Opening Date: July 1, 2002
Deed Expiration: Jan 31st, 2042
2020 Annual Dues per Point: $7.06 (See Dues History)
Direct Cost (2020): $225 / point
Average Resale Cost (2020): $140 - 155 / point
Next Expected Refurb date: 2023-2024
Beach Club Villas (BCV) may be the most popular and hardest to get for non-owners. The resort is built to the North of the rest of the Beach Club/Yacht Club resort. Yacht Club and Beach Club Resorts opened on November 4th and 19th, 1990. The DVC portion of the resort was announced in May, 2000 and opened on July 1, 2002 as the sixth DVC resort. The Villa building is set off to the Northeast of the main resort, with views mostly showing the woods between Epcot and the resort. The Villa Building doesn't have it's own lobby, but it has a sitting area called the Drawing Room, a game room called the Solarium, and a Breezeway where the elevators are and often during the day a concierge cast member sits to help members with their plans.
Sales for Beach Club started on February 3, 2002 at $75 a point, which raises to $80 per point just before the resort opens. The annual maintenace fees started at $3.77 per point per year. All contracts at Beach Club have an end date January 31, 2042. This was the last of six resorts to open with the original 2042 end date making Beach Club the shortest contract of any resort at a maximum of 40 years if you bought in right away.
The resort is on the small size, with 208 units and a total of 3,027,100 points makes it the third smallest resort on property behind Wilderness Lodge Boulder Ridge and Villas at the Grand Floridian. The resort was not built with any Grand Villas (probably because of the lack of views). If all lock-offs are sold off as studios/one-bedrooms - there can be as many as 282 units. There is only one type of room category, with views of the quiet pool, the woods, or a few views of Epcot.
Disney’s Beach Club Villas
1800 Epcot Resorts Boulevard
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
GPS: 28.373733, -81.557249
Front Desk: (407) 934-2175
Fax: (407) 934-3850
All DVC studios have a kitchenette which containers a small coffeemaker, toaster, microwave, small sink, and dorm-sized refrigerator. Paper plates/bowls and plastic utencils are usually provided. All DVC 1-bedroom and larger have a complete kitchen with full-size refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave, dishwasher and sink. Also provided are dining ware and cook ware in basic amounts. DVC 1-bedroom and larger also have a free washer and dryer in the room, while studios have free access to a common laundry facility
1 Bedroom Villa:
2 Bedroom Villa:
2 Bedroom Lock-off Villa:
Dining offerings include those at both Beach Club and Yacht Club since they are connected. Dining and Entertainment at Boardwalk is a short walk or boat ride away, but is not included, nor is Swan and Dolphin which are also a boat-ride or walk away.
There is only one Laundry - 4th floor near the elevators at the front of the villas -but with 2 washers and 2 dryers it can be hard to get a machine. Washers and Dryers can be monitored by using the website Laundry View link here (or their app).
Epcot can best be reached by foot. The International Gateway entrance is maybe 5 minutes from the villas, but if you go through the hotel corridors, you can come out about 2 minutes from the park entrance. While you could also take the boat there, it would be a longer walk than walking directly. For Hollywood Studios, the best option are the Friendship boats, which run roughly every 20 minutes from the dock behind Stormalong Bay, around 5 minutes from the villas also. Boats heading to Hollywood studios stop at the Swan/Dolphin but typically take less than 10 minutes once boarding the boat.
A second option for traveling to Hollywood Studios is to walk, but it would be a good 20-25 minutes. The third option is to head to Epcot and hop on the Skyliner. This is likely slower than a boat since you have to travel to Carribean beach, but as an alternative way around it is a good option. The Skyliner can also take you to the Riviera, Pop Century and Art of Animation resorts for a change of pace.
For all other destinations on property - the bus is the only option. (Unless you walk through Epcot to the monorail.) There is only one bus stop for Beach Club which is outside the main entrance and down a path to the left. Most buses are shared with Yacht Club which has its own stop, but sometimes MK buses go without sharing.Beach Club's central location makes the travel distance fairly consistant to all locations.