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Old 09-13-2012, 10:33 AM   #1
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Best offsite for family of 5?

Although I'd prefer to stay onsite..it just isn't in our budget this year. I looked into AOA but that will still cost way more than we can afford. I'd like to spend less than $1000 for a week for accomodations. We are a family of 5 with two teenage boys (will be 15 & 13) and an 8yr old. We'd like suite type accomodations (separate br for parents) and a mini kitchenette. Just as long as it is very clean I'll be happy. Can anyone recommend a nice offsite? TIA
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Old 09-13-2012, 10:37 AM   #2
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We usually stay at the Double Tree DTD. Not only because I travel a ton and cash in my Hilton honor points but also because we like the all suite rooms. Sometimes you can get a room for as low as $79.00 and they do take AAA discounts. Check mouse savers for deals!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:02 AM   #3
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Depending on your dates, you could come in well under budget with a nice 3 bdrm suite at Windsor Hills. We paid $800 for 9 nights last time, but we were there the first week of Dec so it is "Low" season. We used www.floridasunvacationhomes.com

If you are going Sat-Sat you can get phenomenal rates from vacationcentralflorida.com, and I have seen really great rates from palmtreevacationhomes.com as well. We are big fans of Windsor Hills, and chose it for our last vacation because of the great reviews on this board.

We have also used skyauction.com several times for 2 bdrm condos, and paid less than $400 for the week each time. We stayed at Cypress Point Grand Villas (fantastic!), Bryan's Spanish Cove and Orbit One (both were good). You just go to www.skyauction.com and use the Search function. Type in keyword "Ready" and you will come to the Ready, Set, Go! auctions. You win an auction and that is the price you pay (plus service and admin fees...those are detailed in the auction itself so scroll down to see those!). Before you bid on the auction there is a spot to "Click here to see where your next vacation will be". Just plug in your dates and it will show you the resorts/accomodations that are available. The price you pay is for Hotel, 1,2, or 3 bdrm condo. You pay the same regardless of what type of accomodation you choose. I always make sure that the resort I want is available for my dates before I bid. Good luck!
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:13 AM   #4
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You can also try VRBO for rental homes.

Also - consider looking at Bonnet Creek for a one bedroom.
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You can also try VRBO for rental homes.

Also - consider looking at Bonnet Creek for a one bedroom.
A one-bedroom at Bonnet Creek wouldn't be large enough. Max Occupancy for the room is 4, 2 in the master suite and 2 on the pull out couch. A 2bdrm unit however might work. the 2nd bedroom has 2 beds like a typical hotel room, and there is stil the pull out couch option.
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Old 09-13-2012, 03:36 PM   #6
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A one-bedroom at Bonnet Creek wouldn't be large enough. Max Occupancy for the room is 4, 2 in the master suite and 2 on the pull out couch. A 2bdrm unit however might work. the 2nd bedroom has 2 beds like a typical hotel room, and there is stil the pull out couch option.
That would be perfect How is Bonnet Creek? Is it nice? Which one is better Wyndham or Hilton? I'm so confused
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #7
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Thank you so much! That is some great information! I am going to check it out right now!
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Although I'd prefer to stay onsite..it just isn't in our budget this year. I looked into AOA but that will still cost way more than we can afford. I'd like to spend less than $1000 for a week for accomodations. We are a family of 5 with two teenage boys (will be 15 & 13) and an 8yr old. We'd like suite type accomodations (separate br for parents) and a mini kitchenette. Just as long as it is very clean I'll be happy. Can anyone recommend a nice offsite? TIA
My immediate thought was a Rental Home (as the last poster suggested). Another thought is DVC Rental Points.

What are your dates? Length of stay? May help others come up with some suggestions.
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Old 09-13-2012, 01:15 PM   #9
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My immediate thought was a Rental Home (as the last poster suggested). Another thought is DVC Rental Points.

What are your dates? Length of stay? May help others come up with some suggestions.
We would like to stay 7 nights...planning on going 6/28-7/5/13. I have never gone this time of year. We always go in late August. I'm nervous about how crowded and hot it will be but friends of ours are going that week and asked us to join them. I'm thinking maybe I should stick with August lol.
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I recommend the Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista. I stayed there on my last trip and it was wonderful. They have a Caribbean style pool, a hot tub, fitness center, free wi-fi, free coffee all day and free hot breakfast with MICKEY WAFFLES! YUM! They also provide a free shuttle to Disney with limited times though. The suites are clean and have a full kitchen. Free parking. Literally 8 minute drive to WDW entrance. We paid 84 a night for a 1 bedroom suite. Try it!!
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I recommend the Homewood Suites Lake Buena Vista. I stayed there on my last trip and it was wonderful. They have a Caribbean style pool, a hot tub, fitness center, free wi-fi, free coffee all day and free hot breakfast with MICKEY WAFFLES! YUM! They also provide a free shuttle to Disney with limited times though. The suites are clean and have a full kitchen. Free parking. Literally 8 minute drive to WDW entrance. We paid 84 a night for a 1 bedroom suite. Try it!!
We stayed there last November--one night--before checking in to POR and had an opposite experience. Our one bedroom suite was not very clean for what we were used to with Hilton standards and the bedding was even worn looking. The dining area (fridge, etc) was very clean. Also the sofa bed mattress was so worn it was almost like springs were coming out. We paid $69 with a special rate + tax.

The rest of the hotel/suites was very nice including the breakfast area.
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