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Disney's Beach Club Villas Overview

The Disney Beach Club Villas are inspired by the casual elegance of the mid-Atlantic seaside homes of the early 20th century, This Disney Vacation Club property was designed by noted architect Robert A.M. Stern and features beautiful pastel colors, intricate wooden accents and whimsical "stick-style" architecture. This resort shares many amenities with its sister resorts, the Yacht and Beach Club resorts. It is situated on six acres adjacent to the Beach Club, and is in the convenient Epcot Resorts area. Guests can walk from the Beach Club Villas to the Beach Club via beautifully-decorated breezeways.

Beach Club Villas Rooms

The Beach Club Villas feature 282 units with pool, garden or courtyard views. These include:

  • Studio:
    • 36 units
    • Accommodates four adults plus one child under age three in a crib
    • Queen bed and double sleeper sofa
    • Wet bar with under-counter refrigerator
    • Microwave oven and coffeemaker
    • Ceiling fan
    • Color cable television
    • Private balcony or porch
  • One Bedroom Villa
    • 20 dedicated units
    • Accommodates four adults plus one child under age three in a crib
    • Master suite with king-sized bed and private bath with whirlpool tub
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Ceiling fans in living room and bedroom
    • Stack-style washer and dryer
    • Color cable television with DVD player in living room and color television in bedroom
    • Queen-sized sofa sleeper in living room
    • Private balcony or porch
  • Two Bedroom Villa
    • 78 dedicated units, 74 lock-offs
    • Accommodates eight adults plus one child under age three in a crib
    • Master suite with king-sized bed and private bath with whirlpool tub
    • Second bedroom with queen bed and double sleeper sofa
    • Fully equipped kitchen
    • Ceiling fans in living room and each bedroom
    • Stack-style washer and dryer
    • Color cable television with DVD player in living room and color television in bedrooms
    • Queen-sized sofa sleeper in living room
    • Private balcony or porch

Handicapped-accessible units are available.

The room layout is identical to the room layout at the Boardwalk Villas, and this resort has much of the same feel of the BWV. Some of the features that set this resort apart from other DVC properties include:

" A "smart" thermostat in each unit registers the body heat of the number of the people in the room and adjusts the room temperature accordingly.
" The coffee table in the seating area houses the GRACO portable crib.
" Shower stalls in the one and two-bedroom villas in the master bath have been redesigned and enlarged.
" More pillows and blankets have been included in each unit.
" The resort features a group meeting room that can be reserved by members and also serves as a waiting area for those who will using Disney transportation to the Disney Cruise Line terminal.

The resort's reservation policies is the same as other DVC properties. A tip for DVC members: there is no daily maid service, and the coffee supply is for one day only. Additional coffee may be brought from home or purchased in the Atlantic Wear and Wardrobe Emporium at the Beach Club. Note that this applies only to DVC members; non-members staying at this resort receive daily maid service and the coffee supply is refilled daily.

 

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Pools/Recreation
Guests at the Beach Club Villas have full access to Stormalong Bay, a three-acre mini water park featuring a shipwreck water slide, hot tubs, whirlpools and three quiet pools. To accommodate the extra guests expected at the pool, Stormalong Bay is NO LONGER be open to DVC members unless they are staying at the Beach Club Villas.

For guests who want to stay closer to their villa, the Beach Club Villas offers Dunes Cove, a "quiet pool" on property.

Bayside Marina, located in front of the Yacht Club and just a short walk away, features boat rentals. Bicycles and recreation equipment are also available for rent and Beach Club Villas guests have access to tennis courts, volleyball and croquet.

Lafferty Place Arcade features a variety of arcade games and is located between the Yacht and Beach Clubs, facing Stormalong Bay.

 

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Dining

Although there is no restaurant on property at the Beach Club Villas, guests can choose from a multitude of top-notch restaurants at the Beach and Yacht Clubs and across Crescent Lake at the Boardwalk. These range from the casual Beaches and Cream to the upscale Flying Fish Café. Whether you want a great burger and an awesome sundae or a fine three-course meal, you are within walking distance of your heart's desire. For those wanting to dine with characters, the Cape May Café at the Beach Club features breakfast with Beach Club Goofy and his crew daily.
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Transportation
EPCOT: One of the best selling features of the Beach Club Villas is the proximity to Epcot. A short three-minute walk and you're at the International Gateway at the World Showcase entrance to Epcot. Even when entering the park before the World Showcase "officially" opens, Cast Members guide guests to the Future World section of Epcot. This is also great for avoiding the throngs of people leaving Epcot after Illuminations. If you prefer, you can also take a Friendship Boat ride to Epcot from the Yacht/Beach Club dock area. Be aware that the boats can take much longer than walking.

Magic Kingdom: To get to the Magic Kingdom take the bus, a service shared with the Beach and Yacht Club Resorts. If you are already in Epcot, take the Monorail to the TTC and transfer to the MK Monorail.

Disney's Hollywood Studios: A separate Friendship launch transports guests to Disney's Hollywood Studios. The launches make stops at the Boardwalk Resorts and the Swan and Dolphin hotels as well. There is also a walkway from the Boardwalk to MGM, and this walk takes you 20-25 minutes at a leisurely pace.

Animal Kingdom/Blizzard Beach: Buses transport guests to these parks. Be aware that the bus also makes stops at the Boardwalk and Swan and Dolphin hotels.

Downtown Disney Marketplace, Downtown Disney West Side, Pleasure Island, and Typhoon Lagoon: The buses marked "Downtown Disney" will take you there.

For those wishing to go anywhere else on (or off) property, Bell Services can get a taxi for you.

 

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Services/Amenities

  • Babysitting/Childcare Services: The Sandcastle Club at the Beach Club is open from 4:30 p.m. to midnight, and offers entertainment, dining and fun for children aged 4 to 12.
  • Ship Shape Health Club, a state-of-the-art fitness facility located at the Beach Club
  • Express Check-out
  • Bell Services
  • Room Service
  • Refillable Mugs at Hurricane Hanna's
  • Poolside bar at Stormalong Bay
  • Valet Parking and Self Parking
  • Complimentary Local Newspaper
  • Free Wireless Internet
  • ATM machine at Beach Club
  • Atlantic Wear & Wardrobe Emporium at Beach Club (swimwear, casual wear, gifts, sundries, DVD rentals and snacks)
  • Voice Mail
  • Beauty/Barber Shop

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