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tjkraz
06-08-2009, 09:43 PM
It was suggested that I create a separate thread for my own Treehouse Villas impressions so...here it is. :) In the interest of staying on topic, I'll try to limit my comments to the treehouses. I won't force you to read about my aching feet.

We arrived shortly before noon on Sunday. Lobby was very busy with a line about 10 deep. I noticed that one of the positions at the front desk had a sign for the on-line check-in. There were only two groups so I jumped in there. What a waste the on-line ended up being. I figured at least they would have room keys pre-printed and packets waiting. Nope. It probably took me longer to get thru that line than if I had waited in the normal one.

Only request was for a water view but we didn't get it. We're more toward the golf course. But our room was ready right away.

The room itself is fantastic. There are just so many little (and not so little) high quality touches in here. Things that I haven't seen spending 5-6 years staying at SSR, BWV, OKW, etc. There are a lot of photos of the treehouses floating around, so I decided to concentrate on some of the little details that haven't gotten much press. I'll try to post the photos in the next couple of days.

The ground around the treehouses really is swampy, but so far no problems to speak of with bugs. I swatted at one mosquito while at the pool, and there were the usual bugs circling our front door light at 9pm. But it's not like you need mosquito netting to be outside--not even close.

Haven't had any problems with the motion sensing thermostats. Last night I went to bed lying on top of the covers and ended up pulling them over me at night when I had gotten too cold. This afternoon we returned from the parks with an outside temp in the upper-80s and it was 74 in the room.

The one problem we experienced was no volume on the TV in our master bedroom. Called maintenance and the guy was LITERALLY here in 5 minutes. (I was hoping to report it before leaving for the parks and he got here before we were out the door.)

The problem took most of the day to resolve but I give them credit for sticking with it. I didn't really understand the issue but he said they narrowed it down to something funky with the wiring in the master bedroom TV/desk area. The desk has built-in ports for Wi-fi, electrical and a series of video inputs for the TV. Something in there was causing the audio on the TV to fail.

It took the 8+ hours to solve the problem but I guess you have to expect something like that when staying in a new wing just a week after it opened. And we were out of the room almost the entire time.

I'll post more later, including responses to some questions that were emailed and PMed to me. If anyone has other questions, please post and I'll do my best to answer.

Tim

tjkraz
06-08-2009, 09:59 PM
Answers to questions posted in another thread:

1. Do you think we'll be OK with 8 people (six adults and 2 children) in one villa? Listening to Pete's review on the Dis he said it will be cramped. What do you think?

Well, I don't think it will be any worse than any other DVC Two Bedroom and for most people the 3rd bedroom will probably help.

In a normal 2B you'd have:

2 in one bedroom
4 sharing a second bedroom
2 in living room

In the treehouses you will probably have:

2 in one bedroom
2 in second bedroom
2 in bunk beds
2 in living room

I know many people don't like having folks sleep in the living room so that's the decision you have to make. If you have kids in your group that can/will use the bunk beds, I think the THVs will be more accommodating than any other DVC Two Bedroom.

2. How is the sofa bed that is furnished? Anybody from your group sleeping on it and has an opinion?

It's the newer design. We have a 14-year old sleeping on ours. We talked about rotating her in-and-out of the bunk beds with our 8 & 6 year old, but she claimed the sofa for the week. So I guess that's a thumbs-up.

3. Can you investigate the parking situation more? We'll have two cars and I don't know where the heck we'll have to park. I'm totally not interested in having to park and take a shuttle to the room. What if you steal your neighbors spot??? (I'm not saying I'll do that, but I worry about somebody taking ours?)

I can only tell you that the from desk CM specifically told me only one vehicle was allowed. That's what we have so I didn't ask more. Others here have reported that they are asking people to park in The Grandstand and be shuttled over.

There is pretty much one spot per villa with perhaps a couple extras nearby. We had maintenance in our room earlier and their vehicle kept my wife from parking right outside. She parked in the next nearest spots. Later at night we noticed all of the spots for our villa grouping were full so I assume the person whose space my wife took parked outside our villa.

If it helps, the shuttle bus seems very effficient. We were at the quiet pool for 30-40 minutes and I saw the internal shuttle go past at least 3 times. So service appears to be at least every 10 minutes.

4. I wonder if the THV has it's own mousekeeping or does it rely on SSR?

I doubt there are CMs sitting in an office for the THVs waiting to respond to issues, if that's what you mean. Their home base is almost certainly SSR. But with those motorized carts I'm sure they can get here quickly. I've seen plenty of housekeeping CMs around so I don't think there's any worry of them treating the THVs as an afterthought.

5. What do you think of the pool? I know it looks plain, but that's OK with us. Is it centrally located?

Best quiet pool I've seen. It has its own restrooms, hot tub, place to get clean towels and leave dirty ones. There are several standard tables with 4 chairs and an umbrella, plus about 30-40 lounge chairs poolside. The pool itself is about 50x20'. Starts at 3' deep and goes up to maybe 5'. There is no zero entry area, but there are stairs in one corner that gradually lead into the water. There's also a frog rock sculpture in one corner. The frogs are fountains which spit water into the pool. I took some pics of the pool and will post later in the week.

The pool isn't quite in the middle of the treehouses but it's pretty central. In terms of east/west it's in the middle, but it's more on the south side of the treehouse development--away from Disney Vacation Club Way (the main road outside OKW and SSR.)

Hope that helps.

empty_nester
06-08-2009, 10:07 PM
Thank you for your information! I'm so glad you're having a good time. We have a treehouse reserved in December for six adults and two children. And I have a couple of questions.
How comfortable are the beds? And if you have anyone sleeping on the pull out couch or sleeper chair how comfortable are they? Also is there room for a full sized crib in either the room with the bunk beds or the second bedroom with the queen bed-we're thinking about reserving one from abbf but was worried there wouldn't be enough room.
Thanks-Sharon

tjkraz
06-08-2009, 10:17 PM
two other random comments:

1. Digital hi-def TV signal on all four TVs. Nice.
2. When the kids run, scream and generally get out of hand when the adults turn their backs, there is no worries that guests above, below or next door are bothered by the commotion. :rotfl2:

empty_nester: I think the beds are just fine. They are a little on the firm side, but they are all nice, thick mattresses. Nothing skimpy.

The beds do have those crappy bedspreads though--no duvets. :(

As I said in my last post, we have a 14-year old on our sofabed and she opted to sleep there all week rather than the bunk beds. That seems like a thumbs-up but I'll ask her in the morning. And I'll get you some answers to your other questions tomorrow.

rascalmom
06-08-2009, 10:21 PM
How are the bunk beds? Are they adequate for a teen/young adult?

