Most often, we hear or read stories about owners who want to get out of their timeshares and their common reasons for doing so are those hefty fees that usually increase over time. But recently, there is also a case about an owner who demands release from purchase contract and his reason might be unusual, conflict regarding beach access.
Gary Vinson, a part-time Marco (city in Collier County, Florida, United States) resident who owns a home on the Island, but who bought into a Crystal Shores timeshare unit specifically for beach access for his family throughout the year, is at dispute with the resort. He claimed rude and embarrassing treatment from local staff at the gate. Thus, he now wants completely out of the purchase contract.
Mr. Vinson said that along with the purchase of the unit about a year ago, he asked for, and received three letters of authorization that would permit him and his three grown children and their families to use Crystal Shores for beach access at any time. According to him, once his son, along with his wife Wendy and their three daughters, tried to gain beach access more than once, they were told the letters were fraudulent. He then took up the issue with corporate management in Orlando, and managed to make some headway after talking to Keith Kocarek of Marriott Vacation Club International.
The investigation found that the complainant is correct and the resort had made a mistake but Mr. Vinson already decided to be out of the purchase contract because of rude and unprofessional behavior surrounding the beach access issue.
Up to this day, the number of owners trying to get out of their timeshares is still increasing. Some even hire a timeshare transfer company such as the Transfer Smart just to get rid of it. Although, the most common reasons are those increasing fees, there are also a few reasons why some owners do so such as the professionalism of the resort staff like the case discussed above.