Fabulous 1st stay at VWL studio!

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  1. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

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    Got back late last week after 7 nts. at a studio at VWL and we LOVED it! Rented points from a fellow dis'er to see what DVC was all about. Our studio was a lock-off, corner unit which had a view of Bay Lake/woods on the patio side and a view of the quiet pool from the window on the other side (#4531). The studio felt noticeably larger than the rooms at WL for some reason. Housekeeping was immaculate and all the furnishings were in excellent order. I wanted to note to others wanting to try out a DVC, the studio was SIGNIFICANTLY more attractive than any photos on the internet lead me to hope for. Can't say how impressed we were! Across from our room was a wider-than-average door with a sign "Cast Members Only". I know it was probably a janitorial closet, but our DS was convinced it was Mickey's own room---large enough opening for his head to get through. The only downside to the trip was that both my DS and I have bad allergies and pollen seemed to be everywhere---coating our balcony, outdoor rails and tables, etc....along with a few cool, rainy days. DS had to use his inhaler every 4 hours and I'm still on anti-biotics for a sinus infection. BUT, VWL gets two enthuiastic thumbs up!!!
    Karla B.:Pinkbounc
     
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    Thank you for your post. Pictures NEVER do the real thing justice. We stayed in a studio at VWL a year ago in December and loved it.
     
  4. Maistre Gracey

    Maistre Gracey <font color=red>Still trying to figure out the mys

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    Thanx for the report, ptrbryant.
    I always enjoy hearing good things about DVC, and VWL in particular! :cool:

    MG
     
  5. MJTinNH

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    Glad you had a wonderful DVC experience! Thank you for posting!:)
     
  6. gopherit

    gopherit <font color=blue>I'm not in the book, you know.<br

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    Glad you enjoyed it (despite the pollen -- gezundheit!)

    Yes, those net photos are very FLAT... we are consistently (and pleasantly!) surprised every time we open the door of a villa because we have a flat net image in our minds. THe room always seems so much deeper and bigger than we imagined. I suppose in a way that's a perk... or maybe just a downside to web images. Either way, it works in your favor when you're at the villa!

    Thanks for the post!
     
  7. MiaSRN62

    MiaSRN62 DIS Veteran

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    Thanks for the report. Glad to hear you got the VIP room across from the "Mickey suite" ;)
     
  8. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

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    Very nice report....thanks for taking the time to post it! :)
     
  9. Gail & Joe

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    Glad to hear that you had a nice trip. We had our first visit home last December in a studio and had a great time. Can't wait to go back this year. Thanks for your report.



    ::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo
     
  10. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

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    Now, to start planning the next WDW trip....!

    :tongue:
     
  11. BWVDee

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    Glad to hear you had a great trip. I agree the rooms at the resorts always are so much nicer then what they appear like in the pictures.
    SO, did the DVC bug bite you to want to become a member?
     
  12. Deemarch

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    ptrbryant, thanks for the great review. I always love to hear someone praise the Studio...DH & I bought at DVC just to use Studios!!!

    Glad you had such a good time.

    ::MinnieMo ::MickeyMo
     
  13. ptrbryant

    ptrbryant DIS Veteran

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    Hmm, the DVC ownership bug hasn't bitten yet, but it's nibbling! The thing is, my DH and I are both 43, DS 8 and I'm not sure how many more years we'll do the annual WDW trip...I just must NOT let us stay in a 1 or 2 BR or else I'm sure we'd be signing papers!;-)
    Karla B.:Pinkbounc
     
  14. Deemarch

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    hahahahaha...ptrbryant, DH & I are both 50! We did this for us for as long as we can manage!!!

    When I die, I want my ashes to be carried around WDW...I still wanna go on the rides!

    ::MickeyMo ::MinnieMo
     

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