Disney Vacation Club Planning Guide
What Are the DVC Resort Accommodations
All of the accommodations are similar from one DVC resort to another.
Rich Pearlstein (RichPearl@aol.com), a fellow DVC member and AOL user,
reports that the accommodations at each resort vary in theme, but
are essentially the same in floor plan and utility. At Vero Beach,
Hilton Head Island, and the new Boardwalk Villas Resort the accommodations
are a bit smaller than the Old Key West Resort rooms (mostly in the
living room areas). The Boardwalk Villas, especially, are smaller.
Much more so than the beach resorts.
At the DVC Resorts four different kinds of "vacation homes"
can be rented with your vacation points (or cash, if you're not
a DVC member):
- A Studio vacation home is a room very much like a regular hotel
room at the moderately priced resort hotels at WDW. It includes
two Queen-sized beds or one Queen and a sofa bed, a very large
bathroom, a wet bar with a small refrigerator, a coffee machine,
and a television. The studio is designed to accommodate four people.
A Studio at the Villas at Wilderness
- A One Bedroom vacation home is much larger than a studio. It
includes a living room (which, with a sleeper sofa can sleep two
comfortably), a large television and VCR, a fully stocked kitchen
with a full-sized refrigerator, stove, microware oven, coffee
maker, toaster, pots and pans, dishes, utensils, dishwasher and
so on. It also includes a master bedroom suite with a king-sized
bed, another television, a walk-in closet, a hot tub, and very
large bathroom with a shower unit. The one bedroom vacation home
is designed to accommodate up to four people, but in much greater
luxury than a studio vacation home.
One Bedroom at Hilton Head
- A Two Bedroom vacation home is larger yet. Effectively, it is
identical to a one bedroom vacation home with a studio vacation
home attached. The Studio may or may not still have the small
refrigerator and coffee maker, depending on the building you are
staying in. The two bedroom vacation home is designed to accommodate
up to eight people.
Kitchen (of the One- and Two-Bedroom
Vacation Homes) at Old Key West Resort
- A Three Bedroom vacation home, or "villa", is the
largest accommodations. It includes an even larger kitchen and
living room area, a downstairs master suite, and two full bedrooms
upstairs. Each bedroom has it's own television, and the living
room is equipped with a large screen television, VCR, and stereo
system. The villa is designed to accommodate up to twelve people.
There is a bathroom downstairs (serving the living room area),
a bathroom with the master suite. I used to report that there
is a third bathroom upstairs (serving the two upstairs bedrooms),
but Jeff Alves (firstname.lastname@example.org), a fellow internet surfer, has
pointed out that the Grand Villa's have two bathrooms upstairs.
Each of the upstairs bedrooms has its own bath, they don't share
By the way, the Disney Vacation Club, in a cost savings measure
(voted on and approved by the membership) stopped providing daily
maid service for members and their guests several years ago.
Instead, there is a lower level of scheduled service by which you
receive a full service and a "trash & towel" service
(self explanatory) weekly. That means, that for every week you stay
in the resort you get one full service and one "trash &
towel" service. If your trip extends to a longer time, they
add first an additional "trash & towel" then, if you
stay over two weeks an additional full service.
The Villas Building at the
You can request additional maid service for additional cost, but
since I've never done that I frankly don't know the actual charge.
It's kinda nice to know that your room won't be in mid-maid-service
when you return for a nap in the afternoon.
For guests paying cash for their rooms (whether members or not),
regular maid service -- just like you'd receive at any other WDW
resort -- is provided at no additional cost.