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

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


Half Baths
Minimum Stay
3 - 5 nights

About the property

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 added throughout. For the utmost comfort also included are two king master suites. Both king beds have brand new August 2016 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 with premium pillowtop mattresses and 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. Hi-Definition cable services are included with access to 250 channels and high speed cable wired and high speed Wi-Fi internet. New: Brighthouse Movie Pass premium channels in the living area. 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!

In addition to a regular 12 cup coffee pot, we have added a Keurig if you would like to bring your favorite K-cup pods.

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 Rainforest high chair, dining booster seat, two 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), a full size stroller and a compact stroller. New: September 2016: Step 2 Party Time Kitchen with dishes and play food perfect for creative play for all little ones.

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 just behind the townhome. A full-size washer and dryer, an ironing board and iron, and all towels and linens are included, as well as beach towels.

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.

We have a professional management company to assist you if needed during your stay. Come visit us and see for yourself!

We are constantly updating our townhome. The townhome was freshly painted, plush carpet was installed and the living room furniture was upgraded. Bedding and linens are continually replaced and have been upgraded. Brand New August 2016: Luxury King pillow top mattresses in both King master suites with new luxury pillows and linens. New Comforter set in 1st floor King master.. In November, 2015 we replaced all TV's with HD smart TV's including a new stereo system with Blu-Ray DVD player in living area. We visit our townhome often to replace, refresh, and do additional cleaning. Our goal is for our townhome to always look like new and be the cleanest townhome in Vista Cay!


Keywords: Townhome Baby Items Child Friendly Theme Parks Convention Center Universal Disney Sea World International Drive I-Drive Shopping Dining Crib High Chair Stroller Baby Gates Pack'n Play Bed Rails Video Games Wi-Fi Smart TV

More Details

Sandy Janus
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
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Calendar last updated:
January 19, 2017

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 love children and that is why we decided to provide baby items and game systems for our guests use without additional charges.

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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Exceptional! 5/5 -
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Vista Cay Getaway-Luxury Townhome-Conv Ctr/Universal/Sea World/Disney-Baby Items
average rating of 4.96 based on 73 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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Great family vacation Home We took 3 generations and we all had privacy and our own bathrooms

  • 5 of 5

The resort itself is nice, clean pool and hot tub and a full bar at the club house, also lots of security. Perfect location and a grocery store in walking distance. But the best part was the floor plan, we could stay in the main floor bedroom and our son and his kids were on the 3rd floor. As long as everyone can do stairs it was great. We couldn't even hear the grandkids when they got up in the night. It was very clean and well maintained and the kitchen was fully stocked with everything you need to cook great meals. The owners went out of their way to help with a few special requests and we will definitely stay there again when we go back to Orlando. Thank you Sandy for giving our family such an awesome place to stay and for all the memories!!

  • Submitted: Jan 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jan 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Linda, Thanks so much for your very nice review. The pool bar has been a welcome addition in the last couple years to the Clubhouse amenities. It is great to know that your family enjoyed the layout of the townhome. It provides the utmost privacy and ensuite bathrooms for each bedroom plus a 1/2 bath in the main living area. We are glad you were able to prepare great family meals. We stock the kitchen as we would our own home. We feel it is the center for the family. We look forward to hearing from you once again when you are ready to return to the area. All the Best, Sandy and Rick
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Excellent stay

  • 5 of 5

This condo is what I expect in a professionally run rental. Well appointed. Fully stocked. Very comfortable. I really appreciate the extras like good quality towels and a well stocked kitchen. Even supplies are available and stocked by the owner. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Sep 14, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Pam, for taking the time to write a review. We are glad that you had an excellent stay. We try to think about what our guests will need to enjoy our home like it is their own. That is why we provide the same fine quality of mattresses, towels, linens, pillows, etc. that we use ourselves. We really appreciate your comment that we run our townhome in a professional manner. That is very important to us. We enjoyed accommodating you for your business trip and look forward to hearing from you once again when you are ready to return to the area. It has been a pleasure. Sandy and Rick
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Second stay here - will stay again. Fantastic!

