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    Free - Vacation Village Resorts - Two Listings: Orlando and Berkshires

    Great Vacation Locations with Vacation Village Resorts Listing #1: Vacation Village at Parkway 2 bedroom - 2 bath Lockout Assigned Week #31 Assigned Unit 16810 - Annual Occupancy Maintenance and Tax Fee: 2023 fees paid in full. Approx. $1157 per year. Usage: First usage for new owner is...
  2. simpsontruckdriver

    Used soap at hotels goes...

    This is in Orlando, where TONS of used soap from hotels nationwide are recycled into soap sent to poor countries! TS
  3. JudyS

    Rented! Xmas in Orlando: Original Sheraton Vistana Resort, 1 Bdrm, Dec 24-31 (2 available)

    I have two identical timeshare suites available at the original Sheraton Vistana Resort. Both are one-bedroom sleeps 4, and my Bonvoy account says they each have a balcony. Given the late date, I'd be happy to get $600 each. I also have a suite at the Sheraton Vistana *Villages*, which I'm...
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    Orange Lake, Kissimmee, Florida Dec 10-17, $800

    The two bedroom villa really is a home from home! It comes with all the "mod cons" that you would expect in a high end resort and is conveniently located near the gorgeous North village pool with slide. Nearby also is a beautiful golf course, mini golf and tennis courts along with lots of other...
  5. P

    2 bedroom suite at Vacation Village at Weston $390 [June 4-11]

    Week 23, Sat check in in an amazing 2 bedroom suite at Vacation Village at Weston Resort, Florida for sale! Asking price is 390 USD OBO, max capacity 6 adts
  6. Schmaltby

    Orlando/Disney April Vacation - Vacation Village at Parkway April 9-16 1BR/1BA sleeps 4

    Spend April Vacation at Disney. Asking $700 for the 1BR/1BA unit. Sleeps 4 privately. Only $100 per night!!
  7. K

    Wanted: Orlando, FL 1 BD Feb 27 - March 4

    Looking for 1 BD during the week of Feb27 - March 4. Could potentially do +/-2days at end. Marriott / Hilton preferred
  8. C

    Special Season Cypress Harbour in Orlando.

    I recently inherited two "Special" season weeks in Cypress Harbour. If I want to use my weeks in my home resort for Christmas & New Years (weeks 51 & 52), how far in advance do I have to book to make sure there is availability? I haven't decided yet if I want to use it, deposit in II or exchange...
  9. O

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

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

    Southwest Airlines Is Relaunching More Aruba Flights

    Southwest Airlines Is Relaunching More Aruba Flights https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/12/25/aruba-southwest-airlines-relaunching-more/
  11. L

    Wanted: Orlando Xmas Week Dec 26 - Jan 2

    Looking for accommodations from approx Dec 26-Jan 2nd for 6 people. Thank you!
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    Marriott Lakeshore Reserve - Tips, Requests, Advice?

    Hi all! We just confirmed our rental at Lakeshore Reserve for the first week of May. We've never stayed at this property before and some of the information on here is a bit outdated. We opted for Lakeshore for the smaller size compared to Grande Vista, since we have no children and are looking...
  13. J

    Orlando, 11/18-11/21

    Looking for a rental Thurs 11/18 OR Friday 11/19 thru Sunday 11/21. Ideally within 10 miles of Universal Studios.
  14. K

    Wanted Disney area: September 26- October 2

    Looking for One bed or larger with full kitchen. Prefer Hilton or Marriott or Wyndham bonnet creek. May be able to do partial week as well (min 4 nights)
  15. K

    Wanted: Orlando Sept 20-30

    Looking for a unit with a kitchen for some or all of Sept 20-30. Prefer Hilton or Marriott
  16. RNCollins

    Two New Ways to Fly Nonstop to St Maarten

    Two New Ways to Fly Nonstop to St Maarten https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/07/09/st-maarten-nonstop-fly-two-new/ Great Bay, St Maarten Photo by Reimar / shutterstock.com
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    Westgate Vacation Villas - DELUXE 2-BDRM, Sleeps 8, 8/6-8/13, onsite WATER PARK

