About Marriott Vacation Club
Did you know Marriott Vacation Club is among one of the largest vacation clubs in the world? With over 400,000 members, more than 50 resorts and a growing number of hotels, it’s easy to see why.
Additionally, Marriott's parent brand also owns Interval International. This means owners can exchange their timeshare when they sign up for an Interval exchange membership. The days of visiting the same resort each year are gone! Now timeshares are more flexible than ever. Destinations include Marriott's Cypress Harbor, Marriott's Ocean Club Maui and Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club.
How Does Marriott Vacation Club Work?
Marriott Vacation Club works by using a points-based system that grants owners flexibility and freedom with their timeshare. Buy points from your Home resort, where you will have priority reservation windows before other owners. If you want to use your Marriott points for another one of Marriott's resorts, you can also make reservations elsewhere. Plan ahead though, because the booking windows for resorts outside of your Home resort will be shorter.
Not to mention, becoming a vacation owner with Marriott means you’ll be eligible for rewards with their travel programs. Marriott Bonvoy is the membership program available to Marriott owners. With their exclusive program, you can enjoy extra-long stays, priority bookings and one of a kind getaways. To find out more, contact a Marriott representative. So, with all this in mind, let’s take a look at the Marriott Vacation Club cost.
Marriott Vacation Club Cost
As we mentioned earlier, there are many factors that affect how much your Marriott Vacation Club ownership will cost. First, determine your budget for vacations, and how much you would be willing to spend on a timeshare. Next, you’ll want to do your research on different options. A few options include buying Marriott resale or retail. You can search for timeshare presentations in your area. However, we recommend visiting the resale market first.
Timeshare resales have grown in popularity in recent years. Did you know oftentimes you can purchase the perfect vacation ownership for less money than retail? Owners who no longer want their timeshare will post them for sale online with licensed real estate agencies like ours (who specialize in timeshare resales) for a new family to purchase.
Cost to Buy Marriott Points
Marriott Vacation Club offers members points-based timeshares. This means each year, owners are allotted a number of points they can use to book their timeshare vacation. The cost of points is determined by Marriott, as well as the value of those points. According to their website, a Vacation Club Points package starts at $22,000.
There are varying levels of ownership dependent upon how many points you purchase. With 1,500 points you can travel to San Diego, enjoy a cruise to Catalina or head to San Francisco, just to name a few. 2,000 points allow members to visit Marriott’s Ocean Pointe and resorts in Cabo. 4,000-6,999 points will take you to Marriott’s Desert Springs, Ireland, and Sunny Portugal Estoril Coast. 7,000-9,999 points offer members up to 7,000 different vacation options. The next two point tiers offer guests the chance to stay at a near 9,000 destinations worldwide.
Timeshare Resale vs. Retail
What’s more, you can buy Marriott points on the resale market and our Licensed Real Estate Agents can help you every step of the way. There are no high-pressure sales tactics or presentations. You just contact us with an offer on a listed timeshare, and our team will get to work making it yours.
If you’re ready to buy a timeshare, but need some extra funds, timeshare financing is a great way to go. We recommend working with Vacation Club Loans. With more than 15 years of experience, they have worked to finance all different timeshare brands. They can even help you finance a timeshare resale purchase. If you're interested in financing your purchase from Fidelity, fill out a form to get started.