Discussion in 'DVC-Mousecellaneous' started by momberry, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. momberry

    momberry Earning My Ears

    Jun 8, 2008
    Just need to vent....heading to OKW in 9 days!!! Haven't told the kids yet.....can't wait to see their faces when we tell them.

    On to my vent....we originally booked a 1 BR....but then DH's friends were going to come. And mentioned to in-laws....and they thought about coming we upgraded to a 2 BR to have the extra space for our guests. in-laws don't think they can make it...and friends "forgot" it was Labor Day and already have plans. So now...we have a huge 2 BR for just the 4 of us. Just frustrated about the last minute cancellations. So I figured I'd check to see if we could stay somewhere else for a change....Beach Club, Boardwalk......and nothing else is available.

    Just don't like it when things don't turn out the way we think...part of the reason we are still DVC owners is to share with friends and family.....
  2. patsal

    patsal <font color=FF3399>I've discovered I don't need to

    Jul 10, 2001
    Get used to friends and family who think it is all free and doesn't cost you anything either! For some reason people are odd when it comes to time shares and thinking they are free stays. I'd be ticked if I put out all those points and could have had 2 vacations rather than one.
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  4. MrsG

    MrsG <font color=peach>We teachers ARE the worst!<br><f

    May 28, 2002
    That happened to us once, too. I would up just being DH & me with a 2br. Instead of lamenting the lost points (althought it hurt), I have to tell you we really enjoyed the 2 br. Each of us spread out in our own bathroom, and we used the extra br to lay out the luggage and things we bought, instead of being so fussy about squirreling everything away. We still talk about the time we had so much room! Wouldn't do it on purpose, but just try to make lemonade out of lemons. :hug:
  5. Granny

    Granny Yeah, I'm a guy

    Jul 25, 2001
    If you read these boards regularly, you will see a bunch of posts from people who have had similar experiences that you did. And similar frustrations. It seems that it is a common of the best ways to avoid it is to only make the reservation once the guests have paid for their plane tickets. Then at least they have some skin in the game.

    For what it's worth, we normally book a 2BR for the four of us. But I can see that if this puts a strain on your points where you would be quite upset.

    Clear and FIRM communication up front seems to be the only thing that helps. And even then, people just don't understand what cancellations do to you.

    I am not surprised that there are no 1BR villas available at any DVC resort since that is Labor Day weekend. Is there any chance to "downsize" at some point in your trip after the weekend is over?
  6. Aunt Michelle

    Aunt Michelle <font color=deeppink>There is no television in you

    Aug 25, 2007
    Very sorry everyone bailed so close to the trip!

    Since you cannot make any changes I say make the best of it! Put the kids in their own bedroom, you and DH get your own room, fewer people means taking advantage of the extra bathroom space for getting ready and out the door, and you can relax in the living room without feeling like you're encroaching on someone's sleeping space! The most dangerous thing is you might like it! You'll always talk about the trip where you had all the space! :goodvibes

    Have an excellent time!
  7. dianeschlicht

    dianeschlicht <font color=blue>DVC-Trivia Contest, Apr-2006: Hon

    Nov 22, 2000
    We have only had people bail on us once. No problem, because they just never get invited back if they do that.

    As to the 4 in a 2 bedroom issue. I guess I see it as a non-issue too. We usually get a 2 bedroom if we have more than 2 people so everyone has their own comfortable space.
  8. supersuperwendy

    supersuperwendy any happy little thought?

    Aug 6, 2006
    I'm dealing with a similar situation. My husband wants me to stop inviting other people on our vacations. I'm starting to think he's right.
  9. cvjw

    cvjw DIS Veteran

    Dec 22, 2005
    We routinely get a 2 bedroom for our family of 4. Everyone has their own bed and own room. The living room can stay a living room - the sofa is always just a sofa, and there isn't someone's clothes all over the living area. The extra bathroom is heavenly. Enjoy it, you will be wishing for that 2 bedroom just for your family on your next trip - you will be spoiled!
  10. Bouncin-Tigger

    Bouncin-Tigger DVC + DIS = Expensive Habit

    Jan 25, 2009
    Sounds terrible going to Disney in a week and having too much room. Just kidding have fun.
  11. DebbieB

    DebbieB DIS Veteran

    Aug 24, 1999
    The problem if you downsize now is the extra points would go into holding.
  12. dmoore22

    dmoore22 Old Rock n' Roller

    Jun 15, 2002
    I can totally empathize with you. Like Granny said ". . .one of the best ways to avoid it is to only make the reservation once the guests have paid for their plane tickets.Then at least they have some skin in the game." I know you'll have a great time in spite of this glitch. I hope this doesn't mess up your points too badly.
  13. momberry

    momberry Earning My Ears

    Jun 8, 2008
    Thanks everyone!!! You're absolutely right!!!! We're going to enjoy the extra space....and let everyone spread out!!! Let the kids pick their OWN bed! No suitcases in the living room.....or breaking out the sleeper sofa every night!!!

    And...the best part....we don't have to worry about "entertaining" anyone!!!!

    Thanks for letting me vent.....9 days!!!! WOO HOO!!!! :cool1:
  14. a742246

    a742246 And, and, and I caught a fish this big!

    Feb 5, 2008
    If you still have the space available I'll go...:lovestruc LOL Enjoy your extra space and have a wonderful vacation.
  15. n2mm

    n2mm aka WALTSGIRL

    Oct 9, 2000
    Whoa! don't tell him he's right (even though I think he is too). It would just ruin him. My invitee list is very small now. We do have many folks always trying to invite themselves, we just smile and ignore it.
  16. DisDaydreamer

    DisDaydreamer I have this DIS-ease

    Jul 27, 2006

    Every (infrequent) chance you have to tell a man he is right is an opportunity to help him know right from wrong. Otherwise, you're just confusing us...
  17. Mickey527

    Mickey527 DIS Veteran

    Feb 1, 2000
    Have you thought about seeing if you can get the rooms as a non dedicated and posting on the for rent boards to see if someone might need a studio room last minute.
    You can get the key cards with different locks so that they can come and go as they want and your stuff will be safe in the 1 bedroom.
    wish I could get away last minute, I would take it in a minute. I really miss my AP, I am saving for a new one, (couldn't swing it this year) and hoping they will offer the monthly payment deal.
  18. Mickey'sApprentice

    Mickey'sApprentice Shamelessly demand, it works bette

    Dec 2, 2005
    We've had ungrateful people show up (my sister), and not show up (mother-in-law).

    Trust me...if your guest weren't going to be 100% into the are so much better off without them!!!
  19. castleri

    castleri DIS Veteran

    Jul 29, 2000
    If you really want to enjoy the room try 5 in a GV. That is what we had when 4 people decided not to go. It was Christmas week and not chance to downsize for that. We just spread out and almost had enough bathrooms so everyone had their own. Will be in a 1 BR at BLT and then a 2 BR at OKW for the labor day period with 5 people and am hoping the 1 BR proves to be big enough. Trying to save points and felt with 2 Bathrooms we can do it since it gave us an extra night at OKW.
  20. rescuetink

    rescuetink DDC Member #428 A DCL Loving Family!! W

    Jun 21, 2009
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  21. Brian Noble

    Brian Noble His Curmudgeonly Highness

    Mar 23, 2004
    This is a feature, not a bug!

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