Shell Vacations Club Timeshare Owners Share on

Shell Vacations Club Timeshare Owners Share on

Shell Vacations Club Timeshare Owners Share on

As ARDA (the American Resort Development Association) continues to use its consumer blog, to spread the positive message of timeshare, this month the focus is on Shell Vacations Club.

In a short video from Shell Vacations Club, you not only see many of their beautiful resorts, but you get to hear Shell timeshare owners sharing their stories of why they value and enjoy their vacation ownership. Shell Vacations Club owners, like so many families with vacation ownership, love the beautiful, spacious resorts, and appreciate the flexibility of Shell timeshare points. And vacation ownership is so often about more than the vacations. For many families, timesharing creates memories they treasure for a lifetime and traditions they enjoy, year after year.

Stories from Shell Vacation Club Timeshare Owners

Among the Shell Vacation Club timeshare owners telling their story at  are Robert Fritschi and James Thompson, Shell timeshare owners since 2000. Robert and James share why Kauai is their favorite Hawaiian Island for vacationing. The two travelers have already vacationed at Shell’s Kona Coast Resort, have visited Oahu and stayed at Waikiki Marina, and the Big Island and stayed at the Ilikai.

But their Number 1 favorite Hawaii timeshare vacation destinations is the Kauai Coast Beach Resort at the Beachboy. They explain, “Much of Kauai is still unspoiled as is it does not have the large scale developments that some of the other islands have. When we have enough points for a two bedroom unit, we invite guests or family members to visit and enjoy Kauai. We like to drive to see as many of the local sites as we can and learn about the culture and history of the islands.”

They add, “We like Shell Vacations Club’s Kauai Coast property because it is low key. The grounds are beautifully landscaped and it is quiet and peaceful. It is a great place to relax. The resort staff has always been helpful and has gone out of their way many times to take care of some special request while we were guests. The housekeeping staff has always been very courteous and thorough. The units are beautifully decorated and the resort is well maintained. In the last couple of years, the resort has had major upgrades to the pool and the units”

Be sure to visit to read the stories of these and other timeshare owners.

Celebrate Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary in a San Francisco Timeshare

Celebrate Golden Gate Bridge Anniversary in a San Francisco Timeshare

Visit the Golden Gate Bridge during your San Francisco timeshare vacation.

The Golden Gate Bridge that spans the gateway where San Francisco Bay opens into the Pacific Ocean celebrates its 75-year anniversary this week. Although there are ceremonies and special events scheduled throughout 2012, today, May 27, marks the Golden Gate Bridge’s official anniversary celebration.

The celebratory Golden Gate Festival is being held at Fort Point, Crissy Field, The Presidio, and Marina Green. Related anniversary activities are also being held at Fort Mason Center, Ghirardelli Square, San Francisco Maritime Historical National Park, Fisherman’s Wharf, and Pier 39.

San Francisco Timeshare Makes Vacationing Affordable

While you never  need an excuse to play tourist in the beautiful San Francisco Bay area, the 75-year anniversary celebration of the Golden Gate Bridge certainly adds another great reason to plan a getaway or vacation there. And the opportunity to stay in a San Francisco timeshare resale or rental not only means you can enjoy spacious accommodations, but also makes your California timeshare vacation more affordable than you probably ever imagined.

A few of the many popular resorts in the Bay area include: the Ritz-Carlton Club and Residences, San Francisco; Wyndham Canterbury at San Francisco; Shell Vacations Club’s two resorts, The Donatello and The Suites at Fisherman’s Wharf.

San Francisco timeshare resales and rentalsAnd while you are planning your trip to ride a cable car, visit the Golden Gate Bridge, explore Chinatown, dine at Fisherman’s Wharf, and take in the many other sites and attractions of the area, here’s an interesting tidbit of Golden Gate Bridge history:

During its 1930’s construction, the Golden Gate Bridge utilized what was at the time, the innovative safety feature of a net suspended underneath the floor of the bridge. Nineteen men were saved by the net, survivors who came to be known as the “Halfway to Hell Club.”

The safety net stretched ten feet wider than the bridge’s width and fifteen feet beyond the roadway’s length. The net gave workers a greater sense of security when working on the slippery steel and caused work on the bridge to progress at a faster pace. However, thrill seekers and daredevils on the crew were warned in advance they would be fired if they deliberately tested a dive for the thrill of it into the net.

