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Old 04-12-2013, 07:30 PM   #1186
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Do you have to be an owner to stay at here? I need room for 3 adults 3 kids. We are bringing the nanny and she needs her own space. I am hoping for a 3 bedroom. How do I make reservations?
No, most people rent points. I use vacationupgrades.com and then many use vacationstrategy to rent the week(s). Many use other sources such as ebay, redweek, etc but the first two I have never had an issue with.

For example I was able to get 2 2BR units this May for around $70-$80 a night per room. We stayed for 2 weeks last year and one week we had a 2BR unit for $110 and then the 2nd week we had a 3BR unit for $150. Love staying here, even when not going to the parks.
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Old 04-12-2013, 07:56 PM   #1187
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Please tell me we will love WBC! I know I can't be the first person to say this. I am a Disney die hard and have always said I would never stay off site. With the raising prices and the thought there might not be free dining we could not pass up on the price of $625 for 7 nights! With tickets that puts us around $2000. A package onsite with reset and tickets is $3600. Of course now we are talking about doing the things I swore I would never do on a Disney vacation such as packing lunches. I am excited about the money we are saving but afraid it will just not be what I am use to.
We're here now. I'm a DVC member and was short on points so I decided to give WBC a try. It's fantastic! The rooms are gorgeous and the staff is wonderful. There are 2 lazy river pools and other pools too. There is an onsite putt putt golf course and crafts classes are available. It's a short drive or taxi ride to anywhere on Disney property. I would not hesitate to stay here again. From the balcony of our room, I can see all but the lowest fireworks of Illuminations. You can't see that from many of Disney's own resorts.
Last year, I recommended WBC to my brother and his wife as well. They loved it better than the Disney resorts.
Come here with an open mind and you'll see all of the pluses.

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Old 04-12-2013, 09:36 PM   #1188
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Only 2 of each this early? Oh no OK well now I'll manage my expectations about getting BC) Thanks.
The site just may not let you see all the inventory. I have never not been able to get what I want at any Wyndham Resort. If you actually own at WBC, you have more priority than someone looking to stay there who isn't an owner. My recommendation is as soon as you close, try to book at the site www.wyndhamvacationresorts.com and then call if you have any problems.
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Old 04-12-2013, 09:44 PM   #1189
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Thank you for the wonderful reviews. I am starting to feel a little better. I know I should be happy because we are at Disney and honestly we never are in our room so I am not even sure why I care. I think I am the only one in the family nervous. My kids don't care where we stay as long as there are two bathrooms and we go to Disney. Haha
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:03 PM   #1190
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Thank you for the wonderful reviews. I am starting to feel a little better. I know I should be happy because we are at Disney and honestly we never are in our room so I am not even sure why I care. I think I am the only one in the family nervous. My kids don't care where we stay as long as there are two bathrooms and we go to Disney. Haha
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:45 PM   #1191
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The site just may not let you see all the inventory. I have never not been able to get what I want at any Wyndham Resort. If you actually own at WBC, you have more priority than someone looking to stay there who isn't an owner. My recommendation is as soon as you close, try to book at the site www.wyndhamvacationresorts.com and then call if you have any problems.
Thanks for all your help!
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Old 04-12-2013, 10:56 PM   #1192
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Hi all! My family loves Bonnet Creek as well but I thought I would just try to put a helpful warning out there. Try to buy from a recommended seller. Some of the people on ebay are excellent. I have had great results with sellisku (his name is Scott and he is extremely responsive and helpful) and 5 Star Resort Vacations (seller name timesharemail), but I have just had a not so great experience with renting-resorts. I want to stress something here, there is a renting_resorts that I have not dealt with and has 100% positive feedback, but renting-resorts has been a bit of a nightmare. So underscore appears good, dash bad.

Here is my story... I purchased a 12 night 4BR pres stay for 4/14-4/24 on 2/16 and though he took my payment he has still not given me confirmation. According to other sellers he may have tried to rebook my room at the 60 day mark for a lower rate and lost it. Now he will not get back with me and I have opened a case on ebay. Unfortunately I now have no room and a lot of ressies I am finding I can't replace. Daughter's bbb at the castle and Be Our Guest reservations for a family of 9!!! I am so disheartened by this, but I kept thinking he would get back with me and now here I am 2 weeks before we are supposed to leave unsure of what to do next. I still haven't got my money back and it was not a small sum, and I booked 3 more nights at WBC in a 3br deluxe to round out our stay that I will likely have to eat 1/2 the cost of unless the seller can resell it, which he (NOT renting-resorts) has graciously offered to do. So just a word of caution that to keep things magical don't always trust the ratings on ebay (he has a 96.7% positive feedback) if you are more than 60 days out. Go with someone reputable and verify that you will get your confirmation asap.

