cay Resort in Orlando, FL

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2 & 3 Bedroom Luxury Suites

 

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Rating: 4.15

Address: 4874 Cayview Ave, Orlando, FL, 32819
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1. Edward S.
Stayed here twice.  Good security, great pool, game room and work out room. Close to all attractions, no restaurant on site but plenty nearby.

19/01/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
2. k b.
We are very happy with this choice and would return without hesitation. The location cannot be beat. The employees are very helpful. We purchased all of our tickets at the front desk and received good advice about attractions. The unit  is clean and spacious. We love having a full kitchen and in room laundry. The pool is well serviced and shopping is convenient. Could not be better.

14/03/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
3. Larissa R.
For those of you who find it a bit sketchy to book a vacation villa with an independent owner instead of a hotel room through a big chain, don't be!

I just spent two weeks in one of the three-bedroom condominiums at Vista Cay for a grand total of £978.  That's only £70 a night!  And that price, my friends, was split between six adults!  That is £11.50 a night.

Let me repeat myself.

I stayed in central tourist Orlando - a fabulous location for anyone planning to do all the theme parks and outlet shopping during his or her visit (not just Disney) - for £11.50 a night.

And, let me tell you another thing, the accommodation at Vista Cay is OUTSTANDING.  The condo was massive, fully kitted out and modernly appointed.  It had two sitting rooms, two double bedrooms, a big second bathroom, a huge master bedroom and an absolutely massive master bathroom.  It had an epically sized balcony with four full-sized deck chairs and with an overhead fan to top it off.  The open-plan kitchen had every utensil and amenity you could need (except, bafflingly, a kettle).  The villa I was in did have free wifi; however, the linksys router had the same name as another linksys router in one of the surrounding villas (likely because they were owned/managed by the same people), which made the internet essentially useless (that is, until we changed its name by logging in to the router as the administrator since no one had bothered to change the stock linksys name and password; after that the internet worked great).

The resort facilities at the clubhouse include pool tables, a game room, a large heated pool, a hot tub, a basketball court and a business center.  And the complex is literally minutes from bustling International Drive, but its under-developed Universal Blvd location makes it quiet respite after long tourist days in the blazing Orlando sun.  The local Publix is within easy walking distance (although who walks anywhere in Orlando's unrelenting heat?), and it's huge and fabulously quiet at all times of the day.

The villas themselves are owned by individuals (the one I stayed in was owned by a Welsh woman), and I can understand how this might worry people when they're planning their incredibly expensive Orlando holidays, especially from great distances, and do not want anything to go wrong. But all villas within the complex are managed by Vista Cay despite being owned by individuals, so any problems you might encounter during your visit can and will be resolved locally.  Before my visit, information about the complex gate access codes and an access code to the villa itself (which is changed with each new guest) was given to me, so I was able to just show up and show myself into the villa without having to go through any formal "check-in" process.

My only word of warning, though, is that some of the condos are lived in by locals, so it's not just tourists you'll encounter in the complex (although this is the primary demographic), as I learned the hard way when I came home at 11pm after a long day to the raucous noise of a college house party in the unit below mine.  Luckily, there's a number for the complex's security officer in the information booklet contained in each villa.  And after a quick Google search I discovered that it is "unlawful to play any radio, phonograph or any musical instrument or operate a sound-amplifying device . . . in such a manner or with such volume, especially during the hours between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m., as to annoy or disturb the quiet, comfort or repose of persons in any dwelling, hotel or other type of residence" in Orlando.  Quite handily, the number for the Orange County Sheriff's Department was in the information booklet too.

23/09/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
4. Erica L.
Stayed here for a convention and this hotel was on the bus route. This place is a great value for what you get. We were upgraded to a three bedroom from a two bedroom at checkin. Very cute gated area of apartments/townhomes. Located very close to publix (always handy!) Definitely would stay here again.

16/09/11 | Link | Rating: 5.0
5. P L.
Booked a place on VRBO.  Apartment was clean and decently furnished.  Very close to most Orlando resorts!  Experience was pleasant overall, would rent again the next time we visit Disney.

21/02/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
6. Belldandy M.
I have looked at the reviews and were surprised that we did not have better service. We booked this through Bookit, first if all my sister called up to ask questions  and they got our reservation for the wrong weekend. She was annoyed by the lack of organization before we even checked in. She called a second time, asking more questions like is there a shuttle like most resorts have, there was not. Okay we can live with that. She asked about check in and out and were told different hours. Do the front desk know what they are doing? We were still excited and came with a positive outlook. We check in and were told there was a $75 cleaning fee, this was not expressed on the Bookit site. We said we would clean it ourselves. We could have stayed at Embassy Suites and got a free breakfast and better service. Ohwell, live and learn. Well we enter the room was nicely presentation. My sister room was fine. Mine of the other hand had stains on the floor and smelled of mold, which really bothered my allergies. It was nice to have a full kitchen, which my sister  and I walked over to a pizza place and shopped at Publix. The dishes could have been cleaned better, I saw hairs on the cups. On top of it the air stopped working during the night, we called to have someone to fix it, we were told someone would be there in 15 min, we called 2 hours later and they finally fixed it. I am not a person that complains but this place was not very professional in my opinion and I believe others need to know what they are getting in to, I did voice my concerns to them and they had the nerve to tell me about there rewards program. Did they hear a word I said?

