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bicker
02-03-2001, 04:22 AM
I purchased an add-on a few weeks back and took some photos of the model rooms that folks might find interesting:

Here's a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-StudioBedroom1.jpg TARGET=_blank>studio's bedroom.</A>

Here's the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-StudioBedroom2.jpg TARGET=_blank>reverse view.</A>

Here's a close-up of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-StudioBedroom2.jpg TARGET=_blank>wonderful headboard.</A>

Here's a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-StudioKitchenette.jpg TARGET=_blank>kitchenette in the studio.</A>

And here's the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-Vanity.jpg TARGET=_blank>vanity outside the bathroom.</A>

Okay, now we move into the one-bedroom. I took a shot of the door between the studio and one-bedroom -- definitely not your everyday door. Unfortunately, I didn't upload it yet. I'll try to do that soon.

Here's a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-OneBedroomKitchen1.jpg TARGET=_blank>kitchen.</A>

And here is a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-OneBedroomLivingRoom1.jpg TARGET=_blank>living room.</A>

And the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-OneBedroomLivingRoom3.jpg TARGET=_new>reverse shot.</A>

I like the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-TableSettings.jpg TARGET=_blank>new tableware.</A>

And some of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-TileDetail2.jpg TARGET=_blank>new tile</A> is really nice.

Here's a <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-OneBedroomLivingRoom2.jpg TARGET=_blank>view from the living room into the bathroom.</A>

Here's a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-BathroomVanity.jpg TARGET=_blank>bathroom vanity.</A> Note the nice tile on the wall and nice mosaic tile pattern on the floor.

<A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-BathroomShower.jpg TARGET=_blank>The shower</A> is oversized, just like at other DVC properties, but I like the narrower groutlines.

Here you can see how the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-BathroomPrivateCommode.jpg TARGET=_blank>commode</A> is in its own little private room -- a definite improvement.

And of course we get the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-BathroomJacuzzi.jpg TARGET=_blank>jacuzzi tub</A> that overlooks the bedroom.

Here's a shot of the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-MasterBedroom1.jpg TARGET=_blank>master bedroom.</A> The headboard isn't as nice as the one in the studio.

Here's the <A HREF=http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/VWL-MasterBedroom2WithViewIntoBathroom.jpg TARGET=_blank>reverse shot.</A> Notice how many different parts there are to the bathroom spread across the back of the photo.

Brian Charles Kohn
"in my own words" (http://www.wdwinfo.com/sites/bicker/index.html)
Some Imagination, huh? - Mickey Mouse

Fenceman
02-03-2001, 05:07 AM
Nice pics Brian. Best ones I have seen of VWL rooms.

Thanks.

PamOKW
02-03-2001, 05:19 AM
Very nice job. Thanks for sharing.

reneesam
02-03-2001, 07:11 AM
Brian- thanks a lot!!!!

Your photos make VWL look soooooooo much more inviting than the DVC "Official" photos. I think the lighting makes a difference. I love the lamp in the studio!
Now I'm really looking forward to seeing them in person...the attention to detail is very cool!
Renee

JudithM
02-03-2001, 02:00 PM
Brian, thanks for sharing your great pictures. I have to say again that the VWL do look much better in person than the Disney pictures I had seen. I saw the Villas up close recently & was quite impressed.

mickeyc
02-03-2001, 03:37 PM
Brian...Very professional. These are some of the nicest pictures I have seen of the VWL. The lighting was great. Enjoyed them all. Are you a photographer?

RoutemanDan
02-03-2001, 03:51 PM
Thanks for sharing :cool:

<img src=http://www.geocities.com/waltsdream_club/rmandandvc201.gif>

<img src=http://www.geocities.com/routemandan/NJdvcers.gif>
Dan ºoº

Dean
02-03-2001, 03:58 PM
Great pics Brian, DVC should pay you and use your pics. Great Job. It's still an ugly chair though.

Dean

Paul in CT
02-03-2001, 03:58 PM
Brian,

These are great pictures of the VWL or is it WLV? :). I got to see these rooms in person last week during a brief tour of the model rooms at BW. It was so quick that I didn't have the time to appreciate the details your photos show.

Since it was during a business trip, my wife didn't get the chance to see them since she didn't accompany me. Now she will be able to see them, too. Thanks for taking the time to post them.

We have reservations to stay there in August and are now looking forward to staying there more than ever.

Paul in CT

wdwnut
02-03-2001, 04:01 PM
thank you Brian! what wonderful pics you took. thanks again for taking the time to share with us.

Richyams
02-03-2001, 04:33 PM
Great job, thanks alot Brian.

I was looking through the pics and said to myself, darn that chair is ugly, I laughed out loud when I read Dean's comment on the chair.

"From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs", Karl Marx, pretty sick, huh?

dianeschlicht
02-05-2001, 03:52 AM
The studio especially seems well appointed. Great funishings!! It does seem tiny though. Maybe the darker furnishings make it look small. Of course, I come from OKW, so even BWV looks small to me.

