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Old 05-22-2012, 12:45 PM   #46
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We had requested the St. Augustine section, top floor. That's exactly what we got! We were in building 26, top floor, villa 26612 (first three digits of the villa number indicate building 26, floor 6).

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Thanks for posting these great pictures. We will be staying here in August (booked through a travel website) and have a few questions:
- When/how (check in or advance) do you make building requests.
- How is a 2BR kitchen equipped
- For a 2 week stay, do they restock toiletries or do we need to bring some
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Old 05-27-2012, 01:17 PM   #47
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I'm staying here June 16-24th and wanted to know if they supply bath towels since there is 7 of us and also towels for the pool should we bring our own or will they suppy some.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:07 PM   #48
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I'm staying here June 16-24th and wanted to know if they supply bath towels since there is 7 of us and also towels for the pool should we bring our own or will they suppy some.
Yes - there are bath towels in the villa. I think there were four sets in each bathroom. We were there on a timeshare exchange so we didn't have housekeeping. We did get trash pick up & towel exchange mid-week for no charge. We did leave a tip. If needed, we could have washed our towels in the villa.

Pool towels are available at the pool. You are given a pool towel card for each person on your reservation when you check in. If all seven are on your reservation, you will be given seven cards. Sometimes we took our towels back to our villa with us (if it was a little chilly) and just brought them back down to swap them out for clean ones the next time. Other times we would turn them in & get our cards back when we left the pool.
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Old 06-03-2012, 06:38 PM   #49
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is there a sand pit at the Vistana? My 4 year old is going crazy to build a sandcastle.
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Old 09-25-2012, 01:06 PM   #50
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This thread has been inactive for a bit, but hopefully someone who has some info can help...

Just wondering if the one bedroom villas have King beds or some other configuration of 1 or 2 beds? I can't seem to find the info on their website.

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Old 09-27-2012, 09:36 PM   #51
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The rooms we had were 1 king bed and a sofa bed. I think we were in San Augustine, maybe bldg 22? I have blocked the "planning" part of the trip from my memory so I'm not certain. We had an awesome stay!
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Old 10-13-2012, 08:57 PM   #52
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About to go back - last time we were in St Aug Building 23. It overlooked the lake and across the lake we could see from the baclocny the pirate pool had just been built.

At the time, this was brand new. Is this still a good locaton, or is there better? Are units here in tis section still nice and new looking or tired?

Is building 23 quieter than building 25?
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Old 01-05-2013, 09:37 PM   #53
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I've been looking into this resort ~ love the pics and info! Just curious, where do you book from? directly from sheraton?
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:46 AM   #54
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Is there a lifeguard at the pool?

How is the bar/grill by the pool?
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:52 AM   #55
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Great photos. Thank you for sharing. Would love to see more photos.
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:44 PM   #56
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Any new info? We are going in December, are the pools heated?
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Old 04-04-2013, 09:02 AM   #57
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Is there a lifeguard at the pool?

How is the bar/grill by the pool?
Anyone know?
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Old 04-04-2013, 11:38 AM   #58
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To answer a couple of dangling questions above. I am an owner and regular at Sheraton Vistana RESORT and have only stayed at VILLAGES once, about 6 years ago so ymmv...

Sheraton does not have lifeguards at the pools. Parents are expected to supervise any children under 14 years.

Pools are heated. Actually the Spas pool at SVR was overheated this past trip - like getting into a bathtub. In March! The waterfall in the older pool at SVV (Key West?) was very refreshing when we were there!

I recall the pool bar grill at SVV to be pretty good - but that's a long time ago. Nothing fancy, but good basic pub grub lunch options. There weren't a lot of tables, but you could carry your drinks and snacks away from the bar too. If prices are still like SVR they are reasonable for a resort. Yes, you can eat/drink cheaper outside the resort, but that takes time and effort.

Pool towels were a bit of a pain at SVV because you have to sign them out with a card. SVR has no towel controls at all.

Sand pit - not that I recall. SVR has two sand volleyball courts, and I seem to recall one at SVV too, but the memories are fading... Actually, court sand is not sandcastle sand - it doesn't stick together well. You'd be better off planning a day at the beach collecting shells and building sandcastles. It makes a great "down day" if you have a busy itinerary planned.
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Old 05-03-2013, 10:12 AM   #59
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We have stayed at SVV several times over the last 4 years. The pirate ship pool and the big green slide beside the pirate ship pool has life guards. We love the SVV, and return every year.
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Old 05-21-2013, 12:15 PM   #60
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We are a couple in our 50s and have booked a week in a two bedroom for late September. Given that we won't have little ones with us, which building/area should we request? We don't mind kids but aren't interested in pool slides, pool games or things like that.

Also, does anyone know the rates for the poolside cabanas?

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