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Are there two resorts right next to each other in Orlando?

Discussion in 'US - Florida Timesharing' started by melpollard, Apr 17, 2019.

  1. melpollard

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    thinking of putting in for trade at two different resorts that are very close together or related in Orlando. Thinking this might maximize my chances of getting two or three large units at Christmas 2020 or 2021.

    Which resorts would you choose?


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    Marriott's Sabal Palms, Royal Palms and Imperial Palms are part of the same complex. Sheraton's Vistana Resort (not Villages) is right around the corner from that Marriott complex.

    (Grand Beach is across the road from the Sheraton but those would be my first choice.)

    All of that is right near the Disney property line.

    If you are spending time at Universal, there are several fairly close together up on Westwood/International Drive also. (check google maps for Marriott Cypress Harbour and Harbour Lake - with Grande Vista, Sheraton Vistana Villages and Bluegreen (and HGVC-SeaWorld from RCI) within a mile or so.)
     
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    I second the recommendation for Marriott’s Sabal, Royal and Imperial Palms. The drive from there to the WDW parks is as quick and easy (in some ways quicker and easier) than the drive from the Disney resorts. (But from Disney resorts you could take Disney transportation instead of driving.) And the accommodations are lovely. Sheraton Vistana Resort is a little farther away but almost as convenient. We’ve also stayed at Grand Beach and enjoyed their 3 bedroom units, but driving to WDW involves making a left turn onto Hwy. 535, not always easy.
     
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    I feel Cypress Pointe, Diamond Grande Villas Resort , and the Bluegreen Vacation Resort are located in the same general area. They are right next door to one another, liked a triangle, if my memory served me correctly.
     
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    With Interval, if a trade comes through and I accept it, and then a better unit comes available, what are the options? Any? I’ve never used them before.


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    Vacation Village At Parkway & Parkway International are neighbors.

    Vistana Villages is across the street from The Fountains.

    Magic Tree Resort is across the street from WestGate Vacation Villages. Both of those are just around the corner from Orbit One Vacation Villas.

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    You've had some good suggestions so far. I don't know what you're trading in with, but Marriott's Imperial Palms resort only has 3 bedroom units. The other properties at the same location -- Royal Palms and Sabal Palms are resorts that only have 2 bedroom units.

    If you only request Imperial Palms, Interval may present that option with an upgrade fee. Might be worth it to have everyone in the same complex.

    In regards to holding out for a better option, that's what the E-Plus option that Interval offers is for. The only downside with choosing it is that all subsequent searches must be done manually. So you will be putting some time into getting what you want.
     
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    Yes, thank you! Great suggestions but now I’m looking for opinions on probability, which suggestions might be most probable since it’s going to be hard.


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    The terms and conditions of membership is excellent bedtime reading. :cool:

    https://www.intervalworld.com/iimedia/pdf/iw/buyers-guide.pdf

    Page 7, Item 8 (kinda long)

    RCI has terms and conditions, too.
     
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    Thanks. I’ll give it a try. Usually after two paragraphs , I start hearing Charlie Brown’s mother’s voice in my head.


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    Reunion (a large master plan community) has both Wyndham and Worldmark on the same property ... likely in the same buildings ... likely overlapping the same units. All are 3BR units.

    Edited to add: Both are RCI. If only trading in II, forget these. Sorry.
     
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    That's not unintentional . . . this is timesharing

    :cool:
     
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    And Blue Tree is across the street from Cypress Pointe.
     
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    Wyndham Cypress Palms and Star Island.
     
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    You do have the option when booking a trade to add $59 or so to get E-Plus added. One downside is that you cannot put in an ongoing search for retrade options - it's all about stalking the website.

    I go to WDW a lot but never Christmas week (way way way too crowded) so I'm not sure what will be available but if you are searching in advance, you should be fine.

     
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    Error: This page can't load Google Maps correctly.

    Edited to add: Safari Browser on Mac OS X (latest versions of both). I do NOT have a Google login.
     
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    You can somewhat ignore that.

    It will open with a map of the US, and that warning over it.

    Up above, there are things to click on.

    Click on Florida.

    Now, zoom into the Orlando area.
     
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    Marriotts Cypress and Harbor Lake are across the street from one another.
     
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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reunion,_Florida
     
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    Bluegreen Oasis Lakes & Vistana Villages are right across from each other.
     
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    Actually, when you look at that, you will see that there are 7 clusters of multiple resort locations, where the resorts are within a block or so of each other. The number of resorts in each cluster are 5, 7, 6, 6, 16, 15 and 7.
     
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    I would take MArriotts 1st, then Vistana resorts.
     

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