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Have any of you noticed the lack of availability of DSV units available for trade and/or getaway's through Interval. I used to see 1 and 2 bedroom units all the time but the Marriott Desert Villas I and II seem to have just dropped out of availability. I am looking with Westin Mission Hills, both the lock-off and the 2 bedroom units..

Is it just my Westin propery or is it across the board??
 

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Yes, we have noticed this and when you do find a getaway the prices have increased substantially. What do you make of it?
 

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Have any of you noticed the lack of availability of DSV units available for trade and/or getaway's through Interval. I used to see 1 and 2 bedroom units all the time but the Marriott Desert Villas I and II seem to have just dropped out of availability. I am looking with Westin Mission Hills, both the lock-off and the 2 bedroom units..

Is it just my Westin propery or is it across the board??

Here is what I see at Desert Springs I as of today with a Cabo week:


Apr 29 2006 - May 06 2006 0 2 4
Apr 30 2006 - May 07 2006 0 2 4
May 05 2006 - May 12 2006 0 2 4
May 06 2006 - May 13 2006 0 2 4
May 07 2006 - May 14 2006 0 2 4
May 07 2006 - May 14 2006 1 4 4
May 07 2006 - May 14 2006 2 6 8
May 12 2006 - May 19 2006 0 2 4
May 13 2006 - May 20 2006 0 2 4
May 13 2006 - May 20 2006 2 6 8
May 14 2006 - May 21 2006 0 2 4
May 14 2006 - May 21 2006 1 4 4
May 14 2006 - May 21 2006 2 6 8
May 19 2006 - May 26 2006 0 2 4
May 19 2006 - May 26 2006 1 4 4
May 20 2006 - May 27 2006 0 2 4
May 20 2006 - May 27 2006 1 4 4
May 20 2006 - May 27 2006 2 6 8
May 21 2006 - May 28 2006 0 2 4
May 21 2006 - May 28 2006 1 4 4
May 21 2006 - May 28 2006 2 6 8
May 26 2006 - Jun 02 2006 0 2 4
May 27 2006 - Jun 03 2006 0 2 4
May 27 2006 - Jun 03 2006 1 4 4
May 28 2006 - Jun 04 2006 0 2 4
May 28 2006 - Jun 04 2006 1 4 4
Jun 02 2006 - Jun 09 2006 0 2 4
Jun 02 2006 - Jun 09 2006 1 4 4
Jun 02 2006 - Jun 09 2006 2 6 8
Jun 03 2006 - Jun 10 2006 0 2 4
Jun 03 2006 - Jun 10 2006 1 4 4
Jun 04 2006 - Jun 11 2006 0 2 4