Good luck and magic to all!
Just wanted to follow-up on my reservation woes. It turned out alright, and we got a room but we had to book it through someone else. I want to point out again that renting_resorts is not the same as renting-resorts. I tried to buy through renting-resorts and if you book more than 60 days out they try to rebook the stay at 60 days in order to get it for a cheaper amount of points, but sometimes they get unlucky and lose it, such as in my case. The worst part was not getting a response and having to open a case on ebay. He did refund my money; however, I was left scrambling to find a room that worked for our vacation at the last minute! Renting_resorts however is run by Brooke Hondel and I have nothing but good things to say about my interaction there. Quick responses to emails, very quick confirmations and worked to try and find other dates for me. Wonderful service all the way around, and no concerns about losing my reservation and getting no responses. Just wanted to give kudos to renting_resorts, and may I stress the underscore! Thanks
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Old 04-13-2013, 04:02 AM   #1193
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Do you have to be an owner to stay at here? I need room for 3 adults 3 kids. We are bringing the nanny and she needs her own space. I am hoping for a 3 bedroom. How do I make reservations?
As far as I know you don't, in the UK you can book through travel agents. Look on the web site you can book direct with them
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Old 04-13-2013, 05:59 AM   #1194
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We have always stayed on property. Because of rising prices and lack of free dinning we chose to try Bonnet Creek last year. It was AMAZING. We are going again May 22nd to June 2nd. You will not be sorry. The unit are beautiful. My family loved the lazy river and all of the pools. We saved a ton by making a Walmart trip and eating breakfast and some dinners in our room. Heck we saved a ton by being able to make our own cocktails at night versus the pool bars. We also LOVED having a washer/dryer in the unit. We just tossed a load in every morning before hitting the parks. It was also nice to have a living room and separate bedroom. I think you will LOVE it and probably never go back to staying on site again. I felt like I was still in the Disney bubble. Enjoy your trip
ITA. We have stayed onsite from The Boardwalk to Pop Century, but we absolutely love BC and wouldn't even think of staying anywhere else. BC is so close to the parks, it really does feel like you are in the Disney bubble. We have stayed at Windsor Hills, but like the resort feel of Bonnet Creek. Eating breakfast in the room saved us a ton of money and having the washer and dryer was wonderful.
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Old 04-13-2013, 09:10 AM   #1195
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I own at BC and absolutely love it!
I have a question for those who have stayed there and bought Disney tickets there. Even though I have stayed there many times, I never really paid attention that they sold Disney tickets - I always bought them ahead of time. Due to some unsure plans, I haven't bought my tickets yet for our trip in two weeks. Are the prices the same and can you add something like the water park option right there? Thanks.
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:05 AM   #1196
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Trying to book my first Bonnet Creek but striking out on a 3 bedroom because of the short notice.

How does $599 sound for a 2bed/2 bath for 7 nights sounds?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:15 AM   #1197
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Trying to book my first Bonnet Creek but striking out on a 3 bedroom because of the short notice.

How does $599 sound for a 2bed/2 bath for 7 nights sounds?


I think that sounds great myself a bargain. Well I'd be happy to pay it for sure!!
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:20 AM   #1198
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Trying to book my first Bonnet Creek but striking out on a 3 bedroom because of the short notice.

How does $599 sound for a 2bed/2 bath for 7 nights sounds?
That's a great rate! We're paying $1120 for 2 bed for 7 nights towards the end of June. But June is a higher priced season so I expected it. When are you going?
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Old 04-13-2013, 10:21 AM   #1199
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That's a great rate! We're paying $1120 for 2 bed for 7 nights towards the end of June. But June is a higher priced season so I expected it. When are you going?
My dates are flexible. Currently I am thinking the first week of May. But dang I really need a 3 bedroom. Oh well Beggers cant be choosers


Also how do you verify an ebay seller is legit. They have 100% feedback with over 150 reviews.

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Old 04-13-2013, 03:17 PM   #1200
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We are going down in Sept. I will be interested in hearing what you think.
Who did you book through? I browsed back in the thread, but was unable to find that information. I've stayed at WBC previously, renting points from a friend, but this time we need to book elsewhere. Thanks for any insight you provide. (And anybody else, too!)

We're flexible as to how many days we stay at WBC. We're likely going to have 9 nights altogether in Orlando, but are flexible with regard to moving hotels, if needed. (We also have Hilton points, so this gives us flexibility to maybe not use WBC on an expensive holiday weekend, that is part of our stay).
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