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Thread: Well, This is a Fine Kettle of Fish - Festiva takes over Escape! Resorts

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    Well, This is a Fine Kettle of Fish - Festiva takes over Escape! Resorts

    Escapes Resorts is under new management. Please contact Festiva at 800-266-7374 or www.festiva.travel

    No notice, that's just what I found when I tried to log-in to the owners' website, which does not seem to exist, also without notice.
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    Now that I'm looking, I find this:

    http://dockets.justia.com/search?q=S...%2C+Inc.%C2%A0

    Again, no notice from anyone; I just stumbled onto this.

    Could this timeshare BS get any more fun?

    I don't even know what the resort's name is for sure, or who we're affiliated with, if we are.
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    So, how did you cook the fish ?

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    OMG! JLB.

    You mean a resort can just sue their "mini system", disaffilate from it, and who knows what else, without even a small notice to it's owners?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    OMG! JLB.

    You mean a resort can just sue their "mini system", disaffilate from it, and who knows what else, without even a small notice to it's owners?
    Looks that way.

    & it was a Gold Crown!!!
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    Wow! How'd you happen to find out?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    Wow! How'd you happen to find out?
    By accident.

    It's a week we have for sale, meaning one of the six weeks we own. This one actually has value because it comes with "year-round golf" in a private gated community with one of the top-rate golf courses in the state. About 1/3 of the golf membership owns a week for golf.

    A friend of one of them contacted me, wanting a week. Then, he got back to me saying "because so many are not paying their fees, all Escapes! owners had to pay a $600 assessment."

    I don't where he got that information; but we have never paid a Special Assessment. Bad Debt Expense in the 2013 budget is only $7.51.

    But, when I google-snooped, I found that Festiva has taken over Escapes! and our resort is suing Escapes!, Cooper Development, John Cooper, et al.

    All that with no notice to owners.

    I paid our 2013 fees just days after the lawsuit was filed in December. Do you think the lack of notice could possibly have been because they did not want owners to not pay!!!??? Our payments went to Escapes!
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    Wow!

    Sounds like a pretty shady thing do be involved in.

    Did you know that owners there are renting their weeks on cl for less than an annual fee?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    Wow!

    Sounds like a pretty shady thing do be involved in.

    Did you know that owners there are renting their weeks on cl for less than an annual fee?
    Yeah, but that's not the real point. The timeshare part of it is virtually worthless, like most. Those renters only "get golf" for a week, if that. The owners "get golf" year-round.

    It's like some of the beach resorts in Florida . . . locals own at them to have a beach club, a place to park and access the beach.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JLB View Post
    & it was a Gold Crown!!!
    Still is. New, but similar, name.

    I hate Festiva, &, hopefully, it did not affiliate with them. No one would want them inside the gates.
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