Aulani Villas & Views -- Updated 04/19/2015

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  1. wdrl

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    Aulani, a Disney Resort and Spa, is the 11th resort in the Disney Vacation Club system. The first phase of the resort opened on August 29, 2011, and the second phase opened on November 15, 2011. The third and final phase opened Winter 2013.

    Aulani has 459 DVC Vacation Homes and 8 Hotel Rooms. The DVC Vacation Homes include 20 three-bedroom Grand Villas, 1 dedicated studio, and 438 two-bedroom villas, of which 246 can be configured as 'lock off' 'villas, meaning they can be booked as two-bedroom villas, studios, or one-bedroom villas.

    Aulani has four different view categories. Standard View includes either a view of the conference center, parking lot, or parking garage from the room or balcony. Island View includes at least a partial view of the mountains, spa, or landscaping from the room or balcony. Pool View includes at least a partial view of the pool, courtyards, water features, or landscaping from the room or balcony. Ocean View includes at least a partial view of the ocean from the room or balcony.

    The following chart shows the number and type of villas in each phase by view category.

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    The following diagram shows the location of Aulani's three phases.

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    Phase 1 is in the Ewa Building and is adjacent to Aulani's lobby. The even numbered villas face Aulani's pool and the ocean. The odd numbered villas face the convention center, the street, and the island. There are 73 Vacation Homes in Phase 1 of the Ewa Building, but no Grand Villas

    Phase 2 is in the Waianae Building and is on the left side of the resort when looking from the ocean. The even numbered villas face Aulani's pool and the ocean. The odd numbered villas face outward and the upper floors have ocean views. Phase 2 has 11 Grand Villas which are on the end cap of the Waianae Building and face the ocean.

    Phase 3, which started to be used in early October 2012, is the largest of Aulani's three phases. It is an L-shaped building that is on the right side of the resort when looking from the ocean. The short wing, which is closer to the lobby, has even numbered villas that face the island or the ocean, and odd numbered villas that face other structures or the island. The Phase 3 long wing has even numbered villas that face Aulani's pool and ocean, and odd numbered villas that face the island. There are also a few odd numbered villas on the higher floors that face the ocean. Phase 3 has 10 Grand Villas which are on the end cap of the Phase 3 Building.

    The following diagrams show the View category for each villa. Column headers indicate the type of accommodation, such a Grand Villa, dedicated two-bedroom, or lock off two-bedroom. Note: The 8 Aulani Hotel Rooms are located in the Hotel Wing of the resort and do not appear on the charts below. These rooms are classified as Standard View and face the parking garage.

    There is symmetry in the layout of most of the villas at Aulani, resulting in the same type of accommodation stacked on top of each other. For example, in the Waianae Building, the villas with room numbers ending in '02' are all dedicated two-bedroom villas. The exception is with villas 164 and 264 in the Phase 3 Building. They are dedicated two-bedroom villas, while the other villas numbered xx64 on the floors above are lock off two bedroom villas.

    When looking at the diagrams, note that the Waianae Building and the long wing of the Phase 3 Building are tapered. The parts closest to the lobby extend to the 16th floor, but the buildings taper down to the 14th floor and the 11th floor as they approach the ocean.

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    Here is another resort map that shows the location of some of the features and services around Aulani:

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    When you visit Aulani, it would be helpful if you post photos of the view from your villa to this thread.

    If you have any questions, or if you notice any discrepancies or errors in these diagrams, please let me know.

    Quick Links to Specific Posts (Click on Villa Number to Jump to Post):


    (Note: Some of these posts are on the Disboards DVC Resorts board and some are on the DVCNews Forum board.)


