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Forum: TUG Lounge September 2, 2014, 09:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By rudy
Stricklands Irvine California

If you are ever near Irvine California try Strickland's Custard - it is a franchise of a family owned custard stand that originated in Akron Ohio. It is homemade and people wait in long lines for...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 22, 2013, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By rudy
Thanks!

Interesting... Resale weeks were tagged so that the sale reps knew what was purchased from Marriott vs the resale market.

It sounds like the trust points are not 'marked' in a similar manner.
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 22, 2013, 08:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By rudy
Full usage rights with trust pt resale?

Thanks for pointing me to the sticky...

For those Tuggers that have purchased trust points on the re-sale market... has there been any restrictions / differences between a resale and a purchase...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 22, 2013, 07:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,856
Posted By rudy
Extra fees to enroll the points

Congratulations on your purchase!

Can you comment on the extra costs incurred beyond the $/pt to the seller.. such as fees to Marriott to enroll the points, etc

Were you enrolled in MVDC ...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 12, 2013, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By rudy
Thanks!

Thanks for all your help!
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting August 12, 2013, 08:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,303
Posted By rudy
Dioxide or Joe ?

I received an offer from Ken today as well.. I too was concerned about a scam, but was relieved to read your posts and the success you have had dealing with Ken Carter.

How did you handle payment?...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 21, 2013, 07:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By rudy
gotta decide by Sept 30, 2013

To add to Dioxide's response.. you will have to cancel and elect points by the September deadline. Otherwise, it will be too late to elect DC points for 2014 and you will have to rent it or exchange...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing May 26, 2013, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 820
Posted By rudy
I don't believe there is any parasailing after...

I don't believe there is any parasailing after the whales arrive in Maui. We have only parasailed during the summer months. We did a wonderful ziplining trip at the Kapalua Adventures--we did the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 3, 2013, 08:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,054
Posted By rudy
We never did figure out how to connect to the...

We never did figure out how to connect to the wifi at Koolina (we were there February, 2013) with our "older" Kindles, even with the help of the IT support at Koolina. It was very frustrating at...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 4, 2013, 09:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By rudy
GOOD POINT .. .. probably will only go to the big...

GOOD POINT .. .. probably will only go to the big island once since we love Ko-Olina Beach club on Oahu and Maui so much... not to mention getting to Hawaii from Northeast Ohio is a long trip...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 4, 2013, 08:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By rudy
WOW .. that was a fantastic upgrade. I had...

WOW .. that was a fantastic upgrade.

I had never heard of the LNF rate so I tried it but could not get any dates to pull it up.

With that sort of upgrade, I am confused as to what to book...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 3, 2013, 09:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By rudy
UK Fan: Thanks for sharing your...

UK Fan:

Thanks for sharing your experience....

Did the corner room give a view of the ocean & pool or gardens & mountain or ...?
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 3, 2013, 06:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,938
Posted By rudy
Waikola Marriott Room preference

My wife and I are planning to stay at the Waikoloa Marriott in 2014. There appears to be several room types ( in order of cost): garden view, pool view, larger corner room, ocean view, oceanfront,...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 12, 2012, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,553
Posted By rudy
Correct ..but

Yes, this is correct Marriott deposits into one account. However, you realize you can buy multiple tickets using one airline miles account.

I always buy the travel package with the max miles...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 1, 2012, 10:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,515
Posted By rudy
Naia Has both

Naia building has both 2 bedroom lock-off and non-lockoffs. THere are very few lock-off units... like 1 per floor.

I have stayed in a lockoff 2 bedroom Ocean View Villa in the Naia building so...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 1, 2012, 09:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,052
Posted By rudy
?? Discount on points forever or limited??

This is a terrific strategy however I am concerned how long does it last?

Is this discount in writing and if so for how long?
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 6, 2011, 08:40 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,307
Posted By rudy
No Bargains for most of US

I talked to the lawyer Rodney Grant handling the auction... He told me that you must attend in person and that the units will be sold in blocks.. ie. all Maui units in one block, all Ko-olina in...
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 2, 2011, 07:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,307
Posted By rudy
what about EOY

Do you believe Marriott will buy back any of the every other year properties.... I thought I read somewhere that the every other year properties could not be added to the trust...If this is true I...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 25, 2011, 09:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By rudy
Thanks Susan

Thanks Susan!