Jun 04 2006 - Jun 11 2006 1 4 4
Jun 04 2006 - Jun 11 2006 2 6 8
Jun 09 2006 - Jun 16 2006 0 2 4
Jun 09 2006 - Jun 16 2006 1 4 4
Jun 09 2006 - Jun 16 2006 2 6 8
Jun 10 2006 - Jun 17 2006 0 2 4
Jun 10 2006 - Jun 17 2006 1 4 4
Jun 11 2006 - Jun 18 2006 0 2 4
Jun 11 2006 - Jun 18 2006 1 4 4
Jun 11 2006 - Jun 18 2006 2 6 8
Jun 16 2006 - Jun 23 2006 0 2 4
Jun 16 2006 - Jun 23 2006 1 4 4
Jun 17 2006 - Jun 24 2006 0 2 4
Jun 17 2006 - Jun 24 2006 1 4 4
Jun 18 2006 - Jun 25 2006 2 6 8
Jun 23 2006 - Jun 30 2006 0 2 4
Jun 23 2006 - Jun 30 2006 1 4 4
Jun 23 2006 - Jun 30 2006 2 6 8
Jun 24 2006 - Jul 01 2006 0 2 4
Jun 24 2006 - Jul 01 2006 1 4 4
Jun 24 2006 - Jul 01 2006 2 6 8
Jun 25 2006 - Jul 02 2006 0 2 4
Jun 25 2006 - Jul 02 2006 1 4 4
Jun 25 2006 - Jul 02 2006 2 6 8
Jun 30 2006 - Jul 07 2006 0 2 4
Jun 30 2006 - Jul 07 2006 1 4 4
Jul 01 2006 - Jul 08 2006 0 2 4
Jul 01 2006 - Jul 08 2006 1 4 4
Jul 02 2006 - Jul 09 2006 0 2 4
Jul 02 2006 - Jul 09 2006 1 4 4
Jul 07 2006 - Jul 14 2006 0 2 4
Jul 07 2006 - Jul 14 2006 1 4 4
Jul 07 2006 - Jul 14 2006 2 6 8
Jul 08 2006 - Jul 15 2006 0 2 4
Jul 08 2006 - Jul 15 2006 1 4 4
Jul 08 2006 - Jul 15 2006 2 6 8
Jul 09 2006 - Jul 16 2006 0 2 4
Jul 09 2006 - Jul 16 2006 1 4 4
Jul 09 2006 - Jul 16 2006 2 6 8
Jul 14 2006 - Jul 21 2006 0 2 4
Jul 14 2006 - Jul 21 2006 1 4 4
Jul 14 2006 - Jul 21 2006 2 6 8
Jul 15 2006 - Jul 22 2006 0 2 4
Jul 15 2006 - Jul 22 2006 1 4 4
Jul 15 2006 - Jul 22 2006 2 6 8
Jul 16 2006 - Jul 23 2006 0 2 4
Jul 16 2006 - Jul 23 2006 1 4 4
Jul 16 2006 - Jul 23 2006 2 6 8
Jul 21 2006 - Jul 28 2006 0 2 4
Jul 21 2006 - Jul 28 2006 1 4 4
Jul 21 2006 - Jul 28 2006 2 6 8
Jul 22 2006 - Jul 29 2006 0 2 4
Jul 22 2006 - Jul 29 2006 1 4 4
Jul 22 2006 - Jul 29 2006 2 6 8
Jul 23 2006 - Jul 30 2006 0 2 4
Jul 23 2006 - Jul 30 2006 1 4 4
Jul 23 2006 - Jul 30 2006 2 6 8
Jul 28 2006 - Aug 04 2006 0 2 4
Jul 28 2006 - Aug 04 2006 1 4 4
Jul 28 2006 - Aug 04 2006 2 6 8
Jul 29 2006 - Aug 05 2006 0 2 4
Jul 29 2006 - Aug 05 2006 1 4 4
Jul 29 2006 - Aug 05 2006 2 6 8
Jul 30 2006 - Aug 06 2006 0 2 4
Jul 30 2006 - Aug 06 2006 1 4 4
Jul 30 2006 - Aug 06 2006 2 6 8
Aug 04 2006 - Aug 11 2006 0 2 4
Aug 04 2006 - Aug 11 2006 1 4 4
