DVC Rentals from Davids Vacation Club Rentals

A few years ago I was planning a Disney vacation for 4 (2 adults and 2 children), when I randomly came upon this thing called the Disney Vacation Club (DVC).  My research took me through DVC and to David’s Vacation Club Rentals, they helped me save 70% off my Disney accommodations.  Davids DVC rentals made it possible for me to stay somewhere unfathomable. 

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What is the Disney Vacation Club?

The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is Disney’s version of a timeshare.  DVC opened up for the first time in December of 1991 at  Walt Disney World (Florida).  At the time of opening, there was only one DVC resort named Disney’s Vacation Club Resort, this name will later be changed to Old Key West.    

To date, there are currently 13 DVC resorts: 9 in Florida, 1 in Hawaii, 1, in Disneyland, 1 in Vero Beach, FL, and 1 in South Carolina.

And then I read that you could rent points from an owner.   

 

Why Would Someone Rent DVC Points and What Does That Even Mean?

Renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points can be defined as a one-time use of a number of a DVC member’s points to book a deluxe villa room at a qualifying resort.  Within this agreement, the owner, (DVC Member), agrees to “rent” points in exchange for an agreed payment.

 

Who is this perfect for?

You!  Anyone who is looking to stay at a Disney deluxe or deluxe villa resort.   Why?  It’s substantially cheaper

Here’s an example of a 7-day stay at Animal Kingdom Lodge right from the Disney’s website.

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Now check out this price chart from David’s:

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Before we go down that route….

Why Would A Member Rent Their Points?

The two most predominant reasons why someone might rent their points are because:

  1. They are not going that year and don’t want the points to go to waste.
  2. Use the money earned from renting the points to offset the cost of membership or anything else in life.

Overview of David’s Vacation Club Rentals

Using David’s is the very safe and easy way to rent DVC points from owners.  They have an inventory of points that they can rent out you.  How?  Owners let them know that there are points to be rented and they serve as the middleman between the owners and renters.  

David’s is better business bureau accredited with an A+ rating and guarantees the transaction 100%.  They have also been around since 2005.  

It’s not easy to hold such a good rating as an organization.  One of the things I love about David’s is how accessible they are. They have a 1-800 number, online chat, and email.

David’s will set up a reservation under your name, the dining plan (if you want to add it on), and DME (airport transportation).

Payments Accepted: Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Discover, American Express

 

Okay, I want to rent points. Now what?

Think of this as buying a car.  You can’t just go to the dealer without any qualifiers.  Here’s what you need to know.  

  • Which resort(s) are you open to?
  • What size room?
  • What dates?
  • What’s your budget?  (for your reference only)

Let’s go through these together.

Qualifying Disney Resorts:

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Room Size:

Disney is pretty strict with how many people are in a room

  • Studio, 4-5 guests
  • 1 Bedrooms, 4-5 guests
  • 2 Bedrooms, 8 guests
  • Grand Villa, 12 guests

 

Dates:

You might have dates for your trip already and that’s ok.  Or maybe you have strict vacation availability due to work, school, and other things.  If you are flexible,  you should know about Disney’s seasons. (2017 Dates)

  • Adventure
    • Jan 1-31
    • Sep 1-30
    • Dec 1-14
  • Choice
    • Oct 1—Nov 21
    • Nov 25—30
    • Dec 15—23
  • Dream
    • Feb 1—15
    • May 1—Jun 10
    • Aug 16—31
  • Magic
    • Feb 16—Apr 8
    • Apr 23—30
    • Jun 11—Aug 15
    • Nov 22-24
  • Premier
    • Apr 9-22
    • Dec 24—31

 

Becoming more expensive consecutively.  Remember, this is on a per point cost so a room might be 9 points/night during one season and 12 points/night during a different time. Here are point charts that will open in a new tab for 2016 and 2017

Budget:

Knowing your budget will help you navigate the resorts and quickly narrow down your options.  

