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Late July in Vegas - last call / under 10K points availability in the past

DennisAM

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Good morning TS owners!

My wife and I are super excited to head to Vegas for the first time for the week starting July 19 --- I've heard it's crazy hot that time of year, however my wife is a Teacher so not as flexible when it comes to timing..
My question - it looks like July / Aug is considered off-season and supply is usually decent - Does anyone have any experience / success in waiting until that 45 day out range to book a last call / under 10K points vacation?
We currently own at EOY at Grandview that gives us 49K points so I'm looking to make the most of them (we just bought the TS last year and haven't booked a trip yet!)
After watching some reveiws online, we both liked the looks of the HIVC at desert club, and wife also likes the look of the Elara although it looks like supply is a little tight with that one.
We went from wanting to be off the strip to being a little closer but also having a somewhat quiet and relaxing place for the evenings.

Any ideas are appreciated!
 

DRH90277

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Look at Marriott's Grand Chateau. Check it out for private rental and for points exchange if you have Marriott.
 
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MOXJO7282

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Good morning TS owners!

My wife and I are super excited to head to Vegas for the first time for the week starting July 19 --- I've heard it's crazy hot that time of year, however my wife is a Teacher so not as flexible when it comes to timing..
My question - it looks like July / Aug is considered off-season and supply is usually decent - Does anyone have any experience / success in waiting until that 45 day out range to book a last call / under 10K points vacation?
We currently own at EOY at Grandview that gives us 49K points so I'm looking to make the most of them (we just bought the TS last year and haven't booked a trip yet!)
After watching some reveiws online, we both liked the looks of the HIVC at desert club, and wife also likes the look of the Elara although it looks like supply is a little tight with that one.
We went from wanting to be off the strip to being a little closer but also having a somewhat quiet and relaxing place for the evenings.

Any ideas are appreciated!
We own at the Marriott Grand Chateau. I don't know anything about the HIVC at DC, but can tell you the Elara is well located just behind the strip, across the street from the Marriott, attached to the Miracle Mile Mall and Planet Hollywood. We always walk by and can see the Elara pool and it look very nice.
 

Soccer Canada

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The Wyndham Grand Desert is also nice, block from the strip across from the F1 paddock. Decent pools. Walkable to Planet Hollywood or a cheap uber.
 

Mowogo

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Desert Club really is just nice apartments with a pool complex for each pod of buildings. Not super fancy, but good solid lodging. Wyndham Grand Desert is also a great resort, with the advantage of being a block away from off strip options. Most HGVCs get you on the resort fee, but Trump is no extra fees even when booking through RCI. Elara almost never has availability because it is the preferred HGVC property for members. If you can deal with pool noise, Flamingo HGVC is a good option since it is recently renovated.
 

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Good morning TS owners!

My wife and I are super excited to head to Vegas for the first time for the week starting July 19 --- I've heard it's crazy hot that time of year, however my wife is a Teacher so not as flexible when it comes to timing..
My question - it looks like July / Aug is considered off-season and supply is usually decent - Does anyone have any experience / success in waiting until that 45 day out range to book a last call / under 10K points vacation?
No need to wait until the 45-day mark. There is a June 21-28 week in a 1 bedroom at Wyndham Grand Desert available for $485 cash (no exchange fee) using Extra Vacations, or the following week for $502, plus many other choices there or at other LV resorts.
 

DennisAM

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No need to wait until the 45-day mark. There is a June 21-28 week in a 1 bedroom at Wyndham Grand Desert available for $485 cash (no exchange fee) using Extra Vacations, or the following week for $502, plus many other choices there or at other LV resorts.
Thanks for the info! I was thinking about using my points, but hoping to wait it out and only have to use like 7500pts in the "under 10K" search. They typically seem to be 45 days and under check-in
 

Mowogo

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The Holiday Inn is very nice apartment style accommodations With pool and hot tub near each grouping of buildings and parking right outside. Back entrance is right by the Sphere as well.
 

gbf

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Good morning TS owners!

My wife and I are super excited to head to Vegas for the first time for the week starting July 19 --- I've heard it's crazy hot that time of year, however my wife is a Teacher so not as flexible when it comes to timing..
My question - it looks like July / Aug is considered off-season and supply is usually decent - Does anyone have any experience / success in waiting until that 45 day out range to book a last call / under 10K points vacation?
We currently own at EOY at Grandview that gives us 49K points so I'm looking to make the most of them (we just bought the TS last year and haven't booked a trip yet!)
After watching some reveiws online, we both liked the looks of the HIVC at desert club, and wife also likes the look of the Elara although it looks like supply is a little tight with that one.
We went from wanting to be off the strip to being a little closer but also having a somewhat quiet and relaxing place for the evenings.

Any ideas are appreciated!
We own at Elara. Great pool area, which is important since you will be there when it’s very hot. Look into getting a cabana so you have a break from the heat. You can book them online. Great location as others have pointed out.
 

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We own at the Marriott Grand Chateau. I don't know anything about the HIVC at DC, but can tell you the Elara is well located just behind the strip, across the street from the Marriott, attached to the Miracle Mile Mall and Planet Hollywood. We always walk by and can see the Elara pool and it look very nice.
Hello
I am new to this forum and am looking for some information on selling me points. A friend is asking to purchase 1450 points to use at the Grand Chateau in August. I’ve never sold points before and am looking for suggestions on what to charge. Thanks in advance for any advice
 

vacationtime1

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Hello
I am new to this forum and am looking for some information on selling me points. A friend is asking to purchase 1450 points to use at the Grand Chateau in August. I’ve never sold points before and am looking for suggestions on what to charge. Thanks in advance for any advice
https://vacationpointexchange.com/ is a marketplace for points rentals.
 
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