favourite gated resorts near wdw

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  1. dmdelight

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    we have stayed at emerald island a few times and really liked it, but i was thinking maybe we should try somewhere else.

    where have you stayed, what's your suggestions? :)
     
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  3. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    well the two that I am mentioning I only stay at because they allow pets

    otherwise they aren't that good.

    Westgate Villa and Celebration world resort - both have gates

    that say CWR only has a person in attendance - during certain times - like when everyone is coming back from the parks - or when everyone is checking in....

    that say there are several housing developments that have the gates that are around that area.
     
  4. Mrs Doubtfire

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    Well this year we are staying at Emerald Island - so glad to hear it is a good resort.:)

    We have stayed at Windsor Palms in a villa with pool - we didn't use the resort pool but the community is nicely kept. We have also stayed at Windsor Hills a few times in a TH with splash pool - the community pool area is very nice and it is a short drive to WDW from there.

    Where were you looking at?
     
  5. married2mm

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    we were originally booked for windsor palms earlier this year, but got cancelled, so we changed to emerald island.

    was thinking of perhaps windsor hills,looking for ideas really. :goodvibes
     
  6. dmdelight

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    emerald island is a great choice, when are you going?

    we have also looked at windsor hills, but like pp are looking for inspiration for other locations. :yay:
     
  7. Mrs Doubtfire

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    We are going first to CSR on the 11th December, then check into Emerald Island on the 22nd. Originally we were staying at WH in a TH that I would gladly have recommended but the owner sold it earlier this year :sad1: I also liked the look of Encantada.
     
  8. DanInMN

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    We like Bahama Bay. Large condos, nice pools and landscaping. It's semi-gated as late at night the front gate appeared to be open and unattended.
     
  9. Ametista

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    It is a newer resort, close to Disney just west of Windsor Hills. The resort facilities are even nicer than Windsor Hills and they have 4 and 5 bath townhomes with splash pools, plus a huge resort pool with water slide/waterfall/splash park. Its "very high end and upscale" so I am excited to see it. We have stayed at a few disappointing townhomes/resorts in Orlando over the years and this is the most excited I have been, now that the kids are too old for Marriott Harbour Lake. It is also gated/(wo)manned 24/7.
     
  10. davinakb

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    Been to IR, EI and WH/WP a few times, will have to check out PP. Are the rates comparable? Thanks.
     
  11. country-mom-of-4

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    We're also staying at EI for the first time checking in on the 20th. Glad to hear it's nice!!
     
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    We love Marriott's Grande Vista. This is condos with full kitchens, washer and dryer, balcony, several pools, lots of activities. It is gated, so you feel very safe. It is on I Drive, near Sea World, not in the busy section of I Drive. It is far enough off the street that you don't hear any traffic. It is a very easy drive to any of the Disney parks.
     
  13. darrius1st

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    Bonnet Creek and Sheraton Vistana, can't beat the value.
     
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    From what I could tell the prices at Paradise Palms were about the same as Windsor Hills, but this is a newer development. It looks really nice and swanky, we will see! I will let you know.
     
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    We have stayed at Windsor Hills 5+ times. We love it!
     
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    Bonnet Creek. Stayed there 4 times. Inside of WDW ......all kinds of activities. Good value for the $$.
     

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