24/09/12 | Link | Rating: 1.0
7. George M.
Great place to stay, very reasonable prices, HUGE 3 bedroom condo, fully equipped.  Comfortable.  Loved it.  I'd go back.  Why am I paying for maintenance fees on my timeshare when I could just go here?????

22/01/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
8. Jason Y.
close to universal studios and International drive where all the restaurants are. I chose this place for this spacious living space and close proximity to Orange County Convention Center. Price was right and I enjoyed my stay. To pick up the keys, you have to go to this apt on the complex where you pay a $75 for cleaning fee if you stay less than 6 days. Make sure to get toilet paper though, since the ones there are rough!

Vista de Cay Millenium Resort - Executive Suite
-only $200 a nite
-3 bedrooms
-laundry room
-kitchen
-dining room
-good for families

12/07/08 | Link | Rating: 4.0
9. Gary M.
Easily one of the nicest places to stay around Orlando and likely the only one if you're at Universal. Stayed two nights in one of their three bedroom condos that had a game room. There is a grocery store next door and a Walgreen's but otherwise you're over to International if you need more (only 5 minutes away).

For less than $200 a night, the location was ideal as I was attending an event across the street at Rosen Shingle Creek Resort. While the rooms there were nice, for the same price we could sleep six with a huge spread (around 2,000 sq ft) rather than have just a room with two beds.

It's the place I'm staying at in the future when travel calls for Orlando.

24/04/10 | Link | Rating: 5.0
10. Mary Beth J.
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.  Spacious 3 BR suite with all of the amenities.  The pool was spacious and we didn't feel cramped.  I was surprised some of these were residential, some rental through Vista Cay, and some through independent rental.  The grounds were well kept and we felt safe!  Walgreens and Publix were very close.  I enjoyed that it wasn't so close to I-Drive that you felt like you were in the middle of everything.  It was serene but only a few minutes away.  We will be back!

17/06/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
11. T.L. T.
We stayed here, loved it. Came down for a conference, the host hotel was full, so we got booked here. Very clean, comfortable, nice setup in a condo. The pool area was excellent, and open late. The staff was very helpful as well.

14/05/13 | Link | Rating: 4.0
12. Jennifer A.
Unfortunately I didn't get to enjoy any of the fun amenities here because I was in town for work. But I did very much like our 3 bedroom condo. The kitchen was fully equipped and we even had a full sized washer and dryer.

There was a great view of the lake and we could even see Universal Studios a little ways away. If you're into working out there's a trail around the lake - just look out for snakes (and possibly gators)! There is a Walgreens on the complex and a Publix across the street which makes shopping very convenient. Oh and did I mention free wi-fi?

I have to agree with Randy C though and I wish the beds had better linens. I don't think they were creepy per se, but the covers were quite thin. The only other negative was that our unit felt a bit stuffy and humid even though it was only March!

05/04/11 | Link | Rating: 4.0
13. LM B.
Wow! This resort was spectacular! I originally booked a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom deluxe for my fiancé and I... Then we checked in and they upgraded us to a 3 bedroom, 4 bathroom town home w a garage! For free! I was shocked! I loved my town home so much! It was nice and decor was beautiful. Loved the fact that they had everything u needed as far as utensils to cook in the home. The house was so big so we had some guests over and it was awesome! I loved everything. that place makes we want to go back and make it my residence. I wished there were a lot more places like vista cay to make vacations feel more like home and u don't feel like ur stuck in a small hotel room and only having a microwave and small fridge. It really was my home away from home! Thank u vista cay for making my trip to Florida a great experience. Definitely will be staying there again on my next trip!

29/01/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
14. Randy C.
Nice to have a full three bedroom condo to stay at with a full living room and kitchen.  Everything was in good shape.  Only downsides were the bedding in the unit we had.  Comforter was creepy and did not look clean and the pillows like rocks.  We went to Walmart the next day to buy new bedding.

The place is professionally run.  Plenty of parking and a good location for tourists or those using the convention center.

