Since becoming Marriott Vacation Club owners nearly 7 years ago (we bought at an Orlando resort), we've fallen in love with this particular property, so much that we're buying another week so we can have 2 weeks here every year. (As Empty Nesters, we prefer to visit when kids are in school and it's quieter.) We love the area, and this resort is situated in the perfect place in the OC. The property has been updated since we've been going - this was our 5th stay - and all the improvements have been perfect. This time, we were thrilled to see that the old, quite uncomfortable, metal outdoor furniture has been replaced by much more comfortable, more modern pieces. Which is a plus since if you're fortunate to have an ocean view, you will spend a lot of time out on the balcony! We even had an upgrade in the middle of our visit; the old toaster in the kitchen didn't accommodate large pieces of bread (we didn't complain about this) and when we had our housekeeping visit in the middle of our stay, we returned home to find the toaster had been replaced by a newer, more accommodating model!
The grounds and buildings are constantly being tended to, which is a sign of a well-cared for property. We also noticed that the La Vista menu has been updated for the better. I'd still prefer to have a nicer restaurant on property, but for a casual, poolside meal, this is perfect. Over the years, the gift shop/coffee bar has also been expanded and updated, and it's a great place to grab coffee or a pastry, or wine and sundries for the unit.
The only disappointment here remains the WiFi; it's very slow, very spotty. Since we do have to do some work when we visit, this is a headache.
But everything else remains consistently excellent, and again - kudos on the improvements, and we can't wait to return next year!