Posted on April 14, 2022
Orlando is always known as a top vacation destination for families, and a timeshare stay at Marriott's Grande Vista puts visitors in the center of the action.
This gorgeous 164-acre resort boasts plenty of amenities and well-manicured landscaping to help every guest feel like they have escaped to a tropical oasis. Situated on a lake, these Marriott timeshare resales are just a short drive away from SeaWorld, Disney and many other top attractions.
Accommodations at Marriott's Grande Vista are ideal if you want to make an extended stay in Orlando. Luxurious appointments and spacious square footage ensure that everyone has enough elbow room. With several outdoor heated pools and hot tubs as well as a multitude of dining options and a golf course, these Orlando timeshares promise something for every member of the family.
This is a wonderful resort, but it is important to realize that it can feel a little secluded. It's situated off the southern section of International Drive, which is a bustling thoroughfare on its northern end that's loaded with restaurants, stores and attractions. However, those are all a bit removed from the property, which does have the advantage of making the resort particularly tranquil.
With no shuttle service offered to major attractions in the area, it's wise for people to rent a car or bring their own car if they plan to stay here. Sea World is the closest major attraction but reaching others like Disney World or Universal Studios Orlando isn't a problem.
This is a massive property, but every inch of it is well-maintained. Lawns are flawlessly manicured, and you'll enjoy shade from towering palm trees and the soothing sounds of several water fountains. A large lake is found on the resort with the buildings surrounding the body of water. Colorful shades of brown, white and salmon predominate on the building exteriors.
The resort boasts more than 1,600 rooms, but with so much space, it's unlikely to ever feel crowded. Plus, there are multiple facilities, pools and restaurants on site, so you won't see all of the guests trying to congregate in a single spot.
The lobby is designed to manage large crowds. Its high ceilings help to minimize noise and an abundance of check-in desks keeps things flowing even during the busiest seasons.
Overall, this is a laid-back and casual property that has plenty to recommend for families on vacation.
These Marriott timeshare resales are a wonderful choice for families who want to enjoy a few days at their resort without having to wander farther afield. In fact, this property seems purposely designed to be self-contained for those who are anticipating longer stays.
You'll have several options for dining. In addition to a sweets shop and a Pizza Hut Express, there's a casual poolside bar and grill. A more upscale experience is offered at the restaurant in the golf club. It's still fairly casual and is a good place to enjoy a breakfast buffet, lunch or dinner.
Speaking of the golf club, it features a nine-hole course as well as a 35-acre practice area. Enthusiasts will want to sign up for lessons from one of the Marriott Golf Academy's pros. There's even a pro shop on site in case you need to add to your golf gear.
Families who enjoy swimming will be thrilled with the variety here. There's a lap pool for adults looking to fit in a workout as well as three additional heated outdoor pools. One of these is particularly large and features waterfalls. Next to this is a splash pool for little ones.
Hot tubs and a sauna building are found near the pools, but if you're really looking to relax and get away from it all, book a service at the spa. This luxurious facility provides body wraps, scrubs, facials, massages and more. With a steam room and a shop selling spa products, you could spend an entire day here.
Active guests are bound to enjoy the fitness center. In keeping with the size of the overall resort, the exercise room is particularly well equipped with dozens of machines for weight training and cardio. Free weights are available too. If you prefer to get active in the fresh air, then the lake is the place to be. This is where you can rent fishing gear and paddle boats.
The Boathouse is found next to the lake, and it's a popular gathering spot for many guests. Featuring billiards tables, ping pong and more, the Boathouse might become your favorite amenity. Nearby, you'll discover Sandy Point Beach where you can play sand volleyball or snuggle up with your loved ones around a fire pit. Grills and covered picnic tables sit nearby when you want to prepare an al fresco meal.
Visit the Marketplace when you are in need of wine, beer, snacks, frozen meals and a variety of to-go food choices. Sundries and clothing are offered as well. Other on-site amenities include a game room and a laundry room as well as an activity center especially for kids where they can participate in crafts and games and use the indoor playground.
Spacious, clean and well-appointed, the rooms and villas at Marriott's Grande Vista are designed with comfort and relaxation in mind. Timeshare options include Standard Rooms with a king-sized bed and a sleeper sofa in addition to villas that have one, two or three private bedrooms.
Standard hotel-style rooms measure approximately 412 square feet, which is pretty generous when compared with most hotel rooms. In keeping with this theme, villas may be anywhere from 884 square feet for the one-bedroom villas up to 1,710 square feet for the largest.
The décor with which you will be surrounded will vary somewhat depending upon which room type you choose. However, rest assured that all of the interior design is tasteful. Dark wood furniture of surprisingly good quality, light earth tones and white walls all make for a soothing atmosphere. Welcome highlights of colors are brought in through throw pillows, bed throws and breezy, beach-inspired artwork.
If you opt for a Standard Room, you'll have a kitchenette that boasts a mini-fridge, microwave, coffee maker, granite counter and sink. Villas include full kitchens with all of the amenities, including a dishwasher. You might also choose a villa if you want a washer and dryer set in the unit and an oversize whirlpool tub.
Each unit at Marriott's Grande Vista also includes a screened-in patio or balcony. These are furnished with chairs and a table, and the views of the grounds are really refreshing.