Welcome to episode 48 of The Budget Mouse! This week I answer all of the questions I frequently get asked about renting Disney Vacation Club (DVC) points. Here are the resources I mention in the show:
Sunday 15th of December 2019
Havent listened to podcast but saw topic. Disappointed finding out today that no need to buy points or book with DVC or David's VR as rates are the same on Hotel.com etc. for Disneyworld property's. I was led to believe this was the least expensive way to go rather than direct booking with Disney. Some 3rd party's would actually save you more or have perks such as Hotel.com for the free night stay. What is your take on this and do you have a cheaper way to go for on prop bookings?
Monday 16th of December 2019
Hi Denise! I'm not sure where you heard about Hotels.com being the same price as renting points but isn't accurate. The price for a night in a studio villas at Animal Kingdom Lodge in September booked through Hotels.com is $559 (tax included). The price for the same room through David's is $209. Maybe you are thinking that the price for booking through Hotels.com is the same price you'd pay when booking through Disney directly? That is certainly true. But the only way to get a highly discounted price is by using an owner's DVC points and that must be done through the owner directly or through a broker such as David's which makes arrangements with the owner. Hope that helps clear things up!