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Marriott's Ocean Pointe Owners and Friends

Quilter

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I asked Brian if we could have a thread to replace the Yahoo group "Marriott's Ocean Pointe Owners" https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OPnewsgroup/info which will be shut down on 12/15. He said there was no problem with this.

The Yahoo group for OP owners has been a terrific opportunity to develop a sense of "community" amongst the owners. Here's hoping that community continues and grows from this thread. Therefore, this is the beginning of a new chapter for Owners and visitors to Ocean Pointe. As the Marriott forum here on TUG encompasses a wide range of topics, this particular thread may simply incorporate popular topics on the OPnewsgroup, i.e., hurricane/storm warnings and damage, COA issues, social gatherings, personnel changes, loans/exchange of beach chairs, etc.

TUG has so much more to offer the Owners at OP than we could provide on the Yahoo website. To copy off a MI grocer's motto, it's "one stop shopping".

So please welcome and take advantage of this new thread.
 
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TUGBrian

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added this as a sticky to make it easier to find for folks coming over.

if the traffic/activity warrants, we can certainly consider a specific subforum for this group under the marriott forum.
 

hangloose

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Thank you Suzzanne and Brian!

As an Ocean Pointe owner and also member of the Yahoo OP newsgroup, I find the information shared there very valuable and often times a bit closer to the ground for local input, board information, etc.

Glad to see it finding a potential home on TUG! The value TUG can bring via additional function via forum posts (vs email) will be a nice add.

Long live Ocean Pointe!
 
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tatmtr7

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Thanks Suzanne for being so clever and thoughtful! Brian, thanks for allowing this to happen! I have been a tug member for more years than I can remember!
We are such a privileged group of OP owners to be able to share news, information etc!
Jeannine
 

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I am an owner at Westin St a John and there is a loooooong thread on the Starwood/Westin forum. It’s nice to keep all the info together.
 

pedro47

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Thanks you Quilter and TUGBRIAN for your cooperation on this agreement.
 

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This Ocean Pointe friend will be saying hello there on January 3rd. :cool:
 

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Hope most OPers are able to find their way here;)

David and Ann Brandwein
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Welcome to the new TUGers by the way. :cheer:
 

tatmtr7

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Good Morning,
Have a unit up for rent but received an email from VacationCandy. Anyone here have any experience with them? Actually kinda turned it down but now wondering if I should contact them.
Thanks
 

Toni Sprinkel

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I asked Brian if we could have a thread to replace the Yahoo group "Marriott's Ocean Pointe Owners" https://groups.yahoo.com/neo/groups/OPnewsgroup/info which will be shut down on 12/15. He said there was no problem with this.

The Yahoo group for OP owners has been a terrific opportunity to develop a sense of "community" amongst the owners. Here's hoping that community continues and grows from this thread. Therefore, this is the beginning for a new chapter for Owners and visitors to Ocean Pointe. As the Marriott forum here on TUG encompasses a wide range of topics, this particular thread may simply incorporate popular topics on the OPnewsgroup, i.e., hurricane/storm warnings and damage, COA issues, social gatherings, personnel changes, loans/exchange of beach chairs, etc.

TUG has so much more to offer the Owners at OP than we could provide on the Yahoo website. To copy off a MI grocer's motto, it's "one stop shopping".

So please welcome and take advantage of this new thread.
Thank you, Brian and Suzzanne! I'm in!
 

mjkanter

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added this as a sticky to make it easier to find for folks coming over.

if the traffic/activity warrants, we can certainly consider a specific subforum for this group under the marriott forum.
Thanks Brian- Marty & Sue Kanter have joined
 

Quilter

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Good Morning,
Have a unit up for rent but received an email from VacationCandy. Anyone here have any experience with them? Actually kinda turned it down but now wondering if I should contact them.
Thanks

I have worked with them. Had a couple contracts with them when Covid broke out. I had already received 100% payment so it was up to me to contact them before the check-in date. All renters were give option of replacement vacation or 65% refund. All accepted 65% refund. Be sure you get 100% payment upon putting the renter's name on the reservation. Be sure your contract fully describes terms of cancellation.
 

dioxide45

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Double check Vacation Candy's policy on cancellations. I am sure they dealt with a lot of problems during COVID and may have been hit with a lot of chargebacks. Do they still pay 100% upfront to the owner?
 

freeport28

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I think it's a good idea to be part of Tug. long time member myself.
 

byrne2310

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Good Morning,
Have a unit up for rent but received an email from VacationCandy. Anyone here have any experience with them? Actually kinda turned it down but now wondering if I should contact them.
Thanks
The last time I bought new Marriott Vacation/Destination Points (Feb 2020) the Marriott agent indicated that he often uses VacationCandy for his own properties. I have not gone further than that, however. If you do check it out, please post your findings here!
Jim Byrne
 

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Welcome to the new TUGgers!

If you have any questions about TUG there are several links in the task bar on the top of every page to find help, learn the rules, and learn how to make the most of TUG. Feel free to ask anything - we're happy to help. :)

I do want to mention that the info you post to TUG can be scammed by bad actors who harvest bulletin board systems to target users for bad things (which in this forum usually means scam companies that take upfront fees and give false promises that they can get rid of your timeshare for you.) Harvesting doesn't happen here often and admin does what it can to prevent it, but you should know that it's not a requirement on TUG that you publish your names or other contact information in your posts. You're certainly welcome to do it but the warning is worth mentioning. :)
 
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