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LUXURY CONDO 2 BR 2 BATH, LARGE BALCONIES OVERLOOKING DISNEY!

Cameron and Tina

Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

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LUXURY CONDO 2 BR 2 BATH, LARGE BALCONIES OVERLOOKING DISNEY!

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Lake Buena Vista Condo Rental Photos and Description

2 bedroom, 2 full bathroom, full kitchen, washer/dryer, sleeps 8

The Blue Heron Beach Resort is a Lakefront Resort less than one mile from the gates of Walt Disney World® Resort, close to all of the attractions (Downtown Disney, Magic Kingdom, Animal Kingdom, Hollywood Studios, Typhoon Lagoon, Blizzard Beach, Epcot Center) and Universal Studios/Islands of Adventure, and Sea World and only a few minutes away from access to I-4. Complimentary scheduled shuttle to Disney theme parks.

Located on a 400 acre lake, with watercraft rentals arrangements available. Features of the resort include heated 6,000 square foot swimming pool, kiddie pool, private dock with Gazebo, wetlands walk, hot tub, two fitness centres, kids video arcade, and an adjacent 36 hole Hawaiian Rumble mini golf with fire volcano! Shopping complex right out front includes a Starbucks, pizza restaurant, and gift shop. Walgreens and various restaurants within walking distance, and only a 6 minute drive to Wal-Mart.

Luxury!: A 2 bedroom 2 bathroom fully furnished condo is spacious, professionally decorated with nine foot ceilings throughout unit with ceiling fans in living room and bedroom. Master bedroom includes a king size bed, TV / DVD player, music system, master bath with Whirlpool tub, and balcony facing Disney! 2nd bedroom features 2 twin beds, TV, lots of natural light and entrance to second bathroom. Condo features a unique extra set of bunk beds just for the kids located just outside the master bedroom, and with the queen-size sofa sleeper in the living room the unit can sleep up to 8 people in total! Full kitchen includes beautiful granite countertop, side-by-side refrigerator, oven/range microwave, double sinks, dishwasher and portable music player. Additional features of the suite include very bright natural light with a bay window next to the dining area, full-sized washer / dryer, high speed internet in suite (via LAN Connection), and free Wi-Fi at the pool.

Unique! Two Large Balconies!: Our unit is very unique, with TWO balconies – the front balcony facing Downtown Disney / Epcot, and the back balcony overlooking beautiful Lake Bryan! Without question, this unit provides spectacular panoramic views. We fell in love with it, and love the extra space!

As a self catering resort, an initial cleaning charge of $50 per stay is charged and we do not provide daily housekeeping service. However if desired, these services are available at an additional charge through the front desk. Onsite reservation desk to handle check-in with ease.

Surroundings!: In addition to great accommodations, the resort is nestled on the shore of private 400 acre Lake Bryan with watercraft rentals arrangements available (jet skis, power boats, water skiing, kayaking, canoeing). Feature of the resort include heated 6,000 square foot swimming pool with beautiful view of Lake Bryan, kiddie pool, private dock with Gazebo, wetlands walk, hot tub, two fitness centres, and kids video arcade. Play a round of tropical mini golf at the adjacent 36 hole miniature golf course (see photo taken from our balcony). Shopping complex right out front includes a Starbucks, pizza restaurant, and gift shop. Walgreens and various restaurants within walking distance, and only a 6 minute drive to Wal-Mart.

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Cameron and Tina (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2011
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Speaks: english, german

About Cameron and Tina

My family and I live in Toronto and decided to purchase a property in Florida, now that we come down here a few times each year (to get away from the winter!)

Cameron and Tina purchased this condo in 2011

Why Cameron and Tina chose Lake Buena Vista

We had been looking for a place in Florida for a while and came across the Blue Heron. After staying here as a guest, we knew this would be perfect for our family to stay for our Disney vacations and we knew we would be very comfortable renting out a high quality unit to others.

What makes this condo unique

It's so big compared to the hotels we've stayed in before - the kids love their own space! And the views are amazing, the facilities, and the whole area - everything is so close!

