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Forum: Marriott Resort System July 29, 2016, 06:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By turkel
Personally I would put in the request. A 2...

Personally I would put in the request. A 2 bedroom will be hard to get but not impossible. Sept, October, November and early December are lower demand in Hawaii
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 27, 2016, 09:50 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,119
Posted By turkel
SO and I don't plan to timeshare for 52 weeks but...

SO and I don't plan to timeshare for 52 weeks but we do plan to rent out our homes and rent cheaper in various places once we retire. See the world a year at a time! Rents in OC Ca. Are pretty high...
Forum: TUG Lounge July 20, 2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 964
Posted By turkel
Was the company licensed and bonded? The owner...

Was the company licensed and bonded? The owner should have coverage to cover this theft.

I would definitely make a police report and demand the return of the money. I would not sign anything as...
Forum: Caribbean Timesharing July 19, 2016, 04:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,963
Posted By turkel
Rent a Jeep

We rented a Jeep 4x4 for 1 of our 2 weeks in Aruba. Worth every penny. The cost was $416 from Royal car rental good service older model beat up cars. As SO said we drove it like we Stole It. Had so...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 17, 2016, 07:39 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 956
Posted By turkel
No I don't think it is automatic. But you can...

No I don't think it is automatic. But you can call at the 13 month mark instead of 12 months to book since you own multiple weeks.
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 17, 2016, 09:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
I specially asked to speak to the GM, was...

I specially asked to speak to the GM, was informed he was unavailable. Who I heard from was the recreational director. Our discussion included the staff attitude and The Ocean Club treating a non...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 16, 2016, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
Aruba Surf Club

Just started our second week in Aruba. Now at the Surf Club. Wow the room here is amazing compared to the Ocean Club. We have a 10 th floor 2 bedroom which is part of a 3 bedroom lock off. The views...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 15, 2016, 10:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,738
Posted By turkel
Just don't get it

I just don't get it. Why are points of any value to people? I own 2, 2 bedroom lock offs which gets me 4 weeks a year. If they qualified for points my 4 weeks could trade into say MOC for ONE week....
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 13, 2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
Why have I never heard anyone mention the wind...

Why have I never heard anyone mention the wind here? It's constant. Made huge mistake in wearing my hair down yesterday. Ouch.

My daughter arrives today and her hair is long and curly. We will...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 13, 2016, 10:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 630
Posted By turkel
Different strokes for different folks. I would...

Different strokes for different folks. I would never choose to go to ko olina over any other Marriott Hawaii resort. It is not even on the list for me. Location out ways room assignment or size....
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 11, 2016, 12:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
Aruba Ocean Club

We arrived 2 days ago after a 24 hour travel experience.

Ocean Club boasts ocean view and ocean front rooms. Our 1 bed is an ocean view after a neck stretch on the balcony. Even then the ocean is...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 7, 2016, 12:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By turkel
Grand Chataeu

Weeks owners any tips? Reserved 1st week of April, march madness locked off but haven't deposit yet.

Would love to trade to Frenchmans cove next summer with 1 bed GC and 1 bed shadow Rigde any...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 6, 2016, 04:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Saturday of course:wall: But since flight...

Saturday of course:wall:

But since flight leaves around 4:30 pm and check out is 10:00 am we will arrive early. Is 3 hours enough time? Would 4 hours be overkill?
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 5, 2016, 11:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Just completed the Aruba ED card online and...

Just completed the Aruba ED card online and printed.

We have TSA precheck but no global entry. I rather get to the Aruba airport early then chance missing our connection since we have 2.

I...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 5, 2016, 10:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
I am so happy to hear customs for US is in Aruba....

I am so happy to hear customs for US is in Aruba. I just might make my connection!:cheer:
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 4, 2016, 12:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Did I read this right, we go through customs for...

Did I read this right, we go through customs for the US prior to leaving Aruba? No going through again on the first US stop?

That would be great, I have been fretting over my flight and assuming...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 4, 2016, 12:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Thank everyone for all the tips

Thank everyone for all the tips
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 4, 2016, 12:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Significant Other...Boyfriend

Significant Other...Boyfriend
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 2, 2016, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By turkel
A $100 transfer fee may seem unreasonable to you...

