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At Vistana Beach Club ( Jan.31 ) : Any questions?

aeroflygirl

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Vistana Beach Club

Are there any good restaurants within walking distance?
 

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It looks like there are 3 or 4 restaurants within walking distance. One of them gives a 10% discount to people staying here at the resort. I have not tried any of them. If I do I'll get back to you.
 

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The Jensen Beach area has been described by some people as not having much there except the beach is this accurate and if so how close are shopping and restaurant areas (walking or driving distance)?
 

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I just recently posted a review that will offer some help to some of those questions.
 

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How much beach is there? When we were there in May at high tide you stepped off the bottom step and into the water. The only sand was 4-5 feet right beside the sea wall where the steps came down.
 

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2 quick questions....

which airport did you fly into? MCO or PBI? How long did it take to get to the resort from the airport?

How is the resort for small children? specifically the pool, is there a shallow end or kiddie pool? what about a "zero entry" section?

guess that was more than 2 , how bout 2 topics :)

thanks!
 

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2 quick questions....

which airport did you fly into? MCO or PBI? How long did it take to get to the resort from the airport?

How is the resort for small children? specifically the pool, is there a shallow end or kiddie pool? what about a "zero entry" section?

guess that was more than 2 , how bout 2 topics :)

thanks!
MCO is 132 Miles
FLL is 90 Miles
PBI is 44 Miles
MIA is 114 Miles

Hope this helps

Steve
 

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I'll try to answer your questions as best I can.

Amanzon: There are a couple of small restaurants within walking distance and a couple of shops. The area has some shopping and restaurants and a mall within 5 to 10 miles away.

Captron: There is not much beach. During high tide you have to step in the water to get off the walkway to the beach.

Maylons: We drove here so I can't help on the airport. They do have a child pool. Didn't notice if the main pool was zero entry.
 

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Went out to dinner tonight so I thought I would follow up on the restuarant question within walking distance. We first headed south of the resort to the first small strip shopping center you come to. They had a small bar and grill, an Italian restaurant, and an ice cream and sandwich shop. None of them were busy so we moved on to the second strip center furthor south. They had a bar/restaurant and an Italian/pizza restaurant. Again not busy so we moved on. To the North of the resort is Surfside Grill & Pizzeria. The parking lot was full so we decided to try it. It was very busy for a Monday night. This is also the place that gives 10% off if your staying at the resort. The Monday night (and Thursday) special is a 16" cheese pizza for $6.95. What a great deal. We had the pizza and some wings. Wings were good. Pizza was great. It's NY style. They also have happy hour till 6:00. We had great service. Lots of locals were there eating. everything I saw that came out of the kitchen looked really good. We'll go back I'm sure. Of course we have plenty of leftover pizza to finish first.
 

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Update on the new hot tub. It is now complete and will be inspected tomorrow. They said it has been under construction for a couple of months. They tore out the old one and replaced it with a bigger one. Still looks pretty small to me though.
 

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Internet?

Is there internet access in the villas? is it free?

Thanks
 

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Yes. We have internet access. We're in the oceanfront bldg. Not a great signal. They do have a plug-in in the dining area. It's free.

Hot tub is up and running. Just got out. It's nice and hot.
 

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I found another restaurant on my morning walk. I headed north on the beach and found a beachfront place about a mile up. It was not open in the morning. Not sure of the name but it has a beach access. Nice bar and outside seating on a beachfront deck. I looked in the window and the inside looked nice. Someone on here may know the name of the place.
 
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