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fixed week vs float week

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by stein97, May 12, 2018.

  1. stein97

    stein97 TUG Member

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    First I want to thank the TUG community for all your help, I know I have been posting a lot.

    My wife and I are in the final decision process of buying at Harborside. Of course as we are ready to buy she asked why would buy fixed week vs float week.

    My thought process is next 7 years my kids spring break is on week 12.

    So If I buy a deeded fix week “12”, and decide in a few years to go on week 17, can I give up my week 12 and select 17. I realize that week 17 needs to be available and there is a timing aspect to this.

    Is there process for this, like surrendering my week and use my staroptions? Or is the some type of internal process to do this?


    Thanks again.
     
  2. stein97

    stein97 TUG Member

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    While enjoying my coffee and searching this wonderful resource call TUG BBS i found this:

    Does this hold true for Harborside, quote was for WKV.

    thanks
     
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    Harborside weeks book up fast during peak times.....winter thru August. I would doubt very much that if you did not lock up your phase 1 week and tried to float within the season, that you will be successful. Then you will have to compete at the 8 month booking window with all the other VSE owners looking to exchange into the resort. We own a float week in phase 2 and there have been several times, exactly at 12 months out not being able to get the week we wanted.
     
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    Both Fixed and Floating have their benefits and detriments thus what you want to own should be based on your personal travel plans both short term and long term. Having said this my personal preference was to own Fixed Week/Fixed Units. I owned six at one time and found that knowing exactly where my Weeks fell in the calendar enabled me to plan ahead and save money on travel. Having Fixed Units was important to me as three of my Weeks were oceanfront.

    George
     

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