A $100 transfer fee may seem unreasonable to you but it is most likely standard practice not a penalty to HICV.
If you truly want the timeshare a $100 is a pittance. If you don't understand the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 2, 2016, 10:20 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Thanks everyone for the great suggestions. ...

Thanks everyone for the great suggestions.

My 16 year old just changed her mind and wants to come for 7 days in the middle of our 2 weeks. Prices to fly are ok, will I need to pay an...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 2, 2016, 10:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By turkel
I would call and ask for the discount. Can't hurt...

I would call and ask for the discount. Can't hurt and if the same day I would think for cutomer satisfaction they would honor the reduced price.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting July 2, 2016, 12:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By turkel
Just ordered a copy of my new deed! Could have...

Just ordered a copy of my new deed! Could have waited to see if the closing company would finish the job but the deed recorded 2 weeks ago and although I have received an e mail from Marriott owner...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 2, 2016, 12:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By turkel
Aruba Marriott's

Leaving July 8 th for first trip to Aruba. 1 week at Ocean Club and 1 at Surf Club. Any must do's, advice, or other tuggers going?

Will have car week 1 and 4 wheel Jeep week 2. Plan to explore all...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 1, 2016, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 573
Posted By turkel
I agree.MF's are up $500.00 since I bought in...

I agree.MF's are up $500.00 since I bought in 2007. MOC has pool side movies' with a projector and pull down screen I would imagine at a much more reasonable cost.

$800's to $1300 plus, no tax...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 1, 2016, 11:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By turkel
Merge thread please

Oops someone beat me to this post. Moderators feel free to merge threads.
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 1, 2016, 11:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,489
Posted By turkel
Marriott interval upgrade discount code

MAR50W

Is the code to get 50% off an Interval Gold or Platinum membership for up to 2 years. Received e mail today after trying same code from March 31 e mail yesterday. Platinum upgrade $139 for...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 26, 2016, 02:37 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,860
Posted By turkel
Ditto. I will admit to completing an instant...

Ditto.

I will admit to completing an instant exchange to a 2 bed when I didn't need a 2 bedroom but only because that's all that was available. Case in point SO and I went to Ocean Point in April...
Forum: Exchanging June 26, 2016, 11:23 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,078
Posted By turkel
I would not e plus again. It took up too much...

I would not e plus again. It took up too much time and was aggravating. I would not have had to pay the $99 since I only got to upgrade in flexchange ( which is the 59 day window prior to check in )....
Forum: Exchanging June 26, 2016, 10:39 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,078
Posted By turkel
Well that answers the OGS question. Thx

Well that answers the OGS question. Thx
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 26, 2016, 10:27 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,860
Posted By turkel
My first search included June 30 thru November 18...

My first search included June 30 thru November 18 th dates and even July weeks where showing an upgrade fee. I returned to interval international and just entered the next 59 days in my search. No...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 26, 2016, 09:43 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 6,860
Posted By turkel
This was not true for me this morning. Used my SR...

This was not true for me this morning. Used my SR studio to Aruba July 9 th and a $99 upgrade fee was listed for a non Marriott 1 bedroom. Computer error ?? I doubt it, but a deterrent for sure.
...
Forum: Exchanging June 26, 2016, 09:27 AM
Replies: 207
Views: 12,078
Posted By turkel
Oh yes there is! Just looked this morning and my...

Oh yes there is! Just looked this morning and my Marriott studio for Aruba July 9th check in was a $99 unit upgrade fee for a 1 bedroom.

WTF:mad:not happy with this change as I have ALWAYS...
Forum: TUG Lounge June 24, 2016, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By turkel
This show is part of our season ticket package at...

This show is part of our season ticket package at our local theater. Thanks for posting we now have something to look forward to, although it's a ways off.
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting June 24, 2016, 11:34 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,256
Posted By turkel
Update

Received an e mail from Marriott owner modifications this am I am the new owner of a 2 bedroom 2 bathroom lockout unit at the Grand Chataeu all in $2219. $1700 winning bid $399 closing $120 Marriott...
Forum: TUG Lounge June 21, 2016, 09:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By turkel
TDaP stands for Diptheria Tetanus and Pertussis ...

TDaP stands for Diptheria Tetanus and Pertussis

Pertussis is the whooping cough,

TDaP is a combo vaccine of all 3 of the above.