    Villa 110: Pool View Studio
    Villa 170/172: Pool View Lock-off Two-Bedroom
    Villa 174: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 180: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 201: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 204: Pool View Studio
    Villa 208: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 209: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 272: Pool View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 278:
    Pool View Studio
    Villa 304: Pool View Studio
    Villa 310: Pool View Studio
    Villa 312: Pool View One-Bedroom New Photos
    Villa 313
    : Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 356: Pool View Studio
    Villa 363: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 377: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 385: Island View Studio
    Villa 406: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 452: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 453: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 456: Pool View Studio Note: Handicapped Accessible
    Villa 457
    : Standard View Studio
    Villa 458: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 461: Standard View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 482: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 501: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 504: Pool View Studio. More photos here.
    Villa 506: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 505/507: Island View Two-Bedroom Lock-off (505 Studio/507 1BR)
    Villa 508: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 510: Pool View Studio
    Villa 551: Standard View Two-Bedroom Dedicated
    Villa 552: Pool View One-Bedroom More photos.
    Villa 567: Standard View Studio
    Villa 567/569: Standard View Lock-off Two-Bedroom More photos.
    Villa 570: Pool View One-Bedroom
    Villa 574: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 576/578: Pool View Two-Bedroom Lock-off (576 1BR/578 Studio)
    Villa 577/579: Island View Two-Bedroom Lock-off
    Villa 586: Pool View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 612: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 651: Standard View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 657: Standard View Studio
    Villa 670/672: Ocean View Two-Bedroom Lockoff
    Villa 671: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 676: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 677: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 752: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 758: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 759: Standard View One-Bedroom. More photos added
    Villa 765: Standard View Studio
    Villa 769: Standard View One-Bedroom
    Villa 771: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 787: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 801: Ocean View Grand Villa; more photos here; and Video, too!
    Villa 804: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 808: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom Note: Handicap Accessible Villa
    Villa 813
    : Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 851: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 857: Island View Studio
    Villa 870: Ocean View One-Bedroom Note: Handicap Accessible Villa
    Villa 876
    : Ocean View One Bedroom
    Villa 881: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 886: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 901: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 906: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 910: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 911: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 913: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 950: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 964: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 969: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 975: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 978: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 982: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1001: Ocean View Three-Bedroom Grand Villa
    Villa 1002: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1003: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1006: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1007: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1008: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1051: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1052: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1054: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1060: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom (has extended balcony)
    Villa 1070: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1074: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1077: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1084: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1106: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1152: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1154: Ocean View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 1173: Island View Studio
    Villa 1174: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1180: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1189: Ocean View Grand Villa
    Villa 1204: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1252: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1258: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1268: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1272: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1282: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1284: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1402: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1406: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1407: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1410: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1454: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1456/1458: Ocean View Lockoff Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1471: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1474: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; more photos
    Villa 1478: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1479: Island View Studio
    Villa 1482: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1485: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1510: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1550: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1568: Ocean View One-Bedroom; additional photo
    Villa 1571: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1574: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1576: Ocean View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1577: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1581: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1610: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1612: Ocean View One-Bedroom; more photos of Villa #1612
    Villa 1652/1654
    : Ocean View Lock-off Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1655: Island View Studio; More Photos
    Villa 1656: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1673: Island View Studio
    Villa 1675: Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom
    Villa 1677: Island View One-Bedroom
    Villa 1678: Ocean View Studio
    Villa 1680: Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom

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    List of Handicapped Accessible Villas

    Villa #301 - Ocean View Grand Villa; Accessible Tub
    Villa #456 - Pool View Studio; Roll in Shower
    Villa #512 - Pool View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #558 - Pool View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #559 - Standard View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #757 - Standard View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #772 - Ocean View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #808 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #809 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #859 - Island View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #870 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #875 - Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1057 - Island View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1072 - Ocean View Studio; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1073 - Island View Studio; Roll in Shower
    Villa #1108 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1109 - Ocean View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1112 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Roll in Shower
    Villa #1158 - Ocean View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1159 - Island View One-Bedroom; Accessible Tub
    Villa #1175 - Island View Dedicated Two-Bedroom; Accessible Tub



    Aulani Hotel Views (non-DVC villas):

    Hotel 540: Pool View
    Hotel 840: Ocean View
    Hotel 1030: Ocean View
    Hotel 1530: Ocean View

    NEW: Click here for photos of Aulani's eight poolside cabanas

    DVC Laundry Room Locations: Post #261
     
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  3. mouseaider

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    This is wonderful information. Thank you for your hard work putting this together.

    We will be arriving at Aulani on April 18th and staying in a pool view studio until April 25th. I will post some pictures of the view.

    We already did on-line check in..... getting excited! :yay:
     
  4. Ggatorgirl

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    Thank you so much. What an amazing amount of information!

    Mods, Can we make this s sticky somewhere? In the Resort section?
     
