Best Things Nearby:
Disney, shopping, and restaurants.
Best Things About the Resort:
Pools and spas. They had pools and playgrounds that were featured by age groups: toddlers, juniors, and adults. There was also a lake with water floatations that look like icebergs. They were there for residents to climb and jump from. There were also paddle boats, jetskis, and life jackets, which could be rented to use while in the lake.
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.
- Unit Type: 1 Bedroom
- Activities: Excellent
- Amenities: Excellent
- Unit Satisfaction: Excellent
- Family Friendliness: Excellent
- Service: Excellent