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Valencia Joe
08-29-2011, 04:45 PM
I am trying to book 3 nights at Hilton Head after our July 2012 cruise using cash and not points (I used up our points for the cruise). I started calling at the 11 month window and the DVC rep said that nothing is available. She suggested that I call the Disney reservation line since DVC has a limited amount of cash rooms available for members. When I checked with Disney, they said that nothing available was coming up. I know that Hilton Head is small (in terms of number of rooms), but can it be that popular in late July?

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 04:53 PM
Yes it is. These days you pretty much have to be an owner to get a summer reservation.

Valencia Joe
08-29-2011, 05:00 PM
Yes it is. These days you pretty much have to be an owner to get a summer reservation.

Wow!

What about Vero Beach? My wife wants to wind down after the cruise somewhere other than WDW (though we will go there for a few days before heading back home to make our two daughters happy (and me happy for justifying the purchase of another TIW card)).

Halle
08-29-2011, 05:02 PM
Did you try to book a 1 bdrm or 2 bdrm, there are many more 2 bdrm's at HH.

WolfpackFan
08-29-2011, 05:06 PM
Did you try to book a 1 bdrm or 2 bdrm, there are many more 2 bdrm's at HH.

I should have mentioned this. Studios and 1BR's are a lot harder to get and 2 BR's.

Valencia Joe
08-29-2011, 05:12 PM
I should have mentioned this. Studios and 1BR's are a lot harder to get and 2 BR's.

I asked for anything (other than a studio), and nothing was coming up. She did say that I should try again tomorrow and Wednesday because the 11 month window may have gotten screwed up by the fact that 2012 is a leap year.

The guy at Disney Reservations was also perplexed that an entire resort was booked up 11 months ahead of time (through both points and cash). He also thinks that the leap year issue might have affected availability.

bobbiwoz
08-29-2011, 05:40 PM
Your TIW would be good at the restaurants at VB!

Valencia Joe
08-29-2011, 05:43 PM
Your TIW would be good at the restaurants at VB!

That is good to know... thanks!:thumbsup2

TIW has been the best investment of $75 that I made for our WDW vacations.

jekjones1558
08-29-2011, 05:44 PM
Maybe you could find someone who owns HHI or VB and rent a reservation (maybe a room on points might be available).

drakester
08-29-2011, 05:48 PM
Yes, I was so sick of being on waitlist that never come through that I bought 100 points this year.

bobbiwoz
08-29-2011, 05:52 PM
Yes, I was so sick of being on waitlist that never come through that I bought 100 points this year.

We did too, bought 142 HH points!:goodvibes
Even reluctant Disney going son will join us there next July!

BUDDYBEAR
08-29-2011, 07:14 PM
YES I THINK SO :cool1:

DebbieB
08-29-2011, 07:27 PM
There probably is little cash availability at 11 months because the resort is soldout and members have not started to trade out yet. As members tradeout, rooms can move over to cash. There should be some points availability.

WebmasterDoc
08-29-2011, 07:42 PM
Other than weekends, there is usually limited availability for cash at 11 months during the summer at HH. We have usually been able to get cash reservations for Fri/Sat nights at 11 months - even for GVs, but weekdays are another issue due to the small size of the resort and the popularity during the summer.

Keep calling back.

Good luck! :)

Valencia Joe
08-30-2011, 12:04 PM
Other than weekends, there is usually limited availability for cash at 11 months during the summer at HH. We have usually been able to get cash reservations for Fri/Sat nights at 11 months - even for GVs, but weekdays are another issue due to the small size of the resort and the popularity during the summer.

Keep calling back.

Good luck! :)

Well, this was for a weekend (get in on Saturday and leave on Tuesday). Will keep on trying until DVC gets annoyed with me.:lmao:

BigEeyore
08-30-2011, 12:12 PM
We bought 100 HHI points just so we could go in the summer.

GBBTomorrow
08-30-2011, 12:39 PM
Wow!

What about Vero Beach? My wife wants to wind down after the cruise somewhere other than WDW (though we will go there for a few days before heading back home to make our two daughters happy (and me happy for justifying the purchase of another TIW card)).

I think Vero is a little easier to get in the summer, and it's just wonderful. The beach is great, the resort is relaxing, and it's an all-around great place to unwind. It's also a lot closer to WDW.

Valencia Joe
08-30-2011, 02:32 PM
Oh happy day!
:banana:
I just called DVC and guess what... rooms are now available for the time period that I was looking. So, I reserved a 2 bedroom for the weekend we come back from our cruise. It must have been the quirk in the calendar next year (2012 being a leap year), that said that rooms were not available until now.

Really looking forward to our stay (though brief) at Hilton Head!

:dance3:

bobbiwoz
08-30-2011, 04:36 PM
Oh happy day!
:banana:
I just called DVC and guess what... rooms are now available for the time period that I was looking. So, I reserved a 2 bedroom for the weekend we come back from our cruise. It must have been the quirk in the calendar next year (2012 being a leap year), that said that rooms were not available until now.

Really looking forward to our stay (though brief) at Hilton Head!

:dance3:

I'm glad you got what you wanted!

jekjones1558
08-30-2011, 04:50 PM
Wonderful news! Thanks for posting!

WolfpackFan
08-30-2011, 04:53 PM
Glad everything worked out for you. I am thinking seriously about selling our AKV contract and buying a second HHI contract just so we can make 1BR ressies during the Summer at 11 months. Right now we only have enough points for a Studio at 11 months.

Simba's Mom
08-30-2011, 05:25 PM
Glad everything worked out for you. I am thinking seriously about selling our AKV contract and buying a second HHI contract just so we can make 1BR ressies during the Summer at 11 months. Right now we only have enough points for a Studio at 11 months.

I would suggest that if you can, you might want to wait til you find a HHI contract before you sell. It took us 8 months to find a HHI contract with the right amount of points in our UY. Also, we've stayed in both 1 BRs and studios there, and I think there's such a huge difference (not just size). Our last stay was a studio, and I confess I came here and whined about how much I missed my 1 BR. I guess I'm a spoiled DVCer, especially at HHI. DH and I have stayed in studios elsewhere, but at HHI, we love our 1 BRs.

fijidoc
08-31-2011, 10:27 AM
we did same thing last year over spring break.

4 night disney cruise followed by 4 nights at Hilton Head.

For us worked out great. Broke up the drive home for us and it is an easy drive from Disney Port to Hilton Head.

I am sure you will have a great time.

Valencia Joe
08-31-2011, 01:54 PM
we did same thing last year over spring break.

4 night disney cruise followed by 4 nights at Hilton Head.

For us worked out great. Broke up the drive home for us and it is an easy drive from Disney Port to Hilton Head.

I am sure you will have a great time.

It should be fun and relaxing (the main purpose). It will give me some time to do the laundry as we head back to WDW for a few days (to make my daughters happy) before we fly back home.

SLM
08-31-2011, 03:49 PM
I'm so glad it worked out for you! We were waitlisted for a 2BR for the last week in June in 2010-for one day! And we had no trouble booking a 1BR in September at 7 months. I guess villa size and time of year make a difference.
You will love HHI! :)

Plutofan
09-01-2011, 12:25 PM
That is great news. We are also going to HH after our cruise. You will have a great time.