2014 NOW SOLD OUT (as of March 4th)
RESERVING NOW for 2015.
7 days total.
******************FIRST AND FOREMOST!!!!***************
The Dolphins Cove time share, which this is, does charge a $50 CLEANING FEE WHICH THEY REQUIRE UPON CHECK IN. In addition to the fee you pay airbnb, you will be required to pay the cleaning fee directly to them. It is a one time $50 fee for the entire stay, due upon check in. I do not charge you on this site. ANYONE STAYING THE FULL 7 DAYS HAS THIS FEE WAIVED. The 7 days must begin on a Saturday night and leave the following Saturday.
STAR RATINGS (written Nov 2013)
Airbnb will ask you to rate us after your stay. I do all I can to make this experience a happy one for you. But something happened. I cannot explain why every category rated shows 4.5 stars instead of 5 and airbnb cant fix it. Makes no sense. 2 of the 3 who rated our place, even took time to call me and tell me what a great experience it was. The 3rd loved it so much that he said he even considered purchasing his own unit and we had great conversation. But being he was from Austrailia he would think hard on it, So I am baffled. Anyway....
TAKING RESERVATIONS FOR 2015.
7 days per year total available.
THE PROCESS OF GETTING THE DATES YOU WANT.
Inquire first on the dates you want by sending me a message. When you give me the dates, I will have to check availability with Dolphins Cove. I will let you know to go ahead and reserve those dates if they say they are available or let you know they are already booked for that time. If available, I will reserve with them and then confirm your reservation.
CLEANING FEE. As stated above the $50 cleaning fee is paid directly to Dolphins cove upon arrival UNLESS you are the first reservation for the year, then I need to add it here as it is collected from me instead. So if you are the first, I will let you know and adjust reservation fee to post the $50 on airbnb.
PARKING AND HOW TO SAVE DISNEY PARKING FEES….
One of the BEST KEPT SECRETS is that the location backs up to one of Disney's Parking Lots. We usually, leave our car at the cove and walk to the lot, passing the city bus stop, and take the tram to Disneyland for FREE. It looks like the walk from Dolphins Cove to the actual tram stop is 1/4 to 1/3 mile. I never timed it, but since I walk a 20 minute mile, I would say it is 5 to 10 minute walk at most. We asked Disney first if it was ok to do this and they said it was no problem and enjoy. We SAVE $16 a day in Disney parking lot fees and leave our car at the timeshare.
The only negative to this is they said the only time this parking lot closes is when there is rain, as the electronic equipment they use is out in elements and therefore they close this lot. Then your choice is to take the city bus, your car to the other parking lots or walk, which is approximately 1.1 miles. In all the years we have gone at all different times of the year, we have never had a problem. Lucky I guess.
SAVE MORE THAN USING HOTELS
Remember through us, you pay no other fees like hotel tax, resort fees, etc. Only, I believe, the 6 % to 12 % fee to Airbnb whicn is added when you make the reservation. You will see this before you confirm.
DESCPRIPTION OF ROOMS
We fell in love with this place, Dolphin's Cove, when we stayed there and took me a while to find a 2 bedroom to purchase. We are owners, not someone trying to sell timeshares. Look it up on the internet. It is a Wyndham Vacation Resort Timeshare. If you have been to timeshares, you know how nice they are. All resort rules MUST be followed. This unit has sleeps 6 with:
* 1 king size bed (bedroom 1)
* 2 twin size beds (bedroom 2)
* 1 queen size pull out sofa (in living room)
* Balcony or Patio
• Outdoor Swimming Pool
• Outdoor Children's Pool
• “Get Out & Play” Activities Program
• Exercise Equipment/Fitness Center
• Outdoor Hot Tub
• Game Room
• Picnic/BBQ Area
• Putting Green
• Laundry Facilities
• Daily Activities
• Grocery Store Nearby
• Late Check-ins
• Movie Rentals
• Sorry, no pets
We love it there. With timeshares, just bring your clothes and food and your pretty much set. Everything you pretty much need is there to use. Kitchen has your pots and pans, utensils, dishes, glasses cup and many more items. Just bring your food.
