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Old 03-30-2013, 05:56 AM   #16
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When we first became members, our first trip we paid for mousekeeping every day. It was alot less expensive then but we still realized that we would be happier spending that money elsewhere.

It takes a couple of minutes in the morning to make the bed, and I appreciate that someone is not in our room every day. Trash is not a big deal either and, as pp, I don't have to worry about having singles everyday for a tip.

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Old 03-30-2013, 06:00 AM   #17
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I didn't mind not having it. I just pulled up the covers on the bed each morning. We did put the pull out couch back each day so we could have space. I was a little worried about not having enough toiletries, but it all worked out.
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Old 03-30-2013, 08:18 AM   #18
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I don't miss it at all. I'd rather not have a stranger coming into my room with my valuables and personal things.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:47 AM   #19
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I think the OP is experiencing the same concerns about housekeeping that most new DVC Owners do. Some owners do pay for daily housekeeping, but the vast majority of owners, once they experience no daily housekeeping, like it.

When I leave my room in the morning, I make sure the entry door are all locked securely, especially the one bedroom/studio connecting door. I've never had anything go missing, including electronics that I've left in plain sight. If I had daily housekeeping, I'd feel the need to tidy the room up a little and secure/hide laptops and other electronics, and in a way, now on housekeeping days (while I absolutely appreciate the fresh towels and freshly made beds) I feel a little "put out." Plus I usually do leave a tip for the housekeepers. I think the rooms, from a maintenance standpoint, do need to have a quick walk through by a housekeeper every few days, so I wouldn't make any changes to the schedule.

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Old 03-30-2013, 09:46 AM   #20
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Originally Posted by Deb & Bill View Post
Try this one. You've been in the parks with the kids and they are tired and hot. You want to take a nap. But you get back to your hotel room and the housekeeper is just getting started. No nap time for you.

With DVC, you just crawl right back into that bed.
All you have to do is tell the housekeeper "no need to clean today, we'd like to take a nap - but you can take the old towels and leave us some new ones." They walk out the door and you have your nap - and clean towels without washing them yourself.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:50 AM   #21
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I agree with most. I too thought I wouldn't like not having maid service, but I was wrong. It's great not having to worry about coming back to your room mid-day and dealing with someone coming in to clean. We are tidy people. My husband makes the bed everyday and that includes on vacation too. I actually have to pull the covers down on our housekeeping day so that they change the sheets. He hates an unmade bed. When we have a 1 or 2 bedroom, he always does the dishes too. Since we always stay long enough to have a full cleaning once or twice a trip, we do have to work around it so that they get to come in and take care of things. We take our own trash out too. It's just not a big deal like we thought it might be.
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Old 03-30-2013, 10:57 AM   #22
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My husband hates having someone in our room amongst our things everyday, so he really enjoyed not having the daily service. Plus he cleans all the time, so our villa looked pretty much the same every single day! One of the perks I do like in hotels is clean towels and sheets every day, which we do not get at home, but I'm okay giving that up for the great travel opportunities DVC affords us.

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Old 03-30-2013, 12:08 PM   #23
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Another vote for love not having a stranger in our room everyday. We don't feel like we need to lock up every little gadget while we're gone. Doesn't bother me a bit not to have daily maid service. Makes me feel more at home!!
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Another one here who would rather not see housekeeping at all on a trip as long as they do my fresh towels every 4th day. We take our own garbage out on the way out of the room, and it takes maybe a minute to put the bed back in order. It isn't work, and I like not having someone in my villa every day that isn't part of the family.
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Old 03-30-2013, 06:53 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by Mflaherty View Post
I am almost a member..closed and waiting for that number! It dawned on me how much I'm going to miss that clean room with beds made when I return from the day. That's one of the best parts of vacation. I'm a mom of 2 toddlers and do not want to make beds or clean on a vacation. I am still very excited to be a member!
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Originally Posted by Deb & Bill View Post
Try this one. You've been in the parks with the kids and they are tired and hot. You want to take a nap. But you get back to your hotel room and the housekeeper is just getting started. No nap time for you.

With DVC, you just crawl right back into that bed.
I totally hear ya. Especially when we r doing a summer trip where we hang at the pool and resort most of the day till we go to the parks after dinner. So many times when in regular rooms it was hard to go back and forth cause of maid service.

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Old 03-30-2013, 08:34 PM   #27
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We generally only used mouse keeping 1-2 times a trip anyway so I don't think this will bother us. ( our first trip as members is this summer.). But I will miss the shampoos and lotions. I love the lotions. I'll have to hot an outlet and buy some on my way home.
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Old 03-30-2013, 09:18 PM   #28
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We stayed at POR this trip for 8 days, and kept being in the room when it was housekeeping time. We ended up getting the room cleaned 3 times on that trip. It wasnt bad at all, we didnt even unpack the bag of stuff they left on our door the days we didnt get cleaned.

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