Aug 04 2006 - Aug 11 2006 2 6 8
Aug 05 2006 - Aug 12 2006 0 2 4
Aug 05 2006 - Aug 12 2006 1 4 4
Aug 05 2006 - Aug 12 2006 2 6 8
Aug 06 2006 - Aug 13 2006 0 2 4
Aug 06 2006 - Aug 13 2006 1 4 4
Aug 06 2006 - Aug 13 2006 2 6 8
Aug 11 2006 - Aug 18 2006 0 2 4
Aug 11 2006 - Aug 18 2006 1 4 4
Aug 11 2006 - Aug 18 2006 2 6 8
Aug 12 2006 - Aug 19 2006 0 2 4
Aug 12 2006 - Aug 19 2006 1 4 4
Aug 12 2006 - Aug 19 2006 2 6 8
Aug 13 2006 - Aug 20 2006 0 2 4
Aug 13 2006 - Aug 20 2006 1 4 4
Aug 13 2006 - Aug 20 2006 2 6 8
Aug 18 2006 - Aug 25 2006 0 2 4
Aug 18 2006 - Aug 25 2006 1 4 4
Aug 18 2006 - Aug 25 2006 2 6 8
Aug 19 2006 - Aug 26 2006 0 2 4
Aug 19 2006 - Aug 26 2006 1 4 4
Aug 19 2006 - Aug 26 2006 2 6 8
Aug 20 2006 - Aug 27 2006 0 2 4
Aug 20 2006 - Aug 27 2006 1 4 4
Aug 20 2006 - Aug 27 2006 2 6 8
Aug 25 2006 - Sep 01 2006 0 2 4
Aug 25 2006 - Sep 01 2006 1 4 4
Aug 25 2006 - Sep 01 2006 2 6 8
Aug 26 2006 - Sep 02 2006 0 2 4
Aug 26 2006 - Sep 02 2006 1 4 4
Aug 26 2006 - Sep 02 2006 2 6 8
Aug 27 2006 - Sep 03 2006 0 2 4
Aug 27 2006 - Sep 03 2006 1 4 4
Aug 27 2006 - Sep 03 2006 2 6 8
Sep 01 2006 - Sep 08 2006 0 2 4
Sep 01 2006 - Sep 08 2006 1 4 4
Sep 01 2006 - Sep 08 2006 2 6 8
Sep 02 2006 - Sep 09 2006 0 2 4
Sep 02 2006 - Sep 09 2006 1 4 4
Sep 02 2006 - Sep 09 2006 2 6 8
Sep 03 2006 - Sep 10 2006 0 2 4
Sep 03 2006 - Sep 10 2006 1 4 4
Sep 03 2006 - Sep 10 2006 2 6 8
Sep 08 2006 - Sep 15 2006 0 2 4
Sep 08 2006 - Sep 15 2006 1 4 4
Sep 08 2006 - Sep 15 2006 2 6 8
Sep 09 2006 - Sep 16 2006 0 2 4
Sep 09 2006 - Sep 16 2006 1 4 4
Sep 10 2006 - Sep 17 2006 0 2 4
Sep 10 2006 - Sep 17 2006 1 4 4
Sep 15 2006 - Sep 22 2006 0 2 4
Sep 15 2006 - Sep 22 2006 1 4 4
Sep 15 2006 - Sep 22 2006 2 6 8
Sep 16 2006 - Sep 23 2006 0 2 4
Sep 16 2006 - Sep 23 2006 1 4 4
Sep 17 2006 - Sep 24 2006 0 2 4
Sep 17 2006 - Sep 24 2006 1 4 4
Sep 22 2006 - Sep 29 2006 0 2 4
Sep 22 2006 - Sep 29 2006 1 4 4
Sep 23 2006 - Sep 30 2006 0 2 4
Sep 29 2006 - Oct 06 2006 0 2 4
Sep 30 2006 - Oct 07 2006 0 2 4
Oct 01 2006 - Oct 08 2006 0 2 4
Oct 01 2006 - Oct 08 2006 1 4 4
Oct 06 2006 - Oct 13 2006 0 2 4
Oct 07 2006 - Oct 14 2006 0 2 4
Oct 08 2006 - Oct 15 2006 0 2 4
Oct 13 2006 - Oct 20 2006 0 2 4
