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Hi everyone. Just wondering which of the florida affiliated resorts can be exchanged for the greatest number of HGVC points? Any idea how much the resales are? Don't know what to look for on ebay or redweek or even TUG for that matter. Thanks.
 

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Maybe Sunset cove, 3BR, penthouse in Marco island.
It will get you 9600 HGVC points, and MF is around $1500.
 

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BTW, this resort is exchanged through registry collection as well which is for higher end resorts.
 

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Didn't Sunset Cove get sold off to Holiday Inn Vacation Club?
 

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Sunset Cove is Owned by Orange Lake

Orange Lake acquired the Sunset Cove Resort in Marco Island (FL) at the end of August 2011 and was already renamed to Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort.

As such, HICV is offering a conversion opportunity to RCI members until June 30, 2012.
 

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Orange Lake acquired the Sunset Cove Resort in Marco Island (FL) at the end of August 2011 and was already renamed to Holiday Inn Club Vacations Sunset Cove Resort.

As such, HICV is offering a conversion opportunity to RCI members until June 30, 2012.

What was the conversion opportunity? Any info on what they are asking for to covert now?
 

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Hi everyone. Just wondering which of the florida affiliated resorts can be exchanged for the greatest number of HGVC points? Any idea how much the resales are? Don't know what to look for on ebay or redweek or even TUG for that matter. Thanks.
As far as purchasing an HGVC affiliate in FL, I didn't like any that I looked at (Marco & Captiva). You were never guaranteed a set number of points each year. One year you might get 7K, but other years you might get 5K or less. You were in a pool each year. Plus there was no guarantee that the resort/TS would be an HGVC affiliate in the future. If you want to purchase a FL affiliate to stay at each year, that's fine. But if you want to purchase a FL affiliate for the HGVC points, that's a big crap shot.

I purchased the HGVC affiliate Bay Club on the BI of Hawaii. I always get my 7K points.
 

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As far as purchasing an HGVC affiliate in FL, I didn't like any that I looked at (Marco & Captiva). You were never guaranteed a set number of points each year. One year you might get 7K, but other years you might get 5K or less. You were in a pool each year.
Good point. However, there are some fixed weeks at most (all?) of the SW FL resorts, so you can lock in your points if you buy one of those weeks. We bought week 52 at Surf Club, and that not only guarantees a 7000 point annual week, there is a bonus that every 5 1/2 years (on average) we get week 53 which is a 5000 point week. The only extra cost for that week is a housekeeping fee.

So on average, I get a little over 7900 points per year for a maintenance fee of $1084 this year. 13.7 cents per point is a pretty decent ratio in the HGVC world.

Plus there was no guarantee that the resort/TS would be an HGVC affiliate in the future. If you want to purchase a FL affiliate to stay at each year, that's fine. But if you want to purchase a FL affiliate for the HGVC points, that's a big crap shot.
Well, I wouldn't classify that as a big crap shoot. In recent history, only one SW FL affiliate dropped out of HGVC. But even then, the HGVC owners at that resort were offered to stay with the club -- they were not forced to leave HGVC. The resort was just no longer managed by HGVC.

I purchased the HGVC affiliate Bay Club on the BI of Hawaii. I always get my 7K points.
Bay Club could be dropped as an affiliate as well...

Kurt
 

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I own both a fixed week in Hutchinson Island (always worth 5000 points) and a flex week at Charter Club of Marco Island. Both are affiliates. For the flex week you enter a lottery for your 1st, 2nd, and 3rd choice of what week you want. It is worth the point value of the week that you get that perticular year. Anywhere from 3500-7000.
Of course you can purchase a fixed week but the price is higher.
 
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Purchasing there should not be a crap shoot! These resorts have been part of HGVC almost from the beginning.
Last Oct. we purchased a Eagles Nest one bedroom in Sept on a fixed week for only $2,500.
They were also offering a BOGO deal where you by one flex week for $5,000 and get a second one free.
Yes with the flex you put in your request and will most likely get 5000 points as there are more of them than the others. You might get lucky and get 7000 and possible get 3400.
So with the BOGO you would most likely get 10,000 but maybe 7000 or 14000. All are good.
 
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