TUG MEMBERS: Joining TUG does not automatically register you as a user of the TUG Bulletin Board. You must register yourself.


*ads are disabled when logged in as a member*
  1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. The TUGBBS forums are completely free and open to the public and exist as the absolute best place for owners to get help and advice about their timeshares for more than 25 years!

    Join tens of thousands of other owners just like you here to get any and all Timeshare questions answered!
    Dismiss Notice
  3. TUG has now saved timeshare owners more than $12,000,000 dollars just by finding us in time to rescind a new Timeshare purchase! A truly incredible milestone!

    Read more here: TUG saves owners more than $12Million dollars
    Dismiss Notice
  4. Sign up to get the TUG Newsletter for free! Join tens of thousands of other owners who get this every week! Latest resort reviews and the most important topics discussed by owners during the week!
    Dismiss Notice
  5. TUG is trying out a new program that will trade you a TUG membership for a Timeshare resort review if you are an expired member, or even just a guest here on the forums!

    Read more here
    Dismiss Notice
  6. Our official "end my sales presentation early" T-shirts are available again! Also come with the option for a free membership extension with purchase to offset the cost!

    Read more Here
    Dismiss Notice
  7. Follow the TUG Member Banner as it travels the world on vacation with Timeshare owners! Also sign up to get the banner sent to you so you can submit a photo of your vacation with the banner to share with TUG! Banner Thread
    Dismiss Notice
  8. TUG has now joined Priceline.com as an affiliate!

    Members and guests who book air travel, rental cars and even Cruise Vacations thru TUG's priceline links will now support TUG in the process!

    Read more here
  9. A few of the most common links here on the forums for newbies and guests!
    Dismiss Notice

RCI Resort Near Marriott Newport Coast

Discussion in 'US - Western States Timesharing' started by donnaval, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. donnaval

    donnaval Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    Western PA
    I made an II exchange into Marriott Newport Coast. It's a bit of a trip from the East coast so I'd like to turn this into a two-week timeshare stay but I don't have any other II weeks at the moment so II resorts are out. I have a boatload of RCI TPUs though and really need to use up some of them. I have zero knowledge of California geography, so could someone recommend RCI timeshares within an hour or so of Newport Coast. I'd prefer to stay away from the L.A. area. Any info appreciated!
     
  2. Luanne

    Luanne TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    11,591
    Likes Received:
    2,167
    Trophy Points:
    548
    Location:
    New Mexico
    Try the properties in Anaheim. You could also look into San Clemente, or even as far south as Oceanside, Solana Beach or Carlsbad. You can start your search in RCI by looking for Southern California Coast.

    What time of year is your exchange?
     
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2019
    donnaval likes this.
  3. donnaval

    donnaval Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    Western PA
    Thanks Luanne - late October. I really appreciate the info!
     
  4. SteelerGal

    SteelerGal TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2019
    Messages:
    550
    Likes Received:
    205
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    90740
    Resorts Owned:
    WDW, WKV, SDO, HPP, HH, Bay Club
    Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Clemente, Solana Beach, Carlsbad, Escondido, Oceanside, San Diego,
     
    skimble, klpca and donnaval like this.
  5. melissy123

    melissy123 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 12, 2010
    Messages:
    965
    Likes Received:
    130
    Trophy Points:
    153
    Palm Springs. A litttle bit further than what you mentioned, but all of the areas listed above would be a daytrip from Newport Coast Villas.
     
  6. talkamotta

    talkamotta TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    Sandy, UT
    I love Welk in Escondido, its close enough to San Deigo and Carlsbad. You will do a little bit of driving but you will get to see the area. The resort is nice enough to hang out there, too.
     
  7. hjtug

    hjtug TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Dec 17, 2006
    Messages:
    822
    Likes Received:
    15
    Trophy Points:
    228
    We, too, have enjoyed Welk for many years. Unfortunately we haven't been able to get in there lately since it started phasing out II.
     
  8. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    21,542
    Likes Received:
    1,324
    Trophy Points:
    549
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    Resorts Owned:
    Wyndham Plat,RCI pts,Shell,WorldMark,OKW,SSR pts; Marriott's Willow Ridge;Val Chatelle; Hono Koa; SBP; Blue Ridge Village.
    And it looks like they may get the 1-in-4 rule added to the resort.
     
  9. Quimby4

    Quimby4 TUG Member

    Joined:
    Mar 20, 2007
    Messages:
    1,506
    Likes Received:
    30
    Trophy Points:
    258
    Location:
    S. California
    Resorts Owned:
    Marriott DSV II
    Riviera Beach Spa Resort (deed back 2018)
    Is Welk moving to RCI? Very limited II inventory recently :(
     
  10. b2bailey

    b2bailey TUG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    483
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA
    With such a limited window -- week before, or week after your Newport Coast wewk -- I'd say to just be happy with whatever you are able to pick up through RCI. While writing this, I am thinking I'd do the RCI exchange week before Newport. Otherwise, just about anything would be a disappointment.
     
    klpca likes this.
  11. talkamotta

    talkamotta TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    2,030
    Likes Received:
    128
    Trophy Points:
    273
    Location:
    Sandy, UT
    They have added the 1 in 4 rule. I loved going there in January and February to get out of the cold and next year I had to pick another resort. I hope the resort I picked is as nice as Welk.
     
  12. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    21,542
    Likes Received:
    1,324
    Trophy Points:
    549
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    Resorts Owned:
    Wyndham Plat,RCI pts,Shell,WorldMark,OKW,SSR pts; Marriott's Willow Ridge;Val Chatelle; Hono Koa; SBP; Blue Ridge Village.
    The Grand Pacific properties are all very nice. I would equate them to most of the nicer resorts. Marriott's Newport Coast is exceptional.
     
  13. donnaval

    donnaval Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 7, 2005
    Messages:
    902
    Likes Received:
    44
    Trophy Points:
    238
    Location:
    Western PA
    Thanks everyone - I got the Worldmark Mission Valley in San Diego for the week before Newport Coast.
     
    klpca likes this.
  14. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    21,542
    Likes Received:
    1,324
    Trophy Points:
    549
    Location:
    The Centennial State
    Resorts Owned:
    Wyndham Plat,RCI pts,Shell,WorldMark,OKW,SSR pts; Marriott's Willow Ridge;Val Chatelle; Hono Koa; SBP; Blue Ridge Village.
    Good for you! That should be nice. Be sure to write a review. I noticed so few reviews for WorldMark properties. Kind of odd.
     
    donnaval likes this.
  15. b2bailey

    b2bailey TUG Member

    Joined:
    Oct 30, 2007
    Messages:
    1,640
    Likes Received:
    483
    Trophy Points:
    293
    Location:
    Santa Cruz CA
    Perfect!
    You can use this location to explore -- Balboa Park, Coronado Island, North as far as San Juan Capistrano. I would imagine a day trip each day. Not thinking you will spend a lot of time just hanging at this location. Then, while at Newport Coast you can keep your travels closer in and enjoy time at that resort.
     
    donnaval likes this.

Share This Page