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The Mature Traveler

Do the Charleston Over a Beach Condo

August 28, 1994|HANK KOVELL

Travelers who enjoy resort living in lavishly furnished condominiums with plenty of golf, tennis and bicycle riding may select a two- or four-week all-inclusive "Extended Stay" winter vacation package at the Wild Dunes Resort along 2 1/2 miles of white sand beach, 20 miles from Charleston, S.C. Lodging costs may figure to as little as $27 per person, per night depending on length of stay. Condos are completely furnished, have spacious kitchens and include cooking utensils, dinnerware and linens.

In addition to lodging, the package includes:

* Unlimited weekday golf on two championship courses including cart and greens fee.

* Fitness center.

A one-bedroom villa for two rented for two weeks is priced at $520 per person. For four people sharing a two-bedroom villa for two weeks, the price is $378 per person. For a one-month stay in a one-bedroom villa, the price is $675 per person. For two bedrooms, the price is $506 per person.

The offer is valid from Dec. 1 to Feb. 28, 1995. For further information or brochures, call (800) 845-8880.

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Another senior golf package is offered by the Innisbrook Hilton resort on Florida's west central coast for members of Hilton Senior Honors. The discount for resort accommodations is a 20% savings off regular rates. The plan requires a three-night minimum stay and includes suite accommodations, full breakfast daily, 18 holes of golf each day including cart and greens fee, use of practice range, daily golf clinics, golf gift pack and related service charges. Guests also receive daily newspaper, late checkout, free use of the resort's fitness center and 20% discount in the resort's Sandpiper restaurant.

The per-person rates for the package, which vary with the season, are:

Sept. 8-Nov. 2: $127 (regular $159).

Nov. 3-Jan. 4: $159 (regular $199).

The Senior Honors travel program offers travelers over age 60 special discounts at 240 participating Hilton and Conrad properties worldwide. Annual membership is $50, lifetime membership $265. For membership information, call (800) 423-3600, Ext. 902. Call Innisbrook Hilton Resort, (800) 456-2000.

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Climbing aboard the discount bandwagon for travelers, more than 190 full-service Marriott Hotels, Resorts and Suites throughout the United States are offering Golden AARP discounts this fall and winter to members of American Assn. of Retired Persons.

* 50% off regular rates with 21-day advance purchase.

* 10% off regular rates at any time.

* 20% off food and nonalcoholic beverages.

* 10% off gift-shop items.

For information, see an agent or call (800) 228-