Anyone 50 and over should get the shingles vaccine. It is...
Forum: TUG Lounge June 21, 2016, 09:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 566
Posted By turkel
Loved this post!! Hot yoga is ridiculously...

Loved this post!!

Hot yoga is ridiculously unhealthy and a fad that needs to go away as far as I am concerned.
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 19, 2016, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 420
Posted By turkel
Marriott owners website also has a white ribbon...

Marriott owners website also has a white ribbon and note regarding Orlando victims and families on the login page.

Nice show of support.
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 19, 2016, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,178
Posted By turkel
I just e plus traded out of a Surf club studio to...

I just e plus traded out of a Surf club studio to a 1 bed Ocean Club. We move week 2 to the Surf Club. This thread has me bummed out. I was under the impression even if we stayed at one Marioott...
Forum: Marriott Resort System June 5, 2016, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 288
Posted By turkel
Configuration Grand Chataeu

Did Marriott sell 2 bedroom NON lock offs at the Grand Chataeu? If so are they the 2 bedroom half of the 3 bedroom and do they have lower maintenance fees than the 2 bedroom lock off?

Any info...
Forum: Marriott Resort System May 28, 2016, 01:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 902
Posted By turkel
Yes. A very nice perk.

Yes. A very nice perk.
Forum: Marriott Resort System May 28, 2016, 01:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,252
Posted By turkel
Best laid plans. We have a studio at SC in July...

Best laid plans.
We have a studio at SC in July with e trade. No luck yet. Losing hope of snagging a 1 bedroom. We have a 1 bedroom week 2 our goal is to not have to move.
I have to admit I have...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting May 28, 2016, 12:37 PM
Replies: 234
Views: 33,256
Posted By turkel
Another name change?

I won a auction on eBay last week to my great surprise. I bid days before the auction closed and forgot about it till I was notified by eBay that I won.
The unit was a 2 bed annual Marriott Grand...
Forum: Caribbean Timesharing May 7, 2016, 10:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,241
Posted By turkel
What week do you own and when what weeks have you...

What week do you own and when what weeks have you traded back into. I saw a recent e bay ad that included a special assessment. Does the resort have a pending assessment.?
Any insight on the...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 27, 2016, 05:02 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,443
Posted By turkel
Thumbs down Avoid

I was just at Ocean Pointe would avoid 2 drunken goats at all costs. It is filthy dirty and I was extremely ill the day after eating there. Johnny Longboats is owned by the same company per another...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 23, 2016, 06:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By turkel
Finally was able to get in the ocean today....

Finally was able to get in the ocean today. Beautiful day. Ocean still had plenty of waves but definitely swim able. SO found it too cold and the rest of the afternoon was spent at the pool. The best...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 22, 2016, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By turkel
We haven't tried Johnny Longboats and certainly...

We haven't tried Johnny Longboats and certainly won't now thanks for the heads up.
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 22, 2016, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By turkel
We are currently in the 3 rd building pompano 6...

We are currently in the 3 rd building pompano 6 th floor inlet view. Which is a beautiful view.

I actually think we would have preferred to be in Kingfish. Easier to get chairs at the pool and...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 22, 2016, 03:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 702
Posted By turkel
We are at Ocean Pointe right now. Pompano...

We are at Ocean Pointe right now. Pompano building facing the Chanel on the 6 the floor. We have really enjoyed watching all the ships come and go while relaxing in the living area.

Our first...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 4, 2016, 11:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,700
Posted By turkel
Anyone know if Ocean Pointe is offering the...

Anyone know if Ocean Pointe is offering the encore package? Heading there in 2 weeks.

Hoping we don't have to wait for our trip to Aruba in July.
Forum: Caribbean Timesharing March 8, 2016, 04:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,594
Posted By turkel
We stayed at Dawn Beach for 2 weeks last July. It...

We stayed at Dawn Beach for 2 weeks last July. It is a really nice resort but I highly recommend a rental care. The beach at the Westin is on the Atlantic and rough. St Marteen has so many fabulous...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 13, 2016, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 758
Posted By turkel
Got this deal last September minus the 7.5...

Got this deal last September minus the 7.5 authorized user.

Marriott also has a deal on Marriott.com book 2 separate night stays get a certificate for a free night up to category 5.
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 13, 2016, 11:51 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,055
Posted By turkel
Agree completely. My Shadow Ridge Gold Week has...

