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Harleys to Hondas: Daytona Beach Bike Week Has It All
RedWeek.com Harleys to Hondas: Daytona Beach Bike Week Has It All

RedWeek.com Newsletter - December 2010

Daytona Beach Bike Week - held March 4 - 13, 2011 - is a one-of-a-kind event for both bikers and bike enthusiasts. Approximately 500,000 people make their way to the rally area each year for the 10-day event. The festivities include motorcycle racing, custom bike shows, concerts, parties, and street festivals. The event is usually held on the first full week of March and contends with the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally as the most popular motorcycle rally in the United States.

If Bike Week is on your calendar of things to do, then check out some of these fabulous timeshare resorts that have Bike Week availability.

Wyndham Ocean Walk

Wyndham Ocean Walk
4.5 of 5 stars
in Daytona Beach, FL, is a great home base for Bike Week. Located on a stretch of pedestrian-only beach - and sharing space with the 80,000-square-foot Ocean Walk Village complex - staying at Wyndham Ocean Walk is like two vacations in one. On-site you'll find four pools with a water slide, pool bar, lazy river, kiddie pool, and much more. Rentals start at $50/night. Own for only $6,999. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Tropic Shores

Tropic Shores
4.5 of 5 stars
in Daytona Beach Shores, FL, is a prime Bike Week location. Situated directly on the beach with a view of the beautiful Atlantic Ocean from every room, the resort features 80 one- and two-bedroom suites complete with a fully equipped kitchen and private balcony. For relaxation after a busy day at Bike Week, visit the resort's men's and ladies' saunas, or unwind in the hot tub. Rentals start at $114/night. Own for only $300. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Sheraton Vistana Resort

Sheraton Vistana Resort
4.5 of 5 stars
in Orlanbdo, FL, is a short hour drive to Daytona and Bike Week. The resort features 135 acres of lush tropical landscaping, fountains, lakes, and waterfalls. But that's just the beginning. The icing on the cake are the seven outdoor swimming pools, eight outdoor whirlpools, three game rooms, four children's playgrounds, and 13 lighted tennis courts. Rentals start at $71/night. Own for only $200. 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 the following question from Carole:

I have read about RCI's new system that is supposed to give members more options in trading their vacation properties. Is this really the case or is it just hype?

Lisa Ann Schrier

For those of you who don't know, RCI recently introduced several features to better timeshare exchange. The one that I'm most interested in is that they will be finally "valuing" each timeshare week so that owners and potential exchangers can get a more accurate indication of how much their week is truly "worth" when it comes time to exchanging… Read Lisa's full answer »

If you have questions for the Timeshare Crusader, please post them on our dedicated Forums page, or e-mail them to support@redweek.com.

RedWeek Exchange is Now Dial An Exchange

DAE After three years of providing the back-end support for the RedWeek exchange program, Dial An Exchange (DAE) is now the full service exchange provider on RedWeek.com. You will still be able to do everything you could before on RedWeek.com, but now RedWeek users who exchange will have all the added benefits of becoming full DAE members as well as:

  • Personalized service online and by phone
  • Vacation requests for destinations that are not currently available
  • Last minute Bonus Week rentals priced as low as $99 per week
  • Rewards for high value deposits with DAE's Primetime Rewards program

For more information, including receiving your DAE username and password, please e-mail DAE or call 866-905-8596.

Exchange Destination Highlight:

The Historic Powhatan Resort The Historic Powhatan Resort
Williamsburg, VA
4 of 5 stars

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Featured Resort

Marriott's Crystal Shores

Marriott's Crystal Shores
Marco Island, Florida

Marriott's Crystal Shores is an idyllic setting for long walks on a broad ribbon of fine, white sand, panoramic views of the blue-green Gulf, and mesmerizing sunsets that set the sky on fire. This unpretentious luxury resort offers the very highest level of Marriott Vacation Club standards.

Enjoy Stilts Bar and Grill located beachside for casual fare, or choose from an array of dining options situated along the beach and in town. Golfers will enjoy the nearby Rookery golf course, boasting 18 holes of championship golf. Just minutes away is Naples where there is shopping at Fifth Avenue, Corkscrew Sanctuary Wildlife Trail, Everglades National Park and much more.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $243/night

Resale Opportunities:
Floating annual week for $47,500

Member Review:

We stayed in the 3 bedroom Penthouse unit facing the gulf. The room and view were spectacular! We ate dinner at our dinning table on the patio and ended our days watching the amazing sunsets: it was breathtaking. The sliding doors throughout the entire space were great. When opened it was as if there were no barriers and the breeze flowed thru the rooms. The bed sheets and pillows were extremely comfortable; we were all pleasantly surprised. Every room was decorated nicely and extremely clean.

Average Member Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars

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