DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

Go Back   The DIS Discussion Forums - DISboards.com > Disney Vacation Club > Purchasing DVC
facebooktwitterpinterestgoogle plusyoutubeDIS UpdatesDIS email updates
Register Chat FAQ Tickers Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 07-20-2013, 05:33 PM   #1
2Princesses1Pirate
Earning My Ears
 
2Princesses1Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Buying at vero beach - if you never stay there...

Hello,

I've been on the boards for a while but don't usually post and have never really read this thread, so forgive me if this has come up...

My sister-in-law just bought into DVC, she bought her points at Vero Beach but does not intend to stay there. She was told she'll have no difficulty getting 2 rooms at AKL this September.

I'm also looking into purchasing points, I'm wondering if I should do the same thing - the caveat being that my family has to travel during busy times and we're a family of 5 so we would require 2 rooms.

Is it very difficult to get 2 rooms 7 months out??

Last edited by 2Princesses1Pirate; 07-20-2013 at 05:46 PM. Reason: I do realize I can book a studio at VGF or a 1BR at AKL, my head is spinning, that's all.
2Princesses1Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 05:47 PM   #2
Minniesgal
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,086

My first question would be by two rooms do you mean a 2 bedroom end villa?


I wouldn't recommend buying Vero beach unless you intend to stay there, if you want to go to WDW buy a resort there. If you want a cheap resort buy SSR at least then you have accommodation where you want to be. Booking at 7 months is probably not too bad in September but later in the year, in summer of late February can be very difficult and patchy at other times of the year.

There is no real reason to buy Vero unless it is to stay there.
Minniesgal is online now   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 07-20-2013, 06:11 PM   #3
2Princesses1Pirate
Earning My Ears
 
2Princesses1Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7

No, by 2 rooms I mean 2 studios - but there is the option of 1 studio at VGF (which is highly unlikely to be available) or a 1 BR villa at AKL.
2Princesses1Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 08:09 PM   #4
brertoad
DIS Veteran
 
brertoad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 1hr from WDW
Posts: 843

It's tempting to buy Vero Beach on the resale market if you are only looking at the buying price, they tend to be in the $39-49 range, but the problem with that is the really high maint. fees. You will pay higher per point per year. Eventually that will all add up.

Vero is now at $7.41/pt. per year, which is the highest right now.
We own at SSR and our maint. fee is currently $4.81/pt. per year, one of the lowest right now.

That's $2.60 less per point. If that difference stays the same over the years (even though MF will go up, as long as there is a gap in price), over the duration of 30 years that's $78 per point more to maintain a Vero contract than SSR. Those fees will add up.

And SSR expires in 2054, and VB expires in 2042, so you get 12 more years worth of points when you buy SSR.

Regarding your other question, it should not be hard to find accommodations at 7 months, there should at least be some availabilities at OKW, SSR, and AKL. It's a little tricky to get rooms at BLT, BCV, BWI, etc. sometimes, especially during busy times, or food and wine fest. The best advice that you hear over and over is buy where you want to stay. That will give you the home resort advantage. If you have a very flexible schedule and can go anytime, then you don't need that, you can just pick from what is available and build your vacation on that.
__________________
DVC Member 2012
brertoad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 08:43 PM   #5
chalee94
I thought all sand was ground up rocks
He's used to walking n00bies
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Winston-Salem, NC
Posts: 8,430

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Princesses1Pirate View Post
...the caveat being that my family has to travel during busy times and we're a family of 5 so we would require 2 rooms.
if you are assuming "busy times" = summer, then that is not really the case with DVC bookings. DVC is super busy from food and wine festival in the fall to early january. 7 months booking is not as bad during the summer.

but for VB:

1) high annual dues
2) no 11 month window onsite at wdw (might be an issue if you ever want to see the christmas lights in december)
3) risk of coastal storm damage (a bad storm means higher dues)
4) a small risk of DVC spinning off the resort out of the DVC system.

i wouldn't buy there personally. IMO the cheaper upfront cost is cheaper for a reason. (but if the price is low "enough" - maybe it works out well enough to make you happy...it's not impossible - i'm just saying i wouldn't do it.)
__________________
-Charles

chalee94 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 08:51 PM   #6
rlovew
Moderator
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Posts: 13,350
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Princesses1Pirate View Post
Hello,

I've been on the boards for a while but don't usually post and have never really read this thread, so forgive me if this has come up...

My sister-in-law just bought into DVC, she bought her points at Vero Beach but does not intend to stay there. She was told she'll have no difficulty getting 2 rooms at AKL this September.

I'm also looking into purchasing points, I'm wondering if I should do the same thing - the caveat being that my family has to travel during busy times and we're a family of 5 so we would require 2 rooms.

Is it very difficult to get 2 rooms 7 months out??

You do realize with 2 studios you are not guarenteed to be at all together and you will never have a connecting room so you and another adult will each be in the opposite rooms. I don't think I would plan on buying in if I was going to be splitting my family by staying in 2 studios all the time. I would at least plan to be in a 1 bedroom(which sleeps 5 with bedding at AKL, BLT, and OKW). I also would not recommend purchasing points somewhere you don't plan on staying at all or at least aren't willing to stay at the resort your are buying in at. If you travel in the fall it is highly likely you will have trouble finding the rooms you want if you don't buy where you want to stay.
__________________
Me and DH
rlovew is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 09:05 PM   #7
zavandor
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: An Italian in London
Posts: 946

The cost in point of 2 studios is almost the same for one bedroom, so in your case I would buy points at a resort that sleeps 5 in a 1 bedroom. This way you won't have to split in two rooms, will have a full kitchen, washer and dryer and amazing master bathroom. Same cost in points, more benefits.
zavandor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 09:23 PM   #8
Dean
DIS Veteran
 
Dean's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Posts: 31,912

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Princesses1Pirate View Post
Hello,

I've been on the boards for a while but don't usually post and have never really read this thread, so forgive me if this has come up...

