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Sandy Janus

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english

Vista Cay Luxury Townhome-Conv Ctr/Universal/Sea World/Disney

46 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

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Disney / Orlando Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 plus 1 infant in a crib)

Welcome to our three bedroom, three and one-half bath Tuscan-themed townhome in Vista Cay Resort, which we purchased new in 2007, providing three levels of privacy, luxury, and comfort. Our near 1800 square ft. townhome is professionally decorated and luxuriously appointed focusing on the comfort of the guests who frequent it. Custom features include decorative painting, extra curtains, and ceiling fans were added throughout. For the utmost comfort also included are two king master suites. Both king beds have premium pillowtop mattresses.

One master suite is located on the first floor and has French doors leading out to a patio. The other Master suite is located on the third floor and includes a walk-in closet. The third bedroom has two single beds and premium pillowtop mattresses is located across from the master suite on the third floor with generous spacing between the two for privacy. Each spacious bedroom has its own private luxuriously decorated bathroom. All bedrooms include a brand new November 2015 28 inch HD smart TV and DVD player. A hair dryer is included in each bedroom. Ceiling fans were added to all bedrooms. Enjoy the Play Station 3 console and games (plays most PS2 games) and Wii game system and games. We also have a security system, secure keyless entry system, and provide a safe (fits most laptops) for your use.

The second floor boasts a large living area with an open floor plan and large windows to allow for a lot of lighting. The large great room area leads to an 8-foot sliding glass door that opens to a balcony overlooking the patio below and a spacious grassy area. The great room is nicely decorated in bright tropical colors. For your enjoyment, the living room has a brand new November 2015 55 inch HD smart TV with blu-ray DVD player and stereo system. The sofa converts to a queen-size bed for additional sleeping area if necessary. Hi-Definition cable services are included with access to 230 channels and high speed cable wired and high speed Wi-Fi internet. Also included in your rental is free calls to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. There is a full size kitchen with corian countertops, cherry cabinets, and all appliances, including a double refrigerator with an ice maker and a water dispenser. The kitchen is fully equipped to create a wonderful meal! We even provide the electric kettle and tea pot for the perfect cup of tea!

Vista Cay is a gated community providing a world of recreational experiences and featuring a state of the art clubhouse which offers amenities for every traveler to include: a resort-style pool with multi-level deck space, children's play area, spa, and sports court; game room; fitness center; theater; internet library; pool bar; convenience store. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous landscaping as you walk around the beautiful Lake Cay where you can get a view of the Nation's second largest convention center.

Universal Boulevard surrounds this 1500-acre master planned development and International Drive is only one-half mile away. For the person who loves to golf, across the street is Shingle Creek Golf Course and there are 20 golf courses within 10 miles. Universal Studios is only 3 miles away, Sea World and Aquatica only 1 mile, and Disney World only 6 to 8 miles. You can get almost anywhere within 10 minutes. There is a Publix and a Chinese restaurant, NYPD Pizza with full bar area, Subway, Dunkin Donuts, and hair and nails salon across the street! A Walgreens is also right next door.

For the traveler who does not like the hot car, likes to store golfing equipment, or the business traveler who has displays, a one-car garage is included that fits a medium sized car (this is in addition to the 1800 square feet of living space). There is also parking for an another car in the omni-stone driveway and an overflow parking lot behind the townhome. There is a full-size washer and dryer, an ironing board and an iron and all towels and linens are included, as well as beach towels.

Included in your rental is a hotel quality compact crib with 4' innerspring mattress, Graco pack'n play with bassinet and changer and mattress pad, 2 bed rails, Fisher Price Raiforest high chair, dining booster seat, two stair gaes with installation hardware at the top of each stairs (can be removed and used as a tension gate at the bottom of the stairs), a full size stroller and a compact stroller. We have a professional management company to assist you if needed during your stay. Come visit us and see for yourself!

In 2011/2012/2013 we made many new upgrades. The townhome is freshly painted with new plush carpet and upgraded living room furniture. We also have replaced all mattresses and bedding. November 2015 replaced all TV's with HD smart TV's and new stereo system with Blu-Ray DVD player in living area. Bedding and linens are continually replaced and upgraded. We visit our townhome often to replace, refresh, and do additional cleaning. Our goal is for our townhome to always look like new!


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  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Sandy Janus (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Sandy Janus

My husband and are retired and now reside in Florida. I was a stay at home mother and completed my education as an adult. I was fortunate to then practice as a school psychologist/behavior analyst/autism consultant in the Public School System for 15 years. My husband, Rick, practiced as an engineer/MBA in the railroad industry for 39 years. We love Florida and take very good care of our townhome there, and always keep it within the highest standards for our guests. Our guests are very important to us! We love spending time with our grandchildren--they are the highlight of our lives! We also love to travel and are just trying to take time to realize our priorities and 'smell the roses.'