I can envision my family doing a THV visit with my parents, but I don't want to have to put anyone in the living room. If the bunk beds would be sufficient for 21 & 17 year old girls, I think the layout would work very well.

Glad to hear the internal transportation has been good.

Can't wait to see your pics!

Sammie
06-08-2009, 10:26 PM
There are just so many little (and not so little) high quality touches in here

will you expand on this, Thanks for the report.

Hopefully guests with extra cars will not park in someone's elses parking space. Would not be fun to come home to your Treehouse and find you have no place to park.

BlakeNJ
06-08-2009, 10:32 PM
Thanks for sharing your experience at the THV! Sounds like you like the place! I think the bunk beds are a nice addition for the kids. Must be pretty quiet at night.

Can't wait to see your pictures and all the little details missed in other photos.

Have a wonderful trip!

Blakely

Mackwell
06-08-2009, 10:57 PM
How many ethernet hookups are in the Treehouse Villas, and in which room(s)?

DVC Mike
06-09-2009, 05:07 AM
Enjoy THV, Tim!

GGOOFY1
06-09-2009, 05:42 AM
Enjoying the update on THV's. The updates are helping me decide if we want to stay there next trip. Do the internal buses just go between THV and SSR?

Doug7856
06-09-2009, 06:15 AM
Thanks for the details Tim! We will be at the THV for Thanksgiving and they sound perfect for our family.

empty_nester
06-09-2009, 06:25 AM
I really appreciate your taking time from your vacation to answer some of my worries. I had originally booked 4 rooms at the Swan but switched to the treehouses to get the kitchen and washer/dryer. You have relieved my apprehension after reading some of the other posts! Thanks again.
Sharon

Cee
06-09-2009, 06:43 AM
We're looking forward to our trip Sept. 6-11. I'm hoping that it will not be at capacity and parking will be a non-issue(we'll only have one car anyway). My DD may be bringing her boyfriend so I am curious about the size of the bunkbeds as well. They don't need to be sharing anything right under my nose!:rolleyes1

jpolak
06-09-2009, 07:18 AM
Enjoy! Can't wait to see your photos.

liznboys
06-09-2009, 07:40 AM
Thanks Tim!!! Have fun! :)

gianna2006
06-09-2009, 08:02 AM
You made my day!! I'll be anxiously watching your whole trip!! Have fun!!

rwcmath
06-09-2009, 08:23 AM
I'm looking forward to reading more.
Thanks.

Debs Hill
06-09-2009, 08:28 AM
Thank you so much for posting! Can't wait to see your photos!! Can you post one of the view from your deck? That would be great! How long does it take you to walk over to SSR itself? Is there anywhere you can refill your mug at the quiet pool?
Looking forward to more!
Debxx:goodvibes

lugnut33
06-09-2009, 08:34 AM
Thanks for answering my q's tj!!!

After hearing Pete's review of the THV I was disappointed, but I really think him and the group had a hard time overcoming the $700 per night price tag they paid.

I feel much better after hearing your review. Thanks again and I'm anxiously awaiting the rest of your trip report.

Debs Hill
06-09-2009, 08:38 AM
Can someone post a link to 'Pete's review' so I can make a comparison? Many thanks
Debsx:goodvibes

lugnut33
06-09-2009, 08:51 AM
http://www.disunplugged.com/2009/06/03/disneys-new-treehouse-villas-nice-but/

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 11:35 AM
How are the bunk beds? Are they adequate for a teen/young adult?

I am 6'3" and I can just fit on the beds. I assume they are regular twin size. I don't know that someone my height would be comfortable on the bottom bunk since it's more enclosed. On top you could stretch out a bit more.

While I'm thinking of it, each of the bunks have their own private reading light. I thought that was a nice touch.

How many ethernet hookups are in the Treehouse Villas, and in which room(s)?

It appears the only hook-up is at the desk of the master bedroom. I brought my own wireless access point and it hooked-up easily. It was an older unit and as soon as I did a master reset (reset to out-of-the-box settings) it worked with no further adjustments.

Enjoying the update on THV's. The updates are helping me decide if we want to stay there next trip. Do the internal buses just go between THV and SSR?

Yes. The shuttle bus (simply says "Treehouse Villas" on the marquee) runs between the two Treehouse stops and The Springs at SSR. At least one poster on the DIS claimed that it stopped at The Grandstand as well during certain hours, but I cannot confirm.

The shuttles are plentiful--I'd say every 10 minutes. If you are headed to the Carriage House (main pool, spa, restaurants) it appears to be a very efficient form of transportation. But for the parks you'll have to transfer to a second bus at The Springs.

Incidentally there is also a boat dock here. We took that to DTD last night. The boats run every 20 minutes and hit the Treehouses, SSR and then DTD. Going to DTD we waited about 3 minutes for the boat to arrive. Coming back we couldn't get on the first boat because there were too many people waiting at the dock so it took us about 25+ minutes to get home.

Photos coming soon!

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 12:16 PM
Here are a few photos:

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The pathway to THV is well marked. I timed the walk. My starting point was midway between the Carriage House and The Grandstand pool. It took me 6 minutes to reach the outskirts of the Treehouse area (figure 8 minutes from the Carriage House itself.) From there it just depends on how much further your room is.

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Treehouse bus stop. Bench...soda machine...AED...trash cans. Basic necessities.

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I guess you could call this one of the little touches I referred to. Every single grouping of 3-4 treehouses has garbage and recycling cans positioned right outside and clearly marked. No trash bags rotting outside Treehouse villa doors from guests who don't know what else to do with their stuff.

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Regarding housekeeping, these little buildings are positioned at a number of locations in this area. They appear to be housekeeping staging areas (note the towel carts to the right.)

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Quiet pool

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Restroom, towels, vending, Umbrella table in the foreground.

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Frog fountain

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Spa

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Here is the walk-up to our building. As I said, all of the buildings are in groups of 3-4 and the directional markings are very clear. Note the BBQ grill on the right and the bright lampost just to left of center.

Here are some of the things that I thought were above-and-beyond in the villas:

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Vaulted ceilings--about 15' high. This is the master bedroom. The wood trim throughout is very nice.

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This didn't photograph well but it's the view from the master bedroom. It faced the LBV golf course. The windows are nearly floor-to-ceiling and the three panes are about 8' across total.

