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Forum: US - Eastern May 15, 2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 795
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: 88
Views: 7,103
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: 88
Views: 7,103
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: 88
Views: 7,103
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: 88
Views: 7,103
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: 456
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: 252
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: 638
Posted By Sullco2
Got one for you!

Check private messages!
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 9, 2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
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: 21,751
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: 701
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: 902
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: 554
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: 380
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: 554
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: 1,659
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: 1,663
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: 7,585
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: 371
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: 1,663
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: 387
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: 312
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: 341
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: 2,541
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: 341
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: 310
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: 1,288
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: 1,288
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: 2,541
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: 1,288
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: 3,725
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: 1,834
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: 1,905
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...
Forum: US - Eastern January 5, 2013, 02:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,355
Posted By Sullco2
Villa Roma

Here's a sleeper for you--Villa Roma near Callicoon, NY has enjoyed a totally rebuilt main resort due to a fire several years ago.

While the timeshare units are not particularly modern, the angle...
Forum: Caribbean December 14, 2012, 12:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,485
Posted By Sullco2
Best vacation ever

The wide open Sir Francis Drake Channel allows even intermediate sailors "room for error."

The Moorings has a very good reputation.

A family member is down there right now on a bareboat...
Forum: Caribbean December 12, 2012, 11:06 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 870
Posted By Sullco2
Sunset Resorts--Cabarete, DR

This small resort on the North Coast of the Dominican Republic had a short run as a timeshare a decade or more ago. It targeted Canadians with a version of timeshare that seemed just right for...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems December 12, 2012, 10:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,999
Posted By Sullco2
Here you go...

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/travel/a-ritz-ups-the-ante-in-puerto-rico.html?hpw
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems December 12, 2012, 10:38 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 659
Posted By Sullco2
Ritz Carlton next door to Hyatt timeshare

http://travel.nytimes.com/2012/12/16/travel/a-ritz-ups-the-ante-in-puerto-rico.html?hpw

There goes the neighborhood!

This article details the opening of the new Ritz Carlton property that...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems October 29, 2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,740
Posted By Sullco2
The death of fractional ownership?

Recently Dick Ragatz announced that his annual conference for fractional ownership professionals (March 2013) has been cancelled due to lack of sponsorship.

This seems to signal the end of the...
Forum: US - Eastern August 22, 2012, 10:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sullco2
It's well known by now that the downhill ski...

It's well known by now that the downhill ski mountain here, not owned by Orange Lake, is closed. What a disaster. I can't tell you anything about xc skiing--sorry.

I can tell you that summer in...
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