Disney's YACHT & BEACH CLUB RESORTS Information & Questions Updated Info on Page 1 Post 1 & 13, 14

bluecastle

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I tried to DM you but it would not allow me to start a conversation. So I will answer here.
I found both renters on another forum for dvc owners. You are lucky that you personally know the dvc owner. The first time I paid 50% at time of booking and the balance 45 days prior to check in. This time I paid the entire balance upfront. Both times I requested and received excellent references. In most dvc transactions I've heard about, owners will not refund due to cancellation unless they can either re-rent the reservation or can put the points back in their account. Per the most recent transaction I did:
"Please keep in mind that this is a non-refundable transaction – I can make changes if doable, but I cannot cancel for a refund. I can however, try to rent for you if you do have a change of plan of which I have done before for previous customers. I want to make sure all is clear and satisfactory before I go ahead and make the reservation for you."
Since you know the owner personally they may have more flexibility with cancellations. The only way we would have cancelled was if there was a true family emergency. In that case the loss of money wouldn't really cross my mind probably.
Hope this answers your questions:)
We have rented points many times staying at BCV. The last 3 years we've rented a 2-bedroom villa at BCV during October/F&W Festival. FWIW... We do know the person we rent from and he allows us to make 4 monthly payments with the first one due when the reservation is made. When reserving the 2-bedroom villa during food and wine festival we have booked anywhere from 7-11 months out.
Thank you both for your replies! I am happy to know that we will probably have a better chance of getting a 2BR during F&W if we rent points. Since I know the owner, I will make sure that everything about payments and a possible cancellation situation is agreed upon well ahead of the time when she will make the call. (November of this year) I just don't know whether to ask her if we should write all of this down. Otherwise, I am very excited about doing it this way, both for the savings and the increased chance of getting the 2BR. Thanks again!
This is such a wonderful thread!!
Dee- I don't know how you keep up with it all. There is so much activity! Kudos to you.
 

natebenma

Beach Club Dee
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Jul 19, 2008
Dee- I don't know how you keep up with it all. There is so much activity! Kudos to you.
Awwww... thank you so much for the kind words!

It ain't easy! I am currently about 7 pages behind of responding the way I would like to. I have been reading along, and I like to answer questions and give welcomes in order, but when I get behind like this, I tend to hunt and peck with answers. It is helpful to know that we have a lot of experts following along to help .

I take notes for the Be Our Guest list, but my handwriting is bad- really bad- and sometimes I can't read my own words. Truth! :sad2:

But I am very proud of what we have here- a friendly, funny and helpful forum for new and veteran guests. The info is continually improving with everyone's input and when I have time I will put together the info on the past few pages about shopping options.

We have some of the most detailed resort info on the DIS! Daybed and Mattress Labels, I'm looking at you. :magnify:

So, thanks again, and keep it up everyone!

:grouphug:
 
  • natebenma

    Beach Club Dee
    Joined
    Jul 19, 2008
    page 413-414

    I have a busy, but fun day ahead of me.

    Breakfast with a dear friend, then work. A Dr. Seuss-themed preschool farm friends, with a craft, storytime and feeding the animals. Then tonight is my favorite fundraising event at the middle school. The staff and teacher perform karaoke for the students and their families. This is such a fun idea and the teachers are great sports to get up there to sing and wear outrageous costumes in front of the crowd.

    I got into the act last year as Timon, singing Hakuna Matatat in front of 600 people! I haven't been able to figure out how to post the clip and I no longer have the disc with the show. :(

    Hakuna1.JPG


    Thank you for the BCV pics natebenma and to be tink. I have just posted a link to this page on the DVC Resorts forum, for all those people who were as keen as me to know what they were going to look like!!

    I think it looks great.
    :welcome: to the thread!

    Thanks for doing that. I can't wait until we start seeing more from guests when they start staying in the rooms.

    :thumbsup2


    Looks new and fresh, doesn't have any Disney theming, sad.

    :earsboy: Bill


    :welcome: Bill!

    :wave2:

    I absolutely LOVE the new BCV rooms - wow!!! Thanks Dee! We're considering either BC or Poly Villas for Marathon Weekend next year, but now I'll watch for rates at BCV too. I usually dislike a kitchen on vacation, but I'm planning to run Dopey, so that's a lot of early mornings and a kitchen, laundry and a separate sleeping area would really help. Does the pull-down bed mean the 1-bedroom will accommodate a party of 5? It's still listed as max capacity of 4 on the website.
    :wave:


    Need to catch up with you, my friend!

