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Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

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Grand Californian Lobby

 

The Villas at Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa
1600 South Disneyland Drive
Anaheim, CA 92802
Phone: (714) 635-2300
Fax:  (714) 300-7300

Check-in: After 4pm (arriving guests may check-in earlier and access will be granted if the room is ready to be occupied)
Check-out: 11am

Original Opening Date: September 23, 2009
DVC Contract End Date: January 31, 2060

Rooms: 48 (max 71)
Dedicated Studio: 0
Dedicated One Bedroom: 0
Dedicated Two Bedroom: 23

Lockoff Two Bedroom:
(Each can be booked separately as One Bedroom + Studio)

23
Three Bedroom Grand Villa: 2

Buildings: 1
Units per building: 48

"Revel in creative surroundings at a Resort that captures the refined motifs, architecture and decorative arts of turn-of-the-20th-century California. Warm earth tones and artisan accents give character to Vacation Homes set amidst a picturesque resort — all footsteps away from the Theme Parks of Disneyland® Resort.”


Resort Amenities

 

Bell Services: Yes
Valet Parking: Yes
Room Service: Yes
Gift Shop: Yes
Community Hall: No
Child Care Center: Yes
Self-Serve Laundry Facilities: Yes
Grocery Shopping / Delivery Service: Yes
BBQ Grill / Pavilion Yes

 


Dining

Napa Rose (Table Service dining; Dinner)

Adult Menu   |   Kids Menu   |   Lounge Menu

Napa Rose offers exquisite seasonal dishes truly inspired by Napa Valley cuisine.   Zagat survey rated #1 four years running, they offer a fresh culinary Napa Roseexperience featuring the bounty of the Golden State rivaling other fine-dining establishments throughout the world. This acclaimed restaurant also boasts an impressive collection of award-winning California vintages, showcased in their exhibition wine cellar.

Storyteller's Cafe (Table Service dining; Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner)

Breakfast Menu   |   Lunch Menu   |   Dinner Menu   |   Kids Menu

Featuring a rustic menu and rich storytelling traditions, you can indulge in hearty appetizers, grilled sandwiches, wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads and hearty home-style dishes.  Captivating murals depicting early California history grace the walls in a restaurant that features tasteful dishes inspired by the culture and flavor of turn-of-the-20th-century America.  For another twist, start your day magically at the Character Breakfast!

White Water Snacks (Quick Service dining; all day menu)

Menu

Enjoy a campground pavilion inspired design while you treat yourself to tasty favorites at the hotel’s most casual dining location. Enjoy a selection of White Water Snackspastries, hamburgers, deli sandwiches, hot dogs, salads, desserts and a thirst-quenching selection of beverages.  Breakfast items include Disney touches like Mickey Mouse waffles, and a limited assortment of groceries is also available.

Hearthstone Lounge

Menu

Gather with friends and family in the midst of handcrafted art pieces, rich redwood and stained-glass fixtures as you unwind at the full bar, warm up by the cozy fireplace, or enjoy the view of Disney’s California Adventure® Park from the porch.  Start your day here with a continental breakfast offering fresh baked goods and specialty coffees.

(Restaurant menu links courtesy of Allears.net)Allears

Recreation

Redwood Pool (Hours: 10am to 10pm; slides open only when lifeguards on duty)

Redwood PoolEnjoy an afternoon in a forest fantasy as you splash down the Redwood Tree-themed waterslide into the sparkling waters below.

Fountain Pool

This peaceful pool with an artisan-crafted turtle fountain is a great place for a dip.

Mariposa Pool

A sparkling centerpiece reflecting the tranquility and natural beauty of its surroundings, this pool is a great place to escape.

There are four poolside cabanas located near the Mariposa Pool.  They are available for half day or full day rental.

Other Recreation Options

Napa Rose Lounge offers superb California wines and a full beverage menu to enjoy while relaxing in a cozy chair at their tiled fireplace

World-class pampering is available at the Mandara Spa, where you can immerse yourself in relaxing traditions that includes specialized massages, exotic body treatments, therapies, facials, nail services and waxing.

