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Network options [New Starwood Owner - questions - merged]

DeniseM

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What is the Network Options Period and how do you find out the dates of these?
Are you asking about an exchange company?

Are you asking about Starwood Staroptions?

*I see that you are asking about Starwood, I have merged your posts and moved them to the Starwood Forum. (Westin Timeshares are Starwood Timeshares.)
 
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Reservations less than 3 months ahead of time

Our Westin Timeshare requires that you reserve a villa within three months of your visit in order to reserve less than 7 days. Is that true for anyone else?
 

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Here is the Starwood FAQ, which will give you a good over-all view of how Starwood works.

Reservation Rules:

15) How do I make a reservation with Starwood?

The earliest you can make a reservation at your home resort for your deeded unit size & season is 12 mos. from your desired check-in date.

That means if you own a 2 bdm. lock-off, at 12 mos. out, you can reserve:
1) The whole 2 bedroom unit or
2) Just the 1 bdm. side or
3) Just the studio side

To make a reservation at your home resort, call owner services - (888) 986-9637, during the Owner's Preference Period, 12-8 mos. out from the date of arrival. Best practice: Call exactly at 12 mos. out at 9:00 a.m. ET.

To make a Staroption exchange
, call owner services 8 - 0 mos. out from the date of arrival.
Best Practice: At 12 mos. out, reserve your home resort week as a backup. At exactly 8 mos. out at 9:00 a.m. ET, call and see if the exchange you want is available. If it is, you can cancel your home resort and reserve the exchange.

Reservations for less than a full week can be made 3 - 0 mos. out, if available.

Reservations canceled within 60 days of the check-in date, can only be used to make future reservations at 60 days out from arrival date and Starwood may charge a cancellation fee of $29.
 

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Maintenance Fee

We just signed up for an every other year contract with the Weston.
Our maintenance fee is 1,300 a year. It seemed steep to us but the quality we will have in our Villas will be nice.
 

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We just signed up for an every other year contract with the Weston.
Our maintenance fee is 1,300 a year. It seemed steep to us but the quality we will have in our Villas will be nice.
Hi again, and welcome to the Starwood Forum! :hi:

We have a Starwood FAQ and a lot of other info. at the top of the forum that you will find helpful. Check it out, and then let us know what questions you still have.
 
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Lynn Marie, What did you buy? Please be a bit more specific. If this is your first timeshare purchase, absolutely rescind now!
 

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Lynn Marie, What did you buy? Please be a bit more specific. If this is your first timeshare purchase, absolutely rescind now!
Since she is already making reservations, I'm afraid she's past that point.
 
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