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Frequently Asked Questions

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Can I contact you if I can't find the answer to my question?
Of course you can. Send an e-mail to Team at DVCRequest.com
How far in advance should I reserve my villa?
We never know what rooms are available until we call Disney Vacation Club Member Services, so in every case, it is always advisable to check. We never say "never" until Member Services says so. That said, click here for a quick guideline to our recommendations in avoiding disappointment.
How early can I book my reservation?
As per DVC rules an Owner can book a reservation at a DVC Resort a maximum of 11 months in advance. Click here for a quick guideline. Reservations booked from 7 to 11 months in advance may be subject to an additional premium rate of $1.00 US per point.
How much do you charge per point?
$16.00 US per point is the current rate for reservations booked up to seven months in advance. Reservations booked from 7 to 11 months in advance may be subject to an additional premium rate of $1.00 US per point. To ensure fairness to all of my guests, I do not negotiate different prices. I try to keep the prices the same throughout the year but there may be times when supply and demand require modification. Lower prices may be offered to subscribers of my last minute specials newsletter, but last minute specials are usually restricted to reservations within 60 days from their release date and limited to stays at the larger resorts (due to room availability on short notice).

Over the last few years there has been a large demand for reservations at these selected resorts: Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Beach Club Villas, Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa. While owners who own at these selected resorts are interested in the rental of their points they are requesting increased compensation to rent their ownership during the Home Resort booking windows. In order to continue to meet our guests requests for reservations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals has introduced a "Home Resort Booking Premium" on selected resorts.

A "Home Resort Booking Premium" of $1.00 per point will be added to the cost of any reservation that is secured more than 7 months in advance of the arrival date at the following selected resorts: Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas, Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort, Disney's Beach Club Villas, Disney's Boardwalk Villas, Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge, The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel, The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel, Disney’s Polynesian Villas & Bungalows and Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa. There is NO "Home Resort Booking Premium" for any resort where the reservation is secured less than 7 months in advance of the arrival date. The "Home Resort Premium" will automatically be included in our cost calculator and will not be in addition to the displayed amounts. My cancellation policy is located here.
What are Home Resort premium rates?

Over the last few years there has been a large demand for reservations at these selected resorts:

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's Boardwalk Villas
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

While owners who own at these selected resorts are interested in the rental of their points they are requesting increased compensation to rent their ownership during the Home Resort booking windows. In order to continue to meet our guests requests for reservations, David’s Vacation Club Rentals has introduced a "Home Resort Booking Premium" on selected resorts.

A "Home Resort Booking Premium" of $1.00 per point will be added to the cost of any reservation that is secured more than 7 months in advance of the arrival date at the following selected resorts:

  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas
  • Bay Lake Tower At Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's Boardwalk Villas
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Hotel
  • The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel
  • Disney's Aulani Resort and Spa
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas and Bungalows

David’s Vacation Club Rentals is implementing the "Home Resort Booking Premium" on November 4, 2014. David’s Vacation Club Rentals is excited to continue to pass along the savings to our guests while offering a fair market value for owner's points. There is NO "Home Resort Booking Premium" for any resort where the reservation is secured less than 7 months in advance of the arrival date. The "Home Resort Premium" will automatically be included in our cost calculator and will not be in addition to the displayed amounts. My cancellation policy is located here.

How do I fill out the reservation form if I want multiple rooms at the same resort?
You will be required to fill out a reservation request form for each room required. In the comments section of each form please indicate that you are traveling with family ‘X’ and ‘Y’ and that both rooms need to be booked at the same resort or none at all.
Are there any other hidden costs?
$16.00 US per point is the current rate for reservations booked up to seven months in advance. Reservations booked from 7 to 11 months in advance may be subject to an additional premium rate of $1.00 US per point. This price is all we charge. Of course, this does not include park tickets, meals or airfare. Also note, our operations are from Canada. Recently, some U.S. credit card issuers have been charging their customers a cross border transaction fee. We have been told that Capital One MasterCard does not charge a cross border transaction fee. You should always check with your card issuer for current policy.

