Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort - West Village
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort - West Village
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There are four villages which make up the Orange Lake Resort property, all of which have distinct offerings and charm. West Village is the original phase of this resort which has been refurbished over the years and features a clubhouse overlooking the lake, a themed restaurant with patio bar, putt-putt golf, arcade, cabanas and retail shops. River Island is a tropical lover's paradise, centered around a fabulous water park that includes two beach- style pools and a lazy river. East Village is noted for its central location to all the action and also its proximity to world-class golfing. North Village is a water lover's delight and offers a smaller, more intimate setting for family fun.
Orange Lake's West Village is a one-stop-shop for Florida travelers; it has it all. Beginning with the accommodations, Orange Lake offers one-, two-, and three- bedroom villas, as well as studios and suites. And the West Village is in the center of it all!
One-bedroom villas sleep four and feature a king-size bed and sleeper sofa. Two-bedroom villas sleep eight and feature a king-size bed in the master bedroom, two queen-size beds in the guest bedroom, and a queen sleeper sofa in the living area. Three-bedroom villas sleep 12 and feature a king-size bed in the master bedroom, queen bed in the second bedroom, two queen-size beds in the third bedroom, and two sleeper sofas. All villas are equipped with a full-size kitchen, TVs in living room and bedroom(s), washer/dryer, and more.
On to River Island, Orange Lake's newest addition. Spanning 12 acres of tropical scenery, River Island features two beach-style wade-in pools, two spas, and a lazy river-style pool where you can just float the day away in an inner tube. There are two walk-up pool bars for drinks and snacks, and water volleyball and basketball pool areas.
Be sure to visit Splash Lagoon with its wade-in pool, slides and interactive fountain, or one of the three other pool complexes at Orange Lake. If the beach and watersports are more your style, then you'll love the resort's lake complete with beach, volleyball courts, jet skiing, water skiing, fishing, and more.
If you've come for the golf, you're in the right place. Orange Lake resort is home to four golf courses: The Legends at Orange Lake is an 18-hole Arnold Palmer- designed course; Crane's Ben is a 9-hole, par 30 course that winds around the resort's fountain lake; The Legends Walk is an Arnold Palmer-designed walking course; and The Reserve is an 18-hole, par 71 course that winds though a myriad of water, sand and rolling greens.
All units and public areas at Orange Lake are non-smoking. You may smoke only on patios/balconies or the resort's designated smoking areas.
- BBQ Area
- Car Rental
- Child Care
- Children's Pool
- Conference Facilities
- Copying Services
- Fax Services
- Game Room
- Grocery Store
- Health Club
- Internet Access
- Laundry Room
- Live Entertainment
- Maid Service
- Movie Theater
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Snack Bar
- Video Rentals
- Water Skiing
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Drug Store (1 mile)
- Medical Facilities (1 mile)
- Ocean (60 miles)
- Shopping Area (1 mile)
- Theme Park
We have owned for over 30 years. Had the opportunity to exchange and go to many other resorts and there is none that can compare to Orange Lake. We have had many years of family fun. All my family now owns at orange Lake. We have come back here almost every year and love each and every minute of our trip. You don't even have to go outside of this place to have a great time. The disney parks are there if you want but we have been there so many times that we just stay at Orange lake and have a blast. When we ask the children in our family what was the best part of your trip, they always say "being at Orange Lake". They love the Sunset celebration.
Staff was rude. Half of the mini golf course was closed down. Many of our electrical outlets didn't work in the room we first stayed in. We have came here several years and the place seems to be having more problems each year.
I am an owner. I vacation there with my 5 teenage children annually and we LOVE it. There are so many activities and the staff are friendly and competent. My oldest daughter loves the shuttle service around the resort. There are so many activities that can keep everyone busy as all day. We own an unit in West Village and love it's decor, convienence and the ammenities.
I've been an owner here for many years and come here at least twice a year. My teenage daughter loves the place and I like to play golf. The courses are very nice and reasonable in cost. It's a very nice, safe place to bring your family and I would never leave during the week other than the grocery store and restaurants as their food is okay here but a little pricey with much better just outside the gate. Some concerns, 1) it is not always as clean as I like, 2) the maintenance lacks at times, such as (most screen doors are either off or ready to fall off), 3) STAY AWAY FROM THE SALES PEOPLE, (the gifts are not worth the time) including updates or new sales as the hour or hour and a half turn into 3 or more and they are very pushy even to the current owners (but all timeshares are the same). I've been to many other timeshares in the area and this is the best in my book!
My husband and I rented a week off a timeshare owner. The first day we were there we got a phone call asking us to view the timeshare and it would only take one hour. It ended up being 3-1/2 hours. We had our two year old daughter with us and needless to say, she was getting cranky. At the end of the tour we declined to purchase. The salesman walked away and came back with another salesman who started to badger us. He started acting annoyed with me because I kept saying no to his offers, so I picked up my daughter and said (enough). The first salesman said okay and walked us out side and sat us at another table and said he would be right back with a voucher for discounted Disney tickets. Two minutes later anther man came to us and sat down with papers. I asked him how to redeem the voucher and he looked puzzled at me, and said, this is your contract for your timeshare. I look back at him and asked him HOW MANY TIMES DO i NEED TO SAY NO TO YOU PEOPLE?? We ended up getting $150.00 off 3 adult tickets, which at the end I didn't think it was worth the harassment. We rented a 2 br 2 bath unit, full kitchen, livingroom, diningroom and laundry room. It was nice, except for a few cobwebs in the kitchen and a very old stove. This was our second time visiting Orange Lake and i'm sure we will stay there again, just next time we will avoid the saleman.
I highly recommend this resort and any of their many loactions. If you are looking for a really great place for your children, this the place to go. If you think Disney World and other attractions are too expensive then just stay here there are plenty of kid things to do for the whole week.
My husband, myself, our 4 kids, and our friends with their 3 kids stayed at the West Village for Spring Break 2010. We had such a wonderful time. It has been almost a year and our kids (all under age 8) still constantly talk about how much fun we had while we were there. We did have to drive to get to all the pools but did not mind at all. It is well worth it! We hadn't planned to return to Florida for several years (to keep costs down) but were so disappointed about not going there this year that we are in the process of buying a timeshare so we won't ever have to miss another year again. I would definately recommend this resort to anyone wanting a fun family vacation.
I am an owner at Orange Lake and spent two weeks over the Christmas holidays there. I really enjoyed my stay - our condo was spacious and lovely. We enjoyed golfing at the Reserve Course and we did use the pool/hot tub just about everyday. We had a great time at the New Years Eve party at Breezes. The on-site restaurants (Breezes, Legacy Grill) were good and they had drink and food specials. I have to wonder if the Miller Ale House, situated just outside the main gates, is going to cut into their business though since it features great prices and the food is good.
The only bad thing about our stay was the sales staff. We didn't want to attend the owners' update and they made us feel badly about not going. It was another unpleasant experience. They need to leave their owners alone! The other staff (front desk, housekeeping, etc) were very helpful and friendly.