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http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4767.jpg

Very nice fixtures in the bathroom.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4768.jpg

Large Jacuzzi tub.

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Frosted bathroom window with tree image.

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http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4771.jpg

More fixtures.

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 12:17 PM
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http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4775.jpg

The floors are all stone/ceramic (whatever these materials would be called.) Not laminates or other cheap substitutes. The top is the master bathroom and the bottom flagstone runs from the front entry into the kitchen.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4776.jpg

Corner storage in the bunk bed room.

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Reading lights above the bunk beds. There is a small toggle switch on the bottom of the light.

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Each bedroom has a closet. Several full-length mirrors throughout the unit.

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Artwork in second queen bedroom.

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iPod compatible radios in the two queen rooms.

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Nice scuplted door handles throughout. Note that the doors do NOT currently lock. There was another poster on the DIS who claimed that the locking mechanism did not go over well during cast previews and was removed. I have no idea if they will be replacing the locks or not.

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The second bathroom is surprisingly nice. Here is a photo of some of the artwork and the wrought-iron towel bars.

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Edge of the tub in second bathroom with a small ledge/seat.

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Opposite angle on tub/shower.

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Vanity - note the side shelves.

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Two full shelves under the vanity and two drawers. The master bath is even larger.

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More high ceilings in the kitchen.

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Artwork and lighting in the kitchen.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4791.jpg

Other living room artwork.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4773.jpg

"Hidden Mickey" end table in living room.

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Living room TV. TV swivels. DVD player below. The panel beneath that has two surge-protected outlets and connector ports for HDMI, VGA (you can coonect your laptop computer to the TV) and standard component (RCA) video/audio inputs. This set of ports is replicated for all of the TVs, but there is only a DVD play in the living room.

Hope that helps reveal some details that you haven't seen on the web yet. No these aren't groundbreaking things but I consider them all areas in which Disney could have easily skimped and nobody would have batted an eye. Instead they chose to go the extra mile and we're all the better for it.

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 01:14 PM
And if you have anyone sleeping on the pull out couch or sleeper chair how comfortable are they?

Our 14-year old says the sofabed is pretty good. Just a small step down from a normal bed quality-wise.

Also is there room for a full sized crib in either the room with the bunk beds or the second bedroom with the queen bed

Probably not the second bedroom but it should fit in the bunk bed room. Here's a photos of the open space at the foot of the beds.

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4777.jpg

Muhlenberg
06-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Very nice pictures!!!

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 01:19 PM
Thank you so much for posting! Can't wait to see your photos!! Can you post one of the view from your deck?

Here is our deck:

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/IMG_4721.jpg

It faces inward--even though our villa is along the golf course, you can't really see it from the deck. There are two other buildings to the left and right (you can sort of see the one on the left) but the trees provide some privacy.

How long does it take you to walk over to SSR itself?

From our villa it is about 12 minutes to the Carriage House on foot. It's about 8 minutes from the CH to the Treehouse area walking along the marked paths. Then it's just a question of how much further you have to go to reach your assigned villa.

Is there anywhere you can refill your mug at the quiet pool?

No, I don't believe so.

BWV Dreamin
06-09-2009, 01:34 PM
Great Pics! Not my cup of tea, but glad to see another choice for members. :goodvibes

liznboys
06-09-2009, 02:19 PM
Woohoo!! Thanks for the wonderful pictures!!! :goodvibes And the helpful info. for we future THV stayers too! :thumbsup2

Cee
06-09-2009, 03:27 PM
The pictures are wonderful. Thank you so, so much for posting them. I am so excited for our Sept. visit to the THV that I can hardly stand it.:cool1::banana::love::woohoo::yay::cheer2::cool 2:

FindTheMickeys
06-09-2009, 03:43 PM
Pictures are great!! I am waitlisted for THV for our trip in September but most likely will have to wait until 2010 to stay in one. I guess we'll settle for a 2BR at SSR instead. :rolleyes: But we can still walk around and take in the abience of the area:woohoo: Enjoy the rest of your trip:goodvibes

LIFERBABE
06-09-2009, 04:02 PM
Great pics and report! We are staying at AKV. Is there a model open or a tour of the real units? Would love to see them in person.

DVC Mike
06-09-2009, 04:13 PM
great pics! Not my cup of tea, but glad to see another choice for members. :goodvibes

ita.

mom3sonstt
06-09-2009, 06:22 PM
Couple more questions if you don't mind

1. What are the dimensions of the nightstand in the Master bedroom (I usually use one to set up my dialysis machine - they look smaller than usual in some of the pics)

2. I will also be using an ECV and intend to park it underneath and cover it with tarp - will that be possible or do they have landscaping to prevent getting under the treehouse and/or deck. Also are there outlets outside that I can plug it in to (with an extension cord)

3. Typically how full are the park buses once you get to that stop (Again - with the ECV I am picture full buses and long waits)

lugnut33
06-09-2009, 08:13 PM
tj, after reading your responses and seeing the photos I'm very happy with our decision to stay at THV in August. :thumbsup2

tjkraz
06-09-2009, 10:08 PM
Couple more questions if you don't mind

1. What are the dimensions of the nightstand in the Master bedroom (I usually use one to set up my dialysis machine - they look smaller than usual in some of the pics)

I'd say it's about 18x18". There is also a dresser very close to the bed. It's off to the side with about a 30" walkway between. The dresser is about the same depth but twice as wide.

2. I will also be using an ECV and intend to park it underneath and cover it with tarp - will that be possible or do they have landscaping to prevent getting under the treehouse and/or deck. Also are there outlets outside that I can plug it in to (with an extension cord)

There is only mulch under the buildings but I understand that is part of the flood plain and could be covered with water under certain conditions.

There are outlets up on the deck. If you have a handicapped-accessible room with the ramp, I would think you could just drive up and leave it parked on the deck to recharge.

3. Typically how full are the park buses once you get to that stop (Again - with the ECV I am picture full buses and long waits)

We haven't taken park buses so I don't know. But my instinct says that the idea of SSR buses being worse/fuller than other resorts has probably reached urban myth at this point. Disney has much larger resorts (AKL/AKV is bigger, values are bigger, even the BWV/BWI/Dolphin/Swan bus loop probably services more rooms.) So I don't know why Disney wouldn't be capable of providing adequate service to SSR.

stlrod
06-09-2009, 10:23 PM
Thanks. You've done an excellent job of not covering areas previously covered. We're set for 6 nights beginning July 4 and keep going back and forth on whether we should go to AKL two nights and split the stay. Every time I read more about THV, it makes me think we should feel fortunate we got THV and just stay there the whole time.

robinm1215
06-09-2009, 10:51 PM
Thanks so much for the thorough review! Glad you are enjoying your stay. Reading this makes me even more excited for our stay in August. We are splitting our stay with Kidani. We could only get 3 nights at the THV but I was kind of glad since I really wanted to stay at Kidani, so we'll be there for 5nights too.