Yes, I too cannot seem to get on the mailing list for the Marriott Insider and I am Premier Plus???
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 25, 2011, 08:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,133
Posted By rudy
What 14-day discount?

Greg:

How did you find out about the 14 day discount for Premier Plus? I saw the ability to use points at the Ritz Carlton on the my-vacationclub .com website. But where did find out about the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 9, 2011, 08:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,092
Posted By rudy
The hotel is close to Oceana Palms, but to my...

The hotel is close to Oceana Palms, but to my knowledge they do not share facilities.
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 9, 2011, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,062
Posted By rudy
barony gold for platinum

I was able to exchange my Barony gold for a Barony platinum week but I gave II all of July and half of August to match... this was before Destination points... so I bet it is much more difficult...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 31, 2011, 09:34 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By rudy
rofr paperwork received

Yes I too thought seller was holding out for a better offer. . . So I had them send me Marriott 's letter indicating they were exercising their ROFR. It looked legit to me.
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 31, 2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By rudy
Greg View was Oceanside. There is only...

Greg

View was Oceanside. There is only Oceanside and Oceanfront at Ocean Pointe.

I could understand them exercising ROFR if it wasn't for Oceana Palms about 1 mile north on the beach. ...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 31, 2011, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By rudy
Any ohers?

I agree ROFR has always been random... however it has been very rare since the NEW POINTS Program adn usually being exercised at older high demand loacation and seasons such as Hilton Head summer...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 31, 2011, 09:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By rudy
Got what I considered a great deal at $7300 ...

Got what I considered a great deal at $7300 ...but still surprised ROFR was exercised
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 31, 2011, 09:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,365
Posted By rudy
ROFR is back...for how long?

Marriott just exercised ROFR on an Ocean Pointe Platinum. :bawl: I was shocked since they have several units at Oceana Palms a mile north and they are building the second tower..all potential trust...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 16, 2011, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,023
Posted By rudy
My sister is in HHI now and every year her family...

My sister is in HHI now and every year her family eats at MI TIERRA'S at least a half a dozen times during their two week vacation. They really enjoy Mexican! It is worth a try.
...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 30, 2011, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By rudy
Dioxide... what policy

Dioxide:

I hate to ask because I probably should know... but what policy by Narriott tells us the answer is NO?
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 30, 2011, 08:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,222
Posted By rudy
u can rent what you own ....

My take on it is you can rent what you legally own.

If you bought weeks Marriott allows you to rent the week.

If you own points then Marriott allows you to transfer (i.e. rent) them.

If you...
Forum: Marriott Resort System May 30, 2011, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By rudy
Thanks

THANKS... I tried to call today but they are closed...
Forum: Marriott Resort System May 30, 2011, 05:29 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,041
Posted By rudy
HOW'D you do that?

How did you reserve July 7 2012 on May 30? Thats more than 13 months or did you reserve several weeks befor July 7th?

Still trying to sort out the DC points...
Forum: Marriott Resort System May 30, 2011, 05:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 505
Posted By rudy
Moana BLDG Best for Mountain views

Wvacations:

If you do not own at Ko-olina and you are exchanging to a mountain view, I recommend requesting the Moana bldg. The mountain views all look out over the Ko-olina golf course and have...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 10, 2011, 11:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By rudy
Just sent you an e-mail ... thanks

Just sent you an e-mail ... thanks .. we can just e-mail from here...:hi:
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting April 9, 2011, 02:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,028
Posted By rudy
I sent you a PM

If still need them refer to my private message to you.
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 8, 2011, 07:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,552
Posted By rudy
PAtience... you have a week

I too am a government employee .. however I am not essential :annoyed: . I cannot believe they (CONGRESS) will let this government shutdown last a week. I would have been more concerned (if I were...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 3, 2011, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,960
Posted By rudy
Barony has no 'ocean view' rooms

FYI:

Barony only has garden view, ocean side, and ocean front 2 bedroom condos.

