Learn How to Rent Disney Vacation Club Points
There may be a lot of people out there wondering how they can rent Disney Vacation Club points without becoming a member. As a long time Disney Vacation Club Member myself I’m happy to say that it is possible and you can actually get a pretty good deal on them.
Right now the best way to rent Disney Vacation Club Points is to buy them from David’s Vacation Club Rentals. He’s been renting DVC points for over 10 years and has the best prices, the most availability and the best customer service online.
As a DVC Member myself, I personally have used DVCrequest.com and have scored some really good deals. When I have friends or family members who want to rent out a DVC villa I always point them to David’s Vacation Club Rentals.
If you’re looking to rent Disney Vacation Club points you may have some questions about the process which I’m going to answer below. Feel free to use the table of content above to skip to a section if you’d like.
David’s Vacation Club Rentals – #1 Place to Rent Points
As I mentioned above, David’s is the best place to rent Disney vacation club points because he’s been doing it for so long and has the entire process down to a T. When I say rent points I’m essentially saying you can book a DVC room at any of the Disney Vacation Club Resorts at Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Aulani, Hilton Head and more.
Before I jump into all the perks of renting points, here’s the process of how to rent Disney Vacation Club points with David’s:
- Go to DVCrequest.com.
- Click “Reserve Now” to start the booking process.
- Select the dates you want to stay in a Disney Vacation Club Villa the click “Next Step”
- Now select your First Resort from the available list. Then click “Next Step”
- Now choose your room type. Make sure the room sleeps as many guests as you need to fit. Now click “Next Step”
- You’ll have the option to add a 2nd choice in case your first choice isn’t available. Click “Next Step”
- Fill in all your required information including Name, Address, Phone and Email. Click “Next Step”
- Now you’ll need to fill in how many adults and children are in the room, their names and ages.
- The last step is to make your deposit on the room. If for some reason they are unable to fulfill your request this deposit will be refunded back to you.
Now just submit your request and let David’s Vacation Club Rentals take it from here! Behind the scenes they are reaching out to DVC Members who have listed their points with them and asking them to make the reservation for you. If it’s done, David will come back and ask for the rest of the monies for the room and you’re all set to go.
Guests who rent Disney Vacation Club points still have the opportunity to take advantage of many perks including:
- Disney’s Magical Express Transportation to and from the airport
- Book a Disney Dining Plan
- Access to guest laundry for free during your stay
- Extra Magic Hours at the parks
- Daily room cleanings
Of course the biggest perk of them all is how much money you saved on your room vs. booking a regular room with Disney. Not only do you get a better room but you’ll pay much less. It’s a win win.
If your request cannot be made with David’s then they will reach out to you and let you know. They may offer you some alternatives if available.
One thing to keep in mind is that most DVC rooms are booked 9 months or more in advance so if you’re taking a last minute vacation it may be hard to get the room your wanting or any resort for that matter. I would suggest taking a look at David’s Last Minute Deals and see if you can work it out. Once the page loads select “DVC Guests” from the menu then click “Last Minute.”
How Much Does it Cost to Rent Disney Vacation Club Points?
This is an excellent question. There are two main options for guests who want to Rent Disney Vacation Club points and, of those two options, you will find different pricing.
The first option is through David’s Vacation Club Rentals as mentioned above. His pricing is as follows:
- Disney’s Animal Kingdom Lodge – $19 per point
- Disney’s Bay Lake Tower Resort – $19 per point
- Disney’s Beach Club Villas – $19 per point
- Disney’s BoardWalk Villas – $19 per point
- Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort – $19 per point
- Old Key West Resort – $18 per point
- Disney’s Polynesian Resort – $19 per point
- Disney’s Riviera Resort – $19 per point
- Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort – $18 per point
- Boulder Ridge Villas – $19 per point
- Copper Creek Villas – $19 per point
- Disney’s Grand Californian – $19 per point
- Hilton Head Island – $18 per point
- Vero Beach Resort – $18 per point
- Disney’s Aulani Resort – $19 per point
As you can see most resorts cost $19 per point to rent. Then times that number by how many points it costs to rent each night. This is based on the season you’re going, whether it’s a weekday or weekend night, and which room type you want. You can use David’s Cost Calculator to get an idea.
The second way you can rent Disney Vacation Club points is to visit a website like Mouseowners.com and work directly with an owner.
I’m not trying to scare you away from doing this by any means but Mouse Owners does warn you against scammers and fraud listings on their website. While I’m sure it’s rare, it has happened before. Make sure you check all the following boxes before renting from someone:
- Verify their references and history on Mouse Owners.
- Only pay with PayPal but not the Friends and Family option. Cover the fees if needed.
- Once the booking is made, call Disney Vacation Club or link the reservation to your Disneyworld.com account to make sure it shows up.
Pricing may or may not be better on Mouse Owners than it is with David’s. Some owners want $15 per point and others $19 per point. Usually you can find someone around $17 per point.
I prefer David’s just because of how secure the process is with him but I have rented from Mouse Owners and had a great experience!
