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Old 01-04-2013, 02:57 PM   #3241
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Thanks for the pictures. That room seems so much bigger than a standard hotel room like you would find at the values or mods. The room is beautiful.

That room seems to have a patio or balcony. DO all the studios have them?
All studio's have a balcony/patio.
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Old 01-04-2013, 03:07 PM   #3242
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All studio's have a balcony/patio.
WOW! Good to know. Thanks. I can't wait to stay there.
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Old 01-04-2013, 04:51 PM   #3243
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Thanks for the pictures. That room seems so much bigger than a standard hotel room like you would find at the values or mods. The room is beautiful.

That room seems to have a patio or balcony. DO all the studios have them?
It's not that much bigger but the layout makes it seem that way. It's very nice. We loved the decor and the beds were the most comfortable I've found in all of the resorts I've stayed at.

I didn't get a picture of the balcony until later in the trip so haven't uploaded it yet. There's enough room for a small table and two chairs.
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We are from Quebec, have 3 kids aged 7, 12 and 17 and just came back from 6 days at OKW followed by 2 at Kidani. It was our 1st visit as DVC members. Overall, we had a wonderful time.

Although we enjoyed the savannah view at AKV, we all preferred OKW. It really felt like home, but without the snow. We were in building 35 in the Old Turtle Pond section. We had a 1BR villa, top floor (unit 3534).

One thing we noticed when we moved from OKW to AKV is the difference in the maintenance. Our 1BR at Kidani was definitely cleaner. Our OKW villa was a bit dusty and the shower was old and slow to drain. Also, the sofa-bed was firmer at AKV.

Still, we loved OKW. We enjoyed the quiet pool (warmer water!), the main pool and its slide (very cool!), the water view, the short outside walk to the HH area, the boat ride to DD, and the activities at the community hall. The bus service was also very good at OKW.

The OKW villas are much larger than the AKV villas and it makes a difference for a family of five. At OKW we could leave both sofa-beds opened all the time, as we had another sofa and enough room. There were also more kitchen accessories at OKW. Neither at OKW nor at AKV did we have salt and pepper, which we found surprising.

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Salt and pepper are not ever supplied in the villas. You can buy a set of those picnic type ones at the grocery store. We leave ours in our Owner's Locker, but even if you don't have an Owner's Locker, they are cheap enough to just toss when you leave.
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We are from Quebec, have 3 kids aged 7, 12 and 17 and just came back from 6 days at OKW followed by 2 at Kidani. It was our 1st visit as DVC members. Overall, we had a wonderful time.

Although we enjoyed the savannah view at AKV, we all preferred OKW. It really felt like home, but without the snow. We were in building 35 in the Old Turtle Pond section. We had a 1BR villa, top floor (unit 3534).

One thing we noticed when we moved from OKW to AKV is the difference in the maintenance. Our 1BR at Kidani was definitely cleaner. Our OKW villa was a bit dusty and the shower was old and slow to drain. Also, the sofa-bed was firmer at AKV.

Still, we loved OKW. We enjoyed the quiet pool (warmer water!), the main pool and its slide (very cool!), the water view, the short outside walk to the HH area, the boat ride to DD, and the activities at the community hall. The bus service was also very good at OKW.

The OKW villas are much larger than the AKV villas and it makes a difference for a family of five. At OKW we could leave both sofa-beds opened all the time, as we had another sofa and enough room. There were also more kitchen accessories at OKW. Neither at OKW nor at AKV did we have salt and pepper, which we found surprising.

We will be back!
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I just have to share...

With the Spring discount released this week, we have booked our June trip at OKW 2BV!!!!

I have NEVER stayed at OKW before (I'm a POFQ junkie!), but we are SO excited to stay there.

I have been reading this thread for months in hopes that a discount would allow us to book OKW and now we're going!

So excited!
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:29 AM   #3248
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We're here now! We have a corner room, second floor of building 49 and we love it. Only a two minute walk to the South Pointe bus stop and very private.
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Old 01-05-2013, 05:47 PM   #3249
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... We enjoyed the quiet pool (warmer water!), the main pool and its slide (very cool!)...
We just booked a quick trip to OKW for early February and would like to use the pool if we have a warm enough day. Are the quiet pools warmer than the main pool?

I like being nearer HH because we take the boat to DD most evenings but may choose to be near a quiet pool if they are indeed warmer. We're booked in a non-HH room so we have plenty of flexibility in location.
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We're here now! We have a corner room, second floor of building 49 and we love it. Only a two minute walk to the South Pointe bus stop and very private.
For our upcoming trip in June, we would like to be near the bus stop. If we want to be on the South Pointe area, would you recommend trying to get building 49?

I guess a better question: what buildings are closest to the South Pointe bus stop? I feel like the map can be deceiving.
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For our upcoming trip in June, we would like to be near the bus stop. If we want to be on the South Pointe area, would you recommend trying to get building 49?

I guess a better question: what buildings are closest to the South Pointe bus stop? I feel like the map can be deceiving.
I think the map is quite accurate. The buildings closest to the South Point bus stop are 48, 52, 53 and 56. We were in bldg 56 once and the bus stop was very almost at the corner of the building. Bldg 49 isn't as close but it wouldn't be that far a walk - I'd guess only a few minutes at the most once you're outside the building.
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Old 01-07-2013, 01:17 AM   #3252
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So, a question. We're here at OKW now, we booked last June, a 2 bedroom villa, hospitality house. We checked in today, and we were put no where near the HH, way back by the Turtle Pond Road pool. I said, that doesn't look like a HH area? And the CM, said, no it's not, did you book a HH room? I told her we did, and she said there were no HH rooms available. She was able to find us a room close to the Turtle Pond bus stop, so that helped. I'm just a little confused by what these booking categories mean? Are they a request? Or are they supposed to be fulfilled?

We planned this trip to celebrate my son's graduation, and made our plans thinking we would be close to the HH, so the kids could run over to refill mugs and whatever. I was just really disappointed when we didn't get what I was picturing we'd have. I know if they don't have it, they don't have it, but I don't understand why they have those booking categories if they don't honor them?

But, anyway, we're adapting!

Oh, and we didn't get a " Welcome Home" either!
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Old 01-07-2013, 04:15 AM   #3253
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So, a question. We're here at OKW now, we booked last June, a 2 bedroom villa, hospitality house. We checked in today, and we were put no where near the HH, way back by the Turtle Pond Road pool. I said, that doesn't look like a HH area? And the CM, said, no it's not, did you book a HH room? I told her we did, and she said there were no HH rooms available. She was able to find us a room close to the Turtle Pond bus stop, so that helped. I'm just a little confused by what these booking categories mean? Are they a request? Or are they supposed to be fulfilled?

We planned this trip to celebrate my son's graduation, and made our plans thinking we would be close to the HH, so the kids could run over to refill mugs and whatever. I was just really disappointed when we didn't get what I was picturing we'd have. I know if they don't have it, they don't have it, but I don't understand why they have those booking categories if they don't honor them?

But, anyway, we're adapting!

Oh, and we didn't get a " Welcome Home" either!

Don't know about the HH situation - maybe they overbooked??? We got no Welcome Home or Anniversary Pin when we checked in either last month.
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Hey, I thought its a booking reservation....at best you should've been put in a close to HH...what if you checked into BLT and you Didn't get TPV???? I would walk up and ask to speak to a manager. Call member services.
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Old 01-07-2013, 07:22 AM   #3255
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Since near HH is a separate booking category, I would talk to a manager and send and email to Member Satisfaction. That said, it is possible that a room had to be taken out of servie unexpectedly for maintenance issues, but they should have told you, if that were the case.
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