Could you answer one other question -- are there any other mirrors in the master bedroom (aside from the bathroom itself)? There will be 8 of us and I am hoping there will be other mirrors available to use so we don't have to hog up the bathroom ones too much while getting ready. Thanks again!

lugnut33
06-09-2009, 10:57 PM
Hey tj, do all the rooms have a ceiling fan or only in the Master bedroom?

mom3sonstt
06-09-2009, 11:36 PM
There is only mulch under the buildings but I understand that is part of the flood plain and could be covered with water under certain conditions.

There are outlets up on the deck. If you have a handicapped-accessible room with the ramp, I would think you could just drive up and leave it parked on the deck to recharge.



We haven't taken park buses so I don't know. But my instinct says that the idea of SSR buses being worse/fuller than other resorts has probably reached urban myth at this point. Disney has much larger resorts (AKL/AKV is bigger, values are bigger, even the BWV/BWI/Dolphin/Swan bus loop probably services more rooms.) So I don't know why Disney wouldn't be capable of providing adequate service to SSR.

Thanks for the info - we are not getting a handicapped accessible room, so was hoping for an outdoor alternative. I was afraid maybe they put small shrubs or big rocks or something to keep people like me from trying to store stuff underneath. I guess we will just watch the weather for potential flooding issues.

As for the buses - we have always stayed at OKW and have occasionally encountered too full buses. Since it sounds like we would have to board at the last stop I thought the odds would be against us as far as having the spots to load the ECV available by the time it got to us.

Thanks so much for help!

jarestel
06-09-2009, 11:41 PM
Great info, Tim! Thanks for giving us an up-close look at THV!

ACDSNY
06-09-2009, 11:47 PM
Great review & pics! We added a couple of nights to the end of our Nov trip to test them out for future trips. Thanks for testing out the bunkbeds as I'll have two adults using them. Sounds like they are the XL twin if you fit on them.

TosaTrio
06-10-2009, 12:08 AM
Great Report! Thanks for sharing...

rascalmom
06-10-2009, 12:19 AM
I am 6'3" and I can just fit on the beds. I assume they are regular twin size. I don't know that someone my height would be comfortable on the bottom bunk since it's more enclosed. On top you could stretch out a bit more.

While I'm thinking of it, each of the bunks have their own private reading light. I thought that was a nice touch.


Thanks for this! My dd's are both considerably smaller than you ;), so I think it would work fine for our family. The oldest is 5'2", so she would probably be ok in the smaller, lower bunk. Younger dd is a little taller, but I think she would be ok. She sleeps on a twin bed at home, so she probably won't even notice. This would allow us to put the dgrands in the other bedroom.

rentayenta
06-10-2009, 12:48 AM
:thumbsup2 Thank you so much for sharing! I cannot wait to stay here! :lovestruc

Paticake
06-10-2009, 06:50 AM
Thank you for your great report. We will be at THV 11/7-14. We leave 6/27 for our trip (staying in a GV this time) and hope to walk over and check out the THV area in person.

Luckymommyx2
06-10-2009, 07:25 AM
Thank you for taking so much of your valuable vacation time to report on the THV's for us! I love how you captured those hidden details. It will be a few years until we stay there but I feel the THVs have given my SSR membership a boost!

PEANUT1
06-10-2009, 08:52 AM
This is awesome information!!! I was getting a little nervous after reading the treehouse blog. We are staying in January with my inlaws. We will have 2 cars so I don't know how that will work...hopefully by January, there will be some changes in that department.

All in all, would you say you are enjoying the treehouses?? My husband is sooo excited, like a kid about staying there. I am excited but I am just worried it won't feel like disney. I really LOVE AKV and BC/BW so I hope this will be just as nice for us.

5forDiz
06-10-2009, 10:09 AM
Great photos and enjoying your TR, thanks for taking the time to share what

you're learning on THVs :goodvibes Enjoy your trip.

dgaston
06-10-2009, 12:42 PM
:flower3: Tj, thanks so much for taking the time to post and share pictures with us. I can hardly wait until we have adult children with enough vacation time to help us share a THV experience.

tjkraz
06-10-2009, 01:48 PM
Great pics and report! We are staying at AKV. Is there a model open or a tour of the real units? Would love to see them in person.

Nope, no model. :( There are only 60 treehouses and I assume they are accepting reservations for all.

You could always ask at the front desk but I don't know if they'd be able to give a tour since they are a bit isolated.

Could you answer one other question -- are there any other mirrors in the master bedroom (aside from the bathroom itself)? There will be 8 of us and I am hoping there will be other mirrors available to use so we don't have to hog up the bathroom ones too much while getting ready. Thanks again!

There are full-length mirrors in the master and second bedroom (both rooms with queen beds.) There is also a large mirror near the villa entry which is hung at waist level. But it must be angled downward a bit because if I stand 2' away I can see down below my knees.

Hey tj, do all the rooms have a ceiling fan or only in the Master bedroom?

There are fans in both queen bedrooms and the living room (right above where the coffee table sits between the sofa and TV.)

tjkraz
06-10-2009, 01:57 PM
All in all, would you say you are enjoying the treehouses?? My husband is sooo excited, like a kid about staying there. I am excited but I am just worried it won't feel like disney. I really LOVE AKV and BC/BW so I hope this will be just as nice for us.

Well, I should start by saying that I really don't "love" any single resort. Those closest to my heart tend to be the BoardWalk, SSR (two resorts we own) and OKW (first one we stayed at.) But I would never want to be stuck staying any any of those over and over again. We've stayed at BWV probably 3 of the last 4 years and have another trip scheduled for October. And as much as I enjoy it, I'm getting a little restless and ready to try something new.

So I tend to take something of an intellectual approach to bookings. For us the THVs worked out great this time because our party consists of DW and I, kids 6 and 8, my parents and a 14-year old niece.

If we had booked any other Two Bedroom villa, my wife and I probably would have had to take the second bedroom and sleep with the kids all week, giving my parents the master suite. But at the THV, we kept the privacy of our own master suite, parents get the second queen room and the kids get to enjoy the bunk beds.

