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Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
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Fort Wayne
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152 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2014

We stayed in a Condo #408. Don't know what the regular price was for this unit as we purchased it thru a time share deal. Our cost for my wife and I was $200 for the entire week. The unit held 6 of us. There was a master bed room with a king size bed and master bathroom, another bedroom with 2 regular beds, a large living area, and a small kitchen complete with frig., microwave, toaster. There was also a built in small washer /dryer unit. The bathroom was decent sized. Each bedroom had a nice sized TV, and the living area had a larger TV. The living area had 2 straight chairs, sleeper sofa, and kitchen table with 5 chairs. My only real complaint was that the rooms needs a touch up with some fresh paint in places. There were 4 nice swimming polls that were open 24 hours for enjoyment. My complaints against Summer Bay
was what they offered beyond this. The putt-putt was $5 to play. The ski-doo's cost $65 for l/2 hour !!!!. They advertise fishing but no such thing exists. They have a small dock that they do not allow fishing off of one side. The other side is filled with weeds and boats parked. The bait shop doesn't open until 10AM and 90 degrees long after the fish that may be there have gone to the deep water. The location is very good as it is on highway 192 which leads to everything in the area including Disney. If 6 people can stay a week for under $600 it is a GOOD deal if you have to pay over $1000 then you might want to look around.

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with family
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 22 June 2014
Thank you for your feedback. Yes, touch up paint is on the way! The resort interiors are currently being refurbished with new furnishings, fixtures, accents, paint and more.

You'll see many updates throughout the resort upon your return...
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2014

Lovely place to stay about 20-30 minutes from most attractions so car is a must
Only ate on site a couple of times but prices were reasonable & food was good but if you prefer to self cater Walmart is 2 miles down the road or plenty of dining places within a mile
Resort is very clean with spacious apartments overlooking pool & lake with gas & charcoal barbecues for guests to use
We only stayed a week so did not use all facilities but did have a game of mini golf that was very good all staff were very polite & local knowledge they good supply was invaluable
Would recommend resort to anyone visiting orlando

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
Your recommendation of our Summer Bay Orlando Resort to others visiting the Central Florida area is the highest compliment you can provide our team of dedicated hospitality professionals - Thank you!

The unique location of the resort which is situated on the Orange County and Lake County lines offers guests the convenience of being close to the major theme parks and attractions for which Orlando is world famous. The resort location also puts guests so close to the natural lakes, parks, and outdoor recreational activities for which Lake County is world famous (bird watching, kayaking, canoeing, air boating, 4-wheeling, walking/hiking and more).

With a stay at Summer Bay Orlando, you get the best of everything a Central Florida vacation has to offer!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Villas are stocked with everything you need for your stay. Very clean. Great variety of activities for family to enjoy. You could spend entire time on resort and have plenty to keep you busy. Restaurants at the resort are very good. Shuttle service to parks is so convenient, get in line early!

  • Stayed June 2014
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 14 June 2014
That's what we like to hear! Thank you for your feedback. There's something new to explore with every return visit to Summer Bay Orlando and the Central Florida area ...

Later this summer Buccaneer Bay Adventure Park, featuring zip lines, bumper boats, rock climbing, inflatables and more will open to resort guests for hours of outdoor family fun!

In the fall two new 3-bedroom houses with private heated swimming pools will be completed offering more spaces to relax and enjoy family vacation time together.

And in the the spring of 2015, a 10,000 sq. ft. Activities Center where families can gather for parties, activities, movies, socials, arts&crafts, card games and so much more is scheduled for completion.

By 2015 year's end, a new 6-story building featuring 46 luxury 1, 2, 3, and 4-bedroom floor plans will be available for family vacations complete with rooftop observation deck and lounge to view nightly fireworks from area theme parks. The planned on-site spa completes the luxury experience of the 601 building for pampered indulgences throughout the vacation stay.

We look forward to your return!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2014

comfortable and clean, no good restaurant in the complex, it is a resort not a hotel,
friendly staff, good security, access to all major attractions in few minutes, large property and pushy and tricky sales man to sell this time share property

Room Tip: some units are nice and built in luxury, so make sure what u r getting in detail. The until with J...
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
From Orlando back to Australia, thank you for vacationing with us at Summer Bay Orlando recently.

Guests staying in one of the Summer Bay Orlando spacious villas, condos, or houses where a full-size kitchen provides space and all the supplies needed enjoy the ability to prepare a family breakfast, lunch and dinner in their home away from home. A quick trip to the full-service grocery store located next door to the resort provides virtually any ingredient or prepared food desired.
And outdoor grills located around the resort provide convenience for a customized family BBQ!

Loretta's Trattoria located on-site provides family-style Italian seating and a menu offering salads, Hot Oven Grinders, Pizza and Ice Cream. Located just beyond the resort entrance is a complete line-up of full-service restaurants which offer a delicious range of menu selections sure to please....

