Thursday, July 18, 2019

Bay Lake Tower at Disney's Contemporary Resort

I often receive questions about "villas" or "those vacation club rooms" so I wanted to share my experience staying at Bay Lake Tower, the Disney Vacation Club addition to Disney's Contemporary Resort in one of their two bedroom villas. 

First of all, Disney Vacation Club (DVC for short) villas range from Deluxe Studios (sleeping 4-5) to 3 Bedroom Grand Villas (sleeping 12) and you do NOT have to be a Vacation Club member to book them! These options are great for those that like the home away from home feel or for those that travel with larger parties and like to have the shared space together.  All of the Villas include Disney level accommodations, microwave and fridge. Additionally, 1 bedroom villas and above include a full kitchen and dining area as well as a washer and dryer for laundry. 

Let's start with the room. Bay Lake Tower has a modern elegance vibe with some statement colors and deluxe accommodations.  A two bedroom villa has a master suite with king bed and connected bathroom with tub and shower, a second bedroom with two queen beds and bathroom, and a kitchen and living area with a pull out sofa and couch (sleeping 9 total people). The room also had lovely balconies overlooking Bay Lake off all the rooms in this lake view villa.
Dining space

Full kitchen area

Living area

Master bedroom
Master bathroom tub with sliding shutters into bedroom
Second bedroom
This room slept the 9 of us comfortably and was surprisingly quiet in each room with the doors closed.  Our party included 5 adults, 3 teenagers and 1 child, and we all had plenty of space and plenty of bathrooms to get ready in! We also took full advantage of the kitchen, cooking spaghetti, tacos and sandwiches in the villa which can help save a ton of money with hungry teenagers in the family.  We had a lake view room but Bay Lake Tower also has standard views and theme park views (fireworks from your room!) available in a variety of room sizes.

View from our villa

Lunch on our balcony


Another great aspect of a Disney Vacation Club room is they have their own pools!  This lovely pool was just steps away from the building and had plenty of chairs for us to lounge in on a hot afternoon.  If this isn't your style, staying at this resort we also had access to the main Contemporary Resort pool.

Bay Lake Tower Pool

A great benefit to staying in many of the Disney resorts are their marinas and water activities.  This is the Contemporary Resort marina which Bay Lake Tower guests also have access to.  You can rent watercrafts and even go on special adventures from here!

Contemporary Resort Marina
As with many Disney resorts, the perks don't stop there!  Bay Lake Tower is connected to the Contemporary via skybridge and has access to all of the amenities at both resorts.  The Contemporary is on the Monorail loop, has multiple dining and shopping options, and is walking distance to the Magic Kingdom park.  All benefits you would also get from staying in a DVC villa at Bay Lake Tower.

Monorail transportation

Only a few minutes from the MK entrance

Mickey waffles from Chef Mickey's character breakfast
My favorite part of Bay Lake Tower?  The views! With the monorail and MK on one side and a gorgeous lake on the other, you really can't go wrong from any room.  There is beauty to behold around every corner.

Sunset over Seven Seas Lagoon

Have more questions about booking a DVC Villa? Contact your Kingdom Konsultant agent today to learn more!

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