Yes, the longhouses are being refurbed in 2013. The schedule isn't really set in stone other than they are starting with Hawaii in January. They are only doing one or two at a time. The non-CL LV rooms are mainly in Tuvalu and Tahiti. Between those two, Tuvalu is the closest to the GCH. It is small, and just a quick walk around the little marina to the GCH (2 min. walk), beach and volcano pool. Tahiti is more popular because it is bigger, and is close to the TTC. It currently has double sinks in the bathrooms, which many people consider a bonus, but if I remember correctly I read that all of the longhouses are going to get double sinks in the bathrooms during the refurb. We have stayed TPV in Tuvalu twice and loved it. It has a nice view of the GF and it's small & quiet, except on Luau nights you can hear the music wafting up from Luau Cove (although it won't bother you if you have the patio doors shut).