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Living the Good Life at Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club in Orlando

I was in Orlando earlier this summer attending a conference and brought the kids and a friend along. Hubby opted to stay home since he and I are cruising to the Bahamas later this year so I invited one of my besties to join me.
She and I travel for business and stay at chain hotels so I guess she was expecting a regular hotel with free breakfast. Ummmm…no-oh. Work is work and vacation is vacation.  I learned a long time ago that hotel rooms are ideal for a 1- or 2-night stay when traveling with kids but family vacations are all about luxury and Mystic Dunes Resort fit the bill.
Mystic Dunes is centrally located near all the theme park attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and you can even purchase tickets at their Florida Ticket Station.  

Check in was quick and the desk clerk was very knowledgeable and shared tips on getting to the local theme parks and even helped us reserve a shuttle to take me to my conference and back.

She provided us with a map and directed us to our room. The map made it seem like we were in Neverland but in reality we were just down the street from the guest check-in area. 
We found our building, parked the SUV and upstairs to our waiting suite.
We reserved a 2-bedroom suite with a full kitchen which included a dishwasher, full size stove, refrigerator and microwave as well as seating areas for 4.  
It's always nice to have a variety of dining options while on vacation. You can whip up a delicious dinner in your very own spacious kitchen, order room service, or enjoy elegant dining at the onsite restaurant.
Cheers to a Great Day!
There is a market onsite which was really convenient for snacks and forgotten toiletries. However, we we spotted a grocery store just a few minutes drive from our suite so we stocked our fridge with groceries for the week.
Sophie's Origami
The suite was huge. A spacious 2-bedroom suite overlooking a waterfall near one of the pools. 
Did I mention there were four pools onsite include a huge pool area with a 2-story water slide, swim up tiki bar and private cabana rentals? Since we were spending a week there the kids made plans to visit each of the pools throughout our stay. 

Sometimes it’s the little things like being able to wash a load of clothes after a day of swimming or an accident. Hey things happen when you’re traveling with kids. Or relaxing in a jacuzzi tub after a long day at the parks.
The grounds at Mystic Dunes Resort are gorgeous and we really enjoyed walking and biking around the property.  I hate that we didn't check out any bikes or visit the miniature golf or visit the gym but we saw others enjoying those resort amenities.  There was just so much to see and do. 
“Welcome home”. Every time we entered the gates at Mystic Dunes Resort, the guards greeted us by saying “Welcome home.” 
Funny thing, it felt like home.  We really did enjoy our stay and can't wait to visit again.

If you are ever in the Lake Buena Visit area and looking for accommodations near all of the major attractions, be sure to check out Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club.



















Comments

Unknown said…
Wow! The resort looks amazing! Perfect staying in a suite when your there longterm and can have a place to relax and enjoy as much as the area itself!
I will definitely be staying at Mystic Dunes the next time I'm in the area. It looks beautiful there!
Vera Sweeney said…
Mystic Dunes looks like an amazing place to stay! I love the grounds, and the rooms look so comfy and posh. Yay!
Sarah Bailey said…
What an absolutely lovely looking resort to spend some time at, those grounds are beautiful and it looks like you could really sit back and relax.
joannabri said…
What a beautiful resort! We visit Orlando fairly often to go to Disney world, but usually stay on site. This gives me ideas to look elsewhere.
Unknown said…
What a beautiful place! I was in Florida this past winter and stayed right around the corner from that place! I always wondered what it looked like inside!
Unknown said…
Looks like you had such a great time. I will have to visit this resort. I can see this being such an amazingly great escape. Thanks for sharing this. I enjoyed this!
Now that's a lovely place to spend some time in. It would be perfect for a vacation or a quick getaway! I'd love to go there and just relax with the family.
Unknown said…
I believe we drove by this place when we stayed off site for our Disney trip! VERY nice area. I always like to stay at resorts when we travel. This looks like a very special place! We will have to stay there next time!
AiringMyLaundry said…
This looks like a fabulous place to stay. I'll keep it in mind if I'm ever in that area again. Most of the time I stay on property at Disney, but it might be more affordable to stay at a place like this.
Kraus House Mom said…
That looks like a great place to stay. I have too many kids for most regular hotel rooms so we usually need a suite. I'll keep this place in mind.
Michele D said…
I've driven past that resort a few times. It does look like a lovely resort. The room looks roomy and perfect for families.
Jaime Nicole said…
What a beautiful resort! I just love that little kitchen and breakfast bar - I hate taking my girls out to breakfast on vacation. They never eat much and it adds so much cost.
Jeannette said…
That looks like a pretty relaxing hotel! I love places that have everything all in the same place so you don't need to drive around in unfamiliar city to find something to eat or stuff to do.
Spectacular! What a gorgeous place to stay. It is really important that the place we stay has these types of amenities, especially when traveling as a family.
GingerMommy said…
What a gorgeous place to stay. I am going to have to check this out for myself. Time to book a vacation? I think it might be!
Kathy said…
That looks like such a beautiful place to be. I think it would be a great place for my family to go. We'd have a lot of fun there.
Terri Beavers said…
That resort would make me feel right at home since they have a full kitchen which included a dishwasher, full-size stove, refrigerator and microwave. I always get homesick but I think I'd be able to stay at this resort for a good long time.
Julee said…
What a beautiful resort. I love staying near golf courses, the landscape is amazing. It looks like you had a lovely time and picked a great place to relax!
candy said…
Great looking resort outside and inside. Your room looks big and comfortable and looks like they provided all kinds of extra services. Will remember if we are in the Orlando area.
Michelle Waller said…
This looks like a simply amazing place to visit. Perfect for relaxation1
Unknown said…
This looks like a great place to stay and my parents love to golf! I would love to be able to surprise them a trip, but I will share this with them instead.
Anonymous said…
I'm going to have to check this place out the next time I'm in Florida. I can tell you guys had a great time. Who wouldn't in a place like that.
Wendy Polisi said…
We live in Florida and know all about this place. We've used it for a staycation before! Love it!
Liz Mays said…
What a lovely place for a family getaway! I'm impressed with the suite and it's nice that the resort is close to some of the best Florida attractions.
Lisa said…
I agree, when on vacation there is nothing better than a suite. Having the room and even a washing machine is priceless.
Emily said…
This looks like a great place to stay! These is so much to do in the area, but staying at a great resort like this would be a vacation all on it's own. Also, having a washer and dryer in the hotel is amazing!
Anosa said…
The suite looks really spacious and love that it has most things you would find in a home.
Amanda said…
You had me at swim up bar! Seriously, this place looks absolutely amazing. I would love to stay at Mystic Dunes Resort..and I'm not even a golfer!
Mimicutelips said…
I need to step up my travel game. This property looks beautiful. My kids would love the pool selections.
LaShawn Wiltz said…
I have driven by this resort when I visit orlando and I've always wondered about it! The Property look beautiful.
redheadmomblog said…
That looks like a great place to visit! I've never been there before, but would definitely be willing to go there someday.
Orly said…
Orlando is such a friendly placeI love that all of you had a pizza night together and got to know one another))!

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