May 2011: July 4 Escapes That Will Make Your Sparkler Sizzle

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July 4 Escapes That Will Make Your Sparkler Sizzle July 4 Escapes That Will Make Your Sparkler Sizzle Newsletter - May 2011

The first holiday of summer, Independence Day, draws millions of people across the U.S. outdoors for picnics, parties, and fireworks. If you're looking for a real July 4 spectacle this year - and are itchin' for a road trip as well - check out some of these great timeshare resorts that are just steps from awe-inspiring fireworks displays.

Beach Quarters Resort

Beach Quarters Resort
4 of 5 stars
Virginia Beach, VA, is set in a breathtaking location, with prime fireworks viewing from your oceanfront balcony. Rentals start at $99/night. Own for only $6,000. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Carolina Grande

Carolina Grande
5 of 5 stars
Myrtle Beach, SC, is located right on the Grand Strand, home to the best July 4 celebration in Myrtle Beach. Rentals start at $100/night. Bluegreen and RCI points resales available. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Christmas Mountain Village

Christmas Mountain Village
4 of 5 stars
Wisconsin Dells, WI, is a stone's throw away from downtown Wisconsin Dells, which is where all the action will be this 4th of July. Rentals start at $63/night. Own for $475. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Lisa Ann Schrier Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with the following question from Nancy:

We own three RCI points timeshares, which we purchased on the secondary market. At a recent "owner presentation" at one of them, our sales rep reviewed our properties and told us that two of them would eventually be "caught" by RCI and reverted to weeks. He said that points do not transfer to non-relatives through a resale, and that RCI would contact us and expect us to pay a sizable fee to continue on the points system. Is this true?

This question made me angry and sad. Angry and sad that this timeshare salesperson is allowed to say such things apparently without fear of retribution… Read Lisa's full answer »

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Dial An Exchange Resort Highlight

Lifestyle Crown Residence Suites & Villas Lifestyle Crown Villas
Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic

Nestled on a hillside in the secluded south end of the Lifestyle Hacienda Resorts lays the Lifestyle Crown Residence Suites and Villas. Well known for the tranquil and quiet location, the private atmosphere, and the comfort available at each of its 92 one and two bedroom apartments or penthouses, Crown Residence Suites is the perfect setting for a family vacation or a get-together with best friends.

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Featured Resort

Edgewater Beach Resort

Edgewater Beach Resort
Dennis Port, MA

Tranquility is the word at Edgewater, where the only thing rushing is the tide. Just steps from your front door, a path through sea grass leads you to the fine sands of their private beach. Enjoy a day of fun and sun, or watch the sparkling waters as the sun sets at the end of the day.

If sand between your toes doesn't suit you, the magnificent indoor/outdoor pool offers a wonderful alternative, complete with a whirlpool and sauna to remove the stress that made you choose Edgewater in the first place!

Each tastefully decorated unit features a private patio/balcony and all the comforts of home. Practice your swing on the putting green, or work off last night's fabulous lobster dinner in the fitness room. You will love the peace and charm of Cape Cod's Edgewater resort.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $128/night

Resale Opportunities:
Starting at $700

Member Review:

"We have been staying at the Edgewater Beach Resort for years. We love the location and the private beach. The staff has been great, and there is always plenty of activities for the kids. When the kids get tired of the ocean and sand, they love to play in the pool. There are lots of great restaurants in the area, and it's so nice to have the kitchen and eating area, and we usually eat in (or out on the patio) for breakfast and lunch. We look forward to our week at the Edgwater all year long!"

Average Member Rating:
4.5 of 5 stars

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Timeshare Ambassador

Seymour DeSytes So did you tell your mom how much you love her yesterday, and thank her for all that she has done for you? I hope so. Because if you didn't, you're a lout, and you should feel terrible about yourself. Unless of course your mom is…

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