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African Paradise Vacation Rental -Pool/Disney/Univ/Lake/Golf-Vista Cay

Bedrooms 3
Space 2,097 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Condo, 3 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Quoted as one of the best condos on the resort. Also awarded the 'excellent' rating.

Spacious Master Bedroom

- Plush King-sized bed with dual side tables and lamps

- 37' flat panel cable HDTV and DVD that sits atop a matching full length dresser

- Enjoy the view of the spectular lake and fireworks from your bedroom or step out onto the oversized lanai/balcony through the adjoining living room

Guest Bedroom Highlights

- Second Junior Master also has a King-sized bed

- Guest Bedroom has two Full-Sized beds

- Den has one Queen Sized Sofa bed

- All the bedrooms have a clock/radio/alarm/mp3, full length mirror and closet space

- These rooms also feature a 37' flat panel, cable, HDTV and DVD

- All beds (Master and other rooms) are outfitted with the finest 500 TC linens and fabrics. Extra sheets provided as well

Master Bathroom

- Large, spacious and private

- Full-size stand up shower (glass enclosed) adjacent to a full size tub

- Huge double vanity and separate toilet area

Guest Bathroom

- Has a similar setting as the Master Bathroom but with a combination tub/shower and single vanity

Living Room Highlights

- Large Living and entertaining areas offer a sumptuous seating area plus contemporary furnishings

- Blue Ray DVD on the 50' Plasma TV - priceless family entertainment

- A stereo system is added for your further enjoyment

Dining Room Highlights

- Beautiful 6-seater table with leather chairs that adds to the prestige of your vacation

Laundry Room

- The Laundry room is fully equipped with washer, dryer and ironing facilities

Kitchen Highlights

- Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops features a 26 cf side-by-side fridge equipped with water and ice; ultra-quiet dishwasher; self-cleaning oven with smooth top range and a built-in microwave. The Kitchen also features a coffee maker, kettle, toaster, blender and garbage disposal

This Orlando condo also offers a free local calls telephone system to guests and is also fitted with a combination lock for your extra convenience and safety

2 Umbrella Strollers; 1 Child Dining Chair Booster Seat available for use

Luxurious towels, hair dryers provided as well as beach towels for your added convenience

Special Features

- 10 ft ceilings

- Top floor, corner unit, south facing (no neighbors above)

- Stunning views of lake and fireworks at SeaWorld

- Largest floor plan at Vista Cay with professionally decorated interior; immaculately maintained

- Air conditioning/ceiling fans

- Wireless, high speed, secured internet

- 500 TC high quality linens and towels

- Ideal for business or leisure travelers

- Perfectly placed besides the gated 10,000 sq ft. clubhouse and pool. The popular club house at Vista Cay offers: terraced resort pool; spa pool and hot tub; kiddie pool; fitness room; flexible meeting rooms; concierge services; sports court; internet library; games room and theater

- Oversized patio with loveseat, coffee table, 1 chair and another set of 1 table and 2 matching chairs

-'Harbor Square' which will be located at the entrance to Vista Cay will have an exciting combination of retail shopping, dining, social gathering places and cinemas. Publix supermarket already open for business

- Prime Location - minutes to Orlando International Airport, Disney World, Seaworld, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Gatorland, designer outlet malls, International Drive, Wonderworks, world renowned restaurants and walking distance to Publix supermarket, Orange County Convention Center and Golf at Shingle Creek Resort. 60 minutes away from Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center

This is to confirm that the photos of our condo are true pictures that depict our condo and the contents therein and are not that of a model home. All pictures of the inside of our condo and the patio by Erika Lauren Photography.

Please note that trucks, commercial vehicles, campers, mobile homes, recreational vehicles, motor homes, house trailers, trailers of every other description, boats, jet skis (or other similar watercraft) boat and other watercraft trailers, horse trailers or vans shall not be permitted to be parked or to be stored at any place on the property, or on the Vista Cay resort.

Also, please be advised that the home that you are renting is located within a condominium which contains certain amenities and common areas (including but not limited to the swimming pool, gym, elevators, sauna, alarm system, etc…) which may from time to time not be fully functional or operational or may be under repair as managed by the building administration such that the use of these areas and/or amenities may be unavailable or limited during your stay in the condo. In this context, while we recognize and regret any resulting inconvenience to our guests, the owner of the home will not be responsible for any such events of outage or unavailability and shall have no responsibility or obligation to grant any discount or refund of any of the rental fee as a result of any such circumstances.


