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Old 10-19-2011, 06:52 PM   #811
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Has anyone ever tipped the person at the check-in desk to help you get a requested tower or view, or if wanting to change rooms? We often tip at hotels when checking in, but I am not sure about a timeshare resort.
No but I've been tempted to slap the blonde twit at the "parking pass" (i.e. Timeshare sales pitch body-snatcher) desk.

Chill...I didn't.
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #812
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Has the hotel opened? Can anyone report on the restaurants in the hotel.
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Old 10-20-2011, 10:09 AM   #813
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[QUOTE=Bonniec;42991235]I need some recommendations on who to book through. I've tried one and they didn't answer me.

I'd really like to get a presedential suite. Is there anywa to request one of those?[/QUIOTE
I highly recommendwww. vacationstrategy.com..the people who own the sight are owners..started there own biz..so nice to deal with one person..got a 5 nite 2 bd for $400 in nov ..very easy to rent from
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:33 PM   #814
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Has the hotel opened? Can anyone report on the restaurants in the hotel.
The hotel opened Oct 1st. someone posted a general review of the hotel in one of the Wyndham Grand threads here, which went over the basics of the food options. (Pool bar, Nice Show Kitchen TS, coffee shop w/ sandwiches and patries, etc).


We may need to wait a little bit before we get a full on review of the restaurants from people who have eaten there, but from just the initial report of the different options it's a dramatic improvement over what the Timeshare resort included.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:02 PM   #815
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So I'm looking for a 3 bedroom for the week of January 23rd. Every place I am trying is pretty high. Is that because it's a few months out?
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:50 PM   #816
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I am thinking about a trip for November 2012...I am hoping to be able to get a reservation on ebay for Bonnet Creek. Most of the reservations I see on there for now are 7 days- Sun through Sat. Does anyone ever rent for a midweek stay? I am going to need a Thurs. night through Tues or Wed night? Does anyone have an idea how much a 2brm will run me for this?

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We're doing a 4 night stay beginning next Wednesday, Oct. 26. You shouldn't hav etrouble doing that. We're paying $119/nt through Farrell's (eBay guy, used him twice before and he's great!).
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:51 PM   #817
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Can someone remind me about what's up with internet at Bonnet Creek? Wireless yet? I'm taking the iPad anyway, not sure if I need to bring the laptop as well.
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Old 10-21-2011, 05:47 AM   #818
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The wireless is spotty at best. I could get it during the day from inside my room, in the evening, sometimes on the balcony.
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Old 10-21-2011, 07:05 AM   #819
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:22 AM   #820
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So I'm looking for a 3 bedroom for the week of January 23rd. Every place I am trying is pretty high. Is that because it's a few months out?
I'd say the biggest thing is that there are fewer 3Bdrm units at the resort than 2bdrm units. As a result, It's not as guaranteed that the owner would be able to get a great last minute discount on the point cost.

Beyond that, can't say.

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Can someone remind me about what's up with internet at Bonnet Creek? Wireless yet? I'm taking the iPad anyway, not sure if I need to bring the laptop as well.
Wired internet. I believe the main common areas have wireless (pool bars/ lobby area), and I've heard enough reports from the Presidential Units in Tower 6 to believe that building likely has a decent wireless signal in it.

Beyond those area and Tower 6, the only wireless you are likely to receive is either the spotty signal from one of those areas, or from another guest who brought their own wireless router to plug into their room's network connection.


The cost of retrofitting the old buildings with Wireless makes it unlikely that the Resort's HOA would approve the capital expenditures.

It's also not the easiest from an engineering standpoint to retrofit an existing tower with a good uniform wireless network. You have a lot of factors to consider such as antennae placement to provide optimal coverage, the impact of obstructions such as walls to that signal, other interference sources, and the wireless channel selection used by each access point in order to prevent the AP's interfering with each other or the connecting devices from constantly trying to jump AP's.
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Old 10-21-2011, 11:24 AM   #821
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Has anyone every used VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) to stay at Wyndham Bonnet Creek?
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Old 10-21-2011, 01:52 PM   #822
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Do we need to bring our own cord for the internet, or is one provided? TIA!
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Old 10-21-2011, 02:31 PM   #823
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Do we need to bring our own cord for the internet, or is one provided? TIA!
There is a short (um... 3ft? 6ft? I forget) patch cable provided that is already plugged into the phone. The length though means are are pretty much stuck using your computer while seated at the bar. (I've personally found that stealing a couch cushion can make those bar stools much more comfortable when seated for long periods.)
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Old 10-21-2011, 09:16 PM   #824
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Has anyone every used VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner) to stay at Wyndham Bonnet Creek?
That was how I found Lori with Sun or Snow Vacation Rentals. I have rented from her 3 times now.
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Old 10-22-2011, 04:42 PM   #825
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Direct phone number ?

I'm looking online and currently on hold with their 800 #, but does anyone have the direct phone number for BC ? We checked out this morning and left baby pluto by mistake, of course he's not available at disneystore.com or our local disney store.

By the way, the resort was great.. we were first timers offsite and we'll never stay onsite again..we used Vacationstrategy and they were awesome !

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