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Does Wyndham limit on how long you can stay in a unit?

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A question for you Wyndham experts - my daughter needs housing for two months when she comes back to the states this fall. There are two Wyndham resorts (Old Town Alexandria and National Harbor) close to where she works. Does Wyndham allow you to stay at one resort for that long? If so, will they let her stay in the same unit, or would she have to move every week?
 

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I booked 3 separate consecutive weeks for Wyndham Indio in California using my RCI Points. There were three separate reservations but we stayed in the same unit for all three weeks. It was in November 2013 and if I remember correctly the resort was not too full.
 

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Thank you for your quick reply! That's nice to know. I'm sure I won't be able to string two months of RCI bookings together for her (I'm looking at rentals), but it's good to know they didn't move you for three weeks!
 

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I think it's completely up to the management at the resort. They can work with you, or if they have a reason not to like you, they can make life miserable. They will need to give the unit deep cleaning once a week and that's reasonable and what our housekeeping fees pay for.

If your daughter is not on the list of owners for your account, you will probably have to buy a guest certificate for each week she stays. I think you can only get around that if you check in with her and 'stay' there with her.
 

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I have a sneaking suspicion that there ARE limits (perhaps 30 days?) because of tenancy laws. If you stay too long, you may become a long-term resident and acquire some legal rights that could make things difficult for the timeshare/hotel. This may vary from state to state.

The longest I've stayed in a single timeshare unit is 3 weeks (at MKO).
 

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I have had friends stay 6+ weeks in one TS unit... not moved.

But each resort and area would have their own rules.... one Wyndham in Pompano was keeping guests in ONE unit for 6-10 weeks ... multiple guests ... I did catch up with the resort manager when I figured out WHERE the stink was coming from and BITCH like all get out. New policy was enacted.

Seems, "Mom" (very elderly mom travelled with her retired son) slept on sofabed; son was in KING in bedroom ... anytime the door opened ... the whole hallway area filled up with stink. They had not been letting the housekeeping staff in - Mom was sleeping/resting & they had a DO NOT DISTURB sign on door.
 

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House Keeping?

When you stay in the same unit more than seven nights, do they come and clean after every 7 night period? How does that work?
 

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Most places I've stayed at for multiple weeks will do a "full clean" every 7 days. It's usually nowhere near as extensive as the clean between guests. Often, they barely do much more than they do on a mid-week tidy.
 

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Yes .. they do come and clean the unit ... ie Change the sheets, swap out the towels, put out new soap & dishwasher stuff, may run the vacuum. But you can simply hang out the DO NOT DISTURB hangtag and they will go away.

Wyndham has been using contract housekeepers .. they usually are only onsite during change over (for those units). "VIP refresh" MIGHT be a separate team ... might be hard if NOT VIP to get housekeeping to "Swap towels" these days.
 

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Thank you all for your replies. You've been very helpful. Another question, I've looked at rental sites, and am wondering what the best way is to approach a long term (timeshare-wise) rental? Is there a website/clearing house for owner/landlords who can make multi-week reservations? I've tried to use some advertiser's booking tools to see what the costs would be, but some of the dates are blocked out and show up as unavailable. I wonder if those links go directly to the Wyndham booking site? (I've owned just about every timeshare system except Wyndham, so feel like a fish out of water on this one.) Can anyone recommend a website or owner to deal with? Many, many thanks!

By the way, this is for our daughter. They sold their home in Alexandria and moved to Asia a few months ago for her husband's job. She needs to return to DC to finish up some business. She was looking at extended stay hotels, but told me that she wished there were some nice timeshares in DC. (She loves our Westin, Marriott, and Hilton timeshares.) I did some research and saw the two Wyndham timeshares in Old Town and Nat'l Harbor, and thought they might be a possibility - if there is availability.
 
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Thank you all for your replies. You've been very helpful. Another question, I've looked at rental sites, and am wondering what the best way is to approach a long term (timeshare-wise) rental? Is there a website/clearing house for owner/landlords who can make multi-week reservations? I've tried to use some advertiser's booking tools to see what the costs would be, but some of the dates are blocked out and show up as unavailable. I wonder if those links go directly to the Wyndham booking site? (I've owned just about every timeshare system except Wyndham, so feel like a fish out of water on this one.) Can anyone recommend a website or owner to deal with? Many, many thanks!

By the way, this is for our daughter. They sold their home in Alexandria and moved to Asia a few months ago for her husband's job. She needs to return to DC to finish up some business. She was looking at extended stay hotels, but told me that she wished there were some nice timeshares in DC. (She loves our Westin, Marriott, and Hilton timeshares.) I did some research and saw the two Wyndham timeshares in Old Town and Nat'l Harbor, and thought they might be a possibility - it there is availability.

There are a number of members here who can help, but I am very doubtful there is availability for extended stays, as both of these resorts tend to be fully booked at least 6-9 months in advance. I'm happy to look for you if you have the dates and let you know if there is any availability.

FYI; National Harbor is newer but costly and not located as conveniently, depending upon where your daughter needs to go. OTA is literally across the street from the King Street Metro and is cheaper point wise. Predictably, it is therefore usually booked.
 

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If you have not done so, You may wish to check out Marriott Residence Inn 's. They're built for long-term extended-stay. rates are supposed to become cheaper the longer you stay. They offer free breakfast ( often more than just Continental ) and evening snacks/heavy appetizers Monday to Thursday. Some properties were built from the ground up by Marriott but other properties were conversions. There are different size units, but generally most units have a full refrigerator and dishwasher. And either a full stove or cooktop depending on the property. One bedroom units have Separate kitchen and living room areas from the bedroom. Bathrooms will not be as elegant as a Marriott timeshare and will have a tub shower combination. Studio units are smaller. While they don't have "in room" washer dryer's those are available on property. We have always found the staff to be great. As Marriott timeshare owners we have high standards. Excluding a timeshare option, we'd prefer a stay in a residence inn over a Marriott courtyard or Marriott suites hotel.
 

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Agree with previous poster. It seems, OP, that you might be trying to fit a square peg in a round hole with this TS emphasis. There are other, possibly more convenient and available, options.

There is a MRI in Pentagon City right near... well... the Pentagon.

I would also suggest looking at short-term furnished apartments/executive suites as well. I'm sure there is plenty of inventory and demand for these in the DC area.


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Got it figured out. Again, thanks for your help!
 

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We spend four weeks in the same unit each year at Royal Vista, but I do use my VIP ability to reserve a specific unit to make sure we stay in that unit. We stay in the same unit each year and it has a great oceanfront view. When we stay over like that, the resort typically shifts the weekly cleaning day from Saturday (which is typically their heavy check-in/out day) to Sunday, so it lets them balance out their housekeeping staff a bit. We typically provide the housekeepers a small tip ($10) per week to make sure that take good care of us.
Doug
 

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You might check airbnb.com or vrbo. Monthly rentals are often cheaper than timeshare weekly rates
 
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