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Westin St John Master Thread - Part 3 [Dec. 2017 and forward]

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This is phase III’s layout; all of building 43 and 44 except 4415.
FYI - I called yesterday Friday to the WSJ to inquire about any unresolved mold issues related to the Pool Villas. I asked for the General Manager and after short wait was transferred to Eugene. I did not get his last name but he was very personable and said all issues related to mold in the Pool Villas had be rectified. Does anyone know who the Mgr. is or Eugene's last name? On a minor note, We've got 4411 but the Master bath toilet and shower area are slightly different than pictured above.
 

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FYI - I called yesterday Friday to the WSJ to inquire about any unresolved mold issues related to the Pool Villas. I asked for the General Manager and after short wait was transferred to Eugene. I did not get his last name but he was very personable and said all issues related to mold in the Pool Villas had be rectified. Does anyone know who the Mgr. is or Eugene's last name? On a minor note, We've got 4411 but the Master bath toilet and shower area are slightly different than pictured above.
Glad the mold issue has worked out.
I think the letter from HOA posted above has the name for the new GM.

I believe that at the bottom of the villa layouts for Westin Vacation Villas that I have seen have a disclaimer stating that the pictorial representation of the villa layout may be different than shown (or something like that).


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It appears Sunset Bay and Coral Vista phases are 40 year RTU vs the other phases are deeded?? What happens to those SB and CV phases once that 40 years is past? Would it be renewed?
 

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FYI - I called yesterday Friday to the WSJ to inquire about any unresolved mold issues related to the Pool Villas. I asked for the General Manager and after short wait was transferred to Eugene. I did not get his last name but he was very personable and said all issues related to mold in the Pool Villas had be rectified. Does anyone know who the Mgr. is or Eugene's last name? On a minor note, We've got 4411 but the Master bath toilet and shower area are slightly different than pictured above.
We are at WSJ now. Eugene (Martin??) is the new GM. They had an owner meet the GM breakfast this week. Lemongrass is still being rebuilt and will be contracted out to Longboard once complete, and looks to be almost done. There is also talk of rebuilding the lost lobby building at some point where the sun deck is, but it’s not a high priority. They also said they are still working on the hillside villas mold issue but it’s under control, not yet totally complete. They just brought in 5-6 truck loads of sand and the beach has been rebuilt and looks nice. Everything else seems to be fully functional and the property looks great.
 

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We are at WSJ now. Eugene (Martin??) is the new GM. They had an owner meet the GM breakfast this week. Lemongrass is still being rebuilt and will be contracted out to Longboard once complete, and looks to be almost done. There is also talk of rebuilding the lost lobby building at some point where the sun deck is, but it’s not a high priority. They also said they are still working on the hillside villas mold issue but it’s under control, not yet totally complete. They just brought in 5-6 truck loads of sand and the beach has been rebuilt and looks nice. Everything else seems to be fully functional and the property looks great.
Any idea if the meet the new GM happens weekly? What day was the meeting? I'm guessing it will be scrapped the week I am there because of the Association meeting is that week. The association meeting was tense last year, with the MF increases I'm guessing it will be worse this year.

Glad to hear the lost lobby building might be rebuilt. Personally I don't care for the sundeck. It looks like a memorial. Which I guess in some respects it is. Also I think a sundeck in the Caribbean is redundant. IMHO ;)
 

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It appears Sunset Bay and Coral Vista phases are 40 year RTU vs the other phases are deeded?? What happens to those SB and CV phases once that 40 years is past? Would it be renewed?
Good question. I know the Marriott aruba surf club is a 60 year lease. not Sure what happens.
 

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We are at WSJ now. Eugene (Martin??) is the new GM. They had an owner meet the GM breakfast this week. Lemongrass is still being rebuilt and will be contracted out to Longboard once complete, and looks to be almost done. There is also talk of rebuilding the lost lobby building at some point where the sun deck is, but it’s not a high priority. They also said they are still working on the hillside villas mold issue but it’s under control, not yet totally complete. They just brought in 5-6 truck loads of sand and the beach has been rebuilt and looks nice. Everything else seems to be fully functional and the property looks great.
I was told on January 20 by the Director of Customer Relations for Marriott that all mold issues were remediated the end of the year. I was specifically asking about building 34 on the hillside as we are returning May 9 for the first time since the hurricanes. I was surprised how quickly issues were addressed as it sounded pretty bad in the report from Phil.
 

