Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort
Lake Buena Vista, Florida
Lazy days await you at Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort. This tranquil timeshare resort sets on its own private lake and offers two beautiful outdoor swimming pools. Featuring one- to four-bedroom accommodations that sleep from four to 12 respectively, there is plenty of room for family and friends alike. All timeshare condos at Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort are equipped with a kitchen, washer/dryer, whirlpool tub, and air conditioning.
Area theme parks are not the only place to have fun. Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort offers plenty of activities for kids of all ages. Hop in an inner tube and float along the Lazy River, hang out in the recreation room and participate in the wide array of games, contest, and crafts events, or bring the whole family down to the Create Your Own Sundae event and see who can make the coolest dessert.
Wyndham Bonnet Creek Resort offers scheduled transportation to and from the Disney theme parks. Also close by are a variety of restaurants serving varied cuisines including French, Mediterranean, and Italian. Golfers, be sure to pack your clubs because Fairfield Orlando Resort is less than a mile from six very different courses.
Formerly known as Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek Resort.
The staff is nice until you go get your parking pass and you tell them no you don't want to take a tour then they get snobby. Putt putt course needs some TLC very bad.
Outstanding, ever improving resort. Very popular and no one ever disappointed here.
This is an awesome resort! You are super close to Disney World and can get to all the parks in a few minutes. Disney World in general is a pain to get around. No one resort has easy access to all parks and I'd rather not take a bus to the parks so we loved having our own car with free parking at the resort and we just knew we were spending $17 a day when we went to a park. The parking pass is good all day at all the parks so you can come and go as you like. Use google maps on your iphone to get around if your rental car doesn't have GPS. It's very confusing with all the curved roads and high trees. After 10 days, I still don't feel like I have my bearings. We rented a 4 bedroom presidential penthouse and it was awesome! It's huge and felt like we were in a luxury house with a great view. The finishes were really nice and it was decorated well. Not ritz carlton/four seasons level, but definitely better than most timeshares out there. I would stay here again without hesitation. There are 6 large towers and a hotel and several pools, restaurants and bars so there's lots to do. The kids loved the water slide and the lazy river. We spent so much time at the parks, I wish we had more time to enjoy the resort!
we are currently at this property for a week via RCI exchange. I cannot say enough about it - HUGE accomodations (2 bedroom). Ask for high floor. Note there are "lake" and "disney" views. Due to the way the buildings sit you may have one or both. We had a couple issues (one with ice maker in frig) and they were very thorough and quick. We prior to this stayed 2 nights on Disney property. This beats ALL disney. More than enough to do and simply lovely place and within boundaries of Disney. BEST timeshare we have EVER exchanged or rented
One of the best visits we've had to the Orlando area. We love B.C!
We joined Redweek to rent directly from a Wyndham Bonnet Creek owner. We rented from Robert J Miller (12 days) and Donald D Hettinger (3 days) This was our first time renting a timeshare and using this site. That was the hardest part knowing who to rent from. Our experience with these two owners was completely positive. They went above and beyond finding us a reservation in high season when other people/companies we contacted on VRBO, ebay, craigs list, etc said there was no availability: and accomodated us when a few days had to be cancelled.
Try to down load a map of this resort. It has an oval body of water with 6 towers and a hotel around it. You can walk the boardwalk to get from tower to tower within minutes. Tower one has a playground in front, tower two has volleyball and miniature golf in front, tower three has a swimming pool with a smaller slide to slide into the pool, it has a bar and pizzeria. Wyndham Grand Resort Hotel is between tower three and tower six. Tower six has a pirate themed pool with a larger slide (approx age 8+ to use slide) a beverage bar and fitness centre. Tower five has the lazy river pool with zero entry, tower four a smaller pool and between tower four and tower one is the main building that houses the lobby, and has several pools out front. It takes only minutes to walk from pool to pool; we tried all the pools. There are also several hot tubs and some pools have mobility chairs to lift people into and out of the pool.
With all 6 towers, one side of the building has water, or (water & pool) views, and the other side of the tower faces the parking lot. We stayed in tower 5 with a parking lot view. The parking lot was very quiet as was our building. Our unit felt clean, the furniture well maintained and our bed in the master bedroom comfortable.
Tips: Approx. 20 minutes from the airport (traffic pending) If you rent a car remember to deactivate your toll counter if you plan to pay your own tolls. Wal-mart is approx. 7 - 10 minutes away by car and sells groceries. Parking at Universal Studios was $15 and $14 at Disney. At the time of this post both parks allowed for same day parking re-entry.
