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July 11, 2005
I personally didn't like the decor of the rooms. They reminded me of 1980s Florida. I guess I go for the more Mediterranean style. However, the rooms had great appliances, were incredibly comfortable, and were highly functional. I would recommend staying here to a friend; however, I'd tell them to overlook the decor. The washer and dryer, dishwasher, stove, and ice maker were all very clean and working. The master bedroom had the largest bathtub I have ever seen!
The resort itself is very large and spread out into a series of buildings. If possible, request a room on a high floor. We were on the second floor, so we still had to wait for the elevator, but there were high bushes and trees surrounding our patio, which blocked our view of the pond in the back. The patio was nice, as it was screened in to keep the bugs away and had a ceiling fan.
I was very sick with a cold and enjoyed cozying up on the couch and watching cable while my husband took our two kids down to the pool. The pool was very crowded on Friday night but they had a lot of fun. On Friday evening, they had hotdogs and a magic show, both of which our kids (10 and 12) were disappointed in.
Since the resort is in Kissimmee, there are tons of things to do in the area. Our kids enjoyed miniature golf nearby, but we spent most of the rest of the time around the resort. While we did not partake, I thought one of the best features was the activities available on their lake. There are all sorts of watersport rentals available. They also have tennis courts and offer a variety of tennis lessons.
From journal Orlando: Entertaining Pre-Teens
Overland Park,, Kansas
March 23, 2005
We loved the resort. The pools could have been heated a little more, and we would have loved it even more!!
From journal Another Spring Break in Orlando!
Bismarck, North Dakota
February 1, 2003
The three-bedroom lock-out units are large and well-stocked. The master side, with the full kitchen, is the B unit. The A unit is the smaller side, with the kitchenette. There is no connection between the units other than in the entry foyer, which is large, with a beautiful mural on the walls.
There is a full kitchen, although it's on the small side. One negative is the lack of storage space for supplies. It's well-supplied with cooking utensils. There is a starter package of paper towels, dish-washing soap, coffee packs, and washing-machine soap.
The dining area seats six easily. The living room has a sectional sleeper sofa with a large TV, VCR, and DVD player. There is also a safe.
The master bedroom has a king-sized bed and a large, two-person jacuzzi tub that's wonderful for soaking in after all those miles in the parks! There is also a sink in this area. The bathroom has a large shower and another sink. There is no place to set your toiletries in the shower, unfortunately. There is also a deck that is accessed both through the master bedroom and the living area.
The lock-out side has a kitchenette with a microwave and small fridge. There are also dining utensils in there. There is a bedroom with two double beds, another bath with a tub and shower combination, and a third bedroom/sitting room combination with a TV, small table, two chairs, and a sleeper sofa.
The swimming pool area is beautiful. There are several areas of falling water, which is great for kids. There is an area of zero-entry for tiny tots to play in. There is a well-equipped exercise room. There are several tennis courts and also a golf course. You can use the paddleboats on the lake. Don't miss the free meal on Monday or Tuesday. There are lots of activities for children.
THE PLUSES: Beautiful resort and lovely, large units. Well located, yet very private. Easy to access all the major parks and activities.
THE MINUSES: This can be a plus or a minus, depending on your travel group. The way the lock-out unit is arranged is wonderful for those traveling with older children or adults, as there is a lot of privacy. However, there is no access between the units other than the foyer, which might be frightening for younger children. The master side has only one bedroom and if you wanted your children to sleep on that side with you, they would have to use the sleeper couch.
From journal Star Island Resort
West Chester, Pennsylvania
October 18, 2000
From journal Nude Beach in St. Martin