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Is Welk the best?

Discussion in 'All Other Timeshare Systems' started by Shankilicious, Apr 9, 2019.

  1. Shankilicious

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    Welk doesn't sell fixed weeks anywhere anymore from what I've been told. They never sold anything but points at Cabo, Branson, or Northstar.
    And as I said, above 540k points and above gets real expensive real fast. A guy posted on TUG back in January that he had just bought 1M Welk points for $125k.....
    The extended reservation window isn't open to resale purchasers so those two factors plus Breckenridge opening this fall, should mean even more ski availability.
    There's plenty open in weeks 1-8 of 2020 at Northstar, except presidents weekend, week 7.

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    I have to admit that I'm completely in agreement with you, Shankilicious. I love Welk! Keep in mind that's a totally uneducated opinion, because we literally never looked at anything else. Our extended family lives in Escondido, so it was Welk or nuttin'! But the cares of the world melt away when we're at Welk, and we love going there.

    There's a perk of being a large points owner that I don't often see mentioned here: Depending on your membership level, last minute reservations (i.e. 30-60 days in advance) get a % discount in points. At our level, Platinum Select, last minute reservations get a 20% discount, so a small one bedroom costs 90,000 instead of 120,000 points if I make the reservation less than 45 days in the future. (Keep in mind, these perks don't transfer to resale owners.) My six small one bedroom weeks can stretch to eight!

    We're seriously considering upgrading one level and spending winters in Escondido. If we do, then their new catch phrase, "Welkome Home," will be quite on point for us!

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    Hahaha! Yeah I didnt add that discounted last minute bonus for two reasons. I don't have it as only owning 240k points and resale owners don't get it.....

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    You have a good point. But only 5% of Welk owners are Premiere/Select/Elite/Pinnacle. So the P/S/E/P owners simply cannot book "all the good summer weeks" because there aren't enough of them. There was a post in January that someone paid $125,000 for 1.5 million points making her a Pinnacle owner (she wisely decided to rescind). Since P/S/E/P is only available when you buy from the developer, I just can't imagine that the 5% is going to grow much at those prices.
     
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    To prevent the PSEP owners from grabbing all of the high value weeks, only a small part of the inventory is made available for the extended reservation windows. Even though, I am in that PSEP category, I think this system is a good for all owners
     
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    Love our Welk Villa that we bought 30 years ago fo only a few thousand dollars after falling in love with it. It is one of 4 systems we own and by far my favorite. We own in Escondido a week which we've kept, never converted. I've written this before but when I walk into our unit it feels like the weight of the world is lifted off my shoulders. It is also a favorite for our friends and relatives.
    If I knew what made me relax so much here I would convert our house to get the same feeling.
    I have stayed at other Welk Resorts in trades thru RCI but none give me that same feeling. We also own in S.F. at the Donatello, at Orange Lake in Florida, and in Worldmark.
    Bart
     
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