Disneydiane

TheWho
02-05-2001, 04:17 AM
Brian, nice pic's, the best I've seen so far.
Dave

Minnie*Mouse
02-05-2001, 06:29 AM
Great pictures...thanks for sharing. I think I'll even consider staying at VWL after seeing those pictures.

dthomas
02-05-2001, 08:08 AM
Did you tour the grounds? How far away is the main pool- do you have to go all the way around the bldg as the map looks. What is the best way to get to the boat dock? Can you swim at the beach area?

[This message was edited by dthomas on 02-05-01 at 12:17 PM.]

bicker
02-05-2001, 12:28 PM
The photos I took were of the model rooms, which are actually in the BoardWalk Villas Resort.

However, I have visited the actual resort, during construction, and took a few photos there. However, I believe Doc took more recent photos, and so I'll defer to him -- hopefully he'll post a link to his photos so you can see them.

I believe the walk to the main pool is basical around the leg of the main building -- it's really not a long walk -- surely less than two minutes. The boat dock is just beyond the main pool.

Swimming in any inland Florida lake is often hazardous to your health. Disney never allows swimming in its lakes.

Brian Charles Kohn
"in my own words" (http://www.wdwinfo.com/sites/bicker/index.html)
Some Imagination, huh? - Mickey Mouse

TiggerFreak
02-05-2001, 12:56 PM
Awsome pictures Bicker! What kind of camera did you use? Starting to look at the new digitals. I guessing you used a digital.

Our next trip is in October in a 2 bedroom at VWL,
265 days sure seems far away. Your pictures sure did satisfy my Disney fix for the today.

TTFN :)
TiggerFreak

WL 97,98
No Joy 99
OKW 2000
YBC 5-01 If we win
VWL 11-01

WebmasterDoc
02-05-2001, 01:44 PM
Here are some <a href="http://disneydoc.homestead.com/vwl3.html">exterior shots<a/> from Sept- before the resort was open. I have some more recent photos- but have not put them on the website yet.

Bicker's interior shots are great. The int. photos on my link were taken thru the window during a "stealth" photo tour!

As good as bicker's pictures are, I have yet to see any photos of the VWL rooms which truly convey the spirit of the resort. I am very impressed with the decor and layout of the villas. The Hidden Mickey's are plentiful and tastefully add to the decor of the resort.

Doc
doc@wdwinfo.com

lsutigger
02-05-2001, 03:15 PM
Thanks so much for the pictures. They are great. I had seen this room at BW when we took our sales tour and liked them then. Since I printed them, I now have pics to add to my notebook of stuff I'm collecting for our trip in October! Call me crazy!
Does anyone know if all the studios at VWL have the sofa and bed? And is the bed a king, queen, or double? It matters much to my DH!!
Thanks again.

WebmasterDoc
02-05-2001, 05:15 PM
In the VWL studio, the bed is a queen bed and all will have the sleep sofa- which is a double.
In the dedicated 2BR's, I believe all 2nd BR's have 2 queens- like at OKW and HH.

Doc
doc@wdwinfo.com

HorizonsFan
02-06-2001, 09:37 AM
Great pictures bicker! We got a chance to walk around VWL in December. Very impressive! I wish I had taken some pictures of the elevator doors. The engraving is incredible!

Dave

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brittsmamabwv
02-18-2001, 11:24 AM
great pictures!! much better than DVC's. We are leaving May 18th for a studio there. PS grew up in burlington, mass also. <IMG WIDTH="15" HEIGHT="15" SRC="/infopop/emoticons/icon_razz.gif" alt="razz"> null (http://null)

baileybrad
02-18-2001, 12:19 PM
We stayed at the VWL from 2/4/01 to 2/10/01 and it is an extremely nice place...trust me it is not some parking add-on that was referenced in another post about the new DVC resorts. It was so very peaceful and quiet. Just a fabulous vacation spot. The commons area with the various types of seating is tremendous.Thanks again for sharing the photos.

perdidobay
10-06-2001, 04:40 PM
bumping for the photos:)

jel0511
10-06-2001, 08:09 PM
Am I doing something wrong... I'm clicking on the links, but it says that the page is unavailable.

ErinC
10-06-2001, 09:23 PM
I am getting the same unavailable notice.

lawgs
10-07-2001, 06:18 AM
same here as of 7:30 am EST sunday morning....

yahoo cannot find the link on geocities....

maybe geocities is down ....

BraveMom3
10-07-2001, 08:21 AM
Great pics!! I just got my official membership card for my first DVC purchase a couple of days ago, and can't wait until our first trip "home" to the VWL in June 2002. BTW, I did not have a problem getting to the pics this a.m. (8:15 Central).

237 days and counting!!!:D :D

loribell
10-07-2001, 08:58 AM
and I can not get them either. I wonder why?

MzEeyore
10-07-2001, 05:31 PM
I can't get the links to work either and we are staying there in December and would really love to see these pictures. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(

one_cat
10-09-2001, 09:38 AM
For some reason these aren't working for me.

Shamus
10-09-2001, 11:41 AM
I was able to access the photos by going directly to the index first.

Hope this works....................

http://www.geocities.com/bicker_at_sturbridge/2001-01/

ErinC
10-09-2001, 11:47 AM
Thanks Shamus, that link worked for me. The pictures are great!

lawgs
10-09-2001, 09:33 PM
ditto thanks ....shamus....

smilawgs.... =)