Thanksgiving 2020, what do you think of my chances?

eeyoreandtink

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I am a chronic overplanner and am trying to get my plan together for renting points for Thanksgiving 2020. We are looking at checking in Nov 21st, 2020, the Sat before thanksgiving and staying until the Friday after. 6 nights total. I know we cannot book until December 21st, but I am hoping to gage my chances of getting what we want.

We are hoping to get into a standard studio at BWV. I know that will be tough to get. Barring that, we are willing to split between standard view and either garden/pool view at BWV or standard view at the Beach Club, or take either of those for the full stay. Are there decent odds of getting something for all 6 nights between the 2 resorts or should we be counting on our backup, spending some of the trip at AKV?
 

BillPA

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Sep 7, 1999
less than 5% maybe closer to 0% for BWV standard, BCV not much better. Good luck.
 

Marionnette

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I am a chronic overplanner and am trying to get my plan together for renting points for Thanksgiving 2020. We are looking at checking XXXXXX and staying until the XXXXXXX after. 6 nights total. I know we cannot book until XXXXXXX but I am hoping to gage my chances of getting what we want.

We are hoping to get into a standard studio at BWV. I know that will be tough to get. Barring that, we are willing to split between standard view and either garden/pool view at BWV or standard view at the Beach Club, or take either of those for the full stay. Are there decent odds of getting something for all 6 nights between the 2 resorts or should we be counting on our backup, spending some of the trip at AKV?
Standard view studio @BWV over Thanksgiving is nearly impossible. Owners walk that reservation for themselves, if they can get it. Even a split stay is not any better. In fact, owners may bypass your small request for something that will use all or most of their points. Garden/Pool view for all 6 nights might happen.

There are no standard views at BCV. You can ask the owner to make a request but all studios take the same number of points. Slim chance of success due to the small size of BCV but not impossible to get.

TBH, I think you may have to go to your third choice. AKV is a much larger resort, so it won’t book up as quickly. Unless that 3rd choice is a value studio or club level. Those are also hard to get reservations and it’s highly unlikely that they will be available thru a rental.

ETA: Now was that you have put your intention to rent out there, you may be contacted via PM by persons offering to rent to you. Ignore them. That’s how people get scammed. Only deal with individuals with whom you have made the initial contact.
 
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eeyoreandtink

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Mar 24, 2014
Standard view studio @BWV over Thanksgiving is nearly impossible. Owners walk that reservation for themselves, if they can get it. Even a split stay is not any better. In fact, owners may bypass your small request for something that will use all or most of their points. Garden/Pool view for all 6 nights might happen.

There are no standard views at BCV. You can ask the owner to make a request but all studios take the same number of points. Slim chance of success due to the small size of BCV but not impossible to get.

TBH, I think you may have to go to your third choice. AKV is a much larger resort, so it won’t book up as quickly.

ETA: Now was that you have put your intention to rent out there, you may be contacted via PM by persons offering to rent to you. Ignore them. That’s how people get scammed. Only deal with individuals with whom you have made the initial contact.
I have been around the block renting points several times, but thanks for the reminder! I am planning to try through a rental service, but will also be watching for individuals renting points around that time as well. I will definitely do my research before renting from ANYONE!
 

BillPA

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Joined
Sep 7, 1999
Get your request in well before the 11 month point to have any chance to book BWV standard view and BCV/BWV for 6 nights. Good luck. That it a great time to visit the world, but it can be very crowded.
 

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