Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Villas at Grand Californian

For those interested in what the Disney Vacation Club Villas are like at the Grand Californian Hotel, this post is for you! We stayed in a one bedroom villa and it was the perfect size for the six of us! That's just because one of us is a baby--not sayin' who. We'll definately be upgrading to 2 bedrooms soon enough. But it does sleep 5 and a baby comfortably. We were on the 4th floor overlooking Paradise Pier. The room was 4508. We did request certain rooms (thanks to the DISboards)trying to get a view where we could watch the World of Color Show from our balcony and we were accomodated. This is what it looked like as we walked in. You walk into an entry area that was perfect to keep the double stroller in. There was a large closet there too that we kept our unpacked suitcases in, the laundry basket for our dirty clothes (which Marc washed every day--thank you!), and any clothes we hung up for the kids. There was a lot of storage space in this villa!
This is the view of the living area, kitchen, and dining area from the other side of the room. I didn't really take enough pictures to do this justice. There is a door that leads to the balcony. The sofa turns into a bed and a single bed folds down from under the television.
There is a small bathroom with a shower in the hall that leads to the bedroom.
The bedroom is large and has a roomy closet and plenty of drawers for storage. The sliding doors lead to same balcony the the living room door does.
Here is the view of the bedroom from the balcony. Now you can see the bathroom through the opening which can be closed off with sliding wood panels for privacy or to keep it darker in the morning when the bathroom light is on.
The large whirlpool tub is right by the opening to the bedroom and there is a large shower on the other side. There is also a separate area with a door for the toilet.
And the best part of this room was the view of Paradise Pier...especially during the WOC show! IF you weren't interested in seeing it every night then the noise might be bothersome. I hope no one gets the room who doesn't appreciate this great view! Marc liked watching the goings on in the park during the hours it wasn't open too. He also commented about how loud the street cleaners were in the early morning, but I never noticed it.
The VGC one bedroom is well layed out and seems pretty spacious. The decor fits our taste well. It's been my favorite DVC room so far (excluding the Grand Villas we've stayed in at BWV and BLT.)

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