If you can trade from a Starwood to a Starwood using Interval what is the benefit of buying a mandatory resort and using Staroptions? Better rooms? Guaranteed reservations?
Hi, I am new to timeshares but I have been reading hundreds of threads and have not found this answer (so please excuse me if this has already been answered).
If you deposit a 1 or 2 bedroom SDO unit into the II system, do you have a relatively higher chance of getting Starwood properties or is your unit lumped in with all others? I recognize that you would get first chance with mandatory properties, but I am unsure how voluntary properties work.
Thanks Denise, that is helpful to understand that a Starwood owner would have priority over non starwood owners for II trades. I was not able to find that information previously.
I am trying to decide between purchasing a unit at SDO or to purchase at SVV (Bella or Key West phase) that I can use as a trader as we probably would not look to stay at either resort. Our ideal trade, like many others, would be for WKORV or Harborside (shoulder season would be more than fine for us!).
We are either thinking of going for a large, plat 1 bedroom at SDO or a 2 bedroom lock-out. However, I am unsure what the trade value would be for the studio side of the lock-out.
Finally, I saw a thread yesterday about not being able to see the top-end starwood properties in II. Do you feel there is a high-risk that in the next couple years SDO would not be able to see the Hawaiian / Harborside properties?
Thank you again.
Do you feel getting into WKORV or WKORV-north would be reasonable trade options (given date flexibility)?
Have you found that it is significantly more difficult to trade for 2 bedroom units at WKORV than 1 bedroom units?
My sense is that you would recommend SDO vs SVV for my scenario? At SDO, would you recommend a platinum 2 bedroom lock-off?
One last question, is there an easy way to decipher if a unit is the right 2 bedroom as I was able to see 2 bedroom WKR units for less than $5000 on a few websites?
1. At 8 months from arrival, as long as your stay includes a check in or check out on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday, you can rent more than 1 week at a time (subject to having enough StarOptions). At II you can only rent a week (or less via a getaway) at a time.
3. SVN StarOptions can now be banked for up to 2 years (with payment of a fee). SVN StarOptions can also be borrowed (with limitations). A voluntary week is not in the SVN and, since there are no SVN StarOptions, no borrowing or banking can occur.
Denise, what is the significance of the unit number being important in determining if a week is deemed platinum? Are there older units that do not qualify?