LJ was scheduled to visit Orlando for a conference, so we looked into staying in a hotel. Well since prices were expensive, we looked into a timeshare. I contacted RCI (Resort Condominiums International) to see if something was available...as luck would have it, there was a cancellation. So we ended up staying at a resort facility at a fraction of the price of a hotel. As soon as we checked in, we found the service to be top notch. Quick and efficient front desk and a very nice (large) room. We would recommend this hotel to others as I'm sure they'll enjoy it just as much as we did.
Unique Quality: We stayed in The Fountains two-bedroom villa and found it to be a very spacious and beautifully appointed vacation home (eventhough it was in the older section of the resort). Our condo came with a sofa bed in the living room, dining area with seating for six, breakfast bar with seating for two, fully equipped kitchen, refrigerator with icemaker, dishwasher, microwave, range/oven, toaster, coffee maker and blender, washer and dryer, three color TVs (one in each bedroom and one in the living room with VCR and stereo CD player), master bedroom with king bed, whirlpool tub in master bedroom, two double beds in guest room, private patio/balcony & sleeps up to eight guests.
The resort itself has seven outdoor swimming pools (three saunas and steam rooms), fully equipped fitness centers, eight outdoor whirlpool spas, four children's playgrounds, three game rooms, a General Store/Gift Shop, 13 lighted tennis courts (nine clay; four DecoTurf II), 18-hole miniature golf course (handicap accessible), poolside chair massage, Kiddie Mall (all items under $5), a Resort photographer, onsite wedding planner and florist, Surrey bike rental, Personal Training Services, full-service tennis pro shop, basketball courts, shuffleboard courts, volleyball courts, bicycle rental, videotape rental library, tanning and massage therapy services, sports and leisure equipment rental, business center (M - F, 9am - 5pm) as well as restaurants on the grounds.
Directions: At the intersection of I-4 and Hwy. 535 (Exit 68)...we stayed in the Fountains section of the resort (Condo #1410).