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MouseFan71
02-19-2008, 12:53 PM
Does anyone have any feedback on this resort? We are booked for a 2 bdrm villa with timeshare presentation in April. We received 4nights/5days for $199, it was too good to pass up. I tried getting into Horizons but found this to be an impossible task. I am 36, DH35, DD6,DD4 and DS3, I really thought Horizons wouldv'e been great especially if we thought about buying (but we're not) but they only had CH open. Has anyone stayed here before? Do you think little kids would like it? Is it nice or outdated? Is the presentation very high pressure? Thanks!!

Detailor
02-19-2008, 02:16 PM
The sales pressure at Marriotts is quite low and that's because they have a high quality product to sell. IMO, Marriott timeshares are near the top of the industry.

Cypress Harbour is a very nice resort (we'll be there again on Saturday) with most of the buildings and units having completed refurbishment - there are one or two buildings that are currently undergoing updating. The resort itself presents a laid-back atmosphere with lots of mature Florida landscaping. It also has a ton of activities for all ages, including the little ones. There's a kiddie pool area at the main pool complex that's behind the reservation area. Also near this pool area are an outdoor bar, the marketplace resort store (groceries, coffee, sandwiches, sundry items, newspapers, etc.) and the pizza hut express. If you take the footbridge across the lake from that pool area you'll end up at the island pool complex with a lap pool and a general pool, also a sauna and at least one hot tub. There's a third, much smaller, pool at the end of the lake serving the buildings near the activities center. There are paddle boats, shuffleboard, mini golf, bocci, volleyball, bikes, and I think they have surrey bikes, a fitness center, table tennis, a pool table, a video game room, and probably a few other things that I'm not thinking of.

Dick Taylor

siobhan1997
02-19-2008, 02:37 PM
The sales pressure at Marriotts is quite low and that's because they have a high quality product to sell. IMO, Marriott timeshares are near the top of the industry.

Cypress Harbour is a very nice resort (we'll be there again on Saturday) with most of the buildings and units having completed refurbishment - there are one or two buildings that are currently undergoing updating. The resort itself presents a laid-back atmosphere with lots of mature Florida landscaping. It also has a ton of activities for all ages, including the little ones. There's a kiddie pool area at the main pool complex that's behind the reservation area. Also near this pool area are an outdoor bar, the marketplace resort store (groceries, coffee, sandwiches, sundry items, newspapers, etc.) and the pizza hut express. If you take the footbridge across the lake from that pool area you'll end up at the island pool complex with a lap pool and a general pool, also a sauna and at least one hot tub. There's a third, much smaller, pool at the end of the lake serving the buildings near the activities center. There are paddle boats, shuffleboard, mini golf, bocci, volleyball, bikes, and I think they have surrey bikes, a fitness center, table tennis, a pool table, a video game room, and probably a few other things that I'm not thinking of.

Dick Taylor

You paint a wonderful relaxing picture, We will be there for Easter week through an exchange. Do you know if they will take requests into consideration? I really wanted a unit overlooking the main lake, hopefully top floor.

calgarygary
02-19-2008, 03:55 PM
You paint a wonderful relaxing picture, We will be there for Easter week through an exchange. Do you know if they will take requests into consideration? I really wanted a unit overlooking the main lake, hopefully top floor.

I don't own a Marriott but am in the Starwood system. With any popular ts, owners are given priority. As you are exchanging in a busy week, you can ask for a preferential view/room but don't expect it.

Lucky'sMom
02-19-2008, 07:00 PM
To the OP, I have heard only wonderful things about this resort, and am seriously considering staying here in June. For those who have stayed here...which pool area is better for older kids (7,9, 11, 14, 16)? I would like to ask for a room near the pool we would use more. Thanks!

dioxide45
02-19-2008, 09:29 PM
We just returned from a stay at Cypress Harbour. It is a great resort. I think any of the pool areas would be good for kids, though the main pool might be a little better. The units have been refirbished except those that they are currently working on. I don' think they are placing people in to those buildings. You can make requests and they will likely contact you shortly before your stay to see if you have any requests. As an exchanger you will be at the bottom of the priority list, but you may still get what you request as not everyone makes specific requests. I don't think there is a bad unit in this resort.

spiceycat
02-20-2008, 07:06 AM
my cousin stayed here and loved it

link
http://www.marriott-timeshare.com/theme-resort-detail.jsp?resort=CY&page=default

http://www.vacationclub.com/resorts/cy/default.jsp

there is a personally fan website - see if I can find it again

Bella the Ball 360
02-20-2008, 07:13 AM
Stayed there last year on the same deal the OP got and I would KILL to go back. I lOVED it. I have stayed at Vistana Village which is great but I liked this even better. From our room we could see the fireworks from Sea World.

