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The we loooooove Bonnet Creek thread part2

Discussion in 'Orlando Hotels and Attractions' started by donaldduck352, Jun 13, 2011.

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  1. Pollito916

    Pollito916 <font color=deeppink>Some day my Prince will come

    Does anyone know if the kitchen in stocked with coffee, and about how many days' supply it is? Can you get more, or should we plan on bringing/buying?
     
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  3. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    It's one of the newer buildings, so it has the flat screen TV's. Personally, it's kind of my favorite. Lake side you have the lazy river and fort next to you. It's also home to my favorite hottub on the property. (the tub is off the the side away from the general traffic pattern and regular pool, which is nice at night).

    Fireworks View in this building looks over the parking lot.

    I do also like the parking deck between buildings 4 and 5. It makes it easier to locate a parking spot when you get back at night (you can just go into the garage instead of searching for a spot in the regular parking lot), plus it gives your car some shade from the florida sun.



    Anybody who you can rent a regular "deluxe" unit from, you should be able to also rent a Presidential Suite from. There are a lot fewer presidentials at the resort than regular "deluxe" units, so you are less likely to see the rates advertised or on an Ebay auction, but if you contact the renter directly they could give you their rates.

    From a points Point of view, a 1Bdrm Presidential costs the same amount of points as a 2bdrm Deluxe. a 2bdrm presidential costs the same as a 3bdrm deluxe. This however doesn't factor in any VIP or other discounts (such as upgrades) that some of the larger commercial renters can utilize to bring their costs down.


    I seem to recall a single bag of coffee in the room. I'm not a coffee drinker however, so I can't tell you how many days that single bag will provide.

    I've heard some people mention they have requested extras of the "starter supplies" of things provided in the room, but I wouldn't count on it since it's a Timeshare resort. If you are a big coffee fan, you might want to just bring some extra (or plan to buy it) just to avoid any problems.
     
  4. jsmla

    jsmla New Member

    We "won" our $2 SkyAuction bid on a one bedroom at WBC-the total is $321 for the whole week so I'm pretty pleased :) I've requested an upper floor room in building 5 (1st choice) or 4 (second choice)

    Our week is for December 3-10 but my traveling companion won't be arriving until the 6th. She prefers to drive to the parks but I was thinking about using the shuttles those first three days. How often do these run?
     
  5. laborrn2

    laborrn2 New Member

    what's the "complimentary" transportation schedule like to the parks? It looks like it's close to epcot and very near Disney's CBR... How often do the shuttles run? How full are they?

    Also, if we stay off-site (at WBC), can we use the monorail and Dis buses to get to other resorts for ADR's if we're not WDW resort guests?

    Thanks!
     
  6. two*little*birds

    two*little*birds <font color=green>LOL I am the ultimate ride wimp!

    We have been here 1 week so far and today we were surprised to come back to our room with a "mild" cleaning. They changed all the sheets and replaced towels.

    We have submitted two e-mail requests using the online concierge (Building 6 only) and both times they replied immediately and within the time quoted (or earlier).
     
  7. linnell

    linnell New Member

    Checked out this morning and was sad to go. Have to say, our stay was wonderful. Loved building three (I didn't care nor did I miss the flat screen TVs or updated kitchen). I was on the seventh floor all the way down the hall closest to the new hotel. From my balcony I had a beautiful view of the lake and Spaceship Earth in the distance. Every night I sat down with a glass or wine (or Ben & Jerrys one night!) and watched Illuminations while my 3 &5 year olds slept away in their own bedroom. The kids loved the pools, we spend one day pool hopping, making our way around then entire resort.

    Thanks to all for your information about WBC. I will be sticking around this thread to help other first timers in the future! Also uploading pictures now, that I'll post to the room view thread.
     
  8. tmoret

    tmoret New Member

    First off I would like to say THANK YOU to everyone here for all the great info. We just checked out yesterday and were so sad that we had to go home. We were in a 3 bedroom in tower 5 on the 3rd floor. We really liked being in tower 5 as we could walk right out to the lazy river there and also it was a short walk to the bus stop at tower 6. The 3 bedroom was great and worked out very nice for us and everyone we had with us. It was very clean and we had no problem calling down and getting more towles as needed. The busses were nice but there were a few times we just took a cab back to the resort. There is a Wal-Mart near there and we mad a run over on our first night there to stock up on water & snacks. We loved it so much that my DW and I are looking into a 1 bedroom for the next time we go down.
     
  9. zalansky

    zalansky <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sponsors/s

    Where can we rent the units from without going through the resort directly?
     