The fitness center is revered for hotel guests and DVC members.  It features state-of-the-art equipment and a variety of exercise programs for all your fitness needs.

The Grizzly Games Arcade is home to assorted video games and pinball machines.

Children can stay in a supervised environment created just for kids at Pinocchio’s Workshop, allowing adults to enjoy a night out on their own.


Transportation

 

Disneyland: Walk
Disney California Adventure Walk
Downtown Disney: Walk
Parking: Valet parking at main entrance; self-park lot also available across the street

 

Driving directions TO or FROM Disney's Grand Californian Hotel

Note that all pool and restaurant hours are subject to seasonal adjustments.  Lifeguard schedules may change in the event of inclement weather.

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Animal Kingdom Villas Merchandise

The following items bear the logo and imagery associated with Disney's Animal Kingdom Villas.


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Item

SKU

Price

Location

Date Added
Read more: Animal Kingdom Villas Merchandise Kidani Village Tee Shirt 400158 225506 $24.95 Kidani Village December 2010
Read more: Animal Kingdom Villas Merchandise Kidani Village Baseball Cap 400169 112253 $19.95 Kidani Village December 2010
Read more: Animal Kingdom Villas Merchandise Kidani Village brown ceramic coffee mug 400001 115191 $9.95 Kidani Village December 2010
Read more: Animal Kingdom Villas Merchandise Kidani Village shot glass 400001 116029 $6.95 Kidani Village December 2010

 

DVCNews.com cannot guarantee the availability of any items listed above.  Items may be discontinued or fall into short supply at any time.  Those who are informed that an item has been discontinued are welcome to contact us so that we may remove the item from our listings.

For order information visit the main DVC Merchandise Catalog page.

These item descriptions and photos are being provided as a courtesy to DVC members.  DVCNews.com does not receive any compensation for sales generated by these listings.  The Merchandise Guest Services division is staffed by employees of The Walt Disney Company.  Comments or questions regarding the quality of items, shipping time, pricing, etc. should be directed to the MGS staff.

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Grand Californian Merchandise

The following items bear the logo and imagery associated with Disney's Grand Californian Hotel & Spa.


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Item

SKU

Price

Location

Date Added
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian White Zip-up Fleece Sweatshirt 400005 480362 $69.95 Grand Californian August 2012
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Purple Polo Shirt 400005 479571 $49.95 Grand Californian August 2012
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Green Tee 400017 613864 $26.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Yellow Tee 400017 615769 $29.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Hoodie 400017 612539 $56.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Baseball Cap 400017 614441 $21.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Knit Cap 400017 619644 $19.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010
Read more: Grand Californian Merchandise Grand Californian Key Ring 400017 611709 $6.95 Grand Cal Gift Shop July 2010

 

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For order information visit the main DVC Merchandise Catalog page.

These item descriptions and photos are being provided as a courtesy to DVC members.  DVCNews.com does not receive any compensation for sales generated by these listings.  The Merchandise Guest Services division is staffed by employees of The Walt Disney Company.  Comments or questions regarding the quality of items, shipping time, pricing, etc. should be directed to the MGS staff.

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Hilton Head Island Merchandise

The following items bear the logo and imagery associated with Disney's Hilton Head Island Resort.


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Item

SKU

Price

Location

Date Added
Read more: Hilton Head Island Merchandise Hilton Head adult tee shirt 400006 340139 $24.95 Hilton Head January 2013
Read more: Hilton Head Island Merchandise Hilton Head youth tee shirt 400006 339966 $19.95 Hilton Head January 2013
Read more: Hilton Head Island Merchandise Hilton Head Nike golf shirt 400006 420060 $54.95 Hilton Head January 2013
Read more: Hilton Head Island Merchandise Hilton Head tote bag 400006 595799 $34.95 Hilton Head January 2013

 

DVCNews.com cannot guarantee the availability of any items listed above.  Items may be discontinued or fall into short supply at any time.  Those who are informed that an item has been discontinued are welcome to contact us so that we may remove the item from our listings.

