Disney Deluxe Villas: What are they and why might you stay in one?

Disney Deluxe Villas are a great alternative to regular hotel rooms at Disney Deluxe Resorts. So what are they and why would you stay in one? Mike and Amelia share their views on Disney Deluxe Villas for non Disney Vacation Club members.

Disney Deluxe Villas: What Are They and Why Would You Stay in One Instead of a Hotel Room?

Disney Deluxe Villas are a separate category of accommodations that are part of the Disney Vacation Club (DVC) suite of properties. (DVC is Disney's version of a timeshare program). There are villas at Walt Disney World, Disneyland and other destinations away from Disney Parks. What many people don't realize, however, is that these upscale accommodations are available for booking by non-DVC members, making them a great option to consider particularly in three specific scenarios. 

I often describe the Deluxe Villas as being the Disney equivalent of a condominium, so you can picture these villas as Deluxe Disney condos.

Most of the properties at Walt Disney World are linked to a corresponding Disney Deluxe Resort, but there are three  standalone villa properties as well. Villas are available in several configurations, including studios (similar to a standard hotel room), one-bedroom villas, two-bedroom villas and grand villas, which are the largest. There are also several very unique options among Disney Deluxe Villas: including the Bora Bora Bungalows at Disney's Polynesian Village Resort, the Cascade Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge and the Treehouse Villas at Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa.

Why Might You Consider Staying in a Disney Deluxe Villa?

Now that you know a little bit more about what they are, the question is: why would you stay in one?

There are three main reasons why you might consider staying in a Disney Deluxe Villa instead of a traditional Disney Deluxe Resort hotel room:
  1. There is no hotel room availability at the hotel of your choice, but you would still like to stay on that property.
  2. You have a large family or group and you would prefer not to have to book multiple rooms.
  3. You like the idea of having kitchen facilities and laundry options during your stay.
There are other great benefits to the Disney Deluxe Villas as well (listen to the episode for more details), but these are three common reasons as to why may wish to consider the Villas as an option for your next Walt Disney World or Disneyland vacation.

Where are Disney Deluxe Villas Located?

At Walt Disney World:
  • Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort
  • Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Disney's Wilderness Lodge
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Jambo House
  • Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas - Kidani Village
  • Disney's Beach Club Villas
  • Disney's Boardwalk Villas
  • Disney's Old Key West Resort
  • Disney's Polynesian Villas & Bungalows
  • Disney's Riviera Resort
  • Disney's Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa
  • Villas at Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa
There are also Disney Deluxe Villas located at destinations beyond Walt Disney World Resort.

These include:
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