In what seems like a lifetime ago, I lived next door to a resort while attending my Walt Disney World College Program. We never gave this resort much attention but thought it looked fun and dreamed of visiting someday. Fast forward many years to a reunion trip with my former CP roommates, that dream came true.

The Sheraton Vistana Resort in Lake Buena Vista (situated on 535, just off of I-4), is minutes away from Disney Springs and the World Gateway entrance to Walt Disney World. As a Marriott timeshare vacation destination, it boasts many amenities attractive to those who wish to stay in sunny Orlando at length. We stayed only 3 nights, but found this was the absolute best choice for our reunion weekend!

The reception/check-in area was inviting, modern, and easy to navigate. Once checked in, you are ushered to the events desk where you are informed of all the activities happening at the resort during your stay, given a map of the facilities, and have any questions you may have answered. No pushy timeshare sales for us, and we were on our way to our fabulous 2 bedroom villa!

With 2 distinct sections at the Sheraton Vistana Resort, one can find pools, dining rooms, bars, mini-golf, tennis courts, BBQ areas, gyms, shopping, and grocery, all within walking distance of your room. We stayed in the rear villas, which seemed secluded, quiet, and just the amount of relaxing we had hoped to experience. We had lush pools with nighttime movies, poolside games, and a walk-up bar, just one building over from our villa. It was perfect!

Our newly renovated 2 bedroom villa was beautifully decorated with an updated kitchen and 2 updated bathrooms, plush bedding, flat-screen TVs, options for on-site grocery/room service/pizza delivery, and enough room to congregate in the living room and sleep 6 adults comfortably (with room to spare)! Our experience at the Sheraton was top-notch and exactly what you would expect from a Marriott property!

Need transportation to the theme parks? Sure thing! The Sheraton provides daily shuttle service to the Ticket and Transportation Center at Walt Disney World (for a small fee) - simply schedule your service the day before and board at reception. Want to take an Uber or Lyft to Universal or Sea World? Sure! While each section is gated at the resort, your rideshare will be waiting for you at the guard shack! Is your room not ready at check-in? No worries! Bell Services can hold onto your luggage and you are free to roam the grounds, swim, or do as you please until your vacation rental is ready!

Want to experience this top-notch getaway for your family or friends, just minutes from the magic? Contact your Me and The Mouse Travel Specialist today to book this Marriott property for your next Orlando trip. It’s sure to be one you won’t forget!