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Unit on hold at: Grand Beach I -Resort ID: 3664

hajjah

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Resort In Cocoa Beach, FL
Resort ID: 3664
Resort Name: Grand Beach I (Orlando)

I understand that all units are 3 bdrm, sleeps 8. I have a unit on hold for February, but there aren't many updated reviews. It will take about 61,000 pts for this week. Am I wasting my points on this place? The reviews are mixed on TUG, but more favorable on RCI. The week is during winter break when many of the schools are out. I was surprised to see this available. I think this place used to be the Embassy Suites just across from the Vistana.

Any advice? :confused:
 

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Resort Name: Grand Beach I (Orlando)

I understand that all units are 3 bdrm, sleeps 8. I have a unit on hold for February, but there aren't many updated reviews. It will take about 61,000 pts for this week. Am I wasting my points on this place? The reviews are mixed on TUG, but more favorable on RCI. The week is during winter break when many of the schools are out. I was surprised to see this available. I think this place used to be the Embassy Suites just across from the Vistana.

Any advice? :confused:
Phase I has only 3BRs while Phase II has lockoffs. It was never Embassy Suites, while the franchise name Embassy Vacation Resort was used, the ownership/management was never Embassy. You'll be happy with it if you want to go to Orlando during your winter break.
 

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Nice Timeshare.

Any advice?
I'd gladly take an exchange into Grand Beach (formerly Embassy Grand Beach).

We took the timeshare tour there 1 time (just for the freebies) & were favorably impressed -- strong Wow factor at the time.

-- Alan Cole, McLean (Fairfax County), Virginia, USA.​



 

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It's definitely on my list of "places I'd be happy to stay," but I haven't yet had the privilege.
 

hajjah

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Thanks so much for the quick responses. I was hesitant only due to the lack of updated reviews. I'm a somewhat frequent vacationer to Orlando. I own at Summer Bay and at one time Blue Tree Resort, so I'm familiar with the area. The area is very central to everything so I thought this would be a great location and unit for the size.

Am I using too many points for this place or is this normal? I'm a new points owner only one year. I'm sorry if this is the wrong board to ask this question.
 
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We stayed there about 3 or 4 years ago, and liked it very much. It's an easy commute to Disney. I would definately return there unless it has gone downhill since our stay.

Nancy
 

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We are booked in for the week of February 28 to March 7. We are looking forward to staying there.

Dori
 

sfwilshire

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We've stayed there a couple of times and it's a perfectly acceptable resort. I'd go back again. The third bedroom is quite small as are the kitchen and living room. The two master suites are nice sized.

Sheila
 

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A very nice resort and very close to all the Disney's Parks and the intersate.
 
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