Vacation Village at Bonaventure

We received the following submission from one of our users regarding their experience with Vacation Village at Bonaventure:

“Pretty much the same as everyone else on here. We bought ours with family in 1990’s & is now paid in full. My spouse is retired & I don’t work so we are living on a tight budget. Our maintenance fees for 2018 were $1055.00 & I can’t remember when the last time was that we were able to find availability for a unit the size we needed & time frame. A lawyer friend submitted a deed in lieu to the company which to this date December 29, 2018 has not responded. How on earth do we get out of this unwanted timeshare in Ft. Lauderdale, FL??”

Lago Vista Buena Ventura

We received the following submission from one of our users regarding their experience with Lago Vista Buena Ventura:

“After years of difficult exchanges, this year the maintenance fees doubled, making continued participation not worthwhile. I guess it’s no surprise that my investment is now completely worthless. To add insult to injury, the management is unwilling to accept the usual deed-in-lieu-of-foreclosure, wanting us to pay the $300 real estate fee. I have no interest in paying another penny into this abyss. STAY AWAY!!”

The Colonies at Williamsburg VA – Pressured to Upgrade

We received the following submission from one of our users regarding their experience with RCI:

“We purchased at timeshare in 2006 had it paid for in full. In 2010 we both lost our jobs. We left the yearly fees go. And felt we lost the timeshare. In 2018 we receive a letter telling us that they will accept half of the fees to bring it up to date. Well, we both have good positions and are doing ok getting out of the hole we put ourselves in while out of jobs. So we took the offer took out a loan and paid the fees off. We love the week we have and decided to go because it wouldn’t cost anything but food and tickets to places.

While we were there they said we need to go to this free lunch and learn about the new incentives the Interval Company was putting in place. We agreed. We went there spent 4 hours telling this man that we couldn’t afford it and he just kept asking us what we could afford. I said only $100 a month that’s all. So he came back with what we thought was a good chance to get better services and area. So we did it. And now we just want to go back to what we had.

Is there a way to get out of the upgrade??? That’s all I want to do.”