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Thread: Best Time Share?????

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    Member curlylaura's Avatar
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    Costa Linda is beautiful but beach can be little bit rough at times for the children. Playa Linda is great as it is quite centrally located and beach is very calm. Check out Divi Phoenix, they just built new timeshare units and they look amazing. It is located between high rise and low rise and has best of both worlds. Good luck.

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    I own at both Marriott Oceanclub,surf club and Renissance.I feel that for friendly nicest people but smaller unit Renassiance.Perfect with kids. The private Island makes it worth the smaller space. But you do have to take a boat free to you $75.00 to guests, Next the surf club is most modern and has laundry in unit,larger and more modern than Renissance but very crowded,hard to get seats at ocean or pool on school vacation times but fun to walk to all the high rise hotels in the ocean.I have been 30 something times so I love spending time at the few I own plus I rent extra weeks.Enjoy the wonderful people of Aruba.

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    IMHO, Timeshares are a waste of money. Why spend the initial money to buy the timeshare when you can simply rent one from an owner for their annual dues. You can rent a one bedroom for approximately $600. I recently rented a two bedroom at the Costa Linda for $800, the cost of the annual dues.

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    ya know helmut......................i can relate!

    andrea

    Quote Originally Posted by Helmut View Post
    IMHO, Timeshares are a waste of money. Why spend the initial money to buy the timeshare when you can simply rent one from an owner for their annual dues. You can rent a one bedroom for approximately $600. I recently rented a two bedroom at the Costa Linda for $800, the cost of the annual dues.

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    My girlfriend owns a week at the Costa Linda and on Cape Cod, but after awhile the dues just feel like a monkey on your back, we're just lucky we pay every other year and her ex-husband pays the other.



    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    ya know helmut......................i can relate!

    andrea

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    We own 2 Marriott time shares - 1 in Newport Beach & we just bought another week in their new resort in Florida- Lakeshore Reserve. We absoulty LOVE our time shares!!

    We have only been to the one in NPB twice in 10 years - as every year - Interval wants our week & will give us 2 weeks for it!! So every year we go to either Aruba (we went in 2008 & stayed at the Surf Club - there were no crowds, no kids - perfect), St. Maarten, Mexico, Hawaii, wherever II has resorts!

    We have also traded it for points - which we are now banking - as we are planning a 2 + week trip to Australia in 2013 - all on points - staying at Marriotts.

    PLUS - they are property - so we make our like bandits on our taxes every year!!

    I will continue to look at the other properties that II offers on Aruba - the idea of a private island just sounds so nice!!
    And being a Marriott - makes it that much better.

    Thanks!!

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    your reference to the marriott private island properties........Renaissance Suites and Renaissance Marina Tower. Both terrific places. We love the Renaissance Suites, as they have a great layout apartment, facilities pools and amenities good and the best is the private island!! Not one thing to complain about re: the Renaissance Suites.
    Quote Originally Posted by wildewoman View Post
    We own 2 Marriott time shares - 1 in Newport Beach & we just bought another week in their new resort in Florida- Lakeshore Reserve. We absoulty LOVE our time shares!!

    We have only been to the one in NPB twice in 10 years - as every year - Interval wants our week & will give us 2 weeks for it!! So every year we go to either Aruba (we went in 2008 & stayed at the Surf Club - there were no crowds, no kids - perfect), St. Maarten, Mexico, Hawaii, wherever II has resorts!

    We have also traded it for points - which we are now banking - as we are planning a 2 + week trip to Australia in 2013 - all on points - staying at Marriotts.

    PLUS - they are property - so we make our like bandits on our taxes every year!!

    I will continue to look at the other properties that II offers on Aruba - the idea of a private island just sounds so nice!!
    And being a Marriott - makes it that much better.

    Thanks!!

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    So far the Occidental is very nice!! No complaints so far.. Well the only one, is that the bathroom (shower area) only has one little light, so when the shower curtain is closed, it is dark in the shower
    Decided to take down my timer!

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