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HappyCamperToo
05-10-2006, 10:03 PM
Two thumbs up from me and my DD12.

Paid $249 for the 7 night stay through www.getravelop.com in Jan 2005. It's a site for government employees. Price for a week is now at $299. That's all taxes and fees included, and there's no need to do a timeshare presentation.

We were in a 1BR, "A" side, which is the larger side. The unit was very spacious for two people. We're going back in about half a year with 4, so we'll see if it still feels good with more people. Got to be bigger than a hotel room....

It's extremely close to WDW. You leave Disney and your RIGHT THERE.

It was clean. Kitchen was nicely equipped, except I'm used to using non-stick cookware. Loved the washer/dryer in the unit. DD loved the jacuzzi, and the big TV in the livingroom.

kilee
05-11-2006, 06:38 AM
That is a great price!! Thank you for the review!!!!

riu girl
05-11-2006, 10:43 AM
Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great place.
We are hoping to stay at this resort 12/2007.

Is there a playground?
Did you happen to see the nature trail?
I read that you can use the pool at the sister resort (parkway International)? Did you happen to do that?
Any planned activities for kids/families?

Sorry so many questions.

HappyCamperToo
05-14-2006, 08:11 AM
Is there a playground?
Did you happen to see the nature trail?
I read that you can use the pool at the sister resort (parkway International)? Did you happen to do that?
Any planned activities for kids/families?

We were given an activity schedule at check-in, but really just used the resort as a place to sleep/eat. I seem to remember that the list didn't look too impressive--nothing that would tempt us away from wdw. If you call them, maybe they'll fax you the current week's schedule, so you can get an idea of what they offer. Sorry I can't provide more info. Hopefully someone else will.

BTW, I think this idea for a sub-board is great, and hope to see lots more collected info here soon!

TallyLassie
06-03-2006, 02:03 PM
Thanks for the review. It sounds like a great place.
We are hoping to stay at this resort 12/2007.

Is there a playground?
Did you happen to see the nature trail?
I read that you can use the pool at the sister resort (parkway International)? Did you happen to do that?
Any planned activities for kids/families?

Sorry so many questions.

Yes, there is a playground located toward the front of the complex. We only drove by, so I can't provide many details.

There are some activities planned such as movies, board games, making a shell picture frame, etc. The only activity we participated in was the manager welcome on Monday morning. They introduced the managers, and served coffee, doughnuts, and juice.

riu girl
06-03-2006, 02:20 PM
Thanks for the info.

A Mickeyfan
06-15-2006, 02:46 PM
We had a 2 bedroom that we won on SkyAuction & were very happy with it. We were in Bldg #6 pool view, 6th floor. Each side of the unit had a washer/dryer in it and that was a great help when doing laundry at night since the basins on them are small. Each side of the unit came with a little package consisting of: Dish detergent, tide laundry soap, dial face & body soap, toilet paper & paper towels. The larger side unit had the dishwasher in it, that package came with dishwasher packets as well. They did a mid week towel/sheet change. If you wanted clean towels or sheets any other time all you had to do was bring them to the exchange room to get fresh ones. The entire place was spotless. There was a dive in movie on Thursday night that was a little loud (since we had pool view), but other than that, you could not hear anyoutside noises. The double entrance way knocks out the hall way sound. We kept both doors opened on each side of the units & still didn't hear any hall noise. There was no sales pitch what so ever from here. They checked me in as an "owner", never mentioned SkyAuction. When I went to the second desk to get my parking permits, they asked which resort did we own it & I said none. It was left at that. This place is a hop away from Disney without having to deal with the 192 traffic. There was an activity center but we did not use it. If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to try and answer them. I am already looking on SkyAuction for this again!!! While some of the other timeshare resorts have much more to offer ammenity wise, this place still wins with me due to the cleanliness & quietness!!!

chobie
06-17-2006, 10:16 AM
We had a 2 bedroom that we won on SkyAuction & were very happy with it. We were in Bldg #6 pool view, 6th floor. Each side of the unit had a washer/dryer in it and that was a great help when doing laundry at night since the basins on them are small. Each side of the unit came with a little package consisting of: Dish detergent, tide laundry soap, dial face & body soap, toilet paper & paper towels. The larger side unit had the dishwasher in it, that package came with dishwasher packets as well. They did a mid week towel/sheet change. If you wanted clean towels or sheets any other time all you had to do was bring them to the exchange room to get fresh ones. The entire place was spotless. There was a dive in movie on Thursday night that was a little loud (since we had pool view), but other than that, you could not hear anyoutside noises. The double entrance way knocks out the hall way sound. We kept both doors opened on each side of the units & still didn't hear any hall noise. There was no sales pitch what so ever from here. They checked me in as an "owner", never mentioned SkyAuction. When I went to the second desk to get my parking permits, they asked which resort did we own it & I said none. It was left at that. This place is a hop away from Disney without having to deal with the 192 traffic. There was an activity center but we did not use it. If anyone has any questions, I would be happy to try and answer them. I am already looking on SkyAuction for this again!!! While some of the other timeshare resorts have much more to offer ammenity wise, this place still wins with me due to the cleanliness & quietness!!!