So from that perspective THV was the absolute best option available.

But you do lose some of that pampered feeling of being in a full-service hotel. There's no room service...no restaurant or gift shop within easy walking distance. Bus transportation can be a challenge.

However for our situation I still think this was the best option available. I'll gladly trade easy access to Artist's Palette (or Spoodles, or Boma, etc.) for the ability to put the kids to bed (or nap) in their bunks and still go on about our lives for a few more hours. And as I've illustrated, Disney appeared to spare no expense with these rooms so the actual living experience is probably bettre than anything we would have gotten at BWV or other SSR rooms.

Will we book the THVs every time? No way. But when it "fits" our traveling party, I wouldn't hesitate to do it again. Our 40+ years of ownership is too much for us to pass-up trying new resort experiences. :thumbsup2

tjkraz
06-10-2009, 02:09 PM
Treehouse Villa Bus Notes

I broke my left big toe a couple weeks ago and decided to cut my MK day short today and put some ice on it. So I left the family behind with the car keys and decided to give the buses a try. Here is the exact timing on my journey:

1:32pm Arrived at MK SSR bus stop
1:38pm Bus arrives
1:51pm Bus enters from gate of Saratoga Springs
2:02pm Bus pulls into The Springs (5th and final stop at SSR)

So the entire trip around SSR only took 11 minutes. And that was with us waiting a full three minutes just to get into The Springs (there were two buses already parked there--one was unloading an ECV and the other was delayed due to a driver shift change.)

I've seen posts about it taking 20+ minutes to make the rounds at SSR and I just don't see that being the case. Best case it could be as little as 8 minutes (if we hadn't had the wait at The Springs.) And that was with about 20 people on board who disembarked over 4 of the 5 stops. Also picked up people along the way.

Worst case it could be a longer route if you have to wait for ECV loading, but I think the average is probably in the 10-12 minute neighborhood.

As for the treehouse shuttle, I almost hate to say this but the bus pulled up just as I got there. :) So I had no wait at all for the THV shuttle.

The shuttle driver was very friendly and chatty. Doesn't sound like many people are using the shuttle yet. From The Springs we stopped at The Grandstand and then over to the Treehouses. I believe it was 9 minutes from the time I boarded until I was dropped at the THV stop. Again that included a stop at The Grandstand.

From the THV stop it was about a 3 minute walk to our room.

Sammie
06-10-2009, 02:18 PM
Thanks for sharing photos, and sorry to hear about your toe. Nothing worse than a sore toe or foot at Disney World.

Enjoy the rest.

SLM
06-10-2009, 02:21 PM
Thank you for posting the report and your wonderful pictures! I hope you're having a great vacation! :)

Goldeelox9
06-10-2009, 02:51 PM
Thank you so much for sharing all of this great information! My sister and I have a surprise stay at the Tree houses planned for our husbands in November and have been dying for information. We will not have a car and will be relying on the buses. We will also have an almost 2 year old with us so your decription of the buses has made me VERY happy!

Thanks again!

liznboys
06-10-2009, 05:13 PM
Ouch, so sorry about your toe! :wizard:

Hey, did they give you a map at check in with the THV numbers listed on it? I'd love to see a picture of that! :)

kikiq
06-10-2009, 06:03 PM
Treehouse Villa Bus Notes

I broke my left big toe a couple weeks ago and decided to cut my MK day short today and put some ice on it. So I left the family behind with the car keys and decided to give the buses a try. Here is the exact timing on my journey:

1:32pm Arrived at MK SSR bus stop
1:38pm Bus arrives
1:51pm Bus enters from gate of Saratoga Springs
2:02pm Bus pulls into The Springs (5th and final stop at SSR)

So the entire trip around SSR only took 11 minutes. And that was with us waiting a full three minutes just to get into The Springs (there were two buses already parked there--one was unloading an ECV and the other was delayed due to a driver shift change.)

I've seen posts about it taking 20+ minutes to make the rounds at SSR and I just don't see that being the case. Best case it could be as little as 8 minutes (if we hadn't had the wait at The Springs.) And that was with about 20 people on board who disembarked over 4 of the 5 stops. Also picked up people along the way.

Worst case it could be a longer route if you have to wait for ECV loading, but I think the average is probably in the 10-12 minute neighborhood.

Sorry about your toe. Looks like you are making the best of it.

I am so glad that you posted actual times of your bus experience. We were at SSR last summer with summer crowds and didn't ever experience the long times some folks were claiming it took buses to make the circuit.

Korea Ears
06-10-2009, 08:49 PM
I would like to possible see how the pack-n-play takes up space in the master and/or 2nd bedroom.

Mackwell
06-10-2009, 11:02 PM
Hey, did they give you a map at check in with the THV numbers listed on it? I'd love to see a picture of that! :)

I have been referring to this map (http://allears.net/acc/thvmap.jpg) on AllEars.net.

On my reservation (checking in Sunday), I have requested a unit somewhere in the 7020 to 7036 range. I'll report in Sunday on how that goes.

PEANUT1
06-11-2009, 10:12 AM
I totally feel that way about or upcoming trip too!! We are travelling with 5 adults and 3 kids (one in a pack and play) so the room layout will be ideal. We also don't mind a 10 minute walk to SSR main if we need something. The quiet pool doesn't look bad...my kids are little so any pool is great to them. We have only been member for 2 years but have already stayed everywhere except OKW and BLT and we like them all for different things. Thanks for your report.

icydog
06-11-2009, 10:56 AM
It was suggested that I create a separate thread for my own Treehouse Villas impressions so...here it is. :) In the interest of staying on topic, I'll try to limit my comments to the treehouses. I won't force you to read about my aching feet.

We arrived shortly before noon on Sunday. Lobby was very busy with a line about 10 deep. I noticed that one of the positions at the front desk had a sign for the on-line check-in. There were only two groups so I jumped in there. What a waste the on-line ended up being. I figured at least they would have room keys pre-printed and packets waiting. Nope. It probably took me longer to get thru that line than if I had waited in the normal one.

Only request was for a water view but we didn't get it. We're more toward the golf course. But our room was ready right away.

The room itself is fantastic. There are just so many little (and not so little) high quality touches in here. Things that I haven't seen spending 5-6 years staying at SSR, BWV, OKW, etc. There are a lot of photos of the treehouses floating around, so I decided to concentrate on some of the little details that haven't gotten much press. I'll try to post the photos in the next couple of days.

