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Marriott’s Harbour Lake Review

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My husband and I stayed at Marriott’s Harbour Lake last fall and were very impressed. The resort is not quite as large as Marriott’s Grande Vista, but it’s ideal for families with children.

The rooms were well-appointed and seemed to have undergone a recent renovation. The two bedroom villa sleeps eight with a Master Bedroom, Guest Suite and two sofa beds. The kitchen is equipped with all the items one would need to prepare a meal in with the family. Being Orlando, this resort is also set alongside a beautiful lake, which makes for a nice backdrop for a family photo.

The resort is located just off International Drive making it very close to Sea World and just a short drive to Disney’s theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Dining options abound and you’re sure to find your favorite chain in this franchise haven.

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The best thing about Marriott’s Harbor Lake in Orlando, Florida, is certainly the pools. On one side of the resort, there is giant pirate ship with planks to walk, slides to splash into the pool and of course water guns. Activities staff keep the children busy with all kinds of games and contests. We had the pleasure of watching the children go on a treasure hunt while we caught some rays poolside. The smiles on their faces and excitement in their eyes told me these were memories they won’t be forgetting.

As if the pirate ship isn’t enough, a second pool on property is surrounded by a giant water activities area, a waterslide into the pool and a miniature golf course. We saw kids and adults alike enjoying the water features. You can run under sprinklers or shoot giant water guns at one another from opposing towers. Don’t get caught not paying attention in the towers! Both are topped with a giant bucket and when it’s full it dumps a tidal wave of water over those lurking beneath.

disney world epcotThis resort definitely caters to the wee ones with a poolside snack shack that has all their favorite popsicles, smoothies and ice cream treats. If you’re coming to Orlando with children I highly recommend this resort. At Marriott’s Harbour Lake Resort, Mom and Dad can relax poolside and let the many activities wear the kids out. A day off from touring the nearby theme parks can be fun and relaxing for everyone.

Of the multiple Marriott Vacation Clubs in Orlando, this resort is one of the smallest but as they say, “Good things come in small packages.” When it comes to Marriott’s Harbour Lake Resort I’d have to agree.

If an annual trip to Orlando is something you’d like to cherish with your kids or grandkids then buying a Harbour Lake timeshare will ensure those memories are made year after year.

Labor Daycation Ideas

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As we near the end of August, many of us are planning end-of-summer exploits to commemorate the dire heat and drought or make a last effort to bolster warming memories before the chill of autumn settles in. Here are a few ideas for labor-day which is often a three-day weekend observed by schools, businesses, and government employers.


Day Trips: a great way to quickly get away for an afternoon. Choose a spot nearby and picnic on a lake, canyon rim, or forest floor and observe the last long days of bustling wildlife activity. Or venture to the nearest metropolitan area and indulge in an outdoor concert, festival, or symphony performance. Washington DC, New York City, Chicago, Los Angeles, and other major metropolitan areas around the US host labor day festivals and parties worth attending before we’re locked in to another school year or drearily ongoing work year.


Camping: An especially great activity if you’ve got kids, pack up and go for a quick weekend away. Driving only a couple of hours can help cut down on travel stress, and packing s’mores and grill-able foods like hot dogs and hamburgers can create a festive and nostalgic atmosphere sure to be remembered.


Theme Parks: Six Flags parks, Disney parks, water parks or mini amusement parks can be a great way to spend the last weekend of summer with friends and family. With enough activities to keep everyone busy and interested, you won’t be bored! More than just rollercoasters, theme parks offer musical shows, restaurants, beer tasting rooms, and life size mazes and harvest activities.


Beach: A flight to the nearest beach can be a glorious last hurrah to soak up golden rays before clouds roll in and the temperature drops. Sandcastles, tide-pools, and finding seashells are age-old family-approved activities, and many beaches offer waterside accommodations. Waterside timeshare resorts like the Hyatt Highland Inn in Carmel, Marriott’s Harbour Lake in Orlando, or Marriott’s Barony Beach Club in Hilton Head, South Carolina are appealing for kids and adults alike with nightclubs and game-rooms for the kiddos.


Get more ideas about labor-day weekend vacations here, or browse some fun summer destination timeshares at PTR’s website where you can get the same properties for up to 60% off developer prices.


Contact a licensed agent today to find out more or to get a free appraisal on your timeshare property to resell it today.