When RCI told me they could give me an exchange into Orange Lake, I was hesitant. We had stayed there before and were not pleased. I was told that Holiday Inns had bought the property and it was better. We loved it. The staff is now competent. The units are clean and refurbished. We were sad that since we did not own at Orange LAke we could only trade in once in three years. So...we used red week to buy at Orange LAke. We really love it. ;)
Just came back from staying at Orange Lake, It was GREAT! The units were the best I've ever stayed at. Everything was new, fresh, modern, and clean. The decor was VERY nice. This was the last of about 8 such resorts we've stayed in in the area over the past 10 years, and there's nothing like this anywhere else. We'll only stay here in the future.
The 2 bedroom unit was very tropical. We're a group of six, all stayed very comfortably (no double beds, all queens & kings - nice). We were in an older unit (we were told), #3239 - you couldn't tell it was old.
We were asked at checkin and then received a few calls about touring, but knowing how these sales people are, we declined, but I had just bought a week. There was no pressure to tour.
We checked out all of the amenities. SO much to do, and we did it all between Disney, Universal trips. I would definitely recommend Orange Lake to others!
I stayed for the first time at this resort in January 2006. I took my in-laws for the trip. I was nervous because I wanted to impress them since so many people look down on timeshares and think they are a rip off. Orange Lake was perfect! I read the previous reviews about it being too large, but I did not have any problems. We had a car, so driving to the pool or taking the shuttle was not a big deal at all. They have so many pools and activities that we never had a problem with any of them being over crowded. The staff was great, and I was very impressed with the rooms. As for my in- laws, I would say they liked it being that they bought their own unit there! I was put off by the sales pitch given to them...we too were promised a buffet and no pressure to buy. Donuts and coffee do not come close to a buffet, and there was quite a lot of pressure to purchase a unit. But everyone was happy, we had a fabulous week and look forward to going back every year now! *updated* I have now been to this resort 3 times, now owning a week I purchased on this site as a resale. My last visit was OCT 2009, and still a great resort that gets better every year!
This IS a golfers paradise!! For the past several years I have owned and have come here every fall with a few of my friends and play at least 36 holes a day. All of the courses are very well maintained and a pleasure to play. The Legends and the Reserve courses are very different from each other, but still challenging in their own way.
The resort as a whole is clean and very well run. We have never had any problems here over the years. We have stayed at several resorts over the years and this one definitely ranks at the top!
We have been going down to Orange Lake now for 15 + years, we started off with just five in our family and now we are going with 8 other Families. There is always something to do here at Orange Lake so you don't feel like you have to leave the facility. It's a great place for the kids and R&R and cocktails for mom & dad. Enjoy
I have owned at Orange Lake since 1985 and it has grown. I go every year the last two weeks in April and always have a wonderful time . We take our friends every year and they just l love it, they now are proud owners of such a beautiful and friendly resort.
We just returned from a week in the West Village. We were very under impressed. We have stayed at several locations through Redweek and this was by far our worst experience. We arrived to find our unit dirty and smelly. We had mold in our washing machine and refrigerator. We called and requested to be moved. We were told we could move in the morning, of course when the time came there was no room to move to. After several heated discussions we were moved. The new unit was much better. The resort overall has gotten too big for itself. The West Village is like living in a subdivision. Nothing is close to a pool. We spent three days packing up and driving to River Island. Yes driving, and it is over rated. The people staying at the River Island units "reserve" all the pool chairs, although that is prohibited, first thing in the morning, so when guests from the other villages get there, there are no chairs left. Way too many people for the number of pools they have available. We would not stay here again. The only thing we would commend them on is their food. Every meal we had on location was very good, just beware they sneak gratuity on your bill if they consider you a large party. We double tipped the waitress and it wasn't a small bill, she received over 40 dollars in tip and never warned us that a tip was already on the bill, very shady.
I have owned at Orange Lake for ten years and they are always trying to improve. We just returned from another wonderful stay in the West village.
I have stayed in many timeshares and I must admit that this is probabably the best by far ....! Stayed there one week, great deal, well worth the price, clean brand new rooms, superb view on the course, which is in itself a challenge to play( legends ). Jovial staff at your service.Lots of activities on the site itself great pools, food ,fun for all, try the pizza (supreme )at the market...... Unfortunately, no free service to internet, also extremely difficult to find a public telephone on the premises. Nevertheless what agreat place to bring your kids to. Trust me this is the first time i fill in one of these reviews.I owed it to them.... Dan
We were staying at Orange Lake West Village week of August 9 to 16.I must say we were very happy with accomodations and service.We stayed in 2 bedroom villa with beatifull view of golf course and private parking space on the front of our place.Our unit was recently remodeled and it looks great with new countertops in the kitchen and bathrooms ,new furniture ,new carpet and new appliances.On the first night we had a problem with an a/c unit.After a phone call to front desk they have sent a gentelman to look over our unit .He has determined that the a/c unit was low on freon and to our surprise they have an hvac mechanic on hand to fix a problem right away.Great service.The villa was very clean and very well kept. On the other hand the resort is very large .You must use a shutlle or car to drive from one part of resort to another.Another problem is a lack of the internet service in the villas or anywhere in the resort.In order to use the internet you must go to 2 designated areas and pay for the internet usage even if you use your own laptop!I belive the resort of this size should afford free internet access for the guests in their own villas or apartements.
We were there the last week of April. Nice weather, clean facility-office staff very nice. RCI lady in the office was not helpfull at all. We had a RCI exchange meltdown. We were not registered at the site, but registered with RCI. Day one was interesting, by day 2 we had a 2 bed unit. Thanks RCI & the site Managers at Orange Lake that got it all straightened out!
We stayed Easter week at Orange Lake in the West Village. This was our third time at this resort. As always we were completely satisfied with all the resort has to offer. We stayed in a single story golf villa that had just been completely remodeled. It was fabulous!! Two bedroom two bath. The master had a king bed and the second bedroom had two queen size beds. The master bath received a jacuzzi tube with the update. The bathrooms are smaller in the West Village than the East Village or River Island but lets face it, how important is that? I love the West Village because it feels like a nice subdivision instead of a resort. It is so peaceful and landscaping is beautiful. Another great thing about the West Village is you have your own parking space right in front of your front door. Parking could get difficult late at night in the Villages with the larger buildings.
The West Village pool is under construction now, scheduled to be completed in the summer 2008. It's a good thing because last time we were there in 2006 the pool area looked a little worn out.
The Club House in the West Village received some remodeling too. The ice cream shop and pizza pallor were moved over to the golf club house. The arcade was moved to the back and updated. The movie theater also was moved to the back and is just a large room with regular chairs. The movie theater seats are gone. The large open area were they had shuffle board and ping pong tables is gone. For now it's just a big open area. Maybe they have something planned for later.
River Island is great but you have to get there very early in the morning if you want any lounge chairs. It's impossible to find a chair after 10:30. Even though they provide towels you should bring your own if you like a large beach towel. They provide very small bath towels. River Island also has a nice arcade for the kids.
All in all we love Orange Lake and intend on returning as often as we can.
