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    Las Vegas 2BR September 05-06, 2021 (1-Night)

    Hi, looking to book a 2BR unit at either a Marriott or Hilton in Las Vegas for 1-Night only, September 05-06, 2021. Thank you!
  2. FLDave

    Considering a MVC Purchase - Requesting Advice

    Hello All. I am looking for some advice from this forum. I have been a long-term holder of DVC points in Boardwalk and the Beach Club (sold pre-COVID) and finding the use of DVC too limited for non-Disney destinations. My wife and I have looked at other programs and seem to think MVC is the...
  3. L

    OceanWatch myrtle beach

    Does anyone know what the allowable dates are for the “shoulder” season for this property? mom pretty sure it’s February and March in the spring and mid-September and October in the fall.But id like to know the exact dates/weeks. Thanks much!
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    Verifying a vistana reservation purchased on ebay (Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas)

    Hi All, I recently purchased a timeshare on ebay for a 1 week rental @ Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort Villas(Vistana Property). Payment was fully submitted via ebay and the seller was prompt in his response. He asked for my name and later said that he has changed the reservation to my name...
  5. OurAdventure

    Live 12 months in TS? Help! How do we best do this?

    Thank you in advance for your thoughts, brainstorming, and help. My wife and I are thinking about selling our home of 22 years, and relocating in Arizona in 2022 or 2023. But before we purchase in AZ and settle in, we would like to travel. And we are strongly considering living in a...
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    MVC DP owner looking at buying more points

    We are new-ish Marriott vacation club point owners, prior to the pandemic. I have been a immersing myself in all the forums and groups I can to try and overcome The steep learning curve. After transferring points to II and booking trips through Marriott it is clear that I need to purchase about...
  7. O

    Beachfront Marriott Monarch at Sea Pines, 2-Bedroom May 15-22, 2021

    Beachfront Marriott Monarch at Sea Pines 2-Bedroom (Sleeps 6) May 15-22, 2021 $800
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    Marriott aligned with Spinnaker?

    At our sales presentation, we were told that our home resorts, Spinnaker, will be able to select Marriott resorts in the future. This will require paying a fee of $8,000 or more to convert our weeks to points, or making a new Spinnaker purchase for points, rather than the weeks we have now. We...
  9. Tcbmcb5

    Will buying a Marriott EOY give me access to II Getaways?

    I’m considering buying an EOY Resale Marriott timeshare to keep the maintenance fees more affordable. Just window shopping for now but say if my year starts in 2022 or 2023, can I join Interval once the sale goes through and have access to the getaways? I just wasn’t sure if i would be more...
  10. B

    New member question

    I am evaluating the sale of my 3500 Marriott Destination points. I can see the current listings. How can I see a list of completed sales? I've been given price points of $6-8/point by a bunch of sales outfits, but I suspect that's baloney based upon your listings and others on Ebay. I'd like...
  11. B

    HELP needed re: “Upgrading” into Sheraton Flex (from Vistana Cascades Orlando)

    HELP needed! Ok, I got roped into going to my “owner update“ last week while using my timeshare at Vistana Cascades in Orlando, and despite insisting that I would NOT buy anything, I got convinced to sign a new contract to “upgrade” into the Sheraton Flex program. I am still within my 10-day...
  12. Clifbell

    A Comparison of four Southern California Timeshares

    Over a four week period, I stayed in four different timeshares from north of San Diego to south of Los Angeles. I feel really fortunate to have been able to stay at these four wonderful timeshare properties. I would go back to any one of them again, but I am curious which of the four you...
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    Current Enrolled Owner Questions RE: Purchasing Trust Points

    EDIT: I posted this under buying and selling first and am moving it here on advice of a member because it completely makes more sense! I've already spent over an hour wading through posts and searching to look for this answer so if it has been asked and answered previously, my apologies. I own...

    Marriott Summit Watch V Marriott Mountainside

    Given a choice which do people prefer. Marriott Mountainside [MOU] Marriott Summit Watch [MSW] Looking for preferences based on: Activities Restaurants Skiing Convenience Shopping Views Amenities [Pools, Spas] Looking at summer 2021.
  15. SteelerGal

    Any recent visits to MDS or MCV

    My family is traveling to both destinations in the next month. Curious if anyone has been since both have reopened.
  16. Brian Allen

    Marriott Lakeshore Reserve 1 BR 03-10JUL $699*

    We have a full week at Marriott's Lakeshore Reserve from 03-10JUL in Orlando that I am willing to let go of below my costs. $699* for the 7 nights. * on the $699 is to hold out on the possibility of a $69 exchange certificate fee that I will try my best to avoid with my trade company. I'm up...
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    Marriott Vacation Club Deed Back Option?

