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Bea
08-04-2004, 01:00 PM
I have read threw the numerous posts regarding CP and CPGV. It all looks great.

Questions:

1. Is there a place on the resort that sells drinks (alcoholic)? If so, is it an "outdoor" bar?

2. How far of a walk from the CPGV to the Volcano Pool at CP?

3. Do the 2 resorts "blend" together, or can you tell when you are walking out of one area, into the other?

4. Any "fast food" places close by?

Thanks for all your answers. We have 7 months to go, and I can hardly wait!!:bounce:

Ravens58C
08-04-2004, 02:02 PM
I'll try to remember as best I can about a couple of your questions. Others will be probably be able to fill in on the others.

I'm not sure about there being a "bar" so to speak, but I think I remember the gift shop selling beer and maybe some wine coolers, but I might be wrong about that.

I didn't think the walk was that significant to the volcano pool, probably the equivalent to a block or two. I felt the resorts did blend together. You do have to cross a street to walk to the cypress point buildings, but I thought it fit as a whole resort, just the grand villas side was a little newer.

You are only about a mile from the Crossroads shopping area which has plenty of restaurants, you don't even have to go back onto the main road to get to Steak N Shake (loved their milkshakes). You'll find plenty of places to eat around you.

BRIANSMOM
08-04-2004, 02:29 PM
I just got back last Friday from Orlando and with the advice of those on this forum I chose to go through hotelkingdom.com to book a 3br/3ba villa at Cypress Pointe. It was amazing and I would never had gotten that nice of a place for that price just staying at a hotel. Just wanted to say thanks to all those that referred me there.

In answer to your questions:

1. I did not see anywhere by the volcano pool for alcholic drinks. There is a little store and pizza place in one, but I do not remember seeing anything with drinks.

2. The walk from the Grandvillas is not that far, although I did not venture around the resort. To me it blended together.

3. There are plenty of restaurants close by, not sure about the fast foods like Mcdonalds and such, don't remember seeing any, but there are alot of diff. eating places along the road in front of the resort and downtown disney is not very far at all.


I am sure you will love the resort and find everything you need just a short distance away.
Have fun!

2minnies
08-04-2004, 05:25 PM
I also agree that CP and CPGV really blend well together. We were in building B at CPGV and it was only a short 2 block walk to the Volcano pool...which my girls really didn't love. The water was too cold and the shallowest section was a bit deep for playing in for my youngest. They really preferred the turtle pool.

As far a drinks go, I also don't remember if the convenience store sold single beer/wine coolers. We just took a short ride to the grocery store to stock up. Our condo also had a blender which made mixing up drinks easy (and cheaper). The convenience store did sell slushies for the kids...you could add your own extras!

DianeV
08-04-2004, 05:51 PM
There is a McDonalds and a Taco Bell right by the Crossroads

Bea
08-04-2004, 07:03 PM
Thanks to everyone for answering my questions.

2minnies, I like your idea about the blender, great idea!!

:smooth:

2minnies
08-04-2004, 09:36 PM
Oh, great....now I'll get a reputation for lounging by the pool with a cocktail in my hand......;)

zaxmom
08-04-2004, 11:59 PM
The convenience store/snack bar did sell single beers and other drinks like that in bottles/cans. They also sold 6 packs. They also have pizzas and other fast food prepared there.

We picked up dinner from Macaroni Grill across the main street. You can call ahead and they will bring it to the car.

BRIANSMOM
08-05-2004, 11:50 AM
Just to let you know, in the little store by the volcano pool, everything is very expensive, except for the Pizzas. Be prepared or go to the nearby grocery store for what you need. We only needed a loaf of bread so my mom ran down to get one by the pool. It was a loaf of Walmart bread and it cost.................$4.
Alot of the items in there are walmart brand, but very high. I saw they had milk, but I wouldn't dare look at the price. LOL

dancemom3
08-05-2004, 08:49 PM
Hi all!

I have been trying for months to post, but for whatever reason, aol prevented it. We finally got DSL, and now I can post!!!

In the meantime, I have read everything I could about Cypress Pointe Grande Villas. We will be staying there 8/17 - 8/21. I never would have found this great place without this wonderful board!! So many of my questions have been answered, and the pictures are awesome, as well!!

I do have a question that I hope someone can answer. Is there a hot tub at either of the two pools in CPGV?

Thank-you all for your wonderful posts!! We are soooo excited!!

Slartibartfast
08-05-2004, 10:40 PM
Dancemom - WE'll be at CPR (the old side) at the same time as you, celebrating my 40th birthday!:bounce: Maybe we'll run into each other!

dancemom3
08-05-2004, 11:51 PM
Slartibartfast -

Just listen for someone calling "Jake" all the time. It doesn't matter where we go, before we leave everyone knows my son's name!!

