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1 / 35 Beautiful, tropical themed, luxurious living room



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TripAdvisor Property ID: 7479334

About the area

The Vista Cay resort is located on Universal Boulevard, next to the Orange County Convention Center, the second largest in the nation. It is centrally located to all major attractions such as Disney World (6 to 8 miles), Universal Studios (3-4 miles), Sea World and Aquatica (less than 2 miles), 1/2 mile from International Drive. There are shopping outlets, restaurants, theme parks, night life, and children's activities on International Drive and within the immediate surrounding area. A Publix and Walgreens are next door and within walking distance. In the Publix Plaza is a Chinese Restaurant and NYPD Pizza with seating and serving wine and beer, a subway, and a liquor store. There is also a hair and nail studio within walking distance. Only a 10-12 minute drive to the Orlando International Airport and less than 10 minutes to Florida Mall, Walmart, Lowes, and other major stores and restaurants in that area. The popular Shingle Creek golf course is across the street.

Owner profile

Sandra J.
Years listed:

Languages spoken: English



  • Air conditioning
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Heating
  • High Speed Internet
  • Linen provided
  • Balcony/Terrace


  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes dryer
  • Dishwasher
  • DVD player
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • CD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Telephone
  • Toaster
  • Washing machine


  • Cycling Trips
  • Water sports
  • Horse riding

Reviews (1)

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1 review

“Wonderful home from home. Favourite holiday ever!”

Reviewed 22 Aug 2016

My family have stayed at this home from home twice - in 2011 & 2015. It really is fantastic. Vista Cay resort is clean and feels secure. The pool and clubhouse is never terribly busy (our second trip was in August) and all the staff are very friendly. Universal is 5/10 minutes drive away and the pointe on international drive is a couple of minutes drive. Within close walking distance is publix, Walgreens, dunkin donuts, Chinese restaurant and a fantastic NYPD pizza. The house is amazing. Always really clean with super comfy beds, well stocked kitchen area and lots of space to chill after busy days enjoying all the attractions in the area. There is one suite on the ground floor and another on the second floor which gives lots of privacy. We are in the UK however the owners were always quick to answer any questions - however trivial - usually the same day, depending on time difference. We will definitely be returning in the future and have no hesitation in recommending for anyone who wants to be near all the action but wants home comforts at the end of each day.

Owner's reply: Thanks so much, Kay, for your wonderful review. It was a pleasure accommodating your family again. Thanks for letting our future guests know about our central location to all the attractions and restaurants. We strive to make our townhome a true home away from home with all of the comforts and conveniences. Communication is important to us and we are always glad to assist our guests to maximize their vacation experience. We look forward to accommodating you again for your next visit.

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Owner Supplied Testimonials

We stayed for 8 days for a National diving event at the YMCA . We were there with 15 other families from our team and Boston and everyone else was jealous of the space and the thoughtful appointments in our townhouse. Sandy had very prompt and clear communication and was very helpful throughout the process. Everyone enjoyed the spacious rooms, baths, garage and kitchen area. We look forward to renting from you again soon! Thank you for everything! Jessica W stay July 2016

My family usually stays in Orlando a few times a year due to competitive swim meets so I am very familiar with Vista Cay. The community is very centrally located to many sites on International Drive and is very close to the YMCA and shopping. This particular home was wonderful and I would highly recommend looking into this condo. The bedrooms were all very comfortable and one of the rooms had twin beds so that was the room the kids shared. The owners were also VERY sweet to have the "basics" in the pantry for anyone staying at the condo to use which is such a thoughtful idea. The condo was also nicely stocked with paper products where as in the past I have had to purchase my own but this was not the case with this unit. I will definitely keep this condo in mind for any future stays. Belinda S stay July 2016

This townhouse was amazing!! Easy to communicate with the homeowner. The house was clean and smelled great. Everything one would need to travel with a family. Also house was in good working order. I would highly recommend this townhouse to future travelers. Shannon W stay July 2016

