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
We have stayed at Vista Cay several times always having travelled with Virgin and have found it to be a good resort. We like the shopping area that is within easy walking distance (love Publix, NYPD and Dunkin Donuts) The condos are all very different(one we had was truly awful but as we had stayed before we knew it wasn’t to the same standard and asked to be moved, luckily a much nicer one was available and we were able to move straight away!)so if you aren’t happy with the one you have been allocated, ask to be changed and they will try and accommodate you and they also respond quickly to any problems when reported. We always particularly like the laundry facilities, meaning you can pack light and have space for plenty of shopping bargains to take home!
Just be aware, this is not a hotel, there is no maid service and you will need to provide your own toiletries/cleaning products etc and if you want clean towels/bedding etc you need to launder them yourself. On our first visit we were not aware of this and found it unusual but now know what to expect/bring with us. It would also be an advantage to have a car.
We are a family of five including a 1.5 year baby. The three beds condo just fits us perfectly. We are very satisfied with the cleanness of the house. More importantly, the kitchen has everything we need.
The community is nice and safe.
So happy with our accommodations. Beautiful, clean & spacious! We will be back!
Phone didn't work (no matter - we had cell phones.)
The elevators had a stink. We think it was the rubber matts on the floor. Not a deal breaker.
We stayed here for 2 weeks as a family of 4 (2 adults and 2 toddlers). I think the location was excellent - you are so close to SeaWorld and Universal which is where we spent he majority of our time.
The rooms (3 bed apartment) I couldn't fault. It was spacious and clean. The pool was great for little ones and also felt clean.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again and would definitely recommend it for families.
We stayed here for a week on our spring break. The location can not be beat. You are 15 minutes from the airport, under 10 minutes to Seaworld, Universal and Icon Orlando and 20 minutes to any Disney park. Also, there is a strip mall adjacent to the property that has a Publix, liquor store, and multiple restaurants (Chinese, NY PD Pizza, Mexican, Beth's Burgers, Dunkin Donuts, and Subway). So if you want to grab lunch or dinner, they are within walking distance.
The resort itself was very nice. There are two pools. We spent all of our time at the smaller pool, just based on where our condo was located. It was great. Perfect for my son to swim at (3 feet on the shallow end and 5 feet in the middle). There were plenty of lounge chairs and tables to sit at. We never had an issue finding a great spot to lay in the sun.
The condo itself was very nice. Had all the amenities we needed... 3 bedrooms, 2 baths... full kitchen and laundry. For a family of 5, it worked out great for us. I would highly recommend staying here to anyone looking to experience all that Orlando has to offer.