Sandy Janus purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Sandy Janus chose Disney / Orlando

We absolutely love Vista Cay! We purchased this property after visiting Disney World in February and seeing the beautiful roses blooming in Epcot Center. We are originally from Pennsylvania, and sometimes February can be quite gloomy with the weather there. We came home and started looking for 'a place in the sun.' Vista Cay provides a great location with its central location to Disney, Universal, Sea World, and Aquatica; it is also very close to International Drive with its many restaurants, shopping areas, and festivities. We love being part of the rental industry in the vacation capital of the world.

What makes this townhome unique

We love having our coffee in the morning on the balcony or patio and then taking a walk around the beautifully landscaped lake. We also love to dine at Bahama Breeze on International Drive. The Publix next store is a wonderful place, as they sell about everything, and the staff there are so friendly. We really enjoy the Chinese Restaurant and the NYPD Pizza within the Publix Plaza. It is great to just be able to walk over there in a couple of minutes and sit down and have a meal when we don't feel like driving anywhere. NYPD Pizza has a full bar as well. We love the nice assortments of wines that Publix offers. There is a Walgreen's next door which is open until midnight to buy items when you are returning late from the parks. A full service hair and nail salon is within walking distance near the Walgreens. Vista Cay Resort is the only short term rental community in Orange County. International Drive is less than a mile with its many restaurants, entertainment, and shopping opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Thank you Sandy for letting us enjoy your beautiful home while on our family vacation! This condo is spotless and beautiful and has top of the line items from the kitchen utensils to the linens and beds! It is very close to everything so we enjoyed our day at the parks than was home within 10 min to enjoy the beautiful pool!! Yes I did say we were home because this condo is a home away from home!! We will be returning here on all of our vacations!! Thank you again for allowing us to enjoy your home and thank you for being so professional with everything!! You help make our family vacation very enjoyable!!
May 2014
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Vista Cay Luxury Townhome-Conv Ctr/Universal/Sea World/Disney
average rating of 4.9565215 based on 69 reviews
Columbia SC

Wonderful Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. Plush, clean and spacious. Plenty of room for 6 people. Kitchen has everything you need. Pool and clubhouse were wonderful. Close to everything and a Publix right next door. Quiet location. Don't hesitate to pick this unit!!

  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2009
  • Stayed: Apr 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shannon for your very nice review. We also loved having you as guests. Please return when you visit the Orlando area again!
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Wonderful Stay in Orlando

  • 5 of 5

My family usually stays in Orlando a few times a year due to competitive swim meets so I am very familiar with Vista Cay. The community is very centrally located to many sites on International Drive and is very close to the YMCA and shopping.

This particular home was wonderful and I would highly recommend looking into this condo. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and one of the rooms had twin beds so that was the room the kids shared. The owners were also VERY sweet to have the "basics" in the pantry for anyone staying at the condo to use which is such a thoughtful idea. The condo was also nicely stocked with paper products where as in the past I have had to purchase my own but this was not the case with this unit.

I will definitely keep this condo in mind for any future stays.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Belinda, for your nice review. We are so glad that our townhome worked out well for your swim meet. We love our guests and really enjoy providing the little extras that mean a lot. It was a pleasure accommodating your family. Thanks so much for choosing us. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Clean, convenient, quiet

  • 5 of 5

This townhouse was amazing!! Easy to communicate with the homeowner. The house was clean and smelled great. Everything one would need to travel with a family. Also house was in good working order. I would highly recommend this townhouse to future travelers.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Shannon, for sharing your experience with others. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay. We loved accommodating your family for your dance competition. It has been a pleasure communicating with you throughout. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Best Condo I've ever rented!

  • 5 of 5

We have stayed at Vista Cay 4 years in a row now, each time using either the resort directly or VRBO/Homeaway but I wish that we had found this rental on year 1. Everything you could imagine being there is there. From a crib, stroller, high chair, stair gates, bed rails, full pantry of dry goods the owner has provided along with other renters have left for use (salt, pepper, syrup, oil etc. etc.). The owner provides cleaning and dishwashing soaps and some laundry detergent. The place is extremely clean and beautiful. You will not be disappointed!!

  • Submitted: Jun 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Holly, for your very nice review. We are pleased that you enjoyed the townhome and your vacation. We loved accommodating your family. We aim to make the townhome our guests' home away from home and leave lots of extras that you would normally have at your disposal for everyday living. Thanks for choosing us and for letting others know about your experience. It has been a pleasure having your family as guests. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Great design and great location!

  • 5 of 5

This condo was very well furnished and location was excellent for Disney and Universal Studios. Our grandsons' enjoyed playing in the pool, and the use of all of the video games. The two master suites were very nice and it was wonderful to have one on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. I would stay at this condo again and would recommend it to friends and relatives.


