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Universal 3.5 mi/SeaWorld1.5mi/Disney7mi/ConvCtr.75mi/BabyItems/FreeParking

Bedrooms 3
Half Baths1
Space 1,800 sq ft
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Townhome, 3 Bedrooms, 3.5 Baths, (Sleeps 6 plus 1 infant in a crib)

Welcome to our three bedroom, three and one-half bath Tuscan-themed townhome in Vista Cay Resort, which we purchased new in 2007, providing three levels of privacy, luxury, and comfort. Our near 1800 square ft. townhome is professionally decorated and luxuriously appointed focusing on the comfort of the guests who frequent it. Custom features include decorative painting, extra curtains, and ceiling fans added throughout. For the utmost comfort also included are two king master suites. Both king beds have brand new August 2016 premium pillowtop mattresses. The living room set is brand new May 2018 and brand new plush carpet in May 2018 throughout.

One master suite is located on the first floor and has French doors leading out to a patio. The other Master suite is located on the third floor and includes a walk-in closet. The third bedroom has two single beds with premium pillowtop mattresses and is located across from the master suite on the third floor with generous spacing between the two for privacy. Each spacious bedroom has its own private luxuriously decorated bathroom. All bedrooms include a brand new November 2015 28 inch HD smart TV and DVD player. A hair dryer is included in each bedroom. Ceiling fans were added to all bedrooms. Enjoy the Play Station 3 console and games (plays most PS2 games) and Wii game system and games. We also have a security system, secure keyless entry system, and provide a safe (fits most laptops) for your use.

The second floor boasts a large living area with an open floor plan and large windows to allow for a lot of lighting. The large great room area leads to an 8-foot sliding glass door that opens to a balcony overlooking the patio below and a spacious grassy area. The great room is nicely decorated in bright tropical colors. For your enjoyment, the living room has a brand new November 2015 55 inch HD smart TV with blu-ray DVD player and stereo system. Hi-Definition cable services are included with access to 250 channels and high speed cable wired and high speed Wi-Fi internet. New: Brighthouse Movie Pass premium channels in the living area. Also included in your rental is free calls to the US, Canada and Puerto Rico. There is a full size kitchen with Corian countertops, cherry cabinets, and all appliances, including a double refrigerator with an ice maker and a water dispenser. The kitchen is fully equipped to create a wonderful meal! We even provide the electric kettle and tea pot for the perfect cup of tea!

In addition to a regular 12 cup coffee pot, we have added a Keurig if you would like to bring your favorite K-cup pods.

Included in your rental is a hotel quality compact crib with 4' innerspring mattress, Graco pack'n play with bassinet and changer and mattress pad, 2 bed rails, Fisher Price Rainforest high chair, dining booster seat, two stair gates with installation hardware at the top of each stairs (can be removed and used as a tension gate at the bottom of the stairs), a full size stroller and a compact stroller. New: September 2016: Step 2 Party Time Kitchen with dishes and play food perfect for creative play for all little ones.

For the traveler who does not like the hot car, likes to store golfing equipment, or the business traveler who has displays, a one-car garage is included that fits a medium sized car (this is in addition to the 1800 square feet of living space). There is also parking for an another car in the omni-stone driveway and an overflow parking lot just behind the townhome. A full-size washer and dryer, an ironing board and iron, and all towels and linens are included, as well as beach towels.

Vista Cay is a gated community providing a world of recreational experiences and featuring a state of the art clubhouse which offers amenities for every traveler to include: a resort-style pool with multi-level deck space, children's play area, spa, and sports court; game room; fitness center; theater; internet library; pool bar; convenience store. Relax and enjoy the gorgeous landscaping as you walk around the beautiful Lake Cay where you can get a view of the Nation's second largest convention center.

Universal Boulevard surrounds this 1500-acre master planned development and International Drive is only one-half mile away. For the person who loves to golf, across the street is Shingle Creek Golf Course and there are 20 golf courses within 10 miles. Universal Studios is only 3 miles away, Sea World and Aquatica only 1 mile, and Disney World only 6 to 8 miles. You can get almost anywhere within 10 minutes. There is a Publix and a Chinese restaurant, NYPD Pizza with full bar area, Subway, Dunkin' Donuts, and hair and nails salon across the street! A Walgreens is also right next door.