We were given a registration to Orange Lake's West Village through RCI. We were told that there were be no changes by RCI. However, when we arrived and checked in, we were amazingly placed into the East Tower with a lovely view of the Golf Course. I had read so many bad reviews of the West side of the property, I was thrilled when they automatically put us into the East Tower without my even having to ask! Check in was about a 45 minutes wait, but they fed us pizza, popcorn and wine and cokes while we waited. It was the most accommodating resort I have ever run across. We were there to visit Disneyworld, so we started out early and got back late, so no annoying phone calls about "buying" we received. However, the phone rang a couple of times, but since we knew anyone that knew us would call us on our cell phones, we just did not answer the phone. The East Tower had plenty of supplies for us, a washer and dryer in our condo to do laundry - towels or whatever, and plenty of garbage bags. It was great. We had the best time, and the place was as lovely as the pictures shown here. I would highly recommend it. I thought the West Village condos were cute, but did not get to see one up close or inside. Our parking at the East Tower was great as well, no issues whatsover. We got close the elevators every time. I would highly recommend this facility to anyone. I saw one bug inside, near the toilet, but that was it.
Orange Lake Golf and Country Club is an enormous resort with several different village areas. You could easily spend a week just enjoying the resort, as there is so much to do. A free shuttle transports guests around the complex. There are also shuttles available (for a fee) to take you to the attractions of the area.
We had a two bedroom unit in a four story building in the West Village, the oldest in the complex. Many of the units are single story villas backing onto or facing the golf fairways. Other arrangements are in double storied villas or larger hotel size buildings. There are wide lawns, small copses of trees and man made lagoons.
With textured candle glow walls and wicker furniture with bright tropical prints, the units are nicely decorated. There is a large entertainment cabinet but the television inside is much smaller than the opening suggests. We find the lighting totally inadequate, especially in the kitchen where there is one dirty light with a 90-watt light bulb.
There is a screened porch with four chairs and a table overlooking the golf course. It is a lovely place to sit and relax, although the plastic chairs offer little lumbar support. Unfortunately all surfaces are full of spider webs and pods soon to release new spiders and there is a wasps nest hanging from the ceiling of our porch.
There is glass on the ledge between the windowpanes above the dining area benchit seems a pane had broken and although they had replaced it, not all of the glass was removed. We also find glass in the cracks behind and underneath the bench.
My husband and I spent the entire next morning cleaning. It is disgusting how poorly the place is cleaned. We both had several conversations with the front desk and were referred to the appropriate department. On the phone, help was apparently immediately on its way-in reality, this was not the case at all.
Each village has a recreation center, with similar activities offered at each one and specific activities available at only one locale. There is a weekly agenda to help you figure out what is going on where and when.
The pools are an attraction all on their own, with a lazy river in one complex, a wave pool in another, fountains, sprinklers, playgrounds, tubes, slides and all sorts of fun for all ages. There are towels available and both shady and open areas with lots of lounge chairs, although unless you arrive fairly early in the day, you will have trouble finding an empty chair. Snacks and drinks can be charged to your room so you do not need to bring cash.
Just came back from staying at Orange Lake, and wow, was I impressed! The units were the best I've ever stayed at. Everything looked new, fresh and clean. The decor was tastefully done in vivid island colors. The mattress was better than mine at home, and I'm very particular about that. There also appeared to be much activity at other units getting them renovated.
The 2 bedroom unit in the West village was very homey. There were 4 ranch units in our building, and it appeared more like a nice subdivision than a timeshare resort.
We were asked at checkin and then received a few calls about touring, but knowing how these sales people are, we declined (plus if I were to buy a timeshare, it would be from RedWeek or another source at great discount). There was no undue pressue to tour.
We were so busy going to DisneyWorld that we did not check out any of the amenities. I would definitely recommend Orange Lake to others!
We just stayed the last week of June in a 3 bedroom unit with my 6 kids. We had plenty of room for all us, in a beautiful unit that felt like home. There were plenty of things for the kids to do on property. They enjoyed the pools more than the expensive parks! Great place to bring the family!!! I can't wait to go back.
This is absolutely without question the nicest resort we have ever stayed at. The facilities and the pools are beautiful, and it even has a little lake with a gorgeous white sandy beach! Our condo was huge and clean and nicely decorated. We'll definitely come back to Orange Lake!
Stayed in Feb 06 in the older part of the resort. 2 bed unit was clean, kitchen could have been better stocked. The whirlpool was small compared to a lot of others I have been to. Very well taken care of grounds and if you golf they are well equipped for you. If you are looking for a pool close to your unit, you should ask ahead because the resort is so big that you have to take your vehicle or their shuttle to most of it and their are quite a few areas that don't have any pool close by. The new part River Island is wonderful with the pools and the lazy river which are all heated. You can't ask for much better there. You do have to pay for the watersports and even tubes for the lazy river which can add up for the week but all in all a good place.
We were there for the builders show, and exchnaged through rci. We were in the new area, everything was nice and clean. I think limiting you to 3 dishwasher packets and 1 paper towel ect. is a little ridiculous. When we left there was dirty dishes left in the dishwasher. I would have been glad to have washed had there been soap provided. The resort had a lot to do for families. Everything was very convienient. We were not pressured into going to a sales presentation. We just said no thanks. The resort is very close to all the parks and lots of resteraunt choices.... We were near the pools; Everything convenient for our parents whom came along to enjoy the resort while we worked. Would stay there again.
The most amazing place we have ever vacationed!
We just did an "Extra Vacation" week at Orange Lake through RCI, paid only $350 for 7 nights in a gorgeous two bedroom villa, two full baths, full kitchen with washer/dryer, microwave, the works. You are only minutes from Disney (if that is your thing) and about 15-20 minutes from Sea World and Universal Studios (where we went on a week long pass for $170 for the two of us). Amenities are in abundance at Orange Lake, as are pools (8 of them throughout the resort), restaurants and things to do on even a rainy day (e.g., ping pong, shuffleboard, pool, a game room, fitness center and acres of beautiful golf courses!) A Publix market is practically right on the premises so getting groceries is a breeze. They even have a free nightly movie featured in their own private theater that is mostly family themed.
We went in October so (thankfully for us!), kids were not in abundance. We are at that place in life where we value a quieter pace and Orange Lake fit the bill for us at this time of year. The few minor maintenance needs we had were fixed within an hour and we had several marketing calls to come take a tour but they were polite when we declined and did not persist. Definitely worth staying there if you want a HUGE apartment that is in the midst of some beautiful wildlife (we had two egrets visiting us daily for treats on our back patio). They also have good security and make you feel quite welcome.
We actually visted in early August 2006. It was great. We had a unit in the West Village of which some say are old and unwanted. That's not true. They are great. I wouldn't change my reservation for the world. You can't get any better than parking six feet from your own door and driveway. Sure, the funiture and and some of the appliances aren't as new as they are in the other villages(we did a tour) but the West village hosts the best pools, etc... Everthing was clean and worked. We went on an exchange and we couldn't be happier
Nicest resort we have ever stayed. So much to do there you never have to leave the resort ..... we love Orange Lake.
great golf,pools+++pools++all over the place!!!thing to do day at night!!! great vac...