  10. katallo

    katallo New Member

    There are quite a few places mentioned in this thread including ebay. We have rented from Ken & Denise at vacationupgrades.com. We always had a great experience and have referred several friends as well.
     
  11. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    The shuttle schedule can change depending on the time of year and park hours. In general, it tends to be a scheduled shuttle service with one bus that goes to the TTC/Epcot, and another bus that does AK/DHS. (may actually be the same bus with 2 different loops... not sure).

    From the reports here, the shuttle does tend to take a short break in the afternoon. They do give you a copy of the current shuttle schedule when you check in.


    And yes... once you at one of the Disney parks, you can fully utilize the onsite Disney Transportion to get around the resort. This includes both park and resort hopping.



    There are several commercial renters that people on the DIS have had experience with. one suggestion is to check out Ebay. You can also try Ken Price at Vacation upgrades, Farrell Vacations, Sun and Snow Vacations, 5 Star Resorts, etc.
     
  12. fuzzyjelly

    fuzzyjelly New Member

    Could someone post a picture of the phone with the internet jack? My husband is trying to figure something out that I don't understand and asked me to see if anyone had this.

    Thanks!!
     
  13. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    I don't have any pictures of the phone at the resort available, but this may be able to help


    http://www.google.com/search?q=cisc....,cf.osb&fp=2c632f03d9690564&biw=1173&bih=775


    I know they use pretty much the same phone I have at work, a Cisco IP Phone 7960 series.
     
  14. zalansky

    zalansky <img src="http://www.wdwinfo.com/images/sponsors/s

    Thank you DCTooTall & katallo! I have checked Ebay, I am helping a friend plan an Orlando vacation and they need specific dates. How come we Disney lovers are always helping plan our friends trips? :thumbsup2
     
  15. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    It's a curse....


    or maybe we are just super-helpful types. :)


    with the Ebay Sellers, often you can try and contact some of the individual sellers to see if they can quote the dates you are looking for. often the pre-set auctions are for dates within the next couple months, but they may be able to check on other dates for you.

    Same with the other commercial renters we mentioned. they may not have exact pricing available for you, but you can request a quote for your dates.
     
  16. MapleGirl

    MapleGirl Perpetual Planner

    Is it possible to have a water or golf view and firework view? If so, what building would that be? Building 5 sounds lovely. I suspect that DH and I will spend time in the lazy river and a hot tub. Which lazy river is generally the least crowded?

    Thanks all!
     
  17. talulabelle

    talulabelle New Member

    I am thinking about a trip for November 2012...I am hoping to be able to get a reservation on ebay for Bonnet Creek. Most of the reservations I see on there for now are 7 days- Sun through Sat. Does anyone ever rent for a midweek stay? I am going to need a Thurs. night through Tues or Wed night? Does anyone have an idea how much a 2brm will run me for this?

    Thanks!
     
  18. fuzzyjelly

    fuzzyjelly New Member

    Thank you so much!!
     
  19. The_Alice

    The_Alice Xavier Atencio is my hero!

    I've got to tell you all a funny story. I called to book an extra night on the front end of our trip at the Poly as a surprise for my DH and kids. When the CM asked me where we would be staying after that evening I told her the Wyndham Bonnet Creek. Her reply, "Oh that place is GORGEOUS! You're going to love it!" LOL:lmao: I also had a similar conversation with our rep at Garden Grocer.
     
  20. DCTooTall

    DCTooTall <MARQUEE BEHAVIOR=ALTERNATE><img src=http://www.em

    Golf view + Fireworks.... Not likely to happen. The Golf Course is on the side of the property headed out towards MGM. It wouldn't give you a good view of the EPCOT fireworks which are the ones you can see best from the resort.

    Water View + fireworks.... doable. Towers 1, 2, 3, and 6 (Presidential units) would be the Towers which would face out over the center lake in the direction of the fireworks. You'd want a higher floor room though in order to give you the best view over the buildings on the other side of the lake.

    There are only 2 Lazy rivers. One by the main building, and the other by Tower 5. Out of the two, it's likely the one by the main building would be the least crowded since it's not right outside one of the primary guest towers and pool bars.


    Cost would depend upon the source of the rental. It's too early to actually book a November 2012 trip, but you could try contacting some of the rental locations (Vacation Upgrade, Ebay sellers, Farrell, etc) and see if they could give you a quote.
     
  21. JimMIA

    JimMIA A little Miami humor...

    Not necessarily. A Wyndham owner who has WBC as their home resort can book up through 11/18.2012 now. So depending on when they want to go, they could book now.

    However, there's really no rush unless you're talking about Thanksgiving week. WBC is usually pretty available.

    I'd take my time and do some good research on who to rent from.
     
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