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Old 08-14-2012, 06:53 PM   #781
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When you say an early walk to see the sunrise and nests what time was this?? We go to Disney on Friday and then have a week at Vero so cant wait to get there now x
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I was on the beach by 6:30 and the sun was up by 7:00ish. The conservationists were on the beach by 7 each day.

And, I too have multiple no-see-um bites. We have been there in November without any issues. They come out in the mist of the morning and at sunset...nastey little critters. I look like I have measles on my legs!!!


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Old 08-14-2012, 09:32 PM   #782
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No where near the standard I expected.

Hi I have just spent a night at vero beach before going to the boardwalk. My impression of the resort having now been there, is not good. The resort looks a little bit tatty and the room we had though large had seen better days. The TV must be only 22", a magnifying glass placed in front of it would be a good idea. It was in the old surround from the days of CRT and basically bolted to the old swivel stand, how motel 8 !!! Honestly the place reminded me of a well worn motel, the lifts are tatty and worn, the decor of the bathrooms looks like a late 1980 movie, the whole place needs a serious lump of cash spending on it to get it back to some sort of Disney standard. I am now at the boardwalk, not a new resort but the standard of everything is far higher. Sorry if this upsets some folks but really the quality of this place really surprised me and we were simply glad that we were not there for an extended stay.
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Old 08-15-2012, 12:27 AM   #783
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We paid cash for a one bedroom during Spring Break. I booked on the early side but we were able to get it. (Also a mom of 3.)
The extra space was nice!

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thanks for answering. Were you able to get a discount, or did you pay rack rate for Break?

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Old 08-15-2012, 04:51 AM   #784
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We arrive at the end of the month after our Dream cruise. Is it common to find kid size chairs/toys around to use? This is our first trip to Vero and I am not sure what to expect.
If you go to eb and flos's they had spare buckets for the beach that we returned when we were done. They also had some pool toys that we borrowed. They have the usual things (ping pong, pool table, bocce ball, sand bag toss game) that are all available for DVCer's. The beach chairs are rentable for the lounge chairs. I happened upon some chairs for the kids and put them back under the dock....that would be a hit or miss situation I think.

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Old 08-15-2012, 08:59 AM   #785
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I asked this question (well one of these questions) on an older thread, but you all are the experts so thought I'd ask again here.

I'm thinking of doing Vero for part of our Break (if available) and I don't want to use points. Are there ever cash discounts for peak season? Is there ever an AP rate?

I have 3 kids--my youngest will be three. Is my only option a 1BD? Those Inn rooms are all just for 4 people, right? With only 3 villa buildings I'm worried it will be difficult to get a 1BD on cash.

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We have a cash reservation but it's for a studio, not sure how the availability may be for a 1BD. We booked with Birnbaum discount, we were able to get 20% off. Here is the information from Mousesavers.

Birnbaum’s Walt Disney World 2012 has a coupon in the back with a code good for 10% – 20% off accommodations:

Get 10% off most nights when arriving 3/11/12-3/31/12, 4/13/12-4/14/12, 5/28/12-7/2/12, 7/8/12-8/18/12.
Get 20% off most nights when arriving 1/1/12-2/17/12, 2/24/12-3/10/12, 4/15/12-5/23/12, 8/19/12-8/30/12, 9/3/12-10/4/12, 10/7/12-11/19/12, 11/24/12-12/24/12.
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Please add to the roll call... reservations for 2 from 12/7 - 12/10.

This is our first time visit and will be celebrating out 24th anniversary!
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Old 08-15-2012, 04:49 PM   #787
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thanks for answering. Were you able to get a discount, or did you pay rack rate for Break?

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That's what I'm thinking is the only option besides using points. I don't think there are discounts for the week before Easter!
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We just stayed for the first time at VB on 8/4, the night before we set sail on the Dream, and we LOVED it. We had actually planned to stay at the Country Inn at Port Canaveral that night and to just stop for lunch at VB on our way to the port from Miami. But, we so loved our lunch at the Green Cabin Room and the overall resort that we stopped at the front desk "just to ask" if by some chance there might be a room open on points that night-- and there WAS! Garden view, but we didn't mind as we were just thrilled to be there.

Enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Shutters and overall thought the resort was in great shape with all the Disney touches we'd expect. (Had no idea at the time that it was one of the older DVC resorts so that says something.) So glad we had the chance to visit and definitely look forward to returning!
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We stayed in a beach cottage last week for two nights (8/8-8/10). We fell in love with the resort even before we saw our cottage (and that was just the icing on the cake). Absolutely beautiful resort, incredible cottage, incredible views, and incredible Disney hospitality. It was our first stay at Vero and we WILL return. I saw 3 newly hatched sea turtles make their first trip to the ocean on Thursday morning, and watched two incredible sunrises from our balcony. We all love WDW, but we were really sad to leave Vero to return to WDW on Friday. It was a piece of paradise.
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We just stayed for the first time at VB on 8/4, the night before we set sail on the Dream, and we LOVED it. We had actually planned to stay at the Country Inn at Port Canaveral that night and to just stop for lunch at VB on our way to the port from Miami. But, we so loved our lunch at the Green Cabin Room and the overall resort that we stopped at the front desk "just to ask" if by some chance there might be a room open on points that night-- and there WAS! Garden view, but we didn't mind as we were just thrilled to be there.

Enjoyed dinner and breakfast at Shutters and overall thought the resort was in great shape with all the Disney touches we'd expect. (Had no idea at the time that it was one of the older DVC resorts so that says something.) So glad we had the chance to visit and definitely look forward to returning!
Glad you loved it... Have a great trip on the Dream. You're gonna love that too!
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We stayed in a beach cottage last week for two nights (8/8-8/10). We fell in love with the resort even before we saw our cottage (and that was just the icing on the cake). Absolutely beautiful resort, incredible cottage, incredible views, and incredible Disney hospitality. It was our first stay at Vero and we WILL return. I saw 3 newly hatched sea turtles make their first trip to the ocean on Thursday morning, and watched two incredible sunrises from our balcony. We all love WDW, but we were really sad to leave Vero to return to WDW on Friday. It was a piece of paradise.
Hey Heather, glad you had such a good time. You are lucky to get to see hatchlings! I'm envious. A piece of paradise... Yes.
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We stayed in a beach cottage last week for two nights (8/8-8/10). We fell in love with the resort even before we saw our cottage (and that was just the icing on the cake). Absolutely beautiful resort, incredible cottage, incredible views, and incredible Disney hospitality. It was our first stay at Vero and we WILL return. I saw 3 newly hatched sea turtles make their first trip to the ocean on Thursday morning, and watched two incredible sunrises from our balcony. We all love WDW, but we were really sad to leave Vero to return to WDW on Friday. It was a piece of paradise.
Oh how wonderful! We've been there for the laying, but not the hatching!!!! We love VB too!
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At Vero Beach right now. Posting this poolside as a matter of fact.

Not sure when they added this but they now have a paddle board for rent. $20 for an hour.
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At Vero Beach right now. Posting this poolside as a matter of fact.

Not sure when they added this but they now have a paddle board for rent. $20 for an hour.
We are considering vb after a cruise so nice to see reports.
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