HURRICANE OR STORM POLICY – No refunds will be given unless:

• The state or local authorities order mandatory evacuations in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning area' and/or

• A 'mandatory evacuation order has been given for the Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning' area of residence of a vacationing guest.

• The day that the authorities order a mandatory evacuation order in a 'Tropical Storm/Hurricane Warning,' area, we will refund:

o Any unused portion of rent from a guest currently registered;

o Any unused portion of rent from a guest that is scheduled to arrive, and wants to shorten the stay, to come in after the Hurricane Warning is lifted; and

o Any advance rents collected or deposited for a reservation that is scheduled to arrive during the 'Hurricane Warning' period.

Keywords: Lake View Condo, 3 bedroom, 2 bath, Vista Cay, Next to clubhouse/pool, Disney, Universal Studios, Orlando, Florida, Shingle Creek Golf, Orange County Convention Center

More Details

Property Manager
Alvina Fernandes
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 9, 2017

About Alvina Fernandes

We're a family of 6 with 4 young children so it's anyone's guess why we chose Orlando as our second home. We reside in southern Ontario and try as much as possible to travel to our condo whenever the children are on school holidays. Our penthouse is also our vacation home and we take great pride in sharing it with our guests.

Alvina Fernandes purchased this condo in 2009

Why Alvina Fernandes chose Central/Disney/Orlando Area

We always knew that Florida would be a place to have our second home, especially considering that we reside in the cold north. This is a place we want to travel to during our winter months when we finally retire and as well a place where our children and theirs could enjoy their vacations at. Besides that, we are only a couple of hours away by air from Buffalo so this was another plus in choosing Orlando. We chose Vista Cay in Orlando because it's central to everything we would ever need. We're an hour from the beaches and being centrally located, we can travel to any destination we want to in Orlando.

What makes this condo unique

Vista Cay is an upscale resort. Their standards are very high and their grounds are always immaculate. We love the fact that it's also a gated community thus giving you a sense of security. I love the lake and the view from our condo. We always wanted a view of the water at our second home and the lake is a welcome sight. At night, we can also view the fireworks from SeaWorld on our balcony. Our children enjoy the heated pool when we return from a long day out at the parks or they can watch a movie in the theatre room or play at any of the games table. There is so much to do at the resort that you don't even need to step out of the site at all.

Guestbook comments from the manager

We stayed at this condo for 5 nights in July and everything about our stay was impeccable. The condo is beautifully decorated, spacious, and very clean. It felt like home. We had everything we needed for our stay. Kitchen supplies, linens, even beach towels and toys for our little one. The owner was very pleasant to work with and everything from start to finish was seamless. We look forward to staying here whenever we are in Orlando. Thank you so much for a great stay.
Jul 2016
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Orlando Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2097 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Beach ...
  • Downtown ...
  • Lake ...
  • Lake View
  • Lakefront ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Waterfront
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Free Local Calls
  • Gym
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking On Street
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Water Cooler
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • King size beds (2) Pillow top mattresses with mattress and pillow covers; top quality 500 TC sheets, Double Beds (2) Pillow top mattresses with mattress and pillow covers; top quality 500 TC sheets, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) 1 Queen Plush Sofa Bed; top quality 500 TC sheets
  • Books
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • MP3 Dock
  • Music Library
  • Pool Table
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Beach Towels
  • Beach Umbrellas
  • Deck Furniture
  • Fully Fenced Property
  • Gated Community
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Porch Furniture
  • Small Cooler
  • Unscreened Porch / Veranda
  • Walkway to Water
  • Water Sports Gear
  • Groups
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Senior Adults Only Community
  • Singles
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Communal Pool ...
  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Shared Hot Tub
  • Spa Whirlpool
  • Whirlpool
Onsite Services:
  • Car Available
  • Concierge
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shelling
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • deepsea fishing
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • jet skiing
  • paragliding
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • surf fishing
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
Our condo is fitted with a combination lock for your extra convenience and safety. 2 Umbrella Strollers; 1 Child Dining Chair Booster Seat available for use. Hairdryers in all bathrooms.


