Disney Vacation Club Rentals: How to & Other Tips
Every day our fans are discovering you don’t have to own Disney Vacation Club (DVC) to stay at one the 12 Deluxe Villa Properties. By renting points from DVC members, you’ll have spacious accommodations, a patio or balcony, a kitchenette (studio) or a full size kitchen (1 bedroom and bigger), and a washer/dryer (1 bedroom and bigger).
Better still, you could save thousands off your vacation!
As an example, if you wanted to stay at The Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort and Spa from March 8-15, 2014 (prime Spring Break time), you would pay a whopping $5,874.75 for a Deluxe Studio – Lake View (as of August 22, 2013).
For the same time frame, you would need to rent 194 DVC points ($14 per point), you pay only $2,716 for the same room.
That’s an amazing savings of over $3,100!!!
Why doesn’t everyone book this way? Not everyone knows about this option and those that do may still have questions.
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With 12 DVC properties, there is a resort to fit every vacation style. At Walt Disney World Resort, there are 8 beautifully themed DVC properties to choose from Animal Kingdom Villas, Bay Lake Tower, Beach Club Villas, BoardWalk Villas, Old Key West, Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa, Villas at Wilderness Lodge and the brand new Villas at Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa (opening Oct. 23, 2013). At Disneyland, you can stay in the majestic Villas at the Grand Californian.
Would you prefer a beach vacation?
Deciding where to stay and when to go is the first step in renting points.
Make sure to plan in advance. A trip booked 11 months out is more likely to have availability at your first DVC resort choice then a trip booked 5 months in advance. DVC Resorts are extremely popular and tend to fill up quickly during the peak season.
How do you rent points?
With numerous ways to rent DVC points ($10-$14 per point) from posting a request on one of the numerous Facebook pages or Disney Boards to using a DVC broker website, it can be quite overwhelming! Since DVC points bookings must be made by the DVC member, so, you are putting a level of trust in this person to book your vacation.
So, always get a Rental Agreement, which outlines each party’s obligations as well as what happens if the obligations are not met.
While I have not personally rented points, I have gone through the process of initial inquiry to just prior to booking. Using a broker like DVC-Rental or David’s Vacation Club Rentals is, in this writer’s opinion, the best option. They act as a intermediary – communicating with the DVC Member and you, collecting money, and other services depending on the company. Before deciding on a broker, read the company’s reviews and ask questions.
There are many advantages to renting points – saving money, staying at Deluxe Villas, previewing DVC, and many more.
DVC Perks & Discounts are not available to you when renting points. These discounts on AP, tickets, merchandise, and restaurants are available only to current DVC members.
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