Resort Review: Disney’s Beach Club Villas

First off….Happy Birthday to my DAD! Wish I was there celebrating with him back in Japan!

Mom, Dad me and hubs in Hawaii, 2011.

Mom, Dad me and hubs in Hawaii, 2011.

My dad has never been the biggest Disney fan, but he has always been a good sport so I thought about him as I wrote this post – I am sure he would like to visit WDW again with DVC because that means he could play a few rounds of golf! 😀 But anyway, a big birthday shout out to my dad, born the same year that Disneyland opened (there’s some trivia for ya).

As mentioned in my Tuesday post in which I reviewed Bay Lake Tower, my racecation started at the picturesque Beach Club Villas, which are located in the Epcot resort area, across the lake from Boardwalk Inn and Villas and provide direct walking (and water, via boat) access to both Epcot and Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

On account of my travel fiasco, I didn’t reach the hotel room until almost 9 PM the night before the marathon, so needless to say, I didn’t get a whole lot of time to enjoy and relax upon arrival. However, my awesome travel companions Rachel and her fiance Tavis did snap some great pics and were gracious enough to share them with me.

Beach Club Villa: 1 BR living room area.

Beach Club Villa: 1 BR living room area.

I was so very excited to have secured this reservation for marathon weekend: a lovely and spacious one bedroom unit! This one was appointed nicely and featured the fabulous amenities of a large living room area, (that couch is a fold out double bed) stocked kitchen, (with fridge, oven, stove, dishwasher) large bathroom with walk in shower and huge soaking tub, as well as a separate master bedroom, all connected by a GIANT balcony that overlooked the pool!

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Beach Club Villa: 1 BR Master Bedroom

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Beach Club Villa: 1 BR – Kitchen

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Beach Club Villa: 1 BR view from balcony of quiet pool

These accommodations were fabulous! I loved the themeing, the cleanliness, the friendliness of the staff, the size of the rooms, the ease of accessing both quick and full service dining and OF COURSE, the proximity to Epcot. And though I wish we could have stayed longer so I could have experienced even more of the benefits of the resort (I didn’t even make it to Stormalong Bay, boo!) it was SO awesome to take my post marathon run in such a beautiful setting.

In the interest of fairness, here are my PRO and CON observations from my stay at this resort:

PROS

  • Location – Let’s face it, the closer I can be to Epcot, the better! From my room to the International Gateway, it was less than 10 minutes…this was amazing.
  • Convenience – Another bonus…love the fact that foot travel, busses, car parking and boats were all options here – never had to wait long to get anywhere, including marathon morning transportation.
  • Rooms – GORGEOUS, large and well appointed, I had nary a complaint about our villa room.

CONS

  • ummm…that I am not there right now? 😉

Really though, I have no issues at all about this resort and look forward to another stay here…maybe sometime in the future for Flower and Garden Festival or Food and Wine for that Epcot access…or even Star Wars Weekends, to walk over to studios would be nice 😀

What’s your favorite time of year to go on vacation? Any dream destinations?

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6 thoughts on “Resort Review: Disney’s Beach Club Villas

  1. Great review! We loved BCV when we stayed a few years ago. For all the same reasons. Being able to just get up and walk over to two parks is great. Anytime of year is good for me! We really loved the World in October and early December. Oh and early May. Is there a bad time to go to WDW? Hawaii is on my bucket list of dream destinations…One day.

  2. I love winter vacations to warm places. It’s always amazing to get away from the cold, but coming back is so hard to do! I would love to go to Singapore at some point. That’s definitely at the top of the list.

    • Oooh yes! We went to Singapore when I was in 4th grade, I think (definite bonus to growing up overseas). It was really hot there, but SOO clean and gorgeous.

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