21/12/10 | Link | Rating: 3.0
15. Jennifer W.
My friend and I rented a three bedroom, three and a half bath townhouse for spring break. The house was lovely. The kitchen was large, there were flat screen TV's in every room, and we could use our Apple TV vie the Wi-Fi in the house. The bathrooms were large, and the house has a small balcony on the second floor and a small patio on the first. The house even had a landline for our use. The only strange thing was that the most comfortable bed was on the first floor, while the two suites (both on the third floor) and less comfortable, rolling beds. I wound up staying on the first floor, so I didn't mind. I couldn't give them five stars because the lock on our front door was broken, causing us to have to leave through the garage every time we went out, and they didn't allow pets. If I'm renting a house, I should be able to bring my dog. Other than that, great place. I'd definitely stay there again.

20/03/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
16. Cait H.
Oh my! This place turned out way better than I had imagined. I stayed here with my beau and his family for a few days on a fun Orlando vacation. We shared a 3 bedroom condo with a massive living area, kitchen, bathrooms in every bedroom, and everything you could want for a long-ish stay!  They really have thought of everything - kitchen was stocked with all the amenities, there was a laundry room downstairs and plenty of closet space. Honestly, I wish we had stayed longer.

There's a great pool, hot tub and arcade area over by the main office, as well as a gym. Love that the complex is just minutes away from everything - the parks, the convention center, restaurants. There's a Publix within walking distance so you can stock up on all your favorite stuff while you stay!

There was a bit of an ant situation outside the front door when we arrived, but one call to the office had them spraying our unit down in no-time. Can't say enough good things about Vista Cay; definitely check it out for your next stay in Orlando.

02/09/12 | Link | Rating: 5.0
17. Blair P.
This place (regardless of what management company you book through) is terrible.  Some of my coworkers and I rented this for a conference we were in town for.  Firstly, they didn't even spring for a $.10 coffee filter for their guests.  When I called and asked about why they couldn't provide that, a VERY RUDE, argumentative representative told me he would have to ask his manager to provide filters (even though the coffee maker and cups were provided).  Secondly, there was no soap in the kitchen, at all.  We had to buy hand soap just so we could wash our hands while we prepared food (gross).  Then day 4 came, we checked out ran their dishwasher, did 2 loads of laundry and then left.  We had an evening flight and headed to the pool but because we had checked out, we didn't have a towel (which no pool towels were in our room).  We politely asked the front dress for a towel and were told (even though we shared our story) they weren't going to let us use a towel because we haven't booked through Vista Cay.  We decided we were pretty over this property and decided we would just go to a real hotel who treats their guest like guests and not trash.  

Vista Cay, step it up, you're just terrible.

06/06/14 | Link | Rating: 1.0
18. Jay S.
Vista Cay is a decent complex off the beaten track in Orlando...close to the Convention Center and about 20 minutes away from Disney World.

The other reviews give a really good idea of the amenities and perks to staying...so let me tell you, I knocked off one star mostly for this:  NO RECYCLING.  I was mortified they didn't even have aluminum recycling at the club house.  Disgraceful.  There are hundreds of units here, some are full-time residential.  Again I say, Disgraceful.

So here's my tip:  TAKE YOUR RECYCLING TO THE PUBLIX GROCERY a few blocks away.  They have one bin there.

Second tip:  CHECK VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner web site)  for units...they will be cheaper than the units on Priceline, Expedia, etc...even with the house cleaning fee.  I wish I'd figured out before I booked because if you have a week or more stay, the savings are significant.  Additionally, you will know exactly which unit you are getting and can get one close to the pool...not guaranteed otherwise.

22/05/12 | Link | Rating: 4.0
19. Sarah B.
SKIP THE DISNEY RESORTS AND HEAD STRAIGHT TO THIS PLACE!!! We stumbled across this place online and decided to take our chances for our family vacation. We were upgraded to a 3 bedroom townhouse with a driveway and garage. The town home was perfect - for a family of six - there was an abundance of room and it was nice having a large kitchen to cook breakfasts in, rather than having to eat on the go. The property was also really nice - large pool with a bar and friendly staff.

Can't wait to come back here next year!!

04/05/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
20. Katrina V.
This was such a nice place to stay!! Lots of room,  great pool with poolside bar,   great location close to all parks!! This is much better than being cooped up in a small hotel room.  I highly recommend this place if you're planing on staying a few days.

30/07/14 | Link | Rating: 5.0
21. Jeff H.
Great location! Close to the convention center.  Easy check out. Very responsive staff. We notice that they didn't have any oven mitts, we called and they brought us a brand new pair within less than 30 minutes. Will stay again.

14/02/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
22. Leana E.
This place is cozy & homey. The place is great, but 3 stories is just way too much. The pool is great. The area is safe. It even has a little shopping center and Walgreens within walking distance, so if you ever need anything, you could just step outside and get it. Not too far from Universal, Disney World, & the water park either. The staff is accommodating as well.

