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Marriott’s Harbour Lake Review

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My husband and I stayed at Marriott’s Harbour Lake last fall and were very impressed. The resort is not quite as large as Marriott’s Grande Vista, but it’s ideal for families with children.

The rooms were well-appointed and seemed to have undergone a recent renovation. The two bedroom villa sleeps eight with a Master Bedroom, Guest Suite and two sofa beds. The kitchen is equipped with all the items one would need to prepare a meal in with the family. Being Orlando, this resort is also set alongside a beautiful lake, which makes for a nice backdrop for a family photo.

The resort is located just off International Drive making it very close to Sea World and just a short drive to Disney’s theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure. Dining options abound and you’re sure to find your favorite chain in this franchise haven.

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The best thing about Marriott’s Harbor Lake in Orlando, Florida, is certainly the pools. On one side of the resort, there is giant pirate ship with planks to walk, slides to splash into the pool and of course water guns. Activities staff keep the children busy with all kinds of games and contests. We had the pleasure of watching the children go on a treasure hunt while we caught some rays poolside. The smiles on their faces and excitement in their eyes told me these were memories they won’t be forgetting.

As if the pirate ship isn’t enough, a second pool on property is surrounded by a giant water activities area, a waterslide into the pool and a miniature golf course. We saw kids and adults alike enjoying the water features. You can run under sprinklers or shoot giant water guns at one another from opposing towers. Don’t get caught not paying attention in the towers! Both are topped with a giant bucket and when it’s full it dumps a tidal wave of water over those lurking beneath.

disney world epcotThis resort definitely caters to the wee ones with a poolside snack shack that has all their favorite popsicles, smoothies and ice cream treats. If you’re coming to Orlando with children I highly recommend this resort. At Marriott’s Harbour Lake Resort, Mom and Dad can relax poolside and let the many activities wear the kids out. A day off from touring the nearby theme parks can be fun and relaxing for everyone.

Of the multiple Marriott Vacation Clubs in Orlando, this resort is one of the smallest but as they say, “Good things come in small packages.” When it comes to Marriott’s Harbour Lake Resort I’d have to agree.

If an annual trip to Orlando is something you’d like to cherish with your kids or grandkids then buying a Harbour Lake timeshare will ensure those memories are made year after year.

Canyons Ski Resort: Why You’ll Want to be There this Winter

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SkierTired of overheating this summer? Counting down the days until the ski resorts open again? We understand and can help you decide which world-class timeshare resort perfectly fits your snow obsession. Canyons Resort recently earned a top ten ranking for the second consecutive year in SKI Magazine. Here’s why you should consider Canyons when looking to escape the sun for a premier ski resort.

1. Access. Ranked fifth for ski access, Canyons is a mere 35 minutes from Salt Lake City International Airport.

2. Terrain Parks. With boxes, rails, gongs cars and three new parks this season Canyons earned the number 11 ranking.

Canyons Bubble Lift

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3. Lifts. Ranked number 15 Canyons is home to the Orange Bubble Express, North America’s only heated lift.

4. Family Programs. The ultimate family getaway, Canyons has activities from six weeks old to over 60 years old. This variety earned Canyons the number 10 spot on SKI Magazine’s list.

5. Dining. All the great dining options from on mountain Cloud Dine to Slopes, The Farm and many more has earned Canyons a ranking of 10.

6. Lodging. Having nine properties including the Luxurious Waldorf Astoria you are sure to find something in your price range. Lodging earned Canyons a number seven ranking.

7. Guides. Friendly, helpful guides that can answer any question you throw at them earned Canyons a number 17 ranking.

8. Off the Slopes. Zip tours, sleigh rides, snowshoe tours, snowmobile tours and Park City’s nightlife all contribute to the number 12 ranking Canyons gets in this category.

9. Weather. Averaging 355” of snow a year is a skier’s paradise so it’s no wonder Canyons was ranked number 17 in this category.

Canyons Grand Summit

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10. Après Ski. Last but not least after your time on the mountain take time to relax at the Red Tail Grill or any one of Park City’s great night spots. All of the evening activities available has garnered Canyons a ranking of 13.

