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tink2dw
06-30-2006, 09:49 PM
I have gone from planning to dispare!! I need to do a true budget deal even if it's for a timeshare presitation.

Can you help??

klynn
06-30-2006, 10:08 PM
I have gone from planning to dispare!! I need to do a true budget deal even if it's for a timeshare presitation.

Can you help??

What are your dates?

Bella the Ball 360
06-30-2006, 10:26 PM
I do not know what you consider a good price. Skyauction is great. We got vistana resort 2 bdrm for 90 per night w/tax. Other have gotten it for less and one poster got it for 71 per night a couple of weeks ago. Also if you want dirt cheap sometimes you can take a tour. Just be sure you go with one of the NAME chains such as Sheraton, Marriott or Hilton. There is a website that lists all the deals but I hope someone can post it since I cannot remember it.

HeatherC
07-01-2006, 12:56 AM
Here's a second vote for SkyAuction. Check out their READY SET GO auctions. We stayed a week in a two bedroom at Orange Lake a year or so ago for $260 including all taxes. We then stayed another later time for a week in a 1 bedroom at Silver Lake for $250. Depending on when you can go...this is a great way to cut costs. Of course...prime weeks are usually not available when you want. But if you are traveling at a slow time, these are great.

Also...keep an eye on Travelzoo.com which lists the best travel deals on the internet. Each week they release new ones.

Best of luck to you.
HeatherC

tink2dw
07-01-2006, 05:51 AM
We want to go Dec 1-10, 2006

lucky winner
07-01-2006, 06:49 AM
Try a villa. orlandovillas.com

klynn
07-01-2006, 08:50 AM
We want to go Dec 1-10, 2006

Through RCI I see weeks at Orange Lake Country Club and Vistana. The 1BR's are $350. and the 2BR's are $400.

MineeBaby
07-01-2006, 10:13 AM
We are staying at Westgate Lakes for 8 nights, 7 days for $525 for a two bedroom, and we are going next week which is peak season. I know this place gets bad reviews, but I have been probably 7 times now and I have never had any problems. The only issue I have ever had is when the cleaning staff changed the pillow case on my personal pillow. We called housecleaning and they found it right away and brought it back. I would highly recommend Westgate, as long as you can sit through a timeshare presentation.

Good luck!
Heidi

bearzabout
07-01-2006, 11:51 AM
I stay for weeks each year in a condo for about $125/week through Skyauction. I bid on the auction to get a certificate for one week through getaway weeks and also a certificate for $100 off my next Skyauction win. I apply the certificate to my next win. A bid of around $205 (plus $20 in fees) will win most of the time.

I like variety so stay at different resorts. There are so many nice ones and it is hard to find much fault when paying under $20/night.

HappyLawyer
07-01-2006, 01:08 PM
try skyauction.com

spiceycat
07-03-2006, 10:07 AM
skyauction is great - but I think the best deals for Dec won't even start until the middle of Oct. that doesn't say there won't be a few.

www.condodirect.com - more expensive
www.redweek.com - you have to pay to use this site
www.myresortweek.com
www.bidshares.com -
http://www.tug1.org/tugads/1-1sposted1.html

if you are serious about the timeshares things - you will want an owner referral
http://www.tug2.net/ads/mpromo.shtml

englishteacha
07-03-2006, 11:12 AM
We did a vacation rental by owner for our vacation. We were very pleased. We used vacationrentals.com, but there are lots of other places. We had a 3 bedroom, 2 bath condo for $515 including all fees. The same condo is a lot less during off season. If you PM me I can give you the info for the one where we stayed, if you're interested. It was only about 10 minutes to Disney, but there's no shuttle service. We got a great deal on a rental car-less than taking a shuttle to and from the airport! Check the transportation boards for discount info.

festivedaisy
07-03-2006, 11:19 AM
I vote for trying Skyauction, too. We've already booked a 2BR condo at Orbit One for December 9-16 -- it was $266 through the Ready, Set, Go auction.

I need to check out those Getaway weeks, though -- didn't realize what a good deal they were with the certificate!

FayeW
07-03-2006, 06:04 PM
Orbit One & Silver Lake are coming up for that week in Dec. They both get very good reviews.

Bella the Ball 360
07-03-2006, 06:57 PM
I stay for weeks each year in a condo for about $125/week through Skyauction. I bid on the auction to get a certificate for one week through getaway weeks and also a certificate for $100 off my next Skyauction win. I apply the certificate to my next win. A bid of around $205 (plus $20 in fees) will win most of the time.

I like variety so stay at different resorts. There are so many nice ones and it is hard to find much fault when paying under $20/night.