Agree completely. My Shadow Ridge Gold Week has always traded up! I usually grab available inventory. Have only used an On going search once and it was a disaster. Ended up with 2 weeks on 2 Hawaii...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 13, 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,055
Posted By turkel
Talking You did get a great trade. We are going to Ocean...

You did get a great trade. We are going to Ocean Pointe in April and I had to give up my 1 bedroom for a 2 bedroom. Could not see the unit with my studio. We didn't even need the 2 bedroom as it is...
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 13, 2016, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By turkel
Icky. I could stomp or squish an unwanted pest,...

Icky. I could stomp or squish an unwanted pest, but cut in half. Nooo way! Gross:eek:
Forum: Marriott Resort System February 7, 2016, 01:01 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,330
Posted By turkel
Interesting, we stayed the week after you and...

Interesting, we stayed the week after you and were offered the bands. We bought 2. I hate wearing paper resort bands at the pool. Was told theses ID bands would mean no paper bands daily for me....
Forum: Exchanging February 7, 2016, 11:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By turkel
Guess it is a trade power thing. My studio was a...

Guess it is a trade power thing. My studio was a 2016 thanksgiving week his is a 2015 week before thanksgiving. Dang it!

So :ignore: frustrating to see the week and not be able to get it without...
Forum: Exchanging February 7, 2016, 11:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By turkel
Lesser resort than the Surf Club or Shadow Ridge?...

Lesser resort than the Surf Club or Shadow Ridge?

My SO reminded me they offered a 1 bed at the Ocean Club at the original trade but we wanted Surf Club because of the lazy river so we took the...
Forum: Exchanging February 7, 2016, 10:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 358
Posted By turkel
E plus frustration need advice

My S.O. And I both own a Marriott Shadow Rigde 2 bed lock out. We used his studio to book a studio at Aruba Surf Club got E plus in hopes of grabbing a 1 bed.

I found what we wanted searching with...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 30, 2016, 10:35 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By turkel
Yes you are correct we used multiple taxis a day....

Yes you are correct we used multiple taxis a day. Very easy to do. A round trip to the beach at the rates you mentioned $52 plus tip beach to room to clean up and a ride to dinner round trip your...
Forum: Marriott Resort System January 26, 2016, 11:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,643
Posted By turkel
We went to st. Kitts 2 years ago. The timeshares...

We went to st. Kitts 2 years ago. The timeshares are only 2 and 3 bedrooms. Any studio or 1 bed is hotel or corporate type housing. We met a couple that had exchanged into a "1 bed" and they...
Forum: Exchanging December 8, 2015, 12:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 607
Posted By turkel
I have had excellent luck with my Thanksgiving...

I have had excellent luck with my Thanksgiving week Marriott Shadow Ridge trading into Hawaii. Just went to Maui Ocean Club Nov 1 thru 8,2015.

I rarely make a request though. I tend to hunt and...
Forum: TUG Lounge December 4, 2015, 10:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By turkel
Thanks for all the I put, sorry it took me so...

Thanks for all the I put, sorry it took me so long to replay. I triple washed the birds after brining and my sister also uses a soup base to make the gravy. Very interesting ideas here for next year....
Forum: TUG Lounge December 4, 2015, 10:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,897
Posted By turkel
My thoughts and prayers are with you and your...

My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.
Forum: TUG Lounge November 27, 2015, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By turkel
Next years Turkey plans..

Brined a turkey for the first time ever. Turkey was exceptionally moist and tender. BUT the gravy made from the juice of this delicious bird was a "salt lick".

My sister's gravy is a family...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 27, 2015, 11:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By turkel
Timeshare was essentially worthless at the time...

Timeshare was essentially worthless at the time of the divorce. Although we had paid 7k resale, at the time of divorce e bay was selling the week for less than a years maintenance fees. I wanted the...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 22, 2015, 12:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By turkel
Ex gave me the timeshare in the divorce. It is...

Ex gave me the timeshare in the divorce. It is part of the settlement papers. I let him use a week last year and now not only is his name listed first on every reservation but Interval changed my...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 21, 2015, 07:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By turkel
Deed change

Thank you both for your input.