We have stayed at Vista Cay 4 years in a row now, each time using either the resort directly or other advertisement sites, but I wish that we had found this rental on year 1. Everything you could imagine being there is there. From a crib, stroller, high chair, stair gates, bed rails, full pantry of dry goods the owner has provided along with other renters have left for use (salt, pepper, syrup, oil etc. etc.). The owner provides cleaning and dishwashing soaps and some laundry detergent. The place is extremely clean and beautiful. You will not be disappointed!! Holly L stay June 2016

This condo was very well furnished and location was excellent for Disney and Universal Studios. Our grandsons' enjoyed playing in the pool, and the use of all of the video games. The two master suites were very nice and it was wonderful to have one on the top floor and one on the bottom floor. I would stay at this condo again and would recommend it to friends and relatives. Judy S stay June 2016

My wife and I and three of our kids stayed at the property for a week. It was delightful. The owners, Sandy and Rick, are very organized and made sure we had everything we needed. The property is right off of Universal Blvd, so is an easy 10-minute or less drive to Universal Studios parks. If you want a great Orlando vacation to visit Universal my advice is to stay at this property and buy the 4-day park-to-park Universal Studios ticket (buying online is cheaper). Four days is a lot of time to visit their two parks, but the 4-day ticket is only $20 more than a 2-day ticket (i.e. the 3rd and 4th days only cost $10 each!). With the 4-day ticket you can go to the park in the morning (try to get there when it opens and head directly to the most popular rides) and stay until 1pm or 2pm when it starts getting hot and crowded. Then leave the park, get a nice lunch somewhere else (like the townhome, which has a great kitchen), hang out at the swimming pool (nice pool and hot tub), take a nap, or whatever. Then if you want you can return to the park a few hours before closing when temperatures have cooled a bit and crowds have dropped (probably because of other guests heat exhaustion). In four half-days you will get to do pretty much everything you want to in the parks, and will come through your vacation refreshed instead of exhausted. Scott S stay May 2016

This condo is simply perfect for a family traveling with kids. All of the baby gear listed was present and in good shape. Plenty of spare towels, sheets, etc and TONS of room. We stayed with our 20 month and 4 month old. The toddler was in the crib in the second bedroom upstairs and the baby stayed in the pack n play in the living room on the main level. My husband and I were in the master upstairs and we didn't even use the downstairs master! So convenient to have a full equipped kitchen and a in-unit laundry. These things are essential for traveling with kids! We went to Disney Springs a few times for dinner--very easy to get to with free parking. Also did Disney 2 days--easy enough to get there, but would consider staying on property for future "disney-centered" vacations. We also went to Cocoa Beach for one day and the Kennedy Space Center--both very worth the day trip! Sandy was very helpful in getting us the proper receipts we needed for business reimbursement and also with providing us early check in and late check out due to flight times. Would definitely recommend this to anyone traveling to Orlando, especially if you want to do things other than Disney! Megan stay April 2016

The home and resort were beautiful. Both were cared for and more than we had anticipated. The home was very clean and there were plenty of little extras that made our stay just wonderful. The resort pool was well stocked with chairs and never over crowded. I loved the walking/jogging path around the lake. Overall a terrific job experience. We will certainly do this again! Beth B stay March 2016

We stayed at the beginning of March, 2016, and we were very impressed! This condo was very clean and well maintained. My family and I went to Orlando for a week of sight seeing and visiting family. One of the main reasons I picked this condo for my family was because of all of the baby items listed. Our daughter was 10 months when we were there and I was so excited to not have to feel like I had to pack everything for her! I was extremely happy when we arrived and everything that I was expecting to be there for her was there, and in very good shape. We only cooked breakfast and 1 one evening meal while we were there and we had everything we needed in the kitchen. Bedrooms and bathrooms were very nice! We also loved how there was a Publix and Walgreens close by so when we did need food or other items we didn't have to travel far at all. During our stay one of the closet light burnt out and the owners were very easy to contact and very quick to respond back to us. My only suggestion, as a parent of a little one, would be to maybe have 1 more baby gate for the bottom of the stairs in the kitchen. Our daughter loves to climb stairs so we had to find ways to block her from crawling up them. I would highly recommend this condo, especially to those with kiddos!! We would definitely stay again!! Jacob E stay March 2016

