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Looking forward to next timeshare vacation?

Discussion in 'Exchanging Timeshares' started by silentg, Jan 9, 2019.

  1. silentg

    silentg TUG Review Crew: Expert TUG Member

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    Hi
    We have a timeshare exchange vacation coming up soon. I still get excited about going to a different resort and usually not disappointed. Do you feel this way too?
    There are so many timeshares and so many different kinds. I like my home resorts but going to stay someplace else is an adventure.
    Silentg
     
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    I love having in my portfolio where I love to go but I also like having a few to trade to places I don’t own for some variety. This year traded into Main 84 Kenneport Mn penthouse for two consecutive weeks, South Seas in Captiva, DVC Saratoga and Marriotts Oceanwatch in Myrtle Beach. Really happy with my trades.
     
  3. missyrcrews

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    Anticipation is part of the fun! We love our home resort (Cold Spring)...we often spend 3 weeks there (April break, 4th of July week, and Christmas week). We visit the same resort in Missouri every year when we see my folks (HICV Timber Creek), and we go to Smuggs and Attitash almost every year as well. I try to mix things up with something different each year, too. Last year, it was Summit at Massanutten. This year, it will be the Kaatskill Mountain Club. Next year, Vacation Village of the Berkshires.

    My family truly would just do Cold Spring, Timber Creek, and Smuggs. (We like what we like, Mama!) I like to do a little more exploring, though....so I tend to push the envelope, still staying in the Northeast for the most part.

    Great to have so many choices!
     
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    Exchanged into Hyatt Residences, Incline Village -- Im here right now. Also drove over to visit Northstar -- and I can see the Welk Resort has a great location for serious skiers and snowboarders.
     
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    We have an exchange July 4 week into Lagoon Tower 3 bdrm penthouse on Waikiki. Cannot wait!

    @silentg and @missyrcrews are correct. Half the fun is planning.
     
  6. PamMo

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    Yes, I love exploring new places! I don't do a lot of trading, but I DO make good use of Getaways (II) and Last Minute deals (RCI). I have discovered SO many new favorite places through timesharing. I'm not sure I ever would have gone to Sanibel/Captiva, Marbella, Cabo, Steamboat Springs, Newport RI, OBX, Kennebunk, and so many more places(!), if I didn't convince my husband it would be fun (and inexpensive) to give them a try!
     
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    April break week is mud season in New England...but we live here, and it's still fun to get out and explore somewhere new. As long as there's an indoor pool and there's a bookstore somewhere close, then the kids will give it a try. That's how we discovered Smuggs years and years ago.

    Even the places we've been that weren't favorites (Shawnee, for instance) still had some redeeming quality...not a complete disappointment. Someday when we're not tied to the school calendar, I look forward to using the shoulder season to do even more exploring. My poor longsuffering husband.... :)
     
  8. mpumilia

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    We hardly ever exchange but to this day I still get excited going to our home resorts or any vacation. We usually do a rental type vacation in addition to our 3 timeshare weeks- like through Home Away or at a resort. We own week 30 and 31 and a variable off season pre-assigned floater.

    This year the way it worked out is we have to wait until week 30 for our first vacation of the year and then we have a vacation planned for Utah- IF the National Parks are opened!- in Sept. and then our floater is Thanksgiving week. Then XMAS at an INN for a few days.
     
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    I get all excited for my TS adventures. I leave soon for NOLA, staying at QH and I’m so excited. Each stay or trade is a wonderous adventure just waiting to evolve into greatness.
     
  10. missyrcrews

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    WOW...you'll get to be in VT for Thanksgiving. That's awesome! Too bad you have to wait so long into the year to get a break, though.

    We aren't traveling for MLK weekend this year...January is looking VERY LONG. ;) Last year spoiled me. I had some little getaway almost every month except for March and May.
     
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    Yes! The last time we had a Thanksgiving week - was just once before- was sadly the year my dad was dying in the hospital so we couldn't go. We are looking forward to it this year and Alex is happy he won't have to drive so far, as he usually comes home for Thanksgiving- the only time he comes home all year.

    I know what you mean about breaks. As it is, we always had to wait from January 2nd until around Memorial Day for a day off work- my husband still does- and it was such a loooooong winter/spring! And even though I am not working now, it is going to be even worse waiting until the last week of July! OMG...

    I remember your last year- was an awesome schedule with the getaways. It will be interesting what you think of Kaatskill. Never stayed there, but did stay at Vacation Village in the Berkshires- off season- Sept I think it was. Was very nice. We had a lock off and invited another couple and it worked out great.
     
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    Yes! The last time we had a Thanksgiving week - was just once before- was sadly the year my dad was dying in the hospital so we couldn't go. We are looking forward to it this year and Alex is happy he won't have to drive so far, as he usually comes home for Thanksgiving- the only time he comes home all year.

    I know what you mean about breaks. As it is, we always had to wait from January 2nd until around Memorial Day for a day off work- my husband still does- and it was such a loooooong winter/spring! And even though I am not working now, it is going to be even worse waiting until the last week of July! OMG...

    I remember your last year- was an awesome schedule with the getaways. It will be interesting what you think of Kaatskill. Never stayed there, but did stay at Vacation Village in the Berkshires- off season- Sept I think it was. Was very nice. We had a lock off and invited another couple and it worked out great.
     
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    We went to HH with an II exchange to Spinnaker's Bluewater last April. I'd never been to HH before, some fine clean beaches for sure. This year we're going to Gatlinburg and that's about it. Letting two friends go to Welk San Diego on our points as we'll be busy building a new house. Still have another II cert that's good through October though and we'll get our first "bonus" week from RCI after going to Gatlinburg. Prolly staying at Tree Tops.
     
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  14. silentg

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    We are going to Ft Myers Beach soon. It was a marketplace exchange with a TUG member. The Tug members are going to our Calini Week in October. Never been to Ft Myers Beach, but we stayed at Lehigh Acres, Bonita Springs,Charlotte Harbor and Sanibel.
    Timesharing is fun!
    Silentg
     
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    Yup. Tomorrow if the planes fly. At probably our favorite (eat your heart out, Bill. (EasyRider) resort. Dinner at Roy's.

    Jim
     
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    Yes...So looking forward to finally using my points that came long with my purchase. I have 3 timeshares lined up for 2020---all 2 bedrooms...i know it is way out there but had to do some serious planning with 4 kids with one in college.

    I landed these three for about 109k in points which I think is decent for a new guy. I have been looking for about 4 to 5 months now....really wanted to get Captiva Islands or Sanibel but will keep looking as those don't last long especially the 2 bedrooms which are scarce anyways.

    Memorial day week----The commodore beach club in Madeira Beach Florida 17.5 k points...not sure about this one

    June 13 to 20-----Little Gull in Longboat Key Florida 50.5 k points awaiting an upgrade if approved

    Dec 12-19th----The Charter Club of Marco Beach 41.5 k points
     
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