DVC RESALES
DVC RESALES

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





Reply
 
Thread Tools Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 03-24-2005, 02:37 PM   #1
disgirl
DIS Veteran
 
disgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,364

? about 2 bedroom lock offs at OKW

For those of you who have requested a 2 bedroom lock off at OKW with other family members or friends staying with you, do you feel the same privacy as if you had a seperate studio and a 1 bedroom? The reason I ask is I just booked 5 days for my ds, dh and myself for a 1 bedroom at OKW for President's week 2006(only for 5 nights). I would love to ask my dad and possibly my single brother to come. Dad will turn 80 in Dec. and I thought this might be a great birthday surprise for him. I originally thought I would book a studio for dad at OKW and possibly my brother(same room) at the 7th month mark because I only have BCV points left and do not want to borrow. I wanted to have some privacy so I thought a 1 bedroom and a studio would be better, but of course, I would like us to be close in the same building etc. Especially if my brother does not come, dad would be alone and it would not be very convenient if we were far away. I know OKW is so big and they can not guarantee requests like having two rooms close together.

Would love to hear opinions and experiences from all of you experts. THANKS! This would be only our 2nd trip to WDW as DVC members, staying first at BCV this August so all this studio, 1 and 2 bedroom accomodations are new to us. Also, can anyone tell me about how many 2 bedroom lock offs there are at OKW. Thanks again!
disgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 02:45 PM   #2
spiceycat
Own at BWV, VWL and BLT
It happens every night on the Bay Lake side
 
spiceycat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: birmingham, Al
Posts: 36,926

tough one - completely depends upon them.

I have gone with friends who know me and left me alone.

I have gone with family - who not only took over the livingroom area - but part of my bedroom too.... I had to go to the pool to escape them and sure enough about a half hour later they found me.

just depends.
__________________
Pat J

spiceycat is offline   Reply With Quote
|
The DIS
Register to remove

Join Date: 1997
Location: Orlando, FL
Posts: 1,000,000
Old 03-24-2005, 02:50 PM   #3
dis-happy
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 6,127

Weeelll, I think you usually save points by booking a 2 BR vs. a 1 BR plus lockoff.

This is what I'm doing next December at BWV: I went ahead and booked the 2 BR knowing it was a lock-off. But I'm checking family member into the studio (plus an additional studio). It's my intent to feign surprise that our rooms are "right next door to each other", not let them know their key opens our room, keep the connecting door locked and maintain our privacy. Hope this works....
dis-happy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 03:50 PM   #4
disgirl
DIS Veteran
 
disgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,364

Thanks for the response Spiceycat. I guess I'll discuss it with dh and see what he says.

dis-happy Yes, you are right I think we would save 17 points by booking the 2 bedroom lock off instead of a seperate studio and 1 bedroom. I hear you when you say you are going to keep the connecting door locked and act surprised. It is not that I do not want my dad or brother around, it is just that I like having my own space for my immediate family when away. I do not mind an evening or two where we all hang in the "living room area", however, that is where my ds, who will be 13 then, will be sleeping. I am just not sure what to do yet. Thanks again for your quick responses.

decisions, decisions. Oh, I also wonder if it will be difficult to get a 2 bedroom lock off at OKW during President's week at 7 months.
disgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 03:56 PM   #5
lllovell
Are you achin'...yup yup yup...for some bacon...yup yup yup...You can be a big pig too!
 
lllovell's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Atlanta, GA
Posts: 2,344

I guess for me and my family, I would simply discuss it before going down. "I know we would all want privacy at times, so how about this simple rule, if you close the connecting door, I know you want privacy and we will respect that as long as you respect our need for privacy when we close the door. Knock before opening please." I would also discuss a bedtime for your daughter before you get down there. Hubby and I have slept on the couch before during a family vacation and we simply said "sorry guys. I know its early for some of you, but with small children that get up at 6:30-7 ish on vacation or not, we have to go to bed." Worked out just fine.

If you discuss it up front, you will have less hurt feelings and less of a problem when you get there.
lllovell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 04:23 PM   #6
Figment2
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Orland Park IL USA
Posts: 2,260

This past October I travelled with friends who were concerned about their "privacy." They had never stayed at a DVC resort before. Periodically they locked the door between the one bedroom and the studio but they loved "visiting" us in the one bedroom too. It was such a treat to see their faces when they walked into the living room at OKW!

