Staying in a Deluxe villa is no longer exclusive to members of The Disney Vacation Club (DVC). Let me show you how it is possible to stay in a luxurious villa at one of Disney’s premier resorts without breaking the bank.
Have you ever wanted to stay at one of the DVC resorts but do not own a membership in the club? Do you have a large family or want to keep your extended family close together while on your Disney vacation? Have you tried the family suites at Art of Animation or All Star Music Resort and want to upgrade to one of the deluxe villas for your next trip? Well I am here to tell you how you can book a stay in one of the DVC villas without being a member of the club. Chip and Company has partnered with David’s Vacation Club Rental, a trusted and experienced rental company with years of happy customers to prove their excellence and professionalism. If you have picked the dates for your trip, you can start your rental process by visiting David’s website at www.dvcrequest.com.
Begin by clicking the tab to the left that says “price calculator.” Click through the calendar until you find your month of travel. Select your arrival date, then click on your departure date. The length of your stay will highlight itself. You can then scroll down to see the prices of the various resorts and room sizes. The price listed is for the entire length of your stay. You can change the view by clicking the tab to tell you the amount of points needed, or to see the occupancy limitations of each villa type.
For example, I chose the dates of June 8-14. By selecting the occupancy tab, I can see that for my family of six, we would require a two bedroom villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge. The price for that six-night stay is $2730 in a value 2-bedroom villa. Now that I have selected my resort and room-type I will need to select the tab to the top-left that says, “Rental Process.” This page will give you step-by-step instructions on how to secure a reservation by renting points through David’s Vacation Rentals.
Complete the on-line reservation form (there is a link directly to it on the rental process page of David’s website) including all details of who is in your travel party; which resort and room-type you prefer (it is good to have 2-3 options in case your first choice is not available); the exact dates of travel; and a partial payment of $98.00 by Visa, MasterCard or PayPal. This deposit will be applied towards your total if David’s is able to secure your reservation. The partial payment is returned to you if your reservation can not be secured. David’s can usually secure reservations within 24 hours if you submit it on a Monday – Thursday, excluding holidays. Once you submit the request form, you will receive an email from David’s with your reservation information or a refund of your deposit if your resort and room choices are not available.
If David’s was able to make your reservation, you will need to complete the reservation payment in-full within 24 hours. You will be able to link your reservation number to your My Disney Experience account online and see your resort confirmation information on the official Disney website.
You can also add a dining plan to your reservation. You will need to call David’s with your credit card number or Disney gift cards in the exact amount of the dining plan you are purchasing. There is a dining plan calculator on David’s website that will give you the exact amount of the plan according to the number of nights you are staying, and the number of adults and children in your travel party. All members of your party must be on the dining plan for the entirety of your stay, per Disney policy.
Once you have your flight information, David’s can also schedule your Magical Express transportation from Orlando International Airport to your resort upon arrival, and from your resort back to the airport upon departure. All members of your travel party do not have to arrive or depart together, nor do they all have to use Magical Express. Just give David’s all the necessary information when contacting them to schedule your Magical Express.
Ready to start planning your next trip to Walt Disney World? I highly recommend renting DVC points with David’s Vacation Club Rentals. Our last trip for a party of 5 adults and 3 children for 8 nights in September 2013 was smooth-sailing and glitch-free. We rented 317 points through David’s for a two-bedroom savannah-view villa at Animal Kingdom Lodge. It was beautiful, peaceful, and full of Disney Magic! David’s arranged our Magical Express and dining plan purchase. Any questions I had via email were answered quickly and with friendly, courteous professionalism. The rental process was easy; their website was very descriptive and easy-to-use.
So… are you ready to rent DVC points and experience a deluxe Disney resort without breaking the bank? Tell us your plans in the comments section below. Have experience renting with David’s? Tell us about it!