Nicklaus Course 17th & 18th Holes Update

As part of the preparation for the new Nicklaus course clubhouse and vacation homes, the 17th and 18th holes will make way for construction some time over the coming year.
Right now, two new fairways are being hewn from the earth over on Reunion’s west side and I stopped by to see progress.

The shots below were taken from round about the spot that kind of served as an unofficial parking lot for the Nicklaus course practice range, and show the vast scale of the earthwork that’s currently in progress by the developer.

There’s not any dates or details on when and what will be built there, but a bunch of homes and a new clubhouse building would be a safe bet.  If anyone has any further information, I’d be glad to feature it.

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Encore Club Water Park Details

Over to the East of 429 there’s a lot of dirt making way for the Encore Club.
I’m expecting some aerial images real soon and I think the progress will look significant when they are posted online here.
From the roadside, things are looking busier than ever on the construction site as more homes come out of the ground, and very significantly, the clubhouse takes shape.
To my surprise, the third floor is already being added!

Encore this week, also released some amazing renderings as they work hard to keep buyers and future vacation rental guests informed of what they can expect around October/November of 2015 (timeline permitting!).

One of the most notable factors of the new amenities is that huge drop slide, which is not for the faint hearted.
According to Jeeves’ Blog, the slides could become a prominent feature from the Interstate 4 route, adding a lot of ‘kerb appeal’ to the brand new resort.
There’s no better way to attract guests, than to show guests the amenities before you book!

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Reunion Resort’s Forte – The Lure Of Zucchini Chips!

2015-06-03 19.35.26We had a brief stop at Reunion’s Forte restaurant recently when meeting friends from Jeeves for dinner.
As always, this beautiful restaurant hit the spot perfectly with some great food.
We only stopped to enjoy two courses, before gliding into the Lobby Bar, (Hi Alex!).
Although we loved the irresistible Zucchini Chips, we somehow omitted to save enough for a photograph!   All I can say is ‘sorry for that’ ;-)

Seriously, if you ever want to try a delightful appetizer, please try them, you won’t regret it!
The flatbreads are great at Reunion, but those crispy, light tempura slivers of courgette and Lemon Parsley Aioli are a much better option according to our table.
We didn’t stick to convention with the wine selection, but the Oberon, Napa Valley, CA 2009 was very much appreciated ($45).

2015-06-03 20.56.46The main course for me was gorgeous; marsala chicken, (I chose mashed potato and a spinach side instead of the pasta), but, nothing as good as those chips!
If you’ve ever had the Reunion Sushi Roll, then you will know exactly how well prepared and addictive the food at Reunion can be!

Check out the latest menu at Reunion Resort’s Forte

Reunion Resort’s Amazing Larger Homes

Triton Model Home Golden Bear Reunion Resort Exterior

Triton Model Home Golden Bear Reunion ResortThis week, I took a walk around Triton‘s amazing model home over on Reunion’s Golden Bear Drive, taking full advantage of some amazing hospitality during their ‘open house’ event.  After a long hot day in the resort, a few chilled beers and some delicious food were a perfect way to round off the afternoon in style.
The finishes in this incredible home were spectacular, and deserves a visit if you are next in the resort.
The home theater and spacious layout definitely impressed, but I really loved the entrance way to the home, and my cell phone did not do justice to the property.

I guess the 4 and 5 bedroom homes on Reunion do form the bulk of the properties available for vacation rental, but large luxury homes like this do provide a great option for guests that want to take their family and friends to Orlando for a vacation of a lifetime!

The Model Home At A Glance

4,860sqft (Air conditioned)
6,270sqft (Total)
6 Bedroom/6 Bathrooms
12ft Ceilings
Summer Kitchen
Reunion Resort Membership Incentives

Latest Aerial Shots For The Encore Club

Jeeves have a new set of aerial images on their blog’s latest Encore Club Construction update.  The brand new luxury villas are starting to appear at a growing rate over by the huge Old Lake Wilson Rd site.

This close up shot gives a good insight into the progress that Encore are making, and shows the first major signs of the new clubhouse.

Encore Club Aerial Shot Crop

For information about owning a home at the encore club, please visit the recently updated official Encore Club at Reunion website.
If you are planning to book a luxury vacation later this year, then Jeeves are a preferred partner of Encore and have the models, nightly rates and details of the homes.

Reunion Resort Condos – The Unsung Heroes of Luxury Accommodation!

Reunion is famed for many things, and mostly good, I might add!
A quick look on Tripadvisor and you can see that despite the silly access rules for the amenities, overall, guests adore the resort and the privately owned homes that have made this the ‘place to stay’ in Central Florida.

Sure, the 3 PGA championship courses are stunning, the water park is fun and the restaurants are exceptionally good, but a combination of Reunion’s perfect location, 12 minutes from Disney is the clincher for most guests.

The accommodation is of course what people need to be delighted by in any luxury resort however.
With a choice of hotel style suites from Reunion itself and a wide range of custom built luxury pool homes from the heroic independent property managers, guests have a massive amount of choice, ranging from a hundred dollars a night right up to thousands per night for some of the larger mansions like this 11 bedroom luxury villa!

For me though, the Condos deserve a special mention!
Reunion’s self contained luxury apartments seem a cut above the rest when it comes to design. They really are perfect for most families on vacation, seeping 8 or more guests with ease, and without any compromises on comfort or privacy.

Thankfully, with the recession behind us, there seems to be a renaissance in investment in Reunion Resort’s condos. New owners are refurnishing and restyling with bright, contemporary designs, that now seem a million miles away from the dated restrictions that were once enforced by the Reunion Official Rental Program.
Investors and proud owners are now adding that special touch to their condos, making them more attractive than ever for vacationers.

In low season, a 3 bedroom condo in a central resort location can be found for less than $1000/wk. With room to sleep 8 guests, that’s less than $18/nt per person.
That’s literally a fraction of the cost of staying in an smaller ‘Economy suite’ in Disney’s Art of Animation Resort.

Why settle for such a compromise with a mini kitchen, sofabeds, lack of dining areas and a tiny seating area? A condo on Reunion is in a completely different league!

Featured: 3 Bedroom Condo on Reunion Resort’s Whisper Way by Jeeves Orlando Villas

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