Now that you’re hooked, check out the great deals we have on Canyons timeshare resorts. Or, if you’re not sold on Canyons, check out the other great Park City timeshares for sale on our website! You’ll be sure to find the right price that can make your ski fantasies come true.

Marriott’s Grande Vista Timeshares Offer Endless Fun

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Marriott's Grand VistaIn a recent trip to Orlando, my husband and I stayed at Marriott’s Grande Vista in Orlando, Florida. The resort was easy to find and centrally located. Disney and Universal Studios are just a short drive away and Sea World is just down the road. Personally, I’m not a big fan of franchise restaurants, but if you are then Orlando is your Candy Land. From fast food chains, to fast food casual dining chains to high-end dining franchises. They are all there in Orlando.

Orlando FloridaThe property itself is expansive with a large lake in the center of the resort. Golf lovers will be happy to find a Nick Faldo Golf Institute and top-rated golf course right on property. From inside our villa we could hear the golfers yelling “four!”

Marriott’s Grande Vista also has multiple pools to choose from and hot tubs for soaking achy muscles after long days of navigating the theme parks. No matter which pool you choose, a grill is nearby serving great food and fun poolside drinks.

The rooms are pleasantly decorated and the kitchen is complete with all the items you need to cook a few meals if you like. The villas have two bedrooms, a Master bedroom and a Guest Suite. The Master sleeps two and has its own private bathroom and soaking tub. The Guest Suite has a queen bed and a pull-out sofa bed, sleeping four. The living area contains a second sleeper sofa, bringing the total to eight.

Disney WorldOn our visit, we chose to visit Disney’s Animal Kingdom, Magic Kingdom and Epcot Center. As adults, we enjoyed Animal Kingdom and Epcot the most. However, all three parks do a wonderful job of transporting you to a world only Disney could create. It’s worth noting that Disney sells alcohol at both Animal Kingdom and Epcot but not at Magic Kingdom. We were lucky to visit during Epcot’s Fall Wine Festival. We spent the evening tasting delicacies and sipping wines from places around the world like Italy, France, Spain, Ireland and Thailand. Then we finished the night enjoying incredible desserts as we watched fireworks exploding into the sky over the lake.

We also spent an evening each at Downtown Disney and Universal Walk, perusing the shops, dining and nightlife. Options for entertainment certainly abound in Orlando. From sunrise to beyond sunset, there is never a dull moment. I don’t know how Mickey Mouse does it all!

Universal StudiosIt’s clear to see why many families visit Orlando each year. Make it easy to experience all that Florida has to offer and buy a timeshare resale today! Or, if you’re ready to sell your Marriott’s Grande Vista timeshare, contact one of our experienced agents today. Whatever your timeshare needs are, Premier Timeshare Resale is here to help!

Aruba, Jamaica, Ooh I Want to Take You to…

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Marriot’s Aruba Ocean Club! I just spent a week staying at Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club, which is conveniently right next door to Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club on the left and Marriott’s Aruba Resort & Stellaris Casino on the right. ArubaIf that is not enough, The Ritz Carlton Aruba with its own casino featuring Aruba’s only Baccarat table is adjacent to the Marriott Aruba Resort & Stellaris. It’s like having your own little Aruban haven of Marriott services and amenities.

Listed below are some of the perks we most enjoyed on our stay.

• Personal Beach Palapas. Head out early and score a waterfront Palapa. Marriott offers free Palapas to guests and Marriott attendants will even set up your towels and lounge chairs for you. Not to fret, even you like to sleep in like me, you can get a Palapa for you and your family a little further back. To be honest, I kind of liked being midway because it was an easy walk to the pool or beach!

• Pool Bars – With multiple Marriotts comes multiple pool bars. Swim up to any pool bar and cool off your body while cooling off your taste buds with one of many frozen tropical drinks to choose from. Pina Coladas seemed to be a favorite among guests.

• Activities – Marriott always has great activities on site and these resorts boast their share. From daily volleyball games to Zumba to massages on the beach. You name it, they offer it!

