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Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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“2nd time there We Will Go Back for sure!”
Reviewed October 28, 2012

WE loved Summer Bay resort even more this year than we did last year. They have been doing work since we were there last. It was good last year, and GREAT this year. They are obviously spraying for roaches more often now. We didn't see any. It was supper clean. The pools were great. Security is very friendly. Even the maintenance people are nice to chat with. One thing I would suggest if you are going is to pick up or bring with you a cookie sheet to bake things in the oven. There is a papa johns pizza and publics grocery store on the property. The drinks at the pool bar are very good and the bartenders are super nice.
If you pick summer bay for your stay you won't be dissapointed:)
Just make sure you tell the timeshare people you aren't interested in a tour as soon as they speak to you and they won't bother you the rest of the week.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

The Villas at Summer Bay is a nice place to stay but a little further from Disney World than we like to stay. We had a problem with the water not being hot and they came quickly to check it. Unit and grounds were well maintained. Our daughter liked the splash pad and made friends there. An excellent value because we got an extra time share week there and didn't have to pay full price!

Room Tip: Excellent value
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Woodbury, NJ
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Reviewed October 22, 2012

I booked a two-bedroom, 2 bath villa through the Armed Forces Vacation Club at a VERY reasonable rate, so I wasn't expecting much more than a decent place to sleep while visiting Orlando. Boy was I wrong!! The only issue I had was the lack of free wi-fi in our villa, but it was available for free in the clubhouse. I paid the fee for 3 days worth of wi-fi because I was lazy.

The villa was very clean, the beds were comfy, and the kitchen was well stocked with dishes, glasses, etc. Stove with oven, microwave, dishwasher, toaster, coffeemaker and fridge with icemaker - more than I have at home! Washer & dryer, too. A little start-up bag of goodies was awaiting us with mini detergents for dishes and clothes. We booked for 1 week, which included a Tuesday housekeeping service.

The resort has plenty of activities going on so when you need a break from visiting the parks you certainly won't be bored - 4 pools (2 of which are open 24 hours), a lake with beach front, two bars, and picnic areas with both gas and charcoal grills available. The grounds are immaculate and beautiful.

It is a timeshare, however, and we were approached about attending their 90-minute spiel. We politely declined and they never bothered us again.

The resort is located approximately 4 miles from Disney and a shuttle is available. We had a rental car, so I can't really comment on the shuttle service, but I noticed a lot people using it. There is a Denney's restaurant on the grounds and a Publix supermarket right next door (you can get into the lot directly from the complex).

The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. You can buy tickets for all of the parks right there in the lobby. The desk clerks were so very pleasant, they even printed out our boarding passes for us.

I would absolutely stay here again!!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Overall, a nice place. Our two bedroom villa was fine and the staff worked to fix the problems. Still, there were problems.

1. No wi-fi. Having free wi-fi is a no-brainer. People travel with their computers and need to plug-in. Making guests pay for connectivity is an annoying and unnecessary way to make a buck.

2. Condition. Our villa needed some significant updating. The colors are bad, the countertops are scarred and the towels are paper thin. The television in one of the bedrooms didn't work and the handle in the shower kept coming off. When I asked for more towels, I couldn't get them because there was a towel-trade coming up the next day. I didn't get my towels then, either.

The property is close to the important sites and is in all ways adequate. It's just missing some of those details that so many other places in Orlando have figured out.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Arundel, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 19, 2012

Good comfortable apartments, clean and well equipped. Welcome pack includes a little dishwasher liquid, washing powder, rubbish bags, toilet rolls and kitchen roll so for we overseas visitors only basic food and drink shopping. Fridge had ice maker so G&Ts as soon as we arrived after a 16 hour journey! Comfortable beds – what a relief….

We were in building 5 – newer and has the best pool with hot tub and Kahunas grill & bar. Lovely open views from balcony on 4th floor and there is a lift. Grounds very well kept.
All staff very friendly and helpful.
Publix supermarket 3 mins drive has everything you could possibly need.

Big choice of restaurants, bars and shops just a 10 minute drive. All theme parks within 25 minutes.

Only downside is Wi-Fi at $40 a week for each phone.

Room Tip: Building 5 is newest - high floor great open views.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Enfield, Connecticut
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

This was our second time at Summer Bay. Once again this place is awesome. For more details look at my previous post. Did use the outside grills this time, clean and easy to use.

The last time we came we stayed as part of the AFVC but you can't revisit the same resort within three years so we were offered a very good rate but we had to attend the time share presentation so we did.

The presentation itself alright. We had a very nice gentleman who gave us the tour and did a very good job with the sales pitch. They tell you it will be a 45min presentation but what they mean is it is at least 45min. 2 HOURS later we pick up the kids who had a great time at the daycare center provided. Unless you are looking at buying or are getting something worth 2 hours of your time; stay away from the time share presentation. You don't get your coupon or receipt until you sit through the whole presentation so just beware. For the price we got on the rooms...we'll call it even.

Again this is a fantastic resort.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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Reviewed October 8, 2012

Loved the week that we stayed at this resort. My children loved all the activities that they had daily. The shuttle to and from Disney was great. The staff was always very friendly. I thank everyone for a wonderful vacation spot!! I highly recommend this place to anyone that wants a fun family enviroment.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
Address: 17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714
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Location: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > 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
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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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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