Detailor
02-20-2008, 09:46 AM
You paint a wonderful relaxing picture, We will be there for Easter week through an exchange. Do you know if they will take requests into consideration? I really wanted a unit overlooking the main lake, hopefully top floor.

I don't own there, so we're not at the top of the list when we request a general location. However, we've had good success in having our requests honored at this particular Marriott. Like you, we prefer a high floor villa with a lake view and this request has been honored in the past. For our next trip I also asked for a specific building number (Building 62 at the end of the lake near the activities center), so I guess we'll find out on Saturday if we get what I asked for this time.

I think it's worth making the call to the resort to ask as my sense is that the staff at Cypress Harbour try a little harder to satisfy requests than I've experienced at other resorts.

Dick Taylor

utahkennedys
02-20-2008, 02:00 PM
We are leaving for Orlando tomorrow and staying at Cypress Harbour after Old Key West. I researched a ton and this one kept coming up as great. We have stayed at Marriott Grande Vista and while we liked it, we didn't "love" it so we are hoping to love CH! We needed two 2BR villas as family is joining us, so when I called they accomodated our requests of next door villas and refurbished units. We'll let you know!

NJtoATL
02-20-2008, 06:31 PM
It's been years since I have stayed at either resort. But I did enjoy both. Horizons is newer. Nothing negative to say about either one. You will like it.
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MouseFan71
02-23-2008, 10:40 AM
Thanks for all the great information, we are really looking forward to our stay. We will be spending 4 nights in Cocoa Beach at Wakulla Suites first and then 4 nights at CH, we can't wait!!!

3prince&1Princess
02-23-2008, 11:43 AM
Does anyone have any feedback on this resort? We are booked for a 2 bdrm villa with timeshare presentation in April. We received 4nights/5days for $199, it was too good to pass up. I tried getting into Horizons but found this to be an impossible task. I am 36, DH35, DD6,DD4 and DS3, I really thought Horizons wouldv'e been great especially if we thought about buying (but we're not) but they only had CH open. Has anyone stayed here before? Do you think little kids would like it? Is it nice or outdated? Is the presentation very high pressure? Thanks!!

MouseFan71 could you please tell me how you received the offer for the presentation? :worship: Did you book it for April recently? I'm really interested in getting in on one. We had stayed with friends at Cypress years ago, you will not be disappointed! :yay: You can send me an email if you prefer. I think I'm clickable, new to this board:confused3

Anyone else know how to get in on these offers? :surfweb:

MouseFan71
02-23-2008, 09:37 PM
MouseFan71 could you please tell me how you received the offer for the presentation? :worship: Did you book it for April recently? I'm really interested in getting in on one. We had stayed with friends at Cypress years ago, you will not be disappointed! :yay: You can send me an email if you prefer. I think I'm clickable, new to this board:confused3

Anyone else know how to get in on these offers? :surfweb:

We booked in October for April, we recieved 4 nights in a 2bdrm villa for $199. I found the deal on the Marriott website last fall. Try calling 1-800-782-5410 and tell them you learned about the offer through the internet. They may still have availability, it's worth a try. Good luck.

3prince&1Princess
02-23-2008, 10:59 PM
We booked in October for April, we recieved 4 nights in a 2bdrm villa for $199. I found the deal on the Marriott website last fall. Try calling 1-800-782-5410 and tell them you learned about the offer through the internet. They may still have availability, it's worth a try. Good luck.

MouseFan thank you for responding. I will definately look into it. :thumbsup2 Have a great trip!

Detailor
02-24-2008, 01:26 AM
I don't own there, so we're not at the top of the list when we request a general location. However, we've had good success in having our requests honored at this particular Marriott. Like you, we prefer a high floor villa with a lake view and this request has been honored in the past. For our next trip I also asked for a specific building number (Building 62 at the end of the lake near the activities center), so I guess we'll find out on Saturday if we get what I asked for this time.

I think it's worth making the call to the resort to ask as my sense is that the staff at Cypress Harbour try a little harder to satisfy requests than I've experienced at other resorts.

