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Florida Gulf Coast Questions

Discussion in 'Hilton Grand Vacations Club / HGVC' started by JIMinNC, Aug 10, 2018 at 9:36 AM.

  1. JIMinNC

    JIMinNC TUG Member

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    HGVC at Sea World
    The news that came out yesterday in the HGV Club Traveler that the SW Florida affiliates will be bookable online by the end of the year will make these more interesting for us, and we'll certainly start browsing these for availability. I'm not a fan of constantly calling in to check availability and having to filter the data through a customer service associate, so these resorts being unavailable online has been a non-starter for us up until now. I understand availability can be spotty at best, and the launch of online access will probably exacerbate that limited availability even more by making it easier to shop. But I do have a couple questions:

    1) For those who have been able to book these properties, how do they compare in quality, furnishings, amenities, etc to regular HGVC owned and managed resorts? Are they on par with regular HGVC or are they more like typical RCI Gold Crown resorts that may be "nice" but a notch below HGVC?

    2) If there is anyone that is familiar with Eagles Nest and Charter Club on Marco Island as well as Marriott's Crystal Shores, how would you compare the two HGVC-affiliated resorts with Marriott's Crystal Shores in location, furnishings, amenities, etc.
     
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    I would say that most of the SW FL affiliates are in the "nice but a notch below HGVC" category. Eagle's Nest is probably the nicest affiliate that I am aware of and it is also a bit newer than most. I own at both Charter Club and Surf Club and although we love our weeks there and they do a decent job of keeping them up to date, it is obvious that they are older resorts.

    However, one place where the Charter Club shines is in the amenities. When you stay, you have free access to rental bikes, hobbie cat sail boats (they will even sail with you and give a free lesson!), kayaks, paddle boards, plus the usual tennis, basketball, pickle ball courts. Last year when we stayed, my conservative estimate was that we used $300-400 worth of rentals compared to having to rent the same things at other resorts on the island.

    Kurt
     
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    Am I correct in saying that both Eagles Nest and Charter Club have more units than the majority of the SW Florida resorts?
     
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    Ko Olina BC, Waioha BC, Crystal Shores (2 Gold), Kierland (Gold Plus), Ocean Pointe, Eagle's Nest, Vistana BC, Villas at Doral, Mizner Place, Windward Pointe, Star Island
    I am an owner at the Eagle's Nest and Crystal Shores. In addition to the prior comments the Eagle's Nest, while their units are nicely done, does not match up against Crystal Shores. There is no advantage to either location or beach, they are not that far apart. Also, the resort grounds of Crystal Shores are far superior to the Eagle's Nest. The superiority of Crystal Shores is definitely reflected in their maint. fees!
     
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    Yes, those are probably the largest two SW FL properties by a good margin.

    Kurt
     
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    The HGVC Florida affiliate properties are older, smaller, well maintained resorts.
    The Marriott Crystal Shore property is a newer mega resort in comparison.

    HGVC has several videos which will give you an idea.
    - https://vimeo.com/album/3157676
    - https://vimeo.com/album/2984105


    Number units at each location from the HGVC Disclosure Agreement:

    Captiva Island, Florida
    The Cottages at South Seas Island Resort [14 units]
    Harbourview Villas at South Seas Island Resort [10 units]
    Plantation Bay Villas at South Seas Island Resort [4 units]
    Plantation Beach Club at South Seas Island Resort (I, II & III) [56 units]
    Plantation House at South Seas Island Resort [12 units]
    South Seas Club at South Seas Island Resort [24 units]

    Estero Island, Florida
    Seawatch On-the-Beach Resort [42 units]

    Hutchinson Island, Florida
    Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort [30 units]

    Marco Island, Florida
    Club Regency of Marco Island [32 units]
    Eagle's Nest Beach Resort [96 units]
    The Surf Club of Marco [44 units]
    The Charter Club of Marco Beach [80 units]
    Sunset Cove Resort [36 units]

    Sanibel Island, Florida
    Casa Ybel Resort [74 units]
    Hurricane House Resort [15 units]
    Sanibel Cottages Resort [28 units]
    Tortuga Beach Club Resort [54 units]
    Shell Island Beach Club Resort [43 units]
     
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    Thanks alwysonvac. The videos are particularly helpful.

