Agree with tschwa2; we own a 4BR Colonies unit. We've never stayed there; heck, we haven't even seen the resort. Here are some of the trades we've pulled with it (owned week 23, now own week 26); II and 2BR LO except where annotated:...and a summer deeded 4 BR EOY Colonies of Williamsburg 4 BR (ideally 25-32 or there about) or slightly less desirable summer deeded EOY Williamsburg plantation- MF around $425 per year. The edge to the Colonies because both sides of the lockout have full kitchens so it is easier to rent or when you are going to use.
Another plus is they all exchange both in RCI and II in case you ever want to do that. SFX will usually but not always take summer weeks at all 3 resorts.
I'm under contract for a 10k WorldMark membership for this reason.I think Worldmark is just about the best you can do - except no Vistana or Marriott priority... The Worldmark units see just about everything as far as I can tell. A 2 bedroom is 10,000 Worldmark credits, which is less than $800 in maintenance fees. You can always just use the Worldmark points within the Worldmark system if you don't want to exchange. And you can "rent" Worldmark points from other Worldmark owners up to twice the amount of points you own. So if you buy a 10,000 point account, you can "rent" 20,000 from a Worldmark owner each year.
Worldmark still has the best value timeshare out there. Units are well maintained with low maintenance fees. Liberal change policies etc. Loved my Worldmark.Worldmark??? It is owned by Wyndham which are questionable at best.
In my opinion, you will be sorry you own Worldmark eventually. I was in Shell Group and got out of it after Wyndham bought Shell Group.
In time, Wyndham will take them over and parts of Raintree Vacation Club and Worldmark and Shell group will all be Wyndham.
Be careful, is all I caution. I was checking Redweek in the last month for a friends client and curiously there were no resales of Wyndham properties. Don't know if that was
a quirk or what to make of that.
I talked on the side one day with a Wyndham salesperson in Washington (Lake Chelan). She said Wyndham are ruthless and put a lot of pressure on their sales staff.
I personally went through a 2 & 1/2 hour sales presentation (saying no) on Maui with Wyndham (guaranteed to be 90 minutes or less) and they would not let us leave (4-6 years ago).
They kept bringing more and higher management and changing the offer. Nope I did not buy into Wyndham.
I buy resale or upgrade within a timeshare Entity/unit I already own knowing full well what I am getting and what it is worth.