We’re always happy when we get positive feedback from our owners, but when Vacation Club owner Milt Walker reached out to us to share his enthusiasm for Bluegreen as well as his insights, we just had to share it with you!
Q: Milt, you and your wife Gwen have been Bluegreen owners for 12 years; do you remember the original reason you became a Bluegreen Owner?
MW: Initially, we started small with 8,000 Points every other year, and we expanded that as time passed. Now we’re Premier Platinum members! We determined from day one that we’d try to take advantage of all the opportunities that ownership gave us. Both of us were raised on farms in rural areas, and we never imagined we’d be able to see as much of the country as we’ve seen with Bluegreen.
Q: What is the reason you still love vacationing with Bluegreen today?
MW: We enjoy the different resort locations and the flexibility of choice Bluegreen gives us. We also really like the resort amenities and the great service we’ve received at every resort. For instance, I had a medical emergency once while vacationing at the Daytona SeaBreeze™ resort. The staff went out of their way to make sure my wife was taken care of while I was hospitalized.
Q: How many resorts have you traveled to?
MW: We’ve visited 35 resorts so far! We’re fortunate enough to have the time now to travel around and really enjoy the different resorts and destinations, both by ourselves and with family.
Q: Do you have a favorite resort? If so, which one and why?
MW: Every resort has something unique to offer, but we really enjoy The Fountains in Orlando. We grew up with family reunions, and now that our own family includes grandchildren and great-grandchildren, The Fountains is perfect for gathering family from across the country. The kids really love the pools and waterslides, it’s close to theme parks, and it’s also a great place to relax and spend quality time with each other.
We had our last big reunion there in 2016; there was 23 of us, some coming from as far as Oregon, Colorado and Virginia. The kids enjoyed Disney, and some of us even went to Cape Canaveral to see the Space Shuttle blast off!
If it’s just the two of us, we also really enjoy a quiet stay at Daytona SeaBreeze,™ SeaGlass Tower,™ The Hammocks at Marathon,™ and The Soundings Seaside Resort in Cape Cod. The Soundings is a real hidden gem. Each offers beautiful scenery and tranquil stays.
Q: What is the number one thing you tell your friends and family about Bluegreen?
MW: I tell them about the flexibility that ownership give us, and how we can choose from many different resorts and destinations to enjoy a vacation.
Q: Ever had a problem booking a resort?
Only once; we were heading down from Myrtle Beach on our way to Marathon and wanted to stay at the Solara Surfside™ in Miami, but they were full. But we got in at another resort through RCI, so it worked out fine.
Q: Any tips to share with fellow Owners?
MW: Book often, and book early! And if it’s in your budget, take advantage of the Premier program, which lets you book up to 15 months ahead.
Q: Any upcoming vacation plans?
MW: We have a family wedding coming up in the fall, and I’ve already booked villas at The Falls Village in Branson. We’ve also had two family reunions there over the years.
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