Marriott's Harbour Lake
Marriott's Harbour Lake
If you have kids, Marriott's Harbour Lake is definitely the place to go. Formerly known as Horizons By Marriott at Orlando, this resort features a spectacular Horizons Harbor pool, complete with a pirate ship and daily pirate invasion. But the fun doesn't end there. Spend a day at WaterWorks, a playful interactive water adventure where you'll never know where waters jets will pop up next, or when a coconut palm tree will douse you with water. Marriott's Harbour Lake packs so much fun, your kids won't want to leave.
For rest and relaxation, retreat to your two-bedroom, two-bath timeshare villa with a full kitchen, separate living and dining areas, screened balcony, and washer/dryer. Each villa is equipped with a king-size bed in the master bedroom, two queen-size beds in the second bedroom, sleeper sofa in the living area, and three televisions.
Additional amenities at Harbour Lake include a gym with a fantastic view of Lake Willis, fishing on the private lake at Horizons Landing, a miniature golf course, basketball court, and video game room. Enjoy a quiet moment on the boardwalk as you watch the sunset, or gather the family for a barbecue in the shade at Function Junction, an outdoor pavilion. Of course, you're always welcome to simply relax in the open spaces of the Backyard. There's sure to be something for everyone right on site.
Formerly known as: Marriott's Horizons at Orlando
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EXCELLENT for families. Activities are provided every hour during the day. During our rest days from Disney, there was plenty to do here. The pools and pirate ship are awesome and the playground great for tots. We really enjoyed roasting marshmallows as a family, but there is a small fee. It is conveniently located to WDW and just a short drive away. We would definitely return.
We have been owners at Marriott's Harbour Lake for 9 or more years, and we love this resort! More importantly, our grandchildren love this resort! They love the pools, the putt-putt, the activities director events, etc., and we love the security of knowing that we have them at a first class resort that is well-managed and maintained! No regrets buying into this very family-oriented resort. The most we can ever get our grandkids to do is go to Disney for two days....they want to stay and play at the resort! It has been a real blessing to our family and will be to yours as well, I am sure!
josephp123, I have owned for over 12 years and was sold on all the promises that never came true. The cost of the maintenance fees are ridiculous and I would like to join the class action suit also. Please contact me.
I love bringing the family here, short trip to Disney or Universal and literally across the street from sea world, great amenities and like I said to my wife we wasted our money going to disney cuz the kids had an awesome time right in the resort
I AM ALSO DIAPPOINTED IN THE COST OF MAINTANCE IT REALLY IS OUT OF CONTROL IT IS AS MUCH MAINTANCE COST AS IN ARUBA AND THAT IS PRETTY BAD I AM JUST UPSET OVER THIS , ITS VERY SAD SOMEONE HAS TO PUT A STOP TO THIS CRAZINESS BECAUSE ARUBA WAS 1,000.00 AND HARBOUR LAKE WAS 560.00 AND KNOW ARUBA IS 1,200.00 AND HARBOR LAKE IS 1,000.00 THIS SHOULD NOT BE HAPPENING ,THEY HAVE SO MANY PLACES AND THINGS IN FLORIDA THAT EVERYONE SHARES THE TAXES SO IS POCKETING OUR MONEY SINCERELY
I do agree that the maintenance fees have jumped tremendously. And if a lawyer feels that a class action lawsuit is justified, I would be interested... BUT ....
I don't feel it's right to rate the resort all 1 star because of that. The location is excellent (for me 5 stars), I've never had a problem with staff or service--everyone has always been as nice and helpful as they could be (5 stars). I haven't seen any indication that the place is not being kept up. The units are always sparkling when we go and the grounds are kept up beautifully (5 stars). The beds are extremely comfortable (5 stars). *** Don't down rate the resort on complaints of maintenance fees being high or the fact that the resort changed it's mind on the planned amenities.***
Please correct me if I'm wrong here, but remember also that the place is maintained by OWNERS, and the maintenance fees are set by the board which is made of owners.
