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Why do they do that?
A question that arises often in the minds of villa guests, here I hope are some of the answers.
Why do they all say 10 minutes to Disney?
As there are now four entrances to Disney, north, south, east and west, most villas ARE about ten to fifteen minutes to Disney.
Why do they make you check out so early?
During some popular seasons villas are often booked out back to back. This means that the guests who check out at 10am are followed straight in at 4pm by the next guests. The villa has to be thoroughly cleaned from top to bottom, all towels and bedding washed and dried and the beds re-made. All this is quite an achievement in just six hours.
Why do they have those horrible screechy alarms on the doors leading to the pool?
This is for safety of young children who cannot swim and all villa owners who rent their properties out to guests are required by law to have alarms on all doors and windows leading to swimming pools. Some have just alarms on the windows and a pool fence, however this is a six foot high fence (another requirement by law) with a gate into the pool. This makes ordinary pool activity by adults and children that can swim hampered by the fence and the gate to get into the pool.
Why do they recommend a hire car?
Disney World is 42 square miles in area and in side those square miles are 6 separate parks, namely, Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios, Blizzard Beach Water Theme Park, Typhoon Lagoon Water Theme Park and ESPN Disney Sports. Public transport can only go as far as the Disney entrance, the only buses allowed in are the ones run by Disney for the guests who stay at Disney hotels. The park you want to visit may be another 5 – 8 miles inside and there are no pavements. So, without a car you would have to use taxis and they are very expensive.
Why do some owners refuse to haggle over prices?
The majority of owners run a balance sheet and a comprehensive set of accounts. They know exactly what it costs to run their villas and know the need to have a contingency of cash for unexpected emergencies – usually equipment breakdowns etc. To change these prices would result in them not being able to offer the kind of standard they and you would wish for.
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