  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Judy, for your very nice review. We are glad you found the location convenient and that your grandsons enjoyed the video games and the pool. We chose the townhome model for its layout with the bedrooms nicely spaced and the ensuite bathroom for each. We really enjoyed having your lovely family as guests! All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Wonderfully pleasant - my advice for an awesome Universal vacation

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I and three of our kids stayed at the property for a week. It was delightful. The owners, Sandy and Rick, are very organized and made sure we had everything we needed. The property is right off of Universal Blvd, so is an easy 10-minute or less drive to Universal Studios parks. If you want a great Orlando vacation to visit Universal my advice is to stay at this property and buy the 4-day park-to-park Universal Studios ticket (buying online is cheaper). Four days is a lot of time to visit their two parks, but the 4-day ticket is only $20 more than a 2-day ticket (i.e. the 3rd and 4th days only cost $10 each!). With the 4-day ticket you can go to the park in the morning (try to get there when it opens and head directly to the most popular rides) and stay until 1pm or 2pm when it starts getting hot and crowded. Then leave the park, get a nice lunch somewhere else (like the townhome, which has a great kitchen), hang out at the swimming pool (nice pool and hot tub), take a nap, or whatever. Then if you want you can return to the park a few hours before closing when temperatures have cooled a bit and crowds have dropped (probably because of other guests heat exhaustion). In four half-days you will get to do pretty much everything you want to in the parks, and will come through your vacation refreshed instead of exhausted.

I hope this is a helpful review - click "Yes" if it is helpful. As much as anything I am curious if anyone actually reads my review.

  • Submitted: Jun 8, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Scott, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. Your suggested schedule for Universal is perfect! We are glad that you were able to make good use of the townhome and the Clubhouse, while still getting the full Universal experience. We loved accommodating your family for your vacation. Thanks for letting others know about your experience and providing this very helpful advice. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
NYPD Pizza, also bar at main pool on site
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Shingle Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Universal Boulevard and 528
Nearest Restaurant
NYPD Pizza and Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

The Vista Cay resort is located on Universal Boulevard, next to the Orange County Convention Center, the second largest in the nation. It is centrally located to all major attractions such as Disney World (6 to 8 miles), Universal Studios (3-4 miles), Sea World and Aquatica (less than 2 miles), 1/2 mile from International Drive. There are shopping outlets, restaurants, theme parks, night life, and children's activities on International Drive and within the immediate surrounding area. A Publix and Walgreens are next door and within walking distance. In the Publix Plaza is a Chinese Restaurant and NYPD Pizza with seating and serving wine and beer! Only a 10-12 minute drive to the Orlando International Airport and less than 10 minutes to Florida Mall, Walmart, Lowes, and other major stores and restaurants in that area. The popular Shingle Creek golf course is across the street.


Rates & Availability

International Drive Area (Disney/SeaWorld) Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Open Dates Special
Jun 1 2016 - Jul 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 1 2016 - Aug 22 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Aug 23 2016 - Sep 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Mid season
Oct 1 2016 - Oct 31 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Nov 18 2016
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 19 2016 - Nov 30 2016
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2016 - Dec 16 2016
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2016 - Jan 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 7 2017 - Apr 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 26 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 27 2017 - Sep 4 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Sep 5 2017 - Sep 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Nov 16 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 17 2017 - Nov 30 2017
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 1 2017 - Dec 17 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2017 - Jan 5 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Clean Fee $90 + Tax
Refundable damage deposit $350
Tax Rate 12.5%

Minimum stays are 3 to 7 nights and may vary for specific weeks. Exit clean fee of $90. Tax is 12.5%. Ask about shorter stays when a gap is available or when last minute availability occurs. There is a $350 security deposit (refundable as per terms and conditions).

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
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Disney / Orlando Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Full Size Bathooms (each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom). One half bath in living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two King size beds with Premium Pillow-Top Mattresses and lots of premium pillows, Two Twin Beds with Premium Pillow-Top Mattresses and lots of premium pillows. Each bedroom has a brand new November 2015 28 inch HD Smart TV and DVD player with over 230 channels. Each bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom. Also two bed rails available., Baby Cribs (1) Hotel quality compact crib with 4' innerspring mattress and safety features; Graco Pack'n Play with bassinet and mattress pad; 2 bed rails; 2 stair gates with installation hardware at the top of each stairs (can be removed and used as a tension gate at the bottom of the stairs); child step stool; full size stroller; compact stroller.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • Games for Kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Patio
  • Porch Furniture
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed ...
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
Safe (fits most laptops), Security System, Very Secure Keyless Entry System--specific code for each stay, Ceiling Fans Throughout were added; 10,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with pool, children's pool, covered lanai; movie theater; games room; DVD rentals; concierge service; sports court; pool bar; overlooks lake with beautifully landscaped walkway; Convenience Store at Clubhouse;Next to Publix and Walgreens, NYPD Pizza, Subway and Chinese Restaurant (all within walking distance). Townhome has been newly painted, new platinum living room suite, new plush carpeting throughout,new mattresses and bedding (2011-2014). Continual process of upgrading as needed. Our goal is for our townhome to always look new.

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