September 2011: Winter Holiday Getaways

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RedWeek.com Newsletter - September 2011

There are a little more than two months until the winter holidays are upon us. Shop RedWeek now for amazing deals at one-of-a-kind resorts.

Smugglers' Notch Resort

Smugglers' Notch Resort
4.5 of 5 stars
Smugglers' Notch, VT, is rated #1 for family programs for the 12th year by SKI Magazine's Reader Survey. Rentals start at $136/night. Resales starting at $4,500*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Wyndham Bentley Brook

Wyndham Bentley Brook
4 of 5 stars
Hancock, MA, sits right at the base of Jiminy Peaks ski mountain and is the area's premier ski-in/ski-out resort. Rentals start at $135/night. Resales start at $100*. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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West 57th Street by Hilton Club

West 57th Street by Hilton Club
5 of 5 stars
New York, NY, was featured in the August 2010 issue of "The Snob" magazine, a publication focused on a review of the world's best luxuries. Rentals start at $250/night. Resales start at $19,900*. 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 Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with a question from Emma:

I am new to the world of timeshare rentals - in fact, I didn't even know I could rent a timeshare until a friend told me about it. Boy, wish I'd known about this when my kids were little! Anyway, why is it that renting a timeshare is the best kept secret in the travel industry?

You raise a great question. I too wish that the idea of renting a timeshare was more well known by the traveling public. Not only is the concept a win-win… 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.

Resort Takes Back Owner's Weeks

The RedWeek Forums are a great source of information for timeshare owners and travelers alike. One RedWeek user shares the story of how one simple phone call to his resort HOA resulted in the resort taking his ownership weeks back. "The expense was minimal and we are now free of them," writes donp196. "Who knew just a simple phone call would start the ball rolling."

Read the entire Forums thread to see how he did it, and what other RedWeek users have to say about it.

NEWPaw Prints

Niles and Sadie For RedWeek users that love to travel and love their animals, we've created Paw Prints. This month's featured pets are Niles (dog) and Sadie (cat) vacationing near Cape May, New Jersey.

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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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"In Perpetuity" Doesn't Mean Forever

In 1982, when my wife and I bought our timeshare at La Costa Beach Club in Pompano Beach, Florida, the salesman told us that owning our deeded unit-week would be similar to owning our house. "It's yours in perpetuity," he said. That wasn't totally accurate, I discovered years later… Read the full article »

*This article was furnished by TimeSharing Today.

Featured Resort

Marriott's Oceana Palms

Marriott's Oceana Palms
Singer Island, Florida

Oceana features 91 villas, each measuring more than 1,100 square feet. The villas come with plenty of creature comforts, including fully equipped kitchens and flat-panel televisions. Oceana's resort amenities include a full-service restaurant, pool, spas, fitness center and a climbing wall for kids.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $171/night

Resale Opportunities:
Starting at $19,499*

*Annual maintenance fees apply, please see postings for details

Member Review:

"Overall this is a top notch property, far more luxurious and better maintained than the neighboring Marriott timeshare at Ocean Pointe. The beach, pool and fitness center are outstanding. The room sizes are quite a bit smaller than at Ocean Pointe, but they are better maintained and more tastefully furnished. Marriott has done a superb job on this new property. Congratulations are in order. We definitely plan to return."

Average Member Rating:
5 of 5 stars

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Timeshare Ambassador

Seymour O. DeSytes 88 Degrees and Sunny. That's what the weatherman predicted here for today. And the day before that, and the day before that. Can you guess where I am? I you said…

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*Blog Update

4 Security Tips for when you Travel

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Exchange CornerDAE

Exchange into any all-inclusive property (includes beautiful properties in Mexico, Dominican Republic and Jamaica) and pay only $75 in exchange fees*. To get this special price, and for more information on further discounts at Grand Palladium all-inclusive properties, call DAE at 866-905-8596.

*Price does not include local taxes or all-inclusive charges offered at resorts. Offer is call-in only and does not include online bookings.

Resort Highlight:

Island Seas Resort
4.5 of 5 stars

Island Seas Resort Island Seas Resort in Freeport, Bahamas is surrounded by a host of activities…

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