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Anyone own both MVC And Vistana resale?

Discussion in 'Marriott Vacation Club' started by mintee, Mar 6, 2019.

  1. mintee

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    Hi all
    I am thinking about adding a Vistana mandatory resort- I just purchased Manor Club sequel this summer and not happy with the Interval trading- Sure, I am able to get a resort in Orlando but not much other desired locations are popping up for me even with a request first. I would love to buy points with MVC so I can trade within the MVC internal network but can not see paying $15-25ish to get in
    Thinking of adding a mandatory Vistana Resort... thinking having internal trades might work out better to get more demand location -like Cancun, Atlantis, Hawaii(considering buying Westin Kierland or Vistana Villages Key West) I am considering selling my Manor Club and just using one of those for Interval trading as a back up
    My question for any and all that this applies to- is what you see difference on Interval between the two systems with the priority factored in? Has it made a huge difference in your trading power? I could keep MVC and add Vistana- but not sure if I want to pay all those MFs
    Any advice from someone who has both?
     
  2. VacationForever

    VacationForever Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    Where do you want to go to, which properties and what size units? If you are wanting to trade into Vistana, a Marriott week won't see anything that is in high demand due to the Vistana-Vistana priority block for about 3 weeks. Last couple of years I have not seen 2BR Vistana deposits other than resorts with 2BR non-lockoff units like Nanea.

    I don't know anything about Manor Club but my Desert Springs Villas I red/platinum season is a fabulous trader. Locking off, I have used the studios to pick up Newport Coast and the 1BRs for 3BR Ko Olina in March - 2 B2B weeks about 7 months before. My weeks are enrolled and I intend to deposit my Grande Vista week next year into II for trading, keeping Desert Springs weeks for MVC DC use or try to rent them out..

    Vistana internal system is great for no hassle booking within VSN system. I alternate my usage between VSN and trading in II.
     
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    Thanks so much for your reply!This was very helpful!
     
  4. tschwa2

    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    If you are restricted in the weeks or months you can vacation and/or can't travel fairly last minute- then using a Marriott trader for the more difficult resorts in prime-ish season and need to be confirmed at least 6 months out, then I don't recommend getting a marriott trader. I go back and forth but currently, I do not have one. Sometimes bargains come up and I can't seem to help myself.

    Nice but fairly easy exhanges like Orlando, Vegas, Williamsburg, Branson, summer Utah, summer Aruba in a 1Br or studio, early spring in Hilton Head are slightly harder but still do able without a Marriott trader.

    Difficult exchanges are more likely but still difficult and not guaranteed with a Marriott trader.

    If you want an Easter week or late spring/early summer South Carolina, or want a 2 BR in Hawaii confirmed 6 months+ in advance but are pretty wide open as to the resort and the time of year, or a 2 BR in Aruba in anything other than the busiest 8 weeks of the year or a 2 br Florida Beach during the winter but do not need a specific week or two than having a Marriott trader is a real advantage.
     
  5. mjm1

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    We own both MVC and Vistana and love both of the systems. We have successfully used SO’s from owning WKV to stay at Kaanapali North, Lagunamar, St John, Harborside at Atlantis, and Desert Willow. We travel mostly in shoulder seasons due to other commitments, so the 8 month window has not been an issue.

    The up front cost at WKV is higher than SVV, but I believe the MFs are a bit lower. We bought WKV because of the location as we are more likely to use it rather than a resort in Florida.

    Good luck.

    Best regards.

    Mike
     
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    Marriott Frenchman's Cove, Hyatt Sunset Harbor, Harborside at Atlantis, Marriott Aruba Surf Club, Marriott Grande Ocean, Westin Kierland Villas, Westin Lagunamar
    I’d sell your Manor Club and buy any timeshare that rents for a lot of money over the maintenance fees. Take the rent from that and rent a timeshare to anywhere you want to go. No muss, no fuss.
     

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