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Old 06-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #16
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I know everyone says that renting points is the way to go.

But, even as a math teacher, I can't get the numbers to work out for us.

We're a family of 5. In order to rent DVC at the Beach Club, we would need something like 350 points, since only their 2 bedrooms accomodate 5.

A standard room at the Beach Club, with no discount, is $375 a night in July 2013, for a total of $2625 for a week. (And that's without any sort of a discount.) To get the same rate for BCV, I would have to find someone willing to rent to me at $7.50 per point... and I'm pretty sure that I wouldn't trust that good a deal if I found it.

I know the villas offer a lot more room. But for my family of 5, there's no even semi-economical way to make it work.
But some of the resorts sleep 5 in a 1br. Kidani and Bay Lake Tower sleep 5 in every 1br. Jambo has room for 5 in some 1br's. I've heard OKW, too, but I haven't been there since the rehab. They have the king size bed in the bedroom, a double pullout a single bed pullout in the living room. We are a family of 5 and we like to squeeze into a 1br when it's just the five of us. The kids like being all together and we like having a little seperation. But often we'll bring my mom so we'll do a 2br since we have six people and that's when we venture out to different resorts.
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Old 06-30-2013, 11:59 AM   #17
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Also, my vote would either be a 1BR at OKW or a 2BR value villa at AKL. The value villa would put you at Jambo house, and while the pool is no Stormalong bay, it's a zero entry with a fun slide and easy to keep an eye on the kiddos.
Value villas only sleep 4, better to go with a 1 bedroom standard view which sleep 5
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:06 PM   #18
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Value villas only sleep 4, better to go with a 1 bedroom standard view which sleep 5
Re-read my post- I suggested the 2BR Value much more room for the money it's roughly a $250 difference between a 1BR standard and a 2BR Value
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:14 PM   #19
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Re-read my post- I suggested the 2BR Value much more room for the money it's roughly a $250 difference between a 1BR standard and a 2BR Value
So you did. I must have read it too quickly.
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:23 PM   #20
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The only bummer with AKL is the transportation inconvenience to parks.
Also, Can I still use ME if I rent?
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Old 06-30-2013, 12:31 PM   #21
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AKL has the best park transport IMHO. Your bus won't stop at 3 other resorts.

And no DME is not a luggage delivery service. So one of you will need to take the bus
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:03 PM   #22
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The only bummer with AKL is the transportation inconvenience to parks.
Also, Can I still use ME if I rent?
Yes you can use ME and the AJL buses are great, better than those at YC BC which share with BWI
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:04 PM   #23
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And no DME is not a luggage delivery service. So one of you will need to take the bus
I think she means if she rents POINTS, not a car. And I believe the answer is yes.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:40 PM   #24
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This will be our time also as 5 + infant. We stayed at poly in aug 2012 with six of and it was plenty of room. The rooms are huge! The transportation is wonderful for lugging 4 kids around u have boat and monorail to MK and we walked to the TTC and got on the express Monorail to Epcot. We have stayed at POR and BW but Poly favorite do far. We are thinking of splitting our stays between BC and CT this time. I absolutely love the location of the Epcot resorts around the lake. Plus it has nice transportation perks! I would definitely just stick to a deluxe room and save money!!
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:44 PM   #25
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The only bummer with AKL is the transportation inconvenience to parks.
Also, Can I still use ME if I rent?
Honestly, the AK buses only take an average of 5 minutes longer to the park. Plus they don't share with any other resort.
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Old 06-30-2013, 01:58 PM   #26
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Honestly, the AK buses only take an average of 5 minutes longer to the park. Plus they don't share with any other resort.
I agree with this. We've always had great luck with the buses from AKL. Not having to stop at other resorts more than makes up for the distance from the parks, in my experience.

We rented points for a one BR suite at Kidani Village last January. We used ME and had trip insurance. The one BR suites at Kidani also have a second bathroom, if that's important to you. Jambo house only has one bathroom for the same size suite.

We're also a family of six, with an infant who is just over a year. Our next trip, she'll still be "free." After that, we'll be have to get two connecting rooms or go up to a two BR suite.

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Old 06-30-2013, 02:07 PM   #27
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Also, my vote would either be a 1BR at OKW or a 2BR value villa at AKL. The value villa would put you at Jambo house, and while the pool is no Stormalong bay, it's a zero entry with a fun slide and easy to keep an eye on the kiddos.
And the pool at AKL is larger than the Poly pool and is quite nice. We did not venture over to the Kadani pool, only the main pool at Jambo House. We were there in mid June and I found the pool crowded but very manageable to keep track of my 4 year old.
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The only bummer with AKL is the transportation inconvenience to parks.
Also, Can I still use ME if I rent?
As others have said, the buses at AKL are fine. Since the buses only go to Kidani and AKL, there is no sharing with any other resort(s) and even though AKL is out away from everything, it doesn't take more than about 5 extra minutes to get to the parks compared to other resorts. And yes, you can still use DME .
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Old 06-30-2013, 02:54 PM   #29
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2 more questions:

Does AKL have a kids club and daily poolside activities and regarding a pmt plan for renting points, how do most renters work this out?

I'm still not sold on renting points as it is still cheaper to get a regular deluxe resort room, but I am looking into it and weighing my options.
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2 more questions:

Does AKL have a kids club and daily poolside activities and regarding a pmt plan for renting points, how do most renters work this out?

I'm still not sold on renting points as it is still cheaper to get a regular deluxe resort room, but I am looking into it and weighing my options.

Regarding payment plans- I've had some renters that required 100% at the time of booking, some required 50% down, 50% at 60 days, and some other arrangements
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