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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I have stayed at Vista Cay many times, both with my family and when conducting business at Orlando Convention Center. The rooms are large and well equipped and everything is very nice and clean. The complex has a pool at the clubhouse and a nice bar with some food selections. It is located right behind a large Publix supermarket surrounded by various restaurants. All accessible by foot. The convention center is very close and offers a shuttle service to the shows. Parking is plentiful and easy. 15 mins from the airport. Prices are much lower than a comparable hotel on International Drive specifically is you have 3-4 people in the apartment. My last stay cost about $1000 for a large 3 bedroom for 5 days. Great value since I had 4 people to house.
Stayed at Vista Cay three nights for an event at the Orange County Convention Center. The positives: our ground floor unit was incredibly spacious, parking is free and the location was excellent for our business at the OCCC. On the downside: cleanliness left a lot to be desired, furniture was really worn (we were afraid to sit on some of the chairs) and the walls are paper thin. I would probably return to Vista Cay but would select a different unit.
We booked a two bedroom premium unit and were quite impressed with the size and appointments in the unit. There's a very large family room but also a living room on the side of the kitchen. High ceilings (about 9') make it seem even more spacious. The master bath was also huge with a tub and shower enclosure and double sinks. The second bedroom had its own full bath. No common bathroom which was ok since there were only 3 of us. Kitchen utensils, pots and pans were just ok. Typical of what you'd find in a condo rental. Parking is outside next to the building and we never had trouble finding a nearby stall. Universal is only about 10 min away but DisneyWorlds Magic Kingdom is about 25 min. There's a Publix grocery store right around the corner so that's convenient. Some key notes/improvements: limited soap, shampoo, one load laundry detergent and one load dishwasher but there is dish soap and a small scrub sponge. I'd suggest bringing from home. Our unit had a coffee maker but no filters as they give you one packet of those self sealed packs. No spices, foil or plastic wrap so you'll need to buy some when you get in. There was no security into the building which was a little disturbing. The front door is not lockable so just the door to your unit. We never had an issue but it would be more for peace of mind. The TV feed is mainly streaming with Roku, Hulu and a bunch of other streaming services. There is a CATV feed but you need to find it under Spectrum. All in all though a very nice place to stay.
Clean, spacious, decent [general] location and most of all, affordable! The only thing I’d caution about is that your room/apartment may end up being quite far from the front desk or pool(s) so if you need to access either during your stay (or in my case, the shuttle bus stop to the convention center), it could be a bit of a daily walk across a major roadway, even!
A group of us stayed here in May for a conference. I left something important in the condo and contacted their housekeeping department in the hopes of finding it. Not only did Natasha go immediately and find it, but mailed it to me saving me a LOT of work. Thank you Natasha R for the great service! The unit was nicely laid out, we used the gym every day, and the pool was very popular. Would definitely stay here again.