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[ 2006 ] wondering about Magens Point Resort in St Thomas

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I imagine if you don't pay there is something mentioned on what could happen in your bylaws or condo association papers. They could report people to the credit rating agency. But what else happens when owners start not paying is the other owners get billed to makeup the difference . We have had a learning curve ourselves at the Castle.

Interested owners participating in the decisions by voting and serving on the board is a good thing . When things are going well we all get comfortable, it's easy for things to go wrong when desicions are made that favor a management company vs owners. If you don't have one already maybe start a yahoo egroup using the resorts name then owners can communicate with each other and find each other. Diplomacy comes in handy I will say as everyone has differing ideas. Here is one for ours http://groups.yahoo.com/group/bluebeards/
 

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Any New Information About Magen's Point

Just wondering if anyone has been to Magen's in the last month or so and can give us an update on conditions. We didn't get to use our week (week 6) this year because of work complications and while we really miss not being there we are very concerned about the direction the resort seems to be going.
Does anyone have any information on the owners group that they are supposed to be starting?
Any thoughts on the special assessment they are charging us all? We still haven't paid ours, but it appears we will have to.
It's kind of frustrating not having any information about what is going. Would appreciate anyone's input.
 

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barney44 said:
We will be arriving at The Villas this Sat. as owners of week 6.
We haven't been there before as we just purchased on ebay last year. We have not as yet paid the special assesment & would like to see the resort & speak to other owners before we do. We will report what we find. Laura


How was your stay at Magens last February? Anxious to hear if any improvements are happening.
 

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We have been owners at Magens Point Resort in St.Thomas for 5 years. We have a 2 BR unit in the Villas building . Did not use our week last year and are not using it this year (week 6) . The place seems to be going down hill fast. Am anxious to hear from other owners and what they think. We also have friends who own there. In fact, they invested in the new building Which was supposed to have been completed 2 years ago and is still just a pile of dirt. Hope to hear from other owners.[/QUOTE It is still a dump and they are a ripoff!!
 

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They still rip you off and still over charge you..I bought my time share in 06 and they still try to get extra money out of me by saying they are for improvements..I was there in 2010 and NO improvements .They are a bunch of crooks..I have been trying to get out of the timeshare and it's impossible unless you give it away. What they cost me since 06 i could have went there twice a year and stayed for a week for alot less..
 

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We stayed in a so called two bdrm unit there in 2011. It was my worst trip ever! I could not wait for the week to end. I hope those improvements have been done since I would never return to that resort. I had no idea that we would be vacationing in the zoo. Cats were all over the place, even on and under the cars. Chickens were running around everywhere as well. We absolutely hated the unit. We were on the third level, which was a lot of steps to carry luggage for three women. There was the smallest sink I had ever seen and no counter space. We had to use the bathroom sink, which was located outside the bathroom and next to the small kitchen sink. Making a meal took a lot of effort, but at least my friend tried to make a few meals. I did not want to touch anything in the place, but I knew that I would be there for a week and just had to come down to reality.
I feel sorry for the owners who are now being made to pay an assessment along with the increase in maintenance fees. I wanted my exchange fee back after such a disastrous week.
 

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Around four or five years ago we looked at three timeshares in STT: Magens, Elysian, and Bluebeards Beach Club. We were looking around Magens and talked to three guys coming out of a unit to their car. We asked them about the resort and they said there was stuff they've been trying to get fixed for years. The place looked kind of run down but the pool area looked good. We wanted to go into a unit to see what the view was like but couldn't. The front desk was no help. We decided to stay away and ended up buying at Bluebeards.
 
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csxjohn

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My daughter and her husband exchanged into there a few years ago then a friend went on a rental.

They were both glad they didn't let some of the negative reviews scare them away.

The place was clean, and in an excellent location. Yes, they had to dodge a few cats but no biggie.

Daughter and hubby in 30's and the friends in late 50's so it appealed to both age groups.

They both had wonderful vacations and would not hesitate to return.
 

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Megan's Bay Resort

Does anyone have a copy of the terms and conditions of the ownership contract? I lost mine and need them to defend my position on court. Sure would appreciate your help!
 

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We own 4 weeks at Marriott and never have an issue when we are assessed. We realize the units are used 356days a year and maintenance is of importance. It seems to me that as soon as an assessment is mentioned, people want to sell. People complain their timeshare is run down with poor maintenance. But, as soon as someone says, "assessment", they balk.

I have always been happy with my Marriott timeshares. I know we pay more but when I go on vacation, I see a beautifully maintained room, and beautiful landscaped grounds with wonderful employees willing to help at a moments notice.

The issue of maintenance fees, I believe, was the demise of timeshares in St. Martin. People want to use the units but don't want to pay for refurbishing. They simply walk away. It is a shame because St. Martin is a beautiful island.
 

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Does anyone have a copy of the terms and conditions of the ownership contract? I lost mine and need them to defend my position on court. Sure would appreciate your help!

I'll ask on a yahoo group for Bluebeards if anyone there might know/have, there are owners who may own both
 

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I'll ask on a yahoo group for Bluebeards if anyone there might know/have, there are owners who may own both

Victoria at BBC used to work for Magens. She could probably tell you a lot about them.
 

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I no longer own at the Beach Club so can't post to that yahoo group re, maybe another Beach Club owner might be able to put a link there to this query.



Victoria at BBC used to work for Magens. She could probably tell you a lot about them.
 
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