We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future.
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

This property is older but they do a good job keeping it up. When we arrived, the check-in process was a little longer than I like but it was a Holiday weekend. The manager was great about speaking to the guests to make sure we were acknowledged. The room decor is a little outdated and our a/c unit was very loud. It did work well and the room was cool, however it was very humid in our room. The room was clean but we did see a couple of cockroaches. My guess is they came in b/c of the rain and I notified the front desk. It is Florida, so that is not uncommon. Also, they were moving very slow so I suspect they do spray the units.
Our hairdryer did not work but they replaced it immediately. Also, the maintenance man came and fixed our sliding door lock right after we checked in. We were not aware it was broken.
The pools are great. It is nice having a pool close to every building and the main pool is very active with live music and a tiki bar.
The highlight of our visit was Ody, our server at Loretta’s Trattoria. This is a counter restaurant next to the clubhouse. They offer pizza, sandwiches and wings. The pizza was delicious! Ody was very accommodating and made us feel like family. We really enjoyed speaking with him! He went out of his way to make sure we had everything we needed. Ask for him when you go!
I may wait until they complete the new buildings before we stay again although I would not discourage anyone from staying here. It is a great location and they offer complimentary shuttles to the Disney parks. The resort is close to shopping and dining so you do not have to go far to get what you need.

Room Tip: Our room was in a great location! We were across the street from the clubhouse in the first building...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Summer Bay Orlando. Your comments regarding expanding current menu offerings to include gluten-free options has been shared with our Food & Beverage Manager. We look forward to your return visit!
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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Summer Bay Resort. We did a tour and was very impressed with the updates they are completing and amenitities they are planning to add. We drove to Clearwater for a beach day at the gulf, and found the trip easy and convenient access to highways for the drive. Spent the next day doing our tour and playing at the lake. Our 13 and 11 year-old loved the inflatables and spent the whole day there! Not much in gluten free food options there, so ran to Publix and grabbed lunch and dinner items. Enjoyed a round of mini-golf too. Kitchen was nicely equipped, and while we only had a one bedroom, we were all comfortable. I appreciated keeping the cost of the room down and only charging for what resort activities you used. Especially if you were going to the parks, or having a beach day like we did!

Room Tip: Ask for a newly remodeled room! Also the newer pool houses would be amazing to stay in!
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your feedback on your recent stay at Summer Bay Orlando Resort. Your comments regarding the addition of gluten-free options to the menu has been passed on to our Food & Beverage Manager for consideration and development. Guest feedback of this nature is most welcomed.

We look forward to your next vacation with us. Do return soon!
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2014

pros- room was comfortable and organized. close to everything, kids water park pools and beach are nice. kitchen in the room was top notch. there are a lot of positives honestly.
cons- water mushroom at pool looked like it hasn't been cleaned forever and it needed to be painted because there is graffiti on it. bathroom smelled had to have them re-clean it. they should have done it right the first time. a decent resort but they miss the mark on small things if they didn't miss that mark I would have gave them an excellent.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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SummerBayResorts, Manager at Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Thank you for your comments which have been forwarded to our housekeeping team.

Please Note: the Kid's Interactive Water Playground will be closed for refurbishment beginning June 1 and is expected to re-open after June 9.

A detailed cleaning and painting is scheduled at that time.

This popular Kid's Interactive Water Playground will re-open in mid-June, just in time for summertime FUN!
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Property: Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts
Address: 17805 US Highway 192, Clermont, FL 34714
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Region: United States > Florida > Central Florida > Lake County > Clermont
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 17 Hotels in Clermont
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Summer Bay Orlando By Exploria Resorts 3.5*
Number of rooms: 103
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Whether you seek relaxation, exploration, or inspiration, Summer Bay Orlando by Exploria Resorts has something for the whole family. Experience a luxury family destination that delivers the thrill of Orlando's world-renown attractions with the comforts of a leisure getaway. Enjoy all the highlights of our 400-acre lavishly landscaped resort and 64-acre private lake, located a mere 10 minutes from Walt Disney World Resort. Summer Bay Orlando is the perfect Florida getaway for family, fun, and freedom.Luxury accommodations: Why settle for a cramped room when you can settle into a spacious sanctuary? From roomy hotel accommodations to two or three bedroom fully furnished condominiums, we've got you covered with home-style comfort. Enjoy a homemade dinner with the family. Step out on your balcony to watch a glorious Florida sunset. Or take the night off and watch a movie on your flat screen TV. Stress-free park hopping: hop on our complimentary shuttle to Epcot(R), Magic Kingdom(R) Park or Universal Studios Florida(R).Fun in the sun: Whether your goal is a relaxing escape or a spectacular adventure, Summer Bay Orlando can fulfill your desire with a host of activities, amenities, and dining options. ... more   less 
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