The ground around the treehouses really is swampy, but so far no problems to speak of with bugs. I swatted at one mosquito while at the pool, and there were the usual bugs circling our front door light at 9pm. But it's not like you need mosquito netting to be outside--not even close.

Haven't had any problems with the motion sensing thermostats. Last night I went to bed lying on top of the covers and ended up pulling them over me at night when I had gotten too cold. This afternoon we returned from the parks with an outside temp in the upper-80s and it was 74 in the room.

The one problem we experienced was no volume on the TV in our master bedroom. Called maintenance and the guy was LITERALLY here in 5 minutes. (I was hoping to report it before leaving for the parks and he got here before we were out the door.)

The problem took most of the day to resolve but I give them credit for sticking with it. I didn't really understand the issue but he said they narrowed it down to something funky with the wiring in the master bedroom TV/desk area. The desk has built-in ports for Wi-fi, electrical and a series of video inputs for the TV. Something in there was causing the audio on the TV to fail.

It took the 8+ hours to solve the problem but I guess you have to expect something like that when staying in a new wing just a week after it opened. And we were out of the room almost the entire time.

I'll post more later, including responses to some questions that were emailed and PMed to me. If anyone has other questions, please post and I'll do my best to answer.

Tim

I really enjoyed the pictures. Do you have any of the rooms themselves like a picture of the master bedroom, the living room, the dining area, the kitchen, the second bedroom, the bunk beds?

I know you have them all, I just don't think you posted all the ones you have;) I know because we took a slew of pictures of Kidani when we were there at the beginning of this month. But Hey, Thanks for the story and thanks for all the pictures. We are salivating and wondering when we can get onto that gorgeous deck. Thanks again. Marylyn

liznboys
06-11-2009, 01:05 PM
I have been referring to this map (http://allears.net/acc/thvmap.jpg) on AllEars.net.

On my reservation (checking in Sunday), I have requested a unit somewhere in the 7020 to 7036 range. I'll report in Sunday on how that goes.

Perfect, thanks Mackwell! I hadn't noticed that it had been posted there yet.

Also, check your pm's...

empty_nester
06-11-2009, 04:06 PM
I totally feel that way about or upcoming trip too!! We are travelling with 5 adults and 3 kids (one in a pack and play) so the room layout will be ideal.
We are in the same situation 6 adults and 2 kids 3 and 2. The two year old is still in a crib (we're renting from abbf.com) We're treating our adult children and our grandchildren to our first family vacation together since the two babies were born! We thought about getting 4 rooms at the Swan or POFQ but this worked out to be cheaper and we now have a kitchen and washer/dryer for the babies. Our single daughter and son will just have to deal with the sofa/chair sleepers! I told them if they got married and gave me some more grandbabbies I would spring for two treehouses next time! I was also very worried about getting connecting rooms for the little guys-they won't go to sleep if anyone is in the room with them! We are so excited-now if I could only find an 8 passenger Minivan for less than $700!!!!
Sharon

jns
06-11-2009, 05:38 PM
Thanks for taking time out of your holidays to report back to us
if possible could you post some photos of the parking

Enjoy the rest of your trip

gianna2006
06-11-2009, 07:50 PM
The posts just keep getting better and better! Thanks so much for the bus info...it really takes a weight off my shoulders. Also, thank you to the poster with the map!! That's just awesome!!:thumbsup2

I do have a question, though, if you don't mind. Is the only access to the deck from the kitchen/living room area? Or is there a doorway or sliding door that also lets out on the deck from, say, the master bedroom or either of the other two bedrooms?

Thanks again and enjoy your stay (and try to take care of that foot!!)

robinm1215
06-11-2009, 10:00 PM
There are full-length mirrors in the master and second bedroom (both rooms with queen beds.) There is also a large mirror near the villa entry which is hung at waist level. But it must be angled downward a bit because if I stand 2' away I can see down below my knees.




Thanks for your response. And also thanks for the information about the buses. I have stayed at Saratoga Springs twice now, both times in Congress Park, and I did not mind being the 4th bus stop. It seemed very short from the first stop to Congress Park. Sounds like the THV shuttle also stops at Grandstand though so that will help some. I don't mind the Disney transportation -- I'm just happy to not have to drive :thumbsup2 Thanks again for the great review and hope you enjoyed your vacation!

tjkraz
06-12-2009, 07:06 AM
I would like to possible see how the pack-n-play takes up space in the master and/or 2nd bedroom.

It may not fit in the second bedroom--space is a little tight in there. But there are a couple places you could put it in the master,

I really enjoyed the pictures. Do you have any of the rooms themselves like a picture of the master bedroom, the living room, the dining area, the kitchen, the second bedroom, the bunk beds?

I did take some but won't have time to post until I return home. Allears has some good pics.


I do have a question, though, if you don't mind. Is the only access to the deck from the kitchen/living room area? Or is there a doorway or sliding door that also lets out on the deck from, say, the master bedroom or either of the other two bedrooms?


Yes, that is the only way to access the deck. You take stairs up to the deck from ground level and then enter the villa via the deck.

jpolak
06-12-2009, 07:19 AM
Treehouse Villa Bus Notes

I broke my left big toe a couple weeks ago and decided to cut my MK day short today and put some ice on it. So I left the family behind with the car keys and decided to give the buses a try. Here is the exact timing on my journey:

1:32pm Arrived at MK SSR bus stop
1:38pm Bus arrives
1:51pm Bus enters from gate of Saratoga Springs
2:02pm Bus pulls into The Springs (5th and final stop at SSR)

So the entire trip around SSR only took 11 minutes. And that was with us waiting a full three minutes just to get into The Springs (there were two buses already parked there--one was unloading an ECV and the other was delayed due to a driver shift change.)

I've seen posts about it taking 20+ minutes to make the rounds at SSR and I just don't see that being the case. Best case it could be as little as 8 minutes (if we hadn't had the wait at The Springs.) And that was with about 20 people on board who disembarked over 4 of the 5 stops. Also picked up people along the way.

Worst case it could be a longer route if you have to wait for ECV loading, but I think the average is probably in the 10-12 minute neighborhood.

As for the treehouse shuttle, I almost hate to say this but the bus pulled up just as I got there. :) So I had no wait at all for the THV shuttle.

The shuttle driver was very friendly and chatty. Doesn't sound like many people are using the shuttle yet. From The Springs we stopped at The Grandstand and then over to the Treehouses. I believe it was 9 minutes from the time I boarded until I was dropped at the THV stop. Again that included a stop at The Grandstand.

From the THV stop it was about a 3 minute walk to our room.

