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Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas Review
If you’re looking for a larger place to stay in Orlando near the theme parks, you might consider Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Villas.
Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas have a great combination of amenities, size, proximity to theme parks, and value. Plus, there are no resort or parking fees!
You can get the amenities and space of an Airbnb, but the quality and service that you’d expect from a Marriott property.
Do I need a rental car in Orlando?
I like to get around as needed while on vacation, so I want to rent a car. I recommend renting a car from Discount USA Car Rental. They offer the best rates available whether you’re flying into Orlando or Sanford.
If you plan to stay somewhere like the villas, you’ll definitely need a car to get to the parks, grocery stores, etc.
Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas Review and Tour
We visit Orlando a lot. In fact, we’re annual pass holders at Universal Orlando.
When visiting Disney or Universal, I generally recommend staying onsite.
That said, there are a few reasons why you might want to choose something offsite, such as:
- You have a large family or group of travelers. Most typical rooms at Universal or Disney have a maximum number of 4 guests. Suites and villas come at a premium and aren’t always available.
- Your family has allergies or a special diet and needs a full kitchen.
- You are on a budget and want to save money by staying off-property.
- You want to visit both Disney and Universal and stay right in between.
If any of the above apply to you, Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas might be the place for you!
I have plenty of photos of the Villas, but let’s go over a few FAQs first.
Where is Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas?
Cypress Harbour is located off Harbour Villa Road, very close to I-4. It is about 5 miles from either Disney or Universal Orlando.
We went to both Universal Orlando Resort and Disney’s Hollywood Studios during our recent stay at Cypress Harbor Villas. Both were about a 10-15 minutes drive depending on traffic. SeaWorld is also right next door, literally.
Is Cypress Harbour Villas a timeshare?
The villas are part of Marriott’s Vacation Club, but you can book them just like any other hotel room. If you’re paying for a villa, you won’t have to worry about timeshare presentations or anything like that!
It’s the “free” stuff that gets you when it comes to timeshares. 😉 You won’t have any problem. You can book the villas just like any other hotel or resort.
How much does Cypress Harbour Villas cost?
The villas start at a very affordable $180 per night. Considering that some of the basic rooms at theme parks are that much – or more – this is a great deal. You can check the pricing for your dates on Expedia here.
How many people can stay at Cypress Harbour Villas?
I couldn’t find a clear answer, but I believe it’s 8. The villas have one king bed in a bedroom, one queen bed in a bedroom, one sofa bed in the living room, and two other softas.
How big are Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas?
The Cypress Harbour Villas are over 1200 square feet, so they are quite large!
Tour of Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas
Since pictures are worth 1000 words, I’ll share some of the photos and then discuss the property below.
The outside of building 69. This was the building where we stayed at the very far end of the property. It was a hassle to get back here, but we figured it out after the first day.
The resort offers walking paths to the pools, so it is oddly more straightforward to navigate by foot than by car.
The view from the entry door at Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas.
A laundry room is located to the right of the entryway. The washer and dryer are full-sized.
A full kitchen contains everything you need to make all of your own meals. This is the perfect option for any family with food allergies.
The view of the kitchen from the living room. The barstools provide extra seating.
If you turn left after the entry, you will go into the guest bedroom and find a queen bed.
In the guest bedroom, you’ll also find a closet, sofa, TV, and dresser.
The second bathroom. It’s larger than it looks but oddly shaped.
Barstools in the kitchen and a small desk area in the living room.
A large dining table plus the barstools offer plenty of seating for everyone.
A view into the living room and TV area.
If you walk out the door, you’ll find a screened area with more seating.
Master bedroom at Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas
The master bedroom. Unfortunately, I didn’t take these earlier, so this is the day we checked out. It looks much nicer when you check-in. 🙂
The master bedroom has a huge jacuzzi tub along with a separate shower and toilet area.
Double sinks and lots of storage space in the master bathroom.
Thanks for coming on this tour with me!
We did not have time to enjoy most of the amenities, but here is the sunset over one of the resort’s 3 pool areas.
Marriott Cypress Harbour Villas Review
If you’re planning an Orlando vacation and looking for some room to spread out, I would definitely recommend Cypress Harbour Villas.
Although I believe there are many benefits to staying onsite at a Disney or Universal resort, I think this is a good alternative for those who want more space.
Regular rooms at Universal and Disney are relatively small. You can check out some of my posts with photos and videos to learn more.
Where to buy tickets for Orlando Theme Parks
I highly recommend buying your tickets through Undercover Tourist. There are a lot of really scammy sites out there, so make sure you’re booking through an approved partner (like Undercover Tourist) or an approved Travel Agent.
You can also check prices at all the Universal resorts on Expedia:
- Hard Rock Hotel
- Loews Portofino Bay
- Loews Royal Pacific
- Aventura Hotel
- Loews Sapphire Falls Resort
- Cabana Bay Beach Resort
- Universal Endless Summer Resorts – Dockside Inn and Suites and Seaside Inn and Suites.
Don’t forget that Hard Rock Hotel, Loews Portofino Bay, and Loews Royal Pacific include Free Express Passes for your party! Staying at a premier resort can be very worth it if you’re visiting Orlando during a busy time such as summer, Christmas, etc.
More things to do at Disney and Universal
- 7 things to buy at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter.
- 20 things to know before going to Universal Studios
- 7 things to know about the Disney Skyliner
- Disney Secrets that may surprise you
- 7 things to buy before visiting Harry Potter World.
- 25 Wizarding World of Harry Potter tips.
- Hollywood Rip Ride Rockit Secret song list.
- 5 things to do at Universal Studios for Adults
- Yes, there are free things at Disney World!
- 7 best rides at Universal Studios.
- Disney World Tips and Tricks
- 15 Universal Studios Hacks.
- Mardi Gras at Universal Studios 2021
- What to pack for Universal Studios (and what to wear at Universal)
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