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ebay auction for Monarch wk 47 just ended at $330!

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So how would ROFR work in a case like this - Marriott gets to buy this for $330? Will they?

Not the most popular week on the calendar, but gee - I once traded in that very week, and it was sunny and in the 70's every single day. I loved it there!
 

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I just read something that said there was no ROFR. I think it was in the body of an ad for Monarch on Tug or Ebay.
 

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You can rent a week 47 getaway from II (gold membership) for $394 as I type this. The maintenance fees and taxes in 2008 for owners are $938.93. Why own (even with marriott's trading preference, although I don't think this would be a real strong trader and maybe becoming a multiweek owner)?
 
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i agree with not owning a week 47.
we are at monarch now.
we find the only weeks you would need to own are june to mid august as otherwise you can exchange or buy getaway to this property.
only other reason is to get a week that offers an a/c and i am not sure what time period is with monarch.
it is may-aug at harbour pt that i own to do my monarch exchanges.
 

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Slightly off-topic, but I believe that the Monarch may be the most underrated timeshare in the whole Marriott system. Fabulous location on the beach, ok facilities. Really nice and easy to trade into.
 

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totally agree.
it does not have the status of the grande ocean , barony, surf watch but that is ok as it has its followers and they are aware of the value in this property.
 

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I just came back from Monarch last month. It was our first trade there. Own at HP. Really loved the location/beach and the units were nicely done. The staff was super. I would go there again but I think GO and Barony are better suited for more than 4 adults.
 

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I'm not denying that the Monarch is in a great location and if it weren't for those pesky fees, I would own. I'm just pointing out that the math doesn't work to own a week 47.
 

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From what I have been told, Marriott's Monarch at Sea Pines on Hilton Head was Marriott's very first venture which started MVCI.

The Monarch was built approximately 1980, and bought by Marriott in 1981.

It is my understanding that the Monarch belongs to both I.I. and R.C.I.

Everyone has to pay $5 in order to enter into the Sea Pines area in order to drive thru to check in at the Monarch.
 

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Slightly off-topic, but I believe that the Monarch may be the most underrated timeshare in the whole Marriott system. Fabulous location on the beach, ok facilities. Really nice and easy to trade into.
I agree. When I was a Marriott owner, Monarch was always my favorite. It was also the last one I sold. I think I recall, no ROFR; both RCI and II; also can exchange every year for points.

George
 
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