I am also very disheartened about the huge jump in maintenance fees since I purchased in 2003. They have nearly tripled. It is extremely unfair as this was never mentioned in the sales presentation. I can barely afford to use my week as the annual maintenance fee is so high.I also would like to sign onto the class action suit against Marriott. Please contact me about how I do this.
I am also disappointed that they never built more buildings as promised. Would also like to join the class action suit please post information about it.
When I fist bought this they made a lot of promises and never delivered.
Too josephp123 how do we contact you if we to hier more about the CLASS ACTION SUIT agianst Marriott!!
WE OWN AND BOUGHT WITH THE BIG PROMISE OF A COMPLETE RESORT WITH A RESTERAUNT, A MAIN STREET WITH A MOVIE THEATER, AND ON AND ON.THEY BLAME 9/11. NOW THE ECONOMY, YET OUR MAINTANANCE OVER DOUBLED IN 9 YEARS.
WE ARE LOOKING FOR OWNERS TO START A CLASS ACTION SUIT AGAINST THE MARRIOTT FOR OUR MONIES TO BE REFUNDED. IF YOU ARE INTERESTED IN SIGNING A PETITION AND START THE CLASS ACTION SUIT.THE ATTORNEY WANTS 100 OWNERS WE HAVE 12 IN LESS THAN A WEEK . SO LETS GET MARRIOTT FOR THIER LIES 2010 HAS COME AND GONE AND THE RESORT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO GET INTO BECAUSE THEY REFUSE TO PUT UP MORE BUILDINGS.YET THEY KEEP THEIR GOLF COURSES PRETTY AND BUILD NEW RESORTS. CLASS ACTION SUIT. WE CAN GET ALL OUR MONIES BACK WITH INTEREST.WE NEED NAMES. 100 IS EASY AND THIS LAWYER BELEIVES ONCE THE SUIT STARTS WE WILL HAVE 2000 OR MORE.EVERYONE I SPEAK TO IS TOTTALLY UNHAPPPY WITH THE RESORT.IT IS ALSO GETTING VERY RUN DOWN. THANK YOU AND MAY GOD/ALLAH BLESS YOU ~ JOSEPH
This place is awesome for families. Our kids had so much fun, they only wanted to visit a theme park for just 1 day. At Harbour Lake the kids have multiple water areas to go have fun at. There's putt-putt on premisis-- and it's fun and challenging. Grown ups will love the relaxing pool atmosphere, as well as the well equiped (and nice views) from the workout room. There's great poolside bar food and drinks. Don't miss the daily icecream social. Lastly, I've talked with the management team at a reception, and they really care deeply about continual improvement and making things even better than they already are. This a well run resort.
I have stayed at the property with kids now 5 times. First two times I rented a unit. Then purchased a resale.
If you do not have kids. Not really place for you. If you have kids or grandkids it is much fun.
This year my kids did scuba intro in the pool and are still talking about it.
It is not the fanciest rooms, but it has been clean and very family freindly.
A perfect place to for families! Lots to do for everyone. Beautiful property on a lake - loved having coffee in our screened in porch in the morning and takin in the beautiful view of the lake. The kids (and my husband) loved the water slide. There is a smaller water slide (part of a pirate ship) for the younger kids. Mini golf was also a big hit! The unit is spacious and decorated nicely. The beds are comfy and big - something we can always count on when staying at a Marriott property. Location is perfect - close to Sea World and midway between Universal and Disney - lots of options!
My wife and twos kids have been going to this place for the last four years and I could tell you we do not get tire from it, we love it. It is close but far away from everything....close to the parks but away from city traffic and people. We do recommend it 100% and we still continue going.
