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“The most relaxing holiday” 4 of 5 stars
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Vistana's Beach Club
3.0 of 5 Condominium   |   10740 S Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island, FL 34957   |  
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Derby, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“The most relaxing holiday”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

Four of us stayed at the Vistana for two weeks from the 25th April, and from the moment we arrived we were made to feel welcome. The apartment was lovely and our balcony looked straight out onto the ocean. What a sight to see pelicans flying past whilst having breakfast. We even had turtles come up onto the beach to lay eggs (although we never saw this happen we did see the nest and the turtle's flipper marks) We loved Hutchinson Island and as said in the title it was the most relaxing holiday we have had in years. The only thing we found odd was the fact that there was no transport at all, no shuttle, bus service or in fact a cab service, so if you did not drive you did not go anywhere, we all felt it would be so beneficial if a service of some kind was available for dining out at restaurants that were too far to walk to. This surely would benefit the restaurants. We have stayed all around the world and have never experienced this situation before. The Vistana also did not have either their own bar or restaurant but did have a facility with The Surfside Bar and Grille across the road. The Surfside may not look much from the outside but once inside the whole atmosphere was great serving both good food and wine etc, it reminded us all of an old sit comm called Cheers, well worth visiting as we did on more than one occasion. All in all a great holiday.

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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. We are very pleased to read you were able to enjoy the resort and relax. Hutchinson Island is very beautiful as you posted and the Surfside Grille is one of my personal favorite places to eat & in walking distance. As Hutchinson Island is very seasonal, transportation is limited. We always suggest driving or renting a car to get around this beautiful area. Thanks again for posting on Trip Advisor and we hope to see you in the very near future.

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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The Villages, Florida
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We booked into Vistana Beach Club through RCI. We had never been to Jensen Beach so we had no expectations of what we would find. We were pleasantly surprised at the location. Every unit has a large balcony overlooking the ocean. The unit was clean and comfortable. Everyone on the staff seemed to be very friendly and quick to answer any questions or address any problems. The beach service there is extremely reasonably priced for loungers and umbrellas, and the staff running the service were friendly and very helpful. Just a couple things to be aware of. If you are having guests come with you, the master bathroom has only a large garden tub (no shower). This was a problem for my husband who absolutely prefers a shower. Secondly, while there are numerous plates, cups, glasses, and tableware, there were not a lot of pans or utensils. Luckily, we always bring some of our own so it was fine. We loved the resort, the staff and the view. Would definitely recommend this resort!!

Room Tip: We were in unit 308, which was lovely. This was in the south building. I believe any rooms at this r...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, May 5, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your recent stay on Trip Advisor. You stayed in the ocean front building and yes, the balconies are the width of both the master bedroom and the living room. Thank you for your kind words about my staff and the beach chair rental company. The building you occupied does only have one shower as you wrote but our ocean view building has 2 showers and even a hot tub. Should you ever need additional cookware or utensil’s simply let us know and we will deliver them to your villa. We appreciate you recommending Vistana’s Beach Club and hope to see you back in the near future.



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Chris Egan
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Westbury, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

this was one of the best beach front places I have ever stayed at.. the staff was like family ,Elaina Tara Dennis nothing but the best.. I would not want anyone to stay there because it leaves more room for me.. but if you want to have a great time call and stay its FAMILY

Room Tip: beach front is the best ocean view has 2 showers
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you for posting your recent stay with us at Vistana’s beach club on Trip Advisor. What a great way to start off our week when our resort service levels are described as “like family”. It tells a meaningful story about the Culture of this resort and my team members. I love reading you “do not want anyone else to stay here” to leave more room for you. Come one, come all, we’ll be sure to treat everyone “like family”! We look forward to seeing you back here again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
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Richmond Hill, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

We had a fantastic time. The unit was very clean and had everything we needed. Fantastic ocean view. We went for a relaxing fun week and that's exactly what we got. A few steps and we were on the beach. My grandsons aged 3 and 5 enjoyed the arts and crafts. Barry and Mella were fantastic with them and on our last night made an extra effort to stop by and say goodbye. They made my grandsons trip memorable. Thanks for a wonderful trip.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
We are pleased to read that you and your grandsons had a fantastic time here at Vistana’s Beach club! To read you were able to relax and spend quality time with your grandsons goes along with our property tag line of: “Creating unique, one of a kind, memorable vacation experiences to last a lifetime”. I agree Barry & Mella are passionate in providing one-on-one time with all guests especially the little ones. Thanks for posting on Trip Advisor and we look forward to your stay with us again next year.