• Restaurants – There are multiple restaurants to choose from on-site: Pavilion Grill, Ocean Café, La Vista, Simply Fish, Ruth’s Chris Steak House, Ketsu Sushi Bar, Waves Beach Bar & Lobby Cafe. We enjoyed a Wednesday special at Champions Sports Bar with 2 for $20 burgers and $5 Margaritas. We also loved the fish tacos at ocean front dining offered at Simply Fish. A night was not complete without a baked good for dessert from the Lobby Café!

• Palm Beach – Marriott Aruba Ocean Club is located right on Palm Beach. The best beach in Aruba. You can walk the entire beach from Palm Beach to Eagle Beach in about an hour. You’ll find Palm Beach packed with beach bars, floating restaurants on piers, and activities like wind surfing, kite surfing, wave runner rentals & more. The kids seemed to really enjoy being pulled behind watercrafts in their raft of choice.

• Palm Beach for Shopping & Dining – After a day on the beach or poolside, you can walk just a stone’s throw away to the shopping and dining mecca of Palm Beach. There are several blocks of restaurants and shops to choose from. You can find all kinds of cuisine in Aruba, with seafood options on most menus. Prices also range from casual dining to higher-end fine dining options. We enjoyed Giannis, Tandoor, and Salt Pepper. However, our favorite meals were right on the beach at Sea Breeze Restaurant & Bar and brunch at Ruinas del Mar at the Hyatt. Even if you don’t eat at the Hyatt, a walk through the resort grounds is a must-do and will give you a feeling of serenity.

ArubaA week is just not enough to sink your teeth into everything Aruba has to offer. My husband and I can certainly see the appeal of owning a timeshare to come back again and again. We’ve been lucky trading place to place with our Marriott timeshare weeks. I can see how it would be difficult to pick just one place, and with Marriott Vacation Club, the beauty is, we don’t have to! I can’t wait to find out where we’ll trade to next!

Licensed Timeshare Resale Broker Combats Scam Industry

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November 12, 2013 – Premier Timeshare Resale with RE/MAX Associates (PTR), a licensed timeshare resale broker has recently launched a new service that offers an answer for owners looking to sell even the hardest to sell timeshares for no upfront fee. Timeshare owners can say goodbye to the scams and hello to a real solution.

 

Timeshare Resale BrokerPTR is a no upfront fee, licensed timeshare broker who is not turning anyone away. If you own a timeshare, they will try and sell it for you. There are no upfront charges or hidden fees. They are paid a commission fee at closing. This means, they are only paid if and when they sell it for you. This is truly a win/win for everyone; there is no risk to a timeshare owner but still incentive for the timeshare agents to get it sold.

 

 

Several months ago, the BBB, ARDA and Consumer Protection Agencies nationwide began recommending those looking to sell a timeshare never to pay an upfront fee and to use a licensed timeshare resale broker. This advice is backed by sound reasoning. Selling and closing a timeshare isn’t an easy task. Licensed agents experienced in timeshare resale have the best chance at completing a successful timeshare sale. Additionally, licensed individuals are being regulated by government agencies to ensure recourse in scam cases. Even CNBC Personal Finance Correspondent Sharon Epperson on The Today Show’s popular “Today’s Money” segment advised a timeshare caller to “go to a licensed timeshare resale broker.” .

 

Finding a reputable licensed broker to sell a popular name brand timeshare like Marriott, Hilton or Westin has become an easier task. But, what about the timeshare owners of lesser-known timeshare resorts? Who can these owners go to for help?

 

Owners of the more obscure timeshares call half a dozen brokers and get the same response “I’m sorry we don’t handle that resort.” Left with little to no options, these owners become desperate and the number one target of the timeshare scams. More sophisticated scams have emerged in which timeshare owners are told “no upfront fees.” These elaborate scams consist of fake contracts and requests for “good faith” deposits, paid up front. Others claim they are “appraisal fees” or “closing costs,” real estate terms that all sound legitimate. Unfortunately, these owners often have become victim time and time again; until now that is.

 

Premier Timeshare Resale is broadcasting this offer because of its belief in legitimizing the timeshare resale industry. Owner Kelly Marshall states that for the past several years her company has been inundated with requests to sell timeshares that her company didn’t have the ability to list and advertise. After researching what options to recommend to these owners and finding that they are left with little to none that didn’t require an upfront fee, PTR decided to do something about it.

