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Old 04-24-2014, 12:26 PM   #1096
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Totally- New to this thread- but so Happy I found it! We arrive next week, May 3rd. Just trying to get last minute things together. This may sound like a silly question. But what kind of coffee makers are in the Villas?? Do I need Filters? Any other helpful suggestions as to what we should bring? We are flying, so I don't have that much wiggle room!!! Thanks
Yup, standard filter coffee makers. There will be a couple of complimentary packs of Starbucks coffee in the unit; the ones with the grounds in a filter packet. We bought a 400 pack of paper filters at Publix about 5 years ago, and since we only use them at Vistana we have about 300 left. I just throw a handful in my suitcase each trip. They will have coffee and filters available in the Marketplace as well.
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Old 04-25-2014, 03:15 PM   #1097
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Old 04-28-2014, 03:25 PM   #1098
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We will be staying at SVR in June with a 1 year old and two teens. I'm wondering if anyone knows what type of cribs the resort has - mini cribs, full size cribs or the metal "institutional" type cribs. Would like to find out ahead of time to determine if I should rent a crib from a local rental company, or if the resort offerings will work.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:06 PM   #1099
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We will be staying at SVR in June with a 1 year old and two teens. I'm wondering if anyone knows what type of cribs the resort has - mini cribs, full size cribs or the metal "institutional" type cribs. Would like to find out ahead of time to determine if I should rent a crib from a local rental company, or if the resort offerings will work.
That's a tough one, and I doubt that you'll get an answer here. If no one chimes in, give the resort a call at 407 239 3100 and talk to guest services. They should be able to help you out with your question.
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We will be staying at SVR in June with a 1 year old and two teens. I'm wondering if anyone knows what type of cribs the resort has - mini cribs, full size cribs or the metal "institutional" type cribs. Would like to find out ahead of time to determine if I should rent a crib from a local rental company, or if the resort offerings will work.
When we used theirs back in 2010, they were the white 'institutional' ones. I didn't like them, and so I brought my own from home 2 years ago. Not sure if they have changed, but if you give them a call, I'm sure they can answer you. Enjoy!!!
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Old 05-04-2014, 10:47 AM   #1101
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We received our HOA spring newsletter for the Vistana Resort today, and there were a couple of updates worth noting here.

Copied and pasted from the newsletter:

• Upon check-in to the resort, you will now receive towel cards for each
occupant in your villa. The program lets you exchange your card for a
towel during distribution hours at the Main Activity Center along with the
Fountains, Spas and Cascades pool areas.

• Effective March 1, 2014, there is a new package handling procedure that
includes a small fee for all parcels received. Please call 407 239 3100
for assistance.
I was just coming on to ask about towels. Thanks!
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That's a tough one, and I doubt that you'll get an answer here. If no one chimes in, give the resort a call at 407 239 3100 and talk to guest services. They should be able to help you out with your question.
Thank you. I called, and it is the metal cribs with a "3 inch vinyl covered mattress". Now to see if more economical to rent a crib or just buy a mattress at walmart when we fly in and donate it when we leave... I don't mind the frame, but the cheap mattress will make for a cranky baby and a miserable vacation!
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Hi all was wondering if anyone has stayed in building 13 and has any pictures they can share... Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2014, 06:37 PM   #1104
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Hi all was wondering if anyone has stayed in building 13 and has any pictures they can share... Thanks!
We'll need a bit more information. 5 of the 7 sections at Vistana have a building 13. But for lots of recent pics of the resort, check out this thread:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3148502 The finish in all sections is fairly similar, so most interiors look very similar regardless of section. Most of the building 13's are well situated; Springs 13 fronts on SR-535 but there is enough buffer space that it shouldn't be bothersome.
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We'll need a bit more information. 5 of the 7 sections at Vistana have a building 13. But for lots of recent pics of the resort, check out this thread:
http://www.disboards.com/showthread.php?t=3148502 The finish in all sections is fairly similar, so most interiors look very similar regardless of section. Most of the building 13's are well situated; Springs 13 fronts on SR-535 but there is enough buffer space that it shouldn't be bothersome.
Hi Bankr... I stayed in buillding 1 and 3 in Cascades in May and fell in love with the resort Bought a resale in Cascades building 13 and trying to get and idea of where it is.. Thanks!
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Old 06-21-2014, 07:09 PM   #1106
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Hi Bankr... I stayed in buillding 1 and 3 in Cascades in May and fell in love with the resort Bought a resale in Cascades building 13 and trying to get and idea of where it is.. Thanks!
Cascades 13 is nicely situated on Springs Village Circle, almost smack in the middle of the South side of the resort. That means low traffic, but easy walking to all the amenities. C13 is a Saturday check in. Check the link in my PP, there is a link to the resort map right near the front.

My SIL and her 2 boys stayed in a 1BR in C13 about 4 years ago now, we were across the street in a Springs 2BR. It was a very nice unit, and well equipped even for the smallest 1BR. I'm sure you'll enjoy "coming home" to Vistana year after year. If you've stayed in a Cascades villa already, the villas in 13 will be pretty much identical.
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Can anyone tell me why the Dreams Unlimited codes are showing up higher than what they say they'll be on the website? We would like to stay Oct 13-20 and according to the DU no housekeeping rate it would be $119 and it's showing up $171. Same with the standard rate, supposedly would be $139 and showing up $188.
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Old 08-11-2014, 08:55 AM   #1108
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Can anyone tell me why the Dreams Unlimited codes are showing up higher than what they say they'll be on the website? We would like to stay Oct 13-20 and according to the DU no housekeeping rate it would be $119 and it's showing up $171. Same with the standard rate, supposedly would be $139 and showing up $188.
I tried it myself and I am seeing the same thing you are. My recommendation is to send an email directly to Dreams Unlimited Travel and one of their agents will get back to you right away.
I had to ask a question once, through their Contact Us link and they were very quick to respond.

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Hi,
I called the Vistana last night to ask about shuttles to WDW and Universal and was told that the cost for shuttles is $15 per day per person to WDW and $9 per day per person to Universal.

Is this accurate??

Are there any other options besides renting a car?

(We do not want to rent a car, both DH and I hate driving and get lost easily. We prefer to have someone else do the driving on vacay.)

Thanks!
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