Is there a bus stop that goes directly to the parks from THV or do you need to take the internal bus to one of the other stops and catch a bus from there? BTW great pictures, hace a great trip. :thumbsup2

mom3sonstt
06-13-2009, 01:33 PM
Thanks again for taking time away from your vacation to give us a first hand view of the Treehouses! One more question - (until I think of something else) since each of the treehouses has a grill, are grill utensils included in the kitchen supplies? We were thinking of cooking out while were trying to think of what all we would need to get and/or bring in order to do it.

tjkraz
06-13-2009, 01:51 PM
Is there a bus stop that goes directly to the parks from THV or do you need to take the internal bus to one of the other stops and catch a bus from there? BTW great pictures, hace a great trip. :thumbsup2

You have to take the internal bus to The Springs or The Grandstand first and then catch a theme park bus. The internal shuttle appears to run about every 10 minutes.

Thanks again for taking time away from your vacation to give us a first hand view of the Treehouses! One more question - (until I think of something else) since each of the treehouses has a grill, are grill utensils included in the kitchen supplies? We were thinking of cooking out while were trying to think of what all we would need to get and/or bring in order to do it.

I know there were large metal tongs in the kitchen but I don't know about anything else. Sorry.

ELKHUNTER
06-14-2009, 02:18 AM
The info was great, thanks. We have a THV booked in Feb.:woohoo:

tjkraz
06-15-2009, 02:33 PM
We're back from our great trip an i thought I would share a few closing notes. Below is the map we were given to our Villa, #7043. I marked-up the map to help illustrate the walking distances.

You'll see that The Grandstand area of SSR is included in the map. Walking time for each of the lines that I drew was as follows:

Red = 2 minutes
Blue = 3 minutes
Purple = 3-4 minutes

So the entire walking distance from The Grandstand pool to our villa was about 8-9 minutes at a leisurely pace. Guests staying in one of the villas right by the path (in the 7032 to 7036 range) would be only about 5 minutes away.

The Treehouse pool was only about 3 minutes from our room. You can see it about 3/4 of the way down that purple line near villas 7055-56.

The boat dock is on the western shore near villas 7020-7022 and was also about 3 minutes from our room. Bus stops are located at the top and bottom of the villa area.

(If the quality of this image isn't good enough. look for the red & yellow AED markers to find these landmarks.)

http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c328/tjkraz/TVH_7043.jpg

One more noteworthy positive thing about the villa rooms--while the bathroom fans are motion sensitive, there is also an override button on the wall. So you can turn off the fan if you don't want it running (too loud?) or turn it on if it shuts-off prematurely.

In the master bathroom we had fans both in the small room with the toilet and in the main vanity/shower/tub room. That was nice to see. I've stayed in 4 hotels in the last 4-6 weeks and this was the first that even had a fan in the bathroom.

Lest anyone thing I'm being a total homer, here are a few of the minor negatives from our stay:

1. My wife seemed to think that the master bedroom was uncomfortably warm compared to the rest of the unit. I could feel a bit of difference when walking between that bedroom and the living room, but it was a bigger deal to her than me. I don't know if might have been related to the positioning of the villa (sunlight hitting that side of the room more?), engineering problem or what.

2. As I mentioned previously the kitchen and bathrooms have some sort of natural stone floors. The stone has peaks and valleys in it and it was a little uncomfortable on the feet after a week at the parks. It's not anything that's a danger--you aren't going to be cut on the foot or anything. Just that it was a little difficult to walk over with sore feet.

3. Two minor issues with the master bathroom shower:

a) The little stop block that was catching the heavy glass shower door was already bending. Don't know if this one was just installed poorly or if the design needs to be fixed. The door was really heavy and it appeared to be just from normal banging as the door closed.

b) There wasn't enough clearance under the shower door to lay down a shower mat outside. The door was hung only a short distance from the floor (maybe 1/4") and the bath mat would invariably catch on the edge of the door.

4. No great upgrades in kitchen utensils or pots & pans. The style did fit the villas, but it was still just cheap Farberware stuff. That's probably understandable given the abuse it suffers from guests. Cheaper to replace.

5. My wife planned to take the buses on our last day and had a sub-standard experience. She just missed the THV shuttle and had to wait 10 minutes for the next one. That part was understandable. Guess it balances-out for my trip on the shuttle where I had zero wait.

But when she arrived at The Springs, things were going crazy with WDW transportation again. There was a woman at the stop with a clipboard and radio helping to route the buses. But still she waited about 20-30 minutes and no bus for DHS. The only reason she was taking the buses is because she was running a few minutes ahead of the rest of us (waiting for bell services to collect luggage.) In the end, we just picked her up at the bus stop so I couldn't tell you exactly how long it was taking for the bus.

Again, I guess this is just the law of averages coming into play. The THV shuttle runs on a 10 min loop so sometimes you'll have zero wait and other times 9-10 minutes. And theme park buses are supposed to run about every 15-20 min so sometimes you'll have a shorter wait and other times it may be longer.

Hope that helps everyone out. If you have any other questions, feel free to post and I'll see how good my memory is. :rotfl2:

Tim

EpcotBill
06-15-2009, 04:29 PM
Tim, where are the washer and dryer in relation to the bedrooms?

EpcotBill
06-21-2009, 11:26 AM
I found the answer on Deb's site.

tjkraz
06-21-2009, 02:02 PM
Tim, where are the washer and dryer in relation to the bedrooms?

Sorry, I must have missed your question. :(

It's across the hall from the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms. The W/D are the stackable kind found in newer DVCs. I will say this--the ones we had were VERY quiet. In some of our more recent DVC stays, the W/D was pretty noisy. These you couldn't even hear running with the laundry area door closed.

Of course, that may just be because they are brand new. :confused3

EpcotBill
06-21-2009, 08:55 PM
Thanks.

Lildalejrfan
06-21-2009, 09:10 PM
I have those same bathroom faucets in my main bathroom at home :rotfl2:

jworkkul
06-22-2009, 12:09 PM
I must thank you for a very interesting and enjoyable thread. I have a THV booked 7/12 through 7/18. I was a bit apprehensive about this especially since I will be having an EVC but when I made my reservations, I told them that I will be having an ECV and they put in for the wheelchair accessable ones. Now I can't wait these 19 days until time to go. Again, thanks for the remarkable thread.

russct
06-23-2009, 08:39 AM
Will be staying in THV next year and wondering if the master bath or second bath have a double sink set up like at main SSR-just curious thx

5forDiz
06-23-2009, 11:28 AM
Do the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms have tv ?

