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  1. D

    Cancelled upgrade

    I’m wondering if anybody else has any experience with something like this but we bought a Westgate timeshare one year ago, went back to the same place and put in for an upgrade however…. Upon discovering the room infested with bedbugs we decided to cancel it. We were told that when you upgrade...
  2. B

    Free Cape Cod Timeshare - Free closing fees

    Located at the Holly Tree Resort in Cape Cod Massachusetts. (West Yarmouth) Fixed Week (19): Mid May Fixed Room #222 https://holly-tree.com/gallery/ Exchangeable on Interval International and others. Sleeps 4 1 bathroom Maintenance Fees: 697.79 per year. I will pay for the closing fees.
  3. Clifbell

    Review of the Wyndham Kona coast Resort two bedroom in Kona Hawaii

    This is a wonderful resort located about 15 minutes south of Kailua Kona on the Big Island. The two bedroom unit is very spacious with a nice kitchen. You can book this room as a WorldMark owner via Club pass or as I did for this visit using Wyndham Rewards. I was in building 30 on the...
  4. Clifbell

    Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy One Bedroom Review in Kapaa Kauai Hawaii

    I enjoyed the Club Wyndham Kauai Coast Resort at the Beachboy (formerly Shell). It is in the Small town of Kapaa on the eastern shore close to the airport. There is a lovely beach with trees near the ocean. You can't really swim there because of the currents, but it is still lovely to listen...
  5. Khanfuzed1

    Has anyone bought a non-resort timeshare/fractional condo in Mexico?

    Hey guys looking to see if anyone has gone the non-resort route for like a timeshare-esque ownership arrangement for a nice apartment or condo in the center of town. Maybe Playa Del Carmen or Tulum? I'm very curious what your experience was like
  6. Clifbell

    Review Club Wyndham Bali Hai Two Bedroom in Princeville Kauai Hawaii

    About an hour drive from the Lihue Airport in Princeville Hawaii on the Island of Kauai sits the Club Wyndham Bali Hai resort. Today's review is of the two bedroom unit. The building are two stories tall and have lush tropical plant throughout. There are two pools, a fitness center, plenty of...
  7. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 46... Why I chose Timeshares over Airbnb

    Both Timeshares and Airbnb can provide great vacations. I have used both but have tended to focus more on Timeshares. For me, making a purchase of a timeshare was making a commitment to taking a vacation. I am very active in a lot of projects, so making a timeshare a project was my way of...
  8. 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...
  9. Clifbell

    Review of one bedroom Ocean View at Grand Pacific Palisades by Hilton Grand Vacation Carlsbad California

    Last week, I reviewed the non ocean view room. But, if you stay here ask for an ocean view. It is so worth it to sit on your deck in the afternoon and watch a sunset. Or have early morning coffee and stare at the ocean. Located about 40 minutes north of San Diego California in the beach town...
  10. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 41… What happened to the Vistana / Marriott Merger?

    Originally announced in May of 2018, The Marriott Vacation Club purchase of Vistana promised a vision of a high end and extensive network of quality timeshares. As an owner of both Vistana and Marriott Vacation Club, I was excited about the proposed merger. I even went so far as to upgrade my...
  11. Clifbell

    Review of One Bedroom Plus at Grand Pacific Palisades by Hilton Grand Vacation in Carlsbad California

    Located about 40 minutes north of San Diego California in the beach town of Carlsbad California sits the Grand Pacific Palisades by Hilton Grand Vacations. There are two good sized pools, a fitness center, a restaurant, several hot tubs, and much more to enjoy. There was a special pool for kids...
  12. Clifbell

    Review of the Liki Tiki One Bedroom By Diamond Resorts Near Orlando Florida

    Located near Orlando Florida in Kissammee, Florida sits the Liki Tiki Resort by Diamond International. It has three different pools plus many activities which makes it a wonderful place for a family to vacation. The one bedroom I was in can sleep 4 people and has a full kitchen. The full...
  13. Clifbell

    Timeshare Traveler Episode 35 Using Airbnb with your timeshares

    In this video, I highlighted that AirBnb can be an excellent opportunity to expand your travel options. In my case, I rented a one bedroom in Phoenix during the peak period of January. If I rented timeshares for that same period, it would have cost me much more than the $1300+ I paid for the...
  14. T

    New to the Timeshare Game- Help and Advice appreciated!

