Marriott's Harbour Lake Review

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7102 Grand Horizons Boulevard, Orlando FL 32821
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Editor’s Review of Marriott's Harbour Lake

You'll find a boatload of kid-friendly entertainment options at Marriott's Harbour Lake, a pirate-themed Central Florida resort that offers a full range of water and land-based activities for families, just minutes from Orlando theme park fun.

Open to the public for nightly rentals, the 360-unit timeshare property, one of 50 Marriott Vacation Club properties worldwide, debuted at Horizons by Marriott Vacation Club Orlando in 2001 and was renamed Marriott's Harbour Lake in 2009.

From a pirate-themed mini golf course to two-pirate themed pools to regular encounters with a resident Pirate mascot, the privateer theme runs deep. Add to this a lively activities program where guests can dive for hidden treasure, team up in an
... more "Amazing Pirate Race" or be pampered like a "Pirate Princess," and it's no wonder that the Orlando property is rated a favorite headquarters for vacationing families.

Lodging options range from studio guest rooms to fully furnished villas, which sleep up to eight, and in villas, kid-friendly features like a full kitchen, a wraparound dining table and a washer and dryer make an extended stay a pleasure.

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Our Editor Loves
  • Pirate-themed pools with zero entry
  • 18-hole onsite mini golf course
  • Accommodations with comforts of home
Family Interests
  • Golf
  • Museum/Cultural
  • Theme Parks
Family Amenities
  • Babysitting
  • Children's Program
  • Cribs
  • DVD Player
  • Family Room 5+
  • Game Room
  • Kids' Pool
  • Kids'/Theme Meals
  • Kitchenettes
  • Laundry Service
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
Our Member Reviews 1526 Reviews
Great Stay with Kids!!
Reviewed on 04/28/2011
We chose this resort because of the pirate theme and the cool pools. We have 3 young boys, this resort did not disappoint us. It was great. Pools were neat, and heated which was great for a February vacation. The mini golf on ...
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Best one Yet!
Reviewed on 05/31/2010
We stayed at the Marriott for 3 days/2 nights, which wasn't long enough. We found a great deal on the Internet and was very worried about it. After reading some of the reviews, I was still worried about it. I am so glad we went ...
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Designed with a Key West flair, one- and two-bedroom villas feature all the comforts of home, including a full kitchen, a living room and a washer and dryer, plus some bonus features traveling families will especially appreciate, like a wraparound dining table and free WiFi.

One-bedroom, one-bathroom villas are 800 square feet and sleep four, with a king-sized bed in the master bedroom and a sleeper sofa in the living room, two TVs and a DVD player. Two-bedroom, two-bathroom villas sleep eight and feature the same living area and master bedroom design as one-bedroom villas, plus an additional TV in two different second bedroom layouts. The traditional set up (1,082 square feet) features two queen-sized beds in the second bedroom and a connecting bathroom. The second option is a "lock-out" guest room. In addition to a kitchenette, a bathroom and a table with chairs, this room contains a queen-sized bed and a sofabed, and features a door to the outside as well as an inside connecting door to the one-bedroom villa. You can note your preference of layouts at the time of booking, but a specific configuration can't be guaranteed.

Master bathrooms in both accommodations are spacious and feature a double vanity, a hair dryer and Bath & Body Works Aromatherapy products, and all villas feature a screened balcony.

At 225 square feet, studio guestrooms sleep four, with rates averaging around 30 percent less than a one-bedroom villa. They don't have a washer or dryer, but shared laundry rooms are available. If you can come up with the extra cash, the extra space and amenities that come with a villa will afford you more peace, as well as privacy.

Vacationers desiring fresh-squeezed orange juice will be pleased to find that each villa kitchen is stocked with a juicer, in addition to a full range of appliances, dishes, glasses, utensils and cookware. Dishwashing liquid and a supply of dishwasher and laundry detergent are included, and complimentary daily "Tidy Service" is provided to those renting by the night. The abbreviated clean-up call includes re-making of beds with existing linens, restocking of towels, dishwasher reloading and emptying of wastebaskets. "Full Cleaning Service," which includes re-making of beds with fresh linens, vacuuming and mopping, is available for an additional fee.

Complimentary Pack 'n Plays, bed rails, and high chairs are delivered upon request. Parking is free in adjacent lots with a valid resort parking pass (provided at check-in). If you need additional equipment for children, Orlando Crib Rental will deliver full-cribs, child safety gates and strollers directly to your resort accommodation.

Buildings are updated on a regular schedule, averaging every five years, so there isn't really a location that's significantly better than another in terms of freshness. For close proximity to swimming and resort activities, if you don't mind the commotion, request an accommodation overlooking the Pirate Plunge Pool.


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