At both Universal Studios and at Disney they scan your theme tickets then your finger: they no longer stamp your hand.
This resort is AMAZING!!!! The condo units are first class; the lazy rivers and pools are heavenly; lots of kids activities; onsite eating is superb especially the pizzeria which our kids still talk about today. You will LOVE this resort and it's so close to Walt Disney!!!!
The best location in WDW....we love this resort......
we have stayed at this resort 4 times and have never been disapointed! nicest resort we have ever stayed at!
We stayed at B.C. july 6-13, wonderful experience, we arrived early and as soon as a 2/2 Unit was available we were notified check in was a breeze. The Staff was very helpful, we had a 2/2 unit in Tower 4, 13th Floor overlooking the lagoon, it was beautiful in early am to sit on the Balcony and saw a dozen hot Air ballons rising in the Distance, The Tower is slated to be refurbished but it was still fine and I am picky, Wish we could have stayed longer then a week but will next time ,it is very relaxing There were 4 Adults and two Boys 7 and 11 in our group and everyone agreed they loved the Vacation. We will definetly return to B.C. as soon as time allows. One Tip rent thru Red Week it was the cheapest way to go and I will utilize it again in the near Future.
We just stayed here [June 2012]. Awesome resort! Our kids loved it and the resort provided shuttles back and forth to all the major attractions. !WARNING! Bring your patience when using the shuttles. They often don't run as frequently as you'd like and it can be a stampede to get on. We HIGHLY recommend just grabbing a taxi when returning from places like Magic Kingdom at 11:30p. It cost us about $20 and we didn't have to wait.
The pools are VERY nice. Remember all the activities will usually cost you a little money but so great for the kids. The condo itself was very nice and very spacious [we had the 2 bedroom]. Had some noisy neighbors but it wasn't out of control.
Overall, a GREAT experience.
We stayed here for Spring Break and loved it. It's a beautiful place inside and out. Location could not be better.
Sept. 2011. We stayed in a 3 bedroom and the entire place exceeded all of our expectations. Our room was very clean, staff very nice and provided clean towels quickly upon request. The pools were wonderful for our little ones..especially the kiddie pool area. It is soft material, not concrete, and was just so nice to relax there with our kids not to mention the lazy rivers!! We did rent a car to get to and from the airport, get groceries, and took it to the parks a couple of days. They have a freee shuttle system to all the parks and downtwon disney that used the same buses that Disney uses. It is very nice and on time. We did use this as well just like driving ourselves better sometimes. The grounds were beautiful and very well maintained. You will not be disappointed!!
Greatest vacation place ever! Followed this up with a 2 day trip to Disney's Polynesian - and the kids wanted to go back to Bonnet Creek! The best resort I've been to in Orlando area. Villas were awesome. Only one minor complaint: the kitchen could really use a few more pots, pans, and they give you 2 or 3 dishwasher and washing machine soaps for a 7 day stay for a place that sleeps 8. That was a bit miserly. There were more to buy, so it was OK, just a pain. Myt kids were 16,15,12 and 9 and all had an amazing time. My 16 yr old went down to the pool area every night at 10:00 and found kids his age to hang out in the hot tub with and talk to. It gave him his own little private time which was a little cooler than being with us.
My family: Myself, wife, and 2 daughters (17/13). 4/16-4/23 Vacation We are owners at Sheraton Vistana but due to circumstances beyond our control, we needed to stay at a different resort for the first time in 10 years.
Overall first impression was WOW, this is a fantastic place. Great location. 2nd impression: Check-In was terrible. I'll explain. We drove from Michigan and arrived at 10:30AM, prepared to spend the day at the pool prior to 4PM check-in. We did not expect to check in early but it would have been nice. However, the desk person took my cell number and told us that he would call AROUND 4PM when our room was ready. We went shopping for groceries and returned at 4:30. No call yet. 90+ degrees outside and we have eggs, milk, etc....
I explained to the desk person that check-in was supposed to be at 4PM and he only said that the room wasn't ready yet and they were really busy on Saturdays. We had to be patient. So then I had to complain about how that was unacceptable and I wanted to speak with someone else. He went into a back room and after 5 minutes came out and told us that another room was ready and we could get that one. Not a fireworks view like we requested, but pool view which was just fine.
Other than the check-in experience, the resort was first rate. The pools and lazy rivers were nice, and we enjoyed the walks around the lake. My opinion is that the main pools at Sheraton Vistana pools are bigger and you can actually move around. Same with the hot tubs. Also, the Vistana fitness center is better. For a resort as big as BC, the fitness center was way undersized.