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African Paradise Vacation Rental -Pool/Disney/Univ/Lake/Golf-Vista Cay
average rating of 4.9473686 based on 150 reviews


  • 5 of 5

This was a great place to be on vacation because it felt like being at home back in Canada. It was very comforting and a great place to relax when going on vacation. Usually when i travel or go on vacations we are always rushing and running around but we never wanted to leave Florida! It is a definetly dream place to stay at since the view is incredible right over Disney World watching the fireworks every night with your family is a very good time to spend together. The condo was very spacious, clean and comfortable. The facilities were very useful and worth using. The 6 days that we were there was a very relaxing stay. It was a very memorable trip that i will never forget. If i had to go on vacation and stay here again i definitely would go back to the same place.

  • Submitted: Jan 5, 2010
  • Stayed: Aug 2009
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We're glad you had a memorable trip and hope to have you as our guest again. Thank you for your review.
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Beyond my expectations!

  • 5 of 5

My family and I loved everything about the condo! We did not want to return home.

We are looking forward to our next vacation to Florida.

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place to stay while visiting the parks

  • 5 of 5

My wife and 3 kids stayed in this rental for 5 nights while visiting the local theme parks. It is exactly as the pictures show and was even larger than I expected. We never even used the extra den/TV room. My only comments are that there was no coffee filters or dishwasher detergent ... so make sure you pick some up first day. Everything else was perfect!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Rental

  • 5 of 5

The property was very well kept. The condo was clean and very updated. Loved the pool and clubhouse. Very convenient location, seemed like about a 15 min. Drive to all the major attractions and airport.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Unbelievable Home

  • 5 of 5

Impressive rental with all the anenities one could possibly want. We were sorry to leave and can't wait to return. Cannot say enough about how clean and well cared for this rental was. Decor was spectacular!!

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Deluxe Accommodations, Beautiful Condo

  • 5 of 5

This condo is located in an ideal location, close to Seaworld, Universal Studios and plenty of outstanding resturants. It's spacious, well decorated and was extremely clean. We have children and the layout of the unit was perfect having multiple bedrooms, with tv's and more than one bathroom. Originally looking for a vacation rental we were trying to find one with a washing/dryer and I found this one. The washer/dryers were Samsung, extra large capacity which was great for getting laundry done. It has a beautiful view overlooking the lake. I highly recommend this condo, would stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
9 Miles
Orlando International Airport
Nearest Golf
0.2 Miles
Shingle Creek Resort
Nearest Train
14 Miles
Amtrak Station, Kissimmee
Nearest Motorway
2 Miles
Interstate 4 + Hwy 528 (Beachline Expressway)
Nearest Beach
60 Miles
Cocoa Beach
Car: recommended

Prime Location - minutes to Orlando International Airport, Disney World, Seaworld, Downtown Disney, Universal Studios, Gatorland, designer outlet malls, International Drive, Wonderworks, world renowned restaurants and walking distance to Publix supermarket, Orange County Convention Center and Golf at Shingle Creek Resort.

60 minutes away from Cocoa Beach and Kennedy Space Center.


Rates & Availability

Orlando Condo Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Manager accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Jul 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
Sep 1 2017 - Nov 21 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 22 2017 - Nov 28 2017
3 night minimum stay
Nov 29 2017 - Dec 22 2017
3 night minimum stay
Dec 23 2017 - Jan 3 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jan 4 2018 - Mar 7 2018
3 night minimum stay
Mar 8 2018 - Apr 2 2018
3 night minimum stay
Apr 3 2018 - Apr 30 2018
3 night minimum stay
May 1 2018 - May 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2018 - Jun 30 2018
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Jul 1 2018 - Aug 31 2018
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Sep 1 2018 - Nov 20 2018
3 night minimum stay
Nov 21 2018 - Nov 28 2018
3 night minimum stay
Off Season
Nov 29 2018 - Dec 19 2018
3 night minimum stay
Dec 20 2018 - Jan 5 2019
3 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $90

1. A non-refundable $250 deposit (this amount will be applied towards your total rent) is required to secure your dates.
2. A mandatory damage insurance coverage is required. There are 1 of 2 options (amounts subject to change by manager):
(i). As a Security Deposit, guests will be required to have a major credit card charged for the amount of $275 up to 30 days prior to arrival or (ii) Alternatively, guests may purchase a Security Deposit Protection Plan, underwritten by Generali U.S. Branch. The Security Deposit Protection Fee ($49) will cover up to $3,000 for accidental or inadvertent damages. Please be advised that intentional damage or gross negligence is not covered and will result in additional costs. Guests to advise the management company which option they selected when completing the Registration Form. Please read further on the security deposit by visiting
If you have any further questions, please contact the owner.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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