Loved Summer Bay
Great 2 room Villa................Very nice, with everything you need and a great full kitchen. When the night was over there was plenty of TV's (each bedroom and the living room) for everyone to be happy and relax. The hot tubs and pools were great! The only thing bad, is the water did not get hot in the bathtubs and showers. I read this in another review also. They need to figure that out as they are still expanding. The lake and activities were GREAT! I was also treated well by all the staff. My entire family loved Summer Bay.
Will I go back???
Probably as an owner!!!!!
Fantastic stay at Summer Bay
Arrived 1-24-04 @ 1:00 PM--check-in time was 4:00 They checked us in with no hassles. We had a 2 BR/ 2 Bath which was absolutely perfect. Plenty of room for up to 8 persons. We had a third floor room overlooking a beautiful and very well heated pool and hot tub. Although the weather was cool (highs in the 60's) the pool felt great. We had to call maintenance for an accident we had in the kitchen. (the enclosure for the light fixture fell and broke) Maintenance was there in 20 minutes and replaced it with no questions asked. Only 10 minutes to Disney and 20 minutes to Universal. Everything was spotless and very well maintained. Everyone was Very Friendly and made our 7 day stay a very enjoyable one. Will be returning soon.
pretty good time
My family of 5 stayed at the Summer Bay Resort last March 2003. The first 1 bedroom unit we were put in smelled like cigarette smoke terribly. We asked for another room and eventually got it. The new room smelled better, but was a very small 1 bedroom unit. It was in the older section of the summer bay resort. There was no jacuzzi tub and a very small kitchen. We enjoyed the pool, and our kids loved all the childrens activities that were available. The sales pitch was nerve racking. We had no intentions on buying one and we stayed firm the entire time. But the pressure was on...bigtime. At least 3 other people besides our salesman came over and tried to offer us different prices, deals, etc. But once the sales meeting is over, you can enjoy the rest of your vacation. One other little hint, if you're planning on spending the day at the pool, get your chair early. They fill up fast and you have to sit on the concrete. Oh you also can pay $$ for different activities in the lake. Its like $10 bucks just to swim in it for the day. I think it should be free. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and would go back.
Much better than expected
After reading several mixed reviews from your website over the last few months, we were not sure just what to expect from this resort. I am very happy to say that our one bedroom condo was well appointed and quite comfortable for my husband and me during our week long stay. I will add however, that these accommodations may have been a bit cramped if four adults attempted to share this same space. As for the resort staff, we found each and everyone to be quite friendly and helpful. If you are interested in golf, Summer Bay Resort is situated only a short distance from several public and semiprivate facilities. We feel very confident in recommending this resort to others. We hope you enjoy your stay as much as we enjoyed ours.
Hotel stay not resort
My wife set up the arrangement with the salesperson on the phone for this vacation package that included setting in on some timeshare sales pitchs. I was under the understanding that we would be staying at the Summer Bay Resort itself and was supprised to find that we would be staying at the Summer Bay Inn. Bad, Start to begin with. The next moring we went over for the pitch. Our salesperson was nice but it took forever to get to the tour of the resort. The tour was very good and the resort very beautiful. It lacks some things that I like to have had there, horseshoes, handball, and racketball. I find out later that if you want to golf you have to do somewhere else, but they give you coupons, Wow how generious. Also, Some other attivities you may want to do will cost you more money, boating, bicycles, etc. I guess what I amd saying here is for what you are charged for maintencen fees let along for your condo these sould be included. Then at the end when we decided not to buy it took again forever to convience them "NO". We had to be there at 7:00 A. M. but they didn't let us go untill 11:00. Anyhow, Be advised you do pay $2.00 for the use of the resort SO USE IT. My wife and I spent a very nice evening in the hot tub and swimming pool. If you decide to not buy make sure to be STRONG with your NO otherwise get lunch there also. LOL
I highly recommend this resort!
I recently read a negative review of an Orlando area hotel which spilled over onto Summer Bay. I responded to it to set the record straight, and I'm entering my opinion here as well, just for the record. My family stayed in the resort last spring. We had a wonderful time. Summer Bay Resort in Kissimmee, FL, is beautiful, manicured, quiet, safe, and most assuredly family-oriented. The units are superb. The staff was professional, friendly, courteous, and eager to accomodate. Our tour was less than 90 minutes. Our salesman, Phil Maluck, was low-key, but friendly, knowledgeable, and professional. The sales manager, Gary Ulewicz, was also low-key, personable, professional, and courteous. We've been on dozens of these tours over the years, and this one was definitely among the most low-pressure we've experienced. The child-care facility was clean and well-kept. All the facilities at this resort were first-class. Trying hard to come up with even one negative is hard--the only possibility is probably remedied by now--last year they had no lights on the tennis court. Big woo. I've been to and stayed at many resorts over the years. I am an owner at another resort. Summer Bay at Kissimmee (Clermont) is among the best of the best. It's a bit farther out than some, but for now that keeps the pricing more competetive. Besides, the way the area is growing, it's location will end up in "the middle of town" before long. The highest recommendation I can offer is this: I intend to purchase a unit at Summer Bay on this trip if there is any way at all I can swing it. Don't believe any nay-sayers. Jim Dixon Chattanooga, TN firstname.lastname@example.org
Bait and Switch
The salesman was all smiles and pushy. But, the hook, a 7 Day Mediteranian cruise, seemed worth the trouble. NOT !! The time came to schedule the cruise. OOPs, NO cruises were scheduled for the entire year. I was the first to ask. BUT, we have a nice Carribean cruise. I called the staff at Ocean Club Cruises and was told they don't have a Med cruise and aren't planning to schedule one. I have been getting the runaround for 2 months and still don't have a clue when or if a cruise will be available.
we are travelling april o4 after the easter holidays but l am still reading different things about how crowded it will be. The price of the hoilday dropped those weeks so l am hoping it means that its a bit quieter also we are staying in a condo at Summer Bay Resort does anyone have info on that. Many thanks