Say Aloha to a Hawaii Timeshare Vacation

Say Aloha to a Hawaii Timeshare Vacation

I spent a week recently on the Timeshare Owners Blog posting about pet friendly timeshares, a timeshare version of dog-ownership, and a few other comments about man’s (and woman’s) best feline or fido friends, so I thought I was through writing about pets for a while.

But apparently recent news events about mistreatment and abuse of animals has made us all think about how much our pets mean to us.

Over on the Boomer Blog, Amanda Sobanet wrote an interesting post about how much baby boomers enjoy traveling with their pets and the “tender loving care” some resorts are showing to their pet guests. She notes especially the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Central Park and W Hotels, which offer aromatherapy for pets and special dog treats from the chef.

Hawaii timeshare resale vacations

According to Kitty Bean Yancey of the Hotel Hotsheet on USA Today, the Kahala Hotel on Oahu provides perhaps the most creative pet lover’s holiday perks. Pet guests at the Kahala are greeted with leis, provided a customized pet bed, personal dish, and peanut butter biscuits created by the hotel’s chef. But here’s where the resort really goes over the top: the Kahala offers cultural enrichment for your dog by teaching it basic commands in Hawaiian.

…Maybe that’s more perks than even the most devoted pet lovers expect.

Right now there are roughly 80 Hawaii timeshare resorts advertised as by-owner resales at Sell My Timeshare NOW. If you have always meant to take that Hawaiian vacation, (with or without your pet) here are a few of the excellent opportunities in Hawaii timeshare resale and Hawaii timeshare rentals:

Hawaii timeshare resale vacations

Still Time to Plan a Labor Day Holiday Timeshare Vacation

Still Time to Plan a Labor Day Holiday Timeshare Vacation

Do you have Labor Day plans? Will you let this last chance for summer relaxation slip unobserved into the cool weather of autumn, or will you take advantage of a holiday timeshare vacation?

For many people, the long Labor Day weekend marks the end of summer vacation. Kids get ready to go back to school, beach time gets scare, and the picnic basket is packed away until next season.

Still time for a holiday timeshare vacation

But you may still have time to book a timeshare rental at a fabulous price and enjoy one last weekend of summer. Act fast and you may be able to take advantage of the opportunities in timeshare resales and timeshare rentals and plan a wonderful holiday timeshare vacation.

Many people just don’t realize that timeshare rentals are available. They incorrectly assume one has to buy a timeshare or join a vacation club in order to enjoy the wonderful locations and fabulous amenities timeshare resorts offer. But Sell My Timeshare NOW advertises great deals on timeshare rentals and timeshare resales. These are resort properties that you rent or buy directly from the person who actually owns them—no developer acting as the middleman and adding on extra fees. And while you have probably waited too late to book a Labor Day weekend hotel or motel, and you may still be able to rent a Labor Day holiday timeshare.

Timeshare rentals become available because the timeshare owner is unable to use his or her timeshare unit. Many property owners opt to rent their timeshare as a way to offset their annual fees, which they must pay whether they personally use the timeshare unit or not. Unlike hotels and vacation cottage rentals, which will always charge you the highest fee they can command, many timeshare owners are only looking to offset their own annual expense by renting all or part of their timeshare interval.

And renting timeshare at the last minute, even waiting until now to plan a Labor Day holiday timeshare vacation, can still mean you are on track to enjoy an incredible timeshare deal.

A recent survey lists the following locations as the top-ten destinations for Labor Day 2007:

  1. Chicago, Illinois
  2. New York City, New York
  3. Atlanta, Georgia
  4. St. Louis, Missouri
  5. Boston, Massachusetts
  6. San Francisco, California
  7. New Orleans, Louisiana
  8. Las Vegas, Nevada
  9. San Diego, California
  10. Norfolk-Virginia Beach, Virginia

If you are interested in exploring timeshare rentals (or timeshares resales) at these popular destinations, here are some links to Sell My Timeshare NOW timeshare rentals:

Good News for Starwood Timeshares, Means Good News for Starwood Timeshare Resales

Good News for Starwood Timeshares, Means Good News for Starwood Timeshare Resales

Starwood Resorts reports an extremely positive first quarter.

Sheraton timeshare resales

When Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc., released their first-quarter profit numbers for 2007, the numbers were impressive. And when Starwood hotels and Starwood timeshares are enjoying good business, that’s also good news for people who have Starwood, Sheraton and Westin timeshare resales and Starwood or Westin rentals.

Starwood Resorts owns the brands St. Regis, Westin, and Sheraton, as well as other famous hotel and resort properties, along with all of the Starwood Vacation Ownership timeshare resorts. Starwood Resorts’ first quarter financial reports for 2007 showed a net income of $122 million, a substantial increase over the same quarter in 2006.