TOGA is for the garden view condos which are in the villas behind the Westin hotel.

VILA is the category for...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 31, 2011, 09:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 797
Posted By rudy
Very Tempting

If it is annual usage then a good deal. Lowest I have seen on ebay has been around $10K for Platinum Ocean Pointe. I'd buy it if I had the cash and more vacation time.

FYI: We own Ocean Pointe...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 31, 2011, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By rudy
YEs to JW no to golf

Yes you can charge from the JW resort back to Ko-Olina. I do not believe you can charge your golf fees... though I have never tried..I know I could not charge Roy's restaurant (on-site at the golf...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 6, 2011, 03:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 7,448
Posted By rudy
Be patient

I suspect Marriott is not only holding all of their inventory ( both owned and via Marriott Reward traders) but also grabbing every HHI summer beach vacation time for the points owners or...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 6, 2011, 08:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 960
Posted By rudy
Richmond - RIC

I suggest flying into Richmond (RIC).. it is a major but small airport with rental cars in a parking deck across the street. Williamsburg is probably about 30-40min drive... head east on I 64 and...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 5, 2011, 01:13 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,948
Posted By rudy
2011 included w/ enrollment fee?

I thought the 2011 club dues were included in the enrollment fee, especially since most of us had made our 2010/11 reservations & exchanges prior to enrollment?:annoyed:

I too have not received...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 16, 2011, 06:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,786
Posted By rudy
Sabal Palms required owners number

I just finished a MOD rental at Sabal Palms and all they required was my owners number and they could look up my account to verify I am an owner. Naturally, the supplied name, address, etc has to...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 7, 2011, 09:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By rudy
For 5 night travel packages you end up paying...

For 5 night travel packages you end up paying more than 1 pt per mile. This makes ab ig difference. If trying to ghet 120,000 miles. Seven nigjt packages still give 1 mile per pt.n
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 19, 2010, 12:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,570
Posted By rudy
garden villas -larger quieter

Dioxide,

Susan is correct the biggest difference between garden and oceanside villas is that the 2nd bedroom has a large jacuzzi tub like the master suite. The 2nd bedroom has 2 queen beds just...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) December 1, 2010, 08:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By rudy
Denise: Thanks .. when I searched the TUG...

Denise:

Thanks .. when I searched the TUG forums for 'SPG credit card' it told me too many listings to display.. so I had no luck searching on TUG.

So for the 25K Starpoints .. you get 10000...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) December 1, 2010, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 766
Posted By rudy
Best Starwood Credit Card?

As a New Starwood owner, I was wondering if there is a must have credit card for all STarwood Owners? With maintenance fees due, I though it would be a good opportunity to earn Star Options for...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) November 27, 2010, 09:17 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By rudy
Found the govenrning docs

YYJMSP:

Thanks for your guidance on the my-starcentral page.... found the docs ... so it looks like I have some night-time reading ahead of me.

One question on your breakout of fees .. what ...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) November 26, 2010, 10:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By rudy
THANKS >>> Yes... there is an item labelled 'ad...

THANKS >>> Yes... there is an item labelled 'ad valorem taxes' $396.78 for 2 bedroom annual week.

I find it very difficult to find traceability from the 3 assessment fees to the line item...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) November 26, 2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,636
Posted By rudy
Wkorv-n Maintenance Fee Questions...

I am new to Starwood... recieved my first Maintenance fees bill today for 2011 for an EOY -Even year usage.

I have a few questions that I cannot decipher from the Bill $1182.22.

1. WHat portion...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 21, 2010, 09:52 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,280
Posted By rudy
Can you see both II accounts if an enrolled owner?

The STARWOOD forum on TUG has a similar thread on the new II account.
Starwood owners now log in with one userid and can see both their personal II account as well as the II Account Starwood...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 14, 2010, 10:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By rudy
Sorry, I do not recall the incentives... THey...