For order information visit the main DVC Merchandise Catalog page.

These item descriptions and photos are being provided as a courtesy to DVC members.  DVCNews.com does not receive any compensation for sales generated by these listings.  The Merchandise Guest Services division is staffed by employees of The Walt Disney Company.  Comments or questions regarding the quality of items, shipping time, pricing, etc. should be directed to the MGS staff.



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2010 Resort Budgets

NOTE: VWL dues below have NOT been updated for 2010

Following is a summary of all DVC resort budgets for the calendar year 2010. This information is intended to be a summary of information released by Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. For additional details reference the hardcopy budget documents issued by DVCMC or contact Member Accounting.

(Amounts expressed are expressed $ Per Vacation Point)

 

AKV

BCV

BLT

BWV

HHI

OKW

SSR

VB

VGC

VWL

Admin / Front Desk

$.6066

$.7193

$.3638

$.6483

$.7278

$.4851

$.3244

$.9357

$.4173

$.5560

Animal Programs

.2533

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---

---

---

---

---

---

---

Annual Audit

.0026

.0047

.0031

.0029

.0103

.0018

.0010

.0087

.0124

.0070

DVC Reservation Component

.0062

.0058

.0039

.0057

.0059

.0065

.0053

.0067

.0018

.0058

Fees to the Division

.0064

.0070

.0052

.0080

.0933

.0071

.0065

.0110

---

.0071

Housekeeping

.3887

.8539

.4739

.8348

1.0004

.8703

.5758

1.0834

.5443

.6757

Income Taxes

.0229

.0236

.0169

.0218

.0278

.0218

.0210

.0337

.0206

.0262

Insurance

.0794

.1257

.0621

.0886

.1048

.0774

.0767

1.0936

.1703

.1627

Legal

.0002

.0003

.0002

.0002

.0007

.0001

.0001

.0006

.0009

.0005

Maintenance

.5188

.6698

.3653

.6418

.7742

.4879

.3637

.8634

.4222

.6607

Management Fee

.3879

.4280

.2810

.4426

.5690

.3639

.3189

.7140

.3363

.3916

Member Activities

.1303

.2604

.1115

.1620

.3890

.1261

.0755

.4393

.0733

.1325

Sales Tax on Support Fac.

---

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---

.0806

---

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---

---

---

.0356

Security

.0806

.0370

.0227

.0617

---

.0676

.0430

.0830

.0810

.0356

Transportation

.3281

.2108

.2835

.2796

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.5411

.4506

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.4350

Utilities

.2409

.3972

.1533

.3604

.4659

.3048

.2652

.6200

.1998

.3370

Developer Loan Payment

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---

---

.1303

---

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---

---

---

Transient Occupancy Tax

---

---

---

---

---

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.3529

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Total Operating Expenses

3.0529

3.7435

2.1464

3.6390

4.2994

3.3615

2.5277

5.8931

2.6331 3.4334

Interest Income

(.0108)

(.0121)

(.0083)

(.0120)

(.0086)

(.0113)

(.0103)

(.0121)

(.0137)

(.0209)

Late Fees & Interest

(.0086)

(.0229)

(.0097)

(.0217)

(.0375)

(.0186)

(.0204)

(.0226)

(.0119)

(.0185)

Breakage Income

(.1012)

(.1078)

(.0745)

(.1131)

(.1362)

(.1010)

(.0878)

(.1709)

(.0873)

(.1049)

Developer Subsidy

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---

---

---

---

---

(.5739) --- ---

Member Operating Assessment

2.9323 3.6007

2.0539

3.4922 4.1171
3.2306 2.4092 5.1136 2.5202 3.2891

Capital Reserves

1.0163 .6051 .8520 .9181 1.1933 .7067 1.0182 .9762 .6190 .8008

Ad Valorem Taxes

1.001 .9433 .8697 .9498 .2571 .9360 1.0337 .5193 .7996 .9477

Total Dues Assessment

$4.9496 $5.1491 $3.7756 $5.3601 $5.5675 $4.8733 $4.4611 $6.6091 $3.9388
$5.0376
Description of Cost Components

Administration and Front Desk - Cost of front desk operations and resort management, including operating supplies and equipment rental. Also includes costs for operational and administrative support from the WALT DISNEY WORLD@ Resort ("WDW).