My family and I had an absoulute great time at orange lake. Golfing was great. Our unit was one of the new river island units. It was BEAUTIFUL! It was a two bedroom. Clean and spotless. The pools were great but can be crowded.(Get there early) We rented the mouse boat (my husband and son did) the people on the jetskis were going to fast and were right on top of us and they threw huge wakes. Definetly would go back and reccommend it.
We just returned from this place...WOW...WOW!!!!!
We were fortunate enouh to luck out and get the villas by the new Lzy River pool complex. It was fantastic, spotless, and the employees were great! Food - ???? Grocery store very close by.
The resort is HUGE - we had such a wonderful time enjoying Disney (10 min. drive away) and our section of the resort, so I can not comment on the other two pools and beach. However, we ate dinner at Kimmon's Place - an all you can eat Prime Rib Buffet - DO NOT DO IT!! I had two teenage boys and my husband - we all agreed that the Prime Rib was HORRIBLE!! (Unless you enjoy chewing on shoe leather!) It cost us over $120.00 to NOT enjoy our meal. After that horrible meal, we chose NOT to eat anywhere else on the resort. We were going to reserve dinner for the Luau, but were afraid to.
As far as smoking - there is no smoking allowed in the units - very nice - I just wish that they didn't permit smoking on the patios as well...we had neighbors that smoked what seemed to be non-stop...and we couldn't enjoy our deck - we were choking on their smoke every single time we tried to sit outside. So, if you smoke - go ahead - but be respect other people's air space!
We have been owners at Orange Lake Country Club for 14 years and we are just amazed that it keeps getting better! Bigger, better units, more pools and restaurants. Well-maintained and clean resort.
Very safe, friendly, family-oriented resort. Planned activities each day for any age to enjoy.
We have been able to invite many family and friends to share this beautiful resort with us. Several of which have now become owners also.
BEWARE IF ANYONE IN YOUR PARTY SMOKES OR HAS A SMOKE SMELL ON THEIR CLOTHES.
My wife smoked on our patio during the stay, NEVER in the unit. We lost A $250 credit card charge for this. Why put ashtrays in all the units then? In my book I consider this theft by the resort. After we returned home we called and discussed this. They did not listen what so ever. If we went to a local restrauant or bar in the orlando area and returned with the smoke smell on our clothes would we also lose the deposit? We love the resort but because of the theft by orange lake of the $250 we will not being staying there in the future. We have stayed there the last 4 years.
When I were there on the first day our one year grandson had a toy go under the sofa. We moved it to get the toy and found an OLD sandwich which was there for sometime. Shows what kind of job the cleaning staff is doing but they can charge $250 to get the so called smoke smell removed from the unit!
We've started plans to sell the unit.
Grounds were beautiful however the villa's were definitely lacking. Wasn't very clean, killed several bugs, toaster didn't work, shower curtain missing in one bathroom (housekeeping did replace after we called), neither shower drained properly, couldn't get sliding glass door to lock & sprinkler head outside was busted. It's my understanding that we were in the old section so maybe the new section is better. Also there is not a pool by the villa. They have big pools at the main club houses, but not in the different sections. We won't be staying there again.
OLCC is an exceptional resort with outstanding amenities, restaurants, indoor activities and well manicured, spacious grounds. OLCC offers many alternatives to going to the Disney and Universal parks.
We have been going to OLCC for 18 years and we have always been very pleased with our stay. And we are not golfers! We have exchanged to many Gold Crown locations and no resort has outshined Orange Lake to date. We are always happy to be back home.
The units are very large with quality furnishings that make you feel at home and not want to leave. The 2 Bedroom unit is very spacious and the 3 Bedroom unit is spectacular.
Very comfortable. Very friendly and helpful. They are opening a new phase which will be VERY nice.
We visited Orange Lake in November and enjoyed it so much that our friends and ourselves each purchased units.
Yes the resort is large, but it has everything and it is easy to move around and the pools etc are well laid out. If you're a golfer this is the location for you, from easy to difficult.
With the new Wild River opening in 2006 this resort will most certainly be a great choice for families
With all the options for lodging in Orlando, this has been my least favorite so far. First the positives: We stayed in a new unit that was very nicely decorated and roomy for the most part. The staff was helpful and friendly although a little harassing when it came to sales. The pools were nice and not extremely crowded. That is truly all the nice things I have to say. The negatives: The place is very poorly laid out. It is a major walk or drive to get to amenities. The amenities themselves leave a lot to be desired. The central common area is dirty, shabby, and not well stocked. The pools are a hike to get to and the grounds leave a lot to be desired. It is definitely one of the older timeshare communities in the area and it shows. Orange Lake really needs updating to stay competitive. We won't stay here again.
This is the best resort that we have stayed at. You don't even have to leave resort, there is so much to do here. 80 acre lake to fish, boat, jet ski and so much more, mini golf, 5 star golf course, tennis, racket ball, volleyball and the list just goes one. There are 4 pools and hot tubs around the resort. Restaurants, sports bar and outdoor grill, health club and a whole bunch of activities for the kids for all ages. This is truely a funfill place for singles to families. Enjoy, we have for many years and will keep coming back.
Just came back from a stay here. First off must say, was a new unit, interior was beautifully decorated. Quite lovely. Everything still smelled new.
HOWEVER. The resort is so darn huge (23 acres) and every street and unit looks the same - a map is required and even then it was confusing. Golf carts took precedent over walkers, which is unfortunate considering you have to really hike to get anywhere, including the Tram stop. (The place is so huge it has to have regular tram runs to help folks get from one section to the next!)
If you don't mind big and impersonal this is the place for you. However if you would like to have your kids play outside without getting bonked with a golf ball, or having to hike or ride to the playground, this is NOT the place to stay. You can get rooms just as nice in a smaller resort - I know as we've done it.
OH - and the sales staff lies through their teeth and then are QUITE rude if you make it clear you do not want to buy. We told them on the phone we had no intention of buying - they said no problem, come for a buffet breakfast, just come to counter on the left. WELL - they drive you out there, then show you a counter with donuts and fruit - (not what we expected) then you go through a movie and sales pitch ANYWAY - when we complained were told "Nothing is free - you should have known that if we were giving you food you were going to have to sit through a sales pitch. The telemarketers get $10 every time somebody agrees to come to breakfast so of course they are going to tell you whatever will get you here". We wasted two hours in a very unhappy situation while we could have had a nice breakfast on our own back at the unit.
We own four timeshares and have sat through many sales pitches. These folks take the cake as far as rudeness, lying, OH - and the "Gift" is $30 to spend AT THE RESORT. This after having been told we could use it towards Disney tickets on the original phone call from them.
Can you tell I will never visit this resort again?
We checked in on saturday very quick. The unit we had was very clean and neet. It looked out over one of the golf courses. I got to play three of the golf courses and they are great.We enjoyed our stay. If we wanted to visit Florida often,we probly would have bought here at Orange Lake Country Club. Ron & Karen From Wisconsin
My family and I first vacationed at Orange Lake 7 years ago. We went there because friends of ours were owners and wanted us to see the place. We have come back each year and have been very satisified. We now own two different units and have stayed in each of the different Villages. We have exchanged to other locations many times and nothing compares to our Orange Lake experience. Lake Tahoe, Las Vegas, are nice locations and fun, but Orange Lake is the best. The security person that meets you at the gate and the sign that says welcome home at night indicate how special you feel when at Orange Lake.