When we first arrived, the code to unlock the door wasn't working, so we had to call someone up to help us. I'm glad they came within minutes because it was way too muggy and hot outside.

But I swear this place is haunted. Or at least the home we stayed in.

One night while my boyfriend and I were laying in bed, we had the door slightly open, just enough to see the hallway... A few minutes later, the door creaked open slowly and we both swore we saw something run past the hallway.

The next morning, we told my parents and it just got even more spine tingling because they told us they had experienced something similar the previous night. lol & the garage is just plain creepy. I'm glad I wasn't the one doing laundry because I didn't want to step foot in there after I saw it.

Despite the scary events that took place during our stay, I'm pretty sure this place would have deserved 4 stars lol.

14/11/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
23. Dale P.
Perfect. Large clean room. So glad we found it. Was by far the most reasonable we found online. Nice running path around a small lake.  Large grocery store within walking distance.  Exercise room could use more equipment would be the only complaint.

11/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0
24. Jeff G.
When I'm staying more than a night in Orlando in a group of three or more I usually try to find a condo here. It's centrally located to most of the places I go and easy enough to get in and out of. Booking a condo can be a little confusing for some since it's not like a hotel, and there are a few ways to book; either through finding an owner that has a unit available through sites like VRBO or Homeaway or by booking with the main company Millennium which is what I wound up doing on my most recent stay.
Because many of the units are maintained and owned by private individuals cleanliness can vary a little, the corporate owned unit I stayed in however was immaculate and well taken care of.

There's a Walgreens within the complex and a Publix right next door, perfect for those who want to save a little money and make use of the full kitchen which usually has all the pots, pans, and utensils you will need. Keep in mind that there usually aren't any salt and spices so keep that in mind when picking up stuff to cook.

To anyone looking for a place to stay with multiple people, even for relatively short visits, I recommend giving Vista Cay a try over getting multiple hotel rooms. It saves money and it's more fun when everyone stays together. Even if you planned on staying in one hotel room, it's still not much more than a moderately priced hotel.

The only reason why I don't give it a 5 star rating is because pricing does vary from owner to owner pretty wildly, especially with those who like to charge extra fees beyond the typical cleaning fee; like a "security fee" or "resort fee", it should be room, tax, and cleaning fee (which is usually be waived for longer stays)
Like I said, it can be a little confusing but it's well worth the effort in my opinion.

25/02/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
25. Estefania S.
Location. Location. Location.

I live in Orlando and when my parents come to stay up here they like to rent their own house for easy coming + going as well as for their dogs. I have carpet but Vista Cay has tiled/wood floor options. This was a big plus!! On top of that, they had a private garage with additional parking and a gated entry with a secured code to enter the vacation rental home. Everything regarding amenities and even toiletries came included. The first night, the fridge was frozen completely but upon their complaint, maintenance came and repaired it. Everything from them setting up the rental to paying and even getting an extension on time for checkout was seamless. Only reason I knocked off a star was for the three stories. You have to basically climb throw the narrow stairs to get from one side to the other. It's quite obnoxious. All in all, great stay for them + they will consider it again in the near future.

01/12/14 | Link | Rating: 4.0
26. Marie C.
Rooms were amazing. 3 flat screen TV's, 2 bedrooms, fully equipped kitchen, great location with Publix just down the road. My family stayed there for 6 nights, went to Miami, then came back for another 9 nights.

The reason I gave Vista Cay only 3 stars is because during the first stay my mom had bought more toilet paper, dishwashing liquid and laundry detergent for their first stay. I was a bit confused as to why she did this but didn't think too much of it at the time. However, upon check in the second time I asked the front desk for a couple more toilet rolls etc. as they had run out the first time and they said "we only provide what is given to you in the room and if you run out  of anything, you will need to provide them for yourself." I could not believe this. So do you give the same amount of toilet paper, dishwashing liquid etc. to family that is staying there for 2 nights and to a family that is staying 7 or more nights?! Just doesn't make sense. Was very disappointed with this. Expected a lot more for such a nice resort.

07/12/14 | Link | Rating: 3.0
27. Gloria H.
A group of 5 friends and I stayed in a townhouse at Vista Cay in February when in Orlando visiting a friend. Overall the experience was excellent. Because of a problem with an air conditioning unit in the original premium suite we booked, they moved us to a townhouse and have us a complimentary night stay. The manager we dealt with, Nestor, was INCREDIBLY helpful. He was so apologetic, depite it being out of his control, went above and beyond to accommodate us and made sure that we were satisfied with the result. The pool was great, the townhouse was great, the price was great, and the location was perfect for our needs  - very close to Disney and also a lot of local restaurants and spots to walk around. I would stay here again in a heartbeat!

27/03/15 | Link | Rating: 5.0