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This chart was compiled by timeshare owners to provide a detailed side by side comparison of the major Timeshare systems someone can buy into as an owner!


Timeshare Ownership Comparison Chart


Timeshare System Comparison

Marriott Hilton Vistana Hyatt Wyndham Worldmark Bluegreen Disney Diamond HICV Shell
Exchange
System
II RCI RCI/II II RCI RCI / II RCI RCI II RCI RCI/II
Number of
Resorts
80 64 25 20 100+ 90+ 40 13 93 28 24
Official Website MVCI HGVC Vistana Hyatt Wyndham Worldmark Bluegreen Disney DRI HICV Shell
Average (2br)
Maint Fees
$2400 $1200* $2000* $1400 $1150* $1000 $1350 $2600* $2000 $1400 $2000*
Average points
for 2br
4150 7000 148,000 1900 190,000 12,000 18,000 395 10,000 180,000 3900
Reservation Window 12mo 12mo(home)
9mo(any)
12mo(home)
8mo(any)
12mo(home)
6mo(any)
13mo(home)
10mo(any)
13mo 11mo 11mo (home)
7mo(any)
13mo(home)
10mo(any)
13mo(home)
10mo(any)
?
Owner Forums MVCI
Owner Forum
HGVC
Owner Forum
Vistana Owner
Forum
Hyatt
Owner Forum
Wyndham Owner
Forum
Worldmark Owner
Forum
Bluegreen Owner
Forum
Disney
Owner Forum
Diamond
Owner
Forum
HIVC Owner
Forum
Shell Owner
Forum
Developer vs
Resale Difference
Major** Minor** Depends** Major Minor Minor No Minor** Major Major ?
Owner
FAQ/Link
MVCI
FAQ
HGVC
FAQ
Vistana
FAQ
Hyatt
FAQ
Wyndham
FAQ
Worldmark
FAQ
  Disney
FAQ
Diamond
FAQ
? ?
Resale
Value
modest modest low modest low low none high none none none
*denotes RCI or II complimentary membership included with annual dues
**denotes that resort developer has Right of First Refusal on resales


Note: that Maintenance fee amounts and points can vary greatly within each system and the entries here are average prices one would expect to pay for a summer week at an average resort within each system.




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