Dick Taylor

We checked in on Saturday and they gave us exactly what we'd asked for when I called the resort a couple of weeks ago. We're in building 62 - a non-smoking, renovated building - at the end of the lake, have a nice view of the lake and over-look the small pool area, and they even put us in an end unit, which is more than I asked for and which cuts down on any excess neighbor noise. The resort is beautiful, the staff is among the nicest, friendliest we've found at any timeshare resort, and the renovated villas are very, very nice.

Dick Taylor

siobhan1997
02-24-2008, 11:52 AM
Thanks Detailor, I will try and put a request in when we arrive in Orlando as we will be there already for two weeks when we check into Cypress Harbour. Travelling with a 13 yr. old, an 80 year old Mother and my husband who is currently going through Cardiac Rehab from stenting, I thought that a unit near the main club area would be the best.

Detailor
02-24-2008, 04:59 PM
Thanks Detailor, I will try and put a request in when we arrive in Orlando as we will be there already for two weeks when we check into Cypress Harbour. Travelling with a 13 yr. old, an 80 year old Mother and my husband who is currently going through Cardiac Rehab from stenting, I thought that a unit near the main club area would be the best.

Buildings 52 and 53 are on either side of the clubhouse. Either should give you a great location. 52 is probably a few steps closer to the Marketplace store, and Pizza Hut express/Galley Grill while 53 seems a little closer (just by a bit) to the pools. Of course that all depends where you'd be placed within either building. If I remember correctly, those two buildings used to be the most requested locations so they may not be able to satisfy your request, so you might mention that buildings 51 or 54 (both one-off from being adjacent to the clubhouse area).

Dick Taylor

Lucky'sMom
02-24-2008, 07:52 PM
For those who have stayed here, do you think 7 in a 2-bedroom here would be too tight? We have 5 kids. I know the villas sleep 8 with the sofa bed, but I thought I read once that the 2nd bedroom with the sofa bed was kind of small. I have a reservation here and at Imperial Palm Villas (3 bedrooms) but it seems like the atmosphere/pool areas/activites are better here, and we are visiting not only WDW, but also US/IOA and SW. Thanks so much.:)

Detailor
02-25-2008, 09:49 AM
For those who have stayed here, do you think 7 in a 2-bedroom here would be too tight? We have 5 kids. I know the villas sleep 8 with the sofa bed, but I thought I read once that the 2nd bedroom with the sofa bed was kind of small. I have a reservation here and at Imperial Palm Villas (3 bedrooms) but it seems like the atmosphere/pool areas/activites are better here, and we are visiting not only WDW, but also US/IOA and SW. Thanks so much.:)

The second bedroom becomes small when the sofabed is pulled out because of the configuration of the room. Essentially, when it's out it blocks access to the closet. However, I don't think that should be an issue for your group of five children assuming that the sofabed is folded away when it isn't being used for sleeping.

The resort is pretty well centalized to accomodate access to the three theme park areas that you mentioned - it's near SeaWorld, about 15 -20 minutes from most of the Disney parks and about 15 or so from the Universal parks. Also convenient to groceries, shopping and restaurants.

Dick Taylor

jeff968
02-26-2008, 09:36 AM
Well, we just wrapped up our forth visit to Marriott’s Cypress Harbor and we couldn’t have been happier. We’ve stayed at many of the Orlando Timeshares and we like CH the best. Everything was up to the high standards we expect and there were a few nice improvements. Last year the clubhouse pool was being redone when we visited. This year we were able to enjoy the results and they were great. The Pool area has new stonework and all the decks were redone in the new trex material. Marriott always goes the extra mile with the details and just redoing the deck was an example. They installed a beautiful compass rose made out of different colored trex right in a large area of the deck. Very impressive. They had put up a lot of colored shade fabric pieces that look both artistic and provide shade. An artist had come in and added paintings of colorful frogs and waterscapes. Again, they just add up to a top notch environment. Other improvements included redoing the game room with all new arcade games and adding new pedal boats. My 8YO and I rented a duck. They built a new, larger tamiya remote control car track which my 15YO son enjoyed. They have completely redone the activity schedule and added many new activities for both adults and children. There were Wii competitions, Guitar hero 3, and rock band. My 15YO son had a great time with the other teenagers doing these and made friends with all the staff. My 8YO daughter enjoyed many activities included a pancake baking and many crafts. My wife and I tried out a yoga activity on Wednesday morning which was very interesting. We were in Orlando for 8 full days and spent 6 of them at the resort. The staff was great and very friendly. We had a remodeled room as we before. It was clean and everything was new with the exception of the spa tub and the bathroom countertop. My son brought his PS3 with him and thanks to the free in room high speed internet was able to get to the web to do his homework and even play a few online games with his buddies back home in CT. Again, we love this resort because it is just the right size, beautiful, great location, and has something for everyone. We look forward to our next visit. Let me know if you have any questions.

