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Old 06-05-2013, 09:10 AM   #1
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Question on booking at HHI

Debating a resale purchase. One question how hard is it to book at HHI in the 7 month window for the summer months Jun-Aug? Just looking for some people's experience in it. We would need to book 2 bedroom places.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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It's hard but can be done. Book first thing in the am at exactly 7 months and have some flexibility on dates. I did this last summer and got a 1 br. I called three mornings in a row and on the 3rd got a room for the week. If you want to to regularly stay at Hilton Head I'd look for a contract there.
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Old 06-05-2013, 11:42 AM   #3
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We booked a 1BR in July of 2009. I called right at the 7 month window and could not get a week and so we decided on just doing 5 nights. We could not get the 5 nights we wanted (Sun-Fri we wanted but had to do Tue-Sun) so I called the next day couple days and tweaked our dates. Ended up with the 5 nights (including Fri and Sat night at higher point cost) and then cancelled Sat night and added on 3 nights at OKW (to do Seaworld for 2 days and no WDW parks). We bought 75 HH points last year and are adding on 50 points again now (waiting to close). We will be booking at 11 months out for next August (Sun-Fri).
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Old 06-05-2013, 02:31 PM   #4
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Debating a resale purchase. One question how hard is it to book at HHI in the 7 month window for the summer months Jun-Aug? Just looking for some people's experience in it. We would need to book 2 bedroom places.
It's such a small resort, and it is most popular during the summer. If you really want to go during the summer, I would consider buying there. I went the first time at the 7th month window - told them I could go any time during a 6 week period (I was teaching at the time) and got the last week of my vacation. Just luck. After that trip, I bought points there. Have you stayed there? You should check it out to make sure you like it. Remember it is not directly on the ocean. That said, I still love it.
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Old 06-15-2013, 06:35 PM   #5
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2 bedrooms are easier to get there than 1 bedrooms or studios. i have 100% success rate over the last couple of years of getting a 2 bedroom mid September. slightly outside your time-frame, but still popular in this area.
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Old 06-16-2013, 05:08 AM   #6
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Debating a resale purchase. One question how hard is it to book at HHI in the 7 month window for the summer months Jun-Aug? Just looking for some people's experience in it. We would need to book 2 bedroom places.
I tried for July and Aug at 7 mos and could not get a 1 bedroom for anymore than 2 days. I was on the website every morning and it became pretty frustrating. Now considering a resale there, as others have mentioned.
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Old 06-16-2013, 06:57 AM   #7
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We tried getting a 2 bedroom one year and couldn't. So we bought points there and now we can! We prefer July.
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Old 06-17-2013, 12:59 AM   #8
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HHI is our very first home resort we purchased back in1998 and glad we did for this exact reason. They are pretty well at full capacity May -September of most years. I know there are some exceptions for sure but I would say if you want to go to this resort every year or every other (something like that) I would invest in getting some home resort points/advantage.

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Old 06-20-2013, 03:40 PM   #9
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Bottom line is people will tell you their successes but it is nearly impossible. Buy resale and book at the 11 month window for the summer months.
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Old 06-21-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
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2 Bedrooms will be easier than 1 Bedrooms and Studios. I would say if you get a Studio or 1 Bedroom at 7 months, count yourself lucky.

2 Bedrooms will still be tough but not as tough.
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