St. James's Club - Antigua

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St. James's Club - Antigua
« on: November 03, 2015, 13:01:02 »
Hello all,

We are about to purchase a timeshare at St James's Club in Antigua after spedning a holiday there. They have 3 tiers of properties, Beach level, middle tier and upper tier and currently have a "sale" on the middle tier meaning that we could get a 2 bedroom villa that sleeps 6 for $6300/£4200 for week 43 (October half term week). The maintenence fees are $730/£486. I was wondering if anyone else has experience of this resort and what you think?


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Re: St. James's Club - Antigua
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2015, 17:07:44 »
How much is the rental for the same week verses management fees, work out the cost per year, of course Don't include the buying cost of 7,000 that would be a waste of money?

This is a good point by Gordon what is the rental fee?

Further questions

1) This may not always fall on half term as weeks can fluctuate. Get a calendar showing dates for week 43 next 3-4 years.
2) If your not going to holiday there every year for the foreseeable future then consider a high trading week else where. Preferably in the country you live in at summer school holiday time and that will be high trade mores so than your Antigua week.
3) Value is always a personal thing so its not always about initial cost. If you intend to holiday here regardless ensure you list questions to ask the resort and obtain the answers back on headed paper.
4) Ask if they have an exit option where you can hand the week back if you wish. Where not talking about you selling it - transferring it - renting it out. Can you just hand it back if necessary?
5)  'Ensure you read the link What is the biggest mistake that timeshare owners make when purchasing a timeshare' and other considerations 

Most timeshare owners first time around don't read the contracts! They just listen to what the nice salesperson has to say. Your buying exactly what is in the contract!!

Pick the right timeshare product and educate yourself on best use and your have a great time.
« Last Edit: November 03, 2015, 18:52:18 by charlie1 »

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Re: St. James's Club - Antigua
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2015, 20:49:54 »
Hi Gorden

Don't know what happened there but our posts merged above - something I have obviously done apologies
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Re: St. James's Club - Antigua
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2015, 09:41:35 »
Good points made by Gordon. D

If you are going to go to this place EVERY year for the next 20 years, and have fallen in love with a SPECIFIC VILLA, its location, view, furnishings etc. Then perhaps that is a good reason to purchase (perhaps the only reason?)

IF you see in the future you want to use your ownership to exchange and experience other places, there are cheaper ways to achieve your goal.
For example, there are numerous timeshares available to buy for £1/free. You just take on the perpetual responsibility to pay the annual maintenance fee.
You could "buy" one of those and use it via RCI/DRE etc to exchange into St James Antigua.

To pay £4200, you should have the objectives stated above re: every year use/specific villa. Anything else, there are more cheaper ways of achieving the same goal.

Just a thought, have you contacted any Timeshare Resales Companies to see if they have any availability? Timeshare resale companies are generally MUCH cheaper than resort sales.

Further thought, Antigua is a long way to go for one week (every year), long flight, high cost..........