Opening Date: October 1, 1995
Deed Expiration: Jan 31st, 2042
2020 Annual Dues per Point: $10.13 (See Dues History)
Direct Cost (2020): $110 / point
Average Resale Cost (2020): $55 - 65 / point
Next Expected Refurb date: 2023
Vero Beach Resort is the second Disney Vacation Club resort that was opened. In the early days of DVC, Disney planned to expand the DVC with resorts across the country. The original plan included three resorts - two of which actually opened and the third (Newport Beach, CA) fell through. Disney bought 70 acres of land for the Vero Beach resort in 1992 with the idea to convince people to have combined beach / parks vacations.
The resort opened on October 1, 1995 with a unique combination of a main "Inn" essentially made up of hotel rooms, and another group of "villas" in the more standard DVC configuration. The initial sales price was $62.75 / point. The number of points at the resort 1,616,438 total. This makes it the third smallest resort in the system, with only Hilton Head and Grand Californian being smaller. In addition to the main "Inn", there are three "Villa" buildings, and six Beach Cottages where the rest of the rooms are located.
It should be noted that Disney had additional land for expansion of this resort, but in 2019 sold 26 acres of the land that they owned, indicating that any chance of expansion was now gone for good. The resort has an end to the lease in January 31, 2042.
Inn rooms and 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
Deluxe Inn (Standard & Ocean Views):
1 Bedroom Villa:
2 Bedroom Villa:
2 Bedroom Lock-off Villa:
3 Bedroom Beach Cottage - First Floor:
3 Bedroom Beach Cottage - Second Floor:
Vero Beach is a fairly isolated location as opposed to most DVC resorts. The Dining options are limited to:
Reservation recommended for Wind & Waves.
Disney's Vero Beach has the ocean to one side and a highway, A1A, that runs north and south, and for about 8 to 10 miles miles in ether direction on the other side. On the other side of the highway is either more portions of the beach front resorts that run along the highway or forest and swamps. There are a few stores and a pizza restaurant not far from Vero Beach but will require driving. The main reason there is not a lot more resort development across the highway from Vero Beach, is due to the ocean resorts not allowing the public to pass through the resorts. The beaches are all considered public but getting to the beach when not staying at one of the beach resorts is near impossible except for the very low number of public access areas along the highway. Another option while staying at Vero Beach, although somewhat nearby, is the Environmental Learning Center, which offers a park area to walk around.
Most other public restaurants or stores will require you to have to go south 8-10 miles to the city of Vero Beach such as the Ocean Grill restaurant in the Beach Blvd. area of Vero Beach itself (south on A1A), north about 15 miles to Melbourne, or west about 4 miles over the Indian River to Highway 1, which runs north/south to find stores and some restaurants.
You can also rent a resort bike to use on the bike trail along the Indian River.