We own a unit in the North Village and it is right on the lighted golf course. Beautiful screened in patio over looking a small pond and clean as a whistle. We also own in the older West Village and enjoy the activity at the Main pool including Bingo at 2 pm in the afternoon (I won $80). The West area has the same furnishings as the newer North Village.
Yes Orange Lake is big and growing but we still feel secure and enjoy the wholesome family atmosphere. The new River Island adventure will be open next year 2006 when we go and that looks exciting.
Last year we had 36 friends and family members with us for the week. Some came in on the promotional visit. They all had their own units and two of them bought their own after the week. Next year they will all be returning because we had such a great time.
We were there in October each year and the Disney Parks were not crowded at that time. It made it alot easier on the days we went to Disney. Fireworks could be seen each night from our timeshare, which was nice for the little ones.
All in all I can't see how anyone wouldn't have a great time at Orange Lake.
My family stayed at Orange Lake in 2000. As I recall, the room was OK. However, the resort is massive. I don't mean that in a good way either. It's too big. You have to walk forever, ride a bus, or drive your vehicle to most of the pools and/or activities. Not my idea of a good time.
Our family and many friends have been vacationing at Orange Lake Resort for many years. We purchased a two bedroom unit on our first visit there in the mid 90's. We were staying with friends who already owned two weeks there. We then purchased a second week the next year while vacationing there.
We have traded up and now own two 3 bedroom units and have loved every week we spent there. This was the perfect spot for someone with children, young or old young. Our oldest daughter (who's now married and has children) liked it so much they bought their own week there.
We have occasionally traded and visited other sites and found many nice timeshare vacation spots, but still think you can not beat what Orange Lake has to offer. It is a hugh resort with many, many things to do. Except maybe to dinne out occasionally, or purchase grocries you never really have to leave resort once there.
Althought we are looking to sell our units at this time, it has absolutely nothing to do with the resort itself. We have been visiting Florida for nearly 28 years and now want to spend more time out west. It has been like living in a beautiful home, but sooner or later you move on just for the change of scenery.
We do still plan to spend at least one more week there in Feb 06, inviting the brothers and sisters along for a winter reunion away from the snow.
Just returned from OLCC on March 6/05. Stayed in a unit in the Tennis Villas-next to the clubhouse. Our unit was infested with bedbugs!!! I had bites everywhere and missed out on 3/4 of my vacation--pool time, swimming, etc. because I couldn't wear a bathing suit with all the welts and bites I had. The manager of Member Services found us another unit, but had to "forward our complaint to LEGAL DEPT> for review to see if it had merit. I have pictures--. Be aware that OLCC is not always as lovely as it appears. I'm still itching, and so is my husband.
Where do I begin? Let's see...we checked in the night BEFORE our week began... (we rented a queen quad $99 for one night since our flight had gotton in at midnight). We were originally told we could sleep in since we were staying there for the week..... but the next morning they were very rude and said it was not possible.... we had to be OUT BY 10 AM SHARP! No flexibility at all. OKAY.. so.. we get our bags.. bring them to the "holding room" til our room is ready (which we were told would be ready early as well.. but wasn't ready til after 4..so we lost that day) The check-in person tells us that there are no rooms near the pools. Now..... I was told when I booked months ahead that I would have something "near" the pools/restaurant etc because I am recovering from foot surgery (in a cari-cast) and thyroid surgery (I have thyroid cancer as well). Had they not been honest with me I would NEVER had booked with this place. I realize places cannot guarantee an exact location .. but they are usually pretty good about an area. WELL... We were put in an area in the old golfing villas... a good 10 MINUTE WALK for GOOD feet!! geesh!! Needless to say unless you DROVE you didn't see the pools.. so we never used them. Thank God we were doing the "Disney" thing that week so we were busy anyways. Not only were the units old but ill equipped... supposed to sleep 8 (we had 5)...they gave us SIX towels HOW CHEAP!! I've never seen a place so cheap! The kitchen floor was dirty, the toaster was so tired it was standing on one leg and the pots and pan (only ONE) were from 1952! Even the utensils were so thin and flimsy it was tough to flip a pancake! The TV in the 2nd bedroom was so old I'm surprised it was in color... it had all kinds of dirty glass rings on top of it... gross! Honestly.....I was embarassed for them! We, like everyone else, did the "c'mon buy one breakfast"... were treated nice enough until the guy realized we WEREN"T going to buy.. then he got very rude! It was not a good experience at all.. I came to realize unless you OWN at Orange Lake.... they could care less about you! It's like a "class" system and we (RCI traders) were the peons:) And it's funny... even the activities.. which are supposed to be "so great" ... were dissapointing. I mean come ON.. My 18 yr old can play bingo at the casinos here in Ct... but NOT at Orange Lake.. you have to be 21 !! Give me a BREAK!! It's overpriced, overbuilt, and snobby! You couldn't PAY me to stay there again.....
This is a top notch full service resort with 3 championship golf courses, top notch golf instruction, water activities, lake, pools, restaurants; a fully contained resort. You could have a relaxing vacation here without ever visiting a Disney park. The grounds and units are top rate and vigorously maintained. I've owned for 6 years and look forward to going back each time.
We stayed here in October, 2005. We thought the resort was very secure and private. Our condo was very clean and provided us with the essentials that we needed during our stay. The shuttle did not go to the very end and when staying in the farthest back buildings, one has to walk to the shuttle stop (ugh). It wasn't too hot during our stay, but when it's very hot, humid or raining, it's not much fun to walk two and a half blocks. The other amenities were great. The clubhouse does need to purchase some newer games for the kiddos. The pool areas were very clean. All in all, one of the best resorts I have stayed at and will probably return.
A great resort with something for everyone. I would love to own one of these. The 2 bedroom townhomes are spacious, with access to a golf course out the back. Wonderful pool areas and organized activities for children. Even miniture golf. We enjoyed it!
We stayed at Orange Lake in July 2005 it was our second exchange after 10 years ( we own ) elsewhere and the first for some relatives that came with us.
The resort has obviously grown in that time and we did notice the differences.
We requested in advance two 2 bed units side by side and they did exactly that. Both units where in the west village and within walking distance of the Splash Lagoon area Check- in was a breeze. Our units was clean and nicely furnished. Had a few small maintenance problems like the fly screen dropped down ( but as we walked around the complex we saw plenty others that seem to have the same problem.
And the stove had perhaps seen better days as some of the rings did not work.
Our children enjoyed the pool areas and their was lots of different pool sizes that catered to the vary young ones and the even the adults in our party.
We played tennis and the courts were almost always empty. And also got two rounds of golf in at Cranes Bend which was fun.
The only downside we found was that for Splash Lagoon unless you got down there say before 10am as always overcrowded and it was nearly impossible to find some seats within sight of the pool so that you can keep your eye on your kids).
