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Looking into buying resale 2bdrm OFC at WKORV

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by VacationFamily, Aug 11, 2018 at 12:57 PM.

  1. VacationFamily

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    I am looking to buy a 2bdrm oceanfront center annual at WKORV. I have been researching the Westin timeshares on TUG for a long while. We visited Maui in July for the first time & love the area around WKORV. My family & I would like to visit Maui at least once a year, so I figure a timeshare is a really good option for my family of 4 especial if my 2 kids would like to bring a friend or two in the coming years. I found a a resale on a well known site that I am really thinking of call and talking to them to get more information. I wanted to see what people on TUG think about WKORV.

    Any input or insight would be great, thank you.
     
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    Very nice resort - excellent unit.

    One caveat - there are only a few of these OFC units, so to reserve the date you want, you must make the reservation the very second the reservation window opens. If you are not an organized, advanced planner who can commit to reservations 12 months out - you will have difficulty getting the dates you want.

    The view from the bottom floor is not nearly as good as the high floors - another reason to book as early as possible.
     
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    If I put an offer in for this OFC, can I ask the seller to reserve a week in 2019 as part of the offer? I know the resale process can take a couple of months so that is why I am thinking of asking the seller to reserve a week in late July or early August 2019.
     
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    Yes you can BUT as @DeniseM said that reservation should have been made immediately at the 12-month mark which means you are already late for making a late July 2019 reservation and an early August 2019 reservation. In all likelihood, the next time reservations can be made for a seven-day period for OFC at WKORV will be at Midnight Eastern time Wednesday August 15 for arrival Friday August 16, 2019.
     
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    Agreed - It's too late to get July or early August - the reservation has to be made EXACTLY 12 months before check-in.
     
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    That’s what I thought. So if I get the resale, best view option for 2019 would be OV and then plan 2020 OFV.
     
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    If you purchase OFC resale then in 2019 you could reserve floating view but not until the 8-month mark. You, of course, would then be set up to strike at the appropriate time (exactly at the 12-month mark) in 2019 for making your 2020 OFC reservation.
     
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    Just to clarify: You cannot reserve Ocean View, unless you own Ocean View - your only options are Ocean Front, or Floating View.

    A floating view reservation is a Staroption reservation that is made at 8-0 months before check-in, and it has an unassigned view.

    The specific unit and view are assigned by the front desk at check-in.

    During high season, you are most likely to get an Island View. In the south phase, this means a parking lot view.
     
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    Thanks. Going to change my post for future reference!
     
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    If you want to stay in a WKORV OFC villa every year, it makes sense to buy one, because they rent for about $4,600.

    Also, when you are the owner, you have better control over getting an early reservation - which will result in a higher floor and better view.

    But, as posted above, you have to be organized and make your reservations in a timely manner. It's very doable - as long as you understand the reservation rules.
     
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    Thank you all for the information.
     
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    Just for info:

    I just went thru the 'owner will book a week for you' with my OFD (easier than OFC). Let's just say that the owners were kind to do this....but were not sufficiently motivated/skilled/equipped to actually snag a reservation. Look, I'm not complaining....it was a generous favor for me (not in the contract). Just making a point; I wouldn't absolutely count on getting the reservation you desire if the booking is in the seller's hands. YMMV

    Next.....once I had access to my unit/dashboard, I actually saw a full OFD week in June just sitting on the dashboard (for a day+) in August. So, weeks do cancel/rebook or just pop-up after the 12 month mark.....but I wouldn't count on it. If you're flexible......there are options.
     
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    The problem you might also have is that they will likely have a later timestamp so you may get a less desireable bottom floor unit with obstructed ocean view and less privacy.
     
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    Absolutely. But, with the first year ownership with access to booking late in the year.....you may not have a choice.
    It comes down to: Use it, rent it, use the SO's.

    Late in the year rentals....not so good
    If you have kids....fall occupancy not an option.
    Using the SO's.... will be worse than poor time stamp MTL.

    But that's the breaks.
     

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