It’s definitely beautiful, and I love the resort, but I found the CC 2bdr to be squishy for my family of 7. The long galley style kitchen/living room just didn’t offer enough space to move around. At least compared to other 2bdrms we’ve stayed in. In fact, it was during that trip we bought Riveria. I’m sure that if I wasn’t feeling claustrophobic I wouldn’t have been so enticed by RR. I can do cartwheels in the RR 2bdrm it has so much space.
The 3bd Riveria room is like that. you can do carthwheels in the shower alone.
The size is obnoxious.
Same is true at the OKW units. The square footage of that unit is almost the same as my house. I can’t even imagine the enormity of a grand villa!
I do love the OKW units. They have soooo much space.
We toured a couple of grand villas on our last trip and they are truly beyond. If we didn’t have a bed sharing issue we wouldn’t even entertain the idea. We need 6 sleeping surfaces. Most 2 bdrms don’t cut it. I think the only one that works is the lockoff at RR because both the main living room and studio have a pull down under the TV. If we have to, my DD and MIL will share the pull out. But truly, my MIL should be able to sleep in her own bed at this point. The last couple of trips we’ve gotten a 2bdrm and a studio. Which works and is less points than a grand villa, but we like being together.
Do you mind my asking if by owning some (but not all) of your points at the Riviera, do you have the 11 month window there for all of your points?
The 11 month window is directly attached to the points’ home resort
So if you have 50 at Riviera and 50 at Poly, you can book 11mos at Riviera with 50 points. You’ll have to wait for 7 mos to use your 50 Poly points at Riv (or anywhere other than Poly)
Ok thanks. That is consistent with what I thought I heard from the DVC rep.
The 2-bed lock- off at Bay Lake would also give you 6 sleep surfaces, albeit the studio part would be cramped.
Not sure about Kidani, whether the studio part has a pull down. Same for OKW.
The current promotions for Aulani, Riviera and VGF (ending July 13) are better than the previous promotions (ended June 1). Do all of you think the next set of promotions will be more or less attractive than the current ones? Are membership purchases for the new resorts picking up, or are they stagnant?
This move - to incentives that are better than what was just offered - was said to be an unusual move on a podcast I listen to (can’t recall if that was DVC Fan or if that was My DVC Points). I wouldn’t expect them to continue getting better.
I wonder what others think?
Yes, I agree.
I believe that podcast pointed out if they continue to offer better incentives, you will have a lot of angry people that just bought?
Yes that was the one.