Oct 14 2006 - Oct 21 2006 0 2 4
Oct 15 2006 - Oct 22 2006 0 2 4
Oct 20 2006 - Oct 27 2006 0 2 4
Oct 21 2006 - Oct 28 2006 0 2 4
Oct 22 2006 - Oct 29 2006 0 2 4
Oct 22 2006 - Oct 29 2006 1 4 4
Oct 27 2006 - Nov 03 2006 0 2 4
Oct 27 2006 - Nov 03 2006 1 4 4
Oct 28 2006 - Nov 04 2006 0 2 4
Oct 29 2006 - Nov 05 2006 0 2 4
Oct 29 2006 - Nov 05 2006 1 4 4
Nov 03 2006 - Nov 10 2006 0 2 4
Nov 03 2006 - Nov 10 2006 1 4 4
Nov 04 2006 - Nov 11 2006 0 2 4
Nov 05 2006 - Nov 12 2006 0 2 4
Nov 10 2006 - Nov 17 2006 0 2 4
Nov 11 2006 - Nov 18 2006 0 2 4
Nov 11 2006 - Nov 18 2006 1 4 4
Nov 11 2006 - Nov 18 2006 2 6 8
Nov 12 2006 - Nov 19 2006 0 2 4
Nov 12 2006 - Nov 19 2006 1 4 4
Nov 17 2006 - Nov 24 2006 0 2 4
Nov 24 2006 - Dec 01 2006 0 2 4
Nov 24 2006 - Dec 01 2006 1 4 4
Nov 25 2006 - Dec 02 2006 0 2 4
Nov 25 2006 - Dec 02 2006 1 4 4
Nov 26 2006 - Dec 03 2006 0 2 4
Nov 26 2006 - Dec 03 2006 1 4 4
Dec 01 2006 - Dec 08 2006 0 2 4
Dec 01 2006 - Dec 08 2006 1 4 4
Dec 01 2006 - Dec 08 2006 2 6 8
Dec 02 2006 - Dec 09 2006 0 2 4
Dec 02 2006 - Dec 09 2006 1 4 4
Dec 02 2006 - Dec 09 2006 2 6 8
Dec 03 2006 - Dec 10 2006 0 2 4
Dec 03 2006 - Dec 10 2006 1 4 4
Dec 03 2006 - Dec 10 2006 2 6 8
Dec 08 2006 - Dec 15 2006 0 2 4
Dec 08 2006 - Dec 15 2006 1 4 4
Dec 08 2006 - Dec 15 2006 2 6 8
Dec 09 2006 - Dec 16 2006 0 2 4
Dec 09 2006 - Dec 16 2006 1 4 4
Dec 09 2006 - Dec 16 2006 2 6 8
Dec 10 2006 - Dec 17 2006 0 2 4
Dec 10 2006 - Dec 17 2006 1 4 4
Dec 10 2006 - Dec 17 2006 2 6 8
Dec 15 2006 - Dec 22 2006 0 2 4
Dec 15 2006 - Dec 22 2006 1 4 4
Dec 15 2006 - Dec 22 2006 2 6 8
Dec 16 2006 - Dec 23 2006 0 2 4
Dec 16 2006 - Dec 23 2006 1 4 4
Dec 17 2006 - Dec 24 2006 0 2 4
Dec 17 2006 - Dec 24 2006 1 4 4
Dec 17 2006 - Dec 24 2006 2 6 8
Dec 22 2006 - Dec 29 2006 0 2 4
Dec 24 2006 - Dec 31 2006 0 2 4
Dec 30 2006 - Jan 06 2007 0 2 4
Jan 05 2007 - Jan 12 2007 0 2 4
Jan 05 2007 - Jan 12 2007 1 4 4
Jan 06 2007 - Jan 13 2007 0 2 4
Jan 06 2007 - Jan 13 2007 1 4 4
Jan 07 2007 - Jan 14 2007 0 2 4
Jan 12 2007 - Jan 19 2007 0 2 4
Jan 13 2007 - Jan 20 2007 0 2 4
Jan 14 2007 - Jan 21 2007 0 2 4
Jan 19 2007 - Jan 26 2007 0 2 4
Jan 20 2007 - Jan 27 2007 0 2 4
Jan 26 2007 - Feb 02 2007 0 2 4
 

