Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa is fan favorite home resort amongst Disney Vacation Club members, and recent updates about the resort will certainly pique interest for those planning to visit the Treehouse Villas in 2024.
A Notice of Commencement that was recently filed by Disney hints at an imminent refurbishment project for the Treehouse Villas. In this piece, we’ll delve into the specifics of this filing, the potential scale of the refurbishment, and its implications for DVC members and guests.
Decoding the Notice of Commencement
The Notice of Commencement filed by Disney on January 4th, 2024, specifies plans for “General Construction” work on the Treehouse Villas at Disney’s Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa. Such filings are usually linked to significant refurbishment endeavors, suggesting that the Treehouse Villas might be gearing up for some enhancements.
It’s noteworthy that the Treehouse Villas became a part of Saratoga Springs in 2009, making them due for a full or “hard goods” refurbishment after 14 years. Although the extent of the refurbishment remains unknown, it’s customary for DVC resorts to undergo thorough renovations during these periods.
Anticipated Extent of the Refurbishment
A complete renovation usually entails stripping DVC resorts down to their bare bones to facilitate sweeping updates and improvements. This could encompass new flooring, bathroom fixtures, kitchen cabinets and appliances, furniture, and more. However, the distinctive construction approach used for the Treehouse Villas, which were initially built off-site and assembled on Disney property, might pose some constraints.
Moreover, the constraints of Florida’s wetlands might further limit the extent to which the treehouses can be refurbished. These factors make it challenging to forecast the precise scope of the refurbishment at this stage.
Project Timeline and Wrap-up
Although the refurbishment of the Treehouse Villas was originally slated for 2025 during the Disney Vacation Club condo meeting in December 2023, the recent Notice of Commencement implies that work will commence in 2024 and wrap up in 2025.
The Notice of Commencement pertains to 15 out of the 60 treehouses: 7001, 7002, 7003, 7004, 7015, 7035, 7037, 7038, 7039, 7041, 7045, 7047, 7049, 7051, and 7056.
It’s crucial for DVC members and guests to stay abreast of these refurbishment projects as they could affect future vacation plans and availability. As more details surface, Disney Vacation Club and Saratoga Springs Resort & Spa will provide updates to ensure a smooth experience for all members and their guests.
We’ll be sure to keep you up to date on the DVC Shop blog with all the latest developments for all of the Disney Vacation Club resorts!