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Old 04-26-2013, 01:19 PM   #16
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We stayed at THV's for last New Year's. My 3 boys, 13, 15, 18 all slept in the bunk room. 2 in the bunk and 1 in a sleeping bag on a pad. It will be tight with 4, but if they're under 12 it will work. That leaves the two bedrooms for the adults and nobody sleeping in the living room. Sounds perfect to me.

We loved the treehouses. No bugs (but it was Dec/Jan).

Request a room at the south end and use the bus stop at the Grandstand. People complain about the treehouse transportation, but this strategy worked great for us even at such a busy time of the year.
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Old 04-26-2013, 01:37 PM   #17
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OP, the THV are amazing and the boys will lbe them! I'd put two in the bunk rooms and two on the couch. The other couple can have the second bedroom.

Here are links to some photos from our trip this past October. They really are so much fun. We didn't have any transportation issues either.

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More bugs at the Treehouses. Not sure how it will be sitting outside at night.
We didn't have any bug issues.
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Old 04-26-2013, 09:23 PM   #18
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Love the TreeHouse Villas. The decks are awesome. We did not have any bug issues. My only complaint was it was easy to lock your self out on the deck, as when the door closed it locked. Not a sliding door like you see onto a balcony.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:48 AM   #19
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One other plus is that this is the easiest place in all of DVC land to use the grill with each Treehouse having a grill at the bottom of the stairs. I have no idea of your cooking/dining plans, but it is amazing. We didn't make enough use of the deck in our November stay. We requested canal view, south end, and were placed right next to the path to Grandstand in 7030. This is close to the quiet pool, and also convenient to the dock for the boat to DTD. I used the hot tub several evenings, and had to accompany folks to Lego as I had the AP for the discount .

THV is not for everyone -- I did hear people complaining bitterly about the lack of hotel services, but we are a camping family, and loved it .

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Old 04-28-2013, 09:13 AM   #20
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One other plus is that this is the easiest place in all of DVC land to use the grill with each Treehouse having a grill at the bottom of the stairs. I have no idea of your cooking/dining plans, but it is amazing. We didn't make enough use of the deck in our November stay. We requested canal view, south end, and were placed right next to the path to Grandstand in 7030. This is close to the quiet pool, and also convenient to the dock for the boat to DTD. I used the hot tub several evenings, and had to accompany folks to Lego as I had the AP for the discount .

THV is not for everyone -- I did hear people complaining bitterly about the lack of hotel services, but we are a camping family, and loved it .

Enjoy your stay!


I agree, the private grill is a total plus.

We are not a camping family and totally enjoyed the THV. I've heard people complain about the lack of services and we didn't feel that at all. Our bus driver dropped us off in front of of villa quite often instead of the bus stop. I don't know if that's typical but if anything it made the service stellar. The bigger pools are not far. I'll never understand the complaint on distance issues too. Hop a bus or walk. Unless there are mobility issues, the THV are wonderful. Even then they've got HA villas.
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Old 04-28-2013, 01:54 PM   #21
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We love tree houses. The only place you can be on property and have the "feel of disney" But not sitting on top of each other. I am sure you could compromise with your guests. the 3 bedrooms is a plus. I never worry about my kids running, jumping, screaming. There is no one above or below me for me to worry about. The only think I believe is needed is your own car. Disney transportations can take forever if you are impatient like me.
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Old 04-28-2013, 02:15 PM   #22
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Old 04-28-2013, 03:24 PM   #23
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We stayed at THV last June and loved the experience. Six adults, two toddlers and one infant. I urge you to request a villa close to the boat dock near the path to Grandstand. we did have two rental cars so transportation was not a challenge.

I agree that your boys will love the bunks, and you'll have no trouble accommodating your group.

That being said, I think we would not do the THVs again, unless it was just our three grandsons, Grandma and me.
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Old 04-30-2013, 06:48 PM   #24
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I was walking through the treehouse area a few weeks ago, saw the separate entrance, but I couldn't tell, does your key get the bar to go up, so after you check in, can you drive in and out that way?
Also, how often does the boat come, is it the same boat that goes to the other SSR boat dock?
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:49 PM   #25
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I was walking through the treehouse area a few weeks ago, saw the separate entrance, but I couldn't tell, does your key get the bar to go up, so after you check in, can you drive in and out that way?
Also, how often does the boat come, is it the same boat that goes to the other SSR boat dock?
Yes your room key opens the gate to SSR and THV areas but if you are staying at SSR your key will not work for the THV area. The boats come about every 20 minutes and yes it is the same boat that goes to SSR dock!
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:23 AM   #26
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OK, good to know on the boat and separate entrance. I am planning a trip for my adult children and their cousins. I thought the grill and deck would be fun for them, and they are used to staying together at a Lake House, so the smaller rooms should be fine. Funny, our lake house is an octagon, so actually looks a look like the treehouse! They will either love it or hate it! It didn't really seem like a great place for jogging, they are all fitness nuts, but I'm sure they will manage!
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Old 05-02-2013, 07:41 AM   #27
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We stayed in the treehouses for 3 days before our cruise last year.

DH and I slept on the pullout couch. He's over 6' tall and I'm not a small person. It was quite comfortable.

My niece slept on the pull out chair right next to the couch.

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Old 05-10-2013, 11:53 AM   #28
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I stayed at the treeshouse September 2012. We had 9 people in our room. 7 adults -myself, mom, older sister, younger sister, younger sister boyfriend, best friend, best friends husband and their two adorable children (4 & 2). We had no issues with sleeping arrangements.

My younger sister and boyfriend kept the room with the bunk beds. My mom and older sister had to main room. My best friend and her husband have the other queen bed, I slept on the pull out couch in the living room. The 2 year old slept with her parents or my (depended on her mood lol) and the 4 year old slept on the chair that pulled out to a bed.

The only complant that we had staying at the treehouse was the buses. We had to take a bus to Saratoga Springs and then wait again for a bus to the park we wanted to go to. One day it took as an hour to get on the bus to Magic Kingdom. It also sucks after a long day in the park to have to go from one bus to another before getting to the room.

Other than that I loved the treehouse. Was able to check that off my disney hotel bucket list.
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:48 AM   #29
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Treehouses are fantastic
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