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Monday, April 26, 2010

New Place to Go

Well, we are at Hilton Head Island at a new time  share.  I have written several times (some years ago) about the benefits and problems with time shares.  We have been coming to Hilton Head Island using time shares for about thirty years.  For quite awhile we had two units at a very nice time share called Waterside, but we got tired of paying two maintenance fees every year so we traded them for one big beautiful elaborate unit at a place called Blue Water.  It is certainly the most elaborate place we have had to do with, and we are enjoying ourselves doing almost nothing except shopping and doing water aerobics in the indoor pool (with sauna and hot-tub)   They have a nice outdoor pool as well, but it is not heated, and probably will be comfortable for old coots in a month or so, but it isn’t yet.  

It seems silly for the two of us to rattle around in a big three bedroom place with monster king size beds in all bedrooms and 42 inch flat panel TV’s almost everywhere one looks, and three free rounds of golf each day when we are both so crippled up that neither of us has played golf for six or eight years, but we hope that in the future we can bring family as guests to use the bedrooms and the golf.

It is beautiful though, right on the intracoastal waterway  with a view out of the bedroom window of docks, a golf course, and beautiful little lagoons around the property.  Unlike some of the places we have owned and visited, this place has free Wi Fi, so they at least have all the conveniences of the average MacDonalds.  I am vegging so thoroughly that I haven’t much else to say today, but topics will arise as the news comes on the (I don’t think one can literally call flat panel TVs the boob tube any more, and the boob panel  doesn’t hold much appeal.  Oh Well,!!!!


At 6:59 AM, Blogger Ed said...

Makes me wish my own retirement were a little bit closer. I think I could handle three rounds of golf and a flatpanel television where ever I looked.

At 4:03 PM, Blogger Three Score and Ten or more said...

Ed, time sharing doesn't depend on retirement. My first attraction to it was that it forces one to take a vacation. At that time, it was rather inexpensive. Now it is pretty expensive, though it still has advantages. If anyone were to ask me about it, I would recommend that you NEVER buy a timeshare from the company that developes and manages it. There are a number of Timeshare resale companies that are reputable and sell at less than half the retail price ("Red week" used to be oneof the best. To experiment with using a time share log onto Sky Auction. com. They are in the business of selling (as agency) weeks that are not in use. My brother toured Portugal, Spain and France a week at a time and paid less per week than the mainenance fee would have been if he had owned the space. Don't blow a bundle till you have experimented. I have used time share to go to Scotland, Turkey, Finland, and all over the place.


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