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
Just returned from 2 weeks at Vista Cay. We were in block 4804 which I highly recommend as very close to the supermarket, Publix and also a great breakfast place called The Diner.
We were in a 2 bedroom premium condo. The condo was amazing. It was clean, spacious and had everything you could need including dish washer and washing machine. There is a nice pool area and a small but reasonably equipped gym.
You do need to buy essentials when you arrive including bin bags, washing up liquid and we had to buy a tea towel too.
The staff we had any interaction with were quite miserable and at check out no one asked if we had enjoyed our stay. Check in was efficient but also not at all welcoming.
One day I used the gym facilities and put my shorts and vest over balcony to dry. Later on that day, I received a notice on the door saying that i was being warned of violation of bylaws and threatened with $100 fine by leaving washing out to dry. I checked all correspondence and all the paper work in the condo and we were never told not to hang washing outside. I took the notice to the reception who did not apologise and just said it hadn't come from them and was from the housing association. I explained that it's not fair to threaten guests with fines without actually telling them what they are not actually allowed to do first. Vista Cay need to start telling guests of the bylaw as we saw many condos with towels hanging outside to dry. The receptionist was very dis-interested and like all other encounters, very cold. I would stay here again for the location as its great for families, just a shame the staff actually have no customer service skills.
Let’s see check in was painless... we got to the vista cay really early in the morning (12:30am)... it was kinda hard to find the check in office and it was dimly lit which made it look closed. The neighborhood was in a good area near almost everything and it wasn’t on a busy street which we liked... The community looks nice from the outside. With that being said we stayed in a 3 bedroom townhouse. The Free WiFi was down the entire stay. We needed to print our tickets for the park and was sent next door to pay to have them printed... The place appeared to be clean at first glance but in reality the dishes were dirty... the dressers were dusty. The bedroom down stairs had the washer and dryer in it next to the bed. The shower door was hard to open and close and was rusty with a hint of mold. The tv was hard to work, it took me a few hrs to realize the remote doesn’t cut the cable box on and that’s why it wasn’t working... The balcony door upstairs in the kitchen didn’t lock and had been unlocked since we got there....so please check those upon staying... The bathroom had some type of ant motel going on, there was a trail of them on and near the toilet paper... the blinds didn’t close. The pictures showed stainless steel appliances ummm nope didn’t get those either. There was hidden fees like a cleaning fee but no one cleans until you leave. Which I find very hard to believe with the amount of dust that was in there. oh and the bathroom counter had a long crack going down the top. The beds were not comfortable, and the light switches seemed to be very bootleg. The staff was pleasant, and it was a gated community in a good local area.
We were in a bind for a room, saw Vista Cay, from the road and took a chance on this condo community. Great price, very spacious, clean and quiet, and the staff was very friendly and helpful. We will be back!