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Old 09-04-2012, 05:56 PM   #31
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Are you in a 1 bedroom???

Pictures are nice....loved renting the chair for the day.

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We are in a 2 bedroom villa. Picture is of the master room only. Biggest hotel room any of us have ever been in--we're loving it!!
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Ughhh soo jealous! Gorgeous pictures! Don't you love the lobby?! Have a fabulous time!
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Old 09-05-2012, 07:54 AM   #33
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Ughhh soo jealous! Gorgeous pictures! Don't you love the lobby?! Have a fabulous time!
I do love the lobby! And the whole theme of the resort! This place is gorgeous.
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Old 09-05-2012, 09:33 AM   #34
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Loving your report... Vero beach looks amazing! We just spent a week at Disney's Hilton Head and fell in love with it. However my kids have requested our next beach trip to have a blue ocean... Is the water at Vero blue? I can't tell? Thx
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #35
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Loving your report... Vero beach looks amazing! We just spent a week at Disney's Hilton Head and fell in love with it. However my kids have requested our next beach trip to have a blue ocean... Is the water at Vero blue? I can't tell? Thx
Thanks for joining in! Vero Beach is beautiful! The water is very blue and very warm, which is what I like in an ocean. Glad you had fun at HHI! That's on our list for the future.
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:08 PM   #36
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Another great day!:
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Old 09-05-2012, 01:09 PM   #37
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Old 09-06-2012, 12:14 PM   #38
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We left beautiful Vero Beach this morning. Always hard to leave the resorts behind. I'm going to the other side of Florida through the weekend, so I won't be able to start my TR until after I am back. Can't wait to share our experience with all of you.
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We left beautiful Vero Beach this morning. Always hard to leave the resorts behind. I'm going to the other side of Florida through the weekend, so I won't be able to start my TR until after I am back. Can't wait to share our experience with all of you.
Wow... that was fast. I can't believe it is over. Hope the rest of your trip is just as fun!
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Old 09-06-2012, 08:02 PM   #40
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Heading to VB next month looking forward to your Trip Report
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Can't wait for more TR and hopefully some pics!

We are scheduled to arrive at VB for our first ever stay on October 5...staying for 10 days. So excited!
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Old 09-08-2012, 07:41 PM   #42
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Wow... that was fast. I can't believe it is over. Hope the rest of your trip is just as fun!
It was over too fast, but super fun.

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Can't wait for more TR and hopefully some pics!

We are scheduled to arrive at VB for our first ever stay on October 5...staying for 10 days. So excited!
Oh, I have plenty of pictures! Can't wait to share it with you--I will start the report Monday afternoon when I'm back! You'll have a wonderful trip! 10 days sounds like bliss!
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Day 1 : Part 1

9/4/2012
Traveling and Check-In


Our day started very early...3:45 a.m. to be exact. Chris and I left early enough so we could drive up to the Boston airport from Cape Code, in order to catch our 7:00 a.m. flight. Our flight was uneventful, which is always good, because I am a nervous flyer. We landed in Orlando around 10:00 a.m.. We met up with my parents, who got in about 30 minutes prior from Pittsburgh, so everything was timed out really well. We claimed our baggage and headed for the rental car.

The car ride was also uneventful. The approximate 1 hour and 45 minute ride was good for catching up with my parents, though, who I hadn't seen since April.

Pulling into the resort!


We arrived at Disney's Vero Beach Resort around noon and headed to the front desk. I was hoping that our room would be ready for us upon arrival, since I utilized the online check-in and entered our arrival time, but no such luck. So, we decided to park our rental car and wander around the resort until the room was ready.

Lobby chandelier


Island Grove Packing Co. (Gift shop)


Everything in the main building


We walked past the pool area and headed straight for the beach. We were in complete awe over the blue sky, blue water, and practically empty white sand beaches. It was gorgeous!









With my parents


With the hubby


After soaking in the view, we decided to go over to the pool area to grab some lunch.

To be continued…
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Old 09-11-2012, 10:43 AM   #44
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Day 1 : Part 2

9/4/2012
Lunch at Bleachers


We walked over to the pool area and scanned over the menu offerings at Bleachers.

Bleachers - The Quick Service and pool bar at Vero Beach




We were given a buzzer for our food, so we walked down by the pool to find a table.

Our view at lunch


I don't remember what my Daddy ordered…oops, but Chris got the Caribbean Cuban Sandwich and my Mommy and I shared the Tropical Chicken Pita.

My half of the Tropical Chicken Pita


Parrot Punch - Bartender's special of the day


My food was really good, especially for a quick service meal. Not dry or flavorless, like some at the parks. I really enjoyed the pineapple in the wrap and the pita bread itself. I heard a lot of positive feedback from the rest of the group, too. We even started to plan what we'd order the next day!

As we digested, I looked around and fell in love with the little details and puns Disney placed around the pool area. I couldn't get over these signs.:

Fitness Center


Restrooms


Sauna


After lunch, we decided to walk down and explore the other end of the property. Disney's Vero Beach is much smaller than I thought it was going to be, but I liked that it was easy to navigate. Chris loved the fact it was smaller--He likes to constantly remind me that our last resort stay (Caribbean Beach) was a pain to walk around.

Anyways, on our walk, we stumbled upon the cool sign that points to all the different DVC resorts, minus Aulani. I had to snag a picture pointing to my favorite, Wilderness Lodge!:

Only 116 miles away!


By now it was around 3:00 p.m., and we were getting super anxious to be assigned a room. We walked back to vacation home 15, where we were told our room was going to be, and called the front desk. They told us that Mousekeeping just finished our room and that we could head up to room #1523. Hooray!

To be continued…
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Old 09-11-2012, 12:03 PM   #45
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Day 1 : Part 3

9/4/2012
Our 2-Bedroom Villa #1523


We went to the rental car, pulled out our luggage, and then took the elevator up to the 2nd floor. I thought the buildings were set up quite cleverly. The ground floor is actually a covered garage with three floors of resort rooms stacked above that.

View of the garage [bottom level] from the first floor


The vacation village is shaped like a big rectangle, with all sorts of lush greenery in the middle. It was so pretty.

Landscaping in the middle


We arrived on the second floor and found our room. I was so excited to see what was behind the door, since we had never stayed in a villa before! The front desk had told us that we had one of the biggest style rooms on property and that it was awesome (aside from the 3-bedroom, of course). In we went!





The first set of doors on the left led you into the master bath (shower and tub), which was also connected to the King Bedroom. Chris and I claimed this room for ourselves.







Lobster towel


What's that in the window?


Yes, Chris climbed inside the tub…


But it was pretty epic


I walked across the hall to my parents room to see what their layout looked like. The second bedroom was just as nice as the first. They were quite happy.





Turtle towel




Once we put our bags down, we walked into the common area to see the rest of the place.

Living room


Kitchenette


Dining


Back porch


We were in love with this 2-bedroom villa. We hadn't even been in the room for more than 10 minutes when my parents decided we had to book a 2-bedroom the next time we went to Disney!

After we soaked in some of the A.C. from our room, we decided to change and head down to the beach!

To be continued…
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