Why HomeAway

Sleeps8
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 4 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.7
based on 14 traveler reviews

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Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
average rating of 4.714286 based on 14 reviews
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Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
3

Mixed

  • 3 of 5
The unit was clean upon arrival and all pictures I viewed on-line were true. We stayed on one of the higher floors and the views were spectacular especially sunrise over Lake Bryan. The kitchen lack a few basic items. There were only 2 sauce pans but when I requested a fry pan, one was delivered immediately. The sauce pans were made of that non-stick material and were scratched and chipped. If I wanted to use the oven in this unit I would have had to request oven safe pans and pot holders as neither of these items were in the unit. The dishwasher was not secured under the counter so when I opened the door the first time, the entire unit fell out from under the counter. There was a pile of dirty bath towels left in the hallway by the housekeeping closet for 5 days. The resort states "free daily newspapers" however on most days there were not enough for all guests. The resort shuttle was very limited and you had to sign-up the night before if you wanted to use the shuttle the next day. The unit I stayed in needs updating as the appliances and furniture are very worn. I suggest removing all of the plastic flower arrangements (there were so many in every room!) because they are nothing more than dust collectors and are not very attractive.
  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. We're glad that you enjoyed the views, which are truly spectacular from our specific unit! I will certainly relay the message about a few of the kitchen items missing, however I wanted to note that it is fully equipped with all the appliances one would need including a toaster, coffee maker, microwave, etc. I'm glad that the staff quickly provided you with a sauce pans and whatever was missing - that's what we pay them for, to make sure everything is available! It's unfortunate when a guest takes a pan or breaks one and doesn't inform the staff, it creates a problem for the next guest. I will also pass on the issue with the pile of linens - there is a housekeeping area on each floor in the elevator hallway (not in the condo itself ) for the housekeeping staff to take away and clean the linens, I suppose they were not as diligent in removing those out of sight on this particular occasion - I have referred this to the management staff at the resort, but I wanted to be clear that this was not an issue inside the condo itself.

In terms of the resort shuttle - yes - I have a few condos in different Orlando resorts, and they all operate the same - it is not a continuous shuttle and they do require booking the night before in each resort I own, so I can't see that as an unrealistic expectation. Any guests that asks me about the shuttle, I make sure and tell them how it works - we like to rent a car ourselves to do shopping and what not.

In terms of updating of the unit, I wanted to note we follow the resort's recommendations diligently on updates that are needed. For example, this past few months the King bed and bedding was replaced,all the carpeting was replaced with high quality carpeting, as well as the flat screens. I haven't heard issues from any guests about the furnishings, and as you mention, the pictures are completely accurate which also show the furnishings.

My personal view is that a 3 out of 5 rating isn't justified for the condo, given all of our recent upgrades, as well as the spectacular views of the lake and the Disney fireworks, so I wish you the best in your next selection for your vacation.
business
Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
5

Loved it!

  • 5 of 5
We absolutely loved it! We enjoyed our stay very much. Our family of 5 stayed in tower 2 on the 20th floor. We had a corner condo with 2 balconies. One overlooking Lake Bryan and the other one overlooking Downtown Disney. Amazing view at night and fireworks. The kitchen had pretty much the basics you need like some pots and pans, coffee maker, utensils , silverware ,plates , cups, glasses etc.. I was impressed with everything it had. Towels, washer and dryer, blow dryer, whirlpool tub in master bathroom. We have no complaints. We had great views from both balconies. Great location! Close to disney. Walmart is no more than 10 minutes away for groceries. Walgreens , Cici's pizza and dollar tree are walking distance. All the pictures were legit..no lies! We got what we reserved. Front desk clerks were very friendly. Check in is at 11am ,but our room was ready at 10am when we arrived and they let us check in. Very clean! Nice and big pool. We had a great time here that we would definitely come back. It was our first visit to Orlando and enjoyed it very much. Definitely recommend
  • Submitted: Jul 20, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to write a review! It makes us so happy when guests have a great time at our place - we care about that very much!!! Your experience is just like it is when we go there - we love those aspects of the condo that you mention, and are so glad to hear you had such a great time!!! Thanks again!
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Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
5

Great place to stay!!

