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Timeshare Maintenance Fees #114763
12/17/2016 10:14 PM
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It's that time of year. Has everyone received their bills?

$991.00 for a 2 bedroom Antillean unit at The Royal Islander Club LaPlage

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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114764
12/18/2016 08:10 AM
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This is one game of "Can you top this?" that I hate to win. 2BR apt. @ Belair: $1,175/week.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Tom] #114765
12/18/2016 09:14 AM
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No worries! Someone from either Royal Palm or Flamingo will probably 'win'! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114766
12/18/2016 09:45 AM
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Yep. Flamingo is 1524.00 for a two bed. Same as last year. No increase. Studio is 13 something.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114767
12/18/2016 10:00 AM
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Funny - we haven't gotten our bills yet and while I know we won't top Scubaman, I'm pretty sure we'll top Kim and Tom since we paid more than both of their amounts last year for our two bedroom. But in the scheme of things, it's worth it for the enjoyment we receive in return. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114768
12/18/2016 11:35 AM
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A studio at La Vista Beach is $726; no increase from last year. And worth every penny!!

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: pat] #114769
12/18/2016 02:40 PM
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I'm glad it hasn't come yet! It's such an awful time of year to receive those dreaded envelopes.

I know last year the two bedroom, and our one bedroom penthouse were each $1,104
We certainly expect an increase...don't think there's ever NOT been one,. frown
But we love it. Though airfare and the like are making it increasingly questionable as to whether we can continue.

Last edited by BeachKitten; 12/18/2016 07:24 PM.

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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: BeachKitten] #114770
12/18/2016 04:48 PM
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Kind of like the double whammy - three weeks of timeshare bills and the second half of our property taxes all due and payable in January. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Yikes.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114771
12/18/2016 06:10 PM
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Increase from last year is $35/week @ Belair but still running close to a few non TS alternatives on SXM and many elsewhere in the Caribbean. We have considered calling it quits but do love Belair in Dec/Jan timeframe and are so familiar with SXM after 30 years. You know how old people hate change.
China Pearl could be the straw that pushes us out but we must wait and see. They are supposed to begin in January when we are down on Little Bay week after next.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114772
12/18/2016 09:40 PM
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Oyster Bay Beach Resort remains for another year $875 for a studio.


Next SXM visit - October 25-Nov8, 2019, Jan25-Feb13, 2020
Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMNorm] #114773
12/18/2016 10:24 PM
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1 bedroom at the Royal Islander is $793.00

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114774
12/19/2016 11:23 AM
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2017 Studio @ Ocean Club = $577/wk... 2004 was $435, We are letting our two weeks in 15D go now after 14 visits. Health issues and needing to be closer to home.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114775
12/19/2016 05:09 PM
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La Vista 1 bedroom deluxe (2 bath) and the Penthouse units that are also two bath are at $822.

La Vista Beach 2 bedroom is: $876.00

Atrium 1 bedroom is at: 786.00

Cheers,
T


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114776
12/20/2016 08:31 PM
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SBR. 2 bedroom penthouse in the Flamboyant Building $1433.00.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SandS] #114777
12/21/2016 01:54 AM
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What I have been told on Royal Islander La Plage is:
1117 for a two bedroom suite.
1146 for a 3 bedroom 3.5 bath suite. Incredible unit, approx 2250 sq ft inside and about 1900 sq foot of deck space.

I had heard that the Royal Palm two bedroom units were around $1800, crazy but would like to hear if that is true.

Cheers,
T


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Todd] #114778
12/21/2016 02:41 AM
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I know for my 2 bedroom non lockout unit it's 991 for Royal Islander LaPlage. But when you say suite are those the top floor units?

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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114779
12/21/2016 03:08 AM
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Yes Kim - it may be for one of those top floor units with the two balconies. Or a center unit above the staircase to the pool?

Todd - I've been in that three bedroom palace. Friends of our rented it years ago. Gorgeous!!

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Todd] #114780
12/21/2016 09:05 AM
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I think the three bedrooms at RP are around $1800. Two bedrooms I think are around $1500.


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: kim] #114781
12/21/2016 06:43 PM
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Royal Islander -
Studio $601.00
1 Bedroom $793.00
2 Bedroom $991.00
2 Bedroom, 2 bath (I assume Penthouse) $1117.00
3 Bedroom, 3.5 bath $1146.00

I can vouch for the 3 Bedroom PH, we have the one closest to the airport which has an amazing view. Easily the best places to stay on island timeshare or not.

