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antjmar

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I do not know of many timeshares that offer cheap wine - go to Walgreens for $2.99 bottles.
Actually they have those cheese and wine "welcome" nights at some of the wyndhams. The wine is cheap and its free!!!:hysterical:
 

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I have looked at the Wyndham points chart in great detail and am aware of the points that it would take for a full week. I have looked at SUN-THUR trips and it seems that may be the way we have to go until we build our portfolio and can acquire more points. I am looking for a starter and this seems to be good since there is no initial up front investment, except for maybe the $299 transfer fee. I can also use these points for the short vacations that the wife and I take without the kids. I have not signed the dotted line yet THEO. I have to pass this through the grand poo bah....the wife. I have read and read and researched and it seems the ins and puts of time sharing is endless. I will be following up on the transfer fee for sure!!
 

theo

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Yup...

<snip>... but for a 2 br summer week you will need more points.

Hence my relevant observation / reminder that the OP reportedly has 5 children. ;)
 

ronandjoan

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Actually they have those cheese and wine "welcome" nights at some of the wyndhams. The wine is cheap and its free!!!:hysterical:

But the OP wanted a list of those resorts.....:rofl:
 

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Fat Chance!!

I want a Wyndham Grand Desert Contract!! This seems to be very popular so PM so the TSers on this site dont beat me to it.....LOL!!
 

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Desert Oasis......little too much of the cheap wine....:rolleyes:

[Sheraton Desert Oasis?]

I am assuming that you want this for an Interval trader?

Have you had a chance to read the Starwood FAQ at the top of the Starwood forum.

At SDO, you will need a 2 bdm. lock-off - Gold Plus (floating 1-52.) The Plat weeks are 10 x more expensive, and the gold and silver weeks don't have the trading power you want.

If you find one, I recommend that you post a link to the Ad on the Starwood forum for advice.
 
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there are 3 small Grand desert contracts on ebay now Use a sniping service to make your bids and I bet you can get one of them if you bid a reasonable amount. (I would pick a number equal to a years mf)
 

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Okay! Found a gentleman on TUG about a Wyndham timeshare at MB Ocean Boulevard. It is 154000 points and he is giving away. He said be can prep all the paperwork for deeds transfer to save me hundreds of dollars. Spoke with him and he seems to be stand up! Kinda excited but reserved as a new time sharer. What y'all think Rutgers?:cheer:

From what I've read in your posts, Wyndham would be a good fit for you. They have 5 Myrtle Beach locations, 2 in Tennessee , 3 in NC and 5 or 6 in Florida, including Orlando. They all are 4-5 hours from you with the exception of Florida. Plus, it is a points based system and they have resorts all over the USA, including Hawai'i and you can go most any time if you have the points available. Lastly, depending on how many trips you take a year, you generally do not have to pay any additional fees for reserving at different resorts within the system, meaning that your maintenance fee are all you would have to pay yearly. BUT, I am not sure that 154000 points would be enough for you, because it takes 225,000 points to get a 2BR condo at some of the newer resorts in prime season like summertime in Myrtle Beach or Ski season in the mountains. With that being said, I would advise you to study the system more and ask a lot of questions before you take on the bill. There are other systems available, but Wyndham offers the best value/resorts/flexibility correlation of any system of timeshare. Some cost less, others are more luxurious and few have as many choices of locations as Wyndham. These are strictly my observances and I am definitely biased. Check it out for yourself, and if you decide Wyndham, a larger contract may be in order, but don't overload yourself because it is way easier to add than to take away. Good luck on your search.

Gordon
 
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