My sister-in-law just bought into DVC, she bought her points at Vero Beach but does not intend to stay there. She was told she'll have no difficulty getting 2 rooms at AKL this September.

I'm also looking into purchasing points, I'm wondering if I should do the same thing - the caveat being that my family has to travel during busy times and we're a family of 5 so we would require 2 rooms.

Is it very difficult to get 2 rooms 7 months out??
VB will be more expensive very quickly than buying at say SSR. Basically it will cost you more than SSR in less than a 10 year period, possibly as little as 5 years. It's a poor choice as a points cow but for one wanting to stay there routinely, it's a reasonable choice. Getting AKV Sept shouldn't be a big deal as long as concierge and value rooms aren't part of the mix. I agree the 2 bath 1 BR might be a good choice for you.
__________________
Dean
Dean is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 10:21 PM   #9
BestDadEver
New DVC Member
 
BestDadEver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: Long Island
Posts: 672

No cause you may get stuck there with no other options . And add in the highest MF in the DVC system it's not the cheapest .

IMO the cheapest is SSR so long as you wouldn't mind staying the IMO it's the safest of the cheaper resorts even if the MF were higher , cause at least it's at wdw .
__________________
Member since 2012


BestDadEver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-20-2013, 11:36 PM   #10
2Princesses1Pirate
Earning My Ears
 
2Princesses1Pirate's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7

Thanks everyone - I think we're going to buy our points at the Grand Floridian. It's the place where we can use the least points since we can sleep 5 in a studio and it will be nice to be on the monorail. The 1 bedroom would be nice and I imagine that we could add points later if we find the studio too crowded, but I'm not too worried about that. Thank you all for taking the time to respond, I do appreciate your input.
2Princesses1Pirate is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 03:36 AM   #11
disneynutz


Earning My Ears One At A Time
 
disneynutz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: North Texas
Posts: 18,733

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minniesgal View Post
My first question would be by two rooms do you mean a 2 bedroom end villa?


I wouldn't recommend buying Vero beach unless you intend to stay there, if you want to go to WDW buy a resort there. If you want a cheap resort buy SSR at least then you have accommodation where you want to be. Booking at 7 months is probably not too bad in September but later in the year, in summer of late February can be very difficult and patchy at other times of the year.

There is no real reason to buy Vero unless it is to stay there.
If it was a great idea everyone would do it, VB would be sold out with a waiting list.

Bill
__________________

disneynutz is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 07:46 AM   #12
got4boys
Mouseketeer
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: Indiana
Posts: 168

Also take a look at Animal Kingdom Villas for Home Resort priority for the Value Rooms. Depending on the season, you can get two studios for almost the same points for one studio at Villas at Grand Floridian.
got4boys is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 10:03 AM   #13
Sandisw
Moderator
 
Sandisw's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Syracuse, NY
Posts: 9,710
DISboards Moderator

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Princesses1Pirate View Post
Thanks everyone - I think we're going to buy our points at the Grand Floridian. It's the place where we can use the least points since we can sleep 5 in a studio and it will be nice to be on the monorail. The 1 bedroom would be nice and I imagine that we could add points later if we find the studio too crowded, but I'm not too worried about that. Thank you all for taking the time to respond, I do appreciate your input.
One thing I have read about the studios at VGF is that there is very little space for storage so keep that in mind...some people don't mind living out of suitcases and others do...with 5 in the room, it may be something that will need to be done in part.

Good luck!
__________________
Sandi



Sandisw is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 10:44 AM   #14
Minniesgal
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 2,086

Quote:
Originally Posted by 2Princesses1Pirate View Post
Thanks everyone - I think we're going to buy our points at the Grand Floridian. It's the place where we can use the least points since we can sleep 5 in a studio and it will be nice to be on the monorail. The 1 bedroom would be nice and I imagine that we could add points later if we find the studio too crowded, but I'm not too worried about that. Thank you all for taking the time to respond, I do appreciate your input.
If it were me I Would make sure I had at least seen the studios at VGF before committing to a purchase putting a family of 5 in a studio. The floor space in a studio is very limited and you will all be living on top of each other. Might be doable for a short stay but longer stays would be a nightmare. We personally use 2 bedrooms for our family of 5.

Last edited by Minniesgal; 07-21-2013 at 12:19 PM.
Minniesgal is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 07-21-2013, 11:12 AM   #15
crisi
DIS Veteran
 
crisi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Posts: 22,790

Quote:
Originally Posted by Minniesgal View Post
If it were me. Would make sure I had at least seen the studios at VGF before committing to a purchase putting a family of 5 in a studio. The floor space in a studio is very limited and you will all be living on top of each other. Might be doable for a short stay but longer stays would be a nightmare. We personally use 2 bedrooms for our family of 5.
And with teens - oh my!

I'd look at somewhere where one bedrooms are a value - you can put five in a one bedroom anywhere - but sleeper chairs aren't available everywhere, at a place like BWV you'd need to bring an air mattress. A cheaper point one bedroom will be a lot more comfortable - and give you a kitchen and washer and dryer. And if you think "kitchen and washer and dryer - I'm on vacation are you nuts!" you may not be the first DVC member to admit that you never thought you'd use them and now can't imagine not having them.
crisi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Thread Tools
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

DVC-Resales.com | 1-800-550-6493 (Contact The Timeshare Store) | DVC Resale Listings

facebooktwittergoogle plus youtube itunesDIS Updates
GET OUR DIS UPDATES DELIVERED BY EMAIL



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:05 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Copyright © 1997-2014, Werner Technologies, LLC. All Rights Reserved.