I believe I have a copy of the deed. Marriott week we bought resale. Ex lives a mile away so although not enjoyable I could get his signature. I have put this off...
Forum: Buying, Selling, Renting November 21, 2015, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 955
Posted By turkel
Deed help needed

I need to change my deed and remove my ex husbands name. Is this something I can do independently or do I need to pay an expert.

Any recommendations would be helpful.
Forum: TUG Lounge November 18, 2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,355
Posted By turkel
Prayers and strength

So very sorry hope you have friends and family to offer support during this difficult time.

15 years ago my father was terminal with cancer, went into cardiac arrest with only me at his bedside. I...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 14, 2008, 06:03 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By turkel
My family will be there the 10th-17th. Turkel

My family will be there the 10th-17th.

Turkel
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 12, 2008, 10:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 587
Posted By turkel
II new resort codes

When I log on to interval and access my available unit to trade Shadow Rigde the symbol on that page looks like a pineapple and is described as having the comforts of home. However when you go to...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 12, 2008, 04:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,303
Posted By turkel
Used a Shadow Ridge gold studio for 2bed Maui...

Used a Shadow Ridge gold studio for 2bed Maui Ocean Club Jan06 and will be there again this May 10-17 (Mother's Day Weekend:whoopie: ) with another Shadow Ridge Studio!! I always use my studios...
Forum: Marriott Resort System April 12, 2008, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,488
Posted By turkel
I would say the weather is as good as other July...

I would say the weather is as good as other July weeks. It gets warmer in August and the hottest month is truly Sept. I have never figured out why kids get out of school during June Gloom and are...
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing February 21, 2008, 08:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 799
Posted By turkel
Bring something to wear on your feet at the...

Bring something to wear on your feet at the waterpark. We were there in July a couple of years ago at the waterpark and you will burn your feet btw rides if you do not have watersocks or flip flops...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 21, 2008, 06:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By turkel
Just applied on-line with the code they sent me...

Just applied on-line with the code they sent me and I should have my card in 10 days.

The best news is my husband just got the same offer today. So I'll be signing him up too. That will be...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 9, 2008, 05:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By turkel
Thanks everyone for replying I guess I'll give it...

Thanks everyone for replying I guess I'll give it a shot.:D
Turkel
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 5, 2008, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By turkel
I am currently using the chase card. I have...

I am currently using the chase card. I have racked up a little more than 50000 miles in less than a year. I was just wondering if the amex was too good a deal to pass up. I have checked the Amex...
Forum: Vacation Travel Information February 4, 2008, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,118
Posted By turkel
American Express travel rewards

I just got a CC offer from Amex for 50,000 points on $500 of purchase and fee free for the first year. Who do they partner with? Can you transfer to any airline? I am currently focusing on United...
Forum: Marriott Resort System November 8, 2007, 01:12 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 11,113
Posted By turkel
Add to that the $150.74 in property taxes and you...

Add to that the $150.74 in property taxes and you get $1031.66. Riverside county must love these timeshares. Take the $150 X 52 =$7800 per unit at a tax rate of 1.1% Riverside county is totally...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 15, 2007, 02:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 944
Posted By turkel
My Gold Shadow Ridge has never dissappointed me. ...

My Gold Shadow Ridge has never dissappointed me. But the maintainence fees are higher than MMC. In the recent past MMC was just as cheap to buy a platinum as my gold cost. So even though you...
Forum: Exchanging October 15, 2007, 02:40 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,377
Posted By turkel
2 for 1????

Perry, If I read your post correctly. You gave redweek 2 weeks to get a 1 bed 1 week at the Maui Marriott. Did you consider this a fair trade? I have read your previous posts on how well Worldmark...
Forum: Exchanging October 9, 2007, 08:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,572
Posted By turkel
Because most units for exchange are deposited...

Because most units for exchange are deposited with RCI. I believe only the penthouse units are eligible to be exchanged thru II and few if any get deposited. II can't give out what they haven't...
Forum: Marriott Resort System October 7, 2007, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 820
Posted By turkel
I believe so. There are designated smoking areas...

I believe so. There are designated smoking areas on property though.

Pam
Forum: US - West Coast Timesharing October 7, 2007, 11:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 719
Posted By turkel
The Miramar Airshow is this weekend if you or...

The Miramar Airshow is this weekend if you or your spouse have any interest in aviation. Admission is free. Google Miramar Airshow 2007.

