When we joined DVC back in March of 2014, our first reservation wasn’t to WDW; it was to the beach at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. This was because this Southern California girl, now living in Michigan, was missing her ocean time and found a way to get there with her newly acquired Disney Vacation Club points. We went for a kids-free weekend with our best friends, who also joined when we did, and boy were we surprised and forever hooked. We weren’t sure what to expect as it was our first DVC trip and stay at a DVC property, and we quickly fell in love. The quaint and relaxed vibe combined with Disney quality and service and being on the beach, it hooked us in. So much that we have on an average gone 1-2 times a year since we joined.
This resort doesn’t have the busy hustle and bustle of WDW properties, and it’s smaller size is perfect! Don’t get me wrong, I love that energy too, but sometimes, especially after a few days at the parks, you just want to chill, and Vero Beach offers just that. Your toughest decisions of the day are Beach, Pool, or both. As parents, our kids can play in the pool area, water slide, splash pad, putt-putt golf, shuffleboard, and other activities, while mom and dad enjoy some much needed R&R. This includes relaxing at the pool and beach chairs, a full-service pool bar, full-service Spa, and a Lounge area. Despite all this, it’s not your typical beach resort, and still has some of that Disney Magic we all love so much!
It’s not perfect, but it’s darn near close in my book! If we could only control the NoSeeUms! While those of us who love Vero Beach don’t want more DVC Members to fight with at the eleven & seven-month booking windows, this property deserves some love. It really is, in my opinion, one of DVC’s best-kept secrets!
I would love to hear if you’ve experienced Vero Beach and what your thoughts are on the property!