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DVC Resorts with the Lowest Points Charts

October 10, 2023

When it comes to renting DVC points, rental prices are largely dependent upon the number of points that the stay costs.  The lower the number of points, the lower the cost will be.  With that in mind, which DVC resorts have the lowest points charts that could help save you some money on your next Disney vacation?

Walt Disney World Resorts

Deluxe Studio at Disney’s Old Key West (Photo Credit: Disney Tourist Blog)

For the most part, the older DVC resorts have the lower points charts.  Older resorts would include Old Key West, BoardWalk Villas, Boulder Ridge Villas, Beach Club Villas, Saratoga Springs, and Animal Kingdom Lodge.  Since Copper Creek’s points chart is nearly identical to that of Boulder Ridge, it too has a lower points chart despite being a relatively new DVC resort.  

Taking a look at Old Key West, BoardWalk Villas, and Saratoga Springs, Deluxe Studios start at just 9 points a night!  If you are lucky enough to find a Value Deluxe Studio at Jambo House at Animal Kingdom Lodge, points per night start at an incredible 7 points per night!  Even the Standard View Deluxe Studios at Animal Kingdom Lodge (both Jambo House and Kidani Village) are quite a steal, starting at 10 points a night.  

In comparison, Deluxe Studios at the newer DVC resorts like Bay Lake Tower, the Polynesian, Grand Floridian, and Riviera start at 13, 14, or 16 points per night.  To put it another way, Old Key West Three Bedroom Grand Villas start at 46 points per night whereas at Bay Lake Tower, they start at 82 points per night. That’s a drastic difference in points, especially when you consider that Old Key West has some of the largest Grand Villas at 2,375 square feet versus 2,044 square feet for the Grand Villas at Bay Lake Tower.

Coastal Resorts

Deluxe Studio at Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort (Photo Credit: Disney’s Hilton Head Island Resort)

For beach vacations, DVC offers 3 coastal resorts: Hilton Head in South Carolina, Vero Beach in Florida, and Aulani in Hawaii.  Of these resorts, Hilton Head has the lowest points charts.  At Hilton Head, a stay in a Deluxe Studio goes for as few as 6 points a night during the cheapest travel period!  Even in the most expensive travel period, a Three Bedroom Grand Villa goes for a maximum of 111 points per night.  By contrast, a Three Bedroom Grand Villa at Aulani can go for as much as 184 points per night in the most expensive travel period; granted, it’s tough to compare the locations of Hilton Head and Aulani.  

Disneyland Resorts

Artist Rendering of Duo Studio at The Villas at Disneyland Hotel (Photo Credit: Disney Parks Blog)

At Disneyland, there are only two DVC resorts: The Villas at Disney’s Grand Californian Hotel & Spa and The Villas at Disneyland Hotel.  The points charts for these two resorts are relatively similar, except for the Duo Studios that are unique to the Disneyland Hotel.  They start at 13 points per night but sleep up to two guests compared to Deluxe Studios that sleep up to four guests at both Disneyland resorts. 

DVC rooms with the lowest point values are typically among the hardest to book based, so be sure to put in your rental requests at the 11-month mark for the best availability!  No matter which DVC resort you choose, find a great deal on your next Disney vacation when you search the confirmed reservations or check DVC villa availability

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