We were in Orlando for business meetings. We had a group of 4 adults staying in this very comfortable condo. The condo had everything we needed to be able to provide flexibility for the 4 of us. The owners of this condo have provided everything one would need for a family, group such as ours, and the feeling that it was a home rather than a hotel room. The unit was very clean, beds comfortable, parking space right outside the door. We highly recommend this condo in Vista Cay. We have stayed at Vista Cay several times, and this condo was the best unit we have used so far. Carolyn L stay January 2016

We enjoyed a lot our stay. Place was perfect and near everything needed. Owners where easily accessible through messages and answered inmediatly to our needs Luciano P stay December 2015

Excellent accommodation for 3 generation family vacation Close to attractions. & shopping and eating Pool & amenities great. Would definitely recommend for Orlanda stay. Linda H stay December 2015

Great home- very clean and comfortable!!! Great place close to all major attractions! Had a great stay :)Gayle S stay November 2015

Highly recommend for families travelling with children. The location is quite centralized with easy access to theme parks and less than an hour drive from Kennedy Space Centre. Superb communication with the owners, everything outlined easy and clear. Spacious, very clean and quiet community. It was the perfect place to return at the end of each day, prepare our own meals and relax for the evening. We will return whenever we are in the Orlando area. Pam F stay November 2015

Excelentes vacaciones ! La casa muy bien ubicada muy limpia y tiene todas las comodidades . a una cuadra y un súper exelente con todo lo que puedes necesitar que es una comunidad cerrada el club está fantástico donde los niños se pueden divertir de verdad te sientes como en casa la dueña si le marcas te contesta si tendríamos que volver volveríamos a quedarnos en esta casa es hermosa es limpia y es muy confortable aparte de muy segura y lo más fantástico todas las atracciones están muy cerca de la casa.Gladys G stay November 2015

excellent - great communication with owners, lovely property as others have said and particularly impressed at what was included in terms of consumables (we did not have to start the holiday buying huge packets of washing powder, salt, coffee filters etc etc etc - it was all there. we were able to buy basic ingredients and cook proper meals without compromise - even decent utensils, cookware etc - this is not common in self catered accomodation) Andrew UK stay July 2015

Our family of 4 just had a wonderful time in Orlando and really enjoyed staying at Sandy's condo. The place is in immaculate condition and is very comfortably furnished. The kitchen is stocked with every necessary cooking and service item which made for easy to prepare meals while we were there. For the 1st time ever in a vacation rental, we did not have to contact the owner as everything was so well provided for in the unit. Having a washer and dryer was also a great benefit and worked well. The location cannot be beat if you are traveling to the theme parks. We went to both Disney and Universal studios; each were a 10-20 min drive with no traffic problems encountered. The Publix next door is great for picking up grocery items and we highly recommend both China Tea and NYPD Pizza, located in the same shopping center, for meals. We will definitely stay in this condo again for a return trip. Shawn J stay July 2015

I am so glad we found this condo! We were looking for something convenient to Disney World but also needed quite a few amenities as we were traveling with a two year old. This fit the bill perfectly! The condo was clean, quiet and we utilized the pool, fitness area, and even the charcoal grills by the pool. We didn't have to pack anything for the two year old as there was a stroller, booster seat and even a baby gate provided. They have seriously thought of everything! Sandy was FANTASTIC to work with. We had originally booked this condo for another date and then had to change it unexpectedly however she was more than gracious and accommodating to our request. I cannot say enough about Sandy and Rick or how wonderful this place was. We will definitely stay here next time we return to Orlando and I highly recommend it to anyone! Note: We ate at NYPD pizza (in the same shopping center as Publix) TWICE on our trip it was so yummy! Gigi stay May 2015

This was a great experience for our family. VERY CLEAN & COMFORTABLE! Will definitely recommend to others and be back ourselves. Beverly May 2015

