We absolutely loved our stay at Marriott's Sabal Palms. There are only 80 units on 2 floors, all with screened lanai, full kitchen, and full size laundry in the villa. Most of them overlook water and a golf course, and you are close enough to I4 to hear the highway from some of them. If you end up on the top floor, there are no elevators, so be sure to ask for a lower level villa if you don't want to walk stairs every day. We received exactly what we requested. The unit had a unique layout. When you walked in, there was a good-size hallway table, which was great for keys. Immediately to the left was the second bath and bedroom. The bathroom had a normal tub and shower, and was large enough for our son's pack-n-play. The bedroom had a full and a twin, which made it interesting to use the closet. Next came a full kitchen with full-sized washer/dryer in a closet. This overlooked the living and dining area, which features floor to ceiling glass windows and views of golf and water. We watched birds and golfers every day. There were two steps down to the living area. The master suite was half the unit and included a comfy king bed, two closets, a lounging chair and two steps up to a very unique bathroom. There was a toilet in its own room, two sinks and a HUGE tiled shower with 3 nozzles and no door (the thing was so large it didn't need one). The screened lanai could be reached from both the living area and master. I could see this resort working for a variety of vacationers, because access to the Marriott World Center is included with your stay. If you want a peaceful barbecue just outside your room, there are grills provided and you can watch herons catch fish. The Sabal pool area includes a fire pit, two jacuzzis, ping pong, and a giant chess set. There is also a "den" just for teens with neat decor and gaming opportunities. If you want fine dining, a full Starbucks, pool-side grill and bar or a lounge, they are available at the World Center. Their huge pool complex with 3 water slides (open 11-7), waterfalls, multiple jacuzzis, a great kids water play area including kiddie slide and more cushioned chaise lounges than I have ever seen is a short walk away. The world center also has an indoor pool and a gaming area. Their pool lawn hosts activities every hour from 11am-6pm. We loved the salsa dance lesson and tinker bellies dance class. The Palms are the Marriott Vacation Club part of the Marriott World Center. Imperial palms (3 bedrooms) and royal palms (2 bedrooms) are the most convenient to world center drive/536. Sabal (also 2 bedrooms) is a winding drive behind the convention center, which could be affected by tractor trailers delivering to the world center. The three sections share an activities schedule and marketplace store. We found the world center amenities more convenient than the Royal lobby, although there was a dedicated Palms shuttle van that came when called from 8am-11pm. That feature was very helpful. Both Palms lobbies have a little kids area with games and books, and there are a good number of activities. Because we were visiting in their low time, we were often the only participants, but that meant the employees were able to give my kids a lot of attention. The only fees were basically supply fees ($2 for tea and cookies, $3 for s'mores, $15 for build-a-buddy). Using the world center slides cost $10/day per villa, but using the pool is free. We often had the sabal pool to ourselves. The staff was friendly and responsive. We had a wasp in our lanai, and they came and sprayed right away. As for location, we were literally one stoplight from the iconic Disney entrance. Amazing! My husband is now fully converted from desiring onsite Disney stays, because he says we were back home before anyone staying onsite at Disney but people staying at the contemporary resort (who could walk from the Magic Kingdom). We had some great meals at LoneStar steakhouse (kids eat free on Tuesdays), Kobe Steakhouse (also kids eat free Tuesdays but we went for my $30 birthday meal), and Boma. For quick stops, there is a good Firehouse Subs location off 535, in the same complex as a Moe's, McDonalds, and Taco Bell. If you are headed towards I Drive, the WaWa gas station has great made-to-order food and coffee, and the Denny's right there near sea world has great service and consistent quality. We shopped at Publix for groceries.