Want to learn more about the iconic Golden Gate Bridge, including hearing historic recordings related to the bridge? Follow these links to download free apps for your smartphone: iPhone or Android

Loan Extended to Shell Vacations Timeshare for California Timeshare Development

Loan Extended to Shell Vacations Timeshare for California Timeshare Development

Liberty Bank has increased and extended its loan to Shell Vacations Club. Wellington Financial, the exclusive resort finance lending correspondent for Liberty Bank, says Liberty Bank’s loan to the timeshare development company will provide end-loan financing for Shell Vacation’s Napa Valley California timeshare resort project.

In what seems to reflect positive news about the economy, with banks lending money and gaining confidence about the future, Liberty Bank Vice President David Brede explains, “Shell Vacations, LLC is one of our key clients and we are very pleased to expand our relationship with them. They provide a quality product and their sales have remained steady, despite the recent downturn in the economy. We have every reason to believe this trend will continue as the economy improves.”

Shell Vacations LLC Chief Financial Officer Bill Weber says, “We’ve been working with the team from Liberty Bank and Wellington Financial since 2007 and are happy to expand on that relationship. They understand the intricacies involved in servicing a first-class organization like ours. Over the years we have been pleased with their ability to seamlessly provide the underwriting for us to offer reasonable financing to our owners.”

The loan targets the development of Shell Vacations’ Napa Valley California timeshare project, the Vino Bello Resort®, located in the heart of wine country. Vino Bello Resort is being constructed adjacent to the Meritage Resort, making it easy for Vino Bello timeshare owners and guests to enjoy the Spa Terra, Estate Wine Cave and Meritage Wine Tasting Bar at the Meritage Resort in addition to the numerous amenities of the Vino Bello.

Timeshare units at Vino Bello will include studios and one- and two-bedroom timeshare suites, with  plasma screen televisions, five-headed showers, in-room Jacuzzi tubs in all one-bedroom suites, fully equipped kitchen or kitchenettes, and other luxury features.

What Makes Shell Vacation Club Timeshares and Timeshare Resales So Popular

Shell Vacations is a highly respected vacation ownership (timeshare) developer, operating or affiliated with some 24 resorts in the US, Mexico and Canada. With more than 115,000 timeshare owner / members, Shell Vacations Club is known for its flexible ownership program, a customer-first approach to resort hospitality, and some of the most popular resort getaways in North America.

Shell Vacations Club timeshare includes:

  1. Shell Vacation Points within a Shell Owners Club (also known as a “Home Club”), and
  2. Deeded Shell timeshare intervals which is often a fixed week at a specific Shell Vacations Club Resort.

Shell Vacations Timeshare Company is headquartered in Northbrook Illinois.

Shell Vacations Club Raises Money for Charity

Shell Vacations Club Raises Money for Charity

Shell Vacations Club is already known for bringing you great family vacation destinations. But you may not be aware of how much the people at Shell Vacations Club are doing for local communities.

President and Chief Operating Officer Tracy L. Sherles, works to support the Community Partners’ Autism organization. In her hometown, which has a rate of children born with autism that is higher than the national average, Sherles has organized a fundraising golf tournament and silent auction for each of the last six years. This year, more than one hundred golfers played in the fundraiser tournament, raising over $10,000 for the local nonprofit organization.

In addition to sponsoring the tournament, Shell Vacations Club provided prizes for the auction including two one-week vacations at a selected Shell Vacations resort.

Company Chairman and CEO, Sheldon H Ginsburg, helps Shell Vacations Club generate support for Canine Companions for Independence ® (CCI) and Guide Dogs for the Blind. Ginsburg says, “Besides always wanting to assist those not as fortunate as us, my wife and I are animal (and specifically dog) lovers. We actively support these charities as they provide support to both of those passions.”

On October 1, the Guide Dogs for the Blind will host their ninth annual Canine Heroes Wine Auction. Shell Vacations will host event attendees at their Vino Bello Resort® in Napa, California. The proceeds from this event help support annual veterinary costs of $3 million for 4,200 program dogs and puppies.

These two commitments are only a small part of what Shell Vacations Club is doing to help important causes on a local and national level. You can learn more about each of these important events here: 18 for Autism on Facebook and Canine Heroes Wine Auction on Facebook. Click here to learn more about other Shell Vacations Club charitable work.

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