Could you give a little more info. My husband does skyauction but I do not understand how you do what you do. What is a certificate for getaway weeks? I nver saw this on there and then you get another cert for 100 off?? I am confused. But then again that is not hard to do :rotfl:

lawgs
07-03-2006, 07:24 PM
if you snag silver lake....be prepared to pay an additional charge now for housekeeping....over and above what you pay on the skyauction win

tink2dw
07-04-2006, 04:31 AM
Originally Posted by bearzabout
I stay for weeks each year in a condo for about $125/week through Skyauction. I bid on the auction to get a certificate for one week through getaway weeks and also a certificate for $100 off my next Skyauction win. I apply the certificate to my next win. A bid of around $205 (plus $20 in fees) will win most of the time.

I like variety so stay at different resorts. There are so many nice ones and it is hard to find much fault when paying under $20/night.

I went to Skyauction.com What a mess!! I couldn't make heads or tales of it?? Even ebay isn't this bad.

DawnM
07-04-2006, 06:52 AM
We have done skyauction 2 times now. I didn't know about the getaway either! Someone help us out and explain where to find it!

We DID sit through a presentation for an extra $80 once.....would MUCH prefer a certificate!

Dawn

Could you give a little more info. My husband does skyauction but I do not understand how you do what you do. What is a certificate for getaway weeks? I nver saw this on there and then you get another cert for 100 off?? I am confused. But then again that is not hard to do :rotfl:

riu girl
07-04-2006, 07:59 AM
if you snag silver lake....be prepared to pay an additional charge now for housekeeping....over and above what you pay on the skyauction win


lawgs, thanks for the info. on silver lake.
Do you know if any other Orlando/Kissimmee properties add housekeeping fees as well?
Thanks

lawgs
07-04-2006, 10:01 AM
riu girl

that is the only one we have come across so far, but it seems some of the points resorts have the same policy

the costs range from 15 - 50 if not mistaken, the bigger the unit the more housekeeping costs

if you are a fairfield owner i think they have so many "free" housekeeping chits and then if they go over that they have to pay for housekeeping...


you might want to check the one you are going to stay at to see if they "charge" in addtional to what you have already paid....i think i remember you saying you got farfield orlando at cypress "something"

no one likes surprises and RCI does not always have up to date information as to the workings of the resorts in their inventory

til then

smilawgs

riu girl
07-04-2006, 01:55 PM
Thanks for the info. We will be staying at the Fairfield Cypress Palms later this year. Perhaps I will contact the resort direct and find out about any possible housekeeping fees. We only have a one bedroom though so if there are any fees, I assume they would be minimal.

Thanks again for the info. :thumbsup2

djm99
07-05-2006, 08:31 AM
I have two great websites. These packages are really great if you don't mind sitting in a Timeshare Presentation. As inexpensive as $25 a night for a Mini Suite in Celebrity Resorts, $79 a night in Silver Lakes in a 2 bedroom (and you will be a FREE 5 day vacation in Cancun or Puerto Vallarto). Also Silver Lakes has recently remodeled and the pictures I've seen are beautiful, or for $99 a night in 3 bedroom in Runaway Bay at Calypso Cay Resort! All three websites has many great packages.

This is the one I've used before:
Great Vacation Packages (http://www.discounthotels.cc/orlando-hotels.php)

Another great site for inexpensive packages (http://www.orlando4free.com/accommodations.html)

My cousin used this site before with NO problems. This one includes 2 FREE 4 Day Disney Hoppers:
5 days 4 nights $299 each adult 2 FREE 4 day Hoppers (http://www.disneyvacationresorts.com/disneyvacationspecials.html)

jeff968
07-05-2006, 10:08 AM
You can watch eBay for people that have had their travel situations change and need to "dump" their timeshare rentals. These will show up at the last minute but they always show up. You can get some great deals and help someone else out at the same time, at least they will be able to recover some of their annual maintenance expense.

spiceycat
07-05-2006, 11:11 AM
Could you give a little more info. My husband does skyauction but I do not understand how you do what you do. What is a certificate for getaway weeks? I nver saw this on there and then you get another cert for 100 off?? I am confused. But then again that is not hard to do :rotfl:

okay I am assuming that getaway works like home away from home - only they also have the plane.

Okay I just looked at getaway and I don't know what he is talking about. they look like just regular auction.

the bid plus $195 + $15.

I haven't seem any home away from home lately. okay I found one - these are great.

the price you bid is the price you paid - no extra charges plus you get $100 off your next bid .... (well you can use it for other things - but I used mind for bids). the problems with things can be the expiration date - right now it is April, 2007 for those that win today.

chrisann
07-06-2006, 05:47 PM
with Ebay. We got a great rate of $204 for a week at the Liki Tiki resort, it's a 1 bdrm, but that price, we'll make do. :goodvibes Just check the seller's feedback if you go the ebay route.