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  1. mcsteve

    Marriott in RCI or II

    I currently use RCI and have been looking to trade into a few different Marriott’s. The RCI catalogue shows a variety of Marriott locations but I have yet to be able to see any inventory. Specifically I am looking at the Southeastern Atlantic coastal region (SC, NE FL) I have seen references to...
  2. S

    Valuation help for a possible Marriott resale

    Hi all! I am considering purchasing a family friend's Marriott timeshare and wanted to understand a few things first. There are 2 separate timeshares in the account: 1) Is a week at Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando. 2 Bedroom + 2 Bath. Season: Platinum It says “Enrolled” (I believe this means...
  3. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 42… Living 6 months in Timeshares

    There are several questions one would ask about living in a timeshare for six months. 1) Why would anyone do this? 2) What are the economics? 3) What are the possibilities? 4) How can I do this? Why would anyone do this? Two weeks a year to vacation and see the world is not enough anymore...
  4. M

    Rescinding MVC Points Purchase

    Hi all, First of all, so glad I found this site. We purchased 2000 MVC points last week at a presentation. We have decided to rescind that offer and have 10 days to do so. I will email and send and mail the letter from our document packet by certified mail, but does anyone know if I have to...
  5. N

    Interested in Marriott Vacations Worldwide financials and markets Updates?

    This is a great update on Marriott Vacations Worldwide financials, demographics, markets - includes updates on MVC, Westin, Sheraton, Hyatt and Welk, and Interval... https://ir.marriottvacationsworldwide.com/static-files/1f003fef-f67d-420b-aa1d-e742fad7d963
  6. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 33 How I earned 71 free hotel nights in one year

    In this video, I reviewed my overly obsessive approach to figure out how to earn 71 free hotel nights in a single year. My goal is offer you several ideas for how you can leverage what you are doing to earn free hotel nights by doing what you are doing anyway. I look forward to learning...
  7. O

    Lake Buena Vista, Orlando January 4 - any check-out date

    Hi, we're hoping to extend our stay in Lake Buena Vista, Orlando Florida. We are currently at the Wyndham Bonnet Creek in a 2BR unit. Looking to extend our stay beginning January 04, 2022 with an open check-out date. Please let us know what's available. Thank you
  8. O

    Marriott Orlando or Bonnet Creek 1BR January 01-08, 2022

    1BR unit at Marriott Orlando or Wyndham Bonnet Creek January 01-08, 2022
  9. lmnanea

    MVC Deadline to elect points

    Hi what is the deadline to elect points for MVC Weeks for 2022 usage? Thanks
  10. O

    Newport Coast Marriott November 23

    Hi, can anybody book me a few nights at Marriott Newport Coast from November 23- any number of nights? Open to a 2-Night, 3-Night up to a 7-Night stay. Thank you
  11. 5

    Vistana sales email re: Marriott merge

    I receive the below email last week, and I am considering taking the call to find out about any concrete merger plans. Obviously I know an upsell is going to be part of the pitch, but curious if anyone has more information they can share to help me prepare for the call. FYI I have a even year...
  12. O

    Hilton Head Island Marriott Grande Ocean October 8-15, 2021 AND/OR October 9-16

    Hilton Head Island Marriott Grande Ocean October 8-15, 2021 AND/OR October 9-16, 2021 OR October 10-17, 2021 Thank you
  13. O

    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!
  14. 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...
  15. 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!
  16. W

    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...
  17. 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...
  18. N

    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...
  19. 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
  20. T

    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...
  21. 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...
  22. 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...
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
  25. L

    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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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...
  29. D

    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...
  30. 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