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Beach Club Villas

Beach Club Villas is a Disney Vacation Club property, though it doesn't require membership to stay here and many larger families prefer the larger accommodations available. The resort is essentially an add-on to the Beach Club and Yacht Club resort complex and relies on them for most of the amenities beyond those associated with the actual room, having no restaurants or stores of its own. Beach Club Villas shares the complex's common theme of turn-of-the-century New England. The resort's brightly colored clapboard exteriors with gingerbread details look like a well-cared for club on Martha's Vineyard…albeit a great deal larger. The resort is located just a short walk from Epcot and directly across from Boardwalk Resort and adjacent, of course, to the Yacht Club Resort. This provides many options for meals and recreation right in close proximity to your hotel room.

General Information - Hide Section
  • Address: 1800 Epcot Resorts Blvd., Lake Buena Vista, FL, 32830
  • Resort Phone #: 407-934-8000
  • Resort Fax #: 407-934-3850
  • Reservation #: 407-934-7639
  • Date Opened: 7/1/2002
  • Resort Category: DVC
  • Room Information
  • # of Buildings: 1 building
  • # of Rooms: 205 rooms
  • Room Rates: Studio, 1-bedroom, and 2-bedroom villas are available. See the official Disney page for Beach Club Villas for current room rates.
  • Services Information
  • Concierge Service: No
  • Valet Parking: Yes ($12/day)
  • Room Service:
  • Internet: Wired in-room ethernet port. $9.95 for 24-hours. Wi-Fi access is available in certain public common areas. Access is free for DVC members staying on points.
  • Laundry: Self-service laundry facilities are available in the Beach Club Resort, near the quiet pool.
  • Pools and swimming: There is one quiet pool for the Beach Club Villas. Beach Club Villas guests have access to the Stormalong Bay pool shared by the Beach Club Resort and the Yacht Club resort. It includes several different areas as well as several Jacuzzis and real sand in the pool. A children's wading pool is also available at Stormalong Bay.
  • Gym and Exercise: The Ship Shape Health Club is also shared with the Yacht Club Resort and has strength machines and aerobic equipment. Trails in the area are safe for jogging; volleyball and tennis courts are also available on site.
  • Spa: Massages are available, by appointment, at the Ship Shape Health Club.
  • Turndown service: No
  • Smoking:
  • Owner's Locker
  • MousePlanet partner Owner's Locker provides a highly useful service for repeat Walt Disney World visitors. It will allow you to to store a large amount of your "only-in-Florida" belongings on-site between your visits. Owner's Locker will deliver your locker to your resort early on the morning of your arrival and pick it up the day that you leave. Your locker will stay in climate-controlled storage until you return on your next visit. Owner's Locker delivers to resorts throughout the Orlando area, not just to Walt Disney World. Some of the many things that Owner's Lockers have been used to store are full-sized liquid containers to avoid the TSA hassle, clothing, holiday decorations for annual visits, pool playthings, and more. Visit their site and check them out for yourself, or order now!
  • Transportation Information
  • On foot: From the Beach Club resort, you can easily walk to Yacht Club resort, the Boardwalk resort, and Epcot. A path along the canal also allows for a longer walk to Disney's Hollywood Studios as well as the Swan and Dolphin hotel.
  • Bus: Busses allow direct access (without transferring) to Magic Kingdom and Animal Kingdom parks as well as the Yacht Club and Boardwalk resorts. Buses to Downtown Disney also stop at the two water parks; from Downtown Disney you can transfer to busses for all other destinations.
  • Monorail: Accessible by walking through Epcot.
  • Ferries: A dock at the juncture of Beach Club resort with Yacht Club resort serves a ferry that stops at Epcot, Boardwalk resort, Swan and Dolphin hotels, and Disney's Hollywood Studios.
 
Dining - Hide Section
    • Other dining — Beach Club Marketplace offers light self-service fast food options for resort guests. Hurricane Hanna's is a poolside bar and also has grilled items. There are two other lounges in the resort, Rip Tide and Martha's Vineyard, where adults can get the beverage of their choice. The dining options of the Yacht Club resort, Boardwalk resort, as well as Epcot's World Showcase are easily accessible on foot.
    Entertainment and Shows - Hide Section
    Beach Club Villas does not offer any unique entertainment options, though all of the opportunities available to Beach Club Resort guests are also available to Beach Club Villas guests, including access to Stormalong Bay.

    • Bayside Marina — Reserve specialty cruises (including the popular IllumiNations Cruise or guided bass fishing trips) or just rent one of several different watercraft for personal use.
    • IllumiNations — While the nuts-and-bolts of Epcot's signature show on World Showcase Lagoon are not visible from Beach Club Resort several areas around the complex provide decent viewing of the shows higher fireworks. It is also an easy walk into the park to take in the entire show.
    • Lafferty Place Arcade — A video arcade.
    • Sandcastle Club — An evening child care/entertainment option. Reservations are required for a 4-hour maximum drop off and children will be presented with a variety of games and activities to keep them occupied.
    • Stormalong Bay — The resort complexes large multi-area pool is an attraction in itself. The quiet pool is open 24 hours, but the more interesting parts have hours that vary seasonally. Access is limited to resort guests so make sure eat least one member in your party has a resort ID with them when entering.
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      The following are recent reviews for the Beach Club Villas from our Reader Review system. Click the Show All Reviews link to see every review for this location. To browse all reviews in the system, please see this page.


