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Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems October 22, 2014, 05:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Sullco2
There actually is more to it than eagles from...

There actually is more to it than eagles from what I have researched. Their original partner was WCI communities, a big developer that crashed and burned in the downturn.

From there it's anyone's...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems October 22, 2014, 10:26 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 182
Posted By Sullco2
Hyatt Coconut Plantation expansion

With the takeover of the Hyatt Residence Club is there any new info re: the completion/continuation of the Coconut Plantation property in Bonita Springs? There have been years of stories about "the...
Forum: US - Eastern October 7, 2014, 11:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 547
Posted By Sullco2
The Finger Lakes Region of New York

This is a terrible place. Please do not go there. There's no reason for anyone else other than myself and my friends to spend time there.

Wink, wink, wink!

Stay away--it's my treasured spot....
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 16, 2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,866
Posted By Sullco2
Too many people approaching this like Forbes...

Too many people approaching this like Forbes Magazine analysts. Just leave a decent tip for good service and be thankful you're at a point where you're not cleaning strangers toilets to feed your...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 13, 2014, 03:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Sullco2
Thanks to you all. Lesson learned--certainly the...

Thanks to you all. Lesson learned--certainly the hard way.

I'll be watching them like the proverbial hawk.

10,000 points is in the category of nominal courtesy gesture, that's for sure. Given...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 11, 2014, 10:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Sullco2
I was (formerly) so confident in Owner Services...

I was (formerly) so confident in Owner Services that I never even thought about looking for it after I hung up the phone. Plus we were on our way out of the country that afternoon , etc. etc.

But...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 11, 2014, 10:12 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 990
Posted By Sullco2
Thumbs down MVCI owner services fail

As an owner of Custom House I get to make short stay reservations. I made several this year and when something came up and I had to cancel a two day August stay. I called them, had the...
Forum: US - Eastern May 15, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 838
Posted By Sullco2
Newport, RI

While you won't find an RCI exchange there at this date, you can fly to Providence or Boston and be close enough.

There is a beach just a short walk from the center of town (First Beach). You...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems May 13, 2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,092
Posted By Sullco2
This will be my last post on the topic. ...

This will be my last post on the topic.

Buying timeshare makes sense when it's a place you want badly to come back to, the price is right (in my case, $500 on resale for a week that sold for...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems May 12, 2014, 09:02 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,092
Posted By Sullco2
Aha, I am not remotely unhappy with buying a...

Aha, I am not remotely unhappy with buying a prime time Boston week for $500. For all the right reasons--ability to break up the week in particular. But the Boston hotel prices make it work despite...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems May 12, 2014, 08:17 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,092
Posted By Sullco2
All right--based on its value proposition to...

All right--based on its value proposition to consumers, which is the only measure by which I am evaluating the timeshare industry, it should be in its death throes.

If most of you are waving the...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems May 10, 2014, 08:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,092
Posted By Sullco2
I'm surprised no one has commented that Hyatt is...

I'm surprised no one has commented that Hyatt is simply
running away from an industry that is in its death throes. I've been in and around the ts biz for 3 decades and have watched it strangle...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 29, 2014, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 475
Posted By Sullco2
We went there on a Getaway in November. We were...

We went there on a Getaway in November. We were contacted prior to arrival about suite preference but I am not sure if that works for exchanges. In any case we asked to be on a higher floor near...
Forum: Rentals Offered April 13, 2014, 08:27 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 263
Posted By Sullco2
Talking Longboat Key, FL 2/2 townhouse 4/19 to 5/15 in weekly increments

We are Tuggers who also own a large 2/2 townhouse with garage at a tennis community on Longboat Key near Sarasota. On site management makes check-in and occupancy as convenient as at many timeshares....
Forum: Rentals Wanted April 13, 2014, 08:11 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 658
Posted By Sullco2
Got one for you!

Check private messages!
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 9, 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,113
Posted By Sullco2
Details?

This info may be somewhere, but for the sake of efficiency, what Season do you want to get rid of?

Is is paid for? Are there maintenance fees outstanding?

I believe there could be a taker on...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 24, 2014, 12:50 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 22,541
Posted By Sullco2
a story

[You suspected correctly - this is not helpful.]
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 6, 2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By Sullco2
I got one for even less--Platinum Week. I...

I got one for even less--Platinum Week.

I bought it for the "break up the week" feature. Even with this year's wild card extra $300 hit, it's a very good deal. Boston is a cultural...
Forum: US - Eastern November 21, 2013, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 929
Posted By Sullco2
Going to NYC--here's some advice

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LmPBPWHJu4
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 12, 2013, 04:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Sullco2
The master was at least a Queen maybe a King. ...

The master was at least a Queen maybe a King. The Jacuzzi was round and big enough for 3 siblings ages 4 to 8 to fit in easily.