I'll be celebrating my 43rd birthday while we are there, too!:bday:

Ravens58C
08-06-2004, 02:28 AM
There is a hot tub next to the turtle pool, but I'm not sure about by the volcano pool. I'm sure you guys will love spending your birthdays there.

cinamin27
08-06-2004, 09:45 AM
there is also a hot tub near the kiddie pool at the volcano pool

sammi
08-06-2004, 10:11 AM
There are hot tubs beside all 3 pools!:bounce: :Pinkbounc

DH and I always head down with a nice "drink" after hitting the parks all day and just resting our weary bones and muscles in the hot tub prepares us for the next day at the parks!::yes::

To those that are heading to CP in the next few weeks.....may you have a gloriously wonderful vacation, both at WDW and CP!:sunny: ::MickeyMo

Happy Birthday to you all!:D We've spent quite a few Birthday's at CP and now we'll be celebrating our 33rd Wedding Anniversary this year in Novemeber!::yes::

26555
08-06-2004, 11:16 AM
Originally posted by BRIANSMOM
I just got back last Friday from Orlando and with the advice of those on this forum I chose to go through hotelkingdom.com to book a 3br/3ba villa at Cypress Pointe. It was amazing and I would never had gotten that nice of a place for that price just staying at a hotel. Just wanted to say thanks to all those that referred me there. .........I am sure you will love the resort and find everything you need just a short distance away.
Have fun!

Thanks for the info. Which building were you in? Did you get a renovated unit? Did it look like they had closed off some additional building to do refurbs?

lilsonicfan
08-06-2004, 02:51 PM
I too have read the threads on CPGV and CPR and I've noticed that most people get the 2 or 3 bedrooms. Has anyone rented a 1 bedroom? I'm curious - it will just be the two of us when we go, and I'm wondering if the 1 bedroom is comfortable, spacious enough, and also whether you can hear everything that the people in the 2 bedroom next door are saying. :)

oh yes, and sorry, are there coin-laundromats nearby for the 1 bedroom folks?

Thanks for any help :)

BRIANSMOM
08-09-2004, 10:10 AM
The one bedroom is a bed and bathroom in the same room and a balcony. The tub seperates the bed from the bath. There is a entertainment center with a large tv in the room also. To me it would not be as big as a hotel room and I would imagine that you would hear the noises coming from those in the 2 bedroom area, because the foyer and a bedroom and bath are right beside the 1 bedroom door.
If the cost is not that much of a difference, I would go with the 2 bedroom.

I can't remember what building I was in, I was going to right it down, but did not. I know we were in villa 7203, but I can't remember the name. When you walked down the stairs, you could walk right across the parking lot to the volcano pool. I don't think it was a renovated one, I asked before going and they said the owners get those. Our villa was extrememly nice and well taken care of.

The hot tubs are great after all day in the parks! There are two beside the volcano pool. And both big tubs in the 3 bedroom had jets in them too.

zaxmom
08-10-2004, 08:51 AM
We stayed in the older units. We rented a two bedroom for 4 nights, but my friend came and stayed in a studio for one night only. Her studio was connected to our 2 br, making it a 3. It very much felt like part of our condo. No one ever locked her side of the door and I looked in there a couple of days later and noticed that someone else had stayed in there one night. For some reason I was shocked. It felt like they were in our home. I did not know how they slept with all the noise we made. The walls were paper thin. Personally, I would not stay there in the studio.

lizziepooh
08-16-2004, 12:17 AM
Is the one bedroom and studio the same thing? Is there any kind of kitchenette in the one bedroom/studio? Thanks.

zaxmom
08-16-2004, 07:31 AM
The studio we had did not have a kitchen. It was one room with an open bathroom. I don't know if they are the same as a 1BR or not. We were in the older, cheaper section.

Musky
08-16-2004, 03:11 PM
My understanding is that there is no such thing as a 1-bedroom. There is the studio and the 2-bedroom, and if you rent both, it's considered a 3-bedroom. And yes, if you were in the studio, I imagine you would get some noise from the 2-bedroom, because we heard noise from the studio when we were in the 2-bedroom. FYI, we just arrived home Saturday night after 11 nights there, so if anyone has any other questions, I'll be glad to try and answer them.

Becky:sunny:

sweet maxine
08-16-2004, 04:21 PM
I have a question for you Musky.

If you are reserved for CP Grand Villas, will you get switched for the older side at check-in? Also, did you call ahead for any requests such as a non-smoking room? I think this place looks like a nice resort, but have never stayed there before. How was your stay?