From what I can see on map your THV seemed to be convenient location to pool, dock, either bus stop....just curious what your thoughts are; did you feel there was another THV area/location you'd have preferred over what you had ?

Thanks & enjoyed your TR :goodvibes

tjkraz
06-23-2009, 03:23 PM
Will be staying in THV next year and wondering if the master bath or second bath have a double sink set up like at main SSR-just curious thx

Both bathrooms have only one sink.

Do the 2nd & 3rd bedrooms have tv ?

Yes. There are four TVs total in the unit--one in each bedroom and one in the living room. All flat panel and all a pretty good size (around 32" IIRC.)

From what I can see on map your THV seemed to be convenient location to pool, dock, either bus stop....just curious what your thoughts are; did you feel there was another THV area/location you'd have preferred over what you had ?


We requested a water view. Our room was ready at check-in and after seeing where it was I asked if there was anything else available. She didn't appear to do much checking but said "no."

In retrospect it worked out well for us as the kids enjoyed chasing golf balls on from the course. The hole near our room looks like it might be a long Par 5 and our room was right about where a golfer's first shot would land. So anything hooked out of bounds would land in the area near our villa. The kids found 4 or 5 golf balls our first day and I thought they might be older ones that had been lying around for a while. But more seemed to appear every day. :laughing:

Really the pool and boat dock are pretty centrally located. It was only about a 3 min walk from our room, which is nothing IMO. And there are two bus stops.

The rooms way up by Disney Vacation Club Way are probably least-desirable for anyone who wants to use the walking path to The Grandstand or visit the pool. From rooms like 7001-7005 or 7049-7052 it's probably a good 5 minutes to get to the pool or path. Probably looks worse on the map than it really is. When you say it out loud (or type it in this case), an extra 2 minutes doesn't even sound like something worth complaining about. :goodvibes

5forDiz
06-24-2009, 08:05 AM
Good to know ! Appreciate your reply :goodvibes

tinkerbellmom1
07-12-2009, 09:06 PM
We are staying in a THV for our pre-cruise stay in October. After reading some of the other negative trip reports, I thought I might re-consider and book a 2BR in the main area of SSR. Thank you for a different and positive perspective! Even though everything may not have been perfect, what vacation ever is?

Looking at your pictures and the map and being about to plan a little about our stay made me alot more comfortable and got my 3 boys very excited!

Thanks again and I hope your toe is all better!:hug:

DbleTheFun
03-21-2010, 10:21 AM
Just wondering about the single pull out, we were hoping to move this into the bunk bed room... to house 3 kids under 5. It wont matter if it's tight in this room (We suspect it will be), so long as the pull out can actually fit is all we care about! We will have 2 strong guys to move things around to make room in this bedroom if necessary (and of course will move it all back to where it should be at the end of our stay), but wondered if logistically this would work?

TIA for any feedback!
(We are travelling with another couple in December, and wanted to keep the main area free for cards etc. for the adults once the kids went to bed.. and the other couple will already have an 11 month old in the packnplay sleeping in their room)- we're hoping thier daughter (4) can squeeze in with our kids who will be in the bunks)

tinkerbellmom1
03-21-2010, 11:32 AM
Just wondering about the single pull out, we were hoping to move this into the bunk bed room... to house 3 kids under 5. It wont matter if it's tight in this room (We suspect it will be), so long as the pull out can actually fit is all we care about! We will have 2 strong guys to move things around to make room in this bedroom if necessary (and of course will move it all back to where it should be at the end of our stay), but wondered if logistically this would work?

TIA for any feedback!
(We are travelling with another couple in December, and wanted to keep the main area free for cards etc. for the adults once the kids went to bed.. and the other couple will already have an 11 month old in the packnplay sleeping in their room)- we're hoping thier daughter (4) can squeeze in with our kids who will be in the bunks)

We didn't use the chair (single) pull out. You could try moving it into the bunk room, but if I remember correctly, it might be a tight squeeze! Give it a shot, or make a carpet bed in the room! I think keeping the main area open for the adults to enjoy sounds good! Have a great trip! We loved the THV!!!

tjkraz
03-21-2010, 11:35 AM
Just wondering about the single pull out, we were hoping to move this into the bunk bed room... to house 3 kids under 5. It wont matter if it's tight in this room (We suspect it will be), so long as the pull out can actually fit is all we care about! We will have 2 strong guys to move things around to make room in this bedroom if necessary (and of course will move it all back to where it should be at the end of our stay), but wondered if logistically this would work?


There is no way the sleeper chair will fit in that bedroom. The sleeper chair is a good 4-5' wide and I doubt there is more than 2 1/2' of clearance in that bedroom.

All of the bedrooms are fairly compact due to the design of the treehouses. Your best bet would probably be an air bed or sleeping bag.

Cee
03-21-2010, 11:50 AM
That chair was so comfortable to sit in, I practically lived in it!:thumbsup2

Paticake
03-21-2010, 02:21 PM
I loved that chair too. So comfy

PEANUT1
03-21-2010, 05:41 PM
I don't think the chair would even fit through the door.. It is really big. My bil is 500 pounds :scared1: and he thought the chair was so great because it was as he put it "just his size";)

Goldeelox9
03-22-2010, 03:01 PM
Here is a Picture of the Bunk Bed room....

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2439/4099708498_b261cbf3dc.jpg

No room on the other side of the bed and very little at the bottom of the bed.

If you look through the Kitchen you can see the HUGE (comfy) Chair.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2660/4099709886_cdc57d8b6d.jpg

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disneyeveryyear
03-24-2010, 01:42 PM
Just wondering about the single pull out, we were hoping to move this into the bunk bed room... to house 3 kids under 5. It wont matter if it's tight in this room (We suspect it will be), so long as the pull out can actually fit is all we care about! We will have 2 strong guys to move things around to make room in this bedroom if necessary (and of course will move it all back to where it should be at the end of our stay), but wondered if logistically this would work?

TIA for any feedback!
(We are travelling with another couple in December, and wanted to keep the main area free for cards etc. for the adults once the kids went to bed.. and the other couple will already have an 11 month old in the packnplay sleeping in their room)- we're hoping thier daughter (4) can squeeze in with our kids who will be in the bunks)

Since we already had 2 kids on the pull-out sofa, we took the cushions from it, put them together on the floor of the bunk-bed room and used the mattress pad for the chair to hold them together. They made a very comfortable bed according to the 11 year old that slept on them.