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Old 01-26-2013, 09:01 AM   #2521
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Can I ask what the noise issue you had was?

Sure, the first room we were given was the very last one on the 4th floor. A very looooong walk from the elevator. But, I was ok with that because I booked a standard view. But, when on the balcony (which is very important to me) there was a noise coming from below. It was from behind a solid fence with many trees in front of it so I couldn't see what was causing the noise. It sounded like possibly a generator from some sort of construction. I felt it was intrusive to relaxing on the balcony or trying to talk on my cel phone. The next am I could hear it through the balcony door around 6:00 a.m.

We requested a move and we were moved the next afternoon. It was a small hasstle loading the suitcases up and moving them to bell services to wait for the second room but it was definitely worth the move. Much quieter location two doors from the CL lounge and I didn't hear the noise from the balcony.

I asked if anyone knew what was causing this noise a few posts back but no one really responded. I wish I knew if it is a permanent noise or temporary because there would be quite a few rooms affected by this. I walked around the grounds under our original room and I could see where we would not have been the only ones to hear it. I will say that some may not mind, but coming from the cold in Ohio the balcony is a big plus on our January trips
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:09 AM   #2522
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We are considering a BWV stay rather than the Inn for December - I've read some negative reviews that the rooms are in need of a refurb - would love to hear some feedback from those who have recently stayed, are they okay or in need? We are thinking of a 1 bedroom.

Also, are the showers separate from the tubs in the 1 bedroom?
We did a split stay at SSR & BWV. I thought both were about the same. Very nice, clean and comfortable. They say ssr is bigger but I didn't notice any difference. We did have issues with the toilets in two of the rooms at bwv but someone came and fixed it. The couch at bwv was more comfortable than ssr. We are already planning out next trip for bwv.

The showers are separate from the tub.
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:26 AM   #2523
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If you are booking on points, you start about a week or so before the first night you need. Then the next day you dropthe first day and add another day, until you get the days you need. Members sometimes to this for hard to get reservations.

So if you were booking Jan 1, you start today and book Dec 24 through Dec 30. Tomorrow you drop Dec 24 and add Dec 31. The next day you drop Dec 25 and add Jan 1. And so on.
If you have a reservation already booked, does this give you a better chance of getting the next day compared to someone who is booking a new reservation?
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Old 01-26-2013, 09:31 AM   #2524
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We are so excited!! Booked it through RCI, so not sure what we will end up with. What can I request? I know I do NOT want to be first floor. Can I even request this as it's an RCI reservation? We are going in June, never done that before, so worried about crowds, but we will deal with that. We have stayed in a studio before, but only for two nights before a BLT check in. We just love the location of the Boardwalk, can't beat it!! We could have gotten a 2BR at VWL, but went for the location over space. Love reading through this thread!!
Can I ask why you don't want 1 st floor? We just came back and stayed on the 1st floor and loved it.
Im planning a trip for next year and wanted first floor but maybe we should try something different.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
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Old 01-26-2013, 01:39 PM   #2525
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What category do you have to be booked to request Village Green? Thank you!
Village Green would be pool/garden - Preferred on points, but not BW view.

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We are considering a BWV stay rather than the Inn for December - I've read some negative reviews that the rooms are in need of a refurb - would love to hear some feedback from those who have recently stayed, are they okay or in need? We are thinking of a 1 bedroom.

Also, are the showers separate from the tubs in the 1 bedroom?
The BWV were renovated about three years ago. The theme is more like Grandma's summer beach home than upscale adult only resort. The tub is a jacuzzi type tube in the area next to the master bedroom. The shower is in the same space as the toilet (but the toilet may have a door separating it from the shower area - some of the villas do and some don't. They all start looking the same after a while.

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If you have a reservation already booked, does this give you a better chance of getting the next day compared to someone who is booking a new reservation?
If you have already booked the day before, it kind of gives you a lock on the next day as well. That's why walking the reservation (as much of a pain in the patootie as it is) works pretty well. It just depends on how far out you have to walk it.
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Can I ask why you don't want 1 st floor? We just came back and stayed on the 1st floor and loved it.
Im planning a trip for next year and wanted first floor but maybe we should try something different.
Any thoughts would be appreciated.
First floor rooms always freak me out, no matter where we stay. I don't like seeing the people walking past my window. Personal preference.
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We are considering a BWV stay rather than the Inn for December - I've read some negative reviews that the rooms are in need of a refurb - would love to hear some feedback from those who have recently stayed, are they okay or in need? We are thinking of a 1 bedroom.

Also, are the showers separate from the tubs in the 1 bedroom?
The shower, toilet, and small (but not tiny) sink are in one room, the hot tub and master sink are in a separate room, that latter room is separated from the bedroom by a slatted window pass through that can be opened or closed. The shower/toilet room also has a separate exit to the living room so there can be privacy between the two sink areas.

We love the 1BR, my wife takes over the master sink and I use the sink in the room with the toilet. The king bed is very comfortable. Overall it's a lot of room, makes us feel relaxed.
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First floor rooms always freak me out, no matter where we stay. I don't like seeing the people walking past my window. Personal preference.
We're the same way, we wouldn't want first floor either for the same reason you give.
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We're the same way, we wouldn't want first floor either for the same reason you give.
We had a garden view first floor and no walkway for people to walk by it was fab
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The BWV were renovated about three years ago. The theme is more like Grandma's summer beach home than upscale adult only resort. The tub is a jacuzzi type tube in the area next to the master bedroom. The shower is in the same space as the toilet (but the toilet may have a door separating it from the shower area - some of the villas do and some don't. They all start looking the same after a while.
I didn't realize that some have the split master bath and others don't, the layout on the member site shows it as split. I wonder if there is any way to find out which are which as I do like the split when we are maxing out a room.
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First floor rooms always freak me out, no matter where we stay. I don't like seeing the people walking past my window. Personal preference.
Yes I can see that. Also if your by the pool you have to keep your curtain closed. I like the first floor because I like being able to walk right out to the pool. Like your own backyard.
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I didn't realize that some have the split master bath and others don't, the layout on the member site shows it as split. I wonder if there is any way to find out which are which as I do like the split when we are maxing out a room.
No, what I was saying as at VWL, there is no door that separates the toilet from the shower/sink area. At SSR and BCV, there is a door that separates the toilet from the shower, but you have to enter by the shower to get to the toilet. At OKW, the shower and toilet are in the same space and the tub is in separate space. At BLT, the shower and toilet are in the same space with a rolling door between them and the sink/tub area.

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Yes I can see that. Also if your by the pool you have to keep your curtain closed. I like the first floor because I like being able to walk right out to the pool. Like your own backyard.
But you can't lock the patio door, so anyone can enter that way. Plus the patios are usually surrounded by shrubbery of some type and you really aren't supposed to walk through the shrubbery.
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Does anyone know what the exact day the pool refurb will be finished?
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No, what I was saying as at VWL, there is no door that separates the toilet from the shower/sink area. At SSR and BCV, there is a door that separates the toilet from the shower, but you have to enter by the shower to get to the toilet. At OKW, the shower and toilet are in the same space and the tub is in separate space. At BLT, the shower and toilet are in the same space with a rolling door between them and the sink/tub area.
BWV seems to be the same layout as OKW unless I'm missing something.
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