We are Marriott owners and have stayed at many Marriott properties. This was by far the worst property I have ever been to. The kids activities are great as well as the employees that lead the children's activities. The pools are very fun for the kids BUT when we checked in late at night, I went to put my four children to bed. Every bed had dirty sheets on it. I immediately called and asked for clean sheets. More dirty sheets were brought to us. We ended up with three sets of dirty sheets before we finally received clean sheets. the unit was not clean. It was in desperate need of a deep cleaning. The dishwasher was not working properly, cabinets were falling off hinges. This unit does not have a tub in the master bath, only a shower. We were constantly receiveing phone calls about going to an owner presentation for the new Marriott in Marco Island. Every time we went to the front desk for anything we were accosted by sales people trying to sign us up for a presentation. We finally gave in and went because we truly were interested in the Marco Island property. The manager at the sales department that was trying to get us to buy continually made belittling comments towards me, as in I don't want to give you all the details of the financial aspect of this because it might confuse you. Considering we own 5 Marriott weeks I very obviously know finances well and how to figure things out. I would not recommend this property and I will never return.
I just returned from Horizon's and my family loved it. My children, all boys, are ages 5, 3, and 1. There was something for everyone. My kids never even asked to go to the parks they were so busy there. Lots of kids activities and a very friendly staff. The rooms were great. The resort offered alot without being too large.
Very nice place for families. We just recently returned from staying there. The kids (8 and 10) loved it! Unfortunatley, we didn't get to spend enough time at the resort and are looking to possibly return next year to relax on site more. Rooms very very clean. Screened in porch wonderful. No complaints. Mini golf on site. There is simply too much to say!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Wonderful time at a wonderful place! Very kid friendly, yet enjoyable and relaxing for the adults.
WOW! We have just returned from a wonderful vacation at The Horizons by Marriott in Orlando. We loved the location...especially the 2 minute trip to SeaWorld. The pools were amazing as was the yummy & reasonably priced food at the pool restaurant.
Our room was so pretty and well stocked. We can't wait to go back. Great for kids and parents!
Just came back from a wonderful stay at Horizons, absolutely the place for kids!!! The interactive pools are ideal to keep the little ones busy while the relaxing hot tub is great for mom and dad.
Units were very nice, only wish master bath had a hot tub. Very updated, kids loved the big screen TV.
They just finished the night outdoor fire pit and are adding a movie theater, indoor playground, and upgraded game room. Also talks of radio controlled boats in one of the small ponds. Once you grasp the "Key West" theme you will enjoy this resort. We will be back next year, 5 minutes from Sea World and 2 exits from Disney, great location.
We just returned from our vacation on June 9, 2006. This is the place to go if you have children, and plan to visit Orlando with limited time at other attractions. Our son is five, and he enjoyed the resort as much as Universal and Disney. As a matter of fact, he would have been content remaining at the two large pool centers everyday.
The 'water parks' are great for children. In addition, the hot tubs and swimming pools offer plenty of room for adults even on crowded evenings. The pool side bar offers great options with plenty of seating.
The only recommendations for this resort are to install a whirlpool tub in the master bath, a larger gameroom, and an indoor play area. However, the added plus of no one pressuring you for a sales presentation more than makes up for any shortcomings.
The children's activities are reasonably priced with plenty of variety. The villas were clean and up to date. My family will be sure to enjoy this resort again.
Absolutely loved this resort and you will too IF YOU HAVE CHILDREN! Our kids loved this place and we are even thinking of purchasing here. If you don't have kids, this is not the place for you.
The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The pools were great and the activities fantastic. My kids did not want to leave the resort. We cancelled 2 days of activities to stay and play at the resort! AND they are adding more this year (a movie theater, a firepit, general store and large gameroom!)
The only reason I gave it 4 stars instead of 5 is that it lacks luxury in the actual units. Master Bedroom is VERY small compared to Marriott's competitors and there is no jacuzzi which is common in Master Bedroom Suites at most timeshares. The second bedroom was quite roomy though. It lacked a few other amenities which are slated to be added this coming year but all in all, a great value!
I would highly recommend this resort! (Stayed March 2006)
Stayed in June 2004.
We had a great time. Staff was friendly and willing to help you with anything you need. Great location as it was super close to Sea World and just right down the road from Universal/Disney. Rooms look new and were spacious. 2bedroom sleeps 8.
