Along the Atlantic Treasure Coast, about a 2-hour drive from Walt Disney World, you’ll find Disney’s Vero Beach Resort. The beach resort is the perfect place to unwind after a jam-packed theme park vacation. It is located near golf courses, boutiques, a state park, botanical garden, and river preserve. The resort is also home to the nesting grounds of Loggerhead Sea Turtles and was specially designed to minimize its impact on their environment and nesting patterns. Disney’s Vero Beach Resort opened in 1995, and DVC contracts there end on January 31, 2042.
Vero Beach Resort was last fully renovated in 2016. The lobby was refreshed in May 2022, and the rooms will be receiving a mild refresh in late 2023.
What DVC Fans Have to Say about Vero Beach
Huge studios (2 queen beds/no sofa); beautiful property; area is not commercialized; off resort trails; smaller resort; free mini golf, pool toys & games; pool games/entertainment; nominal fee rental bikes, kayaks, paddle boards, beach chairs/umbrellas; cast members keep the pool chair savers/towel leavers/chair movers under control (towels must be asked for & name/room # given) –Kelley B.
Exquisite little beachside gem with spa, dining, and mini golf on site. To date, the most relaxing vacation I’ve ever experienced was 4 nights at Vero followed by a 7 night cruise with DCL [Disney Cruise Line]. –Adrianna S.
The private beach is quite. Nice little fitness center. Lots of family things to do. Very relaxed vibe. Cast members are awesome! –Greg S.
Here now, the best cast members we’ve experienced in the past three years. –Ronnie H.
Love this resort. Very relaxing. Great bar (which also has popcorn machine)! Food choices generally good but limited so if staying here more than a day or 2 need to cook in room or go elsewhere. Beach! –Joanne P.
The ocean itself can be a bit rough for swimming and kids’ play. My dad and I both hurt our wrist/arm here in the ocean on separate trips (it hurt badly enough for each of us that it was still painful months later). There isn’t a lot of food nearby apart from what’s on site, so you’ll want to drive to get food most likely. –Samantha B.
Dues. That’s about it. I do think that people should be aware that only top floor villas, cabins, and oceanfront hotel rooms will be able to see the ocean from their balconies. This is because of the giant sea grapes hedge that helps prevent the turtles from nesting above the beach. Bottom floor villas don’t have ocean views, but many have giant balconies that could comfortably accommodate the max capacity of a 2 bdr villa. –Adrianna S.
The fly bites are vicious and stayed with me for weeks. –Alison H.
Rooms are dated, terrible dining options, no activities for children at community hall, bike rentals are extremely rusty. The resort has so much potential if Disney invested — R. Sarah S.
Hedges between resort & beach are very high & you can only see the ocean from 3rd & 4th floors, noseeums especially at the beach, food options get old quick if staying more than a week, only one large pool & one small hot tub, need a car to get to actual Vero Beach; ocean floor drops off fast so not the best beach for small children/poor swimmers. –Kelley B.
Most rooms at Vero Beach do not have different view categories to choose from, with the exception of the Deluxe Inn Rooms that offer either Standard View or Ocean View. A map of the resort buildings and amenities can be found on the DISboards. In general, room availability is good during the off-season but much more limited from spring to fall.
Villa types at Vero Beach include Deluxe Inn Rooms, Deluxe Studios, One-Bedroom Villas, Two-Bedroom Villas, and Three-Bedroom Beach Cottages. One-Bedroom Villas and larger have full size kitchens stocked with pots, pans, and kitchenware and washers/dryers. Detergent is provided. Deluxe Inn Rooms and Deluxe Studios have kitchenettes with a microwave, toaster, coffeemaker, mini-fridge, and sink. They also have paper plates, bowls, towels, and cups as well as plastic cutlery and dishwashing liquid.
Deluxe Inn Rooms
At 360 square feet, Deluxe Inn Rooms are similar to hotel rooms and accommodate up to 4 guests with 2 queen-size beds, and they have 1 bathroom. There are 112 Deluxe Inn Rooms at Vero Beach.
At 375 square feet, Deluxe Studios accommodate up to 4 guests with a queen-size bed and a double-size sleeper sofa, and they have 1 bathroom. There are 36 Deluxe Studios at Vero Beach.
These 880-square-foot villas can accommodate up to 5 guests with a king-size bed, a double-size sleeper sofa, and a single sleeper chair, and there is 1 bathroom. There are 36 One-Bedroom Villas at Vero Beach.
Vero Beach has Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas as well as Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villas. Lock-Off Villas consist of a One-Bedroom Villa and an adjoining Deluxe Studio.
The 1,255-square-foot Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas can accommodate up to 9 guests with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, a queen-size sleeper sofa, a double-size sleeper sofa, and a single sleeper sofa, and there are 2 bathrooms. There are about 18 Dedicated Two-Bedroom Villas.
The 1,255-square-foot Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villas can accommodate up to 9 guests with a king-size bed, a queen-size bed, a queen-size sleeper sofa, a double-size sleeper sofa, and a single pull-down bed, and there are 2 bathrooms. There are about 36 Two-Bedroom Lock-Off Villas.
Three-Bedroom Beach Cottages
There are 6 Beach Cottages at Vero Beach. Each is about 2,125 square feet and can accommodate up to 12 guests with a king-size bed, 4 queen-size beds, and a queen-size sleeper sofa. There are 3 bathrooms. Note that the Beach Cottages have 2 floors.
The closest airports to Vero Beach are Orlando International Airport and Melbourne International Airport.
- Wind & Waves Market (Baked goods, sandwiches, burgers, and salads)
Casual Table Service
- Wind & Waves Grill (Enjoy classics like Mickey waffles, eggs, and biscuits for breakfast, or Florida seafood like Key West shrimp and local produce for dinner.)
Bars and Lounges
- The Green Cabin Room (Savor light bites and cocktails or dessert and coffee at this Spanish galleon-inspired lounge with beautiful ocean views.)
- Wind & Waves Pool Bar (You’ll find cocktails, beer, wine, snacks, and light bites at this bar by the Vero Beach Feature Pool.)
- Vero Beach Feature Pool (This Mickey-shaped pool includes a 163-foot spiral waterslide, the Pirate’s Plunge, and the pirate-themed Tiger Lily Wet Play Area.)
- Island Grove Packing Company
- Anchors A-Weigh Fitness Center
- Campfire Activities
- Community Hall
- Eb & Flo’s Bike and Equipment Rentals
- Fishing FUNdamentals
- Movies Under the Stars
- Port Holes Miniature Golf
- Sea Turtle Conservation and Outing
- Sports, Games & Activities
- The Spa at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort
- Tide’s Water Sports
As of 2023, the Annual Dues at Disney’s Vero Beach Resort are $10.1298 per point for contracts that were purchased before January 1, 1996 and $12.8503 per point for contracts that were purchased on or after January 1, 1996.