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Old 06-19-2014, 12:32 PM   #16
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Given your last post, I would say DVC is indeed right for you- if you can afford to pay cash for a resale contract. There would be relative cost savings to stay offsite or at a value resort. But for a moderate or deluxe you come out well ahead with DVC in the medium to long term.

Definitely buy BCV if that is where you want to stay most of the time. It can be difficult to get for many months of the year, at the seven month window. The additional cost of a BCV resale versus something less upfront like SSR will be well worth it in terms of securing your preferred location.
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Old 06-20-2014, 12:30 PM   #17
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Do understand the difference between a timeshare and a deluxe resort.

If you are going to book a studio, you'll have a queen bed and a full pullout at the BCV. If you move to a one bedroom, you'll have a king bed and a queen pullout, but won't save money over booking a regular resort room.

Mousekeeping will be limited. Most DVCers like that - some people on the resort board aren't sure how we survive without towel animals.

The other one is discounts - discounts are usually offered in packages - like "get a hotel room, get free dining" - well, you aren't getting a hotel room. Points are never discounted and they never throw in something like free dining or free park tickets. There are perks - they come and go - but when you are looking at something like free dining, our discounts can look disappointing if you are a fan of those things.
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Do understand the difference between a timeshare and a deluxe resort.

If you are going to book a studio, you'll have a queen bed and a full pullout at the BCV. If you move to a one bedroom, you'll have a king bed and a queen pullout, but won't save money over booking a regular resort room.

Mousekeeping will be limited. Most DVCers like that - some people on the resort board aren't sure how we survive without towel animals.

The other one is discounts - discounts are usually offered in packages - like "get a hotel room, get free dining" - well, you aren't getting a hotel room. Points are never discounted and they never throw in something like free dining or free park tickets. There are perks - they come and go - but when you are looking at something like free dining, our discounts can look disappointing if you are a fan of those things.
Exactly. What is it that you like about deluxe resorts? If you like concierge, you won't get that easily with DVC. There are only five two bedroom lockoffs at AKV that are concierge villas. And they go quickly at 11 months out to owners at AKV. So you would need to own AKV and that could make getting BCV more difficult.

If you like the upscale theming and finishes, you won't find that as much with DVC, except for maybe GFV (for now). DVC does not refresh resorts as often as the Disney owned resorts. Members pay for all renovations and they are scheduled further out that the regular resorts.

And the sleeper sofas are never a comfortable as real beds.
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We have never been ones interested in timeshares until we started staying at BC and find that place probably one of our favorite resorts we have ever stayed at in the world. We often only plan half days at the parks and half days at the resort with dinner around there or in Epcot. However, I should definitely compare renting DVC points vs purchase vs cash stays.

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You've gotten a lot of great advice in this thread, and I would like to add one more point. You need to take a second to think about what you love about BC. Personally speaking, I LOVE staying at Beach Club but will not stay at BCV (again). Room views and proximity to activity are very important to me. BCV feels very isolated, if you look at Google maps you will see that they are set back pretty far from the lake and all the activity. The views are pretty poor as well. Not a big deal for most people, but I chose BWV as my home resort over BCV for this very reason and I am pleased with my choice.
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