August 2011: Family Friendly Timeshare Resorts

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RedWeek.com Family Friendly Timeshare Resorts

RedWeek.com Newsletter - August 2011

Keep the fun in your family vacations by renting a timeshare at one of these amazing kid friendly resorts.

Wyndham Harbour Lights

Wyndham Harbour Lights
5 of 5 stars
San Diego, CA, is just 10 minutes from the San Diego Zoo and SeaWorld San Diego. PETCO Park, home of the San Diego Padres, is minutes away. Rentals start at $186/night. Resale available for $4,700*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Disney's Old Key West Resort

Disney's Old Key West Resort
5 of 5 stars
Orlando, FL, offers several childcare services to keep the kiddos entertained and give parents a break. The resort also offers free bus and boat service to Disney theme parks. Rentals start at $128/night. Resales start at $10,640*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Harborside Resort at Atlantis

Harborside Resort at Atlantis
4.5 of 5 stars
Paradise Island, Bahamas, offers a unique program in conjunction with the Discovery Channel. Kids become explorers for a day; sample activities include finding buried treasure, looking at stars, and learning about sharks. "Base Camp" is a replica of a Spanish galleon ship. Rentals start at $100/night. Resales start at $1,100*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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*Annual maintenance fees apply, please see postings for details

Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Lisa Ann Schrier This month, Timeshare Crusader Lisa Ann Schreier is asking the questions in a one-on-one interview with Harry Taylor, director of the Timeshare Association (Timeshare Owners and Committees), commonly referred to as TATOC.

TATOC is the largest consumer association for timeshare owners in Europe with 92 resort members throughout Europe representing 350,000 timeshare families… Read Lisa's complete interview with Harry Taylor »

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

Club Navigo Owner's Nightmare

"I have never felt so ripped off in my life," writes RedWeek user markl297 on the RedWeek Forums thread titled, Club Navigo is a ripoff. Mark goes on to tell of his buying experience and the empty promises he was given. Read more about this owner's experience, or join in the discussion.

NEWPaw Prints

Sadie For RedWeek users that love to travel and love their animals, we've created Paw Prints. This month's featured pet is Sadie, a 15 1⁄2 year-old toy schnauzer on vacation at Vacation Village in Hancock, Mass.

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To have your pet featured, send us a picture of your pet on vacation , with a short write-up of where you are and what you're doing and be sure to watch the RedWeek newsletter!

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Getting Rid of a Timeshare You Don't Want

I am 78 and we have several timeshare weeks that we do not use due to the present difficulties of exchanging. We do not use them ourselves because we now live in the same area, although we occasionally go and stay for a few nights just as a mini-break and a change in the daily routine… Read the full article »

*The following article was furnished by TimeSharing Today.

Featured Resort

Plantation Village Beach Resort

Plantation Village Beach Resort
Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

This resort is on an unspoiled length of Seven Mile Beach, with tennis and swimming on-site. Among activities nearby are sailing, shelling, deep-sea fishing, scuba diving to experience coral reefs, and of course, soaking up the warm sunshine.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $107/night

Member Review:

"Wow, I love this resort. Very close to everything. The best location in Grand Cayman, very convenient to everything. Snorkel right off the beach, swim, or just tan. Very quiet and family friendly. Most units have been totally redone and are new and updated."

Average Member Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars

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Timeshare Ambassador

Seymour O. DeSytes America's Best Idea. No, not the deep fried Oreo, but that is a close second. I am referring to the the National Parks. I caught the Ken Burns documentary on PBS the other night and…

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*Blog Update

My Five Favorite Caribbean Beaches

The Caribbean's pristine coasts are sought-after destinations year round. Whether young or old, the restorative powers of the salty sea, bright sun and balmy air make for a happy,unforgettable vacation…

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Exchange CornerDAE

Dial An Exchange has early deposit specials including coupons, vouchers, and giveaways for members who deposit one-bedroom or larger rooms at least six months in advance of check-in. See this month's specials.

Resort Highlight:

Cypress Pointe Resort II GrandeVillas
4.5 of 5 stars

Kingsbury of Tahoe Cypress Pointe Resort II GrandeVillas is a stones-throw away from Disney…

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