Sorry, I do not recall the incentives... THey showed me the 'standard' purchase sheet where you received more single use points for the more points purchased. I believe the incentives maxed out...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 14, 2010, 09:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By rudy
More details

Superchief,

Yes we enrolled in July when we toured at HHI. I wanted to see Oceana Palms and also get clarification on several discrepancies or misunderstandings on my part w.r.t. the Destination...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 14, 2010, 09:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By rudy
Agreed .. what about the II account

I agree the exchange company should allow me access to trust weeks via exchange. Afterall, the program desparately needs legacy weeks to make the system work. It just amazes me how Marriott allows...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 14, 2010, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 913
Posted By rudy
Discrepancies in sales pitches at Ocean Pointe

We attended our Sales presentation at Oceana Palms (stayed at Ocean Pointe) on Monday 11/8/2010 and were told the minimum was 2000 pts at $9.60 per point. It seems like others were still offered...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 26, 2010, 08:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,186
Posted By rudy
Interesting there is no II inventory but there is points inventory !

I think it is very interesting there is an offer to use 50% of the points to book in Nov - Dec at Ocean Pointe... yet there is no inventory in II during this time period. Ocean Pointe is not a...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 17, 2010, 09:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,281
Posted By rudy
Call the Barony

My recommendation is to call the resort and ask the front desk what view category coincides to the villa number. I do know in the other ocean front building (Sea Oat) the rooms ending in 1-5 aRE...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 8, 2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 39,085
Posted By rudy
Thanks!

Thanks for all your hard work in tracking down these documents and providing the link. I have downloaded each document and will review as soon as possible.

Best Regards,

Rudy
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 8, 2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,915
Posted By rudy
trust properties & number at each resort?

Greg,

Thanks for your observations.

As we all try to sort this out is there appears to be some resorts most easily acquired with points (those in the trust) and others ( sold out high demand...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 7, 2010, 10:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,915
Posted By rudy
Another Data point: II vs Destination Points

I have had an ongoing request since 2009 using a July 4, 2009 Surfwatch 2 bedroom for a 1 bedroom Ko-Olina Feb 25-March 4, 2011 for over a year... no luck yet. However, when I checked with the VOA...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 7, 2010, 09:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,696
Posted By rudy
Anyone received an exchange into HI?

Has anyone received a 2011 HI exchange? If so what did you deposit and what did you get?

I am perplexed that we have not received our exchange. We deposited a 2009 Hilton Head Surfwatch 2...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 28, 2010, 08:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,014
Posted By rudy
Talking Please provide UPDATE on OCEAN MALL shops/restaurants

For all you luck TUGGERS at Oceana Palms or Ocean Pointe ...

can you provide an update as to the status of the Ocean Mall Refurbishment?


It's been over a year since we have been to Ocean...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 27, 2010, 11:20 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,828
Posted By rudy
JARTA ... I'm Still confused

Jarta,

Thanks for your post. ... I do want to take all the precautions possible. How do I know/check if they are licensed/bonded?

I have received an Estoppel letter that states unit...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 27, 2010, 10:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,828
Posted By rudy
THANKS FRED ... other thoughts?

The funds are being sent to Trejesto Title Transfer Agency... they are handling the closing and title transfer. Their website states they set-up separate accounts to hold the funds and the funds...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 27, 2010, 06:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,828
Posted By rudy
ROFR 30-60 days

I don't know the mandatory time frame, but I was told by the title agency that it takes 30-60 days after Starwood receives the paperwork to get an answer. After which it takes about 8weeks for...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) March 26, 2010, 09:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 7,828
Posted By rudy
OH NO! >>>Say It AIn't SO

I just won an Ebay auction at a great price at WKORV_N . Just as I was feeling pretty good having confirmed all the details in the listing with the resort and having received an estoppel letter, I...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 21, 2010, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By rudy
Question EBAY Seller : SeizetheDayVacations

Denise,

... No problem... Thanks for your efforts!


One last call and then I let it Drop.....

Anyone out in TUG-LAND have experience or knowledge using the EBAY Seller:
...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 20, 2010, 08:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By rudy
I must be off today.. I 'm still getting nowhere: help!

Denise,

Thanks for your post AND LINK .. but all I get with the link are posts by the user carpedium who signs every post with the phrase 'Seize the Day'.