We have a professional manager to assist you if needed during your stay. Come visit us and see for yourself!

We are constantly updating our townhome. The townhome was freshly painted,. New plush carpet was installed and the living room furniture was upgraded May 2018. Bedding and linens are continually replaced and have been upgraded. Brand New August 2016: Luxury King pillow top mattresses in both King master suites with new luxury pillows and linens. New Comforter set in 1st floor King master.. In November, 2015 we replaced all TV's with HD smart TV's including a new stereo system with Blu-Ray DVD player in living area. We visit our townhome often to replace, refresh, and do additional cleaning. Our goal is for our townhome to always look like new and be the cleanest townhome in Vista Cay!


Keywords: Luxury Townhome Apartment Condo Baby Items Child Friendly Theme Parks Convention Center Universal Disney Sea World International Drive I-Drive Shopping Dining Crib High Chair Stroller Baby Gates Pack'n Play Bed Rails Video Games Wi-Fi Smart TV Garage Laundry Area

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Sandy Janus
Member since: 2007
Speaks english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
June 24, 2018

About Sandy Janus

My husband and are retired and now reside in Florida. I was a stay at home mother and completed my education as an adult. I was fortunate to then practice as a school psychologist/behavior analyst/autism consultant in the Public School System for 15 years. My husband, Rick, practiced as an engineer/MBA in the railroad industry for 39 years. We love Florida and take very good care of our townhome there, and always keep it within the highest standards for our guests. Our guests are very important to us! We love spending time with our grandchildren--they are the highlight of our lives! We also love to travel and are just trying to take time to realize our priorities and 'smell the roses.'

Sandy Janus purchased this townhome in 2007

Why Sandy Janus chose Orlando

We absolutely love Vista Cay! We purchased this property after visiting Disney World in February and seeing the beautiful roses blooming in Epcot Center. We are originally from Pennsylvania, and sometimes February can be quite gloomy with the weather there. We came home and started looking for 'a place in the sun.' Vista Cay provides a great location with its central location to Disney, Universal, Sea World, and Aquatica; it is also very close to International Drive with its many restaurants, shopping areas, and festivities. We love being part of the rental industry in the vacation capital of the world.

What makes this townhome unique

We love having our coffee in the morning on the balcony or patio and then taking a walk around the beautifully landscaped lake. We love children and that is why we decided to provide baby items and game systems for our guests use without additional charges.

We also love to dine at Bahama Breeze on International Drive. The Publix next store is a wonderful place, as they sell about everything, and the staff there are so friendly. We really enjoy the Chinese Restaurant and the NYPD Pizza within the Publix Plaza. It is great to just be able to walk over there in a couple of minutes and sit down and have a meal when we don't feel like driving anywhere. NYPD Pizza has a full bar as well. We love the nice assortments of wines that Publix offers. There is a Walgreen's next door which is open until midnight to buy items when you are returning late from the parks. A full service hair and nail salon is within walking distance near the Walgreens. Vista Cay Resort is the only short term rental community in Orange County. International Drive is less than a mile with its many restaurants, entertainment, and shopping opportunities.

Guestbook comments from the owner

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!!
May 2014
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Accommodation and Amenities for this vacation townhome rental in Orlando, Florida

