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    Mandatory Resort Rules

    First Time Resale Buyer just doing research... There is likely a thread out there already, but I'm struggling to find it if so. I am looking at buying a Mandatory SVN Unit. I was hoping someone can point me in the direction of rules that accompany this. Main Questions are below... I...
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    WLR Ownership Documents

    Hi all, Where can I find a copy of the Ownership bylaws, governing docs, HOA docs, etc... I am about to close on a property with Westin Lagunamar and just got the closing documents, and want to review the docs before signing. If they are in public record, what county are they recorded in...
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    Ex-Husband Put Starwood Timeshare Fees Into Arrears

    Hello! I apologize if this becomes very lengthy, but I am in quite the pickle and I am hoping someone here can help me begin to grasp the lay of the land and what my options are here. Sooooo......years ago, when I was dating my now ex-husband, he decided on a whim to purchase a timeshare from...
  4. LisaH

    Chase Marriott and Amex SPG credit cards: which one to keep?

    Now that Marriott and Starwood are one big family, I don’t think I still need both credit cards. If I want to have only one card, which one should I keep? For paying maintenance fees, is it any different using one over the other? I do own weeks in both systems.
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    Marriott Data Breach - Class Action

    I received an email from Marriott about them being hacked and losing my data. I was also contacted by Boughton Law, who has started a class action in British Columbia, Canada. Has any else had this problem or been contacted about the class action? If anyone is concerned about this, Boughton...
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    Sheraton Broadway Plantation - 2 BR GOLD: FREE + FREE xfer + FREE 2019 usage + $300!

    Free to a good home: 2BR villa at SBP in the Plantation phase. Every year and floats in the gold season: 1, 7-8, 44-46, 48, 51 and 52. No lock-off. First use is for 2019 (included). Maintenance Fees: $962.44. This unit is a great trader in Interval and it has the Starwood preference for all...
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    [merged] Marriot's Starwood Hotel reservation database has been hacked

    I'm providing this article for those who might be involved. https://www.cnbc.com/2018/11/30/marriott-says-its-starwood-database-was-breached-onapproximately-500-million-guests-.html This is for hotel stays, but who knows what the total ramifications might be.
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    Sheraton Broadway Plantation - 2 BR GOLD: FREE + FREE xfer + FREE 2019 usage

    Free to a good home: 2BR villa at SBP in the Plantation phase. Every year and floats in the gold season: 1, 7-8, 44-46, 48, 51 and 52. No lock-off. First use is for 2019 (included). Maintenance Fees: $962.44. This unit is a great trader in Interval and it has the Starwood preference for all...
  9. Moparman42

    Looking for suggestions: Vistana/Maui vs Marriott/Aruba

    I am currently an owner of the Westin Nanea in Maui. I am getting close to purchasing my second timeshare and wondered what this board would have to say about where. I am considering picking up a 2BR at WKORV in Maui, as we do so love the island. However, I have been peeking at Aruba...
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    StarOptions Extra 44,375

    Missed the July 1 cutoff to bank my StarOptions and have 44,375 remaining for the calendar year 2018. Any ideas what to do with those StarOptions, can I see them? I really don't want to lose them. Thanks.
  11. NWTRVLRS

    Starwood Loyalty Program

    HI :-) Does anyone know if when you redeem Starpoints in the Starwood loyalty program, if they include the resort fee? I know they do in the Hyatt system and didn't want to assume this is the norm :-)
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    Need advice about offer

    So, I'm new to timeshare. I've never owned one, but I do know about some timeshare systems. I got persuaded into a timeshare presentation at Sheraton Vistana Resort. (On the plus side, everyone was very polite and patient. I didn't feel super rushed to decide...even though the offer was for...
  13. Jayco29D

    Would Marriott combine MVC with Vistana?

    Does anyone think Marriott would ever combine Marriott Vacation Club with the Vistana timeshare program? They did it with Marriott and Ritz Carlton destination clubs. They are linking Marriott Rewards with the SPG points program. So I wonder if they might combine the StarOptions program with...
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    Free: Westin Desert Willow: 2 Bedroom Lockoff, Even Year Float Gold Season

    Westin Desert Willow - Gold Season 2 Bedroom Lockoff Villa Every Even Year, Floating Week Maintenance Fee: 2018 fees have been paid: $844.92 Usage: First usage for new owner is 2018 II: Has the Starwood to Starwood priority in II Points: This deed does not have Starpoints or Staroptions...
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    Sheraton Broadway Plantation - 2 BR GOLD - FREE + $250!

    Free to a good home: 2BR villa at SBP in the Plantation phase. Every year and floats in the gold season: 1, 7-8, 44-46, 48, 51 and 52. No lock-off. First use is for 2019. MF for 2017 was $954.40. No Starpoints or Staroptions. This unit is a great trader in Interval and it has the Starwood...
  16. WBP

    [2017] Why NOT to make a voluntary ARDA financial contribution this year, with your maintenance fee payment

    The stories of how ARDA, a trade association that represents the interests of timeshare developers, and alleges to represent the interests of timeshare owners, increase in number and magnitude every year. It is clear, ARDA'S most influential constituency are timeshare developers, who are one of...
  17. czar

    Sheraton Broadway Plantation 1BR Premium 7/22-29 $450

    This is a unit I own and reserved last summer and with a crazier-than-expected work schedule I completely forgot and now hoping someone can use this week! It's a 1br premium unit for one week, Saturday to Saturday 7/22-7/29 for $450 (less than $65/night!). Let me know if you are interested...
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    Interval International Vistana Renewal promo codes??

    I know that in the past I have gotten letters about 2 for 1 promos when renewing my interval international membership. Has anyone seen any of these recently targeted to either Vistana, Four Seasons or Royal Rosorts owners? Typically, I've seen these targeted to Starwood/Vistana owners but they...
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