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  1. 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
  2. susan28

    Lagunamar Building preference

    Hi were scheduled to visit Lagunamar later this month. one of the previous times we stayed there we were put in a building that was very close to the Aqua’s air conditioning system. It was incredibly loud - It was impossible to have a conversation on the balcony. does anyone know which...
  3. M

    Just bought westin vacation club flex timeshare. PLEASE HELP! I think I made a mistake…

    Just bought westin vacation club flex timeshare. PLEASE HELP! I think I made a mistake… I bought it at the Westin Maui as our home resort but after reading all of the bad reviews online I feel like a sucker. I have 5 days left to cancel and they said I just have to send a fax to cancel it. But...
  4. 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    Hi new member here, so I recently rescinded but I’m still interested, one of the sales agent said with the 9k package I think it was 30k points he said I could get any hotel under their brand 5 days 4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...
  5. T

    Using Previous Owner to Reserve Weeks Pending Resale Closure

    I bought at SVV-Bella this summer. The Closing Process is moving rather slow. I have a recorded deed approved by the county, and now the paperwork is in vistanas queue to confirm my ownership on their end. They have had the paperwork since 14 July. My issue is, I am planning a vacation to the...
  6. J

    Going on Westin St. John sales tour

    Hi all. I’m going on a tour at Westin St. John just to get a free snorkel tour. We are actually interested in a unit here but obviously not retail. A few questions: 1) are developer prices negotiable ? To the price points of resale? I figured I’ll just offer them a market price for the...
  7. T

    Every Other Year StarOptions Banking

    Considering Buying an Every Other Year (Odd) at a Mandatory Resort. I should have the ability to bank these options if I am unable to use this year correct? Can I bank them in 2021 and Spend them in 2022? All while only paying Maintenance Fee in 2021, 2023, etc.....? Thanks!
  8. T

    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...
  9. D

    Points Dump

    [redacted to comply with forum rules.] I let the birth of my newest little one distract me from banking my SO in time, also slightly blame COVID for the distraction too. All set to expire Dec 31st, 2020. [redacted to comply with forum rules.]
  10. PcflEZFlng

    Westin Mission Hills Villas 2BD LO EOYO Gold Plus FREE

    Resort: Westin Mission Hills Villas Location: Rancho Mirage, CA (Palm Springs/Palm Desert) Unit Size: 2BR Lockoff Season: Gold Plus weeks 22-27, 36-49 Usage: Odd Year Float, begins 2021 Maintenance Fee (2020): $932.46 annually - paid. Next payment due after 1/1/21. Property tax is billed to the...
  11. 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...
  12. md8287

    Westin Lagunamar in Cancun - 11/16-23

    1 BR Premium Oceanview Villa available for 11/16-11/23 for $800. Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort in Cancun. We have two available for these dates at this price each.
  13. TJALB

    [2019] 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...
  14. S

    Work here or with Welk Resorts?

    Hi, I’m relatively new to real estate and got my license about a year ago. I have job offers from both companies. Which is the better choice? I’m in Palm Springs. Thanks so much!
  15. P

    Purchased Kaanapali Ocean Resorts Villas North 2bd time share. How do i use this thing?

    Vistana finally transferred an after market Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas North 2bd lockout time share to my name. I had the previous owner secure my 2020 date during the closing process to make sure i received the dates i wanted. Now i have a few questions to make sure i use this time share...
  16. G


    Just received notice that the WKRV waived their ROFR. (I added it to ROFR.net) My wife and I purchased a 2BR EOYO starting 2021 for $3,000 at the end of July. Excited as we are first time ts buyers. TUG has been extremely informative, very thankful for all the post and forums available. We...
  17. CPNY

    Mandatory Resorts, must they really be in the network?

    So while looking through gov documents for key west I stumbled upon this in the docs. I’m sure most already know this but it was new to me. Owning key west, harborside resort at Atlantis (although selling) and Bella units I found this to be interesting. We talk about mandatory resorts and how...
  18. CPNY

    New-future Westin/Sheraton Resorts

    Westin/Sheraton has converted three resorts from hotels to TS resorts. I assume this is to inflate their Flex program offerings. The newest being renovated in puerto Vallarta Mexico. While I know it’s a long shot, does anyone have any intel on future Westin or Sheraton resorts either being...
  19. R

    Westin Lagunamar Cancun 2Bdr/2Ba Dec 8-15 $500

    Last minute cancellation. 2 Bedroom Lockoff (1-Bdr King + Studio Queen). Sleeps 8 with 2 Queen sofa beds. Full kitchen and Lanai on each side. Typical rate is about $2500. Fantastic resort in Hotel Zone. Sorry for the duplicate post, but couldn’t edit the original to reduce the price.
  20. R

    Westin Lagunamar Cancun 2Bdr/2Ba Dec 8-15 $700

    Last minute cancellation. 2 Bedrooom Lockoff (1-Bdr King + Studio Queen). Sleeps 8. Full Kitchen and Lanai in each side. Typical rate is about $2500. Fantastic resort in the Hotel Zone.
  21. C

    Miami/ Fort Lauderdale December

    Looking for anything in the Miami/Fort Lauderdale Area. Any dates between December 16-22 (even if not all days are available- if a couple of nights are available that's fine).
  22. C

    Looking for Key West (or any Florida Keys)

    Looking for anything in the Florida Keys. Any dates between December 16-22 (even if not all days are available- if a couple of nights are available that's fine).
  23. md8287

    Thanksgiving in Cancun - Westin Lagunamar 11/18-25

    Last minute cancelation gets you a huge deal on a vacation at Westin Lagunamar in Cancun. $700 or Best Offer for 1 BR Premium Villa that accommodates up to 4 people. If you want more space just ask as I may be able to get a 2BR Villa as well. All Villas at Westin Lagunamar have an Ocean View.
  24. C

    Hawaii Dec

    Looking for something in Hawaii around Dec 14-22. Somewhat flexible with dates even if partial nights are available. Thanks
  25. 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...
  26. md8287

    Caution with rental requests for owner details...

    I occasionally will rent out my timeshares at Westin Lagunamar and Harborside at Atlantis. Most rentals go smoothly but this morning I got the following message in response to a RedWeek ad I have posted: Hi Michael - we are interested in renting your time share. Can we get the owner details so...
  27. md8287

    Westin Lagunamar in Cancun. Studio Sept 15-22

    Westin Lagunamar in Cancun 1BR Deluxe Villa (aka Studio) Sleeps up to 4. Available September 15-22 Home Resort Reservation in hand $600 for the week
  28. md8287

    Westin Lagunamar Cancun - 1BR Premium Sept 15-22

    Westin Lagunamar in Cancun 1BR Premium Villa Sleeps up to 4. Available September 15-22 Home Resort Reservation in hand $700 for the week
  29. D

    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.
  30. Moparman42

    Upgrading with SPG or cash at WKORV

    I am heading to WKORV next month on an explorer program, and was trying to find anywhere that shows how much it would cost (in cash or SPG) points to upgrade to a one bedroom. I am not inept at searches, yet can find nothing. Anybody have any insight? Also, I am trying to find a, SPG point...