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  1. laughinplace199

    laughinplace199 <font color=blue>AKA Shrimpo or Flamingo Legs<br><

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    Has anyone ever done the River Explorer Boat Tour? They're located in Vero Beach and they say that the see dolphin on almost every tour. I think my kids would love this.
     
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  3. DisDaydreamer

    DisDaydreamer I have this DIS-ease DVC Gold

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    They do not provide coffee. Paper products are replenished, but not on a daily basis (every 4th day). You probably won't need paper towels, but plates and bowls you might want to bring some extra in case. They give you real coffee cups and (I think) real drink glasses.
     
  4. cmehling

    cmehling Earning My Ears

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    Hi Everyone,


    We are heading to Vero in a week or so before our Disney Fantasy cruise. It will be our fourth trip to Vero and we can't wait.

    Does anyone know if the Green Cabin Room still has night time entertainment. I had heard that Bernie might not be playing there anymore.
     
  5. shburks

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    We're here now and Bernie is not scheduled to play all week. Not sure about anything future but I suspect you might be correct.
     
  6. DeeCee735

    DeeCee735 "How Do You Know of the Key?"

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    How much is beach chair and umbrella rental per day? Thanks,
     
  7. Lorelei528

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    I am sooo glad I found this thread!! We are not booked yet as it's too far out, but I am thinking of booking a 3 or 4 night stay to surprise DH for our 5th anniversary next year (Arriving Wed. April 30th)....

    I have a couple of quick questions.....we will NOT have a car. (no, not even a rental).

    I think we will fly into Melbourne Beach as I believe that is the closest airport. Does anyone know what our options would be to get from Melbourne Airport to VBR?
    Also, can you use TIW at VB? We will have that plus an AP and our DVC membership card...
    This would be our first Vero Beach stay. I really wanted to book a stay at some point to see the turtles but I think our stay will be too early to see anybody. :sad2: But I think this might be a nice, relaxing stay, a mini getaway if you will.

    We have a 2 week combo trip planned for NOV. 2014 for WDW/DCL, so I am trying to think of ways to celebrate our 5 year anny but stay within some sort of budget. Originally I was thinking Niagara Falls for 2 nights...but now I'm seriously thinking about VB! I just don't know about how we'd get to the resort etc. without a car...

    Do you think if we arrive on Wednesday (Thurs is our anny) and we stay 'till Sat or Sun, we'll be bored without a car?

    Thanks all! I'm hoping you VB experts can help me with my questions! :flower3:
     
  8. DVCconvert

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    Lorelei528 wrote:
    Car--->I think about your own choice for transport without a rental would be a car service...and considering the likely charge plus tips...I bet you could get a rental for the same price or possibly less. Check the Melborne airport website for which rental companies have offices there and check for deals...especially in the 6 month-2 day before the trip period. If you're beach & pool folks you certainly don't need a car to enjoy DVBR...but if the weather isn't on your side, a car gives you many more options for things to do in the area. A car also gives you the chance to buy off site foods to prepare in your villa which will always be a cost saving over any Disney eatery.

    TIW--->yes, this is accepted at DVBR, your DVC card/membership can also get you other activites/rental discounts. Member day is on Thurdays.

    HTH
     
  9. goodferry

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    I have to agree, I would be hesitant to go to Vero without a rental car. The restaurants are nice but there's not a huge variety, so being able to eat off site is really nice. Also, if you forget something the little store on property is very limited in what they have. TIW card worked like a charm for us!
     
  10. shburks

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    Just home from a stay at Vero. No way would I do Vero without a rental car especially if you're talking about a car hire from airport to Vero and back.
     
  11. Lorelei528

    Lorelei528 DIS Veteran

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    Well, we can't rent a car, but I don't think that doesn't mean we shouldn't stay there necessarily.
    It would only be for three nights. Arrive on a Wednesday leave on Saturday. I don't think we'd get sick of the restaurants in 3 days....

    I appreciate all your opinions, but I'm really interested in hearing about experiences without having a car, not people with cars telling me how much it would suck to not have one. Lol. We don't have a choice, so it is what it is.

    Good to hear about TIW. Thanks! That certainly would help the trip budget.
     
  12. Lorelei528

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    Oh and we don't use the kitchenette for cooking. Just sometimes warming up leftovers. Not even at WDW. I cook enough at home. I'm on vacation! :)
     
  13. shburks

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    There are showers--no room key necessary to access pool bathrooms. There's a multi-purpose wash (conditioning body and hair wash I think it said!!) and I'm pretty sure I saw a hair dryer.
     
  14. shburks

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    I didn't say it would suck but it certainly wouldn't be my top choice to not have a car. There's one counter service place for food and I don't think I'd care to eat there more than once. Green Cabin room serves lunch but you'd have to change from pool/beach attire and that didn't appeal to us. Dinner choices are ok but the menu is fairly limiting. Regardless I'm sure for three days it'll be fine. :)

    Because the resort is so far away from airports and fairly remote even in the Vero Beach area, I'm afraid you may not find many who have used transportation other than their personal car or a rental car. You may have to try it out and report back. We were there Sunday-Wed last week and never saw a taxi or car service there so it may not be a popular transportation choice. Hope you can find a solution that will work for you. Perhaps contact VB directly and inquire?
     
  15. DVCconvert

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    Lorelei528
    These folks advertise on the Melbourne airport site that they go to DVBR...you may wish to call them to see what they'd charge....if you do, could you please post their rates here for the possible benefit of others?
    TIA

    http://www.melbourneairportexpress.com/
     
  16. goofy4tink

    goofy4tink No tags...not needed! Transportation moderator Moderator

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    Check out this link. It's for Melbourne Intl Airport and it does list some private car services. One of them should be able to get you to VB and back again. It won't be cheap but it's doable.

    http://www.mlbair.com/PassengerInformation/MapsParkingGroundTransportation/GroundTransportation.aspx
     
  17. cmehling

    cmehling Earning My Ears

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    Thanks for the confirmation. So does the Green Cabin Room have any live entertainment now? We've enjoyed going there at night with the family
     
  18. shburks

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    Last week there was no live entertainment at Green Cabin room at all. I didn't think to ask if there would be something in the future or not.
     
  19. DVCconvert

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    On the day you check out of DVB your KTTW will still allow you access to the pool area and onto the beach. If I'm not mistaken, there is a shower head (one head height, one for your feet) on the ramp leading from the beach to the resort 'sidewalks'. You should be able to get a pool towel from the Rec window as well.

    HTH
     
  20. dunangst

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    Question about the Spa at DVB. The info on the disneybeachresorts.com site states the Spa also has a restaurant that has "a menu of small plates, better for you cocktails, wine and sweet indulgences." Has anyone tried out the food and wine options?
     
  21. Steamboat Girlie

    Steamboat Girlie I WANT TO BE LOCKED IN THE DISNEY VAULT! "Huh-huh.

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    Does anyone know how far in advance you can make dining reservations at VB?
     
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