Property Type:
  • townhome
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 21
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Resort
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Baby Gate
  • soaps basic
  • Broadband Access ...
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fitness Room / Equipment ...
  • Free Local Calls
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • restaurant dining guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Safe
  • Security System
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • cold water dispenser
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
  • 3 Full Size Bathooms (each bedroom has an ensuite bathroom). One half bath in living area.
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Two King size beds with brand new August 2016 Premium Pillow-Top Mattresses and lots of premium pillows and new linens. Two Twin Beds with Premium Pillow-Top Mattresses and lots of premium pillows. Each bedroom has a brand new November 2015 28 inch HD Smart TV and DVD player with over 230 channels. Each bedroom has a full ensuite bathroom. Also two bed rails available; Baby Crib - Hotel quality compact crib with 4' innerspring mattress and safety features; Graco Pack'n Play with bassinet and mattress pad; 2 bed rails; 2 stair gates with installation hardware at the top of each stairs (can be removed and used as a tension gate at the bottom of the stairs); child step stool; full size stroller; compact stroller. Brand New Carpet in 3rd Floor Master and Twin Bedroom, May 2018.
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room ...
  • Games ...
  • games kids
  • Pool Table ...
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Game Console ...
  • Video Games ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Gated Community
  • Golf ...
  • Lanai / Gazebo ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • patio stone/concrete
  • Porch Furniture
  • unscreened porch/lanai
  • Walkway to Water
  • Yard
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub ...
  • Spa Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
  • Staff
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • swimming
Safe (fits most laptops), Security System, Very Secure Keyless Entry System--specific code for each stay. Baby items are included with rental. Ceiling Fans throughout were added; 10,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse with pool, children's pool, covered lanai; movie theater; games room; DVD rentals; concierge service; sports court; pool bar; overlooks lake with beautifully landscaped walkway; Convenience Store at Clubhouse; Next to Publix and Walgreens, NYPD Pizza, Subway and Chinese Restaurant (all within walking distance). Townhome has been recently painted, platinum living room suite, plush carpeting throughout, brand new king luxury pillow top mattresses August 2016 with new linens and pillows. Brand new 55 inch smart TV, blu ray DVD player and stereo system in living area November 2015 and 28 in. Smart HD TV's in each bedroom. Continual process of upgrading as needed. Our goal is for our townhome to always look new and be the cleanest townhome at Vista Cay.


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average rating of 4.9466667 based on 98 reviews
Carmel, IN USA

Baby friendly & perfect for Universal Orlando

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location for a visit to Universal Orlando. We traveled with my mother and our 6 month old daughter, plus our two boys ages 11 and 15. I was easily able to drive back mid-day from Universal for a break with the baby while my husband and boys stayed at the parks. The owners provided all the baby essentials - crib, pack 'n play, high chair, strollers, and more. Everything was clean and in working a nice gated community close to grocery, restaurants, and other tourist attractions (besides Universal). We were very comfortable and would definitely stay again. The owners were easily reached when we had a minor issue with the door code - which was handled very quickly. Overall - great place! :)

  • Submitted: 7-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much, Connie, for your wonderful review. We are delighted that you were able to make use of all the baby items, which we provide at no extra cost, and enjoy the convenience of the location to travel back and forth to Universal. We are also conveniently located to Sea World, Disney, and the many festivities on International Drive. We enjoyed accommodating your lovely family for your after cruise vacation. Thanks for staying with us and we look forward to accommodating you again when you return to the area. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Columbia SC

Wonderful Family Getaway!!

  • 5 of 5

Everything as advertised. Plush, clean and spacious. Plenty of room for 6 people. Kitchen has everything you need. Pool and clubhouse were wonderful. Close to everything and a Publix right next door. Quiet location. Don't hesitate to pick this unit!!

  • Submitted: 17-Apr-2009
  • Stayed: April 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much Shannon for your very nice review. We also loved having you as guests. Please return when you visit the Orlando area again!
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Once again a great stay!

  • 5 of 5

This is the 2nd time we have stayed in this condo, and it is just as wonderful as the 1st time. Everything was beautiful and it was the perfect place to relax and wind down after a day at the trade show at the conference center.

  • Submitted: 15-May-2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Linda, for staying with us once again and for your review. We are always pleased when our guests come back as it s the best compliment. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to hearing from you for your next convention or visit to the area. It was a pleasure accommodating you once again! All the best, Sandy and Rick
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This property was perfect.....

  • 5 of 5

The unit had everything we needed. With each guest room having it's own bathroom made it very easy at the end of a long day for all of us. We'd definitely stay here again....

  • Submitted: 4-May-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Judy, Thanks so much for your kind comments. We are glad that you enjoyed the spaciousness and privacy our townhome provides with its unique layout and ensuite bathrooms. That is why we chose this model when purchasing. You were perfect guests and we would love to accommodate you once again should you return to the area. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Great location and amenities

  • 5 of 5

We loved staying here. Close to everything, the pool is great, the condo comfortable and fully stocked. And the owner was great to deal with. Thanks Sandy!

