August 2010: Timeshare Rentals Revolutionize Family Vacations

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Timeshare Rentals Revolutionize Family Vacations Timeshare Rentals Revolutionize Family Vacations Newsletter - August 2010

The cold hard truth is that most families cannot afford to vacation like they used to. Job uncertainty, rising gas prices, and airline baggage fees are all barriers to getting away. By taking advantage of RedWeek's by-owner rentals, families can stay at amazing resorts at bargain rates. Featured below are just a few of the great deals that are available right now.

Kaanapali Beach Club

Kaanapali Beach Club
4.5 of 5 stars
in Lahaina, HI, offers sumptuous landscaped grounds right on the beach. A treat for kids and parents alike is the one-acre swimming pool with two-story water slide, as well as the miniature golf course and a children's program. Rentals start at $86/night. Own for only $1,500. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Grand Pacific Palisades Resort

Grand Pacific Palisades Resort
4.5 of 5 stars
in Carlsbad, CA, rises above Carlsbad's magnificent Flower Fields, in bloom from mid-March through early May, and is located less than a mile from beautiful beaches. Guests will enjoy a discount on admission to Legoland CA., a 128- acre family theme park with over 3 million Lego blocks for creative play for both young and old. Disneyland and Sea World are a short car drive away. Rentals start at $150/night. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Seaglass Tower

Seaglass Tower
5 of 5 stars
in Myrtle Beach, SC, is located directly on the beach in downtown Myrtle Beach, just 5 blocks north of the Pavilion Amusement Park and minutes from Broadway and the convention center. Freshly updated accommodations feature fully equipped kitchens with dishwasher and microwave, comfortable bedrooms and whirlpool baths. Rentals start at $69/night. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with a question from Greg:

There is much discussion and many rumors about Marriott converting from deeded-weeks to a points system. Marriott sales people are now discussing this openly during sales presentations. As a current MVCI owner, I am more than a little concerned. I've read many horror stories about points-based timeshare programs, and I specifically purchased a Marriott deeded-week to avoid such problems. What can you tell me about Marriott's plans? Will this be a good or bad thing for existing owners?

Lisa Ann Schrier

As usual, when there is a major change in the way the timeshare is bought and used, there is a good deal of confusion facing owners and potential owners. Unfortunately, there seems to be a good deal of confusion among Marriott Vacation Club employees, especially the ones answering the phone on the 800 number as I found out … Read Lisa's full answer »

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Featured Resort

Grand Beach

Grand Beach
Orlando, FL

Located on beautiful Lake Bryan, a 450-acre spring-fed freshwater lake, Grand Beach offers comfort, serenity and proximity to the Disney World Complex, SeaWorld and Universal Studios.

Grab a pole and fish for bass in Lake Bryan, or paddle around the lake in one of the resort's canoes. Laze by the outdoor pool, workout in the fitness center, spend family time in the game room, or work up a sweat on the tennis or basketball courts.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $71/night

Resale Opportunities:
From $900 - $15,000

Member Review:

"My husband and I took our daughter and her family to Grand Beach during the week of Memorial Day this year. We had an absolutely marvelous time! The suite was very accommodating for the seven of us. The beds were very comfortable, the floorplan excellent for cooking, watching TV, etc. If we had a problem of ANY kind, all we had to do was call the front desk & it was taken care of promptly. I would return to this resort in a heartbeat!!!!"

Average Member Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars

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*Blog Update

The Beauty of the Hilton Hawaiian Village Timeshare Resort

By Joann Whetstine, Marketing Manager for
I was lucky enough to spend my summer vacation this year at the beautiful Hilton Hawaiian Village resort on Oahu. We were celebrating our 10 year wedding anniversary and invited the whole family…

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