Cyn
__________________
Figment2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 04:36 PM   #7
dianeschlicht
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
DIS Earth Angel :)
I promise not to plot against the showering
today I can only think of bubbles :o
 
dianeschlicht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota
Posts: 39,920

We have had guests who hardly showed their faces in the living room, and even would knock on the connecting door before coming in for breakfast! We have never had anyone abuse the common area, and I think letting them know that the connecting door is there, should they want something from the fridge etc, and during common time together would be fine. The key is to set the rules before hand so everyone knows what to expect.
__________________
dianeschlicht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 07:13 PM   #8
disgirl
DIS Veteran
 
disgirl's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: New York
Posts: 1,364

Thanks everyone. I think I might actually do the 2 bedroom lock off if dh thinks that is good. That way I can be sure dad will be near us to have an occasional breakfast in the room with us, etc. I imagine that if we did do a separate studio and 1 bedroom we could even be in different buildings, right? Has this happened to anyone? That would be a drag. Now, I am wondering just how easy or difficult getting the 2 bedroom lockoff is for President's week at 7 month. I guess I will just have to wait and see. THANKS!
disgirl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-24-2005, 09:33 PM   #9
Pa@okw95
DIS Veteran
 
Join Date: May 2000
Location: Connecticut
Posts: 2,481

OKW has regular 2 bedroom units unlike the other DVC resorts. They are called dedicated and are really great, all 1410 square feet. You can request a two bedroom lock-off that is a one bedroom with a studio attached, the studio has its own entrance and also an entrance doorway into the living room of the one bedroom, either would be great for your situation, both have doors for privacy. I would go with one of those situations not the one bedroom and studio seperate, you Dad will feel like he was left out if in a studio all by himself.
Pa@okw95 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2005, 01:45 PM   #10
dianeschlicht
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
DIS Earth Angel :)
I promise not to plot against the showering
today I can only think of bubbles :o
 
dianeschlicht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota
Posts: 39,920

yes, in OKW it is very likely you MIGHT be in a different building. I would definitely do the lock off request, but even if you do the dedicated 2 bedroom, there is plenty of privacy.
__________________
dianeschlicht is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-10-2005, 08:51 AM   #11
AnnaS

The puppy has now left the building and I am exhausted
Will you be rolling?
I can't wait to try them all
 
Join Date: Jul 2001
Location: Staten Island, NY
Posts: 6,625

I has a similar question and did a search on this thread - after reading these responses - I wanted to ask - If I request a lock-off - will it be guaranteed since this is what we would definitely want - or is this request like requesting non-smoking and not guaranteed.

I will need to make reservations soon for August 06.
__________________
DVC 10/00 OKW - 6/02 BCV

Upcoming/planned trips:
March - SSR
October BCV F & W - 4 N. DCL Dream Double Dip

DCL '01 Eastern, '03 Western, '05 West Coast Cruise ºoº '07 11 N. Med. Cruise, '13 Western
WDW - CBR, POR, POP, OKW, BWV, BCV, AKV, VWL, HH & VB, SSR,
AnnaS is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-11-2005, 01:48 PM   #12
dianeschlicht
DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention
DIS Earth Angel :)
I promise not to plot against the showering
today I can only think of bubbles :o
 
dianeschlicht's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: Lakeville, Minnesota
Posts: 39,920

Quote:
Originally Posted by AnnaS
I has a similar question and did a search on this thread - after reading these responses - I wanted to ask - If I request a lock-off - will it be guaranteed since this is what we would definitely want - or is this request like requesting non-smoking and not guaranteed.

I will need to make reservations soon for August 06.
Yes, at OKW lock-offs and dedicateds are seperate reservation status, so if you request a lock-off, that is what you will get.
__________________
dianeschlicht 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

Similar Threads
thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FINALLY....pics of Cypress Point from our January trip. harvey Orlando Hotels and Attractions 7 03-21-2005 09:37 AM

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 02:58 PM.

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

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