  • 5 of 5

My family have stayed at this home from home twice - in 2011 & 2015. It really is fantastic.

Vista Cay resort is clean and feels secure. The pool and clubhouse is never terribly busy (our second trip was in August) and all the staff are very friendly.

Universal is 5/10 minutes drive away and the pointe on international drive is a couple of minutes drive.

Within close walking distance is publix, Walgreens, dunkin donuts, Chinese restaurant and a fantastic NYPD pizza.

The house is amazing. Always really clean with super comfy beds, well stocked kitchen area and lots of space to chill after busy days enjoying all the attractions in the area.

We are in the UK however the owners were always quick to answer any questions - however trivial - usually the same day, depending on time difference.

We will definitely be returning in the future and have no hesitation in recommending for anyone who wants to be near all the action but wants home comforts at the end of each day.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Kay, for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure accommodating your family again. Thanks for letting our future guests know about our central location to all the attractions and restaurants. We strive to make our townhome a true home away from home, as you say, with all of the comforts and conveniences. Communication is important to us and we are always glad to assist our guests to maximize their vacation experience. We look forward to accommodating you again for your next visit. All the best, Sandy and a Rick
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Our friends were jealous!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed for 8 days for a National diving event at the YMCA . We were there with 15 other families from our team and Boston and everyone else was jealous of the space and the thoughtful appointments in our townhouse. Sandy had very prompt and clear communication and was very helpful throughout the process. Everyone enjoyed the spacious rooms, baths, garage and kitchen area. We look forward to renting from you again soon! Thank you for everything!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Jessica for your very thoughtful review. It was a pleasure accommodating your family for your very special diving event. We are especially glad that the townhome worked out so well for you. We chose this model because of the spaciousness and privacy of each of the bedroom suites. We are the original owners of this unit and take great pride in keeping up with the professional, tropical decor, and carefully think through all of the updates. We find communication the most important aspect of our business. Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to hearing from you for your next trip to the area. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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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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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

Orlando Townhome Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jan 3 2017 - Mar 25 2017
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Mar 26 2017 - Apr 6 2017
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Apr 7 2017 - Apr 23 2017
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 24 2017 - May 31 2017
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2017 - Aug 18 2017
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 19 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
High Season
Jan 6 2018 - Mar 25 2018
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Mar 26 2018 - Apr 8 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Apr 9 2018 - Apr 30 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2018 - Aug 20 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Exit Clean Fee $95 + Tax
Damage Waiver Fee $53 + Tax
Tax Rate 12.5%

Minimum stays are 3 to 7 nights and may vary for specific weeks. Exit clean fee of $95. Tax is 12.5%. Ask about shorter stays when a gap is available or when last minute availability occurs.

Cancellations before 60 days of date of arrival will receive a 100 percent refund; 60 days to 30 days, cancellation will result in loss of 1/2 of rental cost. Cancellation 30 days or less of date of arrival will result in loss of 100 percent of rental cost. If we are able to re-rent the days, we are willing to refund any rental amount collected up to the
loss of funds for cancellation minus a $100 processing fee. Exit clean fee and damage waiver fee by owner are 100 percent refundable.

Damage waiver fee does not cover malicious damage, extra cleaning, pets, or smoking on the property. If any of this occurs, you will be responsible for any related costs by agreeing to the 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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Orlando Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
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 brand new August 2016 Premium Pillow-Top Mattresses and lots of premium pillows and new linens. 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 Crib - 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 ...
  • Toys ...
  • 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. Baby items are included with rental. 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 recently painted, platinum living room suite, plush carpeting throughout, brand new king luxury pillow top mattresses August 2016 with new linens and pillows. Brand new 55 inch smart TV, blu ray DVD player and stereo system in living area November 2015 and 28 in. Smart HD TV's in each bedroom. Continual process of upgrading as needed. Our goal is for our townhome to always look new and be the cleanest townhome at Vista Cay.

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