    I have been offered a "deed back" from Marriott Vacation Club that essentially will take back any of their deeded timeshare contracts, including owned resort weeks and Destination Points. It is a "no cash" deal, which means you get nothing from them in payment but also don't pay anything in...
  18. J

    Breckenridge Feb 29- Mar 4---- Studio or 1 Bedroom

    Hello All, Looking to go on an awesome trip to Breckenridge. Would like to stay in a Studio or 1 Bedroom. Please reach out and let me know if you can help! Thanks, Jpk5277
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    Scammed by doctor-timeshare

    Long story short, I saw an ads on tug posted by someone from doctor-timeshare (https://doctor-timeshare.com/). It's 7,600 Marriott Asia pacific points for $15,000. I signed the contract and paid in full in Sept. 2019, and the nightmare started. The purchase process got stuck in ROFR stage for...
  20. Michael Ross

    Want to exchange 2 weeks platinum Marriott Vacation club, Playa Anadaluza, Spain

    Hello, I own 2 weeks 3 bed apt in Platinum season at Marriott Vacation club, Southern Spain and wish to swap with another member somewhere else in the world. Looking at 2021. Anybody give me some advice on the best way to get this message out there. Looking at essentially a beach type holiday...
  21. E

    Marriott buyoutt

    Since Marriott has purchased the Hyatt Timeshare/II system, why aren’t Hyatt owners receiving any communication from Marriott explaining their system and ownership options? It still seems that all onsite presentations concern the portfolio program only.
  22. SteelerGal

    2019 Portfolio Changes/Divesting and Gaining

    We finally have divested all of our Westin’s. As much as I loved the Westin’s, we realized that we needed more SOs, our children’s taste was more simplistic and the MF were to high for EOY. We eventually want to add an Annusl WKV Platinum but won’t execute until I find the right deal( Thrifty...
  23. J

    Value of a week at Vidanta

    Was wondering what the value of a week, say, at Grand Mayan in NV or RM might be outside of the TS system? My parents had a place in Hilton Head Island and I saw a site asking $4300 for a week at the same villa. My parents were up to $1000US a year in MFs (Marriott) so it tended to put some...
  24. B

    Waiohai interior colors - Yuck!

    Do any of you think the interior colors at the Waiohai are awful, as my wife and I do? We have owned in Hawaii since 1999, been through multiple renovations at Maui and the Waiohai and this is the first one where we thought "They really missed the mark on this one!" The blue color is cold and...
  25. RNCollins

    Marriott is Opening a New Resort in Belize

    Marriott is Opening a New Resort in Belize https://www.caribjournal.com/2019/11/07/belize-marriott-new-resort/ By Caribbean Journal staff / Caribbean Journal / caribjournal.com / November 7, 2019 “A hot new resort is coming to one of the Caribbean’s hottest hotel destinations: Belize. The...
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    Marriott Newport Coast Villas - Board of Directors Election Ballot - Request your Vote [MERGED]

    If you are an owner at Marriott Newport Coast Villas you should have received your election ballots for the board of directors by now. Please vote! I am running as an independent owner because I think it is important that we have more transparency rather than have annual maintenance fee...
  27. J

    Which Hyatt or Marriott Timeshare should I buy as trader for summer visit to Tahoe, BCreek or PCity?

    I am seeking advice on this forum on which trader to purchase if I want to trade for the following resorts for use July 1-July 20 or August 15-August 31. The following resorts are the places I would ideally like to be able to trade for through Interval or otherwise in those time periods: Hyatt...
  28. T

    Is Westin now called Marriott or what is the relationship?

    i know Marriott purchased Westin awhile back. Is Westin now known as Mariott? I’m thinking about purchasing a TS from a Westin owner. All their paperwork is from Westin dated 2007. I don’t know where to start in terms of educating myself regarding a possible purchase. I’m currently a DRI...
  29. O

    Hilton Head Island 2-Bedroom September 21-28, 2019

    Marriott Surfwatch or Marriott Grande Ocean September 21-28, 2019
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    Maui Ocean Club, sales office activity

    One of my coworkers just came back from Maui Ocean club. He said the place was pretty full, given how many people were in the pools and how many lights were on in the units you can see from the pool area, just after dark. He also noted parking wasn't too crowded (and free for owners ;)). He...