  5. work2play

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    I have had so much fun creating the BLT thread rooms and views thread! I can't wait until I can contribute to this one! Thanks for all of the great information!
     
  6. mdsd8700

    mdsd8700 It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Thanks so much for creating this! No doubt it was a lot of work and what a ton of great information!! We are going to Aulani in June and can't wait!!
     
  7. rmonty02

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    :cheer2:AWESOME!! :cheer2:This is exactly what I needed. Thank you for all your hard work. I'll be sure to contribute after our June trip.
     
  8. RutgersAlum

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    Can't even imagine the hours and hours of research needed to complete this amazing resource.:goodvibes

    Thank you, thank you, can't wait for our trip!:cool1:
     
  9. wdrl

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    Thanks to Plasmo on the DVCNews Forum, we have our first post showing the Villa and View from an Aulani villa. Villa 752 is an Ocean View one-bedroom located in the Ewa Building.

    A link to Plasmo's post is at the bottom of Post #1 of this thread.
     
  10. mdsd8700

    mdsd8700 It's kind of fun to do the impossible

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    Thanks to both of you :thumbsup2 Great view, so much fun to look at these types of pictures.
     
  11. andriade

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    Awesome job! Perfect thing for me to obsess over the next 100 days. Thanks!
     
  12. JoEllen

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    So what is the preferred choice for a two bedroom? A dedicated two bedroom or a two bedroom lock off?
     
  13. wdrl

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    I'm not sure I would say either type of two-bedroom configuration is 'preferred.' It just depends which type works for you. At Aulani, a lock off two-bedroom is actually a studio and one-bedroom combined into one villa. The studio serves as the second bedroom, so it has a kitchenette and one queen size bed and a sofa bed. The lock off has two entry doors from the hallway.

    A dedicated two bedroom villa has one entry door from the hallway. The other big difference is that the second bedroom has two queen size beds, no sofa, and no kitchenette.

    The master bedroom, master bathroom, living room, and full size kitchen are essentially the same in the two types of villas.
     
  14. JoEllen

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    It also looks like you lose a sink/countertop in the lock off. Correct me if I'm wrong but it appears the 2 bdrm dedicated seems to have two sinks/counters in the Master while the lock off has one.
    I don't know about other wives, but, I really don't want to share a sink with my hubby (i.e. clean up his sink so I can use it) So I'm thinking the dedicated 2 bdrm must be preferred. (At least by the wives :))
     
  15. spleen

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    Room 312 - pool view 1 BR villa

    Kitchen:
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    Bathroom:
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    Rain shower:
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    Master bathroom:
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    Close up of master bath:
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    Vanity in master bathroom:
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    Master bedroom:
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    Living room with fold up bed pulled out:
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    Dining table:
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    View of balcony:
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    View off balcony:
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    Looking to left off of balcony:
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    Looking to right off of balcony:
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  16. mdsd8700

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    Spleen thanks for posting. :thumbsup2 We are staying in a 1 bedroom pool view in June and your pictures definately make me even more excited and anxious for our trip. My kids are so excited!! :cool1: Please post all your thoughts and tips about your stay.
     
  17. spleen

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    Already did that ... my trip report :thumbsup2
     
  18. wdrl

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    I updated the layout chart in Post #1. We now know that villas with room numbers ending in xx53 are one-bedroom villas and those ending in xx55 are studios.

    Edited 05/04/2012: We now know the location of the studios and the one-bedroom villas for all the lock-offs in Aulani's Phase 1 and Phase 2. The information is posted to the charts in Post #1
     
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    View from balcony of 1054. When I get home I'll see if I can find more pics of the unit/views from further back in the balcony.
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    Ok, so I am confused. We have a One Bedroom Villa - Poolside Gardens View reserved in October. Where will that likely be?

    And does anyone know if the handicapped accessible villas are on a particular floor (since that is what we have reserved)?

    Thanks!
     
  21. wdrl

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    The one-bedroom Pool View Villas are located in the Ewa Building on floors 3-5 (Villas 352, 452, 552, or 358, 458, 558) and in the Waianae Building on floors 1-5 (Villas 106, 206, 306, 406, 506 or 112, 212, 312, 412, 512).

    I don't know where the Handicapped Accessible villas are located at Aulani. If someone gets an HA villa, please let me know and I'll add it to the layout diagrams.
     

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