  • 5 of 5
We arrived midday and our room was ready so it was no time at all until we were unpacked and ready to explore. The swimming pools, hot tubs, and exercise rooms were great. The large pool deck has a small snack/drink cabana to purchase a refreshment. They can't, as yet, charge drinks to your room so bring cash or Credit card.
The room was clean and any issues were dealt with very quickly. The elevators were fixed so you had to use your room key, the burned out light, the leaky faucet were all dealt with quickly. The front desk staff, especially Darlin, Stephanie, Bernesha and Tyler were all helpful and cheerful.
As the crow flies, Blue Heron is less than 1 mile to Downtown Disney, and 2 1/4 miles to Epcot, but it's not walkable. There are six lane roads, some with no crosswalks, and the distances to get to the main gate are challenging. You will need to use the hotel shuttle, car, bus or taxi.
The hotel shuttle to the Disney parks is very convenient. If you take the first shuttle of the day you are at the park for opening and enjoy a relatively quiet park for the first couple of hours.
We used Atlas shuttles instead of taxis to get to other locations. Reasonable rates, really nice vehicles, plus Omar and his team were great.
The only challenge was figuring out how to get groceries. The Walgreens across the street has some staples and alcohol, but you will have to travel further to stock up. We found that we ate breakfast in our unit, packed a lunch (from things we bought at Walgreens) and worried about dinner later as we were often back late in the day (walk to Applebees, reasonably priced, or CiCi's for cheap pizza).
The views from our unit were amazing, the in suite laundry was great, and there is a dish washer, but we didn't use it. We were there two weeks and needed to purchase (nearby Dollar store) toilet paper, laundry soap, shampoo, bottled water, etc.
When we booked, the WiFi was hard wired so it was great to find we had wireless when we arrived. However at certain times of the day (especially late evenings) it was too slow to actually be helpful.
Our 2 bdrm suite was an end unit and spanned the width of the building giving us a balcony on both the lake side (Lake Bryan) and the Disney side. The lake side is very quiet and the sunrises are beautiful. The Disney side has a mini golf course with a volcano that "erupts" 24 hours a day. At first it was startling, but soon we didn't hear it most of the time.
I would definitely stay here again!!
  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much for taking the time to post a review! Glad to hear you had a great time! For groceries, we go to the Walmart which is a few minutes up the road by car - they have a huge selection! The Walgreens and Dollar Store are convenient to walk to, though, as you mention. Hope to see you again!
business
Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
Ottawa,ON
5

A quality stay.

  • 5 of 5
We stayed here during the Disney Marathon weekend. The condo is well appointed for your stay and has an excellent layout. The furniture in the living area is very comfortable and the dining room tables allows for six people to sit comfortablely. The beds and bedding were very good and we all had very comfortable nights sleep. The bathrooms are big, clean and appointed with the basics that are required for your stay. We made good use of the kitchen to prepare our meals. I wish that some of the condos that I show for my work had a kitchen as nice as this one. This condo unit had two very large balconies with one over looking Lake Bryan and we saw a number of beautiful sunrises. The other balcony it located at the front of the building over looking a mini golf course and the main road through the area. You maybe startled when the volcano erupts at the mini golf course, but it is fun to watch others reactions. Also, from this balcony you can view the DIsney nightly fire work, though you only get to see the fireworks that go up high. There will be long periods where you do not see anything so do not leave early.

We made use of the pool and gym during our stay and found it to meet or exceed our needs. There is a bar at the pool so a nice place for a relaxing drink. There are a number of places to eat, shop and buy groceries within walking distance of the complex. The property is located near all the major attractions and getting there by car is quick and easy.

The one thing that did disappoint us was the little balcony furniture that this property has. With such big beautiful balconies, it would have been nice to have more and more comfortable patio seating. This did not take away from our stay and we would certainly return again without hesitation. Oh and the wifi is pretty good considering how many people use it.
  • Submitted: Jan 21, 2013
  • Stayed: Jan 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, People with Disabilities, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks very much for the kind review!! So glad you enjoyed yourselves - we love those sunrises too - amazing! Thanks for the suggestion of larger balcony furniture - my wife and I thought that same thing last time, and we've been looking for some. Hope to see you as our guest again, and thanks for taking the time for the detailed comments, much appreciated!!
business
Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
5

Wouldn't Change A Thing...We'll Be Back!