    2-bdrm deluxe villa (1 King bed, 2xDouble beds, 1 Queen pullout sofa), 2-baths, full kitchen, patio/balcony. Within minutes of Walt Disney World and Kissimmee's world-famous theme parks and attractions. Enjoy the onsite Shipwreck Island Water Park with a lazy river, water slides, splashpad and...
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    [Comparison] 2 vs 3 bedroom lock off for purchase

    Looking to purchase [Comments deleted so as to remove appearance of an ad.] for use as well as trades. Current DP owner. What are the pros and cons of a two bedroom versus a three bedroom lock off for trading through II? We do have 3 kids so do fit in the 2 bedroom for use and straight across...
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    Free timeshares give away. Will pay for closing.

    Hello, My mother has 3 timeshares. One in Branson, one in Orlando at or by Disney and one in Mexico. She wants out of them. She no longer travels and us kids do not want them. We will pay for closing cost on them. The Branson one is a week system with RCI. The Florida one is for points with RCI...
  20. K

    Want Vacation accommodation in Clearwater Beach

    Want family vacation rentals accommodation in Clearwater beach from 13 June to 16 June 2021
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    Free Vacation Villas at Fantasy World 2, Orlando, Annual Float 234 w/lockout, Fees Just Paid

    Vacation Villas at Fantasy World 2, Orlando, Annual Float 234 w/lockout, Fees Just Paid This is a Festiva owned property and is only a few miles from Disney. The fees were just paid and there is a exchange you can do right now if you want. the annual fees are $800 but I can provide the...
  22. M

    Orlando Vacation Village Bargain deal

    2 bedroom lockout, two bathrooms, 8 sleeps, great location for Disney Magic World Kingdom, Universal Studios, Seaworld and others. Great for families, pool, hottub, arcade area, fitness center, business center and other. Everything has being paid, payments up-to-date, only maintenance fee.
  23. RNCollins

    Universal Orlando announces first-ever Military Freedom Pass, no blockout dates

    Universal Orlando announces first-ever Military Freedom Pass, no blockout dates https://attractionsmagazine.com/universal-orlando-announces-first-ever-military-freedom-pass/ https://www.universalorlando.com/web/en/us/tickets-packages/military-deals-specials
  24. RNCollins

    Frontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic

    Frontier Airlines Launches New Flights to Cancun, Dominican Republic https://www.caribjournal.com/2021/02/11/frontier-airlines-launches-new-flights-to-cancun-dominican-republic/ Zona Colonial, Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic Photo by vicentegarridoj / www.shutterstock.com
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    FREE - Westgate Blue Tree, Orlando, FL - Odd Year All Season Floating Week

    2 Bedroom Deluxe Unit 2021 Maintenance and Taxes Paid: $853 We will pay title and transfer fees.
  26. ambrosij

    Free Time Shares Multiple Red Week Destination RCI Points

    Hello TUG it's been a loong time since eIve been around. I have five time shares I'd like to make available to the community. It got to the point where we had millions of RCI points and realistically never any time to travel - so it's time to say goodbye to the timeshares, and at the time when I...
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    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...
  28. RNCollins

    Universal Orlando reveals its holiday plans

    Universal Orlando reveals its holiday plans https://www.travelweekly.com/North-America-Travel/Universal-Orlando-reveals-its-holiday-plans Diagon Alley will be decked out for the holidays later this month in the Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal Orlando Resort. Photo: Travel Weekly
  29. RNCollins

    Disney unveils room-and-ticket discount

    Disney unveils room-and-ticket discount By Jamie Biesiada / Hotels / Travel Weekly / www.travelweekly.com / September 1, 2020 https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Hotel-News/Disney-unveils-room-and-ticket-promotion “Disney has introduced the Magic Is Here promotion, in which guests at the...
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    This is a DELUXE 3 BEDROOM CONDO accommodating 10, with 2 king beds, 2 doubles and 2 sleeper sofas. For more information and pictures please see "Extra Holidays.com". Resort is 5 mi away from Daytona International Speedway, and 5.6 mi from Daytona Beach International Airport. $500 There are no...