The Process

  • Make sure to figure out the basics of your stay
  • Click here to fill out an application with those details.  At this time a partial payment of $98 will be required. (Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Discover, American Express) link
  • You’ll get an email either saying the reservation has been fulfilled or not.  If not you will be given other options.
  • Pay Final Invoice

 

Pros 

  • Saving Money DUH!!
  • Eligible for the Disney Dining Plan without purchasing tickets
  • Laundry facilities (free)
  • Get a Deluxe Villa for undiscounted Moderate price
  • Kitchen appliances
  • Balcony
  • 2 bathrooms in units 1BR or more

Cons

  • No Mousekeeping
  • Usually a bed + pull out sofa
  • Needs to be booked months in advance
  • Lack of control of the reservation

 

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Conclusion

It wasn’t too long ago that I was in the same boat as you.  Stumbling upon this thing called DVC and consecutively stumbling upon my ability to rent points and stay at one of these locations.  

Listen, I come from a Latin family that hit rock bottom financially at some point, never in my wildest dreams did I think I would stay at a Deluxe Villa location, but I did! And you can too.  I suggest David’s and I trust them.  

 

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28 thoughts on “DVC Rentals from Davids Vacation Club Rentals

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    Thanks for the great money saving idea! We are planning a trip in the next few years and I will keep this bookmarked!

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    Wow it is great that you managed to save money with David’s vacation club rentals. I will have to save this post for my friend he would love to go.

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    Awesome information here, thanks for making it so easy to read! I’ll have to keep this in mind.

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    Never heard of this way to save money with Disney! What a great way to save serious money – and also manage your points and credits and make it all work for a fab vacation!

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    Wow, thank you! I have a timeshare in Florida but this is amazing and I want to share it with people who don’t know about this. You explained it very well, too.

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    We love Disney and can’t wait to take our kids in a few years. These are great tips and I totally need to keep this bookmarked! Thanks

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    That’s a lot of savings. A Disney vacation can get very expensive, especially if you don’t research before going. I am bookmarking this.

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    Thank you for sharing this, I have yet to go to Disney and when I go it will be a big family trip with lots of us coming along. This is perfect for our future Disney trip 🙂

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    I love these tips. They will definitely get to come in handy when we get to finally go to Disney some day!

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    That’s a lot of savings! It’s always nice to be able to save so that you can take the vacation that you and your family has always dreamed of! These are very helpful.

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    Okay, this is SO cool! I love how much you can save – thank you for sharing all of these tips with us!

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    Wow who doesn’t love savings? that is awesome. This is something we’d need to do in order to all go on vacation. Sounds wonderful thanks for the heads up!

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    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing! I’ve always wanted to take my kids, but it means five tickets. It adds up and gets so expensive! I’m always up for savings!

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      Oh yea definitely! My post next week is all about going to Disney as a family of 5 so stay tuned!

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    I love Disney. I go like every five years or so but I would love to go more frequently. My husband has never been so I would love to take him on a vacation !

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    I love Disney! I’m not sure I would do well with a timeshare though, we don’t go enough. But, it would be really cool!

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      Hahah def not for everyone. What’s nice is you can just rent the points for a one time use.

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    Good job, mama! It looks like you found an ingenious way to save money on luxury accommodations!

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    Oooo some really great info here!!! I have a good friend who works for DVC! When I lived in Orlando I was fortunate eneough to see how fabulous they are!!!

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    Wow, thanks for all this great information!! I love Disney and this is something I might consider in the future once I have a family! ^^

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    One of my best friends did this for her honeymoon and it really ended up being a great deal for them!

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    This is good info for our next trip. We just went in September and stayed at the Animal Kingdom and I was disappointed. We won’t be staying there again.

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    It is quite expensive, but it’s well worth the investment for any Disney lover. Thanks for this informative post! – HilLesha

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    This is some great information because planning a Disney trip can get really expensive. I love the idea of being able to stay at a resort and saving this much money.

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    This looks pretty cool. I’ll have to keep it in mind if we ever make it back to Disney – it certainly seems like a great way to add more value to your vacation!

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    Savings when it comes to Disney is exactly what I need. We like to go multiple times a year and are always looking for cheaper ways to go.

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    Getting a good value on a trip always makes it that much more fun. Knowing that you didn’t break the bank puts your mind at ease.

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