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Marriott Palm desert

When are you looking to go ?
We are going there in 4 weeks using Marriott points, and was hoping to get in using an A.C., but no luck so far. I also have been looking at the getaways for that same week and again no luck.
I know my chances of getting either a getaway or using an A.C. during this time of year are slim, but who knows .
I have also noticed that the getaways are not listed much farther out than 60 days.
Jim Breslin
 

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We went last year at the very end of June. It was a nice 'warm up' and welcome to summer. Spa in the morning, lay around by the pool, lunch, nap in the afternoon and dine out in the evening. I was hoping to find availability again with a flexchange deposit within the 60 day mark. But - with my Westin not seing anything much at all... I don't know.

Ripshion - what did you deposit from Cabo and how early did you deposit?? I am looking with the search first feature...
 

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Regional block?

Fletcher921 said:
We went last year at the very end of June. It was a nice 'warm up' and welcome to summer. Spa in the morning, lay around by the pool, lunch, nap in the afternoon and dine out in the evening. I was hoping to find availability again with a flexchange deposit within the 60 day mark. But - with my Westin not seing anything much at all... I don't know.

Ripshion - what did you deposit from Cabo and how early did you deposit?? I am looking with the search first feature...
Fletcher,

A friend of mine has 2 Marriots in Palm Desert. While looking using their account it was clear that they were being blocked from all other timeshares in Palm Desert. They were only shown the 3 Marriotts.

Perhaps you have the same regional block with the Westin. Do you see any other timeshares? There is lots of availability in the summer in Palm Desert. I think there are getaways at the Marriotts starting April 28th.

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I do see other Palm Desert Units - just no Marriott ones. I junst think it is odd that they were so frequent last year and just gone this year...

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Westin blocked from Marriott?

Fletcher,

I think Westin has some sort of block. Maybe just Marriott properties. The probobly do not want Westin owners and Marriott owners to comingle.

I would call II to find out. I see lots of Westins and lots of Marriott availability from May 1st on.

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It is some sort of a regional block, which II has in Palm Desert & Palm Springs. I just checked with my Club Intrawest, and with the Whistler, Tremblant and Hawaii units I can pull up a ton of Marriott DSV units throughout the summer (along with a number of other Palm Desert/Springs resorts). However, when I search with a Club Intawest Palm Desert unit I get no Marriotts at all. Interestingly it does pull the Westin and various other independent resorts such as Palm Springs Tennis Club.

It is clearly spelled out in the II directory that there are regional blocks, but in this case it does appear that it is a selective block for only some resorts (namely the Marrriotts).

Edited to add: I can still pull up the Marriott Palm Desert resorts in II's Getaways throughout the summer, though there are no bargains there (IMO).

Edited a second time to add: This restriction seems totally silly for Club Intrawest, since we do not have a "home" resort. So either ALL CI resorts should be blocked from pulling the Marriott PD resorts, or NONE of them should.
 
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I think you may have to wait a couple of months to get the great "summer" deals at Marriott Desert Springs.
 

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JBRES1 said:
When are you looking to go ?
We are going there in 4 weeks using Marriott points, and was hoping to get in using an A.C., but no luck so far.
IJim Breslin


Jim, what week are you looking for? Any certain checkin day? We will let you know if we see one.
 

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Hi Dave,
We are checking in on 3-26-06. I have a reservation using 150,000 points, but would love to save those points and pay $299.00 using an A.C.
Thanks, Jim Breslin
 

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I used an AC...

to get a 2 bedroom Villas I in September with an AC from my Hawaii 2 bedroom deposit in January. We picked the September date only because that is when we like to go. There were several dates available at the time.
Last year we went on a Getaway for a 1 bedroom in september for $440.00.
Haven't seen any of those this year.
Julie
 

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We booked a week at Villas I the first part of February 2006 using an AC that was about to expire.
There were several available at that time for either I or II.
 
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