After a very long flight and a stressful encounter with Dollar car hire in Orlando Airport, we were very relieved to arrive at our town house and find it really was luxurious! We put address into GPS but found it easier to follow the owners directions. All security codes worked first time and everything about the house exceeded expectations. Although we needed to visit Publix supermarket for milk and cereal, there was not much else we needed to buy, as the larder was well stocked with tea, coffee, sugar etc. Although there were three adult couples, the house was big enough for each couple to have there own space and private bathroom/shower. We relaxed by the pool on the first day and found the barman to be very friendly and accommodating. Location wise, you could not be more central for Disneyland, Universal and International Drive. Even Busch Gardens is not too far away. There was one day where Orlando was hit by a typhoon and we were advised via text messages not to venture out before midday. No problem, there was plenty of games and a Wii to keep us entertained. There is a washer and dryer available, if you need to clean some clothes - I wish I had saved on luggage and taken advantage of the facilities. I would recommend this property 100% and we thank Sandy for allowing us to stay and for all of the excellent communications, leading up to our visit. I would not hesitate to use again. Keith W November 2014

My family and I decided to go to Disney World for my niece's 4th birthday. We stayed ay the Vista Cay Townhome and had an AMAZING time. Sandra is such a pleasure to work with. From the time we booked our stay with here leading up to our arrival, she communicated well, answered all questions and provided explicit directions for our stay. This townhome was great, there were 3 adults and one child. Each of the 3 bedrooms have their own bathrooms. There is a washer and dryer, a beautiful kitchen, spacious living and dining room. We were no more that 15-20 minutes away from the parks. Close to the outlets, plenty of eateries, mall are all within a 15-20 minute drive. There is a grocery store and Walgreens within walking distance. One of the days during our stay it rained and we had a fabulous time staying inside playing the wii, watching movies, and enjoying the family company. My niece loved the home. We have stayed at the disney resorts before, while it is convenient for the parks, once you are tired of the parks you are kind of stuck. The location of Vista Cay expands your options on things to do in Orlando. I am so glad we choose this location and will glady stay again! Anthony stay November 2014

We really loved this condo. It was so spacious and it was very well maintained. I am a clean freak and when I came in and noticed that even the couches had been vacuumed I was very impressed. We felt right at home in the condo. The kitchen was well stocked including coffee, tea and a few other cooking needs in the pantry. Beds were very comfortable with tons of extra sheets and towels if needed. For those with small children they have everything you can think of-pack n play, strollers, high chairs, booster seats. That was so convenient to not have to bring any of that from home. We did not need the laundry in the garage but it's a great touch and nice plus if needed. It was very conveniently located close to all the Orlando attractions. We came to visit Universal and it was an easy 5-7 minute drive down one road. There is a Walgreen's in the complex and a Publix one minute away which was very convenient for groceries. If we visit Orlando again I will definitely stay here. Rebecca G stay November 2014

Our family just returned from Orlando and stayed at this Vista Cay townhome. I cannot stop raving about how happy we were with Sandy and Rick’s home. As soon as we walked in the place was spotless, smelled good and beautifully decorated. The kitchen had everything you needed which was great for us health fanatics because we prepared a lot of meals, especially when we went to the theme parks. We even invited my sister’s family for dinner one evening and there was ample space for everyone. There are plenty of extra towels, bed sheets and pillow cases. Bathrooms in every bedroom! Hairdryer, hangers, ample drawers! We even noticed amenities for families with young children like strollers and side bedrails. TVs and DVD players in every room, board games and Wii games were added bonuses. Perfect Location – we had a rental car and driving distance to where we needed to go was 10-15 minutes away (Universal, Disney parks, premium outlets). The farthest was probably our drive into Downtown Orlando for dinner one night, but that was only 20 minutes away. If we ever go back to Orlando, I will definitely contact Sandy again! Thank you for sharing your home with us. Marie O stay June 2014

Thank you Sandy for letting us enjoy your beautiful home while on our family vacation! This condo is spotless and beautiful and has top of the line items from the kitchen utensils to the linens and beds! It is very close to everything so we enjoyed our day at the parks than was home within 10 min to enjoy the beautiful pool!! Yes I did say we were home because this condo is a home away from home!! We will be returning here on all of our vacations!! Thank you again for allowing us to enjoy your home and thank you for being so professional with everything!! You help make our family vacation very enjoyable!! Tina stay May 2014