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Old 09-08-2018, 12:49 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by erikthewise View Post
<sarcasm> The value rooms (and to a lesser extent the club level rooms) exist only for the purpose of teasing and torturing the majority of AKV owners, who will never be able to book them. </sarcasm>
I sometimes wonder if you might be right. I have been lucky enough to get a value studio at 7 months-but that was about 8 years ago, before the word got out. Now I want to try a 1 BR value, and it's never available, at least for those of us "non-owners" who have to wait until 7 months.
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Old 09-08-2018, 01:11 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by Disney dreaming View Post
How many value rooms at AKV?
10 2BR lockoffs and 8 dedicated studios. So a potential of 18 studios and 10 1BR's.
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Old 09-08-2018, 04:26 PM   #13
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The value rooms are great we have been lucky. BWV and BLT have similar situation but with a few more available. I really think the value rooms one cause many people to buy thinking they can one day use this smaller amount of points on rooms they will never be able to get, really make it an advantage to buy where you want to stay, and three really screw up when people try to compare value of various DVC resorts everyone wants something a little different.
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Old 09-08-2018, 11:34 PM   #14
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We tend to use our AK points in the Spring - March or May - and have always been lucky to get Value studios. This past May we managed a Value 1 Br - less points than BC studio - but upon arrival the space wasn't ready until 4:30p plus the tub was a source of amusement climbing in and out. Twice I managed to get value Studios in early December but it was always the luck of stalking and grabbing a day here and there with WL a day.

The value 1Br is layed out the same as all others however I really prefer the value studio arrangement of the other studios - the beds close to the slider and the couch is next to the kitchenette.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:32 PM   #15
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We really enjoyed the value studio. When i was trying to get a cash room for next month they actually had a cash 1 bedroom value available for $400 a night.
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Old 09-20-2018, 01:59 PM   #16
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Whatever the issue was, it seems to be resolved, and there is now normal (only a few days of a week) availability. About a week ago, they were even available at 8am!

I'm watching for a planned trip in the fall 2019 for a group of 8 or 9 people, and hoping that I might be able to get a 2BR club and a value studio. If not, our backup is to go with a 2BR savannah view at Kidani, so we'd get the same number of bathrooms. If I manage to pull of both club and value in one trip I'll feel like I totally won the lottery, LOL!
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Old 09-20-2018, 03:46 PM   #17
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We almost purchased AKV, specifically for the Value rooms, but, the chance of getting the value rooms is really a lottery, so we never went forward with it. In hindsite, I wished we had purchased some points there as I love the resort.
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