I will be up front with you and let you know that David is an intermediary between you and DVC owners. He finds owners who want to sell their points and then he rents them to you. Owners typically sell them for $13 to $15 per point and you buy them at $18-$19 per point. The middle goes to him for his service.
There are times when you can purchase them for less as he purchases them for less from owners. These are the Last Minute deals I mentioned above. You need to be flexible but if you can make it work then there’s a lot of savings to be had.
Do you have to be a DVC Member to stay at a DVC Resort?
This is a common question I get asked all the time and if you’ve read anything above you’ll know that the answer is NO. You do not need to be a DVC Member to stay at a DVC resort.
There are actually several ways to book a DVC Resort room without being a DVC member.
- Book a DVC Resort with David’s Vacation Club Rentals
- Book through a website like Mouseowners.com, directly through a member
- Book a DVC Resort at Disneyworld.com
Before you jump into any of those be sure to read the following:
- Booking through David’s Vacation Club Rentals is the easiest and most trusted way to rent Disney Vacation Club points.
- Booking through forms like Mouse Owners allows you to book with the member directly but there are risks like fraud.
- Booking directly with Disney is the most expensive way to get a room. You’ll pay almost double vs. David’s
So no, you do not need to be a DVC Member to stay at a DVC Resort and there are plenty of options for to pick from. The most trusted is with David’s Vacation Club Rentals.
What is DVC Rental?
If you’re new to DVC or just DVC Rental in general I’m happy to explain how it all works. First, to answer your question What is DVC Rental, it’s the process of renting a room from a Disney Vacation Club member.
DVC Members as they are called own a timeshare with Disney and have access to rooms that regular guests don’t. These include Studio Villas, 1 Bedroom Villas, 2 Bedroom Villas and 3 Bedroom Grand Villas.
When you do a DVC Rental you are essentially paying the DVC owner to use their points allocated for the year to book you a room. It’s actually a very simple transaction when done correctly and can save you a lot of money.
Rooms like the ones mentioned above can cost a lot of money, mostly because of the amenities one receives while staying there. These include:
- Laundry services
- Full Kitchens
- Bigger rooms from 1 to 3 bedrooms plus living and dining areas
For guests who do a DVC rental and stay for a week or more, these are very nice amenities to have.
Do Disney Vacation Club Members get a discount on park tickets?
This is an excellent question. We’ve spent a lot of time covering this topic and you may want to read our guide on this subject. While DVC members themselves may have chances to purchase discounted tickets to the parks, it is rare.
Of course, these offers would only be for the DVC member and not a guest who rents their points or a room from them. If you really want to save some money on your tickets you can purchase them with Park Savers. We offer discounted tickets to the Walt Disney World Resort and the Disneyland Resort and there are no memberships required.
So even if you rent a room from a DVC member you can purchase your discounted tickets with us. All tickets can be linked to any type of room reservation you have including DVC.
Getting the most out of your DVC Rental
Let’s say you have made a room reservations via DVC and are super excited (as you should be). Now what? Well, there’s a lot to do still and these are my top tips to help you get the most out of your rental:
- Link your reservation to your My Disney Experience account at Disneyworld.com. You should have received a reservation number from whomever you booked through. This is actually a great way to confirm your reservations and that everything is accurate.
- Book FastPass+ 60 days in advance – Now that you’re staying on property you can book your FastPass+ 60 days out. This is a really good advantage and you should take care of it ASAP. Mark your calendars if 60 days isn’t quite here yet.
- Make dining reservations. Depending on how you book you may be able to book a Disney Dining Plan as well. Take care of that now!
- Make your Magical Express reservation if you’re flying into Orlando International Airport. You’ll need your flight information handy including flight numbers.
- Book discounted tickets with Park Savers and link them to your reservation at Disneyworld.com. Make sure each room guest has a ticket assigned to them.
If you booked through David’s Vacation Club Rentals be sure to ask them any questions you may have. They have live chat available as well as email and phone.
If you booked directly with a member do the same. Keep in touch with them as well so that you can maintain and great relationship for future bookings. I personally have several that I stay in touch with and it makes a huge difference.
As you can see there are several ways to rent Disney Vacation Club points and save a ton of money while doing it. My preferred method is through David’s Vacation Club Rentals which offers a quick and easy booking platform all done online. No quote requests needed. Simply fill out the form online, make your deposit and wait till they confirm your booking.
With David’s you get peace of mind when booking which may be the most valuable thing. Booking through forums like Mouse Owners may score you a better deal but there are some precautions you need to take to mitigate fraud.
Booking right with Disney will cost you top dollar for your room. That is all.
Getting a DVC Rental can help you save money vs. buying an entire contract of points. And yes, anyone can do it.
While DVC members may or may not have access to special ticket offers, you as a renter will not unless you book with Park Savers. We have discounted tickets all year round, no membership required.
Be sure to take advantage of your DVC booking once it’s complete by following my tips and guidelines on making the most of it.
Dean has been writing and blogging for over 10 years. He specializes in Disney theme park news including updates, openings, special events and general advice for travelers. He doesn’t shy away from the good, the bad and the ugly. His previous work includes being a Cast Member at Disneyland and working as a travel agent.