Bay Lake Tower is the Disney Vacation Club resort located at Disney’s Contemporary Resort. This week I had the opportunity to stay in a studio villa for the first time and thought it was very nice. The room is modern and tastefully decorated. I liked that it was nice and colorful without the colors being too bright.
The studio can sleep four guests. The queen bed was very comfortable – not too soft or too firm.
Next to the bed is a fold-out sofa bed. It’s also very comfortable, provided you like a firm mattress.
The artwork is fun and contemporary. I liked the retro, space age feel of the pictures over the couch.
The patio was a nice size, plenty big enough for two to sit comfortably.
I was in a standard studio located near the elevator. It turned out to have a nice view of the Magic Kingdom, the tennis court, and the lake. If I didn’t sit too close to the railing I could even avoid seeing the laundry area below!
Back inside, there is a small table with two chairs located next to the entertainment center/dresser. Their are four plugs by the table which was handy for charging electronics. I usually have to scatter them all over the room. Although, I finally got smart and brought a surge protector with me on this trip.
There are three doorways in the hall. The one on the left is the closet. Across from there, on the right, is the kitchenette. Just past that, closer to the door, is the bathroom. It has a sliding door. Across from the bathroom was a connecting door to the next room. This space is perfect for storing luggage.
The closet has all kinds of stuff in it: a luggage rack, pack and play crib, safe, vacuum cleaner, iron, ironing board and hangers.
Next, we move on to the kitchenette. I liked that it was in its own little room. It made it feel more like a real kitchen. The large mirror at the end gives the illusion of even more space. There’s plenty of storage space. Right next to the mirror is a big pull-out pantry. Appliances include a small fridge, microwave, toaster, and coffee pot.
On the opposite wall is a little alcove with extra counter space above some shelves. There is a mirror above it and curiously, a hair dryer on one of the shelves. Since there was another dryer in the bathroom, I think this space was meant to be used as another place for someone to get ready in the morning while the bathroom is being used by someone else. Although it’s a creative way to maximize the space in a small room, I don’t think I’d be inclined to blow dry my hair in the kitchen.
Lastly, we have the bathroom. It is nice and bright and has room to move around. There are shelves above the sink and a cabinet below. I liked that the bathroom was a bit removed from the living space of the room.