The same could be said of the some of the other pools, but as the heat was immense at Midday getting down there by 10am suited us.
We suspect that the overcrowding will no doubt be relieved somewhat when the new water park complex opens later in 2006.
My only real compliant was the constant telephone calls from the sales folks, they called 7 times with 4 of them being before 8am in the morning.
We decided to take them up on their offer as we are considering purchasing. And although they said that the presentation would only take an hour and that they would talk to us whilst we ate our free breakfast. The whole thing lasted 3 hours!!.
Luckly we had a sense of humour and actually had decided in advance that the day would be a hang around the complex. So as a result we where not too annoyed and at the point where we had had enough we simply said No thanks and took our coupons and went.
Its a very big resort and if you just wanted to stay at the resport then there is lots to do. All in all in spite of the few complaints, our family enjoyed our visit and will come back in the future and in fact we are going to purchase a unit at this resport via Redweek.
I own a 3 bedroom unit in June. My family and I have been coming to the resort for approximately 8 years now. My kids love it ages range from 25 to 16, shouldn't leave out the grand kids. The resort is well maintained grounds are beautiful and the amenities are excellent. We love it so much we are looking to purchase another week. With the addition of the new section and water park should make the resort even more injoyable.
It seems that people either love or hate this resort. We stayed here in January of 2003 and have avoided this a choice for trade ever since. We stayed in unit # 2624, which is over 20 years old and looks it. The tiles were greenish/blue and the grout was very stained. The whirlpool bathtub was a standard-sized tub with dirty jets, which was gross because black flakes came out of them. There were bugs in the unit, the kitchen was outdated and had appliance issues, including a sign informing us that the oven was not working.
This was one of the worst trades we have ever made with RCI. I would never recommend it to anyone. The sales staff called us several times, and woke us up twice, to invite us to a welcome breakfast and that we would get a gift. We did not want to spend any time with a salesman while he told us how great the resort is, how it is the only place to own, and that they maintain the units. How could a person sit through that tour and not say anything.
I know that most of Orange Lake is nice and the difference between the happy people and unhappy people is the unit they are in. Ours was just plain old and dirty. Hopefully they maintain the new bathtubs better than this old one because if they do not run a bacteria-killing agent through the jets every week, you might as well be taking a bath with every person who has stayed there in the past. Disgusting.
We stayed at Orange Lake in April after buying a 2br unit in the Tennis Villas on redweek. Check- in was a breeze. Our unit was clean and nicely furnished. Our children enjoyed the tennis courts which were almost always empty and just outside our door. The only downside we found was that the two pools by the West Village complex and Splash Lagoon were always overcrowded. If you did not get a seat by 10am it was nearly impossible to find one within sight of the pool ( a concern when you are trying to keep an eye on your kids). The constant loud music at the pools especially if you had the misfortune to be stuck by one of the speakers was unnecessary and annoying. We did find a small pool in another part of the resort that was relativley uncrowded and more pleasant. The overcrowding situation may be relieved somewhat when the new water park complex opens later this year.
We did attend a sales presentation and free lunch. Our sales person was very friendly and low pressure. When we informed him that we had just purchased a unit and told him the price we had paid, he backed off totally and just got us our free coupons and cash for attending.
This is a very big resort and as someone else mentioned, I think it may be getting too big. All in all in spite of the few complaints, our family enjoyed our visit and will come back in the future.
I took my family to Orange Lake last month. I own a studio unit and Oragne Lake was great. The resort was in great shape and the unit we stayed in was up to date and well maintained. We received one call to attend the information breakfast and we refused and they did not push us to go. We love Orange Lake and we will go back again and again. There is always something to do. There was some construction on the golf course and the new units but it did not disturb our vacation.
fantastic resort,maybe just getting too big
MY FAMILY LOVES THIS RESORT!!!
We've owned for 4 years and have been coming for 6 years, with 2 children, 9 and 10, I can't say enough about the place.
Friendly, helpful staff; Amenities fabulous and constantly improving and growing. Conveniently located to Publix and Walgreens not to mention DisneyWorld in your backyard.
We've had 3 family purchase and 1 pending sale just on our word of mouth and they all love it.
I just got back from Orange Lake on 5/8/05. The resort is beautiful and the 2 bedroom unit is spacious and well maintained. There is so much to do at the resort, you may not want to go to the theme parks. Played 3 of the on-site golf courses and they were in good shape and challenging. I've stayed at most of the Disney area resorts and I'd rate this one the best!
This resort was made for the family vacation with everything you could want. You can spend a week here and never leave the property. The place is green, clean, open, and beautiful with lots of space to breathe and unlimited things to do.
I love this resort so many things to do
We had apprehension about buying our unit site unseen from a RedWeek posting earlier this year. We bought in the West Village for spring break and wondered if we would end up with shabby furniture in the older section. We were pleasantly surprised to find that everything in the unit was new. It must have been recently refurbished and tastefully so. Our golf villa patio overlooked the lake on the 8th and 9th hole of Cranes Bend complete with ducks and mute swans. The facility has tons of amenities and activities. It is very close to Disney. There was concern about possible harassment by sales staff. We received one telephone call for a free breakfast and coupon book (in return for a sales pitch) that we politely declined and that was it. I was impressed by how clean the entire place was. You didnt see as much as a bottle cap on the ground. We needed to call for a new electric can opener and maintenance was there with a new one in approximately three minutes. The staff on the whole was very friendly. We have stayed at a number of timeshare over the years and this place by far was the best one.
Very large resort with nice spacious rooms. Our two bedroom was like a small house. Went to time share presentation and was not presured too much. Nice pools and a movie theater but we had to drive to get to them. will try to go to orange lake again in 4 years when were eligable to trade into this resort again
We visited this resort and were so disappointed. Timeshare sales people were everywhere, transport was needed to get to the pools which were extremely cold and all in all it was not a pleasant place to stay. Our apartment was not clean and the small bathroom through the sliding door off of the bedroom was not satisfactory. Also we were in danger from the golf balls and one actually hit me on our terrace. Grass on the golf course was cut at 5.30.a.m. so a lay in was not an option.
nice complex,well kept rooms,and many pool options
We exchanged a week here and thankfully got a 2br unit in the newest section. Our unit was in excellent condition, clean, spacious and beatifully decorated. Problem is the main recreation center is a drive away. It's a large resort and sometimes it's better to be able to walk to most things. There's plenty to do on- site. Several pools and restaurants to choose from. The west village seemed to be closest to most of the amenities but were the 1st built. Maybe they're in great condition, too. I'd definately return and think Orange Lake is one of the best timeshares in the Orlando area. My husband still likes the Sheraton Vistana better.
We just got back from Orange Lake and it was wonderful. The staff was very friendly and the unit was spacious and very clean. The timeshare sales people did call but, we just politely declined their offers and that was that. The amenities were great, the pool and mini golf. They are re-sodding part of the golf course and grounds, but we went down to do Disney. It was very close to the parks and easy to get to and much better than staying in a hotel room! I will definitely go to this resort again.