 

For hard-to-sell timeshares, paying a fee in advance is usually just more money down the drain. By offering no risk to owners but a commission incentive when sold, the timeshare agents are motivated to get the owner the end result they want: a sold timeshare.

 

For details visit www.premiertimeshareresale.com

HOT Spot: Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas

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Good news, Marriott timeshare owners, and no lie and no scam! We have received flurries of inquiries for Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas. Buyers with wads of cash in their hands (or funds ready to be wired from their bank accounts, whichever) have been knocking down our doors and clamoring through our windows and demanding Newport Coast inventories.

 

And there’s no wonder why. Whether your frame of reference for Newport Beach consists of scenes from Arrested Development and The O.C. or dates back to 1906 when it was incorporated as a city in Orange County, California, your mental images are probably ones of leisure and luxury.

 

A true hot spot, Newport Beach answers visitors’ requests for pretty much every upscale harbor, golf, shopping, and dining activity imaginable. A three-mile long boardwalk for people watching, an adjacent beach for surfing, and the largest recreational boat harbor on the U.S. west coast, makes the waterfront in Newport Beach a popular destination for sailing, fishing, rowing, kayaking, and paddleboarding. Or if you want a slower pace on the ocean, the celebrity home tours will drift you past the opulence of the residents with a cool beverage in-hand. Don’t leave out the eleven sailing and yacht clubs when you’re counting up fun thing to marvel at.

 

Outdoorsy types rejoice in the hiking, mountain biking, bird-watching, camping and fishing opportunities nearby, and nearby courses rank among the Golf Digest America’s 100 Greatest Public Golf Courses. Farmer’s markets are an added draw to the supporters of local agriculture and the slow-food movement. And Fashion Island, a shopping and entertainment complex, and nightclubs reel in visitors interested in haute couture and getting glimpses of partying celebrities.

 

Plus, while the rest of the nation endures droughts and blazingly hot temperatures, record snowpack that won’t melt, or hurricanes and tornadoes—seriously—it’s no wonder that people are opting for a stay in Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas, where the year-round temperature stays right about 70 degrees.

 

And the resort? Marriott Newport Coast Villas offers access to all these things. But you already knew that—that’s why you’re asking us for Marriott Newport Coast Villas to buy resale. But our question is: do the owners know that? If you’ve been on the fence about selling a Marriott Newport Coast Villas timeshare, act now. Marriott’s stock are rising, and so are the prices that you can get for one of these hot spot properties. Talk to one of our agents today about what how much we can get you for Marriott Newport Coast Villa—we’re not kidding when we say we have buyers ready to shell out the dough. Now we just need Marriott Newport Coast Villas OWNERS to take the money and run! (or reinvest, whatever your fancy).

 

NYC: Another Timeshare Option to Open

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According to an e-news article just published on Crain’s New York Business site, another Manhattan timeshare resort will be available in NYC soon. Converting the sleek and modern Alex hotel, Wyndham resorts will be developing a timeshare property in a fabulous midtown location.

 

The Alex Hotel is located at 205 E. 45th Street, and known for its luxurious assortment of single rooms, suites, and multiple bedroom deluxe suites. The property itself is only 10 years old, and was in foreclosure when Wyndham made the deal to purchase it over a series of a few years.

 

Wyndham will be doing some renovations, according the article on Crain’s, and with a steal of a sale at $115 million, Wyndham will be able to perfect the hotel grounds to its high standards of its timeshare resort extravagance.

Timeshare owners and new vacationers alike may be pleased at another vacation ownership opportunity in New York City, where timeshare “trading” has been difficult due to the limited timeshare space.

 

Wyndham timeshare owners will likely have first pick of sales, but keep an eye out, and stay informed about this Manhattan timeshare resale as Wyndham owners begin to shift their inventory. Wyndham timeshare resales hold their value well, so this is a prime piece of property for its location and value!

Click on the link to browse more Wyndham timeshare resales, or find out the value of your Wyndham timeshare here.

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