Animal Programs - Cost of the care of the animal collection on the Disney's Animal Kingdom Lodge savanna including food, medical and husbandry. Also includes the cost of the savanna guides who share cultural and conservation information.

Annual Audit - Fee for the independent audit of the Association's financial statements as required by Florida law.

DVC Reservation Component - Fee paid to Buena Vista Trading Company for providing the exchange component of the Club central reservation system.

Fees to the Division - Annual fee of $2, per Vacation Home, per week, assessed by the State of Florida for regulation of the timeshare industry in Florida.

Housekeeping - Cost of cleaning and certain amenities placed in each Vacation Home. Also includes the purchase, replacement and cleaning of linens and towels.

Income Taxes - Federal income taxes. Timeshare condominium associations may not claim non-profit status for federal income tax purposes under current regulations.

Insurance - Cost of insurance premiums for property coverage, general liability, workers' compensation, crime and Director's and Officer's liability.

Legal - Cost of legal counsel regarding Association business.

Maintenance - Cost of interior and exterior maintenance and repairs not paid for out of replacement reserves. Also includes landscaping, pest control and fire alarm monitoring.

Management Fee - Fee paid to DVCMC for providing management services (including home office expenses) to the Association according to the Property Management Agreement. The fee is equal to 12 percent of the total Operating Budget (total operating expenses less the sum of interest income, Member late fees and interest, and breakage income) and Capital Reselve Budget exclusive of real estate taxes, transportation fees and the management fee.

Member Activities - Cost of the quarterly Member newsletter, annual Association meetings and printing and postage for Association legal mailings. Also includes the cost of certain Member recreational activities and events at the Resort.

Sales tax on Support Facilities - State sales tax paid on Condominium;s share of costs incurred in connection with the operation or maintenance of the Support Facilities in accordance with the Master Declaration of Covenanats Conditions and Restrictions encumbering the Condominium Property.

Security - Cost of guard coverage at the Resort.

Transportation - Cost of WDW transportation provided to the Resort.

Utilities - Cost of electricity, gas, water, sewer, solid waste disposal, cable television and telephone service at the Resort.

 

Description of Revenue Components

lnterest Income - Taxes and Operatinq lnterest earned on (i) ad valorem tax deposits held in escrow and (ii) operating budget deposits invested until expended for operating expenses.

Member Late Fees and lnterest - All delinquent Annual Dues payments are subject to a late fee of $25 per Ownership Interest, plus interest at the maximum rate permitted by law (currently 18 percent) accrued on the amount outstanding from the original due date.

Breakage Income - As stated in the Condominium Documents, Disney Vacation Club Management Corp. ("DVCMC) rents, during the Breakage Period, certain accommodations that have not been reserved by Members. The Association is entitled to receive, as breakage income, the proceeds of such rentals not to exceed 2.5 percent of the aggregate of the Condominium Operating Budget (total operating expenses less the sum of interest income and Member late fees and interest) and Capital Reserve Budget in each calendar year.

Developer Subsidy - In an effort to afford all existing Owners and current Purchasers with a fair and equitable dues assessment, Disney Vacation Development, Inc. ("DVD"), has agreed to subsidize the estimated Annual Operating Budget. DVD does not make any commitment that it will add additional phases to the Condominium or that it will elect to subsidize the Annual Operating Budget in future budget years. The obligation of DVD to provide this subsidy is a matter of private contract among DVD, current Purchasers and the Association (as to existing Owners). DVD reserves the right to discontinue offering this subsidized operating assessment in the future.

 

The Member Operating Assessment is equal to the total Cost Components LESS the Revenue Components.

The Total Dues Assessment is equal to the Member Operating Assessment plus Capital Reserves contributions (for funding of long-term projects such as roof replacement, exterior painting, room refurbishment, etc.) and Ad Valorem Taxes (property taxes assessed by the county.)

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