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What is the best economic starwood ownership

decadude

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What is the best unit / price

I was shopping around and seen where st johns 3br ownership can have up to 160,000 starwood points or something.


Just entertaining ideas also are there exchange fees with starwood ownership

I own a weeks ownership with a different resort that does do rci and i am an rci member just exploring potential other timesharing options
 

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It is St John
And you mean StarOptions and not StarPoints.

but, to answer your question... Depends on multiple factors
 

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What is the best unit / price

I was shopping around and seen where st johns 3br ownership can have up to 160,000 starwood points or something.


Just entertaining ideas also are there exchange fees with starwood ownership

I own a weeks ownership with a different resort that does do rci and i am an rci member just exploring potential other timesharing options

If you wanted to use the internal point system (StarOptions), you will need to ask yourself whether you want to pay a lower up-front and a higher annual maintenance fee, or if you are willing to pay a higher up-front with a lower MF.

Westin Saint John isn't typically considered a property that people purchase to use StarOptions, although the Virgin Grand Villas section certainly has a high StarOption allocation.

I would study the system carefully and figure out where you want to go and when, and then perhaps we can further clarify the system for you.

Best,

Greg
 

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It is St John
And you mean StarOptions and not StarPoints.

but, to answer your question... Depends on multiple factors

I wasn't trying to be wisea** here
for example... variables affecting economics...

Where you live
Willingness to rent
# in family (adults/children)
Travel off season
Ability to fly/drive

among many others

no way anyone can give you an answer - as it is not a one-size-fits-all situation.

I would say (for us...) - Plat WKV has best economics (because it can rent easily for profit)
 
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Assuming that you mean the lowest cost, these two resorts are generally recommended the most for Staroptions traders:

Westin Kierland Villas - Higher upfront cost/lower maintenance fee

Vistana Villages (Bella and Key West phases only) - Lower upfront cost/higher maintenance fee

These are the only Starwood resorts that have Staroptions on a resale:

* Harborside at Atlantis
* Vistana Villages (Bella and Key West phases only)
* Westin St. John (Virgin Grand - Hillside only)
* Westin Ka'anapali & Westin Ka'anapali-North
* Westin Kierland Villas
 

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Westin Kierland Villas - Higher upfront cost/lower maintenance fee

Vistana Villages (Bella and Key West phases only) - Lower upfront cost/higher maintenance fee

I think it's worth mentioning the Platinum Plus WSJ VGV units in these recommendations as well, since they have similar per-SO costs to WKV but also guarantee access to St. John. It is true that they are completely different ownerships from WKV -- no lockoff, fixed weeks, property taxes paid separately from MFs, etc. -- but for many having home resort priority to a highly demanded tropical resort is a huge advantage over Orlando and Scottsdale.
 
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