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 think we were unlucky with our unit. I had researched the hotel and reviews were good. The units looked wonderful on the website. I booked with Thomas Cook, a deluxe apartment with a king bed, queen bed and a twin room. When we opened the door to the apartment we thought we had travelled back in time, the furniture was dark and heavy. There was a king bed and 2 queen beds so not as advertised. The sheets on the king bed were too small so just fell off as soon as you got onto the bed. The toilet in the 2nd bathroom didn't work properly but we were afraid to report the problem as the 'welcome' book told us we would be charged. The air con was noisy and we were terrified to alter it because of the warning notices on it, there were no instructions on how to use it. There were good things, the trash collecting was very efficient and the lift was always at the right floor when you called it. It was convenient for the theme parks. I was very disappointed with the apartment that we had.
Second time we've stayed at Vista Cay, the first back in 2013.
We stayed in a town house back then and loved it, but couldn't complain about the three bedroom apartment.
The apartment was spacious and air con superb! We had so much room and the apartment was well stocked, especially the kitchen. The only thing we were missing was a baking tray and that was sorted within minutes. We could easily live there on a full time basis!
The location is great for both Disney and Universal and easy to find from Orlando International.
Local amenities are good - there's a Public 2 minutes away, a great Dunkin, lovely pizza from NYPD and Beth's Burgers is terrific.
Definitely hope to return.
Just back from two weeks holiday, loved the place. House was so spacious, comfy beds and everything we needed. Lovely walk area around a beautiful lake, good size pool area with bar and snacks available. Walgreens and publix on site. Had an amazing time and will be back ????