why would you own at a second resort?

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  1. dumbo_buddy

    dumbo_buddy DIS Veteran

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    for those of you who own at more than one resort, why do you do it? i understand the multiple home resort advantage. i'm curious about the benefits of owning a small chunk at a different resort. like, why would you own, say, 200 points at SSR and then 30 or 50 at BLT or BCV?

    if you are using the home resort advantage to book at BCV, the 30 points don't really get you all that much. don't you have to have enough points at a resort to book a full vacation? at 11 months out, if you want to spend a week at BCV, don't you need a week's worth of points AT BCV to be able to book it?

    30 points really only gets you a night or so (or even less) at some of these resorts.

    thanks in advance! just trying to get a hold of DVC. we are currently waiting to close on SSR and we're already talking about wanting more points :)
     
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  3. maryloubsw

    maryloubsw DVC member

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    I am wondering the same
     
  4. cvjw

    cvjw DIS Veteran

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    We own at multiple resorts for the 11 month booking window only. We own between 170-200 points at each resort so that we can book a 2 bedroom villa for a week at each of the resorts with banking/borrowing. I would think that the very small contracts would only work with studios a few nights every other year with banking/borrowing.
     
  5. Kuzco

    Kuzco DIS Veteran

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    I purchased a small contract at BLT. I own a larger one at AKV. I purchased the BLT contract because I wanted to be able to spend a few nights a year at BLT with booking priority. I also hope to add on at BLT again when the time is right.
     
  6. DVCSAMNH

    DVCSAMNH Mouseketeer

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    The second resort I bought was AKV. I bought it simply because it had the latest expiration date. It really doesn't matter to me which resort I own at. It's more about the expiration. I'm happy at any resort on property.
    I did buy 100 points. I'm don't think I would do this with a really small amount of points but 100 is enough for a vacation for us with borrowing if we do decide to vacation at AKV.
     
  7. DisneyStarWisher

    DisneyStarWisher Love My DVC!!!

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    Right now I own 100 at AKV and 50 at HHI. I am getting ready to add on another 50 at HHI. I bank my points and use current points to book and go to Disney every other year and HHI on the off years. I am not in the situation you are talking about but...

    Some people use their larger contracts to book their family vacations, then they use their small contracts to bank, borrow, and use current UY points to get a studio for a solo trip or with a friend every 3 years. So the 30 points would become 90 by banking and borrowing. That would get at least 5 nights in a studio at BCV during the Food and Wine Festival.

    If you are planning all your trips with your family (like I am), it wouldn't make sense to have a very small contract, unless you get a good deal on a small contract and then plan to add on.
     
  8. Uncleromulus

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    We had to do it--when we wanted a few more points, OKW was "sold out" so we were forced to get the next 70 points at Hilton Head.
     
  9. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

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    I own at 3 resorts. First SSR because it was the cheapest when I bought in and I bought alot of points. Second BWV because I'm a point miser and love getting a standard view and staying longer for less points and I use the 11 month window during F&W. Third BLT (see #2--I'm a point miser) and the standard view rooms at BLT are important to me to stretch my points and still be able to get in at the 11 month window.
     
  10. corpcomp

    corpcomp The 100 Yard Dash and Mr. D

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    I'm confused. 200 points does not come close to getting a 2 BR at BCV for a week. How do you apply the other points from other resorts at the 11 month window? Or do you borrow BCV points from the next year and then the following year book somewhere else and use/borrow those points?

    I happen to buy smaller contracts because they are easier to sell and you get a higher price when you do sell.
     
  11. Vickis3js

    Vickis3js DIS Veteran

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    We just added on a 130 point contract for SSR so that we can get the THV for our yearly 8 night trip around Christmas. We will be banking and borrowing and going there every 3 years. We have 210 at AKV which now we can bank a year of points and its going to help DH and I go once a year for a long weekend by ourselves and be able to get a savannah view when we go. But now I am thinking of adding a smaller contract to BCV or BWV so that DH and I can stay there once a year.
     
  12. kenny

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    The poster was referring to banking and borrowing so they could have between 400-600 pts every 2-3 years (depending if you are banking and borrowing or just one).

    We own 200 at SSR. Had originally purchased 100 at BLT to be able to bank and borrow and have 300 every 3 years. After our stay there last week we added on another 125 BLT as we fell in love with it and want to be able to stay there more often.

