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Old 10-07-2011, 07:29 AM   #2206
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What a great photo synopsis of OKW! Thanks! I just KNOW I'm going to be missing it when we stay at AKV in December! In fact, when thinking of our December trip, I keep picturing us at OKW, even though I know we aren't staying there this trip. Oh well, we'll be back to OKW in a 2 bedroom in March.
AKV is nice but different. We switch back and forth. But I will say OKW is home.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:34 AM   #2207
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KatMark, Thanks for the great photos!

In particular I love the "Welcome Home" picture
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What a great photo synopsis of OKW! Thanks! I just KNOW I'm going to be missing it when we stay at AKV in December! In fact, when thinking of our December trip, I keep picturing us at OKW, even though I know we aren't staying there this trip. Oh well, we'll be back to OKW in a 2 bedroom in March.
We stayed at AKV for two nights prior to moving to OKW. We also loved AKV and hope to go back to both some day.
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Old 10-07-2011, 09:48 AM   #2208
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Hello! I'm hoping to get a little help here with some questions I have about OKW. We normally like to stay at POFQ, but they are booked for the week we would like to go. We're thinking about getting a 2BR at OKW instead with my parents.

1. Are 2BR villas located in all of the buildings, or just certain ones?

2. Mobility issues.... My dad really can't do stairs. I see only 3 buildings have elevators. If we request 1st floor because of mobility issues, is there a reasonable chance we would get that?

3. Where is the boat launch to DTD located. I've been looking at the resort map, and can't seem to tell where it is.

4. What is the best way to go about a building/area request? In a perfect world... we would be as close as possible to the HH and main bus stop, on the 1st floor.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
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Old 10-07-2011, 11:58 AM   #2209
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Hello! I'm hoping to get a little help here with some questions I have about OKW. We normally like to stay at POFQ, but they are booked for the week we would like to go. We're thinking about getting a 2BR at OKW instead with my parents.

1. Are 2BR villas located in all of the buildings, or just certain ones?There are 2 bedroom villas in every building.

2. Mobility issues.... My dad really can't do stairs. I see only 3 buildings have elevators. If we request 1st floor because of mobility issues, is there a reasonable chance we would get that?Request first floor for medical reasons, and you will either get a first floor or an elevator building.

3. Where is the boat launch to DTD located. I've been looking at the resort map, and can't seem to tell where it is.The boat dock is directly behind Olivia's at Hospitality House.

4. What is the best way to go about a building/area request? In a perfect world... we would be as close as possible to the HH and main bus stop, on the 1st floor.Are you staying on points or is this a CRO reservation? If it's a CRO reservation, there is no way you can reserve the Hospitality house category. There really is no need to be near HH anyway. You would be best off requesting first floor and near a bus stop for mobility issues. Every bus, no matter where it's going, will stop at HH last before exiting the resort.

Thanks for any help you can give me!
I have answered in the body of your quoted post.
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Old 10-08-2011, 09:29 AM   #2210
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i have been busy the past coupe weeks and am catching up on my reading and i just realized i asked the wrong question.. I had asked about booking in October 2012 and the use year.

I should have been asking, what are the chances of getting a 3 bedroom villa in October 2012 since I can't book anything until December 2011?

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Old 10-08-2011, 09:44 AM   #2211
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i have been busy therse ast coupe weks and am catching up on my reading and i just realized i asked the wrong question.. I had asked about booking in october 2012 and the use year.

I should have been asking, what are the chances of getting a 3 bedroom villa in october 2012 since I can't book anything until december 2011?
Why are you waiting until Dec 2011? If you are going in Oct 2012 and you own at OKW, you book it in Nov 2011. If you don't own at OKW, you book in March 2012.
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Old 10-08-2011, 10:00 AM   #2212
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Why are you waiting until Dec 2011? If you are going in Oct 2012 and you own at OKW, you book it in Nov 2011. If you don't own at OKW, you book in March 2012.
ohh, i misunderstood the use year. i thought if it was December we couldn't book until then
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Old 10-08-2011, 03:07 PM   #2213
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ohh, i misunderstood the use year. i thought if it was December we couldn't book until then
A lot of new owners make that same mistake. You can book at 11 months out if you own at the resort or 7 months out if you don't own there. And it doesnt' matter what your UY is. You just have to have enough points to book the stay in your account for the day the trip begins (but they take them as soon as you book the trip).
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Old 10-09-2011, 07:59 PM   #2214
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I'm at OKW now... Our second visit. I love this resort. So relaxed! Do they pump valium into the air or something? ;-)

This morning it looked like a total rain out, so we planned to visit DTD then take advantage of the community hall. But after we got back from DTD we found the pool open and practically empty. DD and DH swam for about 3 hours while I hung out under an umbrella, sipping a Turtle Crawl. (thank you for the recommendations. Best drink ever!)

Another visit to DTD, this time via ferry, then a walk through SSR and we called it a day. Tomorrow is Epcot. Rain or not.
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Old 10-09-2011, 10:56 PM   #2215
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We booked our 2012 vacation at OKW! We are not DVC owners, we are renting points through the DVC Rental Store (they have been great so far, btw). So 5/7-15 we will be staying in a 2BR at OKW. I cannot wait!

One more month and I can make our ADR's and then I have 6 months to fiddle with them daily
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I just rented points for Old Key West for next April and I cannot wait 12 more days and I can make my ADR
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Old 10-10-2011, 09:43 AM   #2217
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I'm at OKW now... Our second visit. I love this resort. So relaxed! Do they pump valium into the air or something? ;-)
I always say my blood pressure drops as soon as we drive past the guard gate at OKW. Staying at OKW is the best stress reliever!
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Old 10-11-2011, 08:30 AM   #2218
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:51 AM   #2219
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Just got back!

We were in 1313 and 1323 (units on first and second floor) and had a wonderful view of the 8th green and a water feature. We swore we saw a bobcat in the bushes outside our room...

We'll definately go back and stay here again - renting is definately the way to go!
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Old 10-11-2011, 09:58 AM   #2220
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Just got back!

We were in 1313 and 1323 (units on first and second floor) and had a wonderful view of the 8th green and a water feature. We swore we saw a bobcat in the bushes outside our room...

We'll definately go back and stay here again - renting is definately the way to go!
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