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Photo Tour of a Bungalow at Disney’s Polynesian Village Resort



By Dave Shute

(For the first page of this review of Disney’s Polynesian Resort, click here.)

The Bungalows at the Polynesian Village are part of the Disney Vacation Club offerings at the Poly, but are also open to non-DVC members to book either via rented points, or for cash like any other Disney World room.

A lot of points, or a lot of cash. 2017 cash rates for these Bungalows (including tax) range from $2,556/night to $4,302 a night.

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Needless, perhaps, to say at those prices, the photo tour below is the only one on this site that’s not of a room that I paid for and stayed in. Rather, in my last stay at the Polynesian in July 2016, I was offered a tour of a Bungalow, and the photos are from that tour.

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The Bungalows are stand-alone buildings built on pilings in the Seven Seas Lagoon just offshore of the Polynesian beaches.

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The entry is from a common boardwalk.

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The entry deck includes a bench.

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You enter into a narrow hallway, with bedrooms and baths on either side. This reserves the views towards the Magic Kingdom for the common living areas at the other end–although the master bedroom does have a windowed door aimed at Magic Kingdom as well.

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One side has the master bedroom, with a king bed…

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…desk, dresser, and closet…

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…and a large private full bath with separate tub and shower.

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A fully-windowed door from this space leads to the back deck and a couple of charming hanging deck chairs, facing the Magic Kingdom.  This view is from the deck towards the door.

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Across the hall is the smaller queen bedroom. Note the window seat on the left of the image.

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This bedroom also has a fold down bed that measures around 6′ by 30″.

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A bath for the folks sleeping here and for the three people the living room will sleep is also on this side, accessed from the main hall.

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A closer view of this bath…

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…and of the nearby washer/dryer combo.

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The end of the interior is a great room with a kitchen and dining table on one side…

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…and a living room that’ll seat 5–with more chairs available from the dining table–on the other.

You can see a fold down bed of the same proportions as that in the queen bedroom.  The couch also folds out to sleep two more.

More shots of the dining/living area:

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Outside is another deck, this one on the Magic Kingdom side of the Bungalow.

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It includes lounge chairs and a table for four…

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…and also this unheated small pool, big enough for a couple of adults to cool off, or several kids.

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The side view from this deck.

These rooms are an interesting and cool way to put as many as eight people into two bedrooms and a large living/dining/kitchen space at the Polynesian.  But for the life of me I can’t imagine spending $2,556 to $4,302 a night on them.

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