No onsite restaurant unless you count eating at the bar. Food was avg. I actually expected better. No hot tub in the master bedroom. Those are my only complaints but I would go back in a minute as we got a real good deal for the week (EBAY $600)
Kids, kids , kids.....if you got em, and I do, this is THE place. Very new and comfortable 2 bedroom units on Lake Willis, great views, big screen TV's in the newer units, and children activities all week long. If you are on your honeymoon, i feel for ya! Close to Universal and Sea world too.
The programs for kids were great. The villa was spacious and comfortable. The food could be better but the drinks were fine.
We loved it so much, we bought a week.
Excellent, if we didn't already own 6 timeshares i would have bought here. Beautiful unit, we were right across from the pool, spacious unit, 2 queen beds in 2nd bedroom. would definetly go back.
not bad, but I would go back to Marriott Cypress Harbour.
Better value and the kids just love the lake at Marriott Cypress harbour.
Our family stayed in a lake-front villa during the first week of June, 2004, and had a terrific time at Horizons. The amenities are outstanding.
Large 2 bedroom unit. Very clean. Friendly, helpful staff. Kids love it here - great themed swimming pool and on site waterpark. Some views from balconies leave a bit to be desired, mostly because of construction. This is a family with children oriented resort.
We really enjoyed this resort. We went down with friends who had never done the timeshare thing and they were extremely impressed. Here are the highlights:
PROS: -Great friendly staff. Best we've experienced so far. -Most comfortable bed (master bedroom) I've slept in aside from home. I can't stress enough how much a difference this makes. -Pool area was excellent. A kids paradise! Adults can enjoy it too if you wait until around 10pm. -Decent gym. Lets face it, we aren't going to the Orlando area to work out, but it's nice to have a nice clean gym with decent equipment to get a quick work out in the morning. -Great location off I-Drive and near Cypress Harbour. -Although this place is still not sold out, they never asked us to sit through a sales presentation. I'm already a timeshare owner and I hate when resorts try and force exchangers to sit through the presentation.
CONS -Master bathroom has no jetted tub or anything like that. I enjoy those tubs after long days of walking parks. -Resort is not finished yet. The mini-golf course wasn't done as of Dec 03, and neither are few of the amenities you read about in your catalog. That was disappointing. - Restraunt & common areas not as nice as Cypress Harbour, but perhaps when it's finished it will be nicer. - Original room had crappy view of construction and the front gate. We asked if we could move to a water view. Since we checked in early they were happy to accommodate us (see the "pro" for great staff above).
Overall, since we don't have kids this wasn't the ideal resort for us, but we still really enjoyed it. Anyone with kids should strongly consider this resort. The kid friendly amenities are awesome.
A truly first class place to stay! This place is loaded with amenities. My five year old talks about heading back to that place with the pirate ship pool and the water park all year long. My older boys liked the planned activities. We had so much fun at the resort that we only used our 5 day hopper pass twice; the second time was a struggle because the kids wanted to stay at the resort!
So nice, we decided to BUY here!!. Our kids love the themed pirate ship and all the activities.
Definitely a family oriented resort.
Great Resort! Brand new units, very nice pool area for the kids, they even have a kiddie area.
We stayed in Nov, 2001. We had a fantastic time. The units were beautiful, and very family friendly. The staff were all excellent. The children's pool and water park were incredible for my 2 yr old, and 8 week old. We can't wait to go back.
Room a little smaller than the regular MVCI villas but that is kind of the point. And besides, when you are in Orlando how much are you actually in your room? Feature pool is amazing place for the kids. Location is right accross from Cypress Harbour and just a few minutes down the road from Sea World and the whole I-Drive thing.
- BBQ Area
- Child Care
- Children's Pool
- Game Room
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Movie Theater
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Boating (2.5 miles)
- Drug Store (1 mile)
- Grocery Store (1 mile)
- Live Entertainment (5 miles)
- Medical Facilities (2 miles)
- Ocean (60 miles)
- Shopping Area (2 miles)
- Theme Park (5 miles)
- Video Rentals (2 miles)
- Water Skiing (2.5 miles)
7102 Grand Horizons Boulevard
Orlando, Florida 32821
- Resort cluster
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