Dumb question time

Discussion in 'Purchasing DVC' started by Cmadsen, Feb 13, 2003.

  1. Cmadsen

    Cmadsen peepster

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    We received our first reservation confirmation for our Turkey Week visit. It noted our non-smoking request, and also said it was a "lock-out" unit. I assume (yup, I know the meaning of assume) we have a connecting door in our unit. My question is, Is this a good thing, a bad thing or just a normal thing? I'm sure this has been discussed a thousand times, but after quite a bit of searching I haven't found a substantial answer. Also, is a "lock out" any noisier than any other room? Any help would be appreciated!
     
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  3. DebbieB

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    Which resort? What size unit did you reserve?
     
  4. Cmadsen

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    Villas at Wilderness Lodge is our home and we reserved a one room villa.
     
  5. Cmadsen

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    Sorry, I'm veeeery tired...I meant a one BEDroom villa. Thanks for your patience.
     
  6. Granny

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    Cmadsen....yes, a lock-off 1BR will have a locked connecting door to the studio next door. That door allows the two units to combine for a 2BR accommodation.

    To me, it's neither good, bad nor anything else. It has little effect on your stay.

    Also, my first DVC 1BR confirmation at VWL listed a lock-off 1BR on the reservations, and we ended up getting a dedicated 1BR (no connecting door).

    From what I've heard here on the boards, the noise level at a lock-off room is not much different than a dedicated room. But not having stayed in a lock-off, we're not really qualified to respond to that part of your question.
     
  7. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    I think most units at VWL are lock offs.
     
  8. roelongo

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    Our confirmation said lock-off last Tday and we ended up with a dedicated one bedroom so you never know
     
  9. RweTHEREyet

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    The noise factor is entirely determined by the people using the room connected to yours. We have both good and bad experiences.

    The bad was people that had a toddler in their 1-bedroom and we were in a studio at OKW. The child was squeeling and running back and forth starting very early in the morning.

    The good was in a studio at BCV and we never ever heard the first sound out of the people in the 1-bedroom next door. Only knew they were there because their dining charges ended up on our bill in error.
     
  10. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

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    Never had a problems with noise from the lock off unit. The only problems we have had is one time when the "kids" above kept bounceing a ball at odd hours! It was quite annoying! I finally took the broom and banged on the ceiling, and it stopped!
     

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