The second big bedroom had a Queen and a fold out couch, but the 4...
Forum: Caribbean November 11, 2013, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 394
Posted By Sullco2
Be careful

Amazing but true--the Dominican courts have recently ruled that Bahia Principe Levantando is built on land that is not available for building and the hotel company will have to give up the hotel.
...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 11, 2013, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 566
Posted By Sullco2
Just left Imperial Palm in Orlando

We got home yesterday from Orlando where we hosted family in the Imperial Palm 3 bedroom on a ridiculously cheap II Getaway.

Everything about the visit was great--the unit looked great and the...
Forum: Caribbean August 23, 2013, 09:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,736
Posted By Sullco2
Fractional project...or not!

This project was being marketed as a fractional. It appears that they have given up on that.

However if you were touring this project as a potential whole ownership buyer, I suspect they would...
Forum: Caribbean August 12, 2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By Sullco2
The reason not to drive in the DR

http://www.nytimes.com/aponline/2013/08/12/world/americas/ap-cb-dominican-republic-traffic-deaths.html?hp
Forum: US - Eastern August 5, 2013, 08:05 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 7,665
Posted By Sullco2
NYC firefighters

I lived in NYC for many years and a friend recounts how he was using his small outdoor grill on his apartment balcony one evening when firefighters burst through his door with hoses, extinguished the...
Forum: Caribbean August 3, 2013, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 379
Posted By Sullco2
Tipping

Look at your restaurant "cuentas" and most will include an onerous 26% combined VAT and service charge. Ten % is for servers and all other restaurant employees; 16% goes to government. Decide if your...
Forum: Caribbean July 30, 2013, 01:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,772
Posted By Sullco2
Please see my comment on the other current DR...

Please see my comment on the other current DR thread re:cabarete on the North Coast. I am not a fan of the AI resorts because the cost seems outrageous. I would suggest renting a house and using the...
Forum: Caribbean July 28, 2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 405
Posted By Sullco2
Watermark in Cabarete?

Are you referring to this location? If so, the property is ocean front on a very exciting, active beach filled with wind- and kitesurfers. Cabarete is a sporty, international town with young...
Forum: US - Eastern June 26, 2013, 05:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 328
Posted By Sullco2
The Eagles at Sugarbush, VT water problems

This is a long established small property in the spectacular Green Mountains. The units are large, private homes in Waitsfield, VT. Big and private. However the local papers are reporting that the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 7, 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Sullco2
Thanks--more fine point Q's

I intend to use the Custom House for one weekend and then probably two short stays. I am interested in Boston, not the rest of the system because I feel the best value is there given the enormous MF...
Forum: Caribbean April 4, 2013, 09:16 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,662
Posted By Sullco2
Margaritaville demographic????

Forgive me, but I don't understand the logic of WVO teaming up with Buffett to sell timeshare. Parrotheads are old, aren't they?

If I am a serious Parrothead, I already have some liver issues...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 4, 2013, 09:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Sullco2
Custom House Calendar?

Does anyone have--or know how to access--the calendar that spells out Platinum and Gold week designations?

Thanks.
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 29, 2013, 10:04 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By Sullco2
Making short stay reservations in MVCI

Okay, so it looks like I am getting the Custom House Platinum for a silly low price. Great.

I know that I can break up the week and that I can only get one weekend and that the weekend must be 2...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 19, 2013, 11:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Sullco2
Once again, TUG board folks know way more than...

Once again, TUG board folks know way more than the average bear.

Thanks again.
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 19, 2013, 10:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Sullco2
Thank you

Actually I asked this question because I recently sent a laughably low offer to someone selling what I believe is a desirable MVCI property.

He insisted I make the offer and, upon reflection, I...
Forum: Caribbean March 19, 2013, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,662
Posted By Sullco2
From Lawrence Welk to Jimmy Buffett

with Wayne Newton in between.

I think that covers the music icons in the timeshare business--although perhaps Dolly Parton did it too.

But I think it's interesting that Welk continues in...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 19, 2013, 10:29 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,322
Posted By Sullco2
straw buyer to force Mariott buyback

What's to stop someone who just wants out of their MVCI week(s) to ask a friend to phony up an offer that is very low? The seller submits it to MVCI and MVCI has to buy it back because it's so low....
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 12, 2013, 02:05 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,781
Posted By Sullco2
It sounds to me that a secondary buyer of CH...

It sounds to me that a secondary buyer of CH would still have the ability to "break up" the week. So the primary benefit that one loses by not buying resale through Marriott is the Points...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting January 7, 2013, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,871
Posted By Sullco2
On the off chance that this isn't a goof.....

there are very few timeshare deals that can be sold these days without completely selling your soul. The industry soiled its own nest years ago.

Find a new location with year round appeal, very...
Forum: Caribbean January 6, 2013, 03:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,932
Posted By Sullco2
Counter-intuitive suggestion

Cabarete, Dominican Republic

Your sons will love the sporty, beach town with lovely athletic women from around the world.

Book at Velero Beach Resort and you will get a condo for the family at...
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