Overall, I really liked this resort. The rooms were HUGE and the kids had their own bedroom with full size beds. The kitchen appliances were new and even the knife set was high end. The shower/bathroom was enormous. Bottom line: if you have kids, the bedrooms are far enough apart that you won't hear what's going in their rooms and they won't hear what's going on in yours. It feels like a house.
I would stay here again. Note: The timeshare pressure was on as usual, but to beat them this time we tried a new approach. Agree to attend right away and then don't show up. It worked great and they never called again. Sounds bad, but those people are relentless and annoying.
This is a newer resort and so it looks great and clean. The location is very nice....so close to the Disney Parks and Downtown Disney. Easy to get to from the highway. Not just great for families. The Presidential Suites are just great.
We stayed in building #2 in a 2 bedroom - unit was fine - clean and comfortable - older style tv's - elevators good, pools were plentiful and nice, putt putt course, pool table, ping pong, kids stuff, etc. Had a really nice stay and would go back without hesitation.
We stayed here for a week in January 2011. My wife and I are semi-retired and traded for a one bedroom. The unit was very nice and clean and the grounds were also. All buildings were completed except for one. BC has about every kind of water atraction one could ask for. Pools, baby pools, water slides, lazy river and spas. There is even a minature golf course. All part of your stay.
BC is located on the Disney grounds but is not serviced by Disney transportation. BC has their own buses that ran right on time the one time we used it.
Con: The sales staff are relentless. We have been with RCI since 1988 and have no desire to sit thru nor buy anymore timeshares. We told them this when we checked in on Saturday. They set us up with a time the next morning any way and I told them we would probably not attend. The phone rang at 7:40 which I did not answer. By the caller ID I could see who it was. By Monday evening they had called three times and each time I told them I did not want to attend. It was at this time that the girl in guest services told me that they will call me every day until I agree to attend and that this was a corporate policy. After that call I unplugged the phones.
In order to use the wired high speed internet the main phone has to be plugged in and your laptop plugged into a PC port on it. The high speed was awesome but the sales calls resumed. One day while we were out the caller ID logged 7 calls from them. On Thursday night they called and for some reason I answered and got a lady who promised to mark my account NOT INTERESTED and the calls stopped.
What a terrible way to spend a vacation. The resort is very nice but the sales team is a night mare.
Loved our 2Bdr/2Ba unit. Very Nice, Higher End Furnishings. Exc. Beds. Nice pools/slide/lazy river..building another water feature for kids.yeah! Outdoor kitchens + Pushy sales people where u pick up parking pass..But they offer nice incentives for attending presentations.
We were fortunate to use a two bedroom unit. It was spacious, clean, it had a beautiful view of the swimming pool area, we could see the fireworks from Disney World. The resort is conveniently located in the Disney resort area; which makes it close to everything. It has many amenities: pizza delivery right in the resort, grocery store, shuttles to many activities in the area. Great place to have a vacation.
Love this resort! Pool areas are awesome! Very Close to all Disney parks. Very spacious rooms. Lots of activities. Nicest Resort I have ever stayed at and I travel often. Will stay here again and again.
My wife and I and our 2 kids stayed here the week after Thanksgiving 2009. It was our first trip to Disney with the kids and this place was just what we were looking for. The 2BR 2BA unit was the perfect size and had everything we needed to spend 6 days. The staff was very helpful and courteous. They never approached me about buying a timeshare. The resort offers free shuttles to all of the Disney parks.
I would recommend this resort to anyone looking for a nice non-Disney resort but close to the parks with a shuttle service.
Beautiful resort and would highly recommend renting from Erik Anderson. Took care of a minor checkin problem and followed up. Had plenty of info about the resort and surrounding area. Resort employees were all very friendly and professional.
This resort is amazing! Staff is so accomodating and pleasant, atmosphere is beautiful, pizza is well priced and tasty, children's activities are nonstop, and the entire resort is very very clean! I can not say enough good things about this resort, and can not wait to come back again! We are a family of six, and everyone loved it!
This had to be the nicest timeshare I have ever stayed at! I had the 2 bedroom & my view over looked EPCOT. I have to say, this resort beats out any of Disney's deluxe resorts hands down. The choice of pools was hard, they were all nice. They have so much to offer here that you do not have to go to theme parks for fun. I did not have any problems at all while staying here. I stayed here in Aug 2009
OK...keeping it real...I just left here form a week on spring break. Here is the real scoop:
Pros: unit nice and clean, elevators are fast so waits are short, pools are nice and some are heated, staff is courteous, location is good for the money, service at pool areas was pleasant. Pizza delivery fast and tasty. Timeshare presentation denied with no problem or harrassment.