Sheraton timeshare Orlando

A number of factors individually and collectively contributed to the gain, including the sale of the Westin Boston Waterfront Hotel for a one-time gain of $18.3 million. Reuters ( and other major news sources have quoted Bear Stearns financial analyst Joe Greff as attributing the earnings increase in part to timeshare gains, along with higher management and franchise fees.

Starwood Vacation Ownership has 18 timeshare resorts, with the greatest concentration of them being Florida, Colorado, the Caribbean and Hawaii timeshares. As long as demand is high for Starwood timeshares as new properties, you can count on there being a good market for Starwood, Westin, and Sheraton timeshare resales and timeshare rentals. If you are looking to buy a Starwood, Westin or Sheraton timeshare vacation property, you can expect good service and good accommodations. The Starwood timeshare company will be putting money back into their timeshares in the form of renovations and updates, recognizing that this is a valuable segment of their market.

Orlando timeshare resales

When you purchase a Starwood timeshare resale, be sure you understand all of the terms of your purchase. Resale timeshare transactions vary greatly. You may or may not receive full (or any) use of Starwood timeshare points. Some owners of Starwood timeshare resales have reported that in cases where they own Starwood timeshare resale weeks, but did not have access to the Starwood points, they were able to negotiate points (StarOptions, StarPoints, and Elite Status) for their resale timeshare by purchasing new Starwood timeshare and making the sale contingent upon their resale timeshare receiving points status as well.

Let me reiterate that I am passing along unconfirmed information here. Have I done this with a Starwood, Sheraton, or Westin timeshare? NO. Has anyone with the Starwood timeshare company told me this is an option or even a possibility? NO. Do I personally know of anyone who has done this? Also, NO. But I have heard of people who owned timeshare resales, and reportedly have been able to accomplish this negotiation.

The key piece of information here, is to remember that timeshare, whether purchased as new or resales property, is almost always a highly negotiable purchase. If you have specific needs or requests, you have nothing to lose by bringing them to the table. And although the best value in buying a timeshare is always to purchase it as a resale, owners of timeshare property who want to sell—whether it is new timeshare or a timeshare resale—want to sell. You never know what kind of timeshare deal you can make, unless you try.

Spotlight on Timeshare Resales at Disney BoardWalk Villas

Spotlight on Timeshare Resales at Disney BoardWalk Villas

Disney BoardWalk Villas timeshares rank eighteenth on the Sell My Timeshare Now Hot Properties List.

Disney Timeshare Resales

If you saw the Sell My Timeshare NOW press release earlier this week, or you read our blog on Wednesday, you know that Sell My Timeshare NOW has just released their list of the top ranking resorts, based on the number of offers submitted to the timeshare property owners. This report, that we call the Hot Properties List, looks at over 1,300 timeshare resort properties advertised for timeshare resale on during the first quarter of 2007.

If you would like to receive a free list of how 1,360 timeshare properties ranked on the timeshare resales offers list, call Sell My Timeshare Now, toll free at 877-815-4227 or send an email to [email protected] and ask for the free Hot Properties List.

In upcoming blogs, I will be focusing on timeshare resorts that appeared near the top of the list, starting today by shining the spotlight on Disney’s BoardWalk Villas timeshares.

Located in Orlando, Florida, between Epcot and Disney MGM Studios, the Disney BoardWalk Villas timeshares have 383 villas, ranging from studios, all the way up to their 3-bedroom, 3-bath, “grand villas”. Room options include studios, which sleep up to 4 adults and include room for a crib, or studios with daybeds, which sleep up to 4 adults, with room for a crib and a small child. One, two and three bedroom villas offer full kitchens and washers and dryers. Grand villas have over 2100 square feet of living space and will accommodate up to twelve adults plus one baby crib.

A Sell My Timeshare NOW Timeshare Resale

The Boardwalk is the main entertainment and dining area closest to the Boardwalk Villa timeshares, so staying in a Boardwalk Villa timeshare resale or rental, puts you conveniently close to the ESPN Restaurant, the Atlantic Dance Hall, the dueling pianos at JellyRoll’s, the Flying Fish Café, Spoodles Restaurant, arcades, strolling entertainment, and appropriately themed activities including bicycling and croquet, to name only a few of the options.

Besides all the fun of the Disney theme parks, (transportation to any area of the Disney park is free for guests who stay on property) the resort includes two swimming pools (one with a 200-ft waterslide), two tennis courts, and use of the Muscles and Bustles Health Club.

Great deals are available now on Disney BoardWalk Villa timeshare resales and timeshare rentals.