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Photo Tour of a Studio at Disney’s Animal Kingdom Villas–Jambo House



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of the Villas at Jambo House, see this.)

PHOTO TOUR OF A STUDIO AT JAMBO HOUSE VILLAS

DVC rooms come as Studios, as One Bedroom Villas, as Two Bedroom Villas either designed as such from the start (“dedicated”) or combined from a Studio and a One Bedroom Villa via a connecting door (lock-off), or Grand Villas, about twice the size of a Two Bedroom Villa.

The Villas at Jambo House include all these, except dedicated Two Bedroom Villas.

The DVC spaces on the upper floors of Jambo House were largely converted from former “deluxe rooms” which were three or four feet longer than Jambo House’s standard rooms.  Most of these rooms were built in groups of 7 or 8, meaning they don’t easily fit the usual DVC module of 3 bays–three bays fitting a lockoff, a dedicated Two Bedroom, or half of a Grand Villa.

(Some were converted from standard rooms, are smaller, and are labeled by Disney as “value” rooms–e.g.”Value Studio.”  Avoid these. )

Floor Plan Studio Room Animal Kingdom Lodge Jambo House from yourfirstvisit.net

Jambo House Villas were refurbed in 2016, and the photo tours are of the refurbed spaces. This page covers the Studio, which is also the second bedroom of a lock-off Two Bedroom Villa.

My Studio had some slight variances from the floor plan–I’ll note these as I go.

Entry Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The entry opens to a bath on one side and a kitchenette on the other.

Some Studios have a connecting door to a Villa here, and others have a closet. In my Studio, neither was here.

Mini Kitchen Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The kitchenette.

Mini Fridge Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

Besides the coffeemaker and mini-fridge that all deluxe rooms have…
Kitchen Supplies Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…Studio kitchenettes add a toaster, microwave, sink, storage, and some basic utensils–paper plates and bowls, and plastic knives, forks and spoons.

Sinks Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

On the other side are the bath sinks…

Bath Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…and in a separate space the tub/shower and toilet.  Note the fun tiles.

Bed Side Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

Deeper in the room on one side you’ll find a queen bed and a sofa. The refurb eliminated some of the with fun colors and textures that used to be here.

Bed Side from Back Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

Here’s the bed and sofa from the other side.

Bed Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

A closer view of the queen bed.

Bedside Table Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

There’s a small table between the bed and sofa with a bit of storage…

Power Points Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…and also with power points that are new with the refurb.

Couch Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The sofa…

Sofa Bed Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…unfolds into a bed that I measured as about 59 inches wide by 76 inches long. The cushion was 4 inches deep.

TV Side from Back Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The other side of the room has the rest of the furnishings–table and chairs, a TV and dresser combo, and a wardrobe.  In some studios, there’s a luggage rack where in my room there was a connecting door.

TV Side Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The same from the other side.

Wardrobe Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

For Studios without the entry closet, the wardrobe provides just barely enough closet space.

Dresser Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The dresser has a big TV above…

Dresser Power PPoints Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…power points new with the refurb…

Dresser Storage Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

…and plenty of storage.

Table Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

The table and chairs.  Something in this image is in focus, but I’m not sure what.

Balcony Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

At the end of the room you’ll find the balcony.

View Studio Animal Kingdom Jambo House Villas from yourfirstvisit.net

Every Jambo Villa bay has a balcony, as watching the animals from them in Savanna View spaces is the main glory of this resort. Our Studio was sold as a Standard View, but note we do have a bit of a Savanna view.  The corral-like structure, I guess, is what makes it a Standard View.

THE LIVING/DINING/KITCHEN SPACE AT JAMBO HOUSE VILLAS

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