Summer Bay Resort or Silver Lake Resort?

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  1. 1116lexi

    1116lexi Earning My Ears

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    We are planning our 2nd trip to WDW and are ready to book for May. I am torn between Summer Bay and Silver Lake. Can anyone help me with any feedback about either place? Thanks in advance!
     
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  3. aksivers

    aksivers Mouseketeer

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    We stayed at summer bay 4 years ago. It was really nice but I remember it being kind of far from the parks. Not sure if Silver Lake is closer or not.
     
  4. kydisneyfans

    kydisneyfans <font color=blue>It may be because they are too em

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    Silver Lake is closer, Summer Bay is better.
     
  5. sympatico

    sympatico DIS Veteran

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    Silver Lake is less than 5 min from Animal Kingdom.
     
  6. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    I'd be tempted to go with Silver Lake for a Disney-centric vacation. Summer Bay is a little nicer, but if you're focused on the parks, the extra 10-15 minutes is going to matter---espeically if you take a mid-day break.
     
  7. siobhan1997

    siobhan1997 DIS Veteran

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    Silver Lake
     
  8. 1116lexi

    1116lexi Earning My Ears

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    Thanks everbody! Booked Silver Lake today! Can't beat being so close WDW.
     
  9. Indiana Rose Lee

    Indiana Rose Lee Baby Factory Extraordinaire! ;)

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    agreed
     
  10. swilshire

    swilshire DIS Veteran

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    I'm a light sleeper and commented while we were there last week that I'd hate to have one of the Silver Lake units right on Sherbeth Rd. Bound to be noisy unless they've got some great soundproofing.

    I've never stayed at Silver Lake, but we really like Summer Bay. We were right next door at Liki Tiki last week and even with peak season traffic, the drive wasn't bad. Other times of the year it wouldn't be a problem at all.

    Sheila
     
  11. siobhan1997

    siobhan1997 DIS Veteran

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    That would be building 400.
     
  12. chancesmom

    chancesmom Earning My Ears

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    This will be our third trip to Silver Lake - love the convenience of it. Got a week timeshare for a steal a few years ago. One of my priorities on vacation is customer service and I can say without hesitation that Silver Lake has always met or exceeded my expectations.

    Less than 3 weeks til we are there! WHOOT!
     
  13. danjoan14

    danjoan14 Clang Clang Clang Went The Trolley

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    We're trying to exchange for two weeks in June at Silver Lake. Nothing yet! :eek:
     
  14. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

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    If you are looking in Weeks, you either have a trade power issue, or are barred due to the 1-in-4 rule---you are also a little bit late. There are 2BR units available for all but the first week.

    Silver Lake Resort (#2610)
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    7751 Black Lake Road
    Kissimmee, FL 34747
    USA
    407/397-2828
    www.silverlakeresort.com


    Units that meet your criteria Total Units Available: 20
    Unit Type Max Occup
    (Privacy) Kitchen Check-In Date Check-Out Date Price
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 04-Jun-2010 11-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Partial 06-Jun-2010 13-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 06-Jun-2010 13-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 11-Jun-2010 18-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 8 (6) Full 12-Jun-2010 19-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Partial 13-Jun-2010 20-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 18-Jun-2010 25-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 6 (6) Full 18-Jun-2010 25-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 8 (6) Full 19-Jun-2010 26-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Partial 20-Jun-2010 27-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 20-Jun-2010 27-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 6 (6) Full 20-Jun-2010 27-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 8 (6) Full 20-Jun-2010 27-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 25-Jun-2010 02-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 6 (6) Full 25-Jun-2010 02-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Partial 26-Jun-2010 03-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 8 (6) Full 26-Jun-2010 03-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Partial 27-Jun-2010 04-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 27-Jun-2010 04-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 8 (6) Full 27-Jun-2010 04-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only


    Silver Lake/Silver Points has less availability---not surprising, as it is more desirable and deposits a bit less into Weeks than it does Points.

    Silver Lake Resort-Silver Points (#6815)
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    7751 Black Lake Road
    Kissimmee, FL 34747
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    407/397-2828
    www.silverlakeresort.com

    Units that meet your criteria Total Units Available: 10
    Unit Type Max Occup
    (Privacy) Kitchen Check-In Date Check-Out Date Price
    Hotel 2 (2) Partial 04-Jun-2010 11-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 04-Jun-2010 11-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    Hotel 2 (2) Partial 11-Jun-2010 18-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 11-Jun-2010 18-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    Hotel 2 (2) Partial 18-Jun-2010 25-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 18-Jun-2010 25-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 6 (6) Full 18-Jun-2010 25-Jun-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    Hotel 2 (2) Partial 25-Jun-2010 02-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    1 BR 4 (4) Full 25-Jun-2010 02-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only
    2 BR 6 (6) Full 25-Jun-2010 02-Jul-2010 Exchange Fee Only


    Points has availability for the entire month at both resorts.
     
  15. danjoan14

    danjoan14 Clang Clang Clang Went The Trolley

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    I'm looking to use two weeks from 6/27/10 to 7/4/10. Two bedroom units would be nice. If not, the larger 1 bedroom unit with two baths would be fine as well.
     
  16. Wendaeh

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    Several DISers said that Summer Bay was nicer....I've been over at Tripadvisor and the reviews are scaring me. Anyone have first hand knowledge of this property? TIA
     
  17. Juanaiguana

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    We are staying at Silver Lake in May also, got a super deal from a friend. It will be our first trip staying offsite, but at the price I got, we could not pass it up. I have read many reviews online, and they are mostly positive. I am not a very picky person, and again, because the price is enabling us to spend money on extra things (Discovery Cove, Cirque, character dinners, etc.) it will have to reallllllly be bad for me to complain. I'm really looking forward to having a lot of room with a family of 5, and after all, we will be at Disney, so it definitely will be great!:woohoo:
     
  18. mickeymommy3

    mickeymommy3 Gimme More Disney!!! Can't Get enough of the Mouse

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    We stayed at Summer Bay in a 3 bedroom lock off in Fall of 07. Enjoyed it so much that when the opportunity came up last summer to become a owner, we bought in. We have stayed their again this summer, and it will become our yearly Disney vacation spot. Every experience we have has has been wonderful. From the front desk, to the pools, the grounds, amenities, etc. Every need has always been met. The only down fall we found, which I have found to be pretty standards were timeshares are concerned, is no pizza pans. Which seems kinda silly to me. But that was my only complaint.
     

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