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Old 08-11-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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BCV Update

Does anyone know the last time or the next time the BCV rooms will be updated? I keep reading how dated the rooms are. With that said we plan to stay there during our next trip regardless. I'm just curious. The location and the pool make it our favorite resort.
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Old 08-11-2012, 10:02 AM   #2
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Does anyone know the last time or the next time the BCV rooms will be updated? I keep reading how dated the rooms are. With that said we plan to stay there during our next trip regardless. I'm just curious. The location and the pool make it our favorite resort.
The decor at BCV is not the same as the BC. The BC is decorated like an upscale, high dollar beach resort. BCV is decorated like Grammy's beach home at Cape May, NJ. So it isn't dated, it's themed. Big difference.

Plus they replace soft goods all the time and repaint when needed. But the look doesn't change. Even OKW with the first renovation since in opened in 1992 happening in 2011 didn't change all that much (except for colors and bedspreads). VWL opened before BCV and it hasn't had a complete refurbishment yet either. We pay for those so they don't happen with the same frequency as the Disney owned resorts.
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Old 08-11-2012, 12:08 PM   #3
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BCV is decorated like Grammy's beach home at Cape May, NJ. So it isn't dated, it's themed. Big difference.
Great point!
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Old 08-11-2012, 02:42 PM   #4
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Thanks for update! :-) Sounds great! I can't wait!
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Old 08-11-2012, 03:23 PM   #5
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We own at BCV and have stayed there the last 4 years. They did a pretty big refurb on the rooms about 20 months or so ago.
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Old 08-13-2012, 12:18 PM   #6
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The decor at BCV is not the same as the BC. The BC is decorated like an upscale, high dollar beach resort. BCV is decorated like Grammy's beach home at Cape May, NJ.
Then Grandma's got some serious cash!
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I remember a few years ago getting a studio that was so sad looking. I tracked down the maintenance manager and told them that if that stuff was sold on ebay mousesurplus, I'd send it back! Ironically, I got the same studio last year and the whole unit was ***** and span new. We've never had a serius issue with things looking old except that once.
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Then Grandma's got some serious cash!
Sorry, couldn't resisit a Samantha Brown moment. Anyone else remember that?
I still have the WL episode on DVR, but they haven't aired the BC episode in years. I actually think I have a copy on VHS, somewhere! hehe
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The decor at BCV is not the same as the BC. The BC is decorated like an upscale, high dollar beach resort. BCV is decorated like Grammy's beach home at Cape May, NJ. So it isn't dated, it's themed. Big difference.
I find this interesting since the sales guides are constantly hyping the "deluxe resort" experience even though this is your "home away from home." I wonder why DVC chose to go this route. It was the deluxe resorts that sold me on the DVC concept. I found SSR to feel very old granny in its decor also.
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Great point!

I agree it's not dated!
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I find this interesting since the sales guides are constantly hyping the "deluxe resort" experience even though this is your "home away from home." I wonder why DVC chose to go this route. It was the deluxe resorts that sold me on the DVC concept. I found SSR to feel very old granny in its decor also.
It's not "very old granny"; it's themed.
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It is themed to be a comfortable home away from home, like a private cottage you may rent. It is not supposed to have a luxury resort theme, even though it shares amenties with the deluxe resort. DVC is your vacation HOME, not a hotel room.
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It is themed to be a comfortable home away from home, like a private cottage you may rent. It is not supposed to have a luxury resort theme, even though it shares amenties with the deluxe resort. DVC is your vacation HOME, not a hotel room.
We avoid luxury type hotels with the kids.
Too many things to break and sharp corners to bump little heads.
We love the Home feeling.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:06 AM   #13
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We own at BCV and have stayed there the last 4 years. They did a pretty big refurb on the rooms about 20 months or so ago.
I guess it is a matter of opinion, but I think the BCV looks quite dated. The refurb was mainly upholstery that is designed to take a beating. The themeing just needs to be updated, not abandoned. Also the extras like pillows and decorative objects have been removed. Finally they just installed.some of the cheapest, tackiest kitchen appliances on the market. Unbelievable, really, for any "deluxe" condo. We have owned there since it opened and love the location and pool areas, and we try not to let the other stuff bother us. I also wish they would lose the artificial flowers in the lobby - really could do a live arrangement without breaking the budget.
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Old 08-18-2012, 08:16 AM   #14
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Granny's (my) Cape May NJ home is just fine, thank you! I love BCV & our home! We also have the print of the NJ coast in our home, BCV has it in the dedicated 2 bedrooms, maybe in other villas as well!

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Old 08-19-2012, 10:38 AM   #15
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agreed with this statement. Everyone talks about how its themed of Grandmas Cape may getaway cottage....but times change and grandmas getaway cottage at cape may isnt the same anymore as this one was themed off of Theres a new era of grandma's and how things look, we arent in the 70s anymore.

The BVC could be updated wholely with the new but keeping the same theme, they just choose not to to probably save money.


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I guess it is a matter of opinion, but I think the BCV looks quite dated. The refurb was mainly upholstery that is designed to take a beating. The themeing just needs to be updated, not abandoned. Also the extras like pillows and decorative objects have been removed. Finally they just installed.some of the cheapest, tackiest kitchen appliances on the market. Unbelievable, really, for any "deluxe" condo. We have owned there since it opened and love the location and pool areas, and we try not to let the other stuff bother us. I also wish they would lose the artificial flowers in the lobby - really could do a live arrangement without breaking the budget.
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