November 2007: Location is the Key to Vacation Happiness

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Location is the Key to Vacation Happiness

If you listen to anyone's vacation accommodation horror stories, the main complaint is usually that the resort's location was not what was expected. When you rent from, you take the guessing out of the game. Most of our resort pages have photos and member reviews so you know what to expect. And with the new individual resort forums, you have the opportunity to ask questions of other owners and renters. Visit and start your search today.

The Manhattan Club

The Manhattan Club (4 stars) When staying in a city as large as New York, a good location is vital, and The Manhattan Club offers just that. One member wrote: "Resort is close and convenient to most everything you would enjoy visiting in New York City." Rentals as low as $207/night. Resales start as low as $3,500.

Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek

Fairfield Orlando at Bonnet Creek (4.5 stars) is located in the heart of the Disney theme park area, and less than one mile from six very different golf courses. In the Bonnet Creek forum, one member says, "Bonnet Creek is an ideal resort--rooms well planned out and, with an auto, very convenient for traveling short distances to any of the Disney World Theme Parks, Downtown Disney, or the Marketplace." Rentals start as low as $55/night, while resales can be found for as little as$9,000.

Cabo Villas

Cabo Villas (4.0 stars) in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, offers a great variety of recreational facilities in a "perfect location on the beach and close to town," according to one member. Just $775 can get you a full week's rental; resales start at only $1,800.

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RedWishes: Vacation Classified Ads

Looking for a timeshare to rent or buy, but can't find an exact fit for your needs on our resort pages? Post your "Wanted" ad on the RedWish pages. RedWishes are's vacation Classified Ads. Here you can sell your vacation club points, post a wanted ad for a specific timeshare rental or purchase, or even see if there is someone out there interested in a direct trade. RedWish postings are only $9.99 each for six weeks with a membership.

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The Dos and Don'ts for Posting Your Timeshare

Before diving in and creating your rental or resale posting, we suggest that you first review our list of posting "Dos & Don'ts".

Several key items to keep in mind when creating your posting are:

  • Fully disclose any fees that will affect the final rental/sale price outside of escrow services and fees (i.e. owner imposed non-refundable deposit, owner-imposed cleaning fee, all-inclusive fee, resort per-person surcharge, guest certificate fee).
  • Advertise only one unit per posting - may not include mention of additional units available for rent/sale.
  • List the highest asking price for your unit in the Price section of your posting. If price varies by season, lower seasonal prices may be listed in the Details section.

Our posting policy is designed to create a positive environment for posters and prospective buyers/renters. Adhering to our Posting Dos and Don'ts will increase the likelihood that you will successfully rent or resell your unit, and prevent problems regarding your posting down the road.

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Step-by-step guide to selling your timeshare »

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Know Your Trading Value Upfront

One of the great benefits of the new RedWeek Exchange program is knowing how many points your timeshare week is worth before depositing. Unlike other timeshare exchange companies that assign "trading power" - a largely undefined term leaving owners not knowing what their weeks are truly worth - RedWeek Exchange offers free exchange valuations so you know exactly how many RedWeek Exchange Points your week will draw.

RedWeek Exchange also offers a list of current exchange inventory (updated hourly) that includes points values for each available week. This transparency lets you see up-front how many points you need to make a reservation. Don't have enough points? As long as you have 50% of the required number of points, you can purchase the rest (current rate is $1/point).

Check out RedWeek Exchange when deciding what to do with your timeshare weeks. Remember, early depositors are rewarded with more points than those that wait.

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Quick Links:

Become a Member

Browse Timeshares for Rent and Sale

Timeshare Exchange

Discussion Forums

Sell or Rent Your Timeshare

Pros and Cons of Timeshare Ownership

Post a Want Ad

Browse RedWish Want Ads

Visit Your Message Box


Does Work?

Notable Exchange Options:

These exchange weeks are available now for reservation. Get them while they last…

Maui, HI:

Last Minute; 2,013 points

Puerto Vallarta, Mexico:

Dec 2007; 763 - 1,513 points

Williamsburg, Virginia:

Dec 2007; 584 - 1,165 points

Avon, CO:

Dec 2007; 701 points

Grand Cayman, Caribbean:

Dec 2007; 904 - 1,926 points

Kissimmee, FL:

Dec 2007; 1,138 points

La Paz, Mexico:

Nov/Dec 2007; 78 - 1,170 points

Featured Resort:
The Westin Kierland Villas
Scottsdale, Arizona

Marriott's OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes
The past meets the present at The Westin Kierland Villas, located on 10 acres within the exclusive Kierland master-planned community just outside Scottsdale, Arizona.

One-bedroom premium and deluxe villas are elegantly appointed, accommodating four guests. These units have fully equipped kitchens with a microwave/convection oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, disposal, stove, and granite countertops. The Master bedroom features a king size Westin Heavenly bed, 27" flatscreen TV, and a jetted whirlpool tub. The living/dining room is equipped with a queen size sleeper sofa, a 32" flatscreen cable TV, DVD player, and dining area. Units also have a washer & dryer, private patio or balcony, and complimentary wireless Internet access.

Rental Opportunities
Starting at just

Resale Opportunities
Purchase a timeshare for just $8,900

Member Review
"Loved the Marriott OceanWatch. It's located in a very private area in the northern end of Myrtle Beach. The units are beautiful… Pools and hot tubs were always perfect… The Marriott hotel next door has a great spa and pools. They have a good deal at their happy hr. Mon-Thurs in their cocktail lounge. The Marriott villas and hotel are the best properties in Myrtle Beach."
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Average Member Rating
4.5 stars

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