Disney Information Station Logo

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > DVC Trip Reports
Find Hotel Specials & DIScounts
 
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 10-13-2011, 01:04 AM   #1
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

We're here!!! (HHI May 2012)

Tomorrow, well today I suppose, is our 7 month mark for are vacation! We will be up bright and early to hopefully get a one bedroom at Hilton Head!!! I'm so excited as we've never been to South Carolina! Wish us luck!
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)

Last edited by disneygal922; 05-13-2012 at 10:42 PM.
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 04:31 AM   #2
sskem96
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Illinois
Posts: 1,199

Good luck! I have to call in about 2 weeks to book ours. Hoping for a 2 bedroom since we'll be spending more time in the room than we do when we're at WDW. This will be our first time too!
__________________
Scott, Sara, Kristi, and Emily M.
sskem96 is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 10-13-2011, 10:33 AM   #3
ssawka
DIS Veteran
 
ssawka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,428

Good luck! And let us know how you make out. I'm going to try to book a 1 BR for next summer. My plan is to start at the end of November and call every week until we get something. We are really flexible as far as when we travel.
__________________

Please show your support for GKTW!


"A man should never neglect his family for business." -W. Disney

"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money." -W. Disney

"Adults are only kids grown up..." -W. Disney

(Me) (DD 12)

ssawka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:25 PM   #4
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

Yay! We got our reservation!

Quote:
Originally Posted by sskem96 View Post
Good luck! I have to call in about 2 weeks to book ours. Hoping for a 2 bedroom since we'll be spending more time in the room than we do when we're at WDW. This will be our first time too!
Even though it's just DH and I, we got a one bedroom bc we figured we would be in the room more and we wanted the kitchen. We are most likely going to drive down. Good luck to you!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssawka View Post
Good luck! And let us know how you make out. I'm going to try to book a 1 BR for next summer. My plan is to start at the end of November and call every week until we get something. We are really flexible as far as when we travel.
Good luck! Hopefully, you will be able to get your choice quickly. I was prepared to do the same and we got it right away for mid may.

Now on to planning!
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 12:48 PM   #5
CruznLexi
DIS Veteran
 
CruznLexi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 3,153

I booked cash for August and then when it is time I convert some of it into points.
CruznLexi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 01:17 PM   #6
Simba's Mom
everything went to "H*** in a handbasket
Keep me off the high horses!
Suffers from theme park dyslexia
 
Simba's Mom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Harlingen, TX, USA
Posts: 25,075

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneygal922 View Post
Yay! We got our reservation!



Even though it's just DH and I, we got a one bedroom bc we figured we would be in the room more and we wanted the kitchen. We are most likely going to drive down. Good luck to you!


Even though it's just DH and I, also, we always prefer a 1 BR at HHI. I think it's all part of the relax feeling.
__________________
Simba's Mom is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 02:07 PM   #7
ssawka
DIS Veteran
 
ssawka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Northern Virginia
Posts: 3,428

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneygal922 View Post
Yay! We got our reservation!
Congratulations!

Quote:
Originally Posted by CruznLexi View Post
I booked cash for August and then when it is time I convert some of it into points.
I didn't know you can do that! Isn't it different inventory like at WDW?
__________________

Please show your support for GKTW!


"A man should never neglect his family for business." -W. Disney

"Disneyland is a work of love. We didn't go into Disneyland just with the idea of making money." -W. Disney

"Adults are only kids grown up..." -W. Disney

(Me) (DD 12)

ssawka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 07:26 PM   #8
Knit1Purl2
Earning My Ears
 
Knit1Purl2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Lebanon, Indiana
Posts: 45

We're on the wait list for the first week of April. A bit disappointing because usually we have not trouble booking a room for that week, especially this far out. (Must be more spring breakers than usual that week.)

Any suggestions securing a room? Should I call member services on a regular basis. Do I need to ask for a specific person each time?

Thanks for your help!
__________________
Amy
Knit1Purl2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2011, 07:53 PM   #9
BirdsOfPreyDave


DIS Veteran
 
BirdsOfPreyDave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Portsmouth, VA
Posts: 5,334

Quote:
Originally Posted by disneygal922 View Post
Tomorrow, well today I suppose, is our 7 month mark for are vacation! We will be up bright and early to hopefully get a one bedroom at Hilton Head!!! I'm so excited as we've never been to South Carolina! Wish us luck!
LOL, are we wishing you luck to get your reservation, or because you're going to South Carolina?

