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Old 03-02-2021, 06:12 PM   #1
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Default How late to rent points for May?

Hey, all! I'm tentatively planning a May 8-16 trip, may rent DVC points (alternative is the Swan & Dolphin), and wondering how long we can wait to book a reservation. Not usually a last-minute vacation planner.

Any general impressions on current availability and rental dynamics that might help us decide if we need to book as soon as possible, or if a spot will be avail in a couple (few?? ) weeks?

We're open to VGF, BLT, BWV, or BCV, but would rather not do a split stay.

Our dates are pretty firm.

Thanks for any wisdom!
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:00 PM   #2
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Q: Are you looking for a studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, or something else?

FWIW Swan and Dolphin are perfectly good options, esp since you're apparently starting with plenty of cash and no points. They have a great location, within walking distance of two parks, and some very nice restaurants.
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Old 03-02-2021, 07:35 PM   #3
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Q: Are you looking for a studio, one bedroom, two bedroom, or something else?

FWIW Swan and Dolphin are perfectly good options, esp since you're apparently starting with plenty of cash and no points. They have a great location, within walking distance of two parks, and some very nice restaurants.

Studio!

Thanks for the note about Swan & Dolphin! I've never considered them before, since they're not really Disney -- but location is a priority, price is good, and they look nice, with good amenities.

"Plenty of cash" might be an overstatement, but I guess it's relative.
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Old 03-03-2021, 09:48 AM   #4
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It really depends on where you want to stay or are willing to stay. Several resorts could be obtained on short notice. More popular resorts are most likely booked.
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Old 03-03-2021, 02:04 PM   #5
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You may want to look into renting an existing reservation instead!

I tried looking for a studio for mid March in mid February and had to take a 1BR, and this was for only a single night! Availability is dwindling as people are starting to visit Florida more.
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Old 03-03-2021, 03:53 PM   #6
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For those desired dvc resorts it maybe already too late for a studio.

Holding rules for cancelling are going into effect as of April 1, so folks are going to have to start planning earlier.

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Old 03-03-2021, 04:48 PM   #7
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For those desired dvc resorts it maybe already too late for a studio.

Holding rules for cancelling are going into effect as of April 1, so folks are going to have to start planning earlier.

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I thought the holding was changing at the end of April so May 1st? Did I read that wrong?
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Old 03-03-2021, 06:54 PM   #8
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You may want to look into renting an existing reservation instead!

I tried looking for a studio for mid March in mid February and had to take a 1BR, and this was for only a single night! Availability is dwindling as people are starting to visit Florida more.

Thanks for this! I'd be totally happy with an existing reservation if I saw one that fit. Always browsing confirmed reservations for fun.

Good to know studios might already be in short supply -- we'll have to be flexible, and not procrastinate too long.
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You are pretty much too late to book anything of your choices.
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Old 03-04-2021, 12:30 AM   #10
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I thought the holding was changing at the end of April so May 1st? Did I read that wrong?
Iím not sure. For some reason I had it in my mind as of April 1.

Does anyone know?

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