The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread Part 3

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by Disfan15, Jul 3, 2012.

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  1. GinCar

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    Thanks! I feel good about the price, now. April 6-13, so still Spring Break for lots of schools.
    I booked a couple of weeks ago and it was the last presidential one vacation strategy had left. It is our first time staying off site, so I have not been researching for months like I usually do.
     
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  3. 5mouseketeersforus

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    And the price also varies pretty wildly between quotes too. Ah well, we are still excited about our trip - looking forward to some warmer weather :)
     
  4. manhattanman

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    Gina,
    We needed 8 days which is generally not available on eBay. We really did not want to stay 7 days, then get a hotel for one night then fly home. So I contacted the seller through eBay and asked if we could add another day. I was completely expecting the answer to be no, but what he did was cancel the original listing then sent me a link to a new listing for 8 days ( there were no bids on the seven day so no one got hosed) and as soon as it posted we did the buy it now. Easy least.

    I don't know if all sellers will do this but if you can find a partially overlapping listing and email the seller and ask. The worst they can say is no.
     
  5. Teacher03

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    I am so excited; just booked a 5 night stay in a one bedroom in June. Got a great deal through Vacation Strategy. We went last year and loved it and didn't think we could make it this year. It is not a long as a trip as we usually take, but I am still so excited! Let the planning and count down begin!
     
  6. auprincess

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    If I am looking to go at the end of May, or early June, in 2014 ~ when do I need to book? It will be several more months before we know our exact datess. Also, are most WBC rentals weekly? I'm thinking we will be looking at 8-10 days.
     
  7. JennLK

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    Most resellers can get you more than a week. I think i read that most can only book 11 months out. You could start looking when you are just slightly over a year out and email them your dates. June gets busy with kids being out of school ;)
     
  8. aubriee

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    I'm going mid May and booked ten nights/eleven days with Vacation Strategies Nov 29th. I checked around for several quotes and they were the cheapest ($896.00 for ten nights in a one bedroom deluxe).
     
  9. carolynl

    carolynl Earning My Ears

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    starting to get super excited just got a free upgrade from 2 bdrm deluxe to 2 bdrm presidential!!
     
  10. aubriee

    aubriee <font color=brown><marquee>Chocolate always makes

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    Congratulations!:cool1:
     
  11. lolobug

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    How do you get free upgrades? I've never booked with BC, thinking about it. Thx!
     
  12. maxiesmom

    maxiesmom The Mean Squinty Eye Works

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    WBC looks beautiful, but how on earth do you know which building to request? My sister has me checking into this resort, but it is so big it is a bit overwhelming. We would need a 2 or 3 bedroom unit. I have one niece who loves pool slides, and one who would love the mini golf. And while we would have a car, we would probably split up at some point, so being close to a bus stop would be good too. Where do you start looking to figure out what building would be best?
     
  13. NHDisneyFan

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    The walking path around the lake makes any pool or activity a very short walk from any other building. Don't stress it.
     
  14. SYDCOLEMOM

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    It really doesnt matter what building you request. They rarely give request a second glance. We have never gotten anything close to our request and the check in desk has told us numerous times that they can not take requests. I have heard people that have gotten their building they hoped for but I think it was more of a fluke than actually having their request granted. But the path around the lake makes getting any place on property very fast. you wont be disappointed no matter what building you get. Its mere minutes walk to any pool and/or bus stop. You will Love it !!
     
  15. manhattanman

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    In my best Seinfeld voice " Anyone can TAKE requests, its the filling of requests that is the hard part".

    I just spoke to the front desk yesterday and requested a specific tower/direction The agent was happy to note this request on my reservation. I told them I understood is was based on availability. I cant see why they would not grant someone's request if they could. My guess is that the earlier you check in, the more likely your request will be honored.
     
  16. dcessford

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    Just looking for some info from ppl whom have booked this resort through Vacation Stratagy.I just asked for a quote and got a good price.I am not ready to book yet and was wondering from others experience if the price will change in 3-4 months by much. I got a quote for $981 for a 2 bedroom deluxe for 11 nights from Dec 15th through the 26th and wondering when I am thinking of booking in 3-4 months if that will change by much.

    thanks
     
  17. carolynl

    carolynl Earning My Ears

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    the company we used just called and asked if we wanted the upgrade for free. So we have booked 7 nights in a 2 bedroom presidential for $549 taxes in.
     
  18. aubriee

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    I don't know if the price will change, but that's a really good price, especially for the Christmas holidays. I am paying $896.00 for a one bedroom deluxe for ten nights in May (which is not even a busy time). Per night you are paying a few cents less than me for a bigger unit ($89.18 vs the $89.60 I'm paying/night). If you know you are definitely going I would jump on that price. I can't see 2 bedrooms lasting long for that price during Christmas.

    There was a lady on here about a month ago, who posted an undeserved bad review of Vacation Strategies. Apparently she had requested a quote, then changed her mind and requested a couple more quotes for different units or dates. When she finally made her mind up and sent them a deposit for the original quote, the unit was no longer available, so they had to refund the deposit right back to her. She was very angry that they had not held the original unit for her, until she made her mind up. However, when they sent my quote there was a comment in there saying something about inventory is limited and constantly changing. I was satisfied with the quote, so wasn't taking a chance of losing it.
     
  19. lolobug

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    I don't know much at all but I was quoted $1066 for a single room in jan. for 10 nights... You got a great deal!
     
  20. alootikki3

    alootikki3 Earning My Ears

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    I just got a quote of $1525 for 6 nights in either a 2 bedroom presidential or 3 bedroom deluxe for the first week in April 2013- so about $250 a night. This sounds quite a bit higher than what others have been talking about! Is this a good deal? I suppose it could go down 60 days out, but there's no guarantee...would love experienced thoughts on this!
     
  21. Dawgfan81

    Dawgfan81 Earning My Ears

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    Do you mind PM'ing me where you booked? Cause that's one heck of a deal!
     
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