Have a wonderful time.
Pam
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 22, 2007, 01:21 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 24,269
Posted By turkel
Love my Marriott timeshare:D 1) Kauai Beach...

Love my Marriott timeshare:D

1) Kauai Beach Club X2
2) Maui Ocean Club
3) Shadow Ridge
4) Ko'Olina ( least favorite and would rather stay at anyother HI Marriott )

It is very interesting to...
Forum: TUG Lounge September 10, 2007, 05:56 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By turkel
You have to be a non-smoker for 1 year before...

You have to be a non-smoker for 1 year before most insurance companies will give you non-smoking rates.

I believe the nicotine will be out of his system by now. Marijuana (sp?) is out in 30 days....
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 4, 2007, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By turkel
My sister took the preview at the Marriott in...

My sister took the preview at the Marriott in Poipu they are all 2 beds. The original offer was for KBC in a studio but she paid a $100 upgrade and was placed at the Poipu resort. Good Luck

Pam
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 3, 2007, 11:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By turkel
I had no expectations of getting an oceanview...

I had no expectations of getting an oceanview room and knew I was getting a gardenview room which was fine with us. I happen to think a mountain or golf course view can be beautiful and relaxing...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 3, 2007, 10:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By turkel
I say put in your request ASAP and then have...

I say put in your request ASAP and then have patience. Try not to drive yourself crazy waiting and smile when it comes through:D

An early request is your best bet and using your complete 2 bed...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 3, 2007, 10:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,524
Posted By turkel
Don't count on that. We just got the worst view...

Don't count on that. We just got the worst view ever on our recent preview to Ko'Olina. But you are correct first impressions last, Ko'Olina is now our least favorite Hawaii Marriott.

We also...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 1, 2007, 11:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,353
Posted By turkel
I live in OC and my kids don't start school until...

I live in OC and my kids don't start school until Thursday, just an FYI.

If you like a small town feel you should visit San Clemente (Del Mar Street) quaint shops to stroll by lots of places to...
Forum: Marriott Resort System September 1, 2007, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
Just Back from Ko'Olina

We have just returned from 12 days at Ko'Olina. We did the 5 day preview then a week exchange. It was busy with lots of kids. Far more than KBC was at the same time last year. My impression was...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 14, 2007, 11:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,626
Posted By turkel
Replacement week

:cheer: If 2007 passes with no reservation made in the platinum season but fees where paid Marriott will sometimes give a replacement week deposit to II. No guarantees but possible.

I have a...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 5, 2007, 05:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,375
Posted By turkel
How long ago did you request? Most Tuggers say...

How long ago did you request? Most Tuggers say you should request at least 12 mos out. They have to get the unit to give it to you and we are only 7 mos out now. A Dec 7 week is not the stongest...
Forum: Exchanging August 5, 2007, 05:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 737
Posted By turkel
I can't get on either. Have tried a dozen times,...

I can't get on either. Have tried a dozen times, no go.

Pam
Forum: Vacation Travel Information August 4, 2007, 11:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,201
Posted By turkel
I reccommend United

We have both US air and United FF accounts. I got 3 US air and 1 United FF free tix this summer. I sure wish I had had all those miles with United. US air dictated our departure date and times...
Forum: Marriott Resort System August 1, 2007, 01:22 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,609
Posted By turkel
I find this interesting as I am going to Ko'olina...

I find this interesting as I am going to Ko'olina on a preview in less than a month. I was told by Marriott not to make flight arrangements until I had a confirmation number for my specific dates. ...
Forum: All Other Timeshare Systems July 30, 2007, 07:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 39,573
Posted By turkel
The Westin resorts are really nice. But very...

The Westin resorts are really nice. But very expensive with some of the highest Maintanence fees. They also are very punitive to resale buyers.

Have you looked at any of the Marriotts? They...
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 29, 2007, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 937
Posted By turkel
I had my eye on that one too!! I was really...

I had my eye on that one too!! I was really hoping no one would bid because of the confusion over the ad.
Forum: Marriott Resort System July 27, 2007, 10:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 689
Posted By turkel
I am going on a preview soon but I am also a...

I am going on a preview soon but I am also a Marriott owner and staying the following week. I was told I would probably have to pay the $10/day while there on promo but not the following week:wall: ...
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