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Old 07-28-2013, 08:38 PM   #451
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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!
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My fiance and I will be staying at Vero Beach for one night in just a few weeks. In order to make the most of our trip we were going to drive to Vero the morning of 8/15, spend the day at the beach and then drive back early evening the day of check out to try and get in more beach time. Does anyone know if the resort has any outdoor showers or places to rinse off outside of your own room since we will have checked out already?
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.
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Old 07-28-2013, 09:49 PM   #453
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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.
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?
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Old 07-29-2013, 05:19 AM   #454
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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?
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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.
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/PassengerInfor...portation.aspx
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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.
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
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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
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.
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spend the day at the beach and then drive back early evening the day of check out to try and get in more beach time. Does anyone know if the resort has any outdoor showers or places to rinse off outside of your own room since we will have checked out already?
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.

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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?
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Does anyone know how far in advance you can make dining reservations at VB?
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Does anyone know how far in advance you can make dining reservations at VB?
This isn't like booking dining at Disney World. We were there two weeks ago and there was no issue with booking once we were there.
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This isn't like booking dining at Disney World. We were there two weeks ago and there was no issue with booking once we were there.
I agree, but I usually call about 2 weeks before I get there.
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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.

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The resort pool bathrooms also have several individual showers with a body wash dispenser mounted on the wall. Bathrooms also have locker areas where you can store some of your belongings.
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I arrive at VB in about 3 weeks. I usually do online checkin for my stays. But that seems to be not available at VB. is this the norm there?
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I arrive at VB in about 3 weeks. I usually do online checkin for my stays. But that seems to be not available at VB. is this the norm there?
I think I read that you can do online check in, but not until 10 days prior to check-in. We'll arrive on the 27th and I plan to try online check-in on the 17th.
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