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DVC Two Bedroom Villas: Dedicated vs. Lock-Off

March 22, 2023
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DVC Two Bedroom Villas are a great way to have some extra space for your travel party.  Depending on where you are looking to book a two bedroom, you may notice two different options: a Two Bedroom Dedicated Villa or a Two Bedroom Lock-Off Villa.  What’s the difference between the two, and which one is better to book?  Read on for the answers!


What Is a Two Bedroom Dedicated Villa?

The second bedroom of a dedicated villa has two queen size beds.

A DVC Two Bedroom Dedicated Villa is more of a true two bedroom.  It is one unit that has a master bedroom with a king size bed and a second bedroom with two queen size beds.  In the living room, there is either a queen size sleeper sofa or Murphy bed and sometimes an additional twin size pull-down bed or sleeper chair, depending on the resort booked.  You’ll also have a full kitchen and washer/dryer.  

What Is a Two Bedroom Lock-Off Villa?

Two Bedroom Lock-Offs have a Deluxe Studio as the second bedroom.

A Two Bedroom Lock-Off Villa is a One Bedroom Villa with a connecting door to a Deluxe Studio that acts as the second bedroom.  The one bedroom side will have a master bedroom with a king size bed and a queen size sleeper sofa or Murphy bed in the living room.  There may also be a twin size pull-down bed or a sleeper chair, depending on the resort.  You’ll have a full kitchen and washer/dryer in the one bedroom side. 

The studio side will have a queen size bed plus a queen size sleeper sofa or Murphy bed and a kitchenette.  It may also have a twin size pull-down bed or sleeper chair, depending on the resort.  

Which DVC Two Bedroom Villa Is Better to Book?

Some lock-offs have an additional bed to accommodate one more guest than the dedicated villa.

This is subjective.  In general, availability can be better for the dedicated two bedrooms since the availability of lock-offs is dependent on the availability of the studio side.  With Deluxe Studios being very popular across all DVC resorts, they book quickly, which means that the Two Bedroom Lock-Off becomes unavailable.  

For travel parties that prefer to spend more together, the Two Bedroom Dedicated Villa provides a more central common area with the kitchen and living room.

For some travel parties, the Two Bedroom Lock-Off is helpful because it provides a little more privacy with the One Bedroom Villa and Deluxe Studio essentially acting as two separate spaces whenever needed.  A lock-off also provides two separate entrances and a kitchenette in the studio in addition to the full kitchen in the one bedroom side, which can be convenient.  

Some lock-offs can accommodate an extra guest compared to the dedicated villas.  For example, the Grand Floridian and Riviera can both accommodate 10 guests in the lock-offs but only 9 in the dedicated villas.  Likewise, Boulder Ridge and Beach Club can sleep up to 9 guests in the lock-offs but only 8 in the dedicated villas.

Can I Book DVC Two Bedroom Dedicated Villas at Any DVC Resort?

All DVC Two Bedroom Villas at the BoardWalk have a Deluxe Studio as the second bedroom.

In some instances, there are only lock-offs.  For example, at the BoardWalk Villas, all of the Two Bedroom Villas are lock-offs.  Also, the Two Bedroom Villas at Jambo House are all lock-offs.   


Looking to book a DVC Two Bedroom Villa for your next trip?  Browse the confirmed reservations or check for future availability

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