A five-night stay at any Marriott Vacation Club Resort is being offered through the DiscoverAmerica DailyGetaways for $600. The main drawback for this offer is an expiration date of December 31, 2010 for using the five nights.
The price is significantly less than the regular rental rate for a 2-bedroom villa at these Marriott Vacation Club (MVC) properties and even slightly less than the rate normally offered for a 90-minute timeshare residence presentation at several locations I checked. And this offer gets around the need to attend a timeshare presentation or the need to have a six-figure income, a condition for a MVC timeshare presentation offer rate.
There are 150 items for sale and a purchase limit of 2 items. The sale starts at 10am eastern time on Tuesday, June 1. These should sell out quickly. Plan to be online at 9:59am sharp if you want this offer and keep refreshing until the sale lets you in. That was my strategy for successful purchases in other DiscoverAmerica Daily Getaway sales this past month.
There are 50 Marriott Vacation Club resorts, around the USA and international, although there are only about 31 destinations. Hilton Head Island, South Carolina has eight MVC properties and Orlando, Florida has seven resorts.
There are three resorts in Hawaii and eight destinations outside the states including Aruba, St. Kitts, and St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands in the Caribbean. In Europe there is a resort outside Paris and three resorts in Spain. There is one resort in Phuket, Thailand.
The discussion on FlyerTalk questions the availability of nights for this deal. There are no blackout dates, however there may be limited room space for some dates, particularly holiday dates, in popular resorts. It is a gamble to count on space being available for your favored resort on the exact dates you want. I think flexibility and persistence should make finding a five night stay possible at the Marriott Vacation Club property you want.
And you don’t have to hassle with a time-share presentation.
Here are the sample rates for MVC properties that I found as a comparison to this Discover America Daily Getaways offer. Paris was the only property I checked that I had difficulty finding any space.