Vista Cay Resort by Millenium
What We Love
- Organized pool games, face painting and family-friendly DJs on holiday weekends
- Fully equipped en suite kitchens (and a grocery store next door) make it easy to eat in
- Parking, WiFi and long-distance phone calls are included in the resort fee
What To Know
- A $11.99 resort fee per night will be collected at the Jetsetter checkout
- A one-time $80 departure cleaning fee (for stays of fewer than four nights) will be collected by the hotel at check out
- Golfing, dining and spa-ing are close by but not on-site
- Consider renting a car; there’s no shuttle service to the theme parks
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
This four-story Mediterranean-style complex of neat condo towers is surrounded by typically Floridian landscaping (palm trees feature prominently). The welcoming clubhouse is furnished with plush sofas, and there’s a concierge desk and a minimart for souvenirs and extra sunscreen — which you’ll need. The inviting infinity pool area overlooks pretty Lake Cay.
Bed and Bath
With two or three bedrooms and a minimum of 1,300 square feet, the modern, comfy suites are huge. Amenities range from granite countertops and multiple flat-screen TVs to double vanities and soaking tubs in the master bathrooms. Dining room seating for six, a laundry room, a spacious balcony, a sectional sofa and a fully equipped kitchen with stainless appliances extend the homey feel.
Simplicity rules at Vista Cay. With no restaurant, golf course or spa to compete for guests’ attention, resort life centers on the main infinity pool, the 12-person hot tub and, of course, the full pool bar. Equally simple pleasures — a game room, a splash pool — keep kids happy. A second swimming pool, barbecue pits, a fitness center and a 2.5-mile jogging trail around the property’s lake round out the basic but sufficient amenities.
In the Area
Just two miles away, SeaWorld flies under the radar as one of Orlando’s best but least crowded theme parks (its sister parks, Aquatica and Discovery Cove, offer even more access to the menagerie of marine life). Universal Orlando (home of the Wizarding World of Harry Potter) and of course Walt Disney World are also nearby. Around the corner on International Drive, amusements run the gamut from kitsch to cool. For the latter, try Pointe Orlando, where the restaurant options include the Capital Grille steakhouse, the Oceanaire Seafood Room and Taverna Opa, where belly dancing on the tables is encouraged. Vista Cay guests also have access to the Shingle Creek Golf Club, as well as the spa at the Peabody Hotel.
How to Get There
Stayed at Vista Cay with a bunch of friends this weekend. Spacious, well equipped units in great location! Could see the Universal fireworks from our balcony. Would highly recommend especially for families or larger groups like ours!
Just stayed at Vista Cay this weekend. Lovely accommodation, big rooms, high ceilings and great furnishings. Had a fantastic time. Bed super comfortable, had everything we needed. Great location too. Highly recommend.
Our intended family booking included a wheelchair user, we were told that no guarantee would be made that an accessible/ADA room would be available to us. I explained the difficulties and stresses caused to a disabled person, their families and Carers of travelling long haul without knowing if there was going to be accommodation to stay in on arrival. I was told,
"I understand your concerns and we do try our very best to accommodate the request, however, we are unable to guarantee an ADA room. It is based on availability at check-in".
We have three children and my husband is an injured Veteran. While there are sound economic and practical reasons for not being being able to guarantee an accessible room in advance, the impact on a family, and me as carer is significant.
We have booked elsewhere now and I doubt Vista Key will be impacted in the slightest, however I felt compelled to write this review in the hope that those resorts that readily take bookings in their hundreds from families from all over the world, will provide training for their staff, and adopt strategies in their booking systems (I can think of many ways) that CAN GUARANTEE accommodation that can be accessed by people with disabilities when they have booked and paid just like any other family.
We stayed here for a trade show and I was on-site for two weeks. Great to have a home feeling after a full day of work as opposed to a hotel room! We had reserved multiple townhouses and our schedules were in constant flux. I had multiple needs to interact with the staff and adjust the length of stays for colleagues and who would be in and out of the facility. Mary at the front desk was top notch and went the extra mile for us for sure. Shout out to Mary!!!
We are Orlando regulars and we usually stay in a villa, this time however we fancied trying something different. We had a 2 bed deluxe apartment and this was really good. Pretty much the same space you would get with a villa, 2 good sized bedrooms both with TV. Two large bathrooms one with just a double shower and the other with bath and shower, a decent kitchen with all required utilities and a reasonable sized lounge with TV. WiFi was good and fast enough to stream video and also very stable. Overall the apartment was very good and felt clean, the only reason we did not give this an excellent was the fact the furniture and everything in general was starting to age a little, but this was not an issue.
Location was great and sea world was only a few minutes, roughly 15 minutes to universal and Disney about 20 minutes. There was a publix which we walked to on several occasions and on the same area there were a few restaurants, all of which were good.
The pool was on the cold side but we liked it as it was never that busy and seeing we were in Orlando over Easter this was good as everything else was crazy!
No complaints at all, and when are next in Orlando we would consider staying again.