How much did you pay?

HappyCamperToo
12-30-2006, 08:55 PM
Well, we stayed there again 12/16-23/06. It was, once again, wonderful. This time the www.getravelop.com price was $299. Well worth it, as it included all taxes, fees, etc.!

We were on the 5th floor of building 6, poolside. The only "problem" was on karioke night. Some people just should not be singing in public. :scared1:

The unit was clean and comfortable. The kitchen was well stocked with pots/pans/utensils. We had brought some DVD's for the plane ride, and one phone call brought a dvd player up to our unit for the week.

They let us check in a few hours early at about 1:00. And, they were able to put us in a unit with a washer/dryer (most but not all "A" units have washer/dryers).

I was happy to see that we did not have to fill out the inventory form this time around. I was told they are no longer doing that. Nice not to have to count towels/forks, etc.

Everyone was really pleasant to deal with. I'm sad to see that the resort doesn't come up on skyauction and getravelop very often anymore--I would definately go back if the opportunity arose.

I'm happy to answer questions if anyone has any. :goodvibes

mcdebbie
02-11-2007, 06:01 PM
We are booked in this resort the week after Easter and they only had the "B" sides available, does anybody know what supplies a partial kitchen has? We really want to be able to make dinners but with only a microwave and refrig that might be a problem. We were hoping for a least a toaster oven. I am wondering if we can bring our own since we are driving?

What about the pools, did you spend much time in them? Looking for something for grandboys 3 and 8.

horseshowmom
02-11-2007, 06:14 PM
Thanks for the reviews! I'm a gov't employee and have seen this location listed and wondered about it (and the site itself since I haven't used it yet). Thanks for the positive endorsement!

dj2
02-12-2007, 02:23 PM
does anybody know what supplies a partial kitchen has?

not sure but i think it's supposed to have everything except the oven. you might want to call them and ask.

tinaluis
02-12-2007, 02:45 PM
It has a microwave convection oven. We didn't try to use it while we were there because we had both the A and B units.

PaulDavid's mom
03-13-2007, 11:39 AM
We just got this for a week in May 2008. I would love to hear more reviews or see pictures from those of you going before me :thumbsup2

dedigirl
03-14-2007, 02:12 PM
We are going in May and have a 2 bedroom booked... does this mean that we'll have a washer and dryer in the room or do they not all come with them? Also, do you pay for parking at the resort? Is it within walking distance to Disneyworld? We're taking our 4 year old and 1 year old so I'm trying to get as much information as I can :)

karriern
03-15-2007, 09:27 AM
I'm interested too. Going with another family of 3. I thought it would be nice if we both had our own space. Our boys play well together--but I don't know about 24/7.:eek: This 2 BR seems like it would be perfect! :)

ScoobyDoo84
03-20-2007, 01:46 PM
$249 is a pretty good price, especially at the Vacation Village. I know SkyAuction.com used to offer it pretty cheap per week. It used to be $216, but now since the tax and service increase your looking at $316, that is with a dollar bid. I guess you can consider that still a good deal! :confused3 :dance3: :cool2: popcorn:: :eek:

MissMouse86
03-21-2007, 05:11 AM
That's pretty cheap!

dj2
03-26-2007, 03:36 PM
Is it within walking distance to Disneyworld?

you cannot walk to wdw from this resort. it's a 10 minute drive to most of the disney parks, and probably about 5 minutes to mgm.

no parking charges. plus, free internet access stations. we really love this place.

dedigirl
03-26-2007, 03:42 PM
you cannot walk to wdw from this resort. it's a 10 minute drive to most of the disney parks, and probably about 5 minutes to mgm.

no parking charges. plus, free internet access stations. we really love this place.


