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Toasty at Kierland right now

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by buzglyd, Jun 11, 2019.

  1. buzglyd

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    We booked an II Getaway to get away from June gloom and mis-timed it by a week.

    Weather is beautiful in Carlsbad now and it is supposed to be 110 in Scottsdale. We really like this resort though and got offered $200 or 35,000 Bonvoy to do the tour. I said what the heck and took the $200.

    They pushed the Flex and offered me $9300 to trade in my SVV odd year 81k ( which I purchased for $100). My final price was $21,000 for every year 81k Westin Flex and 270,000 Bonvoy points.

    If I wanted another 81k in even years I suppose I could just spend another $100 and get an even year. The three sales people we engaged with were all very polite and no high pressure. 90 minutes. Wife already booked a massage with her loot.

    I still might pick up a resale 2br here one of these years but not now.
     
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    Yes June is usually the hottest month in Phoenix but who knows with this years weather. We have a Gold plus resale at WKV every other year but I always wish we had just purchased a Platinum every year resale. I just picked up an August MCV Getaway last night. It’ll probably be really hot then too but just love it there


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    We're looking at homes in the area and noticed the temps this week. Yikes! That's hot! Even if it's a "dry" heat. :eek:
     
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    We are considering becoming California refugees here as well. We'll keep a place in Carlsbad for the summer months.
     
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    We moved to Prescott, AZ from Mission Viejo 29 years ago and love it here. We do still return to California several times a year but just to visit and stay in our timeshares.


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    I was in San Diego late last month and there was definitely the May/Grey June/Gloom season. We get May/Grey in Northern Calif but June tends to be sunny and gets hot by the end of the month. I need to travel to PHX for work this month and am dreading the heat and the ice cold air conditioning. At least it is dry heat like a sauna. I cannot tolerate steamy heat like Florida.
     
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    I have two gold plus WKV that I got from resale. They are fine for me , but like you, in retrospect I wish I had gotten Platinum. I absolutely LOVE Kierland.
     
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    We really like that place! We go in January for the Barrett-Jackson auction. It's usually cool enough at night to play with the remote controlled fireplace. We also like strolling over to the hotel to see the piper and enjoy the scotch bar and restaurants over there. Plus we take the shuttle down town to do some shopping. The place is awesome! Scottsdale is a Mecca for car nuts like me. Even when the big auctions are not in town, the cars and coffee events here are amazing!
     
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    WKV rocks! We have only stayed there once with our ownership, but have visited the resort during other trips to the area. We liked it during our drop-in visits, but loved it after finally staying there last year.

    The heat this time of year is tough. We live in Vegas and we are now in the low 100's, so not quite as hot. Summer is upon us.

    Best regards.

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    The best of both worlds. We love AZ as long as we can skip June through Sept
     
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    Some high clouds rolled in and it only hit 100. Forecast for 110 tomorrow.

    I’ll consider snagging a week for Barret Jackson. I have friends that go every year.

    A couple of years ago I saw a really nice Resto-mod 1962 Corvette that went for 53 grand. Glad I wasn’t there or it would have been an expensive trip!
     
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    I feel your pain. I am at Embarc Palm Desert this week - low 100's last week, 114 today. I went shopping this morning then went to the movies this afternoon. I'm currently hibernating inside the unit.

    I was on Maui a few weeks ago during their record heat wave - mid 90's, 60% humidity, no trade winds. So two-for two on heat waves, lol.

    It's a toss up on which is worse and I am honestly not a June gloom fan, but 114 is pushing it for dry heat.
     
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    I lived in Yuma in 1990 and it hit 123 one day. Not fun.
     
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    We had probably the gloomiest, chilliest May in memory here in San Diego (May Gray/June Gloom is my least favorite season). We even got an inch of rain, very unusual for here (I liked that part). But it made me long for summer, which I may come to regret (jk) because it got here in a big way yesterday and today (90s and 100s here in inland Poway). BTW, the last two summers I was in Palm Desert, it reached 120 degrees.
     
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    In MI, it rained 28 out of 31 days and thus far June is shaping up to be a rainy month as well
     
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    I have been following resales lately and pickings are pretty slim. It would be a rare feat to score a 81K Prime SVV week these days for only $100. I don't know if it is the merger or what, but even the EOY 1BR weeks are selling for high prices on eBay.
     
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    One of these just closed on eBay this week
     
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    Been there several times and never been in the pool. We go in January for Barrett-Jackson, and the highs are in the low 70's for about 2 hours. The pools are heated, and there are always people in them, but that's too cool for me. I like my pool around 85, thank you! Kierland is perfect for Barrett-Jackson - West World is only about 10 miles away. Also, one of the major auctions is in a tent in the parking lot, right in front of the hotel.
     
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    You are right. I have updated my post. I meant to say it would be a rare feat to pick another one up for $100. The one on eBay sold for about $1300 but also had a hefty closing fee and required payment of 2019 MFs, though one did also get 2019 usage. Though at this point, it is doubtful to close in enough time to be able to bank any of the Options.
     
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    Even though the unit sold on July 10th ... he just listed the same unit again on eBay ... is this seller a scammer??
     
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    Forecast of 112 today!

    Returning to a more normal 104 tomorrow.
     
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    I heard that we were getting a break and that it will only be 109 today. It was 115 yesterday so we are sending the heat your way.
     
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    Not necessarily. I accidentally bidded on the wrong item and won. I informed the seller immediately of my error so the item was relisted.
     
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    Guess not:

    I am not selling the same week and ownership, we have several of these and just wanted to the the auction up right away. The deeded week and unit number are for deeding purposes only and have no bearing. However, I have updated the current deeded week and unit number for this particular ownership in the eBay ad.

    Good Luck Bidding!

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