Cons: Bus shuttles to DW are a joke... always late or completely missing a run, we waited in cold one night for 45 minutes as someone forgot their route obviously. Parking not really close. Food at on site restaurants average. Magic Kingdom is not 3 minutes away on bus, more like 15 minutes after you get on the bus, which could be 30 minutes late. Buses in afternoons go 2 hours with no scheduled run leaving the resort so the buses are NOT like the Disney buses and do NOT drop you at the same places, but further away. Rent a car, parking is $14 and worth it to have your own transportation and save the time as well. Dishwashers not effective and washer and dryer are loud and in bad location for second bedroom to be effected by noise. Our garbage disposal and vent hood over the range did not work. We had air in the pipes every day banging and making noise, probably from the construction.
Summary: This is a value resort, for the money it is in a good loaction but it has its limits as listed above. We could see the fireworks from our balcony and Epcot and the Boardwalk roofs so the location is good if you have your own car, if you plan on riding the buses pay to be across the street at Disney. The buses were the biggest disappointment for us, so if you plan on renting a car this resort is very viable for a nice vacation. The resort amenities such as the lazy rivers (2) are nice, we spent two days at the resort and enjoyed those days more than Seaworld and Aquatica.
It is a beautiful resort. We enjoyed ourself very very much. There are a few things that people should know before they come here.
There is no shuttle to and from the airport. It cost us 58.00 from the airport to the resort. cheaper to rent a car from the airport, go to the store and get your grocries, and then turn in the car. Cost us over 15.00 each way to go to walmart. We did find a cab company to take us back to the airport for 20.00 per person. The shuttles to the park are pretty nice, but don't lose your schedule or you might be stuck at a park or you will be getting a cab. there could be more times to return earlier in the day especially for the older people.
The sale pitch thing was a pain when we first got here. We had been traveling all day and they want us to set a time to meet them. Not a good way to start out my vacation by getting stressed after getting my key to get to my room. Getting a call at 8:00am. after the rest of family got in at 4:00 am was not a very welcomed tone to our room. I am not sure what they didn't understand about " I am on vacation, I will get ahold of you when we have time. This was a family vacation and 4 different family schedules. We see our kids due to distance only once or twice a year, buying a time share was not my first priority.
If you have to use the sofa bed, make sure you check to make sure you have sheets and such. We didn't know it until around 7:oopm and it took 3 hrs to get them to us. Lets just say, I was not a happy camper on my last call of five to the front desk.
The hot tubs, pools and other activites are great. The food is really bad the little places around the resort, but a fun place to listen to some music and hang out The presidential suite was great for a large group. Worth the money. Over all I enjoyed my Stay, would come back.
One of our favorites--so convenient and gorgeous resort.
Resort ws absolutely amazing. Just returned from a stay over Christmas and it exceeded all of my wildest dreams. We were in a two bedroom with a view of the fireworks from Disney Epcot each night, so awesome to be able to walk onto the balcony each night and watch fireworks. Resort is located on Disney property and about a mile from downtown disney and a 5-10 minute drive to all other Disney parks. Has 3 pools and lazt rivers, was kind of cold for us to use the pool areas but they looked great. Staff was extremely friendly and was only asked once, when we checked in to sit in on their time share presentation, politely told them no and was never bothered again. Will never stay anywhere else again when we visit Disney.
AWSOME, is one word for this resort. I visited this resort on oct3 thru10 is was my 3rd stay at bonnet creek. There is still a lot of construction going on but the buildings are built well and you hardly hear the noise and i was right next to it. The resort only has 3 pools but 2 more are going be built with the finishing of the other 2 buildings. The resort will be finished late next yr they have 2 towers left to finish. The service is very good and its close to everything, downtown disney and the parks are right down the road a bit. Only downside is there is not a onsight resturant yet coming soon tho. The pool areas are nice music all the time and lots of activities
The ongoing construction created floating styrafoam pieces all over the place. Other than that, I would give this resort 5 stars. Wonderful complimentary transportation to and from Disney parks and Downtown Disney. Our two bedroom unit was huge and well maintained. Well kept beautiful grounds. Highly recommend this resort for your next Disney stay.
We stayed at this resort June 5, 2009 (3 nights) and it was simply fantastic! The staff was super and my children loved the lazy river. You can see the fireworks from disney in most of the unit. The decor is awesome and it has everything that you need. Hoping to stay many more times at this resort.
