At my request, Starwood has sent me information on Vistana Condominium Association "Book", refurbishment documaentation, Board Meetings minutes for 06,07,08 and other documentation. I have read through it to the best of my ability and right now see no alternatives to a) paying or b) not paying and losing the timeshare.
It seems to me that Vistana would be happy to get our week for nothing. They can just turn around and sell it like they first sold it to us, for a big price.
They can use some of their new profit to offset the $2,600 SA they don't get from us.
At this point, we will be willing to risk damage to our credit rating. What more can they do to us and all the others like us?
We certainly don't want to hurt other owners, but it seems to me that they are co-victims with us, with Vistana as the perpetrator.
We are considering working with GiveBackTimeshare, a division of Strategis, with offices in Orlando, to be rid of our timeshare. I checked with BBB and Strategis has only a C+ rating. What does anyone klnow about GBT Consultants?
See if any parts of this hypothetical Nightmare Scenario apply to your situation.GBT Consultants referred us to Timeshare Relief, Inc, who have offered to take our Vistana week off our hands forever for what seems a very large fee. Who knows anything about this company? Is it true that a deeded timeshare's obligations never end, and that our children, grandchildren, greatgrandchildren will forever be stuck with it?
Does anyone have the specifics of the Springs section rehab?
I understand the cost per week is $1626 but what is the payment schedule?
Check out page 6 of this brochure for the answers you seek.
If you still have questions, check out this list of FAQ's provided by SVO.
If you have the time, maybe you can ask your former co-workers at SVO how "paint" for a 1200 square foot remodel can cost $4,018/villa. (Is SVO paying its lawyers $400/hour to paint its villas? . . . which still wouldn't explain that quote because even a lawyer could paint 1200 square feet in under 10 hours . . .. Maybe SVO has commissioned an artist to create original works of art in each unit -- and the artist/painter just happens to be the wife of an SVO executive? I would think there would be a little more detail on how these numbers were achieved, and what bidding process was followed, etc., but that's just me.)
I am not going to touch the question on the paint