    The Dopey?!? :worship::cheer2:



    The pull down murphy bed is only going in the studios, not the 1BR's.
    Thanks for the confirmation!

    ::yes::

    Thanks! So studios will accommodate 5, but not the 1-bedroom? :(

    That's so frustrating! The one bedrooms have the storage space to handle a 5th person but the studios for 5 are pretty cramped! Bummer!

    That said - I do think that it will make a studio for 3 (2 adults and 1 kid) better - as they can keep the couch functioning as a couch!
    I assume the dedicated 2 br will not get the murphy bed either? Side note, I'd love to see them convert all the dedicated 2brs to 2 queen beds. Having the pullout in a dedicated 2br seems silly to me.
    Villas decor looks great! Looks like they got rid of the ceiling fans tho, bummer!
    What a shame that there were some missed opportunities with the refurb.

    :sad2:

    Thanks for posting the pictures Dee!

    Absolutely love the look of the refurbed villas! We are going for F&W in 2017 and we are hoping to be able to stay at BCV on rental points. I know BCV fills up quickly for F&W so fingers crossed we will be able to book something. With the newly renovated rooms, I'm sure they will become even more popular!
    Let us know if you are able to book for next year.

    :goodvibes:

    If you had said to me on Friday I'd be going to WDW this June I wouldn't have believed you. One pin code mail later, we've decided to go to WDW in June vs DL/universal in August.

    Booked club at Yacht Club June18 - 26 this afternoon. Can't do a couple favorites like Flying Fish and BOG (too late to find a dinner reservation before 9pm) - we'll have to try some new places instead. We've planned other trips with 12+ months to put things together, definitely rushed to get ADRs.

    How does the club planning services work? Do we need to reach out to them first?

    Thanks.
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the Be Our Guest list.

    :cool1:

    You can wait to hear from them or reach out whenever you want to contact them if you haven't heard from them first.

    :thumbsup2


    Looking forward to our checkin in two weeks, hoping for 5th floor studio, or maybe 4th will be complete? I love BCV, and am so excited to stay there again!!! Dee, thank you for the great pictures of the refurb
    Hmmmm... I don't seem to have you on the Be Our Guest list!

    I'll add you for March.

    :cheer2:


    Just booked a one night stay at the YC prior to our week at the Poly. We were going to try CBR, but I had second thoughts and went back to our tried and true BC/YC. We check in on 7/22. Looking forward to a relaxing day at SAB!
    :welcome: back!

    I'll add you to the list.

    :woohoo:


    A couple of questions concerning YC/BC Marina. Do they rent Sea Raycers? If they do where are you allowed to take them? Is it limited to Crescent Lake or can you go over to the Lake in front of HS?

    Thanks
    :welcome:

    Do you have an upcoming trip to the resort?

    :cool2:
     

    garada3

    DIS Veteran
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    Sep 7, 2004
    I like the Walmart on SR 535. The address is 3250 Vineland rd. Kissimee Florida 34746 phone:1-407-3971125

    ~NM
    Any idea is this is a convenient stop on the way from the airport to BC? Traffic/ turns/ navigation?

    I am always co-pilot of the rental car and can be directionally challenged, even with map or GPS. We have never driven to shopping or restaurants outside of Disney.
     

    WDW4us2006

    DIS Veteran
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    Oct 12, 2005
    Trying to find info/pictures of the recent food offerings in the YC Club Level lounge. Have searched the thread and a few others, but might have missed it. Thinking of expanding our stay there in two weeks, but my daughter has lots of allergies, not sure it's worth it if she can't really eat much...any thoughts on this from those who have been there?? Thanks!
     

    jlundeen

    Mickey Fanatic
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    Mar 6, 2011
    We booked our flights! Found some Disney shirts on consignment! Have the house smelling like the Beach! Now to get fast passes booked. I think magic bands arrive soon. Do we decorate them or not? :ssst: We want to do this Disney thing right.
    If you do decorate them, be careful to not put too much over the "mickey head". On a previous trip, I had brought along an older MB that I had used lots of nail polish on, included the sparkles over the "mickey head" and it wouldn't scan. I know there are lots who never had problems with the nail polish decorated ones, but I'm glad I had other MBs along from other trips!
     
