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The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Owners & Lovers Group - 2.0

Discussion in 'DVC Resorts' started by stopher1, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. Gcvav

    Gcvav Earning My Ears

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    So excited, we are finally owners at vgc. Just received our title today. Bought direct at Aulani earlier in the year and resale vgc recently. :)
     
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  3. XMom

    XMom DIS Veteran

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    Congrats!! How many points were you able to get resale? Who did you go thru? We are looking to add on to our 100 that we have there.
     
  4. Gcvav

    Gcvav Earning My Ears

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    Thanks! We bought 100 points through TSS. We paid the full asking of $115. Contracts have been going fast at vgc so we didn't want to chance losing it. We are in Canada so didn't even have the option of buying direct (our Province doesn't allow Disney to sell here). Saved lots of $$ buying resale.
     
  5. Chereya

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    Congrats! Hope to one day convince the hubby that we need to buy!!
     
  6. Djsgoofy

    Djsgoofy Earning My Ears

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    My husband has injured his leg and it looks like we will probably have to cancel our 5 nights in a studio starting on Sunday. If the leg is not better by tomorrow, I will be cancelling in the afternoon. Hopefully some one will be able to take an unexpected last minute trip.
     
  7. taaren

    taaren "There is more treasure in books than in all the p

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    Oh no! Hope he's feeling better! I wish I could snag that reservation!
     
  8. floribr1

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    We just got back from a trip to the VGC. We stayed two nights in a studio (1504) followed by 4 nights in a grand villa! We don't own at VGC, and so had to book at 7 months. We checked in to the studio last Friday (May 3) close to midnight, so I was not at all surprised to get a less than prime room location. I am always hopeful, but try to be realistic about such things so I don't get disappointed. :hippie: We were pleasantly suprised with studio 1504, since even though the view is minimal, we could still hear all of the "happy sounds" from Paradise Pier. It was great!

    We had also planned to have a Cinco de Mayo party in the grand villa on Sunday; we had 13 guests in total and the villa was more than enough space for our group! When I booked the grand villa, the thought never occurred to me to check the box for "search for HA accomodations." So we basically just had to rely on luck and ended up with the pool-view grand villa (4513). It was beautiful and our families just loved it. We loved the master bathroom, and I think I would miss the way the beautiful shower is layed out in that master. Plus we did use the kitchen for cooking quite a bit, so it was nice to have the standard kitchen layout. :cool1:

    All things considered -- I would probably have still preferred the grand villa with the awesome view. But I knew our chances were 50-50 and we were delighted in any case. I really doubt there is a better place anywhere in either Disneyland or WDW to spend some quality family time. :hug: It really is great for everyone to have their own space. You will not be disappointed! :thumbsup2
     
  9. bigAWL

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    Any chance you have some photos of that minimal view to post over at this thread? - Villas at Disney's Grand Californian - Room Views
     
  10. hjgaus

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    floribr1,
    Awesome for getting a grand villa for 4 nights!!! That's exactly how many nights WE stayed in that SAME GV back in 2011!! The space in both GV's are spectacular!!
    So glad to hear you all had a great time!!
    Now looking foward to hearing how Breyean enjoys their time in the Grand Villa!
    We had our stay there (not the grand villa) just last month @ VGC but missing it SO MUCH already as I was driving by there yesterday!
     
  11. PoohsFan1

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    Just wondering where exactly is the laundry room? We will be in a studio.
     
  12. Nonsuch

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    First floor, near the BBQ area. Look at the maps linked in my signature.
     
  13. PoohsFan1

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    Thank you. We are leaving in 2 and half weeks and I am trying to get all of the little things I need to know in order. I think I will go back and reread the first page and look at your maps again so I can take notes on everything we need to know :goodvibes.
     
  14. lilpooh108

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  15. podsnel

    podsnel <font color=blue>just skippin' around, amusing mys

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    That is an AWESOME voucher!! I am so bummed, though- it expires August 20th- I check in on the 21st! :rotfl: Oh well (for me)....
     
  16. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    Thanks! I've done these twice before (local too) and it's a killer deal! I just bought mine too!

    Sorry Ellen....:sad2:
     
  17. leinalani

    leinalani Earning My Ears

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    Hi! Just wondering if my fellow DVC owners can shed some light. I want to have my hubby take the kiddos to Build-A-Bear during their special private event for hotel guests. I'm wondering if our DVC discount (20% according to the Portable Perks) will apply at that time? If anyone has done this, please let me know. Any experiences with this perk would also help. Thank you!
     
  18. lchute1158

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    Is there a DVC desk in VGC that can print your membership cards?

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  19. carissa1970

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    Not in the building. The main DVC office is across the street and they can reprint your cards. I know from personal experience! Lol.

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  20. lchute1158

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    Thanks for the info!
     
  21. drujaz

    drujaz Mouseketeer

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    Can you turn in your eticket in during hotel check-in for the regular one instead of waiting for the turnstiles?
     

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