    Are those unit numbers shown above the TOTAL units at that location or the number that have joined/participate in HGVC? I recognize that even if the numbers shown are those that are part of HGVC, that doesn't mean they all get put into the HGVC pool in any given year.

    Thanks to PigsDad and jhac007 as well. Exactly the info I was looking for.
     
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    Here’s a list of the various websites

    http://www.floridagrandvacations.com/

    The Charter Club of Marco Beach - http://charterclub.hgvc.com/
    Club Regency of Marco Island - http://clubregency.hgvc.com/
    Eagle's Nest Beach Resort - http://eaglesnest.hgvc.com/
    The Surf Club of Marco - www.surfclub.hgvc.com/
    Casa Ybel - http://casaybel.hgvc.com
    Hurricane House - http://hurricanehouse.hgvc.com/
    Sanibel Cottages - http://sanibelcottages.hgvc.com/
    Tortuga Beach Club - http://tortuga.hgvc.com/
    The Cottages at South Seas Island – http://cottages.hgvc.com/
    Harbourview Villas at South Seas Island - http://harbourview.hgvc.com/
    Plantation Bay Villas at South Seas Island - http://plantationbayvillas.hgvc.com/
    Plantation Beach Club at South Seas Island - http://plantationbeachssp.hgvc.com/
    Plantation House at South Seas Island - http://plantationhouse.hgvc.com/
    South Seas Club at South Seas Island - http://southseasclub.hgvc.com/
    Seawatch on-the-Beach Resort - http://seawatch.hgvc.com/
    Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation Resort - http://plantationbeach-irp.hgvc.com/
    Shell Island Beach Club Resort - http://shellislandbeachclubsanibel.com/welcome
    Sunset Cove Resort - https://www.ihg.com/holidayinnclubvacations/hotels/us/en/marco-island/apfcv/hoteldetail
     
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    I believe that Shell Island is the same. Can we still book those two using HGVC points?
     
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    Sunset cove yes, shell island no.
     
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    Did not know that, so you’re definitely correct it’s a possibility. Has anyone recently booked it via hgvc? I get offered sunset cove when calling in from time to time, but haven’t been offended shell island so I guess that’s what made me assume!
     
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    If I remember my reading correctly, Shell Island has some units that are fully owned by individuals and that was the genesis of their pull out from Hilton. I don’t think there are many HGVC units left there so that could account for the lack of Shell Island units available for HGVC members.
     
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    Here’s what the HGVC Disclosure document states (see below).
    However as stated earlier, it doesn’t mean the units make it into the HGVC pool on any given year. Owners could use their week, rent it, or deposit it with an exchange company (II, RCI, SFX, etc).

    VIII. CLUB MEMBERS PARTICIPATING IN THE CLUB

    Affiliated Resorts with 1 - 100 Members
    Casa Ybel Resort
    Cottages at South Seas
    Hurricane House
    Plantation Bay Villas
    Plantation Beach Club (I, II and III)
    Plantation House
    Sea Watch On-The-Beach
    The South Seas Club
    Tortuga Beach Club
    Harbourview Villas at South Seas Island Resort

    Affiliated Resorts with 101 - 249 Members
    Club Regency of Marco Island
    Plantation Beach Club at Indian River Plantation
    Sanibel Cottages
    Shell Island Beach Club
    The Surf Club of Marco

    Affiliated Resorts with 250 - 499 Members
    Charter Club
    Eagle’s Nest Resort

    Affiliated Resorts with 500 - 999 Members
    Sunset Cove
     
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