This place is great. Proximity to DW parks is extremely close. Forget your camera? No worries, go home and get it in 20 minutes. Stayed in 4/4 Presidential Suite and was spectacular! Clean, comfortable and staff was helpful and friendly. There is construction on site and nearby. New towers to add a pool on site (maybe 2, I didn't check). They could really use 2 more pools as the current 2 are really crowded. Also constructing resorts adjacent to the property. Construction begins promptly at 7:00am. But, our room was VERY quiet even across the street for the other resort construction and right next to the new onsite construction.
Game room for kids usually crowded, fitness room with treadmills and some weight machines. Elevators extremely fast to upper floors and down as well. Kitchen well appointed, large side-by-side refrigerator with ice and water dispensor, dishwasher, sink with garbage disp and HUGE dining table. Gift shop, as usual, extremely over-priced. I did not peak into other rooms and missed the sales pitch. But the 4 /4 was outstanding. That bed/sleeps number did NOT mean sofa sleepers (which no one really can sleep on). Our 2 families (8 people total) completely seperated on both ends of this massive suite.
For us, this was better than our International Drive stays. And we really like those.
We are WW Plat owners and this is our favorite resort. Every year, we snowbird it to Florida to get away from the PA winter and stay here at least three to four weeks. Love it. Can see the fireworks from your patio from most units. There is a shuttle for the short trip to Disney's parks and the amenities on the resort itself are awesome. This is as good as it gets.
Beautiful and relaxing resort. Still a few buildings under construction, but since most days we were out at Disney or another nearby theme park, we didn't notice. We had a great unit on a high floor across the lake from the main building and watched the fireworks every night over at Epcot at 9:00 pm.
We don't have kids, but the resort has lots for kids to do when you aren't at nearby Downtown Disney or another theme park. We especially liked floating around in the lazy river.
We can't wait for Building 6 to be completed with several floors of penthouses -- Can't wait!
This is quite a find inside the Disney gates! We stayed over New Year's to ring in 2008. The staff was friendly and the unit was spacious. With 3 kids we appreciated that the beds were doubles in the second bedroom and not twins. The fireworks were AMAZING and we could see them from our balcony if we leaned over a bit. Instead we walked down the hall to large bay windows where we could see fireworks simultaneously from three parks.
Believe it or not it was FREEZING cold when we were there, setting records for low temperatures. Given this unexpected curve, there wasn't much hope with all the separate buildings in getting from place to place except by walking. Ordinarily I could see where this would have been a pleasure as the grounds are beautiful, but walking over to the gameroom with temps in the 30s was a bit painful. Since we only did Disney for one day we really had to go by accomodations in assessing this trip and I'd have to say it was quite a nice getaway with a great kitchen setup and many nice amenities. The jacuzzi in the master was heaven, until you drained the tub and the jets made another final 30 second blowout noise. That was pretty weird! The poolside bar was great and had a most enjoyable, friendly staff. The frozen drinks were great. In the cold snap, they installed heaters so it wasn't so bad hanging out there. There were fun things for the kids to do at the pool without the feeling that you HAD to participate. It was kept light and fun. And though we didn't go to it, they had quite a New Year's celebration for families. Sounded like everyone was having fun!
We got off easy with the heavy sell. We agreed to go on New Year's Eve....right about the time everyone wants to get out of Dodge. Not a bad strategy...that and saying you have to pay for college gets you off the hook pretty fast.
Proximity to Downtown Disney was nice, but we discovered Miller's Orlando Ale House which saved us after many pricey meals. The food was good, and it was pretty cheap! Enjoyed our stay
Having stayed at many locations around the Disney area I was looking foward to trying this one. I have to say in a lot of ways it was very very nice. Location can't be beat!!! New, nice decor, top grade in almost every way. It's still on "my list" but it's not at the top. The living area is much smaller than many (Hilton Grands/Marriotts etc) The pools are tiny compared to most. Lazy river is pretty small (and full of running kids) My biggest problem with this place is the phone calls EVERY SINGLE MORNING! There was one morning in our whole week we were not woken up by the front desk or whoever they are calling you at some horribly early hour. We're not get up real early and go to the park people so not everyone would get woken up but still....8 am? Sorry I'm on vacation! (and not everyone who comes to the Disney area are there to hit the parks at opening. Let us sleep)! Also taking NO for an answer isn't one of their priorities. Of course some of the calls were masked as "how is everything in your room"? Each and every time I told them to please not call again and we are not interested. Next morning...phone call. IF we ever do rent here again unplugging the phone will be the first thing I do.....all 3 phones. Internet connection not bad....it involves plugging in the phone though....hmmm? One other thing I didn't care about in buggy FL is the porches were not screened. GREAT view from our room though. Could see EPCOT and MK fireworks show great. We did see one other but aren't sure from where they were coming from.