  • Submitted: 22-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Jodi, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. We are glad you and your family enjoyed the comfort of the townhome and community pool. We also loved accommodating you and communicating with you throughout. We hope to hear from you once again should you return to the area. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Clean, convenient, safe

  • 5 of 5

We met our son, daughter-in-law and 8 year old grandson in Orlando and used this condo as home base. It was perfect. The layout with bedrooms on the first and third floors was ideal. We never heard a sound from the third floor or from any neighbors. It is very convenient with Dunkin Donuts and Publix in walking distance. 15 minutes to the parks. The unit itself was thoughtfully stocked with everyday items and was clean, as well as the grounds of the entire complex. Very happy with our stay.

  • Submitted: 13-Apr-2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks, Cynthia, for your very nice review. We bought this townhome brand new and chose this model rather than a condo model because of the layout. There are three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, which are nicely spaced for privacy. We also loved that there is an additional 1/2 bath in the living area. This is exclusive to the townhome model. In addition to the Publix and Dunkin Donuts you mention next door, there is a Chinese restaurant, number one rated Beth’s Burger Bar, Subway, NYPD pizza with a full bar, a gym, hair salon, nail salon, barber, and a Walgreen’s all within walking distance. International Drive with many restaurants, shopping, and festivities is within a mile of our townhome and is a short drive to all the parks. We find this location second to none. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to make use of extra amenities we provide. We enjoyed accommodating your family and hope you return next time you visit the Orlando area. All the best, Sandy and Rick
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Orlando International
Nearest Barpub
NYPD Pizza, also bar at main pool on site
Nearest Golf
0.25 Miles
Shingle Creek Golf Course
Nearest Train
8 Miles
Nearest Motorway
0.5 Miles
Universal Boulevard and 528
Nearest Restaurant
NYPD Pizza and Chinese Restaurant
Nearest Beach
58 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

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! 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.


Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this vacation townhome rental in Orlando, Florida

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
High Season
Jun 16 2018 - Aug 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 21 2018 - Sep 5 2018
3 night minimum stay
Value Season
Sep 6 2018 - Sep 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 2018 - Oct 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2018 - Nov 21 2018
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 22 2018 - Dec 2 2018
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 3 2018 - Dec 17 2018
3 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 18 2018 - Jan 5 2019
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Jan 6 2019 - Apr 11 2019
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Apr 12 2019 - Apr 28 2019
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Apr 29 2019 - May 31 2019
3 night minimum stay
High Season
Jun 1 2019 - Aug 23 2019
5 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Aug 24 2019 - Sep 2 2019
5 night minimum stay
Value Season
Sep 3 2019 - Sep 30 2019
3 night minimum stay
Mid Season
Oct 1 2019 - Oct 31 2019
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Nov 1 2019 - Nov 20 2019
5 night minimum stay
High Season
Nov 21 2019 - Dec 1 2019
5 night minimum stay
Low Season
Dec 2 2019 - Dec 16 2019
5 night minimum stay
Holiday Season
Dec 17 2019 - Jan 6 2020
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
5 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Damage Waiver Fee C$70.33 + Tax
Clean Fee C$130.04 + Tax

Minimum stays are 3 to 7 nights and may vary for specific weeks. Exit clean fee of $95. Tax is 12.5%. Ask about shorter stays when a gap is available or when last minute availability occurs.

Cancellations before 60 days of date of arrival will receive a 100 percent refund; 60 days to 30 days, cancellation will result in loss of 1/2 of rental cost. Cancellation 30 days or less of date of arrival will result in loss of 100 percent of rental cost. If we are able to re-rent the days, we are willing to refund any rental amount collected up to the
loss of funds for cancellation minus a $100 processing fee. Exit clean fee and damage waiver fee by owner are 100 percent refundable.

Damage waiver fee does not cover malicious damage, extra cleaning, pets, or smoking on the property. If any of this occurs, you will be responsible for any related costs by agreeing to the terms and conditions.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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