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Old 01-24-2014, 10:11 AM   #241
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Holy balcony Batman. Wow! The whole place is amazing. I love the woodwork, the doors and especially the kitchen cupboards. Very unique looking. I'm so glad you were able to tour this! Such a tease though, such a tease.... it's a lot of points, I'm sure!!
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Wowww what I wouldn't do for that kitchen! Gorgeous!
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OK - now we just need someone to get enough points for a week in the Grand Villa and invite their friendly Passporter Friends to join them.

That view is gorgeous. I like that you can see the hotel grounds area as well as the beach and ocean.
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The Grand Villa is amazing! I could absolutely live there. And OMG, that view!


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Absolutely stunning!!! I am ready to move in!!! That kitchen is beautiful! And the view.......sigh.......yep, totally picturing myself sitting on the balcony with a glass of wine!!!
That sounds so good right now!
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Nice, but the Grand Villas at all the DVCs are pretty nice!
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That view is gorgeous. I like that you can see the hotel grounds area as well as the beach and ocean.
It is a really stunning view, isn't it?
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Holy balcony Batman. Wow! The whole place is amazing. I love the woodwork, the doors and especially the kitchen cupboards. Very unique looking. I'm so glad you were able to tour this! Such a tease though, such a tease.... it's a lot of points, I'm sure!!
It is - and sadly I think this is the closest I'll ever come to staying in one...
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I think you'd need to bring some points to the table as well to make it happen!
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The Grand Villa is beautiful!! And that view is like a picture you find on a postcard!!
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Sleeps 12. Less than 80 points per person.....
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