I can live with the smaller quarters but the phone calls and pools put this resort in my "if I can't get anything else" catagory.
Just came back yesterday from a week stay at the Bonnet Creek Resort. Our stay was very nice. The resort is located 5 to 10 minutes away from all the theme parks which makes it nice to come back for a swim on a hot afternoon and hop right back to the parks. The location is great..Resort staff is friendly and helpfull..Just don't get miss led, this is not a Disney Resort. It is just located on Disney property. Which means they bought land from Disney and built on it..
Only one little complaint which was we stood in the front main building and woke up every morning to pounding and hammering and when i went down stairs to complain and asked if they could at least hold off until 8 a.m. the front desk act liked they knew nothing of the construction..They told us that all that was under our unit was the sales floor and we must be mistaken..My husband and i took a look outside under our room floor and you could see in the window all the construction that was going on in the room under us..We even spoke with the workers when they were leaving for the day..They verified that they were working under our room..I just wish the staff would have pre- warned us of the noise to come..Or at least appoligize for it, not deny it..Also the phone lines were down for at least two to three days and no one was notified of it..so if you did not have a cell phone, you had no other means of communication..We are not owners at the time and seeing how we can be lied to so easily, makes us think twice of even considering it.. Other then that,we enjoyed our stay at the Bonnet Creek..
The kitchen has enough cookware to cook all three meals..Bathrooms are well stocked with towels and toilet paper..And small bottles of shampoo and bar soap to start you off if you forgotten yours..If you need to shop at a store for groceries, i would suggest the super Walmart Store, if you do not know where it is, look it up in the phone book in your unit..It will save you a lot of money on groceries..(Just don't be alarmed of the crowd, the store is prepared for it and all cashiers are open and the lines go fast.)
The small gift shop/store is highly over priced, it is good for emergency needs..(for example, i bought a half gallon of O.J. and a very small bottle of A.1 sauce and it cost me a little over $12.00.) Ouch, huh?
I hope this info helps anyone wanting to stay, our family had a great time and would definitely rent at the Bonnet Creek Resort again.
We stayed at Wyndham Bonnet Creek late Feb. through early Mar. 08. It is a very nice resort adjacent to the Disney theme parks and other Disney resorts. Check-in and Check-out were smooth. Staff were friendly and attentive.
We had a 2 Brm. which was very nice, clean and spacious, though not quite as spacious as other resorts we have stayed in. We had a couple of minor maintenance issues which were promptly corrected.
The resort offered quite a few activities, of which we did a few. We purchased our Disney tickets at a decent discount after a short timeshare presentation. They had a great Concierge service offering a wealth of local knowledge and other area discounts. The resort has 2 heated pools(one with a lazy river), numerous hot tub spas, and a miniature golf course. They offered complimentary shuttle to an from all Disney theme parks and had adequate pick up times.
The resort is in the process of a final build-out, but it was not a distraction. Other development is coming to the Bonnet Creek area including hotels and much need retail and restaurants. Grocery stores are approximately 2 miles and fairly easy to get to once you know where you are going (ask the Concierge).
Overall we had a very pleasant stay at a very nice resort.
We rented a 2-bedroom from December 21st to January 1st. Our unit was on the 5th floor of tower 5. We couldn't see the Epcot fireworks, but we were able to see 4 different fireworks display on New Year's Eve. The grounds are beautiful. The staff is the best I have ever experienced. Even though there was construction of another tower right next to our's, we never noticed any noise. My only complaint is that the lazy river ride isn't very "lazy" because children were always in it racing each other. We aren't owners but plan to be. It was an absolutely wonderful vacation.
i'm an owner at bonnett creek and just stayed at the resort for the first time the week before christmas i had invited my mom and dad to stay with us seeing they were already down in florida themselves we had a 4 bedroom presidental suite that faced epcot we got to watch the fireworks from the balcony every night it was fantastic.my dad's reaction when he walked into the unit was complete and utter amazement he said he has never stayed in such a nice place on vacation as he has at bonnett creek also the shuttle service to the theme parks was great too the staff also were wonderful we are all planning our next vacation there this year the resort has so many things to do that you would never have to leave if you didn't want too. i give it a high five and a'm looking foward to returning
Just returned from a 6-night stay in a 2BR unit...Everything worked out fine... I have stayed here twice before (rentals) and have always found the accommodations and service to be excellent. I was advised that the new Wyndham Reception Center is scheduled to open this week. It is very spacious and certainly an improvement from the smaller area in which employees had to take reservations, etc.
