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How happy are you with your HGVC ownership?

How happy are you with your HGVC ownership?

  • I'm very happy with my HGVC ownership.

    Votes: 69 43.1%
  • I'm happy, even though there are occasional problems (e.g., trying to reserve the week I want).

    Votes: 45 28.1%
  • I'm neutral.

    Votes: 12 7.5%
  • I'm a bit unhappy with my ownership, but have no current plans to dispose of my HGVC ownership.

    Votes: 14 8.8%
  • I'm unhappy, want to sell and would not buy another HGVC ownership.

    Votes: 20 12.5%

  • Total voters
    160

Maverick1963

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HGVC Flamingo
It's not perfect. But very happy. With HGVC, we could afford roomy one/two bedroom units for our family vacation in Hawaii every year. Without HGVC, I could not go on solo vacations in Hawaii like I do now. Reservation is not easy but I don't give a complaint because $1,200 MF allows me to stay in Waikiki for a week. Fortunately, I booked 100% the week/unit I wanted over the past +10 years.
 

LizC

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The Residence, NYC
I’m thinking of buying set weeks of an HGVC owner and Wondering if the set weeks are all you can use or can you change to other weeks. Additionally can these weeks he used at other resorts just like points
 

phil1ben

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I think the outcome would be different if you had two polls. One for people who only paid retail and one for people who only own HGVC that they bought resale. Respondents that own retail and resale would only complicate the results. My suspicion is you will have much more satisfied campers coming form the resale camp.

We own 7000 points in South Beach that we bought resale in 2010. Paid about $1.00/point. We live 2 hours from NYC so we normally split the points each year between club days at 57th Street, The Residences and South Beach. Although, we have gone to Borgo alle Vigne, Valdoro and are headed to Scotland in a few months. We use the timeshare for about 20% of our annual vacation days and it is a great mix with the other vacations we take. As a result, I am happy with our purchase. If I had to do it over again, I probably would have bought 7000 points resale from a location with lower annual maintenance fees because we have rarely used the Home Week at South Beach (normally staying 3-4 days there). Probably would have saved about $350.00/year in maintenance fees. At the time, I thought my purchase was "safest" owning in a location where I knew that the underlying real estate would always have value. This was more a factor of my distrust of the entire timeshare industry but I felt I really couldn't go wrong for $7,000.00. One time share is sufficient for us but buying HGVC resale for us was a good decision.

Lastly, I continued to be surprised how many people do research 2-3 weeks after they purchase.
 

Talent312

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HGVC & GTS
I continued to be surprised how many people do research 2-3 weeks after they purchase.
Instant gratification... and they sell it like it's an "orgasmatron."
-- From Woody Allen's movie "Sleeper" (1973).
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brial05

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We are happy ... we've not yet used to fullest potential.

We paid off our contract, direct to Hilton no less and are still pleased and would never sell.
I hope to add another unit from resale market.
 

Tamaradarann

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HGVC South Beach, HGVC Las Vegas, HGVC Las Vegas on the Strip, HGVC Sea World, Misner Place
Would be interesting to see of all the "happy" votes, how many of those purchased secondary market.
We purchased 6 HGVC timeshares from the resale market and are very happy with out membership. I believe if we purchased from the developer we would still be happy with our membership but would have about $200,000 less in our bank account. We probably wouldn't have purchased 6 HGVC timeshares from the developer since the cost would have been prohibitive in our retired economic situation. If we had significantly more income we might have purchased those timeshares or more since the system is pretty flexible. However, very high income people don't need timeshares they just buy second and third homes.
 

WhatTheDogSaid

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HGVC Boulevard Las Vegas
Greetings from the Anantara resort in Koh Samui, Thailand. I am glad we got to visit here and also the Anantara in Phuket last year. If Elara is comparable to a full service Hilton, then either of these resorts is the Conrad or the Waldorf Astoria. Truly first class. I’m definitely less happy with HGVC now that the Anantara option has ended, but will try Scotland, Japan and Mexico.
 
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