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Glad to hear the lost lobby building might be rebuilt. Personally I don't care for the sundeck. It looks like a memorial. Which I guess in some respects it is.
While on property a few weeks ago, I heard several employees refer to it as the “9/11 memorial.” It does look like one. It’s a complete waste of space, definitely hope they rebuild at some point.
 

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I was hoping to get more info on this. It appears Sunset Bay and Coral Vista phases are 40 year RTU vs the other phases are deeded?? What happens to those SB and CV phases once that 40 years is past? Would it be renewed?
 

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I was hoping to get more info on this. It appears Sunset Bay and Coral Vista phases are 40 year RTU vs the other phases are deeded?? What happens to those SB and CV phases once that 40 years is past? Would it be renewed?
I see that you and are are both owners there.
I think @SandyPGravel is going this month. If she goes to an update maybe she can ask. I went to an owners update/ sales meeting in November and they kept telling me that the unsold inventory in Coral Vista and Sunset Bay would be rolled into a “Caribbean Flex”. I called them out on that and they backed down but it will be interesting to see what happens.
 

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Has anyone done an update recently? Is the offer still $125 sand dollars and discounts on cruz bay watersports excursion tickets?

TIA
 

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$125 in sand dollars or Bonvoy pts. We were offered 20,000 pts. Took sand dollars to buy dinner
 

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Has anyone done an update recently? Is the offer still $125 sand dollars and discounts on cruz bay watersports excursion tickets?

TIA
In November we were offered the two day sails to Lovango and Honeymoon Beach valued at $250.
also offered the evening champagne sail.
Edit. Can’t remember the dollar amount That was offered as this was the better deal by far.
 
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VGV Owners - don’t forget to vote.
Not sure if it matters after recent anti-VGV actions by Vistana, but...

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In which section of WSJ is week 26 platinum? Good friends of mine are there now and her husband made an offer and I’m trying to help them figure out what they are buying (for 6k). I told her to not buy, come home and research. But if they are going to do it anyway I want to help them out. All I know is it’s a 2br week 26 and they said platinum. I asked about star options and they don’t know, and she didn’t know which phase/section. I told them many weeks could be had for free!!!


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Sorry for duplicate post
 
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Duplicate sorry
 
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In which section of WSJ is week 26 platinum? Good friends of mine are there now and her husband made an offer and I’m trying to help them figure out what they are buying (for 6k). I told her to not buy, come home and research. But if they are going to do it anyway I want to help them out. All I know is it’s a 2br week 26 and they said platinum. I asked about star options and they don’t know, and she didn’t know which phase/section. I told them many weeks could be had for free!!!


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It would not be Coral Vista or Sunset Bay as these are sold as Home Options not weeks.
Platinum season is 19-33 in Bay Vista. 26 is not Platinum in Virgand Grand (Hillside) Your friend must be negotiating with a private party for that price.
 
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If they are buying from the developer most likely they are buying HomeOptions as that’s what they have been selling for the last couple of years and Sunset is the latest development they have to sell. They probably have some Coral to sell but way more Sunset inventory. Both of those are HomeOptions not Deeds.


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Can you rescind in the USVI?


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Yes. In fact I made copies of the documents I needed to mail in at the lobby. I printed the rescission letter at the PC's located in the lobby area. I mailed it from the post office in Cruz Bay. Easy-peasy.
 

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Yes. In fact I made copies of the documents I needed to mail in at the lobby. I printed the rescission letter at the PC's located in the lobby area. I mailed it from the post office in Cruz Bay. Easy-peasy.
Thank you! I just heard from my friend and they didn’t buy! Thank goodness!


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