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Westin St John Master Thread - Part 3 [Dec. 2017 and forward]

Discussion in 'Vistana Signature Experiences (formerly Starwood)' started by DavidnRobin, Dec 1, 2017.

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    Mailed in the slip to avoid the bogus late fee. (But mailing it with certified delivery/returned signature ended up costing the equivalent of the late fee:doh:)
    Same situation here, haven't/didn't receive either...
    You can see the MF statement in the dashboard of the VSE page. Click Dashboard/Ownership Information/Maintenance Fee Details & Statements
     
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    My Coral Vista- 2 bedroom was $1,847.55

    2017- $1,808.82
     
  3. DavidnRobin

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    On Vistana.com

    THE WESTIN ST. JOHN RESORT VILLAS IS NOW ACCEPTING RESERVATIONS FOR ARRIVALS BEGINNING JANUARY 4, 2019.

    Progress in paradise: this beautiful Caribbean resort has been rebuilding, and will be back soon and ready to enjoy.

    The Westin St. John Resort Villas is happy to welcome Owners and Guests back to beautiful St. John. Many repairs and updates have been made — with more currently ongoing — to bring back this slice of Caribbean paradise. Some things will be restored, while others have even been improved upon or are brand new.

    FASTER, EASIER ARRIVAL AND DEPARTURE
    New ferry and van transportation options for more comfortable, quicker rides and more frequent departures
    New dockside Westin Waterfront Desk for seamless, time-saving check-in and check-out while Guests wait for their ferry
    Taxi service and car rentals will be available

    RESORT IMPROVEMENTS AND UPDATES
    New balconies added to Studio villas in the Coral Vista phase
    All villas feature brand-new furniture and Westin Heavenly Showers
    Buildings in the Sunset Bay phase will have new metal roofs, improving storm sustainability and insulation
    Internet, television and door lock upgrades are underway
    Landscape is growing back well, with much of it newly-planted

    GUEST FAVORITES AND DINING
    Snorkles Bar & Grill will be open as well as Mango Deli, the resort’s on-the-go marketplace, and a new food and beverage concept slated for opening in 2019.
    In-room grocery deliveries and pre-stock will be available
    The quarter-acre resort pool and private white-sand beach are ready to enjoy
    Island tours and excursions, non-motorized water sports equipment use, and resort activities will be available just as before
    The WestinWORKOUT Fitness Studio is loaded with brand-new equipment, including a TRX strength-training station
    The Spa and Westin Family Kids Club will be operational as before

    Discover St. John for the first time, or return home to your favorite island paradise, beginning January 4, 2019.


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    Where can I find a resort map for WSJ? I have searched but seem to find one.

    Thank you.

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    Here is the current map on Vistana
     

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    Westin Kierland Villas- Annual & EOY
    Thank you.
     
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    This will of course be revised because there is no lobby or knox and Ollie’s anymore
     
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    MF bill is arriving today according to USPS informed delivery digest...
     
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    What is the link to check for WSJ tax payment information?
     
  11. DavidnRobin

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    https://propertytax.vi.gov/



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    Thank you! Just paid the bill. Have to call because the website is not working.
    BTW, I've never received this year's bill.
     
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    WSJ reopens tomorrow (1/4/19) any Tuggers going to be there?? We arrive on March 1!! Can't wait. :banana:
     
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    Either DaveandRobin or TomandRobin posted a while ago how one would find the person who uses the same WJS unit the week before we use our week. Something about the numbers posted on the tax bill?

    Anyone know how to do this? We have a week 8 Sunday check in and in a few years (2022) that will be President's week. I work for a school in the N.East and we get the week after President's day off. I'd love to contact the owner and see if they'd be able to switch that week with us.

    Any help appreciated.
     
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    It was a while ago, and had to some sleuthing.
    Find your Parcel Number (Tax Bill?) - the PN should end in 2 letters (e.g.
    xxxxx-CD).
    To find adjacent weeks - search for xxxxx-CC and xxxxx-CE using the parcel finder (?) on the USVI site. Could be same site as searching for Prop Tax (?).
    Be aware that often the Name or other info is missing from the listings.

    I was lucky in that I had their LLC name, State and County and was able to find them on a google search.
    I asked them if they ever wanted to sell their 2nd week (same villa), then to contact me which they did a few years later.

    I was also in communication with them about maintenance issues (that started the original WSJ thread). We even offered to buy a new sleeper/sofa as it was in deplorable condition, but then the refurbishment went thru.
    (that lead to the infamous ‘lawsuit’, and the election of Bob/Phil).


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    Hi,
    We own 1 bedroom at Virgin Grand, week 18. Bought 2017 from owner. Our MF went from 770$ for 2017 to 1554$ for 2018 ( I excluding reserves replacement).
    Could anybody explain such increase ?

    thanks
     
  20. cubigbird

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    I believe the maintenance fees were cut in half while the resort was down due to the hurricane. What you are seeing is a return to the normal fee.
     
  21. DavidnRobin

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    Correct - compare to 2017 and not to 2018. 2018 MFs were reduced (~65% iirc) due to the resort being closed.

    I used our 2018 WSJ SOs to stay for 17 nites in a 1Bd at WPORV last June.
    I think it ended up costing ~$110/nite total (bargain).


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  22. DavidnRobin

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    See above...
    Who got the 2018 SOs?


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  23. dioxide45

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    Did the seller disclose the 2016 MFs when selling or just the 2017 fees? Possibly sounds like a shifty seller if they only disclosed the lower fees from 2017 and not that they had been reduced for one year only because of the hurricane and the resort being closed.
     
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    thank you, I actually bought in 2016, first year usage in 2017.
     
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    Well, I'm thankful I checked TUG today. I never paid my taxes because I also never got a bill. I went to the tax site and can see the amount but can't see a way to pay them online. Every time I click around it freezes my computer... What's the best way to fix this. Also, I've been living in a new house for 4 years and they have yet to correct my address although I've mentioned it and changed the address every time I have paid a bill. Is there anyone in the office I might ask for who knows what they're doing?
     

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