OKW lovers thread !!!

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  1. nannette

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    Hi All,

    I added 2 days on to my Disney trip in July, so I'll be moving over to OKW studio HH. Having never stayed at OKW and only going there once for breakfast at Olivia's... what can anyone tell me about OKW?? Is there a room request I should be making?? Any and all advice and knowledge is welcome!

    TIA
    ~Nannette
     
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  3. msvlg

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    We are booked at OKW for a week at the end of March. We own there but this will be our first time staying there. We have booked a two bedroom in the HH area and we will have our three young grandchildren with us. We are not sure if we should request the buildings in the 23 area or the buildings in the 12 area. we would like an upper floor with a nice view, close to the pool for the kids. can anyone give me any suggestions of what to request (I know it is only a request)? Is there any undesirable buildings in the HH area? What about water views? Any feedback or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. TIA
     
  4. *NikkiBell*

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    I'm staying at OKW next month in a studio. I've never done so before - always had a one or two bedroom. What's my best request for something my HH? Peninsular Road?
     
  5. MommaSnowwhite

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    My family is staying at OKW for 11 nights for spring break & I have a couple of questions. Please :)

    Has anyone ever requested a full sixe crib? Are they available? I read they are supposed to be available in the resorts. My DD is 18 mo old but the size of a 3 year old - I'm not sure she will be comforable in a pack n play.

    Do all the 1 BR units have the sleeper chair? We will have 5 plus an infant so we really need the chair as well as the couch. Is there sheets & everything for both?

    And, last but not least ... When will we get housekeeping? 11 nights is the confusing thing for me :)

    TIA
     
  6. amym2

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    We stayed at OKW last October and loved it! Can't help with the crib. Yes, they provide bedding for both. We used the couch and sleeper chair and both kids thought they were fine. I'm pretty sure housekeeping is every 4 days (arrival day is day 1), so if you arrive on say a Sunday you'd get it on Wed, Sat, Tue.
     
  7. Deesknee

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    Just thought I'd get you all relaxing on this Monday evening...
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  8. Deb & Bill

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    I haven't seen full sized cribs at OKW. I don't think they have them. You could rent one if you really want one, though.

    For housekeeping, if you are staying on a points stay, day one is check in day. Day four you get full cleaning, day eight you get trash removed and towels replaced, if you were there for 12 nights, you'd get another full cleaning on day 12.

    If you are there seven nights or less, you get trash and towel service on day four. Once you are there eight nights or more, you get full cleaning first, then trash and towel, then full cleaning and so on.

    You will get the sleeper chair in the living room. And the sleeper sofa and chair will both have sheets. If they aren't already on the bed, check the closet for a plastic bag containing sheets, blankets, pillows.
     
  9. Pirate Granny

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    We had the fuller size crib...and we're at OKW...call and add the request to your reservation...it's only a request, and it comes with sheets. It is bigger than a pack n play.
     
  10. Mai Ku Tiki

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    And perfect for a Tuesday morning, too!
    Heavenly.... :littleangel:

    Thanks!
     
  11. Pirate Granny

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    SIGH, thank you:coffee::hug:
     
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  13. Checkers

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    When my grandson was in a crib, we rented a crib from a company called A Baby's Best Friend (abbf.com) several times and were pleased with them. They supply all the bedding, etc. Everything was clean and sanitized. They deliver right to the resort and you set it up yourself (son-in-law said it was easy).

    Yes, all 1brs at OKW have sleeper chairs with bedding. As far as housekeeping is concerned, I think (someone correct me if I'm wrong) since you have an extended stay, you will get a full housecleaning on the 4th day and trash/towel on the 8th day. We were there for 10 days last year and I was expecting T/T on the 4th day and was surprised when we got a full cleaning. When I inquired this is what I was told. Hopes this helps and have a great time!
     
  14. Dee77

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    A couple of pages back there was a mention of the rooms not having a tea kettle, I was at OKW this past August and the same as all of my previous visits, I called housekeeping on our first day and requested they bring one over, they did within an hour or so. I hope this is still the case. All the best to my fellow tea drinkers!
     
  15. Checkers

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    Thanks, Dee. I have always wondered why there was no tea kettle and used the small saucepan to boil the water. Now I'll just call housekeeping! :)
     
  16. kenly777

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    Just booked our first trip to OKW for this August. So excited! Love being just a boat ride away from DTD (have stayed at POR and SSR). This trip will be me, my niece (20), my DS (9), and my other DS (6). We will be staying in a dvc deluxe studio. Couldn't get a full week of HH. Any suggestions are welcome for building or any other thoughts...
     
  17. Checkers

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    You are gonna love OKW! We were there in Dec. and stayed in a studio in the Peninsular Rd. area and loved it. Easy walk right over the bridge to the HH as well as the first bus stop which is nice when coming back from the parks & if you don't want to ride the bus through the resort to all the other pickups, you can just walk over the bridge and get it at the HH as it is the last stop before going to the parks. The boat to DTD is great, one of our favorite things about OKW.
    Have fun!:)
     
  18. kenly777

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    Thanks for the great info! I am so excited. What building were you in?
     
  19. Checkers

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    We were in Bldg. 24 and it was nice and quiet. It was on the first floor (requested) and didn't have much of a view but we didn't mind since it was Dec.
    You could always request a higher floor but keep in mind that most of the buildings do not have elevators so you would be carrying luggage upstairs. As far as the view, in all the times we have stayed at OKW, we really have not had any bad views. We usually enjoy using the patio/balcony but with being Dec. we didn't use it this time.

    We are DVC members and own at OKW and I don't think you will be disappointed.
     
  20. Deesknee

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  21. Deesknee

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    My pleasure. Dreaming of being there with all the snow we got here last weekend.
     
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