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Marriott’s Ocean Pointe: Enjoy Your Vacation Without Spending a Fortune

ocean-pointe-palm-treesMarriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores, Florida is a great vacation destination, with plenty to do and see. Water sports, dining, golf, parks, and great shopping are just some of the amenities near the resort. And the two and three bedroom villas offer a comfortable home base for activities you can do on a budget. In fact, the Palm Beach area is a great choice for those that want to have a good time without breaking the bank.

In West Palm Beach, just a mile or two from the resort, the West Palm Beach Trolley is free, has two lines that run into the heart of dining and local attractions, and picks up at designated trolley stops every ten minutes.

ocean-pointe-west-palm-beachBe sure to visit the Gumbo Limbo Nature Center. There you can find a butterfly garden, a boardwalk with an observation tower, and Chiki huts. There are many saltwater tanks full of all sorts of marine life, as well as a sea turtle garden, home to seven of these magnificent creatures. Admission is free.

The Johnson History Museum, located on the second floor of the 1916 Courthouse in Palm Beach, houses several exhibits on the people who helped shape this community, as well as photographs and models of the surrounding environment and wildlife. They also host traveling exhibits as well and admission is free.

ocean-pointe-beachAnd finally, let’s not forget about the pristine beaches. Palm Beach, Florida is home to some of the best the southern United States has to offer. Palm Beach Shores is right at the doorstep of Marriott’s Ocean Pointe, so make sure to take advantage. Just a few blocks away visit Riviera Municipal Beach and the Beach Park.

Another great way to enjoy this prime vacation spot without spending a fortune is through buying a timeshare resale. Buying from owners looking to sell their Marriott’s Ocean Pointe timeshare can save you thousands as opposed to buying directly from the resort. Premier Timeshare Resale and our licensed agents can help you find the vacation share that is right for you. Contact us today and we can guide you in the process and place you in the vacation spot that is right for you.


Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club; History, Beauty and Fun

maui-oceanLocated on the island of Maui, Hawaii, Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club is situated near some of most the beautiful and exciting offerings of paradise. Sightseeing, golf, gorgeous beaches, historic towns, and helicopter tours are just some of the activities at your disposal. The resort offers 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom villas featuring a private lanai in each suite.

Take a trip to Lahaina Historic Town, most of which is free, and explore one of Hawaii’s most historic landmarks. The old capital of Hawaii, it has 1000 years of rich history, and its Front Street was voted one of the “Top Ten American Streets” by the American Planning Association. With restaurants, shops, and beaches, Lahaina accounts for almost 80% of Maui tourism yearly.

If you would like to see the whole island, head over to Air Maui and take a helicopter tour. Explore a dormant volcano, rainforests, waterfalls, and the stunning coastline. Air Maui even offers a dinner package!

maui-parasailingAnother way to get a breathtaking view of the island is over the water. Hop on a parasailing adventure and enjoy the view with the wind in your hair. Float from 800 to 1200 feet above the ocean and check out the island and the two neighboring islands of Lanai and Molokai.

For those looking to hit one or all of Maui’s beautiful golf courses, Ka’anapali Golf Course is less than a half mile from the resort, Kapalua Golf Corse is just about a mile, and The Dunes at Maui Lani is just a short drive at 26 miles.

maui-palm-treesAfter a day sightseeing, hitting the links or waves, relax and visit one of the resort’s bars or restaurants, or get pampered at the on-site Hale Mana Wellness Center. Enjoying a relaxing spa treatment is the perfect way to end your day in this tropical paradise.

The licensed timeshare resale agents with Premier Timeshare Resale can help you discover the perfect vacation ownership so that you can enjoy the history, beauty and fun of Maui. Contact us today!

Written by Shawn Romanick, Web Author


Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes – A Great Place to Bring the Kids

Myrtle Beach SunsetMyrtle Beach, South Carolina is one of the premiere beach destinations on the east coast of the United States. Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas at Grande Dunes is a luxury resort offering stunning oceanfront, ocean view or ocean side villas, each with 2 bedrooms and a kitchenette, right along the most famous golf and shore destinations in South Carolina. There is way more to do here than golf, so let’s talk about why the location is so family friendly.
Water ParkMyrtle Waves Water Park is South Carolina’s largest water park. With over 20 acres of rides, and pools, including a wave pool as well as a lazy river, you can keep the little ones entertained as well as the adults. If you work up an appetite there are several snack bars for your convenience.
Treat the kids to the quirky and unusual at Ripley’s Believe It Or Not! Odditorium. With unusual artifacts from around the globe, including a shrunken head, and a six-legged pig, there are all sorts of weird and jaw dropping oddities to pique the interests of children and grown ups alike.
TigerThe T.I.G.E.R.S. Preservation Station in North Myrtle Beach is smaller than some of the area’s other zoos, but allows for visitors to get up close and personal with full grown tigers, cubs and apes. You can have your picture taken with a variety of animals, which makes the wildlife encounter a bit more intimate.
Myrtle BeachThese are just a few of a plethora of activities that make buying a Marriott’s OceanWatch Villas Grande Dunes timeshare in Myrtle Beach the perfect family option. Premier Timeshare Resale can help you find your dream vacation property on this east coast gem. Contact one of our agents to help get you on your way!
Written by: Shawn Romanick, Web Author

Wyndham Governor’s Green: Review

This summer my husband’s family met for a 10 day family reunion in Williamsburg, Virginia. We do these get-togethers every two years as he and his four siblings live in five different states. Each reunion is held at a different property in the Club Wyndham timeshare collection and this year we stayed at Wyndham Governor’s Green.

