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Beautiful Lakefront Resort Near Disneyworld and Universal

Bedrooms 1
Space 798 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 1 Bedroom + Other (See Description), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 4-6)

Get Ready for a Fantastic Vacation-- Less Than One Mile from Disney World with spectacular views, balcony overlooking the magnificent 6,000 square foot lagoon-style heated pool with hot tub, free parking, and nightly viewing of Disney fireworks displays. This is our condo in the Blue Heron Resort.

I will send you EASY BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS by email. We are unable to use VRBO's booking system and instead use our resorts. When you inquire I will answer any and all questions and provide the easy booking instructions. Did I mention they were easy? :)

In the morning, watch over the 400 acre private Lake Bryan as the dawn rises across our 900 feet lake frontage. Better yet, take a stroll on the wooden walkways along the shorefront or rent a boat or ski-doo and explore beyond!

Master bedroom has a King-size bed with new memory foam top and a jetted tub surrounded in granite for total relaxation. Besides having Starbucks, Walgreens, Dollar Tree and other stores easy walking distance away, you are only minutes drive from Orlando International Airport, factory direct outlet shopping and a wide variety of restaurants and shops. Water sports available nearby including jet skis, boating, water-skiing, miniature golf and award winning Bay Hill Golf Course nearby.

Super WalMart & Publix 1-2 miles away for stocking up the fridge and keeping the costs down in our full kitchen. Walgreen just across the street. Or just get it delivered to your door.

Our one bedroom suite has bunk beds for kids to explore as well as a pullout queen size sofa in the living room.

Centrally located within minutes of All Theme Parks. No smoking or pets or smoking pets please.

Keywords: Condominium, Disneyworld, Disney, Orlando, Rental, Condo, Disney, Lake Bryan, Lake Buena Vista, Disney World, WDW, Universal Studios

More Details

Member since: 2006
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

About The Owner

Our family has always loved Disney and travelling in general. We take the kids with us on our trips and try to mix up the 'adult' stuff with the 'kid' stuff so no one gets too bored. It's amazing how when we go to Disney and its surrounding parks no one is feeling hard done by.

The Owner purchased this condo in 2011

Why The Owner chose Disney / Orlando

It's a great location - 0.9 miles from Disneyworld. Amenities a block away.

It's right between all the major entertainment areas with a beautiful view of the lake and nightly fireworks. We wanted a place we could go to and have fun at as well as invite friends and family to stay. Also, we wanted a place that had a free shuttle so if someone didn't bring a car that wouldn't be a problem.

What makes this condo unique

Free scheduled shuttle service to the various parks.

Free sunrise view of lake most every morning.

Free balcony view of the Disneyworld fireworks every night.

Best accessibility to all the parks with a lake front!

Free wi-fi.

Free covered parking to keep your car cool.

2 for 1 golf discount 50 feet away.

Starbucks 100 yards away.

Guestbook comments from the owner

The condo was very nice. Everything was clean and tidy (which sadly isn’t as common as you might think nowadays). The furnishings were very nice and comfortable; the kitchen was very well equipped. You can’t beat having that apartment feel, with the kitchen and the second bathroom. It’s a really great space for a family. I could see us being comfortable there for a much longer stay. the condo had a wonderful view of the lake, even in the rain it was beautiful. The location was great, we were very close to convenience stores, Walmart, gas, food, and the parks so did not want for anything while we were there.

Also, front desk were helpful when we got there, they offered directions for us, even looked a place up on map quest for me to make the directions easier.

Overall, between your help beforehand, and the stay itself we would definitely recommend Blue Heron, and would definitely consider staying again ourselves in the future. The whole experience was great. And your attention before we went has a lot to do with that. Fast responses and lots of helpful information took a lot of the research-related stress off of me, which was a BIG plus. I was able to relax a little and just look forward to our trip. So a big Thank You for that.
Oct 2011
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Orlando Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 798 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lakefront ...
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Garage
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2-second bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , tub , Hair dryer in second bathroom as well
    Bathroom 1-master bedroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub , Hair dryer as well
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 6
  • King size bed (1) New mattress, Queen size Bed (1) IN LIVING ROOM, Bunk Beds (2) for kids - less than 170 lbs and 5' 11' tall
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Games ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool
  • Heated Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • boating
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • water skiing
Cable TV's, DVD Players, Coffee Maker, Enclosed parking facility will keep your car cool while you relax in the pool. A new mattress on the king size master bed will provide added comfort! It's a great condo with a great view - come experience it!


