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Old 12-25-2012, 08:16 AM   #3196
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checked in around 1pm'ish this week for 1-bedroom near HH. (did not online check in as usual for other DVC resorts)

Building 14XX (3rd floor) available at 2:25pm (paged/called) - AC/heat unit problems when first walked in.

requested to change room 1-bedroom near HH (1st floor) - only handicapped accessible available at that time - we requested to see the room first - and liked it.

It took about close to 4 hours for room change (DVC points, holding points, etc) and they gave us $75 "inconvenience" credit to our room.

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the differences between 1-bedroom vs. 1-bedroom "handicapped accessible":

1. walk-in shower tub vs. rolled-in shower
2. "seating area" in jacuzzi tub

we can hear "loud" flushing toilets from other rooms in first and third floors.

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Old 12-27-2012, 10:24 PM   #3197
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Bottom Floor OKW

Owners at Bay Lake and Broadwalk, stayed at OKW for the first time in a 2BR 12/17 - 12/24. Loved the resort, stayed in building 64' however we were on first floor. Apparently there was a family above us with small children. They either had riding toy or pulled furniture across the laminate floor quite often. We highly recommend taking a top floor if possible. Otherwise we loved our stay at OKW.
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Old 12-27-2012, 11:57 PM   #3198
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When I am in a one bedroom, I always request the top floor because we learned from experience how noisy those laminate floors can be
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Old 12-28-2012, 12:03 AM   #3199
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When I stay in a studio, I don't feel the need to ask for the top floor because there are no laminates in the studios
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Old 12-28-2012, 08:20 AM   #3200
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When I stay in a studio, I don't feel the need to ask for the top floor because there are no laminates in the studios
True! But there also are no Jacuzzi's, laundry, kitchen or big covered porch in the studios. Those are the things I love most about OKW, so a studio is never in our plans there unless it's for 1 night on either end of a stay to save points.
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Old 12-31-2012, 08:56 AM   #3201
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We enjoyed our first OKW visit, on rented points, in December my middle DD chose it for her sweet 16 party. I need help finding a Publix and a Party City if possible, within short driving distance. I will have a car, but we will have a full passenger load, and not much room for extras, so buying things locally will be easiest. DH will be in charge of the teenagers, so don't worry, I'm not abandoning them at the pool by themselves, lol!
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Old 12-31-2012, 10:28 AM   #3202
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We enjoyed our first OKW visit, on rented points, in December my middle DD chose it for her sweet 16 party. I need help finding a Publix and a Party City if possible, within short driving distance. I will have a car, but we will have a full passenger load, and not much room for extras, so buying things locally will be easiest. DH will be in charge of the teenagers, so don't worry, I'm not abandoning them at the pool by themselves, lol!
There are several Publix nearby. I generally go to the one in Poinciana Place but there are a couple of others that are closer.

Here is a link to the nearby Publix addresses: http://store.publix.com/publix/cgi/s...32830&x=48&y=7
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:23 PM   #3203
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Are there 2-bedroom units on the 3rd floor in the HH category? Had requested a first floor but after reading about noisy ceilings, I think I want to switch to top floor. Coming in Jan 5 for first trip with a 2BR.
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Are there 2-bedroom units on the 3rd floor in the HH category? Had requested a first floor but after reading about noisy ceilings, I think I want to switch to top floor. Coming in Jan 5 for first trip with a 2BR.
Yes there are.
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Old 12-31-2012, 12:44 PM   #3205
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We had the best HH ever, third floor, 2 bedroom at Bldg 13.. Perfect in every way...at first I was disappointed that it wasn't in the Pennisula road loop, which we originally wanted, but what a perfect location....close to pool, last bus stop, coffee refills, and golf course view, we would get off the bus at Pennsula Road and walk over the bridge and back home...love walking through the main bldgs all lit up in the dark
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We had the best HH ever, third floor, 2 bedroom at Bldg 13.. Perfect in every way...at first I was disappointed that it wasn't in the Pennisula road loop, which we originally wanted, but what a perfect location....close to pool, last bus stop, coffee refills, and golf course view, we would get off the bus at Pennsula Road and walk over the bridge and back home...love walking through the main bldgs all lit up in the dark
We will be staying there in May.1st time. I have requested near HH can I request Bldg 13? and a 3rd floor ? It's a 2br dedicated villa we are using. Another question is I see many people say "last bus stop" as if it is a good thing but not sure why? I can only see last stop as a filled bus with no where to sit or a bus that takes you thru whole resort b4 it's your stop. Can you explain please
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We will be staying there in May.1st time. I have requested near HH can I request Bldg 13? and a 3rd floor ? It's a 2br dedicated villa we are using. Another question is I see many people say "last bus stop" as if it is a good thing but not sure why? I can only see last stop as a filled bus with no where to sit or a bus that takes you thru whole resort b4 it's your stop. Can you explain please
When going to the parks it's the last stop... Yep... sometimes theres no seats, but I'd much rather stand for 15-minutes getting to the park than riding the extra 15-20 min going through the resort to pick everyone up, then the 15-min ride to the park. There is one stop where the bus must complete sorta of a 3-point turn. We had a driver once that it turned into a 7-point turn.. Lol.
Returning from the park at night is nice because you can just jump off the first stop and walk back the couple hundred feet to your section.
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We were there the third week of June...never once had to stand when getting on at the last stop! I think most people take their cars
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Old 01-01-2013, 07:29 AM   #3209
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There are several Publix nearby. I generally go to the one in Poinciana Place but there are a couple of others that are closer.

Here is a link to the nearby Publix addresses: http://store.publix.com/publix/cgi/s...32830&x=48&y=7
Perfect, thank you!
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:25 AM   #3210
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New to OKW studio and need some help

We are renting 3 nights at OKW this summer and I have some questions and hope someone can help!

1, taying in a studio - is there a covered balcony in a studio? We stayed many years ago in a 1 bedroom and I loved it but never a studio.

2. the area we stayed at 6 years ago was a super noisy location - I could hear buses, cars, etc. all night. We ended up being moved the next day. Any idea what location this is so I can avoid it?

3. I have a knee issue and like to avoid steps when I can. I assume requesting bottom floor or room in an elevator building is best. Are these rooms renovated? Is whole resort renovated? I hope....

4. We have a rental car so no worries on bus stop location etc.

Any and all advice appreciated for a quiet location with a pretty view that is easy on my knee. Thanks!
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