For all stays at Aulani, Disney Vacation Club® Villas, Ko Olina, Hawaii, the State of Hawaii imposes a daily transient accommodations tax based upon the number of Vacation Points required for the stay and the per Vacation Point Annual Dues for the calendar year of the stay. For more information please click here.
What form of payment do you accept?
Payment can be made by Visa, or Master Card, and if you have a PayPal account you can also pay with PayPal, American Express, or Discover. There are no additional charges for payment processing.

David's Vacation Club now features PayPal Credit available through PayPal. This feature allow you to pay for your reservation in installments to make that final payment a little easier to deal with. This feature is only available to guests in the United States and requires signing up for a PayPal account. For more details, click here.
How do I check how many points are required?
Use this simple point calculator which will show you the total points required for all room categories at all resorts for the duration of the dates you select. Hint: Hold your mouse over the number of points to view the total price calculation.
Can I check for Vacation Club room availability on line?
No. The rooms that you check for on the Disney Web Site are handled by the Central Reservations Office (CRO) who have a completely different allotment of rooms than the Disney Vacation Club. The rooms allocated to the Disney Vacation Club sell out much quicker than those belonging to CRO.
How do I proceed to check availability and make a reservation?
Complete the reservation form which gathers all of the details of the members of your party, choice of resorts/room types, and check-in/check-out dates. The more flexible you are, the greater the chance of success. A $112.00 US partial payment (not a fee) is taken (by Visa, Mastercard or PayPal), which is returned to you if your reservation can not be secured, usually within 24 hours (weekends and holidays excluded). My operations are in Canada. Recently, some U.S. credit card issuers have been charging their customers a cross border transaction fee. You may want to check with your card issuer prior to providing payment. The $112.00 deposit will be absorbed for work performed on any secured reservations that are not paid for in full. Payment is due in full upon receipt of your confirmation number.
Do I get a reservation confirmation number?
Yes, you will receive a reservation confirmation number from us as soon as your villa is secured. You can then verify your party's details on-line at Disney.go.com , by setting up a My Disney Experience profile and linking your reservation to your profile. Please note: The Grand Californian is the 1 DVC resort that does not offer online check in.
***Please note: The names and e-mail addresses you give us to put on your resort/room reservation must exactly match the names and e-mail addresses you have on your "My Disney Experience" profile and the names and e-mail addresses you have attached to any dining reservations. Do not attempt to link your room/resort and/or dining reservations unless you are sure your profile information is an exact match. ***
What are the payment terms?
100% of the rental fee (less your $112.00 partial payment) is required at time of confirmation with DVC Member Services. Please take a minute to view the sample contract located here. ALL SALES ARE FINAL!.

David's Vacation Club now features Bill Me Later from PayPal. This feature allow you to pay for your reservation in installments to make that final payment a little easier to deal with. This feature is only available to guests in the United States and requires signing up for a PayPal account. For more details, click here.
Do you have any references?
Hundreds. Be sure to visit my guest book and view all the positive comments that have been left by my guests.
Are Park tickets included?
No, but you will receive all the benefits that all guests staying at a Disney Resort receive such as free transportation to and from the parks, enhanced magic hours, free parking etc. If you are interested in a great deal on park tickets, I have partnered with one of Orlando's Authorized Disney World Ticket Providers, who offer discounted attraction tickets. These tickets can be transferred to your room key (Key to The World Card) at check in.
Can I cancel a reservation?
No. Due to the complexity of banking and borrowing points, cancellations, upgrades and date modifications are not permitted. You may explore the possibilities of adding Travel Insurance to protect yourself against unexpected situations. I do not provide this insurance, but you can obtain a very reasonable quote here: Travel Insurance Quote
Can I use the on-line check-in?
Yes, the Online Check-In service is a tool which enables our guests to simplify the arrival process, by going online and providing information related to their upcoming stay.

Disney Vacation Club Owners and their guests can participate in Online Check-In Service by setting up a My Disney Experience account. Once your My Disney Experience account has been set up you may then link your reservation to your profile in order to verify your party’s details.

Please note: The Grand Californian is the 1 DVC resort that does not offer online check in

You may begin accessing Online Check-In Service through your My Disney Experience account 60 days prior to your scheduled arrival date. You will be able to review your reservation and add room location requests from a drop down menu provided by Disney.