Cheers,
T


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Todd] #114782
12/22/2016 02:55 PM
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A 2 Bedroom at the Royal Palm is $1711.53. 1525.67 MF and their "reserve fund" of 185.86.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Daisy304] #114783
12/22/2016 03:42 PM
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Oh, ok. Is that 'reserve fund' on there every year? The person I was talking to maybe didn't include that? It's been a while since I got that information though, so it may well be it's gone up a lot since then.


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114784
12/22/2016 04:04 PM
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Yes every year it has been there for a while.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Daisy304] #114785
12/22/2016 04:17 PM
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So why don't they just say it's AMF?? <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" /> Doesn't matter what they call it, you still have to pay if you want to use your unit!!


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114786
12/22/2016 04:32 PM
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Technically I think 'what they call it' does matter.

AMFs generally are deemed to be monies used for the everyday running of the resort, i.e. Staffing, utility bills and general day to day needs of the propertty. If I understand correctly, the reserve fund should be considered sacred monies used exclusively for major needs within the resort - paving of roads, roofing, and things of that nature. They're for the long-term benefit of the association assuring that all owners, past, present and future, cover their fair share of the expenses. At least, that's how it was very specifically explained to me. And quite truthfully, while I don't presume to know the ins and outs of island laws pertaining to this type of property, that rang true because it's the way, pretty much, things were handled with the condo properties we owned over the years.

It really does make a difference but only in that if it were all lumped together, there would be no long-term guaranty those needs were being addressed. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114787
12/22/2016 04:34 PM
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Correct. It's that way at the Flamingo too. MF bottom line includes the reserve fund. It's there every year. They just break down the charges.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: pat] #114788
12/22/2016 05:09 PM
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Honestly, in the US, where there are some LAWS in place, yes they may keep it separate. In SXM, I would bet a bunch of other people's money <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />, that it all goes in one pot and they do whatever they want with it. My personal opinion is that if you believe they keep the money separately, it's a good time of year for you because you believe in Santa Clause too.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/xmas032.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Grin.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114789
12/22/2016 06:26 PM
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I never said I " believe they keep the money separately" or are you reading something into I didn't write? In my opinion it's all the same fund no matter how they break it up. It's a total MF and nothing else. Yes, I do believe in Santa and you should too. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/jester.gif" alt="" />

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMScubaman] #114790
12/22/2016 07:47 PM
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Scuba, look at the header. Carol responded to Pat, not you.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114791
12/22/2016 07:59 PM
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Oh, Carol, I do so believe in him. You mean you don't?

With regard to separate accounts for the monies, you're probably correct that there is no separation, but if so, and I was a whole owner, I'd be very concerned about that. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: GaKaye] #114792
12/22/2016 08:35 PM
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I stand corrected.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMScubaman] #114793
12/25/2016 02:49 AM
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The Towers one bedroom deluxe $ 1065. I paid it yesterday while vacationing at Towers. Merry Christmas to all TTOL SXM!


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Daisy304] #114794
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Fees have certainly gone up everywhere but looks like RI still is the most reasonable. And the location is so convenient. We owned the center penthouse 6100 (2BR) gorgeous and we paid $6-700 per week 10 yrs ago. One of the Best TS on the island.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: sxmmm1987] #114795
01/05/2017 11:34 PM
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Bet its a lot more that it was ten years ago.

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMScubaman] #114796
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Really not too much of an increase. Now $1117 for the RI two bedroom PH.


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Todd] #114797
01/06/2017 12:51 PM
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It's ok, Todd. Scubaman just has to make up somehow for the OUTRAGEOUS fees that Diamond Resorts charges! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114798
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Funny thing about the Royal Islander, and note, please, we don't own there but as much as I love my Towers time and have no regrets being there, if the Royal Islander had been there first, I would have bought there happily and to this day, I think it's the best timeshare on the island in so many ways - location, low AMFs, maintenance practices and almost every category you can name. If I were to fault find, the only negatives I can think of is the inability, so I've been told, to do internal exchanges there (as opposed to having to go through II or RCI) along with their serious shortage of convenient free parking. Just my opinion.. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" /> <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114799
01/06/2017 01:41 PM
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It's ok, Todd. Scubaman just has to make up somehow for the OUTRAGEOUS fees that Diamond Resorts charges! <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/Laugh.gif" alt="" />

I know it's difficult but be nice. Its a good way to start the new year don't you think?

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMScubaman] #114800
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Hey Scuba, it's a joke....


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Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: Carol_Hill] #114801
01/06/2017 05:45 PM
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I figured but with our track record I never know. <img src="http://www.traveltalkonline.com/forums/images/graemlins/handshake.gif" alt="" />

Re: Timeshare Maintenance Fees [Re: SXMNorm] #114802
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This is per week for each week you own? Does the time of year you own affect your fees? And this is addition to the amount you paid for the unit??? Don't you feel kind of robbed?

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