We are just back from a fantastic two week break at a lakeview condo in Vista Cay which we booked privately. It is the third time we have stayed at Vista Cay and the first time we have stayed at this property - simply because we couldn't get either of the two properties we stayed at before because they were booked up!. We have never been disappointed with anywhere we have stayed and this property was no exception. The minute you walk through the door of where we stayed the first thing that hits you immediately is the air of freshness throughout. It is spotlessly clean and everything smells fresh and new.
The condo is located on the second floor with relatively good views of the lake. It is close to the Clubhouse and about a 7-10 minute walk to Publix supermarket. It is spacious and well laid out. There was plenty of electrical equipment for cooking and a good sized dining room off the main kitchen/living room area if you wish to entertain. A property on a higher floor is preferable as there are better views of the lake and it also reduces the possibility of overhead noise.
For those of you who haven't stayed at Vista Cay before it is located just off Universal Boulevard and close to International Drive. It is a gated complex with plenty of parking space. Both the grounds and the apartment/condo blocks are really well maintained and the common areas are very clean.
It is possible to walk to International Drive (10-15 minutes) and the Lynx (5-7 minutes walk ) and iTrolly Buses (5-7 minutes walk) stop quite close to the complex. There is also a Lynx bus station beside the Hilton hotel (12-15 minutes walk). The buses from here take you to loads of places including the International airport and the Florida Mall. While you can get around without a car due to the relative proximity of buses, there is no doubt that having a car is a huge advantage.
We found the Hilton hotel, which you can see across the lake from the condo, very good for an evening drink. It is a busy convention hotel and there is always a good buzz in the bar at night (including a nice piano bar) particularly during the week when it is full with convention goers. Obviously there are loads of bars and restaurants on International Drive but we tended to go further afield for food.
We found Raglan Road in Downtown Disney very good for food and entertainment at night. it is an Irish bar with loads of Irish music, Irish dancers and really good food.
In conclusion we have always found Vista Cay a great place to stay. I would love to be back in there now and I would have no hesitation whatever in recommending it - particularly any of the properties we have stayed in.
Lakeview properties particularly those on the top floor are best
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