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Resort charged me a "Short Stay Fee" [Tree Tops Resort in PA]

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by rboesl, Jun 5, 2019.

  1. rboesl

    rboesl TUG Member

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    Over the Memorial Day holiday we went to the Tree Tops Resort in PA. During check in I charged a "Short Stay Fee" because my stay was less than 7 days. The fee was $45 for 3 days. I didn't remember seeing a notice about this fee when making the exchange on RCI. This was on top of a cleaning fee and a room wifi fee (if I wanted to use wifi in the room).

    I've never heard of a Short Stay Fee before. It certainly dulled good deal feeling I had when I made the points exchange and turned the stay into not such a good deal. Does anyone know of any other resorts that charge a Short Stay Fee?
     
  2. tschwa2

    tschwa2 Tug Review Crew: Rookie TUG Member

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    How much was the cleaning fee?

    This is what is listed under the fees tab for RCI.
    Urgent Information
    Mandatory Fees

    Mandatory Security deposit is 150.00 U.S. dollars. Only Credit Cards accepted.

    Paid by bank issued credit card, no prepaid cards, no money order or cash. Amex not accepted.

    Housekeeping Fees

    "Housekeeping fee for all RCI points reservations: There may be a fee of 45.00 U.S. dollars for all units, per stay. Only Credit Cards accepted."

    For point stays for less than 7nights. Amex not accepted, bank issued credit card only.

    "Housekeeping fee for all RCI points reservations: There may be a fee of 50.00 U.S. dollars for 1 Bedroom units, per stay. Only Credit Cards accepted."

    For point stays for less than 7nights. Amex not accepted, bank issued credit card only.

    "Housekeeping fee for all RCI points reservations: There may be a fee of 60.00 U.S. dollars for 2 Bedroom units, per stay. Only Credit Cards accepted."

    For point stays for less than 7nights. Amex not accepted, bank issued credit card only.

    Resort Fees

    Internet fee is 9.95 U.S. dollars. Only Credit Cards accepted.

    Per day, per device
     
  3. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    I’ve notice that on the info on some resorts, they also add fees for points exchanges. I always read the urgent info. There was an extra vacationI was going to book was under $200. For a week, but when I read the urgent info, said Major renovations would be during this year and next, probably why it was so cheap. Of course I passed on that one. Always read the info to determine if the resort is a good fit and the fees are comparable to the stay.
    Silentg
     
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  4. rickandcindy23

    rickandcindy23 TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Wyndham Plat,RCI pts,Shell,WorldMark,OKW,SSR pts; Marriott's Willow Ridge;Val Chatelle; Hono Koa; SBP; Blue Ridge Village.
    This is a normal fee for RCI points exchanges of less than 7 nights. The resorts budget for a full clean after 7 nights, and when they have to do a full clean after a shorter stay, the money has to come from somewhere.
     
  5. dougp26364

    dougp26364 TUG Review Crew: Veteran TUG Member

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    I have to say that all these extra fees make exchanging less and less attractive. It seems as if every time you turn around, there’s another fee. It’s why we’ve gone to systems with internal reservations. It greatly reduces the cost of traveling to places other than your home resort.
     

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