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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Reunion Resort Membership Incentives

Interesting piece in today’s ‘Out & About‘ Member’s eBlast by Reunion Resort.
There’s a call for more members with a $500 incentive for any current member that brings in a new member to the resort.

If you know a Reunion neighbor who does not currently have a Membership, have a friend who is buying, or are aware of a local resident who may be interested in our Recallable Exchange Membership, please contact Ashleigh Cervellera, Membership Sales Manager, to register your referral at acervellera@reunionresort.com or 407-396-3191.  If your registered referral does join the Club, you will be rewarded a $500 credit on your Membership account for your referral! Certain parameters and restrictions apply.

With such fabulous amenities (supported and funded continually by loyal private homeowners for many a year with little in return), it is very surprising that the resort is on a membership drive, especially while so many existing members feel let down by the resort.
It’s crystal clear that owners are fed up of paying almost $400 a month for so little access.
In the past, this blog has suggested numerous ideas to the resort management, (as have other members and reunion based businesses) for a better system that would bring new memberships, better access and much needed revenues to the resort.

Let’s hope things improve some day!

The Encore Club Clubhouse Update

ENC_amenity waterpark layout_2.20.15Some news came from the Jeeves Reunion Resort Blog, that the Encore Club Ground Breaking takes place this Friday April 10th at 10am.
It’s widely expected for the clubhouse to be ready for guests to use towards the end of 2015.
While many vacation rental communities such as Windsor Hills, have long boasted a club house, there’s a growing trend for bigger, better and more engaging amenities being developed in the Central Florida area’s newest resorts.

Gone are the days of just a snack bar and resort pool.  Championsgate’s Retreat community recently launched a great example of this trend towards higher quality resort pools and recreational facilities, but of course it was really Reunion Resort that lead the way with their stunning water park back almost 10 years ago.  With a 5 acre water park, including lazy river, Reunion stood out as the leader right through the toughest years of the recession.
Now that the luxury vacation home sector is seeing a marked upturn, neighboring communities appear to be recognizing the restricted membership limitations of Reunion, by building their own alternative versions.
The Encore Club at Reunion looks set to lift the game to a whole new level, offering guests staying in Encore Club homes, unlimited access to their amenities for the price of the $25 a day resort fee.

Everyone’s hope is that Reunion realizes that the hundreds of privately owned vacation rentals have contributed immeasurably to the success of this beautiful resort, and that some day soon, like the Encore Club, guests will be able to enjoy their own resort’s amenities without restrictions!

In the meantime, The Encore Club at Reunion shows the way forward for that essential 3 way relationship between owner/guest/resort operator.

Note: For more information about the access rules to Reunion Resort’s water park and golfing amenities, please read this Reunion Resort Guide from Totalorlando.

 

A Look At The Origins Of Reunion’s Tradition Course

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14th Green of The Nicklaus Course Image courtesy of TotalOrlando.com

Not so long ago, (before we ‘googled’); the best way to find a website was ‘to surf’ the web.
It sounds quaint, ‘surfing’ but back in the 90s, when Reunion was nothing more than abandoned Orange plantations and scrub-land, search engines like Excite and Alta Vista were a little hit and miss when it came to finding what you wanted.
Google of course, kindly fixed that with their accurate searches, delivering the best and most relevant web pages in most cases.

This weekend, I decided to take a trip down memory lane and surf again!
This time, I typed into google “Reunion Resort News” to see where I would start my journey.  After a few clicks and adjustments, I ended up at the official website of the Golden Bear himself; Jack Nicklaus.  The man who built Reunion’s 3rd and final piece of the PGA course trilogy.  The Tradition course.

Sure, there’s lots of amazing information on the official Reunion Resort Golf page, in fact just about everything a dedicated golfer would wish for, but there’s something charming about the concise, and accurate nature of the official Nicklaus page.
A few carefully chosen sentences, a handful of early course construction shots and smart presentation.  Very much reminds me of the great man himself.  No nonsense, and gets the job done, with lots of appeal.
Reunion Resort's Nicklaus Course under construction.

Image Courtesy of www.nicklaus.com

 

 

Rather than getting into trouble for copying all of the images from the Nicklaus.com website, please feel free to take a look yourselves at Reunion way back pre 2007.

Take a moment to not only admire the great golfer, but the mark that he leaves in one of the most highly sought after luxury communities in the world!

This Parkland-style layout is smooth and flowing, with long horizon lines and elevated tee boxes and greens. Yet The Nicklaus Course, a Signature Design by Jack Nicklaus, can be as deceptive as it is beautiful. Designed to tempt golfers into hitting risky shots with potentially big payoffs, the course challenges the golfer to step up to the ball with a carefully organized series of shots in mind.  www.nicklaus.com/design/reunion

Tee Par Yardage Rating Slope
Gold 72 7244 76.7 147
Blue 72 6537 72.6 142
White 72 6260 71.3 140
White 72 6260 76.9 141
Red 72 5055 65.4 116
Red 72 5055 69.1 124

Style: Parkland
Typical green fees $100 – $165
Private Course for:
Members only
Official resort guests
Temporary guests of resort members

7599 Gathering Dr
Reunion, FL 34747
United States
P: (407) 396-3195, (407) 396-3199
F: (407) 396-3170
Golfweek
  • Best Courses You Can Play – No.17 (2010)
  • Top 100 Resort Courses (2009)
The Orlando Business Journal
  • Top 25 Toughest Men’s Golf Courses – No.4 (2009)
  • Top 25 Toughest Women’s Golf Courses – No.2 (2009)

Encore Club Construction Update

Just a very quick post to update on the Encore Club over on the Sinclair Road side of the 429 toll Road.
The next set of homes is now going vertical, the clubhouse is being worked on and most surprisingly, the East side of Old Wilson Rd is being very visibly developed as far as we can tell from the aerial shots!

To view more, visit the Jeeves Encore Club at Reunion Blog for the latest aerial images and an updated site map!