"This is our second time renting from Anthony and the process was still smooth as ever. It's been two long years and this stay we were greeted with some updated amenities; flat screen lcd tv in living room (not that we used it much), new couch, new dining table, and new bedspreads. One thing I would like to point out is that the king size mattress in the master bedroom is getting a little long in the tooth. One side is collapsed a bit, and you feel as if you have to climb out of a slight hole if you try to move closer to the opposite side. The memory foam topper doesn't help much for this. And we also wished again, see prior review, for some large plastic bowls to put fresh fruit in, or popcorn, or whatnot. The one glass bowl is certainly not childproof, and is not enough. But alas, these aren't deal breakers at all and we will continue to be customers of Anthony's in the future as the condo in general is kept in good repair and you just can't beat the location, or the view! How would you like to be overlooking a lake and watch an alligator crawl up onto the shore to sun him or her self? We saw one just as we were about to "check out" and I grabbed a picture or two as my 8 yr old daughter stood in awe from the safety of our balcony. To be honest, the alligator crawled up well away from any of the actual buildings at Vista Cay. As they say in real estate, "Location, Location, Location". Here's a quick rundown of amenities and approx. time / distances (all estimates without traffic, and depending on time of year, traffic can be quite heavy):
Isles of Cay Commons pool (50-75 yds), Main Vista Cay pool and main clubhouse / gift shop / bar (1/4 mile walk on a beautiful lakefront sidewalk), Publix / Universal Liquors / Dunkin' Donuts / NYPD Pizza (the BEST in Orlando) (1/8 mile walk or drive), Walgreens (as someone we talked to pointed out, this one has no pharmacy) (1/2 mile walk or drive), Convention Center (1 mile), the "heart" of I-Drive (2 miles), SeaWorld (10 mins), Disney (20 mins), Universal Studios (15 mins), Orlando MCO International airport (15 mins), Grills Seafood Deck and Tiki Bar in Port Canaveral (waterfront next to a cruise ship terminal) (50 mins), and Lori Wilson Park in Cocoa Beach (excellent easy beach access with bathrooms!) (1 hour).
This condo is Pirate approved! Arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!!!!!!"
Date of Stay: March 2015
Review Submitted: April 5, 2015