Review, Disney’s Beach Club Villas, p3
This is the third page of this review of Disney’s Beach Club Villas. For the first page of this material, click here.
When you enter the room, first you’ll find a large foyer.
If the villa is set up to function also as a two-bedroom villa, you’ll find on one side a connecting door. Otherwise, you’ll find a closet in that spot.
As you proceed into the villa, a dining table and kitchen opens on one side.
The kitchen includes all necessary appliances and a good selection of plates, cups, pots and pans, and other kitchenware.
Counter space is adequate, and the attached breakfast bar is small and comes with only two chairs.
Note the wall behind the dining table–this is a mirror, which increases the sense of spaciousness of the room.
My photo makes this space look a little more cramped than it is. It is in fact quite livable.
On the other side you’ll find a TV on furniture that acts like a dresser for this room.
Note also that that there are empty shelves you can use for storage, and more shelves and also some empty cabinets in the kitchen you can use for added storage, for clothes or for food.
My measurements suggest this bed is at 66″, wider than a queen. It’s about 76″ long, making it a little shorter than a standard queen’s 80″.
The mattress itself is thin, as is common on sofa beds. I found it OK, and tired little kids should be fine, but pickier adolescents may whine a bit about the mattress. Taller kids (or adults) may find it a tad short.
The room is too narrow even for the shortened bed, as is the case in most of the DVC resorts designed in this era.
The space is just a little too narrow to get comfortably from the kitchen area to the living area and balcony when this bed is deployed, as you can see in the photo.
My biggest issue with the main Beach Club resort is that some of its rooms have balconies so tiny that they don’t work as an additional living space.
No issues with this at the Beach Club Villas. All balconies are big enough, and some, where the building changes angles, are huge.
There are a few exceptions, for architectural variety in the facade (a horrible reason, so far as I am concerned, as it trades livability for looks)–on the image, count in three windows from the right on the second and third floors for examples– but you will have at least one balcony in a one bedroom villa, and at least two in a two bedroom.
This hall passes a closet containing a stacked washer and dryer, and has an entry to the bath.
The bath is divided into two areas. One, accessible from both the hall and the master bedroom, has a toilet, sink, and large shower.
The second part of the bath is accessible from both this space, and from the master bedroom.
The photo is the view of the master bath space from the master bedroom.
It’s shot through the opening that can be closed with a shutter; the other half, with another sink, shower, and toilet is on the left side of the image.
For most families, this won’t be a problem–and if you have the kind of one bedroom with a closet in the entry foyer as well, for sure it won’t be a problem…but it does detract from the space.
On one side, you’ll find a king bed and a desk.
The other side includes a TV and small dresser, a comfortable upholstered chair, and a chest.
This review continues here.