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Old 10-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Treehouse Villas - anyone else disappointed?

I just returned from a week long trip to the World, and for the first time ever, I stayed in the Treehouse Villas.

I'm a DVC member (since 2000) and I've got at least 30 trips under my belt, at various resorts, so I'm not a newbie.

I have to say, I was let down by Treehouse Villas this trip, it was far too dark, and I felt like I was in the woods of New Hampshire, versus sunny Florida. It set the tone for the entire trip.

Anyone else feel this way after staying there?

No more THV trips for me!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear that, we have never stayed there and do not plan to. Too far away from everything. I like a quick walk to EPCOT or pop on the monorail.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #3
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I just returned from a week long trip to the World, and for the first time ever, I stayed in the Treehouse Villas.

I'm a DVC member (since 2000) and I've got at least 30 trips under my belt, at various resorts, so I'm not a newbie.

I have to say, I was let down by Treehouse Villas this trip, it was far too dark, and I felt like I was in the woods of New Hampshire, versus sunny Florida. It set the tone for the entire trip.

Anyone else feel this way after staying there?

No more THV trips for me!
I live in NH....guess I should consider moving?!?!?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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I have to say, I was let down by Treehouse Villas this trip, it was far too dark, and I felt like I was in the woods of New Hampshire, versus sunny Florida. It set the tone for the entire trip.

Anyone else feel this way after staying there?

No more THV trips for me!
Hey... The woods of New Hampshire are an incredibly beautiful place to spend some time!
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:55 PM   #5
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Am I the only one wondering how Disney could have a bunch of tree houses, and not have it seem as if they were in the woods?? Doesn't a bunch of trees=the woods??

Sorry OP, but I'm teasing you a little. Not every resort fits every person. I would love to stay at the Tree House Villas some day. You can have my spot at the Beach Club Villas, ok?
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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Am I the only one wondering how Disney could have a bunch of tree houses, and not have it seem as if they were in the woods?? Doesn't a bunch of trees=the woods??
Yup. The name of the place says it all. Not sure what was expected.
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:57 PM   #7
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No comment regarding New Hampshire but THV are our least favorite place to stay. We too are long time DVC members and can't see that any reason why we would choose to stay there again.
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I just returned from a week long trip to the World, and for the first time ever, I stayed in the Treehouse Villas.

I'm a DVC member (since 2000) and I've got at least 30 trips under my belt, at various resorts, so I'm not a newbie.

I have to say, I was let down by Treehouse Villas this trip, it was far too dark, and I felt like I was in the woods of New Hampshire, versus sunny Florida. It set the tone for the entire trip.

Anyone else feel this way after staying there?

No more THV trips for me!
If this is how you felt, the Imagineers have done a good job.

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Old 10-07-2012, 03:21 PM   #9
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I would agree that it sounds like expectations were not aligned to reality. I have a party of 10 going down in December and we didn't even consider THV because part of our party lives up in Maine. It would seem too much like home.
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Old 10-07-2012, 03:27 PM   #10
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For the record, I'm a big fan of NH, and I get that it's part of the ambiance, I'm just saying that it gets the thumbs down from me, and was wondering if anyone else was disappointed.

I didn't expect to be on a golf course or feel like I was on an island. I just felt zero Disney magic while in the THV.

Oh well, I guess that frees up a Villa for the rest of you!
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:04 PM   #11
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I stayed there back in the 70's with my parents and some friends. I was in high school. I would love to stay there again with my kids. I think it would be like having our own house at Disney World

I am pretty sure most people know where the treehouses are located and what they and their surroundings will look like before they go. They always seem to be pretty booked up when we look for one of them.
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Old 10-07-2012, 04:48 PM   #12
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Maybe I'm wrong about this, but seems like these, or at least the original Treehouse units were built, (along with the Bungalows and other houses) to support those attending events at the Disney institute. Am I thinking correctly?

We stayed at the DI Bungalows Jan 2000 and remember seeing the Treehouse units and being very jealous..but we did enjoy the feeling of seclusion while we were there, all the time only a bus ride away from all the magic. In fact we were very sorry to see it all torn down and replaced by SSR.

Sorry you were disappointed, and please pardon me if I'm confusing the location of your stay with what I remember.

Hope you all are having a magical weekend!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:04 PM   #13
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I just returned from a week long trip to the World, and for the first time ever, I stayed in the Treehouse Villas.

I'm a DVC member (since 2000) and I've got at least 30 trips under my belt, at various resorts, so I'm not a newbie.

I have to say, I was let down by Treehouse Villas this trip, it was far too dark, and I felt like I was in the woods of New Hampshire, versus sunny Florida. It set the tone for the entire trip.

Anyone else feel this way after staying there?

No more THV trips for me!
We loved them. Loved the interior and loved being able to seperate my kids at night. It made bedtime easier. With 4 boys, it was also great to not have to worry as much about all the noise they made because there was no one around to bother. We liked that it was wooded. It felt secluded and peaceful after our park time. We're just bummed that they raised the points needed to say there (are DVC). They were a great bargain for our family size.
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Old 10-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #14
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The only time I have ever wanted to stay there was when we went in 1999 and stayed at the institute...now I would never consider it...

PS-we know eachother irl OP....
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:29 PM   #15
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We do? You'll have to give me a hint!

It was nice having the extra bedroom, etc. Can't complain there. There's definitely a market for the THV.
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