Have been going to Orange Lake for 4 years now, and love it. Plenty to do ( especially if you golf), close to Disney. Would highly reccommend the North Village as opposed to the East or West. I'll be back next year!!!!
We stayed at this resort last April vacation because we had heard how much there was to do for older children.
I would probably rate it as one of the most stressful weeks I have ever had. There is a curfew of 10 oclock . The teens were not allowed to hang at the pool security so over the top that it made for a real bad experience. I am a pretty strick parent and they were beyond strick and the reasons were because the resort was large. For anyone who gets a back unit make sure you have a car. I try two different resorts out every year and this one by far takes the cake for the worst I have stayed at... Please if you have teenagers think again.. Try to stay at Sheraton Vistana this one so far has been the best for 13-20 year olds...
Recently stayed in a 3 bedroom unit we rented off of Redweek.com. The rental process through redweek.com was very easy with no problems at all. The unit was very large we actually fit 13 people and were not on top of each other. Orange Lake is in a great location with plenty to do both inside and outside the resort. Would definitely rent there again.
We own a week at this resort and it is top notch. A huge resort (need a car to get around within the property). Professional staff, beautiful & spacious units. Close to Orlando attractions, shopping, restaurants. If you're a golfer, this place is Heaven. Resort even has nice putt-putt courses. Beautiful pools, nice planned activities. If you chose to do so, the resort has enough features to spend a week on the property and be thoroughly entertained. WARNING! WE PAID TOO MUCH FOR OUR WEEK WHEN WE BOUGHT FROM REPS AT THE RESORT. IF YOU'RE LOOKING TO BUY, CHECK OUT THE RESALE MKT.
We recently stayed in a 3 bedroom villa, clean ,well decorated and spacious, overlooking the golf course.... . We had a wonderful time...There is something for everyone to do including the children, relaxing pools, water sports, dinner shows, golf, tennis, basketball, Arcade game rooms, shuttle service, restaurants, stores...You can actually have a good time without leaving to go to the theme parks and wait in those long lines!!!!!!!..
We would definitely go back...and are seriously considering ownership..if the price is right.....
Thanks OLCC for a great vacation.
We own 2 weeks at Orange Lake. Grounds
are beautiful. Amenities are excellent. Units
are well maintained.
We returned home from OLCC on 6-26-04. What a relaxing vacation it was!! There were alot of vacationers, but none of the pools, beach area or lake were ever crowded. We hung around the resort most of the time, not like the last time when we went to Disney and other attractions in the area.
We stayed in the East Village which was a quiet area and exactly what we wanted! Most of the activities are at the West and North Villages. The villa was clean and well maintained, so were the grounds and places to eat. All in all we were pleased with everything! This is a great place to vacation whether you go to Disney or just stay at the resort.
With the addition of the new water park "River Island" set to open in 2005 there will be no reason to leave the resort for other water parks!!!
What a beautiful resort!! Everything you need, and more!! I was so impressed with how well the grounds were kept!! I can't wait to go back next year!! I didn't think it could get any better, and in 2005 they are adding a huge water park!! Highly recommend!!
The overall look of the resort is lovely, with the largest pool we've ever had the pleasure of swimming in.
The unit had everything we needed, although the pots and pan supply was a little sparce. The condo we were in was a little older than what we generally have stayed in at other Gold Crown resorts. It was basically maintained well, and the one problem we had (sliding door did not lock properly) was fixed within an hour of our calling. The washer and dryer were old and too noisy to use at night as no one would be able to sleep. Ditto for the dishwasher.
Other than those minor inconveniences, everything else was first rate. We didn't spend much time at this resort because this family of 4 was busy with the theme parks, but did have a 'down day' which we put to good use in the pools, etc.
The 2BR unit was quite spacious, comfortable and pleasantly decorated and overlooked a golf course.
They do have some activities, such as bingo at the pool, and there is a large lake with boats and jet skis for rent. The mini golf course is also large and nicely laid out. There are other amenities that looked nice such as a game room and other things for kids in the club house, but again we never spent time there. All in all, quite a nice resort.
This resort is fantastic. You can vacation at the resort and never have to leave. Everything you want or need is there. Swinning pools, tennis, basketball, playground, golf, putt-putt, lake with boating and fishing, waterskiing, game room, exercise room, theatre, grocery store, all types of restaurants, live entertainment and more. Close to Disney, Sea World, Universal and shopping outlets.
We just returned from OLCC on 4/1/04. I can tell you where to avoid. Stayed in unit 4023 on Lake Kem Way. The dishwasher fell out from under the counter. The screens were filthy, cobwebs everywhere, grimy tub floors, finger prints all over the glass tables. Broken screen door in the master bedroom. The unit had not even been thouroughly vacuummed. Our two year old found a cigar wrapper and some type of pill on the floor in the guest bedroom. Luckily he did not eat either. The area between the units where the trash cans are located were absolutely digusting ( for 7 days ). Diapers, styrofoam containers, and miscellaneous trash strewn everywhere. Needless to say after our obligatory sales pitch we were definitely not interested in "vacation ownership" at OLCC. Very disappointed... hopefully the newer units are cleaned and cared for better.
We bought a week 10 years ago, and now we own four. The idea was to exchange weeks and stay in different places each year. However, this place is so nice that I can't get my family to go anywhere else. In fact, my kids are all grown with children and they still want to come with us each year (especially the grandchildren, they absolutely LOVE the mini golf). You could spend two weeks here and never leave the property, it's THAT nice!
Spent a week in one of the 2BR units, Jan 04. Nice rooms and lots of family activities. Pool areas were great, close to Disney World and other attractions
Just got back from a week at Orange Lake CC. Stayed in the North Village in a 2 Bedroom Villa.
The children loved to swim at Spalsh Lagoon and being close to the parks. The unit was nice and it backed up to the 'Legends Walk' par 3 golf course which stays open until 10 so be aware the lights stay on late.
ONLY negative was the sales pressure. We were called every morning for a 'free' breakfast. We finally went down and were pushed and pressured. It was like a used car sales lot. --AVOID if possible--
Orange Lake is a GREAT place that shouldn't have to 'resort' to this. I think it sells itself. They should go away from the pushy sales by commision and use an auction or fixed price listing sytem.
Therefore four out of five stars.
This Resort is great for golfers, families with children and even those that just want to loaf. It is a large resort, but somehow you still don't feel crowded.
A very nice place to stay. The pool was excellent and they are building a bigger pool complex in 2005 with a lazy river. Should be awesome. They have a lot of amenities but we spent most of our time at the Parks and did not take advantage of what the resort had to offer.
The only downside was that they called every morning at 7:30 a.m. (we are late sleepers and finally got up one day that early just to answer the phone) to invite us to a breakfast. We finally decided to go and listen to the presentation because they told us we were under no obligation to purchase a timeshare. Unfortunately we were extremely pressured and somewhat belittled by our salesman. When we told him no we were not going to purchase, the price dropped about $8,000. (Originally they tried to sell us a timeshare for $20,000.) When we we still said no, he went and got his manager who dropped the price another $2,000 to $9,999. We still said no and then she tried to sell us a weeks vacation for $1500. They were SO persistent and pushy that we were really upset. Finally, they gave up and let us leave.
