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“Very pretty resort, lots to do!” 4 of 5 stars
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Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714   |  
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“Very pretty resort, lots to do!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

We were at the resort with 2 children. The trip of course was for mainly going to Universal Studios. But on the days we were "parked out" we stayed at the resort and our two little ones were happy as can be. Ages 9 and 11.
Our unit was in the older building so some of the problems we had were due to age. But even with the age and decor of the room it was more than adequate. We had a 2 bedroom, 2 bath unit which would easily accept 6. The only issue we really had was the washer and dryer. They were so handy to have, but be prepared to leave the unit. We couldn't even hear the TV when we were doing laundry. Wow what a racquet.
The pool area was great for both adults and children alike. The recreation staff had lots of events for the kids and some for adults. Hool-a-hoop contest, pool games, musical chairs and relay style races were just some of the games for the kids. They even had the opportunity to win "prizes". (A piece of candy). But it was great to see the kids and bigger kids, having such a good time.
Food was nearby (pizza) and there was a chance to swim in the "Lake". Those all required extra money. There were 3 activities in the lake, a slide, a trampoline and a climbing device. Also there was a smallllll beach like setting with one shady spot. Get there at the crack of dawn to get the sliver of shade.
Very close by was a huge market. The access to the market is great. You didn't have to go onto the highway to get to it. They had their own side road to access the market. Very convenient!!
The resort was very clean and nicely landscaped. Pleasing to the eye.
I would highly recommend this resort.
Stay away from the timeshare! It does eat up a good part of day and when the final no is accepted you then had to sign out. While waiting to sign out a whole new sales pitch starts. It was very annoying but then we are the ones who volunteered to attend to get our free tickets. It was an interesting concept in selling timeshare, but we are happy with what we own.
Stay confidently at Summer Bay. Very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Moon, Pennsylvania, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

I have a lot to say about this resort.

1) I want to thank your staff especially Doug at the VIP desk they are friendly, helpful, and a pleasure to interact with. We got the best service we have ever had at any resort including ones costing much more than yours.

2) I want to thank housekeeping and maintenance for being so prompt and happy to help with even the littlest thing. You also made this a fantastic vacation.

3) No matter what time day or night your staff was fantastic and seemed to be happy to help with anything. I never once heard that's not my job or a complaint. They always went and found someone who could help.

4) Your grounds keepers are exceptional as all the facilities were clean and well maintained. We very much enjoyed tennis, basketball, the main pool and hottub. We didn't make it to the pool at and night life at Big kahunas but we will next time.

5) Yes i said next time. WE WILL BE BACK!

Last just thank you for a wonderful vacation, an awesome hotel and the best and friendliest staff we have ever had the pleasure to deal with.

Please please tell Doug thank you once again for going out of his way to take our family picture at your lovely resort. it came out great and we have a lasting happy memory.

Thank you all,
The Dales

Room Tip: We stayed in the two bedroom. The only complaint would be the two beds in the second bedroom where t...
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the hotel attached to the resort on a promo timeshare presentation required. had no complaints we were still allowed to use the resort amenities . As with any resort don't expect room service at your beck and call . The presentations are lengthy they tell u 90 minutes plan at least 3.5 hrs ! trust me they are all like that and pushy !! Other than that we did get to see the whole resort and they have a real nice beach area would stay there again given the chance without the presentation .

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Halifax, Nova Scotia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We paid for a full week but had to walk away and find another resort with no compensation. Life is too short to spend one minute in a shoe box. Sitting on the tile floor would have been more comfortable than the sofa, chair and dining furniture. It all looked nice but don't sit on anything. The unit was too small for the furniture anyway we had to be careful we didn't wack our faces on the night tables when we turned over in bed. Bright lights outside our window made it difficult to sleep. We were a party of three adults and they put us in a room overlooking the kiddi pool and playground so all we could hear was kids screaming. Wi fi was so slow maybe purposefully so they could charge you for an upgraded service. We complained to staff but no one called us to see if they could make some adjustments to our accomadation. We have stayed on the 192 in resorts 20 + years. Not complaining about cleanliness but when people take a vacation and cannot relax and feel like you are being tortured by sales agents that couldn't care less if you are at least comfortable before they start harassing you it ain't worth leaving home.

Room Tip: The villas are not villas just very small apartments. Don't get fooled by the description.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Was only a one night stay, but was impressed overall. The resort is gated and much larger than I realized beforehand. The staff is friendly. The room was huge with surprisingly comfortable bed (which was better than the one at the Disney property we later stayed at). Our stay included a continental breakfast.

While we did not take in all of the amenities on the resort, it sounded like it was a quite busy based on the map and schedules provided. Great option for families working on a budget. My expectations were exceeded when the cost is compared to what you get for your money.

It's also on a main road where multiple restaurants are nearby. The resort itself has one onsite. Again, I did not take advantage of everything available here, it has a lot to offer.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is my second time staying at this resort through AFVC. Was quite pleased with the accommodations although charging 12 dollars for the use of a life jacket was a little high. I can see a deposit but not a flat fee. After being talked into going to the sales pitch by Doug we did attend but after not agreeing to buy, we were treated very nasty by the woman who interviewed us near the end. Up until that point I would have considered coming back but after this treatment, I will choose to stay somewhere else. We tried to find Doug to inform him of our incident but he was no where to be found.

Room Tip: A lot of noise from upper floors when staying on bottom floor.
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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed a week at Summer Bay Resorts while we visited for Disney World. We are military and got an incredible rate on a two bedroom and could not pass up! We were nervous about staying off Disney property but this place is literally 6 miles down the road and took us less then 15 minutes to get to the parks every morning. There is a large bus that will transport at certain times guests to the park and we saw many people using it. The room came equipped with a starter package; soap for dishes, dish washer, washing machine, trashbags, etc... do not expect to get new towels or sheets but there is a washer and dryer which was great for cleaning our clothes when it was time to leave. There are so many heated pools to choose from and activities going on everyday at the clubhouse and even movies and games to borrow. We will be staying here in the future and are so happy and thrilled with this place!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Clermont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 9 Specialty Lodging in Clermont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or inspiration, Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts has something for the whole family. Experience a luxury family destination that delivers the thrill of Orlando's world-renown attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. Enjoy all the highlights of our 400-acre lavishly landscaped resort and 64-acre private lake, located a mere 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. Summer Bay Orlando is the perfect Florida getaway for family, fun, and freedom.Luxury accommodations: Why settle for a cramped room when you can settle into a spacious sanctuary? From roomy hotel accommodations to two or three bedroom fully furnished condominiums, we've got you covered with home-style comfort. Enjoy a homemade dinner with the family. Step out on your balcony to watch a glorious Florida sunset. Or take the night off and watch a movie on your flat screen TV. Stress-free park hopping: hop on our complimentary shuttle to Epcot(R), Magic Kingdom(R) Park or Universal Studios Florida(R).Fun in the sun: Whether your goal is a relaxing escape or a spectacular adventure, Summer Bay Orlando can fulfill your desire with a host of activities, amenities, and dining options. ... more   less 
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