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SDO reservation in March


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Apr 29, 2011
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Fair Oaks Ranch, Tx
I've never stayed at SDO, only have exchanged through Interval.

I'm looking to make a reservation for March 2017 and from what I've read here it's during spring training and it sounds like it's a busy time in Scottsdale/Phoenix area.

If I want a certain week do I have to call exactly a year a head of time? Or just easier to book online? Just looking for suggestions? I don't want to be late in the reservation process if it's really competitive

I'm still not sure of the week what I want but I should be finalizing plans in the next few weeks.


Jun 6, 2005
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Northern, CA
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WKORV, WKV, SDO, 4-Kauai Beach Villas, Island Park Village (Yellowstone), Hyatt High Sierra, Dolphin's Cove (Anaheim) NEW: 2 Lawa'i Beach Resort!
The earliest you can make the reservation is 12 mos. and 9 hours before check-in, online.

In other words, if you wanted to reserve March 4, 2017, you would go online on March 3, 2016, at midnight Eastern to make the reservation.

This is 9 hours before the phone lines open.


TUG Review Crew
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Mar 10, 2007
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'burbs of Cincinnati, OH
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Used to own: WKORV-N; SVV - Bella
I assume that you are an EOY Odd owner. SVO owners can book any week in their deeded season at 12 months out. Since many SDO owners are weeks 1-52 owners, you'll have lots of competition for these prime weeks, so be prepared to book online as soon as the window opens.

If you are an EOY Even resale owner, you'd have to deposit your 2016 week into II asap and put in an Ongoing Request for the 2017 week of your choice. Whether it would get filled is anyone's guess. Typically Starwood didn't deposit many high demand weeks in II, but II will soon own SVO, so nobody knows what that will mean.


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Mar 9, 2010
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WKV 2B Plat+ (x2)
WSJ 3B Plat+ (VGV/BV)
WLR 2B Plat+ Oceanside
SMV 2B Plat+
Sheraton Flex (x2)
Typically Starwood didn't deposit many high demand weeks in II, but II will soon own SVO, so nobody knows what that will mean.

Don't mean to nitpick, but II will not own SVO. The parent company of II (ILG) will own SVO, but that's not even close the same thing.


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May 4, 2013
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Between sea to shining sea
Booked Easter Week Easily This Year

I own even years at SDO and, at least for 2016, was able to book Mar 19-26 easily thru' online access at mystarcental. I remember doing it between the 12th month and the 11th month prior to checkin.

Exhanging is anybody's guess though esp. with the transition from HOT to ILG.