I knew what you meant, but it made me chuckle when I read it.

Congratulations on getting the room you wanted. We're visiting Vero Beach for the first time next summer. I've booked the room for cash with Member Services, and will try to get it on points when I reach my 7-month mark. Hope I get that same pixie dust you found.
__________________
Help! I'm addicted to profile badges! Check out my SSR FAQ here.
BirdsOfPreyDave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 01:49 AM   #10
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

Quote:
Originally Posted by CruznLexi View Post
I booked cash for August and then when it is time I convert some of it into points.
I didn't know you could do that. Can you do that for any DVC resort?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Simba's Mom View Post
Even though it's just DH and I, also, we always prefer a 1 BR at HHI. I think it's all part of the relax feeling.
I agree. DSis in law might join us so either way it is nice to have that extra space!

Quote:
Originally Posted by ssawka View Post
Congratulations!

I didn't know you can do that! Isn't it different inventory like at WDW?
Thanks, that's what thought too.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Knit1Purl2 View Post
We're on the wait list for the first week of April. A bit disappointing because usually we have not trouble booking a room for that week, especially this far out. (Must be more spring breakers than usual that week.)

Any suggestions securing a room? Should I call member services on a regular basis. Do I need to ask for a specific person each time?

Thanks for your help!
I don't know that there is anything special to do. I would definitely call every so often to check and see what becomes available, especially if your room size is flexible.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BirdsOfPreyDave View Post
LOL, are we wishing you luck to get your reservation, or because you're going to South Carolina?

I knew what you meant, but it made me chuckle when I read it.

Congratulations on getting the room you wanted. We're visiting Vero Beach for the first time next summer. I've booked the room for cash with Member Services, and will try to get it on points when I reach my 7-month mark. Hope I get that same pixie dust you found.
I didn't even realize that phrase could be confusing until you mentioned it. I was hoping for luck getting the room. Good luck to you with Vero Beach.
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 01:53 AM   #11
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

So now that we are booked, should I put a request in for a specific building, view or room? Does anyone know where I can get more info on things to do other than dvcmember? We are going to drive down to Savannah one day for sure (mostly so I can eat at Paula Deen's restaurant). But really that is all I know so far!
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 07:45 AM   #12
DisneyStarWisher
Love My DVC!!!
 
DisneyStarWisher's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Kentucky
Posts: 2,133

All of the 1 BRs are in the main lodge (Buildings 11/12) except for 5 which are under the GVs (Buildings 16, 18, 19, 28, and 30). I would suggest requesting "top floor, marsh view." That request would apply to only the ones in the main lodge. I've heard you don't want to be under a GV because of noise issues.
__________________
DisneyStarWisher is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-14-2011, 12:24 PM   #13
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

Quote:
Originally Posted by DisneyStarWisher View Post
All of the 1 BRs are in the main lodge (Buildings 11/12) except for 5 which are under the GVs (Buildings 16, 18, 19, 28, and 30). I would suggest requesting "top floor, marsh view." That request would apply to only the ones in the main lodge. I've heard you don't want to be under a GV because of noise issues.
Hi! Thanks for the info. I just got off the phone with member services and made the request for a top floor marsh view.

I'm so excited I can finally plan for a new vacation. It feels like years since we last went on vacation and it's only been 7 months since WDW.

All suggestions are welcome!
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 06:05 PM   #14
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

Hi Everyone! It's been a long time since I've been around here but guess what??? I'm on vacation at HHI!! I have no obligations while I am here and am so incredibly excited to relax for the next week. We did get our request I put in. We are in Building 12 with a marsh-ish view. Actually we have a view of the building next door and the marsh. It is beautiful here! I'll post some photos later tonight. Now, we are deciding dinner!!
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #15
disneygal922
DIS Veteran
 
disneygal922's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Posts: 1,940

We're here!!




The view from our villa.
straight ahead-ish (a little left)

to the right

to the left

straight down
__________________


me (30) DH(30) DD(infant) minnie(3.5) fiona (3ish)

Last edited by disneygal922; 05-13-2012 at 10:58 PM.
disneygal922 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:14 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.