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Beautiful Lakefront Resort Near Disneyworld and Universal
average rating of 4.883721 based on 46 reviews

Incredible Family Vacation

  • 5 of 5

Great space for a family of five with three teenagers. Owner was extremely helpful before our arrival giving us information to make our trip stress-free. Ordering groceries to be there when we got to the condo was a big plus. From theme parks, yes we went to every single one, to outlet malls and grocery stores, everything was a short car ride away. Our condo had all the amenities we needed. Lovely view from the unit and deck. Fantastic, clean, huge pool and evening hot tub trips were often needed. The staff were informative, helpful and hard working. Would recommend this affordable 'Disney' rental easily.

  • Submitted: Mar 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Pittsburgh, PA

Perfect location and a great place!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view of the lake and pool! Were greeted great and it just carried on from there. We appreciated the kitchen and being able to cook instead of eating out all the time-did go to one or two nearby restaurants still though. Also appreciated the cleanness of the condo and how peaceful/relaxing it was. Our family of four (2 boys) found it great to have more space than a hotel room and everyone could unwind after the parks. The owner David was great to work with and provided a lot of helpful info. Family happy, what more to say?

  • Submitted: Feb 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 1 of 5

Overall the condo complex could be great. I preface that with COULD. If they would invest back into the condo and do general maintenance this would be a great place to stay. To make it easier I will list Pros and Cons followed by some additional information.






-24 hour onsite staff

-Free Parking

-Washer and Dryer


-Cockroaches galore (had to be moved to a different condo unit because of the number of roaches infesting a 14th floor unit. They were even climbing out of the dishwasher after we ran a load)

-Dirty (Wife and I had to wash our feet to go to bed. We thought the grout was originally black but if you look at the areas without high traffic it is beige. We would leave footprints in the shower because of how dirty the floors are)

-Under construction (no notice was given that there would be construction. We came back one day to find our entire floor taped off because they were painting. We had to pull plastic down just to get into our room. The second condo unit we got had sections where the tile hadn't been finished yet and wasn't even grouted yet.)

-Poor furniture (master mattress has obvious dips where people before have worn into it that you roll into. Couches have hole worn into them and the patio furniture was plain falling apart)

-Bathtub (the jetted bathtub in the master originally looked good until the side wall kept falling off)

-Disrepair (sections of the ceiling "facade" were literally falling down. Not the ceiling itself but the decorative covering was peeling like old paint in foot long sections or larger. Once again, shows a lack of maintenance on the simple things)

-Shuttle (online and other areas state a free shuttle. This only goes to Epcott. It cost 12.50 a person each way for any of the other shuttles and they run on a very limited schedule so hopefully you rent a car)

Overall this receives a 1 not because it couldn't be a good condo, just that it seems no one cares to turn it into a good one or maintain it as one. We will be getting in further contact to try and receive a partial refund because it was by far the lowest part of our Honeymoon. Even after voicing concerns all they wanted to do was get us to leave so they wouldn't have to address the problem. Would not be surprised if the condo was rented back out without addressing any of the pest of maintenance issues.