Thank you so much! I'm getting excited. We just might have to get our laptop before we go on our trip. :)

PaulDavid's mom
03-26-2007, 03:42 PM
I'm so glad people have good things to say about this place.
I cannot wait for our trip next May. :cool1:

DJT
03-27-2007, 05:59 AM
$249 is a pretty good price, especially at the Vacation Village. I know SkyAuction.com used to offer it pretty cheap per week. It used to be $216, but now since the tax and service increase your looking at $316, that is with a dollar bid. I guess you can consider that still a good deal! :confused3 :dance3: :cool2: popcorn:: :eek:

I know nothing about SkyAuction. Is there a "tutorial" thread or site?

spiceycat
04-04-2007, 11:34 AM
We are going in May and have a 2 bedroom booked... does this mean that we'll have a washer and dryer in the room or do they not all come with them? Also, do you pay for parking at the resort? Is it within walking distance to Disneyworld? We're taking our 4 year old and 1 year old so I'm trying to get as much information as I can :)

you should have a washer and dryer.

no pay for parking here

nothing offsite in within walking distance of WDW. WDW is BIG and mean BIG.

the parks themselves aren't within walking distance of each other (expect Studios and Epcot)

this place has some nice shuttles. one will take you to the Publix (grocery store) no charge, and I think it takes you to Old Town too.

they do charge for transportation to the WDW parks, US/IOA, and Sw.

Be sure to go to the grocery store that first day if you can. This place has NO restuarants. there is a Publix on the road to WDW International Drive south.

I though all full kitchen had the washer/dryer? now the partial kitchen some do and some don't.

spiceycat
04-04-2007, 11:42 AM
from its site -

'Fully appointed kitchen equipped with dishwasher, range, coffee maker, toaster, ice maker, full-size refrigerator and microwave convection oven in suite A; many appointments also featured in suite B kitchen'

here the site
http://www.dailymanagementresorts.com/Resort.aspx?resort=5

dedigirl
04-04-2007, 11:43 AM
Thank you for the information! I appreciate it.

Do you know how much the transportation is from the resort to WDW? Do you think it would be better to just use that or take our rental car and park at WDW? Remember we have 2 kids and a stroller. :lol:

and just out of curiosity... what is Old Town?

spiceycat
04-04-2007, 11:50 AM
you would be better with your car.

disney only allows disney buses to go directly to the MK. Outside buses have to go the bus parking lot at TTC.

so you don't get much closer.

the other parks you are better off parking.

the price is $10 per DAY - so you can go and come pretty easily with a car.

with a 1 and 4 years old you KNOW you are taking breaks. So use the car.

get there EARLY. take a break and come back later (if you can - offtimes the park close earlier).

I think Disney still allows anyone to use their baby sitting service. So for one night put the kids in a kids club (if you can). You and your husband do Epcot that night....

spiceycat
04-04-2007, 11:53 AM
I know nothing about SkyAuction. Is there a "tutorial" thread or site?

go look on the Orlando hotels & attractions board - you will find plenty on skyauction. If you still need help - start a thread there on that board about skyauction.

Vertex
04-24-2007, 06:19 AM
Its the time to start looking out for a vacation Rental.

we are booked this resort before a week .Many homes were filled in advance due to the summer vacations

springvacationsrental.com.

they are wide variety of homes to choose from.

punkin
05-03-2007, 09:57 AM
Does anyone knows how bad (or how good) the 'B' units in this place are? We are booked into a 'B' unit on a timeshare exchange (all they had available) and were wondering how easily we might upgrade to an 'A'. Does anyone know?

dallaskeffer
07-17-2007, 08:42 AM
We are booked in this resort the week after Easter and they only had the "B" sides available, does anybody know what supplies a partial kitchen has? We really want to be able to make dinners but with only a microwave and refrig that might be a problem. We were hoping for a least a toaster oven. I am wondering if we can bring our own since we are driving?

What about the pools, did you spend much time in them? Looking for something for grandboys 3 and 8.

I am an owner at this resort. The B side kitchen has a 2-burner hotplate and a convection/microwave oven. You can do any conventional baking you would with a regular oven or use it as a microwave. As long as you are not planning a huge meal, you should not need to bring your own supplies. The only thing I miss in this side's kitchen is the dishwasher.

dallaskeffer
07-17-2007, 08:46 AM
Does anyone knows how bad (or how good) the 'B' units in this place are? We are booked into a 'B' unit on a timeshare exchange (all they had available) and were wondering how easily we might upgrade to an 'A'. Does anyone know?

Upgrading all depends on availability. If there is a vacancy, they should be glad to upgrade you for the extra cost. Truthfully, I have found, as an owner there, that a B side is really sufficient for my needs, just cozier, but perfectly comfortable. I never use the jacuzzi on A side, I really prefer not to spend time cooking, and there is room for a guest on the sleeper sofa.

spiceycat
07-17-2007, 08:53 AM
forgot someone asked earlier about the nature trail. The one I walked connected it with the other Parkway resort.

It was a broadwalk in the woods. So not so much nature?