MouseFan71
02-26-2008, 02:20 PM
Thanks jeff968 for the great review, I can visualize the resort in my mind and I can't wait to see it for myself. I'm very interested in the activites for little ones, I think my 6yo would love the pancake baking and my nephews 9 and 11 would love the Guitar Hero. We've been trying to decide what off-site activites to do in Orlando but given the assortment of available options at the resort, we may just stay on-site for all 5 days!! Thanks again everyone for the great info.

jeff968
02-26-2008, 04:42 PM
Thanks jeff968 for the great review, I can visualize the resort in my mind and I can't wait to see it for myself. I'm very interested in the activites for little ones, I think my 6yo would love the pancake baking and my nephews 9 and 11 would love the Guitar Hero. We've been trying to decide what off-site activites to do in Orlando but given the assortment of available options at the resort, we may just stay on-site for all 5 days!! Thanks again everyone for the great info.

MouseFan71,

I can recall a few more for you. They have tie-dye tee shirts, my daughter made a kaleidoscope, they also had a "stuff your friend"/build a bear like activity. Some have a small cost, most are free. If your nephews like sports they have tons and those are free. Volleyball, RC cars, basketball, shuffleboard, billards. The staff was great and my kids had lots of fun with them. Don't forget the Ice Cream social everyday at 3:00. $3. They have a "kids night out" were you pay them $30 and they have all kinds of stuff going on and you can go out to dinner. There is a activity center where all this takes place. Like I said, we loved the resort so there really is no reason to leave. We only left for dinner, some shopping, and we went to epcot one day and wet n wild for one day.
Enjoy.
Jeff

MouseFan71
03-25-2008, 05:08 PM
Now that we're in the middle of Spring Break, I'm bumping this post to see if anyone has stayed at Marriott Cypress Harbor lately. We're leaving in 2 weeks and I'd love to hear some more reviews. Thanks.

lbay
04-07-2008, 06:00 PM
I called the Marriott Cypress Harbour about booking a timeshare for the $199 rate that I said I saw on the Disboards and they said that I needed to ask for the code that you used to get this special. If you could please let me know what the code is I would appreciate it. Thanks.






Does anyone have any feedback on this resort? We are booked for a 2 bdrm villa with timeshare presentation in April. We received 4nights/5days for $199, it was too good to pass up. I tried getting into Horizons but found this to be an impossible task. I am 36, DH35, DD6,DD4 and DS3, I really thought Horizons wouldv'e been great especially if we thought about buying (but we're not) but they only had CH open. Has anyone stayed here before? Do you think little kids would like it? Is it nice or outdated? Is the presentation very high pressure? Thanks!!

MouseFan71
04-07-2008, 06:14 PM
I called the Marriott Cypress Harbour about booking a timeshare for the $199 rate that I said I saw on the Disboards and they said that I needed to ask for the code that you used to get this special. If you could please let me know what the code is I would appreciate it. Thanks.


I did not have a code - I actually found the name of a man online who I believe is an owner, he told me to register at MarriottFriends.com or call 800-306-1662 to receive offers. Give this number a try, it's different than the first one I posted. I also memtioned the deal to my sister and she had no problems booking it as well. Good luck!!

MouseFan71
04-21-2008, 08:39 AM
We just got back yesterday from our great stay at Cypress Harbor. As I mentioned in my OP we did a timeshare presentation deal, we stayed at CH but toured Marriott Horizons and loved it. It's a super resort for anyone with young children, they have three pools all done in a pirate theme with a spray park and waterslide - they are also building a movie theater on site and additional villas. We purchased an every other year deal and couldn't be happier with our choice to do so. We really liked CH but Horizons will be great for our little ones.

jeff968
04-21-2008, 12:00 PM
It's great you had a good time. We'll be at Horizons next February for their intro week. My kids are 18, 16, and 8. My 8 year old thought Horizons was great (when we did teh tour) so we figured we would do one last "kiddie" vacation before she gets too old for that stuff and we'll have to wait for grandchildren. My son is not happy about it, he loves Cypress Harbor. He be okay.