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
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Fall Creek, Wisconsin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014

Hi!
We stayed at Vistana's Beach Club through an RCI exchange. It was ok. The unit was modest, 2 br, 2 bath. Typical of a timeshare unit. The king bed was hard/firm. I didn't spend a lot of time in the kitchen, but a couple of times I could see teeny bugs on the wall- don't leave your food out. (Unit 307) A car is a MUST for this area; there are very few restaurants within walking distance. Not really a touristy area. Many more local owner condo units on the beach nearby. At 5:00 pm when the beach guy packs up his chairs, it shuts down. The beach is deserted early. I wasn't real impressed with activities. Not all activities seemed to take place. A ping pong tournament and pool volleyball were on the schedule, but then no organizer. No announcement of their happening at all. When they sold you ice cream or smoothies for a fee, they announced this over the PA so you would know it was going on. They suggest activities off site like boat trips, fishing, casino run. The beach is beautiful; the best thing about the resort. Several light bulbs were burned out in different areas of the resort, that provided a creepy-dark feeling. In our unit laundry was down the dark, creepy hall.

Room Tip: Better balcony, view of the ocean check in on Friday and Sunday.
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, April 28, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to post your recent experience on Trip Advisor. The beds are “Sheraton Sweet Sleepers” made exclusively for Sheraton Hotels and Resorts Worldwide. They became so popular we made them available for purchase to the general public. Thank you for sharing the villa number you occupied, as we have had our professional pest control company treat the unit to resolve the issue. We always recommend a car when visiting our resort as you posted. I have shared your feedback with Barry, our “Manager of Fun”, about announcing all activities each day. There are many unique museums, off-site kayak excursions and eco boat tours in our area. We have replaced the few light bulbs on the walkways that were out and are currently receiving prices for brighter LED lights for the catwalks. Thanks again for posting your review and we hope to see you once again in the near future.

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
General Manager
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Goodfield, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great family fun , beach front, over the top employees.Great pool, games for the kids. Great shopping, fishing etc.Plenty of site seeing, boating. Have been going for over 12 years and is alway has been a great experience. Would recommend to any one anytime of the year.

Stayed March 2014
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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
Thank you for posting your excellent experience with us on Trip Advisor. The resort is great family fun and thank you for mentioning my “over the top” employees. To read you have been coming here for over 12 years and always have a great time, says a lot about the resorts caring culture. Thank you for recommending Vistana’s Beach Club and our goal is to make your next year’s stay even better!

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews 32 reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

As you know this seldom happens. This property just keeps getting better and better! The beach
has just been refurbished, and is beautiful. There are more water experiences available. Even if you don't partake, it's so much fun to watch others get lessons and experience. (The Mom's
and Dad's of today take the children right with them, amazing)

Barry and Mela are amazing with the childrens interactive games and " Wine and Cheese Party." This is working beautifully as people get to know each other, and bumping into others you've met at the pool, beach or hot tub is relaxing and interesting. Mela is extremely talented in the craft's department, and you'll really enjoy making your own shell crafts, and beautiful Tie-Dye Shirts to match your bathing suits. Often on your schedule, not an hour activity.
Mala and Berry also serve up the biggest and best ice cream and floats.

There is a new shop by the Activities that conveniently stocks things you suddenly need, so you don't have to run off to the store.

Most of the staff have been at the property for years, so they are anxious to help you find the off site activities that would please you and most importantly fix find a solution to any part of your trip that you need help with.

GO!! ENJOY!!!..TELL ME IF THIS PROPERTY ISN'T AMAZING!!

Room Tip: Friday and Sunday check- in are Ocean Front. (One shower in villa, one Jacuzzi Bathtub.) Washer and...
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  • Stayed February 2014, 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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chris_egan, General Manager at Vistana's Beach Club, responded to this review, April 2, 2014
To receive such an awesome review from a Trip Advisor’s “Senior Contributor” is an honor! The refurbished beach is wonderful and having the beach chairs/umbrella rental service is an asset to the resort as you stated. They provide surfing lessons, paddleboard excursions, bicycle rental that the guests are now raving about. As you wrote, Barry and Mella are in full swing in the Activity Center providing fun for all ages. The new Gift Shop is also a great amenity and we have received many favorable comments since they opened. You are correct again when writing about the staff being here for years. Many of them (like me) have been here over 10 and 15 years. Thank you for posting on Trip Advisor and we’ll be here when you return next year!

Sincerely,

Chris Egan
General Manager
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Address: 10740 S Ocean Drive, Hutchinson Island, FL 34957
Location: United States > Florida > Hutchinson Island
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty Lodging in Hutchinson Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Vistana's Beach Club 3*
Number of rooms: 76
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