      Average Reviewer Rating: 4.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 54.6 out of 5
      Number of Beach Club Villas Reviews: 6
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      5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   01/10/08 - 01/13/08
      Reviewer: GoofTroop3 Washington, D.C.     February 24, 2008
      We stayed in a studio lock-off on the third floor facing the pool. We had a great view and I enjoyed watching the turtles in the water that runs along next to the pool from our balcony. We previously had a room facing Epcot and the road in back of the resort. I preferred this view. Entry to the room was easy via a side doorway and elevator that were not too far from the parking lot.

      We are DVC members and we stayed on points for this stay.

      We were able to check-in at the Villas at the new DVC check-in desk. While we are used to waiting 15 - 30 minutes to check-in at the front desk at the Beach Club, we had no wait this time. One cast member checked us in while another got park tickets for my sister. Check-in was over in less than 10 minutes. I felt that the cast members were very friendly and extremely knowledgable about the DVC rooms. I did not always feel that way when checking in at the Beach Club front desk. I think this has really improved service here.

      The room was clean and in very good condition. I slept on the sofa bed and found it to be comfortable. My sister slept on the queen bed and loved it.

      We were never disturbed by noise from the room next door or from outside.

      We liked getting a quick breakfast at the Beach Club Marketplace -- the custom made yogurt parfaits are great. We also loved all the great places to relax around the resort like the covered tables near the DVC pool and the relaxing chairs in the beautiful Atrium room. Sitting on the swing at the sand by the lake is also lovely in the morning or evening.

      Being able to walk to Epcot and the Boardwalk was wonderful. After watching Illuminations we really appreciated the quick exit out of the rear of the park at the International Gateway and back to our room. Plus being able to stroll around the boardwalk after dinner and before bed was really nice.

      We also ate at the newly named Captain's Grille for breakfast. The food was excellent and the server was efficient and friendly. And best of all, there was no wait for a table. We would eat here again.


       
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      5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   9/29 - 10/5/2007
      Reviewer: dcreinken Trenton, NJ     October 29, 2007
      We had a studio lock-off on the third floor with a woods view. The room was in excellent condition, and we lucked out with an extra housekeeping experience since they upgraded the sheets and towels in the middle of our stay. Nice! Even though the room was a lock-off, we never heard our neighbors - and the whole resort was very peaceful and quiet.

      The separate check-in for the Villas in the lobby of the DVC wing is a very nice touch - very much the concierge experience which is a nice way to treat guests who have committed much time and money to Disney.

      This was part of a split-stay with Villas Wilderness Lodge. I would give a slight nod to BCV in terms of staff quality, pool, and location, but Wilderness Lodge is more interesting as a resort itself. I never really wanted to explore or hang out in the BC or BCV lobby, but it was attractively decorated.

      While the selection of food offerings in the Beach Club Marketplace was more limited than Roaring Forks at VWL, it was of a much higher quality. Even the yogurt parfaits (both made to order) had a higher quality of ingredients.

      We did have two maintenance glitches. A minor one was a broken TV remote. The responded quickly, and when new batteries didn't work, they replaced it and made sure it worked rather than just handing it to me.

      A more significant one was a bathroom light that kept burning out. Agian,maintenance responded quickly and did the necessary electrical repair, even though it was late at night.

      A great resort, and one of Disney's best in terms of quality and service from our experience.
       
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      5.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.05.0/5.0   May 24 - June 2, 2007
      Reviewer: WDWFANATIC New Lenox, IL     June 09, 2007
      The BCV were absolutely perfect in every way. We stayed in a one bedroom villa that was very spacious and beautifully decorated. We appreciated having a kitchen and a washer and dryer in our room. The bathroom was set up wonderfully where many people can get ready at the same time. Our villa was on the first floor and we could walk out our patio to the Dune Cove Pool. We spent alot of time at Storm Along Bay but enjoyed the "quiet" pool almost as much. We loved being within walking distance to both EPCOT and MGM and walked to both parks a couple of times. We took part in the Disney Dining Plan so with the Boardwalk right there also we had many dining choices. We enjoyed the Atrium and spent a couple of times just relaxing in that beautiful room. You have to say hello to Art who is the greeter when you check in. He was awesome and by the 2nd day remembered our family. Mousekeeping was excellent and our condo was upkept very well. We plan on going back as soon as possible. I would highly urge anyone who is able to stay at this resort. The only negative we had was the somewhat slow bus service. The rest of the trip was so perfect though that this was a minor inconvenience. This resort made our trip perfect... we could've stayed here and not even gone into the parks and had a great vacation. Maybe we'll do that someday.
       
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