  • Submitted: Nov 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: I am very sorry that was your experience. Half of your review is based on another owner's condo which I understand has been repaired but I don't think should be part of my review. As you can see we have had 40+ stellar reviews to date and many more emails from guests who didn’t write reviews but responded that they had a wonderful time and for this all and that we visit our condo regularly I was shocked to hear this. I understand that the resort reached out to you and refunded part of your stay. I am glad for the pros you listed. I was sad to hear of the cons you mentioned. I just returned from visiting the resort two days ago (4 days after seeing this review) and discussed and inspected with the resort mgr. He showed that the problem you mentioned had been addressed completely. He also addressed the issues of cleanliness to the new cleaning supervisor. The construction work is to paint the exterior hallway. There is no construction going on in the unit. I understand the resort is working as fast as possible to finish painting each hallway and are just about finished. There is signage in the elevator lobby. I didn’t know they were going to be painting outside your condo during that week. The painting is all but finished and the change is very positive and clean looking and adds to the brightness of the hallways. The other condo: As far as dips in the mattress in the other unit you were provided that was interesting since the industry standard mattress there is less than a year old. Onsite mgmt. reviewed that unit’s issues and fixed the jetted tub wall and peeling paint. I reiterate that this is very outside the norm. I wish you and your wife a great first year of marriage and many more to come. David
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Couldn't Have Asked for More

  • 5 of 5

We had the pleasure of staying for a week in this Orlando condo and it was everything my family could have hoped for. Close to all the parks (in fact we actually utilized the free shuttle multiple days), spacious and well appointed, and very quiet and secure.

We used the kitchen every morning to make breakfast which certainly helped keep the food budget under control.

We did not end up using the pool at all because we spent so much time at the parks, but we saw plenty of other people using it and it looked very nice. We played miniature golf at the course right next door to the condos and had a blast.

All parts of the process (reserving through VRBO, check in, shuttle reservations, check out) were as smooth as could be, and the owner stayed in communication throughout the months leading up to the trip, always willing to answer questions and provide helpful hints for our stay.

We will definitely recommend Blue Heron and this specific condo to our friends and family if they are planning trips to Orlando.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: You are most welcome! It's true, the kitchen is a life saver. And you are welcome for the answers to questions. Most of the time I will know the answer and the times I don't is a good opportunity for learning (for both of us) :). If you come this way again I will look forward to serving you and maybe you'll have a little time to enjoy the pool.
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Excellent condo and location

  • 5 of 5

My family and I absolutely LOVED this condo! It was very spacious with a large master bedroom and double bunk beds in the hall for the kids. It also has two bathrooms, both with showers/tub. The kitchen has everything you need and nice size living room. I loved having a washer and dryer to use! The balcony over looks the pool and beautiful lake. You couldn't ask for a better view. The location of this condo is perfect! It's literally 10-15 min to all the major parks and there is tons of shopping and restaurants right outside and down the street. The condo was very clean and the building is safe. You need a key to even use the elevators to get to your condo so not just anyone can enter the property. Plenty of free parking too. The staff was friendly and helpful during check in and check out. David responded quickly to email and was a tremendous help and went above and beyond giving you detailed information about the condo and everything around it. Wonderful experience renting from him! We would highly recommend one of David's condos (he has two here at this location).We will definitely be returning to this condo when we vacation again in Orlando!!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you and you are most welcome. Yes, the kitchen really helps and the view is great and very relaxing to enjoy. I have had the benefit of guests asking me a lot of questions so I try to help by giving a lot of information up front. And yes, if you have any questions later as you found out, I'm relatively quick to respond. All the best, David.
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Middleboro, MA

Excellent Condo Close To All Major Attractions

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay at this condo. Owner was extremely helpful and everything was exactly like it was said to be only better. We had a great view. Condo is in a very safe building that you have to use a key to get to floors. Plenty of free parking! We loved having a washer and dryer so we didn't have to go to the laundrymat. Lovely kitchen and bathrooms. I would definitely want to stay here again if we go back.

  • Submitted: Feb 17, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

There is a $12.50/day resort fee added to the total cost. The resort determines the prices owners can pass along to their guests. Because of that the resort changes the rates weekly and these ranges provided give a good approximation of what the total price will be-it might be a little more, it might be a little less. I will be glad to respond with an accurate quote when you inquire.

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
A $125 deposit required. Guest pays when they arrive-72 hour cancellation notice from the date of arrival provided by the guest and the deposit will be fully refunded. Otherwise, the deposit would not be refunded.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.