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FREE Starwood/Vistana Lakeside Terrace 2 bedroom summer week - odd

Discussion in 'Bargain Deals' started by RLG, Mar 6, 2017.

  1. RLG

    RLG TUG Member

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    FREE to a good home is an ODD year two bedroom unit at Lakeside Terrace in Avon, Colorado.

    I gave away an annual version of this, but I still own too many timeshares, so I'm giving this one away too.

    This resort is managed by Starwood/Vistana and is one of my best traders at Interval because of several factors:

    1) First, all Starwood/Vistana weeks get first look at exchanges into other Starwood/Vistana resorts such as Westin Ka'anapali on Maui.

    2) Second, Starwood/Vistana deposits seem to get higher trading power into other Starwood/Vistana resorts.

    3) Third, you can place an ongoing search for other two bedroom units. This gives you priority over those who wait until bulk deposits are visible on the website. Note that the maintenance is relatively low for a name brand two bedroom.

    The combination of these factors has allowed me to consistently get good trades with my Lakeside summer weeks. These are the use years that I've traded for two bedroom units at Westin Ka'anapali on Maui.

    2011 June 2013
    2012 Jan 2014
    2013 Aug 2015
    2014 Nov 2015
    2015 May 2015

    I will do the closing for free. Maintenance fees are 1236.16 per usage which is paid half each year. First usage is in 2019.

    Your first maintenance would be due Jan 1, 2018. At that point, I would recommend that you pay both the 2018 and 2019 maintenance (1236.16 total) and assign your 2019 usage to Interval. That will allow you to start an ongoing search or to do an exchange immediately if you see something you want.

    If you want to use this unit rather than trade, the season is weeks 21-39 inclusive.

    These are extremely large dedicated 2 bedroom units with 2 baths which accommodate 8 people. Guests here also get passes to the 40,000 sq. foot Avon Recreation Center. It is an impressive indoor aquatic facility/gym with heated pools, a lazy river, diving well, water climbing wall, and 140 ft curving slide.
     
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    I had a few tire kickers, but still have this available.
     
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    I stayed there once during ski season. The units were enormous.
     
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    Are there any other required fees associated with the timeshare that one would be required to pay on an ongoing basis?
     
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    It's a good resort. There are no other fees besides the maintenance fee. I own quite a few winter weeks at Lakeside Terrace.
     
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    An update on trade information (I can't edit the first post anymore)

    I traded the 2017 usage for a two bedroom unit at Westin Nanea on Maui for this November.
     
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    Thanks for the update. How far in advance did you make that trade? I assume trades within Vistana/Starwood are separate from II trades? Do they charge any fees when making the internal trade?

    Edit - did some more reading and it appears that this is not a "mandatory" resort so all trades would have to go through II - correct me if I'm wrong though. Is there a separate fee to be a member of II?
     
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    This is still available.

    I was notified in July that my search for Westin Nanea at Ka'anapali was filled for November 2017.

    Yes, all trades would go through Interval International. There are no staroptions with this week.
     
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    If you want this, there's a need to move soon. Once we're in 2018, I'll be prepaying the rest of the maintenance and depositing it myself.
     

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