A CORNUCOPIA of dropping deals today.
As these are all 1-offs, maybe that makes them a UNICORNUCOPIA?
7-night Copper Creek studio starting 7/1 had a huge reduction today - now $311/night or 22% under median.
Just about the lowest price for this room I’ve recorded for 5 nights or longer - and still easily among the lowest even if looking at all rentals.
IT HASN’T STOPPED YET PEOPLE.
OKW 2BR Villa - another huge price drop today.
11 (YES, ELEVEN) nights starting 7/1 now $560/night.
Originally appeared August, 2022 at $934.
11 night rentals are pretty rare, so looking at 4-nights or longer just to have a decent amount of rentals in this chart - pretty nice price, all right.
Thank you for sharing all these pop ups! I know one day I’ll grab one. I did fail at one last month, but it worked out for the best
Several very nice rentals appeared tonight - these may be the best two:
BRV 3-night rental starting 8/29 for $283/night.
That’s 34% below median.
Grand Flo 3-night starting 8/6 for $389/night. That’s 27% below median.
Yep. Part of the issue is it’s too hard or stressful to book a last minute Disney trip. (Im assuming you meant DVC renters as the person renting out the points).
Yes, I did mean “renters” as people renting them out, thanks.
Several more nicely discounted summer and Sept rentals this morning, too busy to break things out now but this capture shows most the interesting new ones.
Light green > 20% below median
Dark green > 40% below median.
I’m thinking even though reportedly small rooms, $266 for a 2-person Riviera Tower room is a pretty nice price for a 1-night try.
If I lived closer, I would absolutely take it just to try Riviera.
A beautiful 1-nighter in a Boardwalk 1BR villa on 7/5 going for $375, or 47% under the median price of $714.
Originally appeared at the start of May for $700.
Also, another 1-nighter on 9/27 for $399.
OKW studio next January for 10 nights, $205/night! 30% below median this far out.
Putting this here because I haven’t had any other active Priceline/Hotwire threads running in a loooong time.
Even though Disney resorts fell off the literal Hotwire and Priceline hidden deal maps at the start of The Troubles, I still run random searches there with hope in my heart and money in my wallet.
As Yukon Cornelius sagely said…
BUT - if searching dates this summer, you may find some nice Swan & Dolphin hidden deals popping up - below is a 3-night Hotwire example this morning for the Swan Reserve: $199 hidden rate, $276 non-hidden.
If you search the SwanDolphin site for the same dates, it offers a $310/night rate for non-refundable rooms. (Keeping it apples to apples since we’re talking hidden deals.) BUT, if you click through that painful $310 rate, the room actually turns into a $270 rate. Go figure.
Hidden deal: $877
Direct rate: $1,048
(Both include all taxes & fees.)
Also, for the record: If you like B-Resort, last week I spotted some days where it was going for $48 per night. That’s pretty nuts for a 4* resort. (B Resort doesn’t have great ratings on HW or PL, while I’ve heard moderately good reviews of it here over the years, so I dunno.)
This 4-night Bay Lake Tower studio starting January 17, 2024 appeared back in February and a fairly nice $384, especially good for a desired location 11 months away! (Median price is $465.)
But, life gets better: it dropped today to $320/night, or 31% under median.
This is a grab it while the grabbing is good situation, if you’re comfortable both grabbing things and booking a dedicated DVC rental 7 months out.
Price is among the lowest you’ll see for this room…
Also, looking at BLT Studio rental prices vs days they appear before check in, this is a pretty rare listing.
To get really into the nitty with your gritty - using my chart that crunches the medians for all 14-day windows, while there is a drop in median after the year end holidays this price falls WELL below that.
So far well below that Lassie might come looking for help.
That’s $20 per point which isn’t too bad nowadays! Especially since this isn’t like next week.
…and I just realized there’s another BLT studio for 3-nights starting January 8, 2024 for $300/night!
That’s 35% under median.
It is taking everything I have not to grab that one. But, I don’t have my life figured out for January yet.
New today: 1-night Jambo studio way out on 1/8/2024 for $180, or 46% under the median.
Also a 2-night Riviera Tower studio on 12/18/2023 for $338, or 26% under median.
Considering that Rivera rental is leading in to the holiday, seems to be an exceedingly good deal.
Just noticed 3-night Grand Flo studio starting 7/29 dropped from $615/night to $418, or 21% under median price of $532.
New 3-night BLT studio appeared 11 months out for $360/night, or 24% under median. Starts 5/11/24.
This one has been out there since May and even with a $29 price drop is still “only” 16% under median.
But, a 7-night SSR studio starting 7/15 for $248 per night is still pretty nice in context.
If you look at all rentals 2-nights or longer for this room, there are certainly lower prices to be had…
But if you compare it to, say, a more realistic full vacation of all deals 5-nights or longer, it is solidly on the low end of the scale.
Especially since there have been a very low-volume number of SSR rentals for these summer months.
Was a good night for DVC rentals:
New cheapo 1-nighter GF Studio appeared tonight… for $288! On August 1st.
That is 45% under median.
3-night AK Kidani SAVANNAH view for $306/night starting 7/17.
While that is technically “only” 9% under median, that is compared to all studios - this being a Savannah view makes it a much better savings.
For the more expensive rooms…
If a 2BR-Lockoff at Boardwalk is your thing, there’s also a new 6-night rental starting 8/13 for $742/night - which is 33% under median for that room.
A 2BR Villa at Grand Flo for 2-nights starting 8/14 for $1,064/night - which is 25% under the median of past rentals captured for this room.