A New Way to Vacation with Sonder

As the world is starting to open up again after a crazy year, it seems like everyone on social media is ready to start planning their next vacation! I’m so lucky to live in one of the most fun places in the world, Orlando, Florida. Right in my backyard are some of the World’s most famous attractions like Universal Studios, Walt Disney World, and Sea World! But to really get that vacation feel, I booked a staycation with Sonder. If you haven’t heard of Sonder before, it’s a travel company that offers a modern, mobile-first service! What makes Sonder’s different from other travel companies and hotels is their seamless service system from their Sonder app. Keep reading to learn more about Sonder and to get a look of my stay at one of their many Orlando locations!


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As much as I love traveling, sometimes it can be a headache. I’m sure you can relate to getting off long cramped flights, just to wait for your bags. I’m sure the last thing you want to do is wait in a long line to check in your room or uncomfortable reach out to a host before your stay. Well, Sonder takes care of all of that! They’ll send you an email with any codes or instructions to get into the room and all you have to do is Check-in through their app for contact-free and so simple! You can request fresh towels and dinner recommendations all through your phone. And if you aren’t traveling to Orlando, Sonder is in over 30 cities in 8 countries! As a travel enthusiast, I can not wait to explore some amazing places on my bucket list and Sonder will be my new first choice in booking my stay!

Sonder’s Vista Cay Location in Orlando, FL

The room I booked through Sonder has three bedrooms with a full kitchen equipped with everything I need. Like pots, pans, plates, even olive oil and condiments. Pretty awesome. So my boyfriend and I thought why not make dinner during our first night since the Vista Cay location is conveniently located next to a huge grocery store.

We made our favorite sweet sausage tortellini with red sauce. And of course, some wine! Clean-up was a breeze since Sonder stocked our room up with cleaning supplies. They literally gave us everything we needed to make our staycation seamless. So all we had to focus on was relaxing!

The Vista Cay location is in the middle of all the action, so if you’re not looking to make a meal, you are minutes away from some of the best dining options Orlando has to offer. Here are some of my favorites (most of their are catered to couples and adults. Definitely check out Disney Springs for a more family atmosphere.)

Kristina Kayla’s Orlando Restaurant Recommendations

The H (Steakhouse)
I love their Strozzapreti, which is their cream based pasta served on a flaming parmesan Wheel! And of course, you have to grab a steak. Jeff and I love to share the Tomahawk for two and their truffled mashed potatoes.

7512 Dr. Phillips Blvd #80
Orlando, FL 32819

Instagram: @thehorlando
Website: thehorlando.com

Bartaco (Tex Mex)
Order their House Margarita! It’s delicious!

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd Suite 28
Orlando, Florida 32819

Instagram: @bartacolife
Website: bartaco.com

Eddy V’s Prime Seafood (Seafood)
Seafood is always a good choice. For drinks, the Hope Diamond Cocktail is a must!

7488 W Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Instagram: @eddievs_
Website: eddiev.com

Kabooki Sandlake (Sushi)
Can’t go wrong with their Nigiri tasting! It’s chef’s choice and it’s always amazing!

7705 Turkey Lake Rd
Orlando, FL 32819

Instagram: @kabooki_sandlake
Website: kabookisushi.com

Vines Grille
Jeff and I ordered their Australian Wagyu New York strip and woah! It’s amazing!

7533 Sand Lake Rd.
Orlando, FL 32819

Instagram: @vinesgrille
Website: vinesgrille.com

Christini Ristorante Italiano (Italian)
Dare I say Best customer service ever in Orlando! this place will always make you feel like family. And I am a huge fan of the Aragosta e Fruitti di mare Fra Diavolo aka fresh seafood with linguine

7600 Dr. Phillips Blvd
Orlando, Florida 32819

Instagram: @christinisrestaurant
Website: christinis.com

The Hampton Social (Seafood and fun atmosphere)
They have a fun vibe and are open late. Definitely go for drinks (frosé is so yummy) and some light bites.

9101 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Instagram: @thehamptonsocial
Website: thehamptonsocial.com

Mango’s Tropical Cafe (Night Club)
They recently re-opened after a crazy year but definitely come for the dinner and show. It’s so fun!

8126 International Drive
Orlando, Florida 32819

Instagram: @mangosorlando
Website: mangos.com

Theme Parks Near By

And of course, don’t forget about Disney Springs and Universal City Walk. They are a MUST if you are visiting Orlando but if you want to do something that isn’t so common like our theme parks, check out Dezerland. Never heard of Dezerland? Well it’s an indoor amusement park with karting, bowling, ax throwing, and one of the LARGEST auto museums plus so many arcade games and more. I’ll create a separate post in the future about this cool theme park! If you are a nature lovers, check out Wekiva Springs and go kayaking in clear kayaks with getupandgokayaking.com!

If you are looking to spend more time on-site at Vista Cay, you can enjoy their huge swimming pool area. Also, there is a gym so you don’t have to miss a workout!

Special thanks to Sonder for hosting our staycation. If you have any questions about Sonder or are ready to book your next stay, they are offering a 15% discount through their app! Happy and safe travels!

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