Luxurious 3 bedroom 2 bath condominium with full kitchen and washer and dryer in unit. Free high-speed internet access, large screen High Definition Cable TV in living room, Cable TV in all 3 bedrooms, bathrooms with towels, hairdryers, lighted makeup mirrors, tile floors, and granite countertops. Full kitchen includes full size refrigerator, garbage disposal, granite countertops, dishwasher, stove with full oven, and microwave. Jacuzzi tub and walk-in shower in master.
Great location very close to Disney World attractions as well as Sea World and Universal Studios. Great access to theme parks, shopping, restaurants, night life, and the convention center.
Resort includes two pools including a pirate themed pool with zero-entry, which is great for young children. Pool also includes shooting water cannons, water slide, Jacuzzi-style hot tubs, tumbling waterfalls, and poolside loungers and hammocks. Pool area also includes full bar with exotic drinks and food menu.
Resort also includes great Irish Pub, Pizza Hut Cafe Express and a full spa and salon. Great factory store shopping is right next door.
The resort also includes a fitness center which can be accessed 24 hours a day as well as a Convenience Store and Gift Shop. Walmart, Grocery Store, Super Target and Sams Club shopping is a very short drive as well.
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Keywords: Great condo within a couple of minutes of Disney World
This was our second stay in Rob's condo and it was just as good as the first! Can't beat the location of the resort…easy journeys to Disney, Universal & Seaworld.
The condo itself is perfect for families…Has full kitchen & laundry facilities to keep me happy & flat screen tv & wifi to keep my husband smiling after long days at the theme parks. My daughters like the fact they can have a room each & watch tv in their own rooms too!
On our arrival the room was spotlessly clean & a good store of towels were available to us. There was a basic starter pack of toilet tissue, dishwasher cleaner & bin bags in the condo. This is effectively a room only holiday so we were fully aware we would have to buy additional goods for cleaning & laundry which didn't bother us at all. Walmart is a stones throw away & has anything & everything you could possibly need.
Check in was easy…the room keys were waiting for us behind the reception desk & the staff were expecting us. We had 1 or 2 reasons to contact Rob during our stay…his response was quick & problems sorted promptly.
The decor & furnishings (I'm guessing) are pretty much standard throughout the resort & we thought the condo was in a perfectly acceptable condition for the price we paid & the amount of people that must be coming & going through the front door!
Would definitely recommend staying here.
Our family stayed at this condo in April. Our kids enjoyed the space and the jacuzzi tub is a nice touch. The unit is showing its age but is really a good value for the price. LBVR is conveniently located to WDW if you have a car, and the pool is a great break if the kids have had enough of the resorts for an afternoon.
While this rental is a superb deal, compared to many I've booked through VRBO and other similar units in Orlando, there are some items it would have been helpful to know before booking. Rob is helpful but takes about a week, or sometimes longer, to respond to emails. This was a little worrisome after making the second payment and not hearing anything for 8 days. The arrangements for check in and out are also a bit convoluted, since the condo is not in the official rental program. That means some inconvenient meet ups with the housekeeper, not necessarily what you're expecting on vacation. For the cost of of the cleaning fee, it was also surprising to find old sausages in the microwave, popcorn kernels on the floor, some dirty sheets, and a strong smell of cigarette smoke. Fortunately Rob was quick to answer our texts and these issues were resolved the next day. Another thing to keep in mind is that some basic items are not included (and you'll need to go out and get these yourself) such as garbage bags, extra toilet paper, and laundry soap.
Overall this is a good choice for the value you get, but you'll need to anticipate fending for yourself and to be patient with communication delays.
Our family stayed at this condo in November and really enjoyed it. It was wonderful to have all the space even though we are only a family of three. Our daughter loved having her own room and not being squished into a small hotel room with Mom and Dad. We had rented a car for the trip and found the trip to the parks each day super easy and fast. You do have to pay $15/day at the parks to park but hotel parking was free. The freedom to come and go and not have to wait for the bus routes etc. was great.
We have stayed on Disney property twice before (Grande Floridian and Contemporary) and while this is certainly different than those properties we enjoyed this more.
The weather didn't cooperate that we could use the pool too much but we managed to get there a few times and our daughter loved it.
The room is getting a little dated but had everything you needed and was very comfortable. Lots of towels, all the dishes etc. you could need as well as TV's in all the bedrooms and living room.
We enjoyed the fireworks from WDW and Epcot many nights from the balcony.
We had a terrific time and won't hesitate to contact Rob and Kate next time we head back to Orlando!
I have stayed in many VRBO's and what's importantt to us as a family of five (kids 4, 6, 8) is a clean safe place to sleep. But what's also important is strong communications between the owner and the renter. Rob was on his game, took my calls, prompt e-mail responses and delivered above expectation.
When one is coming a long way from another country, like in our case, it's importnat to have that sense of comfort.
The condo was great, just as it was listed. Have stayed in this resort many time before and it's a great place for kids. The pool is a great place to unwind after a long day at the parks. Everything you need to run a great vacation is in the condo. Will book again with Rob and Kate next year.
Kevin - Halifax, Canada
We are a family of four, 2 teenagers. The accommodation is of a very high standard with excellent facilities. Rob the owner helped us through the booking in procedure and was always available during our stay. The condo is really closeto all attractions, resturants and shopping malls. Would definitely come again here and recommend it to our family and friends...thanks Rob for your hospitality!!!
My family (2 adults, one senior, two children ages 2 and 5) stayed here for our vacation to Disney World. Its close proximity to the main gate made it a very attractive alternative to staying on-property; from garage to actually passing through the turnstiles at Magic Kingdom we needed only 25 minutes (that includes parking the car, walking to the monorail, traveling via Monorail and walking to the gate and associated wait times). We were able to visit the park in the morning and still get back in time for lunch and naps as well as a visit to the pool before returning refreshed to Disney in the evening. Comparable lodging on-site costs at least three times as much. Wal-Mart is only 5 minutes away by car, as are inexpensive gas stations, making it easy for us in the evening to prepare the next day's outing while the kids slept. The owner's maid service did a fantastic job of cleaning the condo prior to our visit. The fully-appointed kitchen had everything we needed -- even an ice-maker in the freezer! The washer-dryer set let us take fewer clothes along and stay under the airline's weight limit! We were almost always able to find a parking space in the shaded spaces under the building, otherwise we parked in front of the building. The children loved the pool. A pleasant surprise was the possibility of printing out our return boarding passes free-of-charge at the computers in the main building. This was the perfect solution for our multi-generational vacation where we needed three bedrooms but one common area, so we parents were able to get away in the evenings without inconveniencing Grandma.