Sep 11

Enter to Win a 4 Night Stay at Caribe Cove Resort Orlando Near Walt Disney World


Are you in need of a vacation?  Then do I have something you’re gonna love!  Disney Every Day has partnered with Caribe Cove Resort near Walt Disney World to give one lucky winner a luxurious 5 Day/4 Night stay in one of its beautiful and spacious villas!

Caribe Cove Living Room

I had the opportunity to stay here as a guest of ThemeParkMom and boy did the accommodations knock my socks off! I could not believe how much space the villa had how clean and beautifully appointed it was.  I also loved the fact that the resort was so close to Walt Disney World and I4. You can literally be at Walt Disney World’s doorstep in about 10 minutes with a quick cruise down 192.

Caribe Cove Bedroom

This is the kind of resort that you would go to even if you weren’t visiting the Orlando theme parks. It’s a place that you can just relax in and take advantage of all of the amenities, including the pool, fitness center, sauna and there are tons of restaurants nearby including Bahama Breeze, Olive Garden, Applebee’s and the Ale House just to name a few.

Caribe Cove Kitchen

Why stay in a regular hotel room? The villas at Caribe Cove offer multiple bathroom and bedrooms as well as full size kitchens and living rooms where your friends and family can spread out and feel more comfortable.

Caribe Cove Pool

Fall is one of the BEST times to visit Central Florida. The weather is fabulous!  The kids are back in school so the crowds thin out and Walt Disney World holds fantastic celebrations!  Come see the parks decorated in their fall attire. Attend Mickey’s Not So Scary Halloween Party. Sip and stroll around Epcot’s World Showcase at the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival.  Now is the perfect time for a visit.

Are you ready to enter?

Here are the prize details:
One 5Day/4Night stay certificate for a 2- or 3-bedroom unit at Caribe Cove Resort in Kissimmee, FL for travel to be completed by December 22, 2011. (blockout dates may apply) Please Note:  a onetime cleaning fee of $65.00 plus tax and daily resort amenity fee of $5.95 plus tax will apply to all reservations.  The certificate will be mailed to the winner at the conclusion of the contest. Entries will be accepted through 11:59 p.m. on October 10, 2011.  You must be 21 years of age or older to win.

For more info on the luxury accommodations at Caribe Cove, check out the resort’s Web site.  The resort is located at 9000 Treasure Trove Ln. Kissimmee, Florida 34747 and if you are ready to book go ahead and give them a call at (877) 299-4491 and be sure and tell them that Amanda at DisneyEveryDay.com sent ya.

Caribe Cove Resort Orlando is providing the prize for this giveaway.

How to Enter:

  1. “Like” Caribe Cove Resort and Disney Every Day on Facebook and then…
  2. Check out Caribe Cove’s website and leave a comment in the “Comments” section below telling me what you think you would enjoy most about a stay there.



Jul 11

Review of the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Near Downtown Disney

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Last week our family of three had the pleasure of staying at the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista near Downtown Disney at the Walt Disney World Resort here in Orlando.  If you’re familiar with the “Crossroads” area at the entrance to Walt Disney World Property on 535 near I4, then you will know the general area where the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista is.  The resort is located at 8442 Palm Parkway.

BONUS #1 – As a blogger, I was delighted to find out that there was FREE high-speed wi-fi in our room.  So when comparing prices to another resort you can basically knock $10 a day off to start at the Clarion Lake Buena Vista because every room has this perk.

And speaking of the room, let’s check it out…

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

BONUS #2 – Pillow Topped Mattresses! These made for a solid night’s sleep. They were so comfortable!

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

BONUS #3 – Fridge and Microwave.  The pricing for this resort is on par with Disney’s Value Resorts and if you’ve stayed at a value resort you know that there is no fridge or microwave.  Having even just a few meals at your hotel during an extended vacation to Walt Disney World instead of at a Disney Restaurant can save you a TON of money.

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista orlando

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista orlando

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista orlando

The room was also equipped with a Flat Screen TV, safe and computer work station.  Everything was extremely fresh and clean. It looks as if the resort rooms have been recently remodeled.

There are several restaurants within walking distance including Hooters, Kobe, Olive Garden and The Ale House or you can grab a meal at The Boardwalk Buffet (where kids eat free), Comfort Zone Bar & Grille or Lite Bite right at the hotel.  If you have your own transportation you can be on Disney property in under 5 minutes and if not, the hotel offers free scheduled shuttle service to Walt Disney World theme parks, Universal Studios and SeaWorld.

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista orlando

Perhaps the biggest bonus of all, besides the close proximity to dining and entertainment options would be the fact that they have not one, but two pools and a unique area called “The Splash Zone”.

Splash Zone at the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Pool and Splash Zone

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Pool and Splash Zone

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Pool and Splash Zone

I don’t know about your kids, but my child is all about using the pool when we’re at a resort.  Pool time, be at day or night is a major highlight of an overnight stay and with the hot temps in Central Florida, this can be a nice break from drudging through the theme parks.

You may have also noticed that close proximity to I4.  In our building, the odd numbered rooms were located on the side of the building which did not face the inner-state.  We couldn’t even hear the traffic.  However, we could hear the traffic when we went down to the pool.  I would try and request a room on the side of the resort that faces Palm Parkway as to avoid any unwanted I4 noise.  I am an extremely light sleeper so I need it nice and quiet.

Rates are around $75 a night for a standard two double bed room and there are discounts offered for booking online, military, Florida Residents, AAA, and AARP.  To book visit Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista or call 1-800-999-7300.

All in all, we really enjoyed our time at the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista and I would definitely stay there again.

Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista Orlando

Special thanks goes out to the Clarion Inn Lake Buena Vista for hosting our stay.