Grande Vista Review

You’d never know it, but amidst the bustling traffic on International Drive in Orlando, sets Marriott Vacation Club International’s largest resort, Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort. It sets in the heart of the busy tourist center of Orlando and Lake Buena Vista just off the busy road hidden behind a canopy of trees.

Upon initially entering the resort, your mind smoothly transitions from the stress of a day’s travel, into the serene park like setting of Grande Vista. The winding road gently takes you to the guard gate with the resorts 24 buildings meandering off in the distance. You see golfing, and tennis, plenty of parking and nice plenty of scenic strolling opportunities on the grounds. Speaking of, the grounds are vast, about 164 acres. There is a 9 hole golf course on property (a par 32) and the Marriott Golf Academy where you can obtain instruction and custom club fittings and advice. There is a putting green, and driving range. Nearby, you could golf at the Ritz-Carlton 18 hole 7100 yard golf course. It’s a par 72, and they have rentals available. There are four outdoor heated pools at Grande Vista, and we’ve often heard of families who had to pull their kids away from the pool just to go to Disney or Universal Studios, the pools are that nice! Of course, there are whirlpool spas too.

The resort also has a children’s’ outdoor pool, and the MAZE Kids Club which stands for Marriott’s Activity Zone Experience, which is fun for kids aged five through thirteen. While the kids are in MAZE, perhaps you would like to workout in the fitness center, there are lots of strength training equipment options, along with treadmills and elliptical trainers to burn off those extra vacation calories. There are tennis courts, and basketball courts. You could rent a paddle boat, hang out on the beach by the lake, or enjoy a Barbecue in the picnic area.

But while there are amazing things to do at the resort, the real magic lies in the location. Marriott’s Grande Vista is truly in the center of everything in Orlando! Disney, Universal, International Drive (Ripley’s Believe it or Not; Orlando EYE etc etc) Airboat rides, Seaworld, Water Parks…you simply won’t believe how close to everything you are. Let’s fact it, Marriott knows a thing or two about selecting good locations for their properties, and Marriott Grande Vista Resort is no different.

Marriott offers one, two and three bedroom villas to own or rent. The two and three bedroom units “Lock off”, meaning that an owner could choose to lock off the unit into two separate units that could be booked and used concurrently, consecutively, or at two different times in the season they “float” in. The seasons are Platinum and Gold. Platinum is high season and Gold is everything else. If you own a unit that is a floating platinum week, you are entitled to use any of the applicable weeks during that season. If you wanted to stay during gold season as a platinum season owner, you’d only be able to do that with an optional exchange through Interval International. Many owners have told me that owning a two bedroom lockoff at Grande Vista has allowed them to lock off the unit, and deposit both weeks into Interval International, and make incredible trades at other resorts in two bedrooms during their high season. The reason? Orlando has incredible demand from other timeshare owners.

There are many great deals on Grande Vista resales. Many owners ask if they’ll be treated as second class citizens in Marriott’s eyes if they buy a resale. The short answer is NO, as everyone at Marriott is very professional and courteous. The only thing you lose when you buy a resale, is the ability to convert a years use into Marriott Rewards points (now called Bonvoy points), but that is something that we would never advise anyway, it’s just a very poor conversion.

There you have it, buy or rent a Marriott’s Grande Vista Resort timeshare for up to 80% off retail prices that Marriott charged originally. Buy it from Magical Realty. We’re friendly and professional and we have agents standing by to take your inquiry. Contact us today!

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