The new 15-story building has a large garage (open and enclosed) to accommodate occupants.
I did have to explain to a first-time vacationer at Bonnet Creek, who was quite perturbed , that it was not "within Disney's Gates." She noticed the arched DISNEYWORLD name on Osceola Pkwy and only then realized that it was not a "Gate." She apparently was lead to believe that B.C. was situated within the Disney theme park grounds...and just not adjacent to other DVC properties.
We stayed here for a short weekend, and were pleasantly surprised.
The resort is on Disney property, although a little difficult to find at first, very close to Downtown Disney and Epcot.
We stayed in the newer Phase III building (just opened apparently in August, 2007), on teh 11th floor (15 floors total), facing the "lake" (their own manmade one in the center of the project). The view was nice, and with a balcony, we found our 2BD unit to be quite nice. Looks like units on the other side also had decent views of the lush vegitation and Disney theme parks. All the amenities were brand new, so there was nothing to complain about there either.
The pool area was also nice. We used only one of the currerntly existing two pools (though it seems another is under construction). The one we used also had a lazy river, which was also nice and relaxing. There was also a miniature golf course on site, but we did not get to use it because we were not there long enough.
For those who also need to work, our room had free internet access (not wireless), so make sure you have an ethernet cable with you. Otherwise, I think there is also wireless internet in the lobby.
I am generally very critical, but have to admit that this resort is nice (at least our room, and stay was).
If you are a Fairfield/Wyndham owner, check out the website for times where availabilit is more open, and discount incentives are given.
My family just returned from a week at the Bonnet Creek location (SEPT 07). Our first impression when we walked into the 2- bedroom unit was complete satisfaction. The unit was by far the cleanest, most posh looking, and spacious unit we have rented in over 20 years. It was simply beautiful with good attention to detail.
Our children (6 and 2 years old) very much enjoyed the kid pool areas, miniature golf (free for two hours), craft areas, playgrounds, etc. Normally when we go to Disney, we spend almost all day at the parks just because the rental sites do not always have that much to offer....not this time. Our kids liked being at the resort as much as spending the day with Mickey Mouse and pals. Every day the resort had something kid-friendly to offer. Also related to Disney - while not a "Disney property," the resort is within the confines of Disney - no need to hit I4 at all unless you want. We cannot comment on the shuttles (we had a rental car), but from the literature the staff provided, the resort apparently did/does offer regular service.
While the location is a good 10 minutes from a grocery store, the on site pizzeria and cantina were great for a quick meal. The staff was extra friendly and honestly seemed happy to be working at such a gorgeous resort.
We tried very hard to think of any negatives we encoutered during our stay such that our review was "real," but we had not one.
My family stayed in a two bedroom unit in April '07. The location is just down from Downtown Disney (one or two miles). The design is impressive in spite of the construction and my children thought we spent a mint. The unit was really nice too- leather couch, iron chairs at the bar, large gorgeous dining table, washer & dryer in unit, large jacuzzi in master. I also liked the master bath in which the jacuzzi and a sink were in one part, and the shower, toilet, and another sink were in another adjacent area. Very spacious!! The only drawback was the master bed & pillows; the bed was harder than I like and the pillows were flatter. However, I think most would have no problem with the bed. The resort has an appealing man-made pond with a sidewalk all around. I would definitely stay here again!
My family and I just came back from renting two two bedroom units. Having stayed at other resorts and being an owner on the outside we were extremely pleased with the location as well as the amentities. It couldn't be any closer to disney then their own timeshares. Everything was great. The pools and the staff. Would definitely go back again and never thing twice about it. Our kids as well as the grandkids loved everything about it.
I visited with my family over Easter week and stayed in 2 bed unit. Standards of furnishing are high and staff are very friendly. It's extremely close to the Disney Parks and has a good activities center for when parents need a break. 1 key suggestion would be to allow meal charges to ones room at the pool bar/restaurant rather than accept cash only.
We own here, and have visited here. Except for two maintenance issues, which were resolved promptly, every thing was terrific. We plan on returning to vacation at this lovely resort, even if we don't do the theme park routine.
THIS RESORT IS THE BEST WE HAVE EVER BEEN TO!
We visit at least once a year and each year it gets better and better! LOTS OF AMMENITIES and the best resort staff in the business! THANKS BONNET CREEK! SEE YOU SOON!
Great resort - even with all the construction. The location is perfect, the units are nice, and the staff was incredibly nice. Had a few maintenance issues that were resolved very quickly. Not as large as the Marriott resorts - but I found that a plus in the off-season. Would be interested to see how crowded the amenities got in the summer.
Plans call for more pools and restaurants - plus if you have not heard- there are 2 more timeshare units being constructed now - with ground being broken for a Wyndham Hotel as well. In addition, Hilton will be putting 2 hotels in the Bonnet Creek area, one being a Waldorf Astoria. There is also a championship golf course being built adjacent to the property.
Overall- this is an excellent resort- and with the upscale additions coming by 2009, this should be the nicest, most desirable area in Orlando.
This resort is beautiful! My only complaint is that the children's pool was freezing! But our kids loved it anyways!
My family and I spent 5 nights in 2 2-bedroom rooms. It was a lot of fun. The decor for this resort is gorgeous. Each living room has leather funiture. We had all the "5 star amenities" - washer and dryer, beautiful full kitchen, large shower and hot tub in the master bed, and balcony.
I decided to give it four stars because of the following: There is a lot of construction going on. Our rooms overlooked the constructions site. We had no nearby pool. We had to travel thru the parking lot to the main entrance where the pool was located. Once there we were told that we should have bought our room towels to dry ourselves even though they had pool towels at the front desk.
The location is within Disney - so you get to be really close to Disney without all of the Disney perks. You miss out on shuttles to every park every 20 minutes, airport shuttle, and meal plan. Since you can't access these things, you most likey will be driving, and you will not be able to find anything close by.
Even with these issues, we still had a great time and felt pampered in a 5 star resort.
I work at Bonnet Creek and I'm an owner of the property. The location is exceptional, the villas are nicely decorated, and customer service is tops. The best part about it is that the Resort is still growing, and only going to get better.
This is the gem of the Fairfield resorts. We stayed in a 2 bedroom unit on the third floor in view of Epcot and the fire work at nigth. The decore was well appointed and the space was more than we hope for. The staff was polite and very helpful. The security was greatfull to give us direction to the Super Wal- Mart for food and everything else. We stayed for seven days Aug.14-21 and were able to visit three theme parks (Animal Kingdom & both Universal parks). Bonnett Creek is the ONLY non-Disney resort within Disney gate like no other. The wife and kids enjoyed the pools and for me the fitness room small but workable. The place is still growning and the grounds are well kept. If you are looking for tickets discount then take the so call 45min tour. Before you leave make sure you visit Disney City Walk for some good eats. We are owners with Fairfield( Kingsgate & Cypress palms). Overall Bonnett Creek is where its at!!!
We have stayed at Bonnet Creek twice and both times are amazed at how wonderful this resort is... everyone is helpful, the location is perfect and the accomodations are excellent.
We own with Fairfield and they have really outdone themselves with Bonnet Creek!!!!
This resort is awesome. Perfect for couples or families. We've stayed there 3 times already. You'll want to move in! One thing though - you will need a car to get around for stores and groceries (5mins away). It has a beautiful huge pool, lazy river,beautiful decor,high speed internet,day care,billiards,gym,cafe etc - and they're still expanding. Everything's new and spacious. Definely 5 star experience.
We are Fairfield owners and this is our favorite resort. The grounds and rooms are decorated so beautifully. The staff is incredibly helpful. We're going again in May!
This resort is a prime resort. We have been there 3 times in 18 months, great staff and community, will go back again and again.
If you wish to stay at this resort I rent out my points, but plan in advance at least 6 months.
Just visited here and had a wonderful time. 3- bedroom was spacious, but only had 2 baths. 2 king and one 2 double bedrooms for 6 adults and 2 kids. While close to Disney, it wasn't convenient to shopping, groceries, etc. Shuttle available to and from Disney, but not associated with Disney until you get to the parks. I would return to Star Island before coming back here, although the ammenities and resort staff were very helpful and courteous.
My Wife, 3 kids aged 5, 3, 2 and I just spent a great week at this resort & Disney. The accomodations were very nice with lots of room. The resort stff was helpful and nice. The location is great. We will be back.
- BBQ Area
- Car Rental
- Child Care
- Children's Pool
- Game Room
- Handicap Accessible Units
- Health Club
- Internet Access
- Kid Friendly
- Laundry Room
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Video Rentals
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Boating (3 miles)
- Drug Store (1 mile)
- Fishing (3 miles)
- Grocery Store (2 miles)
- Live Entertainment (1 mile)
- Medical Facilities (3 miles)
- Movie Theater (3 miles)
- Ocean (60 miles)
- Shopping Area (1 mile)
- Theme Park (1 mile)
- Water Skiing (3 miles)
9560 Via Encinas
Lake Buena Vista, Florida 32830
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