  • shoreward

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    I like the Walmart on SR 535. The address is 3250 Vineland rd. Kissimee Florida 34746 phone:1-407-3971125

    I like that they have the Walmart everyday low prices here which is not something that you can say about the supermarkets closest to WDW (The locals will tell you that these supermarket locations close to Disney Property jack up the prices)

    In addition to groceries, this Walmart also has a liquor section, fresh produce and sundries in case you forgot something for the trip. I like to buy my pool noodles here now that Pastina, Paul, Ramen and Penny Noodle have left the country and are living abroad.

    ~NM
    I agree about the Walmart. Walmart and Target are also good places for picking up souvenirs at more economical prices, than at the parks or onsite shops at WDW.
     

    Ninja Mom

    Attention People of Earth, I come in Peace...
    Joined
    Apr 2, 2012
    Any idea is this is a convenient stop on the way from the airport to BC? Traffic/ turns/ navigation?

    I am always co-pilot of the rental car and can be directionally challenged, even with map or GPS. We have never driven to shopping or restaurants outside of Disney.
    I always take the Magical Express so I don't have any idea about driving directions from the airport. What I would do is program the address on my phone's navigation app. If I didn't have one of them then, at home before I left, I would print out the directions from Google maps and go that way.

    I will say that the Walmart is less than 3 minutes from the road the Magical express follows into WDW but I don't know the names of the roads other than to say that the road to WDW crosses SR 535. So this tells me that this Walmart is very close to WDW. Check it out using the address I supplied and punch it in to Google maps so you can see and print out for yourself.

    ~NM
     

    DawnMaree

    Mouseketeer
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    And now I'm starting to worry about upcoming room refurbishments at the Yacht Club. I'm glad at least that the Concierge Lounge is finished, but we are going at the beginning of June, so I wonder when they will begin the refurbs. :sail:
     

    focusondisney

    DIS Veteran
    Joined
    May 7, 2009
    And now I'm starting to worry about upcoming room refurbishments at the Yacht Club. I'm glad at least that the Concierge Lounge is finished, but we are going at the beginning of June, so I wonder when they will begin the refurbs. :sail:
    Several pages back someone posted who is friends with the contractor. According to her info, YC won't be started til August. Unconfirmed by Disney at this point, of course. If true, might impact us as we are club level Sept 10-17. Sounds like you should be ok tho.
     
  • Cluelyss

    DIS Veteran
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    Trying to find info/pictures of the recent food offerings in the YC Club Level lounge. Have searched the thread and a few others, but might have missed it. Thinking of expanding our stay there in two weeks, but my daughter has lots of allergies, not sure it's worth it if she can't really eat much...any thoughts on this from those who have been there?? Thanks!
    Stayed YC CL last weekend, will post some pictures below.

    ETA: posted them full size so hopefully you can read the labels :)
     
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    garada3

    DIS Veteran
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    Sep 7, 2004
    I always take the Magical Express so I don't have any idea about driving directions from the airport. What I would do is program the address on my phone's navigation app. If I didn't have one of them then, at home before I left, I would print out the directions from Google maps and go that way.

    I will say that the Walmart is less than 3 minutes from the road the Magical express follows into WDW but I don't know the names of the roads other than to say that the road to WDW crosses SR 535. So this tells me that this Walmart is very close to WDW. Check it out using the address I supplied and punch it in to Google maps so you can see and print out for yourself.

    ~NM
    Thanks for the info.

    I am definitely a " turn left just after the third McDonald's" type of navigator.
     

    daraweb

    Mouseketeer
    Joined
    Oct 8, 2004
    Hi Everyone...I have really been enjoying reading through this thread. What a lovely friendly positive group! We are BC DVC owners and are leaving a week from today (march 12) and am so excited I can't even tell you!!!

    We are booked in a 2BD lock-off. Would LOVE the chance to stay in one of the newly renovated rooms (obviously!) I do realize this is a long-shot but why not try. What do you think is the best way to go about trying for this? Thinking I will call and add the request to our reservation...maybe I will say 5th floor request or newly-renovated room. What about online check-in? Thinking it would make more sense to just check in when I get there.

    Anyway, I would love your advice on the best way to go about this. We don't usually put in a room or view request (other than one year when grandparents were coming and we wanted to minimize walking).
    Thanks so much everyone!
     


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