I think the resort speaks for itself. It is a great place and if guests like it they will buy time there. There is no need for such extreme sales tactics.
My parents bought two weeks here 2 years ago. The first two weeks of April. Little did I know how good a deal it was. We have 2 three bedrooms and man are they huge. We bring friends and family and still have a bed leftover. It is true you need a car, but you're really close to Animal Kingdom(the property backs up to it) and Blizzard Beach. I was told they may be adding a water slide to the club. I have twin daughters and I swear they'd rather hang out at the pools than go to Disnery World! We usually pick 3 days to do different parks and the rest of the time is at the resort. They even have their own lake that you can rent jet ski's and boats on. Have to go in a circle but it's still fun. My Mom actually likes the Bingo the best! ha. Nice dinner at the new clubhouse near the end of the resort. Also Grocery store and drugstore right at each entrance of the park. rick showalter Aurora, IL
I just returned from a week at OLCC. It is very close to Disney World and this made the family vacation a blast. The grounds of the resort were well kept. My only complaint was the maintenance staff did not repair a door in the bathroom that was loose on the hinges. Guest Services kept calling to find out if the work was done, but they seemed more interested in booking a sales tour. I would come back because the unit was perfect for 6 people and would like to play the golf courses at the resort.
We stayed at Orange Lake on our first visit to Florida. I was quite apprehensive as it was the furthest we had travelled, but there was no reason to worry. The resort was fantastic! The 2 bed villa was enormous, with every mod con you could wish for. Everywhere was clean, staff were fantastic, the choice of pools was vast, easy route to all attractions.......I could go on and on.
We've been back since and had a fantastic time but nothing compares to the magic of Orange Lake.
The Adams Family Harlow ESSEX. UK.
This is a resort to bring the whole family. So close to Disney & many, many amenities. The olympic size swimming pool is the best. If you just want to stay at the resort, there are many things to do. They even have a movie theater on site. You will never run out of things to do. A definate 2 weeker at this resort. One week for Disney & the other to relax or do about anything.
Exchanged into resort for a week. Had a 2 bedroom very large beautifully decorated unit. The resort was well kept and huge. Lots of room everywhere, which means you have to drive everywhere within the resort. We used the resort as a home base for visiting Disney World and other local attraction (which are all conveniently accessible) so we did not have much time to take advantage of the resorts extensive facilities.
The size of the resort and the fact that the unit did not have any little extras(dishwashing liquid, paper towels or coffee filters) were the only drawbacks. If you want to go to Orlando and just stay in one place and relax this is the resort to pick.
I have been visiting Orange lake since my father bought a share when i was 10. I am now 27. It has been a wonderful experience visiting there over the years on family vacations. My father who is getting older in years was thinking of selling. My brother and i were deveastated to hear this. So, we decided to by it from him to keep in in our family. It will be a wonderful thing to share with our own children. The ammenties are outstanding, the staff is wonderful. There is so much to do on site. If you havent had the opportunity to visit there , i highly reccommend that you do. The yearly dues are reasonable,and since you get a deed when you buy its something that will last a lifetime. Its simple to trade or rent you week out if you choose to.
We had a great time at OLCC but I would warn people that this resort is huge and not all the resort amenities are within walking distance. This is a very well run resort.
Super resort. Mr Wilson runs a tight ship. Exchanged here twice, about 5-6 years apart. Resort facilities and units very well maintained, with aggressive planned growth. New section is beautiful. Resort is HUGE, though, which can be a drawback - distances between activities and units, huge attendance at most activities. Golfing superb. Pools great. So many resorts in the WDW area, but we usually come for two weeks and try to spend one at Orange Lake in addition to our home resort.
We have been owners at Orange Lake for seven years now and we have loved every minute of it. This resort is so great, we have used our week every year - we haven't found a reason to go anywhere else!
As vacationers, the resort has everything we need and more. We are huge Disney fans, but we spend more time at the resort than we do at Disney. There is just so much to see and do (or not do...). From the pools to the beach to the daily activities, there is something for everyone.
As owners, it's great to see all the development they have done to improve an already great resort. We have one of the "original" villas and when our unit was refurbished last year, it was like we walked into a brand new unit. It's obvious to us that Orange Lake is committed to their owners and guests to create the best resort possible.
Can't wait to go back!!
We have been Orange Lake owners since 1985 and we still love it. The resort has gotten bigger over the years and has added many new amenities. There are now two pool/clubhouse areas. The "old" one has four pools and a poolside grill, lots of activities (live entertainment every night, theme dinners, stuff for kids and adults all day long). The "new" area has a huge, tropical water park-style pool with a slide and even water volleyball. The units are very comfortable, though be prepared for bright colors which have been a recurring theme through multiple redecoration projects. We go to OL about every two years, and each year we seem to spend less time at Disney and more time at the resort. It's like home for us now.
Exchanged here in Jan. Had a 2 bedroon unit sleeps 8. Unit was clean, but needed new carpet, and furnishings. Unit would not rate 3 star, but resort was 5 star, therefore I gave it 4.
Just returned from OLCC (Week 52 2002). Great vacation spot. Like everyone says, lots to do on site if you're not into WDW, Epcot, etc.
We own timeshare in Costa Del Sol, Spain. in April 2002, via RCI exchange, we were priviledged to spend the best holiday we have ever had at Orange Lake.
We liked it so much we bought a week there. We're going back again (with friends) next year! There was so much to see and do within the resort, we used up only 4 of our 7 day Disney passes. I think that speaks for itself. The service A1, the golf A1, eveything A1!!
We own at this resort and have spent three weeks there so far. This past spring we spent two glorious, relaxing weeks. We are veteran time share swappers and this is our favourite place. There is a very relaxed ambience and our out-of-pocket expenses are always minimal at Orange Lake.
The grounds are immaculate, the staff extremely friendly and helpful and the accomodations are truly Gold Crown.
Trading value is excellent, the location and access are superb. A great family resort.
This is a hugh self-contained resort that has every kind of amenity available onsite. Beautiful units, with gorgeous landscaping. The Tennis Villas are within walking distance to the main clubhouse, yet far enough away for peace and quiet. Tennis Villas would be the perfect area for teenagers. If you have small children, North Village has an awesome Splash Lagoon Water Park that would be suitable for them. All in all, this resort is top notch. Highly recommend this resort!!
Beautiful and well run. Only drawback is the sheer size of the resort. (visited 10/2001)
Another great resort close to Disney. We ended up getting a 3 bedroom unit which sleeps 12. A view of the Tennis courts and basketball nets on one side,then a view of a great golf course. 90 holes of golf. Great swimming pool area with lots to do for the whole family. Two thumbs up!!
stayed here several times the only downside is that it is so big that you need a car to travel within the resort however whatever you need , its probably available on site staff was great if you are orlando for a week, you could spend 3 days on site for r&r between the park's hustle and bustle
great place to spend two weeks.
we were busy every day, hadgreatweather.
8505 W. Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, Florida 34747
- Resort cluster
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