Upon arrival, your registration materials will be waiting for you at a special welcome location where Cast Members will be available to provide additional information and answer questions. Please note that this service does not guarantee Guest rooms will be ready upon arrival at the resort. Rooms will continue to be available at standard check-in time of 4 p.m.
Can I get daily housekeeping?
Trash and Towel service is included in all stays of more than four days. If your stay is for less than eight nights, you will receive Trash & Towel service on day four. If your stay is for eight nights or longer, you will receive a full cleaning service on day four, and Trash & Towel service on day eight. After that, the cycle begins again on day twelve. Day one is check-in day. Daily housekeeping can be arranged and paid for at time of check-in. The following rates are subject to change:

Additional Full Cleaning Rates:
Studio - $30.00 for each day requested
One-Bedroom - $45.00 for each day requested
Two-Bedroom - $60.00 for each day requested
Three-Bedroom - $75.00 for each day requested

Additional Trash & Towel Rates:
Studio - $10.00 for each day requested
One-Bedroom - $15.00 for each day requested
Two-Bedroom - $20.00 for each day requested
Three-Bedroom - $30.00 for each day requested
Can I use Disney's Magical Express?
When staying at a Walt Disney World® Resort, Guests are eligible for Disney's Magical Express service which provides transportation to and from the Orlando International Airport. Prior to arrival, Disney's Magical Express documents with transportation information and luggage tags will be mailed if applicable. Please fill in the Reservation and Contact Information on our Magic Express page located here.
Can I have a Disney Dining Plan?
Yes, if you wish, you are able to choose from any of the 3 dining plans Disney offers its owners and their guests when staying at Walt Disney World. Complete details of these 3 plans are on Disney Dining Plan page.

You do not need to be staying at at Disney Resort to make advanced dining reservations. Advanced Dining Reservations (ADRs) can be made 180 days in advance of your reservation date by calling (407) WDW-DINE. Guests staying at a Disney Resort can book reservations for each night of their stay starting 180 days in advance of their arrival. Park tickets are required if the restaurant you wish to eat at is located inside a theme park.
How does DVC work with "My Disney Experience"?

The names and e-mail addresses you give us to put on your resort/room reservation must exactly match the names and e-mail addresses you have on your "My Disney Experience" profile and the names and e-mail addresses you have attached to any dining reservations. Do not attempt to link your room/resort and/or dining reservations unless you are sure your profile information is an exact match.

The "My Disney Experience" and "Magic Bands" programs are outside of our rental agreement and any inconsistencies must be dealt with directly with Disney.

Do you provide Travel Insurance?
I do not provide travel insurance, but you can obtain obtain a very reasonable quote here: Travel Insurance Quote
What is your Cruise Swap Program?
Our Cruise Swap program is for DVC Members and it’s extremely easy. One of our Cruise Specialists will work with you, one on one, to find the Cruise you and your party would like to sail on. We then take the total cost of your Cruise and calculate how many points would be required to rent out to cover the cost. You can also add cash to the reservation if you are short the required amount of points. For more information visit our Cruise Swap Program page.
Can I get all the other perks and discounts that Disney Vacation Club Owners Receive?
No. You will not be entitled to any annual pass discounts, park entry discounts, merchandise discounts, or restaurant discounts. If you'd like these discounts, you'll have to become an owner of the Disney Vacation Club.

You will receive all the perks and benefits of any guest staying onsite at a Disney Resort, such as free transportation aboard all Disney Transportation vehicles and Extended Magic Hours.
Do you have any recommended attractions once we get to Walt Disney World?
If you ask 100 people this question, you will get 100 different answers. But, I do have my favorites which you can view here.
Can I have fun?
Yes you can, and you'd better or we won't let you go again.
Do you ever have any last minute deals?
Although it doesn't happen frequently, there will be times when lack of availability coupled with points that will expire within a 60 day period (two months) create the need to be creative with reservations. Points are only offered at a reduced rate to those who subscribe to my "Specials Newsletter".
What happens if I need to change information on my reservation such as an address?
Please email us with your request as soon as possible. If there are any changes or additions needed to your reservation (adding another guest, updating address information, adding a dining plan) we request notification at least 30 days prior to your check in date as we require the lead time to get a hold of the Owner.
What does the rental agreement out line?
You can find a sample of our rental agreement by clicking here.

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