    The 11 month window is key for some resorts like BLT. SSR not so much. Don't think I would ever do a small contract of 50 pts or so as our minimum vacation stay is 7 days and small contract like that does not get us a week anywhere in 1 bedroom. But that is just us, for others it works well.
     
  13. spiceycat

    spiceycat <font color=blue>Own at BWV, VWL and BLT<br><font

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    use to stay 5 days in a studio - so own VWL - 60 points, - BWV - 50 points.

    that was enough to get 5 days in adventure season,

    now it will get 4 days - that say at present still live in Ala - so can drive there so 4 days is doable. (bwv still 5 days - til next year)

    that say moving to Florida (hope) so even 2 days would work...

    of course hope to do the banking and borrowing shortly. so far can't wait that long.

    have 170 BLT (had 240 - okw but sold them for BLT) so that is the main resort.
     
  14. dumbo_buddy

    dumbo_buddy DIS Veteran

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    ah, ok, so with the smaller contracts you just bank/borrow from previous years to be able to stay for longer at those resorts? got it. that makes sense.
     
  15. Simba's Mom

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    We own at 3 different resorts, because we(or I) take 3 Disney trips each year, to a different resort. In Spring we go to OKW in a 1 BR, so we own most points there. Then in the fall I make a solo trip to BCV for the F&W, so we own fewer points there. Then we go to HHI every Thanksgiving, so we own a few points there. However, we need more HHI points. Initially our idea was to use points alternate years, and book on Members' Cash alternate years (MC is really reasonable off-season). Theoretically, that sounded OK til we found out that HHI isn't releasing MC rooms til a few months out. So rather than wait and hope, we want enough points to book there on points every Thanksgiving.
     
  16. cvjw

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    Bank the points from one year, and then use those banked points and the current year's points to book a 2 bedroom for a week. By doing this, I would have between 340 and 400 points to use for that reservation, depending on which contract I choose to use. Illustration - I am banking my '10 BCV points into '11 to book a 2 bedroom villa for my kids spring break next year in April.
     
  17. corpcomp

    corpcomp The 100 Yard Dash and Mr. D

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    Got it. The smaller contracts I add on are only at BCV where all our points are. We have enough (270) for 1 week in a 1BR or two weeks in a studio, If we buy at another resort like BLT it would be closer to 100 points to start there, depending upon our cash flow. We pay cash only, don't finance.

    We are on a waitlist for a split stay in July to see how we like BLT and / or VWL (whichever come first) for the first few days, then at BCV.
     
  18. franandaj

    franandaj I'm so happy, I could BOUNCE!

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    We own at SSR and VGC. We initially bought our SSR points because we liked the idea of staying at a resort with a spa on site. We really enjoyed our first trip several years ago and had planned to go back the following year because we have 140 points that needed to be used before the end of our UY. Unfortunately due to family medical issues we had to cancel our trip to Florida twice and there was no way we were going to get there before the end of our UY.

    We live about 20 minutes from DLR and we had a few evening events booked for the F&W Festival so I suggested that we use up our points by staying over on three separate nights after our events, so that we didn't have to worry about driving home. I got so spoiled by those nights that after the third time, we went to one of the DVC counters and within an hour we were talking with our guide and touring the models!

    What I realized was that once the secret of the CA F&W Festival gets out, I could never get a room there on a weekend 7 months out, so I had to be an owner for that 11 month window. Within 2 weeks, I was booking our accomodations for 2010 F&W :thumbsup2 My first stay is rapidly approaching!

    When we get some money I would like to purchase 100 points or so at the BWV or BCV so that every other year we could get a 1 BR during F&W for a week or less. We don't finance either, and pay cash only.
     
  19. deebits

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    We bought 75 points at BCV and will bank/ borrow/use. This will give us enough points to stay in a 1 bedroom for F &W every 3 years. We are now looking in resale to purchase BWV and another 75 points to do the same. We have enough points at SSR, AKV and BLT to spend a week when we are not at BCV.
     
  20. JimC

    JimC DVC Co-Moderator Moderator

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    Some may own to use every other year or every third year using banking and borrowing to give them sufficient points for that one trip.
     
  21. dvcdisney

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    We own at multiple resorts for the Home resort priority as well. We have enough points for each to book our trip. However, we do tend to borrow.

    For us, we would not be able to efficiently use small contracts. We dont live close enough to make little trips. Our trips need to be 2 weeks long for the airfare and time to be worthwhile. And we also prefer to stay in one resort for the entire stay.
     

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