Governor's Green Master Bedroom

Governor’s Green Master Bedroom

We have stayed in about fifteen different Wyndham properties over the years, and found that Wyndham Governor’s Green did not disappoint. The two bedroom units were spacious and clean with updated furnishings and fixtures. They were equipped as you usually find in Wyndham properties, with a whirlpool tub in the master suite, a washer and dryer inside the unit and a fully equipped kitchen. Also of note was the friendly front-desk staff when we checked in. There is nothing like some sweet tea in the lobby and gracious staff to make you realize that you are entering the south, even if you are just a couple of hours from Washington, D.C.
Governor's Green Bedroom

Governor’s Green Second Bedroom

This resort has two outdoor pools and one indoor pool. The larger outdoor pool also has the indoor pool adjacent to it, a children’s pool and two hot tubs (one indoor and one outdoor). The exterior of the resort was undergoing some repairs, but none of the work interfered with our plans or interrupted us in any way. Otherwise, the grounds were beautiful, and all of the kids (young and old alike) enjoyed the ducks and frogs that visited the pond outside our villas on a daily basis.
Governor's Green Kitchen

Governor’s Green Kitchen

But perhaps the best part of Wyndham Governor’s Green is the location. This was our second visit
to Williamsburg and we enjoyed it even more than the first time. The “Historic Triangle” includes the historic areas of Williamsburg, Jamestown (the site of the first English settlement in North America) and Yorktown (where the British surrendered following the Revolutionary War). For history buffs, there might be no better place to vacation (in fact, we think this area should be on the required travel list for all Americans). We certainly enjoyed trekking through the historic sites and learning so many interesting facts about the first settlers and also about Colonial America.
If history isn’t your thing, Williamsburg is also home to Busch Gardens and Water Country USA. Busch Gardens is a theme park with European flair, filled with over 50 roller coasters, rides and other thrill-seeking attractions. Water Country USA has more than 40 waterslides and is the largest outdoor waterpark in Virginia. And if traffic cooperates, Virginia Beach and Norfolk are less than 90 minutes away. All in all, there is really no excuse to say you are bored when you are in the Williamsburg area, there is just too much to see and do – even during a 10 day trip! Needless to say, we look forward to returning again to Wyndham Governor’s Green.

Marriott’s Harbour Lake Review

Photo curtesy of www.marriottvacationclub.com

Photo curtesy of www.marriottvacationclub.com

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.

Photo curtesy of www.marriottvacationclub.com

Photo curtesy of www.marriottvacationclub.com

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.

Marriott’s Grande Vista Timeshares Offer Endless Fun

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!

Travel Spotlight: Seattle

After a few days in Seattle, I’m realizing that this city pretty much has it all. Want a west-coast experience? Laid-back beaches abound. If you’re interested in the sea, the city offers an array of experiences like the free salmon ladder where you can watch fish swim upstream from the ocean one small waterfall at a time, and with docks and mariner’s museums, there’s enough here to hold your interest in oceanic matters for as long as your attention span. The city’s downtown area and Pioneer Market have a distinctly urban flavor with upscale shopping, art galleriers and public art installations, haute cuisine and brew-pubs, but to escape all that, a hidden free-to-the-public waterfall garden offers a welcome retreat. Even with the rain, the city is geared toward outdoor exploits, and city parks offer hiking trails through its verdant rainforest trees as well as children’s playgrounds. It’s easy to get around, and day-excursions can take you sailing, whale-watching, or to the nearby island where the quaint city of Victoria and its famous Butchart Gardens will charm you for several hours. As Washington state’s cultural capital and center of activity, the diversity in character and activity offering is astounding while naturally blending in to the social and geographical landscape.

 

Accommodations in the area vary from the affordable to the extravagant. From boutique hotels and exquisite and privately run inns and bed-and-breakfasts, Seattle also offers stays at trusted properties. The Seattle Marriott Waterfront (and several Marriott properties) provide the familiar Marriott guarantee for comfort and style. Hilton, Hyatt, Sheraton, and Westin all offer luxurious stays in fabulous locations for the traveler who wants to be in the middle of it all.

Though the pickings are slim for timeshare properties in Seattle, many abound in Washington state, where travelers can enjoy the cascade mountains and greenery that decks the hills of Washington’s coast year-round. Worldmark by Wyndham offers several properties alone, and Ocean Shores is a popular place for city dwellers to take a weekend away from the hubbub.

 

Summer is upon us, so especially if you have reward or trade points, don’t waste time and get yourself to this fabulous place that has so much to offer. (Just don’t forget your umbrella!)

 

If you have a timeshare in Washington and don’t want it anymore, get info on how to sell a Washington State timeshare. If you’re interested in buying a Washington timeshare, click on the link above or contact our agents.

 

 

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