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A note on Welk Resorts' Fees


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Aug 28, 2013
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Potsdam, NY
I own a deeded week at Welk Resort Villas -- 2 bedroom, 2 bath -- which is valued at 240,000 points in the Platinum Program. The annual fees in 2019 for this unit are $1,053.

The fee structure in the Platinum Program differs significantly. It using a two part pricing scheme, with a fixed fee and a fee per point. In 2019 the fixed fee -- every account regardless of size pays this -- is $703 and the per point fee is $0.00335.

Many people who owned a single deeded Villa later converted them into a 240,000 point Platinum membership. (The sales staff emphasis access to Cabo and Northstar which the owner could get with points but not with a deeded week.) Given the two part pricing scheme, the conversion to points produced an increase in annual fees to $1507 ($703 + [240,000 x $0.00335]) compared to $1,053.

Notice, however, that the nature of the Platinum Program's pricing structure favors larger over smaller size accounts. My family converted three Villa deeds for 720,000 points. Annual fees for this account are $3115, which averages to $1,038 per 240,000 points. That is, the annual fee on the bigger account is virtually the same amount we are paying for the deeds.

Larger accounts spread that fixed fee over even more points, thereby reducing the average cost of a week even more. For example, the annual fees for a 1,200,000 point account, which is five weeks in the villas (240,000 x 5), are $4723 or $945 per 240,000 points.


Nov 18, 2010
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Northern California
Thank you for posting this, newurmj. This verifies the newest numbers on MF's. When you add in the fact that with deeded weeks, one has to pay one's own property taxes, the MF on 780,000 points is several hundred dollars less than the three contracts we used to own.


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Dec 19, 2008
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Resorts Owned
A few in S and VA, a single resort in NC, MD, PA, and UT, plus Jamaica and the Bahamas
and they also make it so you can't combine resale points. So if you buy two 240,000 Welk contracts you pay the base fee twice and don't get the advantage of reduced fee structure for more points. As an FYI, Bluegreen's largest trust has the same type of fee structure that favors the owners with more points but unlike welk does not restrict combining contract if you buy resale.