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Old 05-03-2012, 05:35 AM   #616
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Thanks, here in upstate NY they mean the same thing too!
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Old 05-03-2012, 06:45 AM   #617
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Alas, no. The Courts section is the grand dame of the Vistana Resort, built back in the day when no one knew what a timeshare could be. The 2nd BR in both uppers and lowers are only big enough for 2 singles; that was plenty big enough for housing your budding tennis stars back in the 70's. FWIW, the resort was originally intended as a tennis getaway (thus the Courts section). The 13 tennis courts are part of the original resort and "belong" to the Courts section.

I don't think so. To be honest I am not sure if "full" signifies double or queen. According to the Starwood site, Lakes, Cascades and Fountains (I & II) list 2 "full" beds in the 2nd BR, whereas the other sections Springs, Palms, Spas list Double beds. To my mind, they are the same size
Up here in the great white North, "full" would be the same as "double", but you 'mercuns are so much different from us....

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I am at vistana right now and cascade second room is definitely 2 doubles.

As for noise we are on the top floor of cascades 4 right across from the market & pool. We wanted to be close to everything. The only noise problem we have had is with the family below who hang on the balcony at night speaking extremely loud in spanish. No noise at all from the 'front' side at all.
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Old 05-03-2012, 11:34 AM   #618
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I am at vistana right now and cascade second room is definitely 2 doubles.

As for noise we are on the top floor of cascades 4 right across from the market & pool. We wanted to be close to everything. The only noise problem we have had is with the family below who hang on the balcony at night speaking extremely loud in spanish. No noise at all from the 'front' side at all.

THANKS!!!!! For the current update. Looks like they all are double/fuels no queens.

I appreciate the info!
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Old 05-03-2012, 12:11 PM   #619
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I'm from Pennsylvania and full and double mean the same thing there too. I wish hotels would stop using the "full" word to describe their beds. To me, it's a word that means "complete". So it's like the hotel is saying, "we have full beds here...the hotel down the street only has partials."..... :D Makes no sense.

And interesting history about Vistana...thanks. There seem to be a lot of resorts in Orlando that have tennis courts. I don't think tennis when I think Florida. Or if I do, I think about me fainting after playing tennis in the fl heat. lol
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And interesting history about Vistana...thanks. There seem to be a lot of resorts in Orlando that have tennis courts. I don't think tennis when I think Florida. Or if I do, I think about me fainting after playing tennis in the fl heat. lol
Completely off topic...

Florida may well be the tennis capital of the world. Along with other such lesser known facilities, Nick Bollettieri's tennis academy is located in Florida, Bradenton I think. That academy continues to attract many of the world's best young players. The Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi and literally hundreds of other current and former tour players lived and trained there as youngsters. Some of the timeshare resorts in the Orlando area feature access to golf courses (Grande Vista comes quickly to mind) while others, at least originally, featured tennis courts (Vistana Resort and Orange Lake are a couple that really emphasized tennis) but most timeshare resorts have tennis courts. While I've never been more than a woeful player, I used to bring my racket with me on vacation and have played - and dehydrated - at several timeshare resorts in the area.

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Old 05-03-2012, 09:29 PM   #621
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A parking question, is there a fee to park at the resort for timeshare traders? What about a second vehicle?

We will have 2 vehicles for a 2 bedroom.
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A parking question, is there a fee to park at the resort for timeshare traders? What about a second vehicle?

We will have 2 vehicles for a 2 bedroom.
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There are no parking fees. We had two cars on our recent stay, just make sure you get two parking permits upon checkin.
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Old 05-04-2012, 05:32 AM   #623
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Great thanks! Just stayed Easter week at a trade in Virginia Beach and we paid $49 for the week.
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Completely off topic...

Florida may well be the tennis capital of the world. Along with other such lesser known facilities, Nick Bollettieri's tennis academy is located in Florida, Bradenton I think. That academy continues to attract many of the world's best young players. The Williams sisters, Maria Sharapova, Martina Hingis, Andre Agassi and literally hundreds of other current and former tour players lived and trained there as youngsters. Some of the timeshare resorts in the Orlando area feature access to golf courses (Grande Vista comes quickly to mind) while others, at least originally, featured tennis courts (Vistana Resort and Orange Lake are a couple that really emphasized tennis) but most timeshare resorts have tennis courts. While I've never been more than a woeful player, I used to bring my racket with me on vacation and have played - and dehydrated - at several timeshare resorts in the area.

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Dick, YES, that's what I mean. but kuddos to you for doing it!

Yeah, I definitely think golf when I think florida. But that's probably just because my dad was a golfer, even tried out for the senior tour one year. I used to play tennis too. I guess it wouldn't be bad in the off season or on a cooler day during our April trips.
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Dick, YES, that's what I mean. but kuddos to you for doing it!

Yeah, I definitely think golf when I think florida. But that's probably just because my dad was a golfer, even tried out for the senior tour one year. I used to play tennis too. I guess it wouldn't be bad in the off season or on a cooler day during our April trips.
If you do want to play, Vistana is a great place to do it. Thirteen well lit courts (clay and hard surface) should mean no waiting. I've never seen more than 2 or 3 courts in action at any one time.
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If you do want to play, Vistana is a great place to do it. Thirteen well lit courts (clay and hard surface) should mean no waiting. I've never seen more than 2 or 3 courts in action at any one time.
Do you bring your own rackets, etc or do they have them there?
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Do you bring your own rackets, etc or do they have them there?
Not actually being a tennis player, I had to look it up. Here is what Starwood says:

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The Sheraton Vistana Tennis Club is located adjacent to the Main Activities Center. The Tennis Club features 13 lighted courts (9 clay and 4 hard) that are open daily from 8am until 10pm. There is no reservation required and courts are free of charge. Racquets, balls and a ball machine are available for rent at the Main Activities Center located next to the courts. Teaching professionals and group clinics are available through reservations, and a free Discover Tennis Clinic is held every Sunday morning.
I don't know what the rental rates are. Might be worth a call to the resort to find out if you are interested.

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Anybody just return with some recent pics and review?

I sent my pre-registration and requests in, so now it's just waiting time we check in 2 weeks from today! Getting a little excited.
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I don't know what the rental rates are. Might be worth a call to the resort to find out if you are interested.

Enjoy!

Thank you - I don't know why I didn't see that on the website...I looked around but couldn't find that info!
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Anybody just return with some recent pics and review?

I sent my pre-registration and requests in, so now it's just waiting time we check in 2 weeks from today! Getting a little excited.
Got home today...I have a few pics of my cascade villa and the cascade pool. Would highly recommend the resort. Was there anything in particular you wanted to know?
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