No elevators so request a first floor if that is necessary. Let me know when you inquire to reserve so that I know to ask for that. It is only a 2 story resort. This place has beds for six adults, maybe more, if you have small children. Keep in mind that this is a small family friendly cozy time share resort. Not the 5 star high rise timeshare resorts you may have visited before and that come with the high price tag as well.
Another hint is that we like to get a room just down the hall from the rec room. The bathroom is nice there and we utitlize it as a second bathroom. Works out great and this can be a lifesaver if you know what i mean. LOL. Lately, when I have been reserving they are now asking if I want the 1 bath or 2 bath with my 2 bedroom unit. So it may be an option if the 2 bath is still available. Tell me when you inquire if a 2 bath is something you would like to try for.
RIGHT NEXT DOOR TO A DENNY'S.
One More thing. If you look at the street view of the property, you wiil notice a driveway, which is ours to the left and behind it is an orange building next door that is on Harbor Blvd, same street at Disneyland. That Orange Building is Denny's. We would go for breakfast with their $2,$4,$6, $8 menu and then head to Disneyland. Cheap Breakfast for the Disneyland area and it is practically on your doorstep. Just another helpful tip. I can't control it if they change their menu though.
DAILY EVENTS CALENDAR (ADULT AND KID FUN)
Dolphins Cove has an event calendar they will give you for social events they have for the week when you arrive. Look up the resort to see more.
FREE LAUNDROMAT AT THE RESORT & COMPLIMENTARY DETERGENT IN YOUR ROOM.
I am not at the property here, but only a phone call away and available anytime a need arises no matter the time if day or night.
Many restaurants within walking distance. The convention center is too.
The reservations desk will help yo with your needs and questions while you are there. I know when I was there I asked where the big grocery store was and costco and they handed me a map they had made up just for that purpose. Can't guarantee this is what will happen when you are there, but just shows how helpful they are.
The place was perfect! First, Gerry has been very thoughtful with us before our arrival by sending us many helpful informations and confirmations. Secondly, at our arrival at the Dolphin's Cove, it has been the best welcome by font desk employees I have ever seen. Finally, the room was clean and spacious, well furnished. The pool is heated and clean, with BBQ beside. The Dolphin's Cove is a wonderful place to stay and Gerry and Phil are the perfect hosts.
Thank you Carl for telling me about the great reception you had with the front desk when you arrived to register. I am always concerned that you are treated nicely and this was very helpful information for me. To hear it was the best welcome makes me even more pleased and I want to pass that on to Dolphin's cove. They are also so on top of taking care of any situation that may arise. We so so love it there and will head over there soon on some bonus time. It was a joy having you and thank you for reviewing. That means a lot to us hosts. My best, Gerry.
Gerry & Phil were awesome to work with. They answered all concerns and gave very helpful advice throughout our planning stages. Dolphins Cove was absolutely perfect for our family. We certainly recommend the place and especially working with Gerry and Phil Perry.
We wanted to bring our two girls (2 and 4) to Disneyland for the first time. We were nervous about spending outrageous amounts of money and getting a substandard place. I found Gerry's listing on airbnb and not only was the room at dolphin's cove more than we were looking for (size, location to Disneyland, amenities, etc) but it was super affordable. Also Gerry was invaluable in answering my questions and giving me advice. We are totally going to stay here again.
What can I say in so many words to say the least!
Fantastic people firstly, you couldn't ask for better hosts.
Secondly, the location was brilliant! A good 10 minute walk to Disney! Big tip..walk to the park and ride off the main drive then take the free shuttle to Disney, it's free and its a short walk from the resort.
Thirdly, coming from abroad you never know what to expect, all I can say the resort was magic and a great experience for us all! Very roomy, big separate bedrooms for the kids and best of all peace for my wife and I with so much for the kids to do to at the resort. This in all honesty gave us some downtime even after the long days at Disneyland. Thanks Guys and thanks to the staff also at Dolphin Cove.
Count us in next round back.
A Big tick to the Aussies and our English folks looking for a place to stay!
Chris & Family
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.