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Old 02-18-2013, 02:46 AM   #16
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I just did a split stay AKL/OKW last week.

They certainly named the resort well, OLD key west. My goodness the average age of resort guests was like 62!!!

I went to the pool and while the resort may be "hot" for the resale market I can tell you that none of the pool goers were very "hot". Old people everywhere.

OKW even has a shuffleboard court! I bet they have Bingo nights, too.

I'm sure I'll stay at OKW again....in like 30 years when I'm a member of AARP.

But for those of us who don't remember the Roosevelt administration there are better options out there.

(I really, really hated OKW)
HEY I resemble that comment! No need to hate on us "oldsters". You too will get to that point someday if you're lucky.
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Is it just me or are there very few small boardwalk contracts?

It seems like all of the contracts are at least 250 points.
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Old 02-18-2013, 09:27 AM   #18
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Is it just me or are there very few small boardwalk contracts?

It seems like all of the contracts are at least 250 points.
If anyone is really interested in a small contract, I'd suggest calling a Realtor and telling them exactly what you want. It took less than one month for me to get the BWV contract I was looking for and at a great price as well. We purchased the contract BEFORE it got listed. I was looking at 75 points with a specific use year. BAM...... got it !! Of course, you have to use the RIGHT Realtor. Some realtors really move properities and hook up a motivated seller and buyer for a quick sale.
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My wife and I have discussed staying at OKW and making our Disney experience a little different (We own at BLT and, we LOVE IT there.) We are new owners and still have that Commando mode going (see it all, do it all) and we are discussing different approaches. Due to the low "point per night" rates at OKW, I am suggesting that we increase the length of our Stay and do some stuff that is a little OFF the beaten path for us.

To me, we don't spend nearly enough time at the resorts and DVC is just, convenient to the parks for us. OKW looks attractive for us to try some new things.

Funny thing is.... this discussion is not a debate. All I have to suggest is, "why don't we" and BAM !! If it is Disney my wife is ON BOARD immediately !! LOL
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I'm sure I'll stay at OKW again....in like 30 years when I'm a member of AARP. (I really, really hated OKW)
Oh, can we hold you to that? Sure.... You'll stay there before then, just like every other harpie who bashes OKW till they run low on points, or can't get res. anywhere else and/or needs a GV! Then, it's suddenly good enough...... till the trip report comes out!

The more people stay away the better chance I have of booking what I want!

and news flash, Florida is the land of Retirees!
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Interesting. I have been going to OKW for years, since 1992 to be exact. Back when the resort wasn't called Old Key West and was known as The Disney Vacation Club. I always remember seeing a mix of people there, some older people, some younger people, some couples without kids, many teens. Lots of families. Started going before I had kids and now go with the kids, etc., hope to go some day with the grandkids.. To each his own, I guess, that is what is nice about the DVC, there are many options to chose from.

And with no offense meant here, remember (in the paraphrased words of a dearly departed OKW and DISBoards member) that you can sit on the balcony in a room at BWV and reach the refrigerator to grab a beer without getting out of your seat... Maybe that is more your speed?!

I am guessing why OKW is so "hot" now, is that it has a low point cost buy in, AND has one of the longer contract lengths left. If we sold now (not that we want to) we could double our investment from our initial purchase, not to mention the value of the 8 years of free park tickets, it's like we'd vacationed at Disney with free accommodations for 20 years..
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someone posted previously that there are a number of retirees who "winter" using DVC points @ OKW for several weeks. We were there in Aug. and it was all families. We love OKW, esp. since they added the sleeper chair. Love the boardwalk area.
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Is it just me or are there very few small boardwalk contracts?

It seems like all of the contracts are at least 250 points.
That is likely because when Boardwalk started selling, the minimum contract was (I think) 230 points. I know when we purchased in 1997, they had lowered the minimum to something like 210, but we still purchased the 230 anyway.
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That is likely because when Boardwalk started selling, the minimum contract was (I think) 230 points. I know when we purchased in 1997, they had lowered the minimum to something like 210, but we still purchased the 230 anyway.
This is correct, minimum buy in when we bought in 1992 was 230. I know they adjusted it down a number of years later.
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Just wanted to share - a co-worker's in-laws own DVC (SSR). They have gone the last five years - every other year and always stayed at SSR. They usually go in early November. My co-worker has three small children.

She told me that one - she would like to go alone with her family at least once (they always get a 2BDR) and TWO - she would like to stay somewhere else where there are more kids her age like Port Orleans (she stayed here once before her in-laws bought DVC). I make no comment.
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It was 160 points in 2008.
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Old 02-19-2013, 09:29 AM   #27
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This is correct, minimum buy in when we bought in 1992 was 230. I know they adjusted it down a number of years later.

Our original buy in was only 150 points at OKW (only DVC there was), I think it was late 1995, we just made the cut off for the free park tickets. I remember that the ability to buy only 150 was "new", and we needed that lower point option. We later added on 50 at BW. Then sold those 200 to buy 200 at BCV when that opened.

Oddly, we sold OKW because the family fell in love with BCV..... and I thought at that time, that OKW was lots of older folks too. However, we always liked it there, it is so peaceful, huge rooms (family of 6 here!), etc. I loved taking walks in the evening too. I recently stayed at OKW, first time in years, and it is still lovely. This was in October, and it was loaded with families with young kids. Perhaps retirees DO book OKW for long trips in the winter months though. (sounds good to me!)

As many have said, the variety of DVC resorts is wonderful. I love BLT, WLV, BWV, AKV and of course BCV almost equally. The only one I have not stayed at, at WDW, is SS. (Theme does not appeal to me, or the location, or the size).
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Old 02-19-2013, 05:47 PM   #28
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When we travel to Florida we want to feel like we are in Florida not some horse farm in New England. Therefore OKW fits the bill for our family. We love Jimmy Buffet and the mature trees.

We also like the lack of Disney in your face theming. DS loves that he get on the boat and go to DTD. Does that make us old? Who knows but we keep returning to OKW.

Of course for the pool it is BCV and DS seems to also like AKV lately.

That is joy of DVC, you can stay anywhere you want.
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yeah we're really old md 50's with "kids" in their 20's and OKW is still our favorite resort.Stayed @ SSR,BWV,& AKL (kidani),and always go back to OKW. Relaxing for everyone with many areas to walk & play.Who can resist the boat to DTD?
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When we bought in 2006 and for a few years afterward, you could find small contracts 150 and below most of the time. It seems like the folks who wanted the small boardwalk (like us) contracts have snatched them up...and aren't letting them go (like us).
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