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Old 03-14-2008, 11:52 AM   #166
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My husband and I have been members at BWV since 1999. Add us to the list!
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:53 PM   #167
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I don't post very often, lurk once in a while but count hubby and I (and now 18 mo son) in as DVC owners - SSR and BWV (2004 started with minimum SSR and caught add-on-itis quickly with small add-ons at both SSR and BWV and thinking about small CRV/KTV but don't love CR - if it was Poly DVC we'd go for it for sure)
I have you on the list from before.
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Old 03-14-2008, 06:55 PM   #168
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Welcome to the list.
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Old 03-14-2008, 07:06 PM   #169
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Hi All you DVC'ers! We have been thinking about DVC since we have been twice in the last year. There seems to be so many factors that make our decision. Plus there seems to be different incentives they offer during the year. Please give me your reasons for buying. I have just noticed a post that says people are having a hard time booking for Christmas at AKV which is where we would like to buy. We would travel with our DD4.5 and DS2 mostly during holiday times and every two to three years. HELP
I bought in after finding out about the AKV's, I love the current AKL and really liked the plans for the new AKV's. I agree with another poster that it will be hard to get into the AKV's at Xmas because it's the "new" dvc resort and all the rooms aren't ready yet, plus everyone wants to try the new resort.

I did just get back from a split stay at the AKV and SSR and the AKV's are amazing. We stayed in a dedicated savanna studio and it was great to see all the animals from my balcony. SSR was good but I really enjoyed the AKV. I was trying to stay off the disboards until I booked another trip(I'm having disney withdrawl) so I went ahead and booked for Feb 7-13 in a 2 bedroom at the AKV's

If you plan on travelling during the holiday's you will need plan close to the 11 month window if you have your heart set on a certain resort, but if your flexible you should be able to find something(probably SSR).
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Old 03-15-2008, 02:07 PM   #170
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oops, sorry - i must have replied the first time when i was on my mat leave - i plea major new mommy brain amnesia for the double response

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Old 03-17-2008, 06:46 PM   #171
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Wohoo!

We're new DVC members. AKV is our home resort. We're headed there this August. Can't wait. Best thing we ever purchased.
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Old 03-18-2008, 07:08 PM   #172
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Hey all...if you're making a list you can add my wife(farmgirl) and I. We bought in on our last vaction and will be having our first stay this fall. Oh yeah and we're from saskatchewan.
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Old 03-21-2008, 12:24 AM   #173
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We're new DVC members. AKV is our home resort. We're headed there this August. Can't wait. Best thing we ever purchased.
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Hey all...if you're making a list you can add my wife(farmgirl) and I. We bought in on our last vaction and will be having our first stay this fall. Oh yeah and we're from saskatchewan.
Hi fellow DVCers, hey farmboy where in SK are you? I'm in Saskatoon(YXE)
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Old 03-23-2008, 09:09 PM   #174
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Just catching up on the posts here. We just spent March break at Old Key West. We liked it. It was nice, quiet and a very pretty at night. I loved having two queen size beds instead of one pull out. The pool was fun but the food choices were a bit lacking.

Love my DVC - we own at SSR and AKV and are going home to AKV for the first time in July. It will be very hot but I can't wait.
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Old 03-24-2008, 04:40 PM   #175
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Just catching up on the posts here. We just spent March break at Old Key West. We liked it. It was nice, quiet and a very pretty at night. I loved having two queen size beds instead of one pull out. The pool was fun but the food choices were a bit lacking.

Love my DVC - we own at SSR and AKV and are going home to AKV for the first time in July. It will be very hot but I can't wait.
How was your studio? I want to try and stay at all the DVC resorts but I'm afraid of trying the older ones because I like the "new feel" of the AKV.
What view did you book for July?\
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Just found this thread. We just bought into DVC since August 2007. Didn't buy points in one, but four!! Going this July on Developer points for 10 days.
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How was your studio? I want to try and stay at all the DVC resorts but I'm afraid of trying the older ones because I like the "new feel" of the AKV.
What view did you book for July?\
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The studio was good. It was older but well maintained. The beds were comfortable (one of the true trests for any older hotel).

The only thing that showed that it was an older hotel was there was a "worn" gap at the bottom of the exterior door. But it was a not very much and only let a bit of light in and not much at that. The bathroom was good and only a bit of wear on the calking - No mold or pieces coming loose. The carpets were in good condition and clean.

Keep in mind that I was really examining the room because I was looking to compare the resorts. I really liked having two proper beds in the room. The pull out is nice if you want more room in the room but if you need to sleep four, it can be less comfortable for those sleeping on the pull out.

The pool was great and they had lockers, showers and change rooms in the bathrooms near the main pool. I did not remember seeing that at SSR when we were there in 2005.

We are staying at AKV in July. I am really looking forward to the view of the savanna.
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Just found this thread. We just bought into DVC since August 2007. Didn't buy points in one, but four!! Going this July on Developer points for 10 days.
Four, nice! It must be nice to have the 11 month booking at the 4 resorts.
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Hi Shayne

The studio was good. It was older but well maintained. The beds were comfortable (one of the true trests for any older hotel).

The only thing that showed that it was an older hotel was there was a "worn" gap at the bottom of the exterior door. But it was a not very much and only let a bit of light in and not much at that. The bathroom was good and only a bit of wear on the calking - No mold or pieces coming loose. The carpets were in good condition and clean.

Keep in mind that I was really examining the room because I was looking to compare the resorts. I really liked having two proper beds in the room. The pull out is nice if you want more room in the room but if you need to sleep four, it can be less comfortable for those sleeping on the pull out.

The pool was great and they had lockers, showers and change rooms in the bathrooms near the main pool. I did not remember seeing that at SSR when we were there in 2005.

We are staying at AKV in July. I am really looking forward to the view of the savanna.
Thanks for the OKW report, have a great day!

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Four, nice! It must be nice to have the 11 month booking at the 4 resorts.
Hi Shayne, we have 150 points in each resort and they have the same use year. We booked this time at 7 months out and it was fine. It makes it easy for me to keep track in terms of when to do my banking. We are planning the cruise for next year and we can use all the points for that.
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