Since we arrived at the resort at 11am, our unit was not ready, yet. However, they did allow us to take care of all of the paperwork, so we could easily pick up our keys later on.
OUR FIRST IMPRESSION OF THE HOUSE:
It was gorgeous!!! I immediately fell in love with the colorful schemed house. The guys were not so fond of the "pink walls" though.
Once you are inside the house, you'll step into a tiny foyer. Behind the front door on your right, you'll see another door that leads into the third bathroom and bedroom. The small bathroom has a regular tub with a shower head, small sink and commode. There are two twin beds in this room that would be great for the kids.
On the left side of the foyer, you will see the livingroom with its couch, loveseat and entertainment center. Looking straight ahead you will see the elegant dining room and the floor to ceiling windows. Beyond those windows is your very own private heated pool and in some houses, a hot tub. Believe me... We could not wait to try out the pool.
As you step into the living room, you'll notice on your right a long mirror with a beautiful sculpture sitting on a bar. I thought this added a nice touch to the house. You'll then see the kitchen and the casual dining room, which I've enclosed a picture of. A compact washer and dryer is located in the kitchen behind the sliding door. You'll also have entrance into your one car garage from the kitchen. OH!! Lets not forget this house has an automatic garage door opener. How's that for convenience?!!
You have two master bedrooms with their own jacuzzi tubs and stand alone showers on the right and left side of the livingroom. We preferred the master bedroom on the right side because of how the TV is situated, which is right in the front of the bed. In the second master bedroom, the TV is located on the side of the bed. We thought that was kind of odd.
Now to the good part... The Pool.. You'll have your own privately screened patio, chairs, table, and lounge chairs for your pool entertainment and relaxation. A nice long soak in the heated pool/spa is the absolute perfect way to end your day with. Ahhhh...
Summer Bay Resort does NOT provide internet acess nor data ports in their units. With today's technology, it would seem like they would have this. Instead-- if you wanted to access the internet, you would have to go to the nearby library. You are only allowed on 30 minutes per day, per user. It is first come, first served. This issue was an inconvenience and we sincerely hope they will (at the very least) add data ports to their units in the near future.
Our second concern was their onsite putt-putt. It was in such depleted shape. The court was literally falling apart. Again, we hope Summer Bay will take it upon themselves and fix it up. I'm sure many more people would take advantage of this free onsite amenity if only it was in decent shape. Unfortunately, we did not have time to participate in any of their onsite amenities except the Las Vegas Casino Cruise, which should not be missed.
In closing, we were VERY happy with our stay at the Summer Bay Resort. Despite the few faults they had, it did not in no way mar our happiness and satisfaction with them. We would not hesitate to stay with Summer Bay Resort, especially if we have the house exchange again. Because of their one in four year exchange rule, we won't get to experience the enjoyment of staying here again until after this designated time expires. Until then.... May you all have the pleasure in staying with the beautiful Summer Bay Resort.
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by Emily Owens
April 27, 2009
by Laura Z
Somewhere in NJ
September 1, 2006
From journal Disney Area Timeshares and Restaurants
March 24, 2005
From journal Summer Bay Family week in Orlando
FULTON, New York
December 28, 2005
Check-in was a breeze. The staff was very kind and helpful. It was obvious that they were used to accommodating families with small children. The resort had tennis courts, a putt-putt golf course on-site, and an activities center that loaned out sand pails, shovels, tennis rackets, and balls. The activities center also held daily things for people to participate in, such as bingo, "build an ice cream Sunday," etc. It was a great experience.
They provided shuttle service to Disney, and we did spend 1 day at Disney, but next time we probably will save our money and just stay at the resort and do things there. You do need a rental car if you plan on doing more that going to Disney. There is a grocery store on-site, but you would need transportation to tote your purchases back to the resort.
Our accommodations were excellent. We had a spacious one-bedroom with a queen-size sleeper sofa, and for an additional fee, we rented a cot for our granddaughter. There was plenty of room. Our room had a balcony with a table and chairs so you could sit and enjoy the outdoors. We are from New York, so it was great to go where there wasn't any snow and you could actually go outside without a coat. We will definitely return to Summer Bay.
From journal Summer Bay Resort
Sumter, South Carolina
August 20, 2004
From journal Universal Studios and Summer Bay Resort
Gales Ferry, Connecticut
July 8, 2004
From journal Week at Summer Bay
July 31, 2004
From journal Fourth Time Coming Back
ozone park , New York
May 26, 2004
From journal Great Escape to Florida
August 10, 2004
Plenty to do: everything from wave runners to poolsResort Experience:Our condo was very well appointed. They had everything we could need during our stay. Also, around the main pool, they have a tiki bar with anything you could ask for. Even on our days off from the area attractions, there was plenty to do right here at the resort.
From journal Summers Bay Resort
March 9, 2006
From journal Summer Bay - Our Favorite Place