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Vidanta Grand Luxe Loft cost

Discussion in 'Mexico Timesharing' started by MaxB, Nov 24, 2018.

  1. MaxB

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    We are new to timeshare. We will be traveling to Cancun and we are considering to buy Vidanta Grand Luxe Loft based on threads in this forum. What would be the best price we should expect to pay ?
     
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    Grand Luxxe has several different size loft units and a wide variety of types of contracts available. Vidanta, the developer, has structured the contracts in a way that severely limits the resale market for them, so you would likely wind up having to buy from them retail; their pricing is comparable to developer sales of similar quality timeshares. The contracts also include a confidentiality clause, so you probably won't get much of the way of a response in an open forum like this. There are just too many variables in what you're asking to give you a good answer and I don't have current information on their pricing.
     
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    Eric gives good advice; there is really no direct answer to your question as the Vidanta contracts vary all over the place in terms of price and amenities. You really need to understand the overall landscape before even thinking about actually buying. You do this by a lot of research on this and other forums not only about Vidanta but also the entire world of timeshares. There is a wealth of published knowledge in this forum.

    Because you mentioned you were new to timeshares; I suggest you put away any thoughts of buying anything for a good while. This industry is full of bargains but even those carry a burden. I do own at Vidanta and would do it again - but I bought at a different time. You really need to do your homework and be truly honest with yourself what you want for you family vacations and how best to achieve it; don't get blinded by the Vidanta glitz.

    Mike
     
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  4. T-Dot-Traveller

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    Hi MaxB
    Eric & Mike have given you good information . Their prior posts in various threads in the Mexican forum should help you learn more as well .

    I note you list Austin Texas as your location . ( not a cold winter climate)

    Vidanta (and most Mexican resort areas ) have built TS unit numbers for peak snowbird & Mexican Holiday season(s) which is Christmas to Easter . ( late Dec to mid April )

    This is when they are “full” .

    If your vacation times preference include mid April to mid December - then there is generally lots of availability that can be easily accessed through various exchange company portals - RCI , II, SFX .

    Explore all options & learn more .
     
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    Thanks Rich. FYI, that site is a rental agency for Vidanta properties that is unrelated to Vidanta. There is also Aimfair.com, which is a Vidanta owners forum set up by some long time owners.
     
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    We have been to Grand Luxe a few times and attended a few sales “ updates”. The purchase prices went lower every few minutes during a 3 hour high pressure session. Started out at Hundred$ of thou$and. We have traded there 9 times. We never purchased and we learned from owners at pool to expect many required costly upgrades every few years. No details except the owners used the term “stuck in quicksand” .
     
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    There are no required upgrades - if you learn to say: "NO -thank you"

    We bought in 2006 - Mayan Palace 1 bedroom suite - net 16 K / we have gone to 4 "owner updates & never upgraded .
    Happy in the warm Mexican sunshine .

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    Last time (2016) we were told : sales would not spend more "marketing dollars" to entice us to go to presentations
    I agreed that not spending more $ on us --made good business sense .

    LOL
     
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    Given how easy of an exchange it is into any Grand Luxxe, why would anyone buy there? I pay less than $1400 a week after exchange fees and their new outrageous resort fee.
     
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    The resort fee is OUTRAGEOUS indeed. PLUS the meals, if you want to buy the plan. We stayed once at the GL Residence in NVallarta. Really can't afford to go back.
     

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