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Vacation Villas/Floating Weeks

INTRODUCTION

We have created the Vacation Ownership page of the Tanglewood Resort website as a resource for our timeshare members to use with the hope of equipping them with the knowledge of how to use their prepaid time.  In this section you will find information regarding how the Floating Week reservation system is structured according to the Flexible Use plan.  Tanglewood uses a Friday to Friday weekly calendar for Floating Week reservations.

As with most resorts, Tanglewood has different seasons a member may choose as the time of year they prefer to vacation during.  Understanding the seasonality of your membership is important in understanding how and when to make reservations along with trading with Interval International.

As always, please feel free to call at any time if you have questions.  Our Owner Services department phone number is 1-800-833-6569 and email address is vacationowners@tanglewoodresort.com.

Managing Your Membership

SWING WEEK OWNERSHIP

Swing week owners have a great membership with select times of the year to visit.  There are some guidelines that are important to understand that they must follow when planning their timeshare vacation. 

 Understanding exactly what you own is paramount in planning.   According to the Flexible Use Plan (FUP), Swing weeks are defined as weeks 1-13/44-50 during the calendar year.  Therefore, those are the weeks of the year you may use.  The membership you own is either an Annual or Bi-Enniel deed which designates how often your prepaid time is allocated.  If you are a Bi-Enniel member (Odd or Even rotation) you must use your prepaid time that year in which it is allotted.  If you are not able to use your time during your use year you must deposit the week into Interval or you will lose your time.  Interval will allow Swing week members to deposit a 2 Bedroom Full or 1 Bedroom Master Villa for exchange.

You may use the “Split-Week” option if you would like to divide your week into two shorter vacations.  The 3 night portion of the stay begins on Friday with a Monday check-out.  The 4 night stay begins on Monday and check-out is on Friday.

There has been some confusion as to whether you may carry your week over from one year to the next.  According to the FUP, this is not allowed for floating week members.  Also, if you did not use your time during weeks 1-13, we strongly recommend reserving immediately for a week during weeks 44-50.  Often owners forget to reserve during the first part of the year, therefore we have more reservation requests for later in the year.

PRIME WEEK OWNERSHIP

Prime week membership is also a great program with freedom to vacation to Tanglewood or within Interval International any time of year.  With that kind of flexibility making plans becomes easier, but there are some guidelines that apply according to the Flexible Use Plan (FUP).

 Prime week owners are deeded a week that falls between weeks 14-43 or weeks 51 and 52.  Although you are assigned a specific week you can “Float” your prepaid for use time any time of the year.  Ultimately you may reserve weeks 1-52 (except on 4th of July, Labor Day, and Memorial Day weekends) here at Tanglewood.  Your deed dictates whether you are an Annual or Bi-Enniel member and you must also use your prepaid time during the year it is allotted or deposit it into Interval International for exchange. 

 You may use the “Split-Week” option if you would like to divide your week into two shorter vacations.  The 3 night portion of the stay begins on Friday with a Monday check-out.  The 4 night stay begins on Monday and check-out is on Friday.

In 2008, Interval began recognizing our Lock-Out side as a tradable unit.  Therefore, you can trade two weeks by splitting your 2 Bedroom Master Villa into a 1Bedroom Master Villa and Lock-out and depositing them separately. 

 It is very important to understand that if you deposit your week less than 60 days before the end of the year, Interval will place a restriction on exchange capability.  So the sooner you know you are not going to use your week at Tanglewood, please have us deposit your week on your behalf.