Wouldn't Change A Thing...We'll Be Back!
  • 5 of 5
Our stay in this condo was wonderful! The property was exactly as described and the TWO balconies both had great views. We took advantage of the balcony overlooking Disney almost every night! Fireworks were plentiful from both Epcot and Magic Kindgom! It was one of the best parts of our stay. Pools were great, check-in staff was helpful...nothing that we would have changed.

Cici's is a great/cheap pizza joint that is only a short walk away...the dollar store (next to Cici's) is a convienient location to get all those items you may need for the kitchen or that you forgot to pack...they also carry a small selection of groceries! We walked to Walgreens, Wendy, and Lonestar...there are other restaurants within walking distance too! Downtown Disney is just a short drive away and overall it is a great, central location! Our kids often asked if we could just get dinner and go "home" because they really enjoyed being there!

There is no doubt that when we visit Florida again, we will definitely try to get this unit!! We will recommend it to friends and family! You won't be disappointed!

We had a wonderful vacation and our choice of staying in this condo at Blue Heron was part of what made trip so enjoyable! Thank you!!
  • Submitted: Nov 1, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for such kind words. We are so very happy to hear that you and your family (and most importantly the kids) had a fantastic time! What you describe are truly the reasons we bought this place, in this location, in this resort - for our family (and especially our kids, who love the place just as your kids did). Thanks again, sincerely!
business
Luxury Condo 2 BR 2 Bath, Large Balconies overlooking Disney!
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p927554
-+1 (416) 712-7365
Lake Buena Vista Disney / Orlando
Atlanta, GA
4

The View... The View... The View...!!!

  • 4 of 5
The condo was very nice, spacious and we felt at home during our stay. The views from both balconies were incredible and because they were oversized, we spent a lot of time on them looking out over Lake Bryan and Disney! It was very relaxing and private at the same time being the end unit, we also took advantage of the fireworks display every night. It's a great location and with-in walking or driving distance to shops & restaurants. The grounds were well maintained and parking was never a problem, very convenient! We had friends visit who live in the Orlando area and they were impressed with the balcony views as well. We would definitely stay on the 20th floor again and recommend this specific unit to our family & friends!
  • Submitted: Aug 28, 2012
  • Stayed: Aug 2012
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Terrific! Very happy to hear you had a great stay - thanks very much for providing the review!

Map

Map

Nearest Airport
17 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Barpub
0.25 Miles
Santa Fe Cattle Company
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
I-4
Nearest Restaurant
0.25 Miles
Santa Fe Cattle Company
Nearest Beach
50 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: not necessary

All the Disney parks are so very close. Seaworld is only one exit up the highway - you can see the park from the rear balcony! Universal Studios just past Seaworld - an easy drive from the condo. Lots of restaurants, and a HUGE outlet mall / factory stores literally 5 minutes away!

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Rates & Availability

Rates & Availability

Lake Buena Vista Condo Rental Rates

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Mar 1 - Apr 11
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Apr 12 - Apr 25
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Apr 26 - Jun 15
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Jun 16 - Jul 31
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Low
Sep 1 - Sep 30
4 nights
$95
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%
Notes These are special rates set by property manager for owners to provide at a discount on Homeaway/ VRBO - MUCH cheaper than the resort! (go to the Blue Heron website to check for yourself - http://www.blueheronbeachresort.com).

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Amenities

Lake Buena Vista Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
Forms of Payment:
  • accept credit card
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1078 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront
  • Resort
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Covered Parking
  • Ducted Cooling
  • Ducted Heating
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Garage
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Area
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Master bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    2nd bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Master bedroom - 1 king
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Master bedroom - includes a king size bed, TV and DVD player, music system, master bath with Whirlpool tub, and balcony facing Disney! 2nd bedroom features 2 twin beds, TV, lots of natural light and entrance to second bathroom In an alcove just off the main hallway, there are two comfortable single-sized bunk beds - perfect for kids!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Game Room ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Courtyard
  • Lawn / Garden
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • In Ground Pool
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • jetted tub ...
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • jet skiing
  • swimming
  • water skiing

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