Sharket List: Top 5 Marriott Vacation Club Timeshare Resales

There is no end to the ways we can analyze, dissect, and dig into our mountain of data.  One of our favorite ways is quantifying timeshare resale performance.  In other words, we like making lists.  Not only are they a neat way to look at our data at a glance, they are helpful to timeshare owners better understand the value of their timeshare.

Marriott Vacation Club is one of the top timeshare resort developers so let’s look at the Top 25 Marriott resorts starting with a close look at the Top 5.

Orlando, Hawaii and Lake Tahoe are the destinations where the top ranking Marriott resorts can be found. Typical resale prices for the Top 5 range from $4,500 to $10,500 for a timeshare week.

Marriott’s Grande Vista resort in Orlando, Florida ranks at the top of the Sharket list of Marriott brand resorts with respect to resale transactions.

“A typical resale price at Grande Vista is $4,500 according to the data we’ve compiled and we found 309 resales taking place annually,” says Bob Schmidt, our Chief Data Officer.

Holding the second spot within the Marriott resort group is Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club resort in Hawaii with a typical price of $10,530 and 116 resales per year.

Rounding out our Top 5 Marriott list are Maui Ocean Club in Hawaii ranking third with a typical resale price of $6,945 and 175 annual resales, followed by Timber Lodge in South Lake Tahoe coming in fourth place with a typical price of $5,500 and 124 annual resales.  Kauai Beach Club with a typical price of $5,700 and 132 annual resales closes out the Top 5 Marriott list.

All of the Top 5 Marriott resorts have a Saleability Score™ of nine out of a possible ten. “We consider any resort with a score of 8 or above to be in the top tier of all timeshare resorts,” says Schmidt.

Top 25 Marriott Resorts 

Sharket List of Top 25 Marriott Timeshare Resorts
Rank WithinResort Group Marriott Timeshare Resorts City Typical Price Sales Count Saleability
1 Marriott’s Grande Vista Orlando $  4,500 309 9
2 Marriott’s Ko Olina Beach Club Oahu $ 10,530 116 9
3 Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club Maui $  6,945 175 9
4 Marriott’s Timber Lodge South Lake Tahoe $  5,500 124 9
5 Marriott’s Kauai Beach Club Kauai $  5,700 132 9
6 Marriott’s Newport Coast Villas Newport Coast $  7,000 110 9
7 Marriott’s Waiohai Beach Club Kauai $  9,200 97 8
8 Marriott’s Canyon Villas at Desert Ridge Phoenix $  5,950 75 8
9 Marriott’s Ocean Pointe Palm Beach Shores $  7,500 63 8
10 Marriott’s Grand Residence Club Lake Tahoe South Lake Tahoe $ 22,000 21 7
11 Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Lahaina Villas Lahaina $ 24,500 15 7
12 Marriott’s Maui Ocean Club – Napili Villas Lahaina $ 21,000 19 7
13 Marriott’s Beach Place Towers Fort Lauderdale $  6,400 33 7
14 Marriott’s Cypress Harbour Orlando $  3,400 93 6
15 Marriott’s Crystal Shores Marco Island $ 15,400 7 6
16 Marriott’s Lakeshore Reserve Orlando $ 11,000 9 6
17 Marriott’s Imperial Palm Villas Orlando $  5,200 6 6
18 Marriott’s Vacation Club Destination Points Orlando $  7,250 5 6
19 Marriott’s Oceana Palms Riviera Beach $  6,926 4 6
20 Marriott’s Aruba Surf Club Oranjestad $  2,996 238 5
21 Marriott’s Aruba Ocean Club Oranjestad $  2,625 76 5
22 Marriott’s Frenchman’s Cove St. Thomas $  2,063 51 5
23 Marriott’s Surfwatch Hilton Head $  3,025 16 5
24 Marriott’s Grand Chateau Las Vegas $  1,176 79 4
25 Marriott’s St. Kitts Beach Club Frigate Bay $  2,213 31 4


Sharket Saleability Score™ and Resort Rank

Our rankings are based on the number of resales as well as the median price occurring during a specified reporting period.

“Our current scores and ranking are based on resales occurring between January 2013 and July 2014,” says Schmidt. “For each resort, we calculate a Saleability Score™ on a scale of one to ten and then we rank resorts within each numerical Saleability Score™ based on the total dollar volume of resales during the reporting period,” Schmidt adds.

Sharket scores and ranks more than 1,400 timeshare resorts overall. Each resort has a dedicated page on the website where a detailed sales history can be seen.

“We encourage every timeshare owner to look up their resort on Sharket and see the sales activity at their resort,” Schmidt says.

“Just type in the name of a resort and you’ll see all the actual resales data we have for that timeshare,” says Schmidt. “Our sales charts show at a glance the date of sale and the actual resale price and you can easily see how many sales have taken place over the past several years,” Schmidt explains.

“When you hover over any of the data points on the chart you can see the particulars of the timeshare week that was sold such as number of points, week number, season and view. We also display a typical price that makes it easy to see what a timeshare has been selling for,” Schmidt goes on to say.

Our data comes primarily from county land records. Data is extracted from timeshare deeds and a variety of important timeshare details are captured in the process such as date of sale, sale amount, week number, season, view, number of points, etc.  Any details captured are displayed on the sales charts making Sharket a gold mine of information about timeshare resales.

“I don’t know of any other source that has published as much information about timeshare resales as Sharket,” says Schmidt.

In other words, we have a mountain of data.  Stay tuned in the coming months as we rank other top resort developers.