    Hello all, I just returned from La Pacifica in Los Cabos and I have to tell you I was absolutely enchanted. I was seriously considering buying the timeshare on the spot when I learned that HGVC uses a points system in order to make reservations, but the upfront retail prices scared the crap out...
  15. andrewjjtimeshare

    Grandview at Las Vegas Week#47 Annual FREE

    I have an account that needs a new owner. Account details are below. Grandview at las Vegas Annual Usage Fixed Week#47 Float Unit 2bed/bath, sleeps 8, Full Kitchen Annual Maintenance fees $835.00 Deeded ownership Seller is paying closing costs
  16. L

    Selling

    We had a great time in Wyndham Florida. We got the best of our timeshare, lots of points for at least three vacations for year. Unfortunately we have no choice but to Sell Wyndham timeshare because unfortunately I lost my job because of COVID, and can no longer afford it. If someone wants to buy...
  17. K

    Which timeshare flex is right for me [Sheraton Flex]

    Hi new member here, so I recently rescinded but I’m still interested, one of the sales agent said with the 9k package I think it was 30k points he said I could get any hotel under their brand 5 days 4 nights even if it’s Hawaii during peak season, it sounds too good to be true and a load of crap...
  18. andrewjjtimeshare

    Winner Circle Accounts

    I have two accounts at the Winners Circle. Account information is below. File# 65065 Annual Usage First year 2022 Float Unit 1 bed 2 bath, sleeps 4, Partial Kitchen. Fixed Week#38 Friday Check in February 25th - March 4th, 2022 Annual Maintenance fees $1,022.38 File# 66483 Annual Usage First...
  19. P

    Sent cancellation letter to Hilton, should I call?

    So I sent a cancellation letter to Hilton within four days of signing. Cancellation was within the allotted 10 days and it says they have 20 days according to the contract to refund our money. I didn’t put too much in the letter other than me and my wife’s decision to cancel within the time...
  20. J

    [Marriott] weeks vs points

    Hello everyone, My family is interested to buy a Marriott timeshare. We own Worldmark timeshare and are new to Marriott's system. Can someone advice what are more beneficial to buy: Marriott week or Marriott destination points? Most of the time we travel by weeks, but it will be great to have a...
  21. K

    Helping parents sell their timeshare - where to start?

    Hello- I'm helping my (elderly) parents to try to sell (or give away) their timeshare. I'm tech savvy, and have sold my home in the past by owner, so they wanted me to try to help. Only thing is I'm new to timeshares, and trying to read up on how to do this on my own. They own a 2-bdrm at...
  22. andrewjjtimeshare

    Free Properties Updated Weekly

    We here at Buy and Sell Timeshares get a lot of properties that we need gone. I will be uploading a new list every Monday to show our current properties that are free. Refer to the most recent post from me to see what properties are available. Below is the current list Resort Location Usage #...
  23. S

    Wanted: 03.27-04.03.2021 South Florida

    Family of 4 people is looking one week of rental in South Florida ( POMPANO BEACH or FT LAUDERDALE ) from 03.27.21 to 04.03.21. Thanks.
  24. T

    Help! opinion on holiday inn exit

    Hey guys! My husband and I bought a Holiday Inn timeshare in Florida back in 2018 for around 25k. I had just graduated from college and thought it was a great investment... I was 21 years old. Used it once in Arizona in 2019, immediately regretted it. Contacted an exit company but they haven't...
  25. Clifbell

    A week’s stay at a timeshare for under $400 with RCI or Interval International

    In order to keep my costs down living in timeshares all year round, I use both RCI and Interval international for special deals. Usually this means that I book timeshares within two months of my stay. This is when timeshares that have excess capacity lower their prices. I will be doing a...
  26. U

    Timeshare surrender denied, no idea why, please help

    TUG, This is my first post. I have a problem and I hope someone can guide me in the right direction. My parents died about 6 and 9 years ago, respectively. They had no will or estate. I am their only child. They owned a timeshare; bought in 1990; fully paid for; only annual maintenance fees...
  27. 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...
  28. Z

    Massanutten Timeshare Give Away

    Selling our timeshare!!!! We are moving and will not be able to use it any longer. It is paid for in full, and we will pay the transfer fees. You will only be responsible for the yearly maintenance fees which run about $350.00. *please post the details, vs a link to another resale site.
  29. simpsontruckdriver

    Staycaytions in COVID-19

    I decided to take my wife out for a night away, seeing as how we live outside Orlando. Hotels nationwide are throwing out incentives like crazy! For instance, Best Western (where we are staying) is throwing out plenty of bonus points for any stay. Maybe a timeshare, if you find one nearby in the...
  30. tc

    Has anyone traveled recently and developed health problems (Covid or otherwise).

    Just wondering if anyone personally has developed health issues as a result of recent travel to a timeshare or other travel (Covid-19 or other conditions).
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