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Discussion in 'Buying, Selling & Renting Timeshares' started by travelplus, Nov 5, 2018.

  1. travelplus

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    We have been using our Time Shares yearly. With our Sedona Summit and Scottsdale Villa Mirage we use two weeks during the Winter December/January Holidays with our 2 Bedroom Lock Off Unit. With extra RCI TPU points I booked us a third week at Los Abrigados in a 1 bedroom but hope for a 2 bedroom.

    Our Ridge Tahoe Resort is such a beauty! We use our Marriott Desert Springs Villas to trade into here for our 2nd week in a 2 bedroom Lock Off.

    What has been working is to make friends with the General Managers and Front Desk Managers. For instance at the Sedona Summit I have become friendly with the GM who "locks in" the same unit for us if its available or not under renovation. We have found a perfect one that is close to the Clubhouse, Pools and Spas.

    At the Scottsdale Villa Mirage I have also made good relations with the manager who helps us to select the best unit.

    At the Ridge I have made good friends with the General Manager and Front Desk Manager and they assist us to get us the best room possible and help us to piggyback the Exchange Week.

    Also for the Los Abrigados this year I asked the GM at the Summit to e-mail the GM and all of our preferences at the Los Abrigados It helps to stay within the same company for this reason.

    You have to learn the ropes and being that we bought resale I see no real difference in having spent 1000s more.

    Waking up to the Red Rocks is pure bliss for us. I am able to get good airfares and with Southwest Vouchers I booked my Parents and I a flight for $164 with vouchers.

    What we find beneficial over a hotel is that we can cook our meals or go out for dinner. I have my own "Lockoff" unit with a TV, Bathroom etc. The activities are fun to attend.

    So even if the Maintenance Fees increase its not like we spent $20,000-$60,000 to purchase the unit. We spent at the most $1,000 for a week but some were S900.

    I wish you well on your search! Please take this post to heart when buying a unit. Don't go and pay more than you really need to. Just like a car the Timesahre depreciates. The same unit went for more $$$ when it was brand new!
     
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  2. Panina

    Panina TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Hgvc Eagles Nest, Hgvc Surf Club, Hgvc Indian River, Hgvc Anderson, Sunrise Bay & Club, Chetola, Gulf Tides, Jade Tree Cove, Banyan Resort, Blue Ridge Village
    Obviously you are a happy timeshare owner like me.:thumbup:
     
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