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Manor Club Trading Advice please


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Nov 5, 2011
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Marriott Grande Ocean, Marriott Surfwatch, Marriott Manor Club Sequel
New Manor Club (Sequel) owner (1st timeshare purchase. Bought resale thanks to TUG). Have a few questions and hoping someone with experience can answer. I have no experience trading.

Is the basic membership to Interval International ok, or does anyone recommend a different (i.e. more expensive membership?) Does any one know if there are any special offers for new members?

I own platinum season (MSE) - 1st use 2013. I will call 12 months ahead and reserve a week I can use in the summer (2 bedroom). If I wanted to perhaps try to lock off, does anyone think it would be a possibility for me to put in a request for Manor Club (MMC - not Sequel) for another summer week or same summer week using my one bedroom side? I heard the units on the MMC side were nicer than MSE, and all dedicated 2 bedrooms. I would also like to put in a request for a fall vacation, perhaps Orlando with the studio side, perhaps for a 1 bedroom or 2 bedroom (would request a place with only 2 bedrooms units like Cypress Harbour). To do a search with a lockout do I have to pay Marriott the lock-off fee upfront or can I wait until the unit search is matched? If I cannot get the exchange into MMC, would I then be able to cancel my request and unlock-off my MSE unit and use both sides? Would I then pay Marriott a fee to unlock? I suppose I would have to hold on placing the request for the studio side, as if that is matched I can't cancel my search for MMC? We are a family of 2 adults and 2 kids (both 7 years old), so we could use a 1 bedroom if needed.

Does this sound crazy? Is it worth it or would perhaps using the full 2 bedroom unit at MSE in the summer and try to purchase a Getaway for the fall week be a better option? Any strategy advice greatly appreciated!

Thank you! :hi:


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DVC BWV 215 pts

MVC Kauai, Wioahai

Enrolled in DC
no strategy advice, but Manor Club was the nicest room in the marriott system i have ever stayed in. Due to the surrounding location, I can't imagine going there every year (not a golfer), but wow what a great room.

Big Matt

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Plenty of advice.

The new travel demand index doesn't reward a July 4th check in at Manor Club any more than another July week. Grab one.

1BR will ALWAYS get a 2BR MMC on line and in an ongoing request. You can get a MMC with a MSE studio much of the year. I know it doesn't make sense, but I can back it up.

P.S. the studio is a champ, but you need to know what seaons it will pull. You can get 2BRs almost everywhere as long as it is shoulder/off season. For example, an October Orlando or November Williamsburg is an easy swap.