Cheaper to rent points or pay rack rate for family of 3?

Discussion in 'Disney Resorts' started by monica9, Dec 6, 2012.

  1. monica9

    monica9 DIS Veteran

    May 3, 2011
    Is it cheaper to rent points or pay rack rate for wdw? Thinkin of going back sometime between middle or January 2014 to end of March 2014. We will want to stay at AKL or one of these three epcot resorts: BC, BWI, YC.

    Any suggestions?
  2. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    these are DVC resorts

    that is all BWI and YC are not DVC resorts.

    now to rack rate definitely and generally to discount rates - just depends.

    if you went with a standard view at BWV - it would be definitely.
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  4. NJRRK

    NJRRK DIS Veteran

    Jun 12, 2007
    It depends on what you want and what discounts, if any are available.

    Apples to apples renting points would be cheaper than rack rate, also cheaper than some discounts, but once you commit to renting points there is no going back.
  5. spiceycat

    spiceycat dvc-blt

    Oct 26, 2000
    there is no housekeeping - just on day 4 trash/tidy and day 8 - you get a completely cleaning

    you can not contact MS - you must go thru the member you rented from

    for even DME and dinning plans
  6. StitchandPooh'sMom

    StitchandPooh'sMom <font color=magenta>Now if only I could think of s

    Feb 27, 2006
    We rented points for a 2BR villa for a week at BWV in June. It was less than half the rack rate for the same time period. Things to be aware of, though - dates are usually not changeable, payment is generally non-refundable, you are entering into an agreement with a private party (unless you use a broker) and you don't get daily housekeeping.

    It worked great for us, and I would do it again.
  7. Deb & Bill

    Deb & Bill DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Honorable Mention

    Mar 20, 2000
    Not quite. If you stay seven nights or less, you get your trash removed and towels replaced on day 4 with day 1 as check in day. If you stay eight nights or more, you get a full cleaning on day 4 and trash and towel service on day eight.

    You generally get one bath towel per sleeping space. DVC does not provide any rollaways or cots.

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