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Question about renting DVC points

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by Kai Rose, May 1, 2013.

  1. Kai Rose

    Kai Rose Kai Rose

    Hi, I'm really new to DIS, so I'm not sure if I'm doing any of this correctly. I am also technology-challenged. I am already planning a summer 2014 trip for my family, and I have read a few things about renting DVC points. It seems like a good way to save money on a deluxe, but I have a few concerns. I want to stay at Boardwalk, but a studio is the only thing in our budget. The one bed and one foldout sofa would be a problem for my family with two kids. My son is a tall fourteen-year-old. Could we use the points for a standard room? Any other suggestions or comments about renting DVC points would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. JKMJ441724

    JKMJ441724 Um, I'm going to go with "NO."

  4. lovetoscrap

    lovetoscrap <font color=navy>Sees tag fairy posts that aren't Moderator

    Moving to our DVC board.
  5. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

    No, resorts that have a DVC Component will not allow members to book standard non-DVC rooms on points.

    OKW is the only DVC resort that has two real queen beds in a studio.

    You could rent points for the Polynesian or Grand Floridian, but I would guess it would actually cost more than booking a cash room. It takes a lot of points to book a room at a non-DVC resort, and there is an addition $95 trade out fee to use the points outside the DVC system.
  6. DebbieB

    DebbieB <font color=green>DVC Member BWV 99<br><font color

    No, you can't use points at Boardwalk Inn. Your best bet would be a 1 bedroom at OKW. It would give you a king bed, queen sofabed & twin sleeper chair.
  7. starry_solo

    starry_solo New Member

    The best price is typically for a studio (renting). Otherwise, if you need a room with 2 queen beds, you may want to look at value resorts. Or check if WDW has 40% off deluxe hotels during the time you are going.
  8. Chuck S

    Chuck S DVC Boards Co-Moderator Moderator

    I think value resorts are double/full size beds. For a queen you'd need a moderate or deluxe.
  9. KristinS

    KristinS If at first you don't succeed.....

    I'm new too the world of DVC renting and have questions about renting points myself--but I'm very familiar with WDW itself and might I suggest getting a 1-bedroom family suite at the Art of Animation Resort? It's a value resort and not as centralized as Boardwalk, but it might fit your budget and purposes a bit better. I've stayed at all 3 value resorts in the AS cul-de-sac as well as Pop Century, and the bus rides to the parks aren't so bad. :)
  10. Kai Rose

    Kai Rose Kai Rose

    Thanks for your help, everyone. I think I am going to forget about DVC for this trip and just get a standard room at BW. The location is what we are looking for for the 2014 trip. Your input helped me a great deal. Thanks again.

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