I felt that I should review this resort in response to the negative reviews it has received. This property was perfect for our family trip. We traveled with 4 adults (69-34) and one toddler.
The condo unit we received (204-102A) was more than adequate for our needs. It was easily accessible from everywhere on the property and was well equip. The wifi was free and we had a clear, strong signal in our unit at all times. We enjoyed the ground floor so our toddler could play on the patio and we could get to the BBQs easily. The check in (7pm) was breeze. The timeshare people (the resort calls it VIP) quickly understood that we were not interested and did not approach us at all.
Pros: easy check-in, no timeshare pressure, very large rooms and living space. Good, free wifi. The beds were very comfortable and the linens were clean and soft. Washer and dryer worked well (bring laundry soap and dryer sheets). The property landscaping was lovely. There were large, Weber barbeques throughout the resort that we used almost every night. The grills were always sparkling clean. The only pool we used was the Big Kahuna pool and we loved it. My toddler especially loved the zero depth entry, warm water and water fountains. The drive to Disney and Sea World was short (some traffic as to be expected), and the drive to Tampa for baseball and Busch Gardens was also pretty quick (about an hour). We used the Disney shuttle once which was free. We were able to take our stroller on the shuttle without an questions. We also us 'A Babies Best Friend' for rental of a play pen, high chair and toys. All were in perfect condition and very clean. The Pubix grocery store has everything we needed at very good prices.
Cons: carpet was stained in spots, the counter tops could use replacing. Our view was not great (marsh land). We would have liked screens on the patio doors to keep them open and enjoy the natural air instead of air conditioning. The pool towels were small and scratchy - bring your own.
Our experience: we did not see any cockroaches, we were never approached by timeshare sales people. The condo was perfect for us. Highly recommended.
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