We’re talking about DVC Point rentals! Renting DVC points (such as through a service like David’s DVC Rentals!) is a great way to get a surprising steal on awesome Disney hotel rooms and we’re here to help you learn all about this option!
Let’s take a look at the most frequently asked questions when it comes to Disney Vacation Club point rentals!
What is the DVC?
The Disney Vacation Club (DVC) is Disney’s vacation ownership program that allows members to own a spot in Disney vacation locations.
DVC was created in 1991 by Disney subsidiary, Disney Vacation Development. It works as a point system that gives owners the flexibility to travel when, where, how, and as often as they want.
Can I stay in a DVC room without being a DVC member?/What is a DVC points rental?
Yes! You can stay in a Disney Vacation Club room without being a DVC member! You can book available rooms for a typically exorbitant fee through DisneyWorld.com. This is typically not very cost effective, but it’s the most straightforward way to stay in DVC accommodations without being a member.
But there’s a way to get DVC prices (read: substantially less money) without being a DVC member.
When DVC owners can not use their timeshares, they can choose to rent their points out. Non-members can then rent these points to get a lower rate on DVC rooms, villas, and suites.
One way to rent these points is through a service such as David’s DVC Rentals! David’s works with DVC owners who are looking to rent out points so that non-members can take advantage of the deals!
How much does it cost to rent DVC points?
Different Disney Vacation Club rooms cost different quantities of points. One night can cost somewhere between or around 10 to 100 points depending on the dates, room type, and resort.
The current rate through David’s DVC Rentals is $19 per point for reservations booked up to seven months in advance. Reservations made further out may be subject to an additional premium of $1 per point.
This means you could be staying in a Deluxe Tower Studio room at Disney’s Riviera Resort for around $200 per night compared to the regular rate of over $450.
Where can I use points?
There are a wide variety of DVC locations where you can use rented points! Here’s the full list!
- Animal Kingdom Villas
- Disney’s Old Key West
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas
- Boulder Ridge Villas at Disney’s Wilderness Lodge
- Saratoga Springs Resort and Spa
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas
- Bay Lake Tower at the Contemporary
- Tree House Villas at Saratoga Springs
- Polynesian Villas and Bungalows
- Villas at Grand Floridian
- Copper Creek Villas and Cabins at Wilderness Lodge
- Riviera Resort
- Disney’s Vero Beach Resort in Florida
- Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort in South Carolina
- Aulani in Hawaii
- Members can also use their points for a variety of other vacations, including other Walt Disney World resorts, the Disney Cruise Line, Adventures by Disney, resorts at Disneyland Resort in California and Disneyland Paris, and at over 350 destinations worldwide through RCI (a major timeshare exchange company).
How early can I book a reservation through DVC point rental?
According to the DVC rules, a member (or someone renting points!) can book a reservation at a DVC Resort up to 11 months in advance. David’s DVC Rental can help to determine availability!
What benefits will I get?
Staying at a DVC Resort does not automatically get you member benefits. So, no, you won’t be popping into the DVC Lounge in EPCOT’s Imagination Pavilion.
But you will receive all of the benefits that all guests staying at a Disney Resort receive such as free transportation to and from the parks, enhanced magic hours, and more!
Have you rented DVC points before? Tell us in the comments!