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Old Wednesday, April 28th, 2004, 08:09 AM
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Many of the timeshares have their own Web Sites. Here are some:
www.costalinda-aruba.com/
www.casadelmar-aruba.com/
www.arubabeachclub.net/
www.playalinda.com/
Just click on any and you shoud go to that Site.

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Old Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 10:38 AM
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Costa Linda looks pretty good, Tom/


Are there any tax advantages to owning a timeshare? (newbie)
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Old Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 10:56 AM
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carole, if you are purchasing outside of the united states you are getting no tax break at all. there are not that many financial benefits to owning a timeshare. you should never buy one figuring you will earn a profit. for us the benefit is emotional. we know when we will be going to aruba. we look forward to it every time. we know we will be at costa linda and the unit number we will be in. it feels like our second home. however, we also know that every year even after paying for the timeshare many years ago, we have a timeshare fee. yes, it is much less than a hotel room would be and for that matter, it is an amazingly cheap way each year for us to travel because it is a two bedroom so we bring others. however, we can't take advantage of package deals to aruba.

what i am trying to tell you is that there are many pros and cons to owning a timeshare. for us it is wonderful, for some people i would never advise it.
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Costa Linda looks pretty good, Tom/


Are there any tax advantages to owning a timeshare? (newbie)
I'd agree with Sherry.

I wouldn't consider a timeshare as an investment and there are no tax advantages to owning. At least not owning one in Aruba.

For me, I know that I have at least one set vacation in place that I don't have to think about. It's on a very safe island with a wonderful climate and stable government.

Do your homework and see if a timeshare is right for you. Speak with owners at the resort you are interested in and be familiar with the different types of timeshares out there.

One type, as Sherry mentioned, is known as a Deeded Timeshare. You own a specific unit during a specific week, usually for as long as you want.

A second type is where you simply own a certain number of weeks, that you can use when you want to. This type can be limited by availability at different times of the year.
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Old Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 01:41 PM
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No tax advantage and no profit on resale.
>>> "One type, as Sherry mentioned, is known as a Deeded Timeshare. You own a specific unit during a specific week, usually for as long as you want."
---- I own 2 weeks of this type at CDM. The big advantage is that I know what unit I will get for my 2 weeks in June. The ocean view, the floor, the unit #, the size, ...... never changes. So no surprises when I arrive.
Is it cheaper than getting a regular hotel? In the long run both may be about the same $$$$. Now if you go for the Marriott then you may be speaking of big $$$$.
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Old Thursday, April 29th, 2004, 04:37 PM
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Thanks for your kind responses. I see I have a lot of homework ahead of me. Carole
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Carole
Recommend you rent first before you buy. This way you can look the timeshare over, know where the unit numbers are, and see if its for you.
First year we came was in 1987. A travel agent rented her unit to us.
They were going to built a wing going out to the beach. Our rented unit was the 4th floor. So later that week went down and bought a 4th floor unit in that new wing.
There are many timeshares in Aruba now. Some are member owned. Most are keep in great shape. As I said rent first and your best buy may be direct from a member of a timeshare. Most timeshares have a BB and usually a resale page on the BB. So you can go look and see what the prices are. These prices may be higher than what a member may ask.
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Just adding another website :

http://www.lacabana.com

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Wink Just another timeshare site

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/divivillagearuba They are really going to town at the Divi Village, and Dutch Village. Many, Many updates and remodeling being done. Now with the golf course being built this could be the place you may want to be at. Just check it out and like Tom said always by from owners for the savings.
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is there a b/b web site for owners at the marriott we have just bought there after our first visit to aruba cannot waite to return

thanks ellie
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Hi Ellie, I really do not have any idea about the Marriot having an owners web site...If they do not the next time you there get together with a group of owners and start one. It is really worth it...
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There is a Marriott Web Site: www.vacationclub.com There is also an email address: owners.clubhouse@vacationclub.com We've owned at Ocean Club since late 2000, haven't been sorry yet. Also, this new version of the BB is a very good one. Checking the Marriott thread every once in a while might be informative for you. Enjoy!

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Do not think there is a Member Web Site for just that Marriott Timeshare.
There is a Marriott Web Site as Posted above for the Marriott in general.
The Marriott Timeshare in Aruba is not Member owned but owned by the Marriott Corporation. They may not want members or prospective members asking questions that might hurt their PR. The Member owned members can sometimes asked some good questions or Post some good comments. Not always putting the best light on the timeshare.
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if you go to www.tug2.net there is whole section devoted to marriott timeshare owners. great place to exchange information on everything marriott, as well as everything a timeshare owner needs to know.
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Another timeshare web site for the Divi family ...
www.diviresorts.com
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