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Advice for Ft. Myers/Naples/Sanibel area

Discussion in 'US - Florida Timesharing' started by needhelp, Jul 16, 2018.

  1. Sugarcubesea

    Sugarcubesea TUG Member

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    Thank you for the info on sharket.com, didn't even know that existed... Great idea, I think I will visit some of the others I'm interested in and talk to the management... I appreciate all of the info and great idea about talking to the folks at the pool area...
     
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    So funny, yes, I feel that these weeks will still be for sale next year.....LOL
     
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    Here's what I know about the area:

    Cheapest will definitely be a points reservation via Bluegreen. You can get BG points almost anywhere, just get em where you can cheapest. They have quite a few affiliate resorts in the area. The real question is availability. I'm not part of the system, so others would have to chime in.

    There's the HGVCs in Sanibel/captiva. Those will probably be big bucks. Hyatt Coconut looks real nice too.

    The last place I just stayed in was Coral Shores in North Reddington. When I stayed there I was just north of the red tide, but it looks like it has recently swooped into that area too. Coral Shores was quite nice, but quiet. If you consider it, DO NOT buy a studio, as it is way too cramped. The 1 and two BR looked awesome, and the place is kept meticuously clean.
     
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    I own at Vanderbilt Beach and Harbour, the last for sale list I looked at back in August had 2 week 50's listed. 1 was 2500 the other 3500. both in the bay side building. Thought these were fair asking prices.

    Good luck in your search
    Mike
     
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    Hi Mike:

    Thank you so much for your input. I made an offer on 2 gulf side units and both of those units were over $6,500 in asking price.

    Can I ask is the bay side as nice as the gulf side? Thank you also for stating that you felt the prices on the bay side were fair and reasonable.
     
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    Yes it is as nice. Most people seem to prefer the Gulf side for the view. I own on the Gulf side but, would not hesitate to purchase on the Bay side. The views of the Bay and homes and boats is just fine in my opinion. When I'm there I used the Bay side pool in the mornings 10-12:30 or so because the sun on the Gulf side pool is blocked by the building till about 12:30 or so. There are grills on both sides. I don't think you would be disappointed either way.

    Mike
     
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    We are booked dec 15 thru RCI. Glad to hear the bay side is nice too. We live about twenty minutes away, and would consider owning also. We have stayed three times at the timeshare a few doors down, and my cousin does monthly rental at the north end of the road , across from Delnor Wiggins
     
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    Mike:

    Thank you for the information, I think I will call the realtor I was working with and see what bay side unit’s are available
     
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    We just stayed there about 2 weeks ago and we stayed on the Bay side. I actually was glad to be on that side. I thought it was a pretty view.
     
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    What is situation with beach chairs and umbrellas. Bring your own rent or available free?
     
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    There is a beach attendant on site that rents beach chairs/umbrellas and a few other things. Don't remember the cost, remember it was fairly reasonable something like $15. for 2 chairs and umbrella for the day.

    They also have a couple of pontoon boats for rent from the bay side dock, either by the half day or full day, something around $85. half day, $150. full day. There are also complimentary bikes available for guest use.

    Mike
     
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    Mike: Do you have to reserve the pontoon boats in advance of your visit, or just make the reservation at check in?
     
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    Probably best to call the resort and ask them. I've haven't rented them in my past visits, keep thinking about it just haven't done it yet. They don't seem to be leaving the dock constantly, probably depends on what time of year your there.

    Mike
     
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