Musky
08-16-2004, 06:15 PM
Sweet Maxine, I doubt if they would be willing to switch you to an older Phase I room if you have reserved a Grand Villa. The price of the older units is quite a bit less, so your deposit would be wrong and your entire bill would have to be reconfigured. Of course you can always ask, but I would greatly surprised if they would be willing to do this. I did not call ahead for any special requests, but when you make your ressie online, there is a space for comments, and I asked for a first-floor room if possible. I did get a first-floor room, but the girl at check-in said that we were lucky, that a lot of people request first-floor rooms and don't get them. I must have made my ressie far enough in advance. As far as our stay, it was kind of strange. Overall, we were pleased with the place and would probably go back, but we had a couple of major problems. The refrigerator in our unit didn't work when we got there, and we had to ask twice to have it fixed. The toilet in the second bathroom kept clogging and overflowing and there was a plunger right there beside the toilet so this must be a common occurence. Every time we would use the washing machine, water would leak out from under the wall into the kitchen. We never called maintenance about it because it wasn't until we were almost ready to leave that we put two and two together and realized the water was coming from the washing machine. We kept coming out in the morning and stepping in puddles of water and thinking we had spilled something. And the floors were very slippery when wet so we darn near killed ourselves several times falling. We did tell them about it when we left. Then the volcano pool quit working about halfway through our stay and they never got it fixed while we were there. This probably doesn't sound so bad because you could still swim in it, but it was obviously the volcano part of it that chilled the water. Within a couple of days the water was so hot that you couldn't stand to swim in it. But the worst part was that my DH found two roaches under a pile of laundry we had sitting in the hall - one dead and one alive. Now, in all fairness, the place looked absolutely immaculate and I know roaches are everywhere in the south. And on our way home we stayed at a Ramada Inn in South Carolina that also looked immaculate, and I saw a roach in it. So perhaps it's just impossible not to have them in the south, but we don't have them at home and it really grossed us out. But, the place was beautiful, luxurious (by our standards, at least), comfortable and it at least *appeared* to be clean. I can see why they're refurbishing the old units, though - they obviously need it.

sweet maxine
08-16-2004, 06:51 PM
Thanks for your response, and your review of your stay.

The reason I asked about switching was because I want to be guaranteed a villa at CPGV, and not be switched at check in to the older section if possible. I say that because I am renting with an RCI exchange I received through the GETO network. I'm just leery that maybe this type of ressie, like a skyauction ressie, might be treated a little differently at check-in.

I was told to call about a week before arriving to request a non-smoking villa. I called this afternoon to check on that.

Is the volcano pool actually located in the older section, and if so, about how far is the walk to that pool from the CPGV? I get so mixed up when reading about these two places. It's my understanding that the turtle pools are at the CPGV, but we also want to go to the volcano pool for the slides.

About how long did it take for you to make the drive to the Disney parks?

JohnnyOldBoy
08-16-2004, 10:15 PM
sweet maxine,

Try this satellite view of Cypress Pointe to help orient yourself:

TerraServer (http://terraserver.homeadvisor.msn.com/image.aspx?t=4&s=10&x=2254&y=15702&z=17&w=2)

At the very left side of the image is Apopka-Vineland road with the entrance to CP about centered. From the left, just above center, is Staybridge Suites, with the tan roofs. Next, to the right, the group of buildings with the white roofs is Cypress Pointe. To the right of the J-hook shaped road, the next group of buildings with the white roofs is CPGV. The turtle pool is visible in the lower right area of CPGV. On the CP side, the volcano and pool are visible; the pool being just to the lower left of the tennis court and the volcano is the tan area at the top center of the pool. Parked cars are also visible, so this gives a relative size as to how far to the pool. The entire resort is only about a quarter mile across.

Above CP, the large white building is the Winn-Dixie, the large group of brown buildings below CP & CPGV is Blue Tree Resort. The Sheraton Safari is in the extreme lower left corner of the picture.

This site is also zoomable and scrollable so look around, see what else you can find.
(WDW is to the left)

sweet maxine
08-16-2004, 10:35 PM
Thanks so much for that link!

lizziepooh
08-18-2004, 12:30 AM
Does anyone know how many beds are in the studio portion? We are booked here for 2 nights thru Perfect Travel Co. and there will be 4 of us. They told us we have a l bedroom unit, but if the l bedroom unit is actually a studio, I'm concerned about having enough beds.

BRIANSMOM
08-18-2004, 10:06 AM
Lizziepooh

Do a search for Cypress Pointe Floorplans, or go to hotel kingdom.com and put in any dates and then when the hotels come up click on Cypress Pointe. Click on info and it should bring up all of the floorplans for you. This should help you a great deal. If you got a studio and your planner tells you it is a one bedroom, then I bet, that is exactly what you got. A one bedroom, with one bath, all in the same room, no dividers.

JohnnyOldBoy
08-18-2004, 11:14 AM
Yes, the 1 bdrm is a studio. Cypress Pointe has one king bed, CPGV has one king bed and 1 sleeper sofa in the same room.