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Old 09-16-2013, 05:15 PM   #1
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June 2015 - Rent DVC points or do PORFQ??

I need some advice...In June of 2015 my husband and I are treating our children and grandchildren to a weeklong DW vacation. (It will take us that long to save using gift cards for Christmas, etc.) We have to go in June to accommodate the three of us who are teachers. We are also taking my son-in-law's mother with us. We will have two rooms - one with four adults and one with three adults, my 3year old grandson and a 1 year old (sex yet to be determined....due in 7 months Anyway, I priced this out. Rack rate makes the DVC point rental almost a thousand dollars cheaper using rates on the Disney website and renting points from a friend(2 studios) I'm not figuring too much of a discount on rates at that time according to historical information. We love Port Orleans and stay there when we don't rent DVC. Love the convenience of the boardwalk...can you get standard view at the seven month window since our friend's home resort is SSR. Don't really want to stay there. If not BW, what might be available in June at the 7 month window??? I need suggestions here so that I can consider all options. Thanks so much, in advance.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:00 PM   #2
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I need some advice...In June of 2015 my husband and I are treating our children and grandchildren to a weeklong DW vacation. (It will take us that long to save using gift cards for Christmas, etc.) We have to go in June to accommodate the three of us who are teachers. We are also taking my son-in-law's mother with us. We will have two rooms - one with four adults and one with three adults, my 3year old grandson and a 1 year old (sex yet to be determined....due in 7 months Anyway, I priced this out. Rack rate makes the DVC point rental almost a thousand dollars cheaper using rates on the Disney website and renting points from a friend(2 studios) I'm not figuring too much of a discount on rates at that time according to historical information. We love Port Orleans and stay there when we don't rent DVC. Love the convenience of the boardwalk...can you get standard view at the seven month window since our friend's home resort is SSR. Don't really want to stay there. If not BW, what might be available in June at the 7 month window??? I need suggestions here so that I can consider all options. Thanks so much, in advance.
You can't get a standard view at BWV at seven months out. You could probably get OKW, SSR or AKV (standard or savanna). Plus two studios will never connect and might be a distance from each other.

You know that a DVC member won't take a Disney gift card as payment for a DVC rental, right? You can use a Disney gift card to pay for your dining plan should you decide to add it to your reservation though.
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Old 09-16-2013, 08:16 PM   #3
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Historically I have gotten AKL, OKW both easily at 7 month window. I use to love to rent DVC points but I am much more into renting from Disney lately. I prefer housekeeping every day (yes you can pay to have towels refurbished daily) but it doesn't feel much like a vacation coming home to a messy room. We always rent a night or two and then check into YC for a week. I have stayed at POFQ and enjoyed it. If I had to spend a week somewhere it would be POFQ over renting points....unless place was freshly rehabbed etc. but some of the dvc properties show their wear and tear quicker and for longer than say a regular Disney property....
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Old 09-17-2013, 08:49 PM   #4
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Yeah, I realize that I can't use gift cards for renting DVC. I was planning to use them for meals, tickets, etc. Should I decide on PORFQ, then I could use them for the package as well. Can anyone tell me if there are refrigerators in POR? I knew that there didn't used to be, then there were. Not sure where about now. As for the studio/separation issue, I never thought of that. Whenever we rented two studios we did it at BWV and Beach Club. Both times we were close together. I guess the possibility of being separated exists...that would be awful. My main reason to go on this trip is to be with my grandchildren. I would love to get a two bedroom, but I'm pretty sure I can't swing that.
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Old 09-18-2013, 02:40 AM   #6
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Maybe look into renting points for OKW, SS or AKL where they are a bit cheaper and maybe you can get a 2 bedroom? I think you have some great ideas, POFQ would be nice too, boat ride to DTD and a smaller sized resort, they offer queen beds too
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