Boardwalk Villas

We have two DVC contracts that we purchased on the resale market – one at Bay Lake Tower and one at Boardwalk Villas. Recently, we had our very first visit to our newest home away from home, and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Boardwalk!

Let’s take a quick photo tour. The lobby is charming and very welcoming.

Boardwalk lobby

Boardwalk lobby

Our recently refurbished studio was lovely!






The couch pulls out, and the table hides a Murphy-type bed, so the room sleeps up to 5 people. It’s nice to have another option for big families!

The pull-out couch.

The pull-out couch.

The cute little murphy bed!

The cute little Murphy bed!

The view from our balcony was not what we expected. Although it was considered a pool view room, a tree almost completely blocked our view of the pool. It also seemed to dampen the noise from the pool, though, so it worked out just fine.


Our first morning, we grabbed coffee and pastries from the Belle Vue Lounge before heading to the parks. Although this is convenient, it wasn’t exactly the best coffee on Disney property. Other Boardwalk-area restaurants that we visited during this trip were the ESPN Club (good) and Flying Fish (excellent).

The Boardwalk Villas is a Disney Vacation Club property. Even if you’re not a DVC member, you can book it directly through Disney or, much more affordably, rent DVC points to stay here. Have you stayed at the Boardwalk Villas? How was your experience?

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9 Responses to Boardwalk Villas

  1. With each DVC contract, how many times a year can you stay in each property? (Question from Bill.)

    Thank you.

    • HFBrainerd says:

      Hi Susan and Bill! The contracts are on a “points” basis, so the number of points needed per night depends on 1. where you stay, 2. when you go, 3. how big a room you book (studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedrooms, or 3 bedrooms). Our Boardwalk contract is 50 points, which gets us a studio for 4 nights in January. Our Bay Lake Tower contract is 200 points, which we use for a 1 bedroom villa in late August/early September for 6 nights. If we have any points left over on either contract, we can bank them towards the next year’s vacations. We have enough “banked” points that we’re planning to take my sister and her family to Disney with us next year!

  2. Lucky sister and family! Bill said that’s interesting and to tell thank you. He had looked into this a while back. 🙂

    • HFBrainerd says:

      I researched it for years before we actually bought in. At the time that we joined, buyers on the resale market still had access to most of the DVC “perks.” That has since changed. So, if you ever decide to look into it again, you’d want to take that into consideration.

  3. ProsperityAndCalamities says:

    Thanks for the details and pics. We’re considering this one for an upcoming trip!

  4. queenmouse says:

    Love boardwalk but prefer beach and yacht for pool purposes

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