I still cannot find any posts with...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 19, 2010, 06:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,099
Posted By rudy
Question Seize the Day Vacations

I searched TUG and could not find an answer as to the experiences with EBAY seller 'Seize the Day Vacations'. They use Trejesto Transfer comapny which had a couple of good reviews on Tug but they...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 20, 2010, 09:09 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By rudy
Napili garage comments

Bob,

The Napili tower does have a small parking garage but about 40% of it is reserved for valet and it is always full. We stayed for 2 weeks and were able to park about 4 nights in the Napili...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) January 31, 2010, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By rudy
How do they expect to sell ?

With all the bad PR and unhappy owners around, how do they ever expect to sell the remaining villas at WKORV-N?

Don't they have plenty of inventory at there other new properties... Cancun, et...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) January 31, 2010, 06:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By rudy
Thanks Again

Denise,

Thanks for your insight... sounds like I better stay away from Starwood until they get their act together.

It's hard to believe a large company can't manage a timeshare resort that has...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) January 31, 2010, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By rudy
Thanks and a few follow-up ?'s

Denise and Jersey Girl:

Thanks for your thorough responses.

A few follow-on questions:

Inside the 8 months period, can an owner of an island view unit use star options to trade back in to...
Forum: Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood) January 31, 2010, 05:04 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,214
Posted By rudy
WKORV ? & Uppgrading Island view to OceanView?

Let me apologize if this is a repeat...

I am a Marriott owner and understand their system well. I have been looking for Maui weeks and see several WKORV units on e-bay at really cheap prices. I...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 29, 2010, 08:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,013
Posted By rudy
Ocean Pointe is one of my favorite resorts. ...

Ocean Pointe is one of my favorite resorts. Before the crash $20K was a fair price for platinum oceanside. During the crash the lowest I ever saw one go for on ebay was about $10K and I don't know...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 1, 2009, 08:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,046
Posted By rudy
vacationclub - reserbvations

In order to prove to renters that I own the Marriott villa I am renting and that I have a reservation the dates of the rental posting (without giving the reservation number), Follow these steps:
...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 31, 2009, 07:39 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 455
Posted By rudy
Maui Lahaina & Napili Villa code GMGZ?

Any Marriott (MM1) Maui Lahaina & Napili Villa Owners that know the different resort codes for 2 bedroom, 1 bedroom, and efficiency units for ocean front, ocean side and garden views?

Is there a...
Forum: US - East Coast Timesharing May 2, 2009, 03:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,710
Posted By rudy
We have been going to Hilton Head Island for the...

We have been going to Hilton Head Island for the past 13 years, we have always used the umbrella anchor/sand auger purchased from Walmart, it is metal and has more "cork screws" than the ones you...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 1, 2009, 08:51 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,389
Posted By rudy
There is always an exxception to the rule

It never hurts to call an ask for an exception to trade for points.

The first time I turned in my Barony Beach summer week for points, I didn't realize that 1) I was not supposed to reserve a...
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 22, 2008, 06:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,518
Posted By rudy
check II weather tab

Your best bet for warmth in the continental US for Jan / Feb is southern Florida. Therefore..Ocean Pointe, Crystal Shores in Marco Island, Villas of Doral in Miami should be your best bets for...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information September 7, 2008, 11:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By rudy
any experinece with expertflyer.com ???

Thanks again for the useful websites. Awardgrabber.com is useful to calculate the dates award seats may com available based on your departure/return date.

Expertflyer.com looks exactly what I am...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information September 7, 2008, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By rudy
Thanks! ..but which seat booking class for ff miles?

Thanks all of you for your helpful responses.

I am not sure if seatcounter.com is the site or not... it looks like I recall, but I do not see how to tell if frequent flyer miles can be used for a...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information September 7, 2008, 07:29 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By rudy
HELP! Airline reward seat availability website

Let me apologize in advance fo rrequesting info that is somewher in tugs but I have searcehd and searched and cannot find the post.

I recall someone provided a link to a website that would search...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 12, 2008, 07:05 PM
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Views: 24,269
Posted By rudy
Lucky #13 ..too many ...but never enough

Here's my list:

:) Newport coast
Aruba Ocean Club
Shadow RIdge
Cypress Harbor
Ocean Pointe
Barony Beach Club
Surfwatch
Grande Ocean
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 27, 2008, 08:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rudy
Smile Thanks!

Thanks for the information.. now I'm a little less reluctant to bid on an ebay unit an duse JRA services for closing!
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 26, 2008, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rudy
Thanks ... plus more on estoppel letter

Thanks for sharing your good experiences with JRA Services Escrow and closing.



Is an estoppel letter a 'cheaper alternative' for title insurance or is it automatically requested by the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting March 26, 2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,101
Posted By rudy
Any expereince with JRA Services Inc?

There is a unit on EBAy which I am watching and the Escrow/closing is being performed by JRA services, Inc. Does anyone have expereinces with them? I googled them and found out they have a website...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 23, 2008, 08:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rudy
II ranking

THine3:

I thought II's travel index ranking indicates the relative supply and demand for a region, i.e a ranking of 100 means the supply essentially equals the demand in that region. ...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 23, 2008, 05:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,395
Posted By rudy
Ocean Marsh bldg by pool

The Ocean Marsh bldg by the main pool has some Garden view Villas. It was the first bldg built and is therefore the oldest but it is great if you want to be located central to Surfwatch amenities.
...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 23, 2008, 01:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 975
Posted By rudy
Can we really believe II

I too am wondering why is week 31 (August) a higher demand week than July4 in Maui... is there a local event or some international holiday? Also is this true for Oahu, Kauai, and The Big Island or...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC March 19, 2008, 07:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By rudy
THANKS for the thorough Answers

:whoopie: linsj and dougp26364::whoopie:

Thanks so much for your thorough response to my long list of questions.

***********************************

My take-aways from your responses are:
...
Forum: Hilton / HGVC March 18, 2008, 08:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,625
Posted By rudy
Help: Marriott owner with Hilton Usage ?

I only own Marriott's and am familiar with their rules of usage and II trading. However, I am intrigued by the flexibility that the Hilton points based system offers. Are there any owners of both...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 1, 2008, 10:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,558
Posted By rudy
Thanks

Thanks for your response.

I had forgotten about the 24 hour cancellation policy. I didn't realize that II would allow us to hold a week with one unit and swap it to upgrade an already...
Forum: Marriott Resort System March 1, 2008, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,558
Posted By rudy
Please explain how you do this upgrade?

What exactly is the process for performing this upgrade using an existing or fictitious week?

I understand how to search with a fictitious week in Interval using a dummy Marriott reservation...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 3, 2008, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,743
Posted By rudy
See Any Whales - What Tour?

Chris,

Did you see any whales? What tour did you take and what port did it depart? It is not clear to me what part of the island would be best for whale-watching...?

We (wife and I) will...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 3, 2008, 09:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,274
Posted By rudy
Westin fees can be charged to Barony villa account

Charles,

The Westin does allow Barony guests to charge to their Barony room (more MR points). The Westin Carolina grill ( there are other restaurants on-site as well)has a seafood buffet nightly...
Forum: US - Hawaii Timesharing January 21, 2008, 04:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,736
Posted By rudy
Question Whale watching on Kauai or Oahu

My wife and I have decided to visit both Kauai and Oahu in February, primarily to get away from the winter blues as well as to see the whales.

Any advice on which island, which part of the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 19, 2008, 10:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,022
Posted By rudy
Barony Garden vs Oceanside

Please refer to the attached resort map and note that the Garden units are located behind the Westin Hotel;whereas the Oceanside units are right on the beachfront, (About half of the Oceanside villas...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 1, 2008, 09:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By rudy
THanks.. Kauai 1 balcony or 2?

Terry,

Thanks for the tip, I plan to call my VOA (Vacation officer advisor at Marriott) after the New Years Holiday to add these buildings to my request. My interpretation of your reply is that...
Forum: Marriott Resort System December 28, 2007, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,638
Posted By rudy
ThAnks!

Thanks for the info on the buildings. Sorry to hear the renovations are just starting in fall of 2008.. better make plans to return. I have purchased the guidebook Ultimate Kauai - it is fantastic...
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