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Old 09-03-2013, 11:32 AM   #1
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Do any resorts have 2br & kitchenette for 2 families?

I'm looking for something on property that has 2 bedrooms & possibly a kitchenette. I'm having a hard time finding anything like that. We will be on a budget so deluxe resorts are most likely out.
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I'm looking for something on property that has 2 bedrooms & possibly a kitchenette. I'm having a hard time finding anything like that. We will be on a budget so deluxe resorts are most likely out.
If you want a two bedroom with kitchen on site, you will need to book at the DVC resorts (a/k/a Deluxe Villas). Old Key West is the least expensive, but you will still pay over $500 a night for a two bedroom villa. You can't get a 2 bedroom at a value price unless you book offsite.
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I'm looking for something on property that has 2 bedrooms & possibly a kitchenette. I'm having a hard time finding anything like that. We will be on a budget so deluxe resorts are most likely out.
You should look into renting DVC points and booking a two BR villa. It's substantially cheaper than booking straight through Disney. We rented a 1BR at Kidani Village last January for $1885. Not cheap for five nights. But booking a 1BR suite through Disney was over $4000.
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If you want a two bedroom with kitchen on site, you will need to book at the DVC resorts (a/k/a Deluxe Villas). Old Key West is the least expensive, but you will still pay over $500 a night for a two bedroom villa. You can't get a 2 bedroom at a value price unless you book offsite.
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You should look into renting DVC points and booking a two BR villa. It's substantially cheaper than booking straight through Disney. We rented a 1BR at Kidani Village last January for $1885. Not cheap for five nights. But booking a 1BR suite through Disney was over $4000.
Thanks for the info! Do you know if any value resorts have kitchenettes? I am fine with just a basic room but my brother would like one. Maybe they could upgrade?
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Thanks for the info! Do you know if any value resorts have kitchenettes? I am fine with just a basic room but my brother would like one. Maybe they could upgrade?
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Not onsite but right behind Caribbean Beach is the Bonnet Creek Resort. We booked a beautiful 2 bd 2 bath with kitchen for 7 nights. The total was $840.
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Old 09-03-2013, 12:27 PM   #7
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There are also the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, which can sleep six and have fully equipped kitchens.
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There are also the Cabins at Fort Wilderness, which can sleep six and have fully equipped kitchens.
I was looking at those. It might work for us. Does Fort Wilderness have a food court? Not sure how it's laid out so just wanted to see about the food court & bus stop.
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I was looking at those. It might work for us. Does Fort Wilderness have a food court? Not sure how it's laid out so just wanted to see about the food court & bus stop.
How many people do you have?

Fort Wilderness is very large. There is no food court, but there is a take-out counter at Trail's End and a large snack bar at the pool for daytime eating.

Every room at Disney has a coffee pot and refrigerator. Values and mods have food courts, what exactly does your brother need in a kitchenette?

Another option for a kitchenette is a DVC studio room. When those are 30% off, their price is reasonable. Renting points is also a great deal on studios.
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How many people do you have?

Fort Wilderness is very large. There is no food court, but there is a take-out counter at Trail's End and a large snack bar at the pool for daytime eating.

Every room at Disney has a coffee pot and refrigerator. Values and mods have food courts, what exactly does your brother need in a kitchenette?

Another option for a kitchenette is a DVC studio room. When those are 30% off, their price is reasonable. Renting points is also a great deal on studios.
It will be myself, my mom & my 2 children in one room. My brother & his wife in another room. This will be his first time going. I told him he won't need a kitchenette but he said he would pay more for it. I personally love the all-star resorts. We like to use the food court. My mom also wants to stay on property so we can ride buses. My brother wants to drive everywhere, which they can do if they want. He is very ADHD & has to be on the go all the time. I feel like spending more on a kitchenette is pointless but he is welcome to pay more. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make everyone happy.
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I'm just trying to figure out a way to make everyone happy.
tell hm to book what he wants and you book what you want. nothing says you have to share accommodations.

even if you stay at the same resort you don't gave to be together. arrange to eat one sit down meal a day if you want together time and the rest of the time.. go your own way
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It will be myself, my mom & my 2 children in one room. My brother & his wife in another room. This will be his first time going. I told him he won't need a kitchenette but he said he would pay more for it. I personally love the all-star resorts. We like to use the food court. My mom also wants to stay on property so we can ride buses. My brother wants to drive everywhere, which they can do if they want. He is very ADHD & has to be on the go all the time. I feel like spending more on a kitchenette is pointless but he is welcome to pay more. I'm just trying to figure out a way to make everyone happy.
I don't thing the cabins at fort wilderness would work well for you. They only have one bedroom. You and your mom would have to share full sized bed and the kids could be in the bunk beds in the bedroom, but your brother and his wife would have to sleep on the murphy bed in the family room. Not really the privacy I would think they would want.

What kind of "kitchenette" is he looking for? Is a microwave, fridge and sink enough? The family suites at the values have that. He can book that and you can book a regular room this way the extra price only falls on them. I think once he compares the price of a regular room to a family suite he might think that just having a refrigerator is enough. It's one thing to spend more money on the suite when you have kids, but for that price for two people I'd go to a higher end resort (YMMV).

FYI, by the time he books a family suite and you book a regular one, you have almost paid for a 2 bedroom villa at OKW or SSR. If you can rent points from a DVC member you can probably get the villa cheaper than you can rent two rooms. Don't forget the tree house villas either, they are about the price of a two bedroom (and the same size), but they are configured differently and have 3 bedrooms. Remember that if you don't want to rent points and you book through Disney, the discounts of the villas are usually much higher than the discounts on the values (15% vs 30%) so if you go during a time that usually offers discounts take that into consideration.

If you want budget though as you mentioned in your OP, then two standard rooms at a value resort will give him the couple their privacy while being the cheapest option.
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How many people do you have?

Fort Wilderness is very large. There is no food court, but there is a take-out counter at Trail's End and a large snack bar at the pool for daytime eating.

Every room at Disney has a coffee pot and refrigerator. Values and mods have food courts, what exactly does your brother need in a kitchenette?

Another option for a kitchenette is a DVC studio room. When those are 30% off, their price is reasonable. Renting points is also a great deal on studios.
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I don't thing the cabins at fort wilderness would work well for you. They only have one bedroom. You and your mom would have to share full sized bed and the kids could be in the bunk beds in the bedroom, but your brother and his wife would have to sleep on the murphy bed in the family room. Not really the privacy I would think they would want.

What kind of "kitchenette" is he looking for? Is a microwave, fridge and sink enough? The family suites at the values have that. He can book that and you can book a regular room this way the extra price only falls on them. I think once he compares the price of a regular room to a family suite he might think that just having a refrigerator is enough. It's one thing to spend more money on the suite when you have kids, but for that price for two people I'd go to a higher end resort (YMMV).

FYI, by the time he books a family suite and you book a regular one, you have almost paid for a 2 bedroom villa at OKW or SSR. If you can rent points from a DVC member you can probably get the villa cheaper than you can rent two rooms. Don't forget the tree house villas either, they are about the price of a two bedroom (and the same size), but they are configured differently and have 3 bedrooms. Remember that if you don't want to rent points and you book through Disney, the discounts of the villas are usually much higher than the discounts on the values (15% vs 30%) so if you go during a time that usually offers discounts take that into consideration.

If you want budget though as you mentioned in your OP, then two standard rooms at a value resort will give him the couple their privacy while being the cheapest option.
Do you think we would be comfortable in a family suite at AOA? It has 2 baths & 2 fold out beds in the living/dining area. I'm thinking 1 could sleep with me & 1 with my mom.

The reason I'm sticking with on property is we can get military rates so I'm not sure how that would affect us if we stay at separate resorts or if we stayed at DVC.
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The reason I'm sticking with on property is we can get military rates so I'm not sure how that would affect us if we stay at separate resorts or if we stayed at DVC.
Since you appear to qualify for military rates, have you checked out Shades of Green (SOG)? They have some family suites and also at least one 2 bedroom suite with a kitchen. SOG is right across the street from the Polynesian and walking distance to the Ticket and Transportation Center, so is in a convenient location. I also recall seeing SOG buses at the parks.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:51 PM   #15
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What time of year are you looking at and for how many nights?
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