The Magic of Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa

Grand Villa Living Room Wide Angle

If you're planning a vacation to Walt Disney World, finding the perfect accommodation can be a challenge. There are so many options to choose from, each with their own unique features and benefits. But if you're looking for a luxurious vacation spot, look no further than Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa.

This stunning villa is located on the Boardwalk overlooking Crescent Lake and offers unparalleled views of the bustling Boardwalk, where you can experience the sights and sounds of street performers, dining, and shopping. The villa boasts all the amenities of a grand vacation home, with luxurious furnishings, spacious rooms, and modern technology.

In this comprehensive guide, we will explore the villa's features, the views from your balcony, the theming of the room, the benefits of booking with DVC points, and much more.

The Disney Boardwalk Grand Villa is a lavish and roomy lodging choice, spanning 2142 square feet and capable of housing up to 12 guests. The villa features three bedrooms, each with its own en-suite bathroom. The villa is equipped with a spacious living area, dining area, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities.

The villa's décor is classic and elegant, with a mix of modern and traditional furnishings. The living room features comfortable sofas and chairs, a large flat-screen TV, and a cozy fireplace. The dining area can accommodate up to eight guests, making it the perfect spot for a family dinner or a dinner party with friends.

The villa is equipped with modern technology, including flat-screen TVs in each bedroom, high-speed Wi-Fi, and climate control. The fully equipped kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances, including a refrigerator, stove, microwave, and dishwasher, as well as all the cookware and utensils you need to prepare a delicious meal.


Views from Your Balcony:




The balcony of the Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is a true highlight of the room, offering stunning views of Crescent Lake and the lively boardwalk entertainment below. The balcony is spacious and can comfortably accommodate a large group of people, making it the perfect spot to relax and take in the view.

From the balcony, guests can enjoy a panoramic view of Crescent Lake and the surrounding landscape. The lake is calm and serene, with small boats gently floating on the water. In the distance, guests can see the towering spires of Epcot's Spaceship Earth, adding a touch of Disney magic to the already beautiful view.


Boardwalk villas at night


But perhaps the most exciting aspect of the balcony is its proximity to the lively boardwalk entertainment below. Guests can watch as street performers and musicians entertain crowds on the boardwalk, adding to the festive and vibrant atmosphere. The sound of laughter and music drifts up to the balcony, making it feel like guests are right in the heart of the action.

The balcony also offers a unique vantage point for watching the nightly fireworks display at Epcot. From the balcony, guests can see the fireworks exploding over the park, creating a dazzling spectacle that is sure to leave a lasting impression.

The balcony of the Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is an exceptional feature of the room, offering breathtaking views of Crescent Lake and the lively boardwalk entertainment below. Guests can relax, unwind, and take in the sights and sounds of this magical location.


Layout and theming of the villa:




The Grand Villa is beautifully themed with elegant, yet playful decor. The artwork and furniture have been carefully chosen to evoke a sense of nostalgia for the Atlantic City boardwalks of the early 1900s, with a touch of Disney magic added in.

As you enter the villa, you are greeted with a spacious and open living area. The room is decorated with a muted color scheme of blues, grays, and browns, with pops of bright red and yellow accents. The centerpiece of the room is a large sectional sofa, perfect for relaxing and watching TV. The walls are adorned with vintage-style posters of boardwalk attractions, such as Ferris wheels and carousels, adding to the playful and nostalgic atmosphere.

The dining area features a large wooden table with seating for eight, perfect for enjoying a meal with family or friends. The kitchen is situated just off the dining area and is fully equipped with everything you need to prepare and cook meals.




The villa features three bedrooms, each with its own unique theming. The master bedroom has a king-size bed and is decorated with an ocean-inspired color scheme of blues and greens. The artwork in the room features seascapes and nautical motifs. The room also features a large flat-screen TV and a spacious en-suite bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

The second bedroom has two queen-size beds and is decorated with a whimsical circus theme, complete with vintage-style posters of acrobats and clowns. The third bedroom has two double beds and is themed after a beach boardwalk, with bright colors and playful decor.

There are 7 Grand Villas at Disney's Boardwalk, 5 of which are single-story and 2 are two-story. While you can request a single-story, it's not guaranteed. The differences between the two options include:

  • The two-story has a smaller living area and a staircase to the upstairs that is visible from the entryway.
  • The upstairs bedrooms in the two-story have a balcony and are at the end of a hallway. The bathrooms are similar to those downstairs.
  • The single-story has a large laundry room near the master bathroom, while the two-story has a small closet with a noisy washer and dryer at the end of the hallway near the second bedroom, which can be inconvenient at night. 

Our opinion, the single-story is a better option due to the laundry setup and larger living area.

Throughout the villa, you will find intricate details and carefully selected decor that adds to the overall charm and atmosphere. The furniture is comfortable and stylish, with plenty of seating options for relaxing or spending time with family and friends.




While the theming of the Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is undoubtedly charming and playful, some guests may find it lacking in comparison to other DVC grand villas. The theming may feel a bit outdated or overly simplistic to some, and the vintage-style decor may not appeal to everyone.

Overall, the theming, artwork, furniture, and layout of the Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa all work together to create a unique and memorable vacation experience. 


Other Benefits of Staying at Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa:


In addition to the stunning views, luxurious amenities, and excellent value for money, there are many other benefits to staying at Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa. Here are just a few:

Location: The villa is located on the Boardwalk, which is a prime location for dining, shopping, and entertainment. You can easily walk to Epcot and Hollywood Studios, and there are many transportation options available, including buses, boats, and the Skyliner.

Pool: The villa is located near the Luna Park pool, which is a fun and exciting place for families to relax and play. The pool features a 200-foot-long waterslide, a whirlpool spa, and a children's play area.


Boardwalk Water Slide


Full sized kitchen: Having a kitchen in your villa can be extremely useful, especially for families or large groups traveling together. It allows for a more cost-effective and convenient dining experience, as guests can prepare meals and snacks in the comfort of their own villa. This can be particularly helpful for families with young children who may have specific dietary needs or preferences.




The kitchen in the Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is fully equipped with everything guests need to prepare and cook meals, including a refrigerator, oven, stove, microwave, and dishwasher. There is also a coffee maker, toaster, and blender for guests who want to make their own breakfast or smoothies.

Additionally, having a kitchen can help save money on dining expenses during a Disney vacation. While dining at Disney can be a fun and exciting experience, it can also be quite costly. Having the option to prepare meals in your villa can be a great way to save money and still enjoy delicious meals. If you're gonna break the bank and spring for grand villa accommodations, its useful to save money where you can.

Another benefit of having a kitchen in your villa is the convenience it provides. Guests can easily grab a quick snack or drink without having to leave the comfort of their own villa. This can be especially helpful for those early mornings or late nights when you want a quick bite to eat.

Family-Friendly: Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is a great choice for families with children, as it can accommodate up to 12 guests. The villa is spacious and comfortable, with plenty of room for everyone to spread out and relax.


Positives of Booking with DVC Points:

One of the best things about booking Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa using your DVC points is that you can save a lot of cash. The cash price of the villa can be quite steep, but with your DVC points, you can book the villa for a fraction of the cost. As an example, during off peak you can book the grand villa with as little as 76 points per night. Given that annual dues at Disney Boardwalk are $8.53 per point, this means you can book the grand villa for the equivalent of $648 per night. By comparison, the lowest cash price you can book a measly 1 bedroom room at the Boardwalk for is $832 per night. That's two extra bedrooms, and a gigantic common space for less money. 

If you've been thinking about buying into the Disney Vacation Club program, you can browse the largest selection of Boardwalk listings on the internet here on dvcforless.

When you book with DVC points, you also have the flexibility to choose the length of your stay and the time of year you visit. You can book for as little as one night or as long as you like, and you can choose to visit during peak or off-peak season, depending on your budget and preferences. Use our handy point guide to figure out how many points are right for your family




Q: How many grand villas does Disney Boardwalk have?

A: There are 7 grand villas at Disney's Boardwalk.

Q: How much does it cost to book Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa with cash?

A: The cost of the villa varies depending on the time of year you book and whether you book with cash or DVC points. Generally, the cost of the villa can range from $2000 per night when booking with cash.

Q: How many points does it take to book the grand villa at Boardwalk Villas?

A: In the low season, it will cost between 76 and 88 points per night to book the grand villa. During the high season, you'll need from 133 per night to book the room. Check out the 2023 Boardwalk Villas point chart for more detail.

Q: How do I book Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa using my DVC points?

A: You can book the villa using your DVC points through the Disney Vacation Club website or by calling member services. You can also rent DVC points from a third-party broker if you don't have enough points to book the villa.


Boardwalk Lobby


Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa is a luxurious accommodation option that offers a relatively excellent value for money so long as you're booking on points. While the theming of the room might not be as immersive as the rest of the property, the villa's spacious rooms, luxurious amenities, and stunning views make it an excellent choice for families and groups.

Booking the villa using your DVC points is the way to go, as it can save you a lot of money and offer exclusive benefits.  And with its prime location on the Boardwalk, near great dining, shopping, and entertainment options, there's never a dull moment when you stay at Disney's Boardwalk Grand Villa.

If you're interested in learning more about Disney's Boardwalk Villas, we highly recommend checking out our extensive Boardwalk Villas review for a more in-depth look at this luxurious vacation spot.