Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort - East Village
Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake Resort - East 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. 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. River Island is a tropical lover's paradise, centered around a fabulous water park that includes two beach- style pools and a lazy river. 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.
Located on the shores of the 80-acre Orange Lake, Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Orange Lake offers boating, fishing, board sailing, waterskiing, and sunbathing. Golfers can play the 27-hole course designed by Joe Lee, and tennis players can choose from 15 courts on site. In addition to area attractions, such as Walt Disney World, Sea World, and Wet 'N Wild Water Park, visit the resort's 120 seat movie theater, outdoor pool areas and local restaurants.
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As an fixed week owner of a 3 bed /3 bath for over ten years at Orange Lake in the East Village, I can sure say we have enjoyed this property since purchase. Recently upgraded to Holiday Inn Club Vacations to now take advantage of the additional resorts that came online and the flexibility of the points system.
As owners we couldn't be happier with where we bought. It has surpassed our expectations in every way.
You do not need to leave the resort. Everything you need Is here.
I just returned from staying here at my in- laws timeshare. I was very impressed with the condo, activities, grounds, golf courses and friendly staff. Plenty to do, large resort and lots of fun! *UPDATE* Stayed here again in a 3-bedroom unit in SEPT 2011. WOW! So nice! We loved it and the unit was very impressive. We did smell a slight odor and inquired about it...we were told it comes from Animal Kingdom and cannot be helped. It would come and go. I couldn't smell it inside the unit so it really wasn't too big of a deal.
We own two weeks back to back and love it at OLCC. Our first week is in the East Village and our Second week is in the Tennis Villa's in the West Village. OLCC goes as far as calling me up to schedule a bulter service to bring everything from one Villa to the next including all my Refrigerate products etc...which is a FREE service!! I admit I don't like the CASHLESS system they just went to a few years ago, but it's workable....I buy a gift cert at the store in the West Village and use it for incidentals. My husband is a BIG golfer and can walk out of either unit and walk to a golf course...What a savings on time and you spend more time RELAXING and ENJOYING your vacation!!! We love the convenience of the location to Disney and the solitude of the Resort. We use our timeshare every year and LOVE IT!
We rented from an owner in Dec 2010 - our 3rd stay in the East Village. The resort was in good shape overall and there were new activities as well. Yes, they have raised prices on almost ALL resort amenities from 2009 levels - golf, tubes, mini-golf, food, arcade. The Legends is a nice course, but only worth about $49 in my opinion, not $84. The reserve is fairly priced at $39. Orange County National is only 15 minutes way, so there are plenty of other options or check golfnow.com for better rates. The STENCH was there again this year on two days of our stay in the mornings - only in the East Village and maybe River Island. It is from Animal Kingdom, either when they clean the animal cages or from the trash dump. You can see hundreds of vultures flying around a mile or so away, so if the wind blows the wrong direction you will smell it. Overall, a great resort with alot of things to do with the kids and Disney is only 15 minutes away with no traffic if you come in from 429.
We purchased a 2 BR unit in East Village in 2005. Since that time we have traded to other resorts through RCI. We returned again this year from December 26 to Jan 2 and were very disappointed. They PUSH their owner update to try to get you to buy into their points system. If they would spend their time in making sure their guests needs were met by making it an exceptional vacation then they would not need to SELL anything, there would be a waiting line for those wanting to buy.
For instance, they say they are a "no cash" resort. You either charge to your room with your room key or puchase "OL Credit Cards" to pay for purchases. Then, you buy and receive another card for the tubes, putt-putt golf, etc. Then, you must purchase "Arcade" cards for the Arcades throughout the resort. With four in our party, we had 12 cards. Then, when we played bingo, they would ONLY ACCEPT CASH. Then, when we went to the Alligator Show in the Main Building they would ONLY ACCEPT CASH. The real kicker was when they charged your credit card for the full-price of golf, 7-Day Play passes, and acitivites, but would only REFUND THE DISCOUNT in CASH after you attend their "owner update" that they promise you will only last 60 minutes.
They make you go from counter-to-counter, village-to-village, to get information and vouchers. My husband finally complained to the office of guest relations and they claimed they did not know this was happening. In turn, they gave him one free round of golf.
Their computer systems don't seem to be connected from village-to-village. Also, if you don't tell them you are an owner, you don't receive the 10% discount. If you forget to tell them on any purchase, then they tell you they are not authorized to give you the credit, you must go to their manager, etc. etc. THIS SHOULD NOT HAVE TO HAPPEN - - - it should be designed into the computer progam so that the card issued to owners reflect this on each and every purchase.
The one positive thing I would like to say is that their New Year's Eve events were numerous and everyone seemed to have a good time.
Orange Lake should benchmark the Mexican resorts - they know how to do it right. I'm not sure we will ever return.
We own a two bedroom at orange Lake and love it. There is a lot to do, the facility is clean and routinely refreshed. It is next door to Disney and close to lots of shopping for timeshare "supplies" like groceries etc. My only complaint is that it can take a long time to check-in.
And to the comment "extex" about the facility being close to Disney's waste treatment plant, well the East Village is at least 3/4 of a mile from the plant, so I doubt that the smell makes it that far even on a warm windy day. Most likely it's from manure based fertilizer.
We love it, we have been owners for 7 years and we return every year. Golf courses are amazing and affordable, legends walk is great for beginners and the cranes bend give you the most value. We play putt putt a couple times a day, a pass for the condo is $25/week. The pools are always stunning. Many great choices for food and drink. Staff is friendly and courteous. You need a rental car, the resort is huge. The resort shuttle does the trick but it doesn't take you to the Publix. The only internet is below the guest check-in and is overpriced. A great place to stay and play for a week.
If you read the history of Orange lake you will realize that this resort will withstand time.
Hello, just responding to Rein1 regarding the "manure" smell. What that is, is the fertilzer in the plants all around the complex, they use natural manure as many descent places do for the benefit of the grounds. Typically you will smell this the most when it's humid outside. We have been owners at Riverisland since it opened and visited OLCR for many years before, and have always smelled the manure, again especially when it's humid out - not a big deal since OLCR is an amazing place to be and that is why the grounds are so beautiful ! Enjoy your stay !!
This resort is the best I've experienced. Buildings recently refreshed with new furniture, paint, carpeting. Beautifully decorated. Large rooms. Comfortable beds, no noise from other units. Beside it's close proximity to Disney and other attractions, on site activities are phenominal. Several pools, a water park, 3 golf courses, on site restaurants, very friendly, helpful staff. Quick response to any problems. Very, very clean.
My only complaint is their VERY hard sell of timeshares.
12/20/2008 - Wonderful place to stay at. The OLCC is a very large place, the family enjoyed the pool husband & son enjoyed golfing at the 3 golf courses on site. We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit and was very roomy the 3rd bedroom was very roomy which had a couch, table and chairs this would be ideal for another couple. My teenager loved having that room bathroom was attached. We were able to see WDW fireworks everynite from balcony and large family room window. I had read some reviews regarding a foul smell outside. Yes, we did smell that odor and it is quite unbareable. The odor is not present everyday but it would come and go. Went to resort services and asked what the smell was from and they said it was Animal Kingdom. If you are planning on golfing early am on the Legends, just be prepared that the smell may be present, since the Legends is next to East Village. I would highy reccommend this property to anyone wanting to stay close to Disney. OLCC was very polite and was there for any needs. Would stay again!
We overlook the Legends golf course and Disney. Have never noted any "smells" from Disney! Ours is a handicap friendly penthouse unit with great views that unfortunately the room layout does not take advantage of. We like the quiet isolated location of our modern villa and large footprint of the resort in general. We can view the Disney fireworks every night!
However, check-in can be irritating because of the huge emphasis on pitching time-share sales. It is a real turn-off for us. Also, the unpredictable changes in golfing rates. Otherwise you can't beat the location relative to Disney etc..
The best timeshare resort in the Orlando area. I have stayed at over 10 different resorts and this by far is the place to enjoy Orlando.
We stayed in a roomy 3 bedroom unit in the East Village. Overall we were very satisfied. The unit did have an outdated VCR player,no DVD player.
We are owners at orange Lake resort ( River Island and also club house ) we spent March there every year .. andits been family tadiation with us and also our dearest friends from U.S.A. and Canada who meet up with us yearly same time same place .. The staff are caring and very accomodating .. our unit is always clean on arrival and security is always on the ball to provide the best security to staff / guests and owners.. The only things that bother me is this : Deeded owners who have for years made Orange lake their second home .... paying full proerty tax and maintanance fees yearly ... do tend to feel that they are treated second to guests and point system buyers .. BUT DEEDED OWNERS DONT FEEL THIS WAY !!!! YOU ARE A VALUED IMPORTANCE TO ORANGE LAKE .. YOU SEE THRU EXPERIENCE ... ONE TIME VISITORS AND POINT SYSTEM FOLKS VISIT THEIR ON VACATION AND ACT LIKE THEY OWN THE PLACE THEY COMPLAIN WHEN THEY GO TO RIVER ISLAND POOL AT 12;00 NOON OR LATER AND CANT FIND A SEAT .. ( MARCH BREAK ) THEY BITCH AND COMPLAIN TO STAFF AND PRESENT DIRTY LOOKS TO PEOPLE BECUASE THAY HAVE A SECTION WITH PERHAPS 10 TO 15 CHAIRS ... WELL FOR STARTERS ... THESES PEOPLE WITH LARGE SECTIONS ARE LARGE FAMILIES WHO ACTUALLY ARE THERE EVERY SINGLE YEAR FOR 2 TO 4 WEEKS IN MARCH .. THESES PEOPLE WITH LARGE SECTIONS WHO ARE COMFORTABLE AND HAVE A NICE SECTION TO SIT DAILY ARE ACTUALLY DEEDED OWNERS WHO SHOULD HAVE A GOOD SPOT TO SIT AT POOL AND SHOULD BE ABLE TO ACCOMMODATE THEIR FAMILIES BEING THEY ARE THEIR YEARLY AS THEIR SECOND HOME .. DEEDED OWNERS DONT GET DISCOURAGED AS THOSE WHO BUY THERE NOW CANT GET DEEDS THRU RESORT JUST POINT SYSTEM .. AND KEEP IN MIND WHY YOU OWN THEIR AND WHY YOU PURCHASED DEEDS MANY YEARS AGO .. YOU DID IT FOR YOUR FAMILY FOR YOUR KIDS FOR A LIFE LONG MEMORY THERE ... THOSE WHO COME IN AS GUEST / POINTS CHANCES ARE YOU WILL NEVER SEE THEIR FACE AGAIN THE NEXT YEAR SO ENJOY YOUR TIME THERE YEARLY ENJOY YOUR METING UP WITH OLD FRIENDS ENJOY THE POOL AND IF THE PEOPLE WHO COME FOR A ONE TIME THING DONT LIKE IT THEY DONT HAVE TO GO BACK IF THEY COMPLAIN ITS TO CROWED PEOPLE ARE HOGGING CHAIRS AND TABLES THEN THEY SHOULD GO SOME WHERE ELSE KEEP GOING YEARLY DEEDED OWNERS AND LET KNOWN THIS IS YOUR HOME NOT JUST A PALCE YOU GO ONCE AND MOVE ON .. WE KNOW AS OWNERS ITS THE BEST PLACE IN THE WORLD FOR OUR HOME AWAY FROM HOME ( NEXT TO OUR HOMES IN (ITALY) WE GO TO .. LOLOLO ENJOY YOUR MONTH OF MARCH ... ENJOY YOUR BIRTHDAY CELEBRATIONS THERE YEARLY THAT IS A FAMILY TRADITION AT THE POOL AND GOD BLESS DEEDED PROPERTY OWNERS !!!! AS ITS YOU AND US OUT THERE WHO MAKE ORANGE LAKE RESORT OUR HOME AWAY FORM HOME .. SEE YOU ALL MARCH .. / AND FOR OUR AUGUST MONTH FRIENDS SEE YOU ... FROM ...U.S.A. AND CANADA DEEDED PROPERTY OWNERS... excuse any spelling errors as i have 2 fingers in bad shape today .. but its all good .. p.s. joe joe and cathy are getting married july owners at orange lake .. congradulations to you both we love you ... see you at the wedding celebration in conneticut ... we will drive down from canada both families to see you in celebration of your unity ..
Just returned from staying in a 3 bedroom unit in the East Village - an RCI exchange. Wonderful accommodations - rooms looked like they came out of a decorating magazine. The River Island Pool is fantastic - it is just a short drive from the East Village. My only complaint is that OLCC did not provide information on fees for internet access, golf courses, miniature golf, tubes for the lazy river at River Island, etc. That information should be part of your check-in package.
3/22 - 3/28 We stayed in the east village 86200 units. Can I say the place is spectacular. Much to do, great location outside of Disney. This past week the weather was phenominal, 86 degrees and not a day of rain. We came with our family, two young kids, (age 6) and two adults. The only issue I had with the facility is the main pool does not have enough chairs for the guests, (that's why 4 stars). Folks got there early and took up the chairs for the day. You are lucky if you get a seat, also, the wave pool is shallow in places, (only 2' 6") at some points, but still, great for kids and lots of things to do on site. The photo of the west village on this site is really the pool in the east village.
PS. There is significant construction going on near the main pool so, I don't know if folks in units over there experienced the noise.
This is an outstanding resort with tons of activities for everyone. Close to the River Island waterpark and the Legends golf course.
The "smell" at East village is no big thing, whatever it is. Every evening for about an hour or so we did smell a slight "manure" aroma but it was not very strong and soon disappeared. East Village accommodations are excellent...on par with the finest hotels in the area, including Hyatt Regency.
We have stayed in the East Village for 5 years and we have never smelled anything. The animal kingdom is closer to river island than the East Village. We have always been more than pleased with the condos in East Village.
OLCC as a whole is great, but I have to say that I will never again stay in the East Village. The East Village property borders Disney property...their sewage treatment plant specifically...and when the wind is from a certain direction the STENCH is unbearable. It really ruined my vacation. OLCC knew this, but chose to build on the property line anyway. Shame on them!!! I feel very sorry for the East Village owners.
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- Game Room
- Grocery Store
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- Internet Access
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- Live Entertainment
- Outdoor Pool
- Playground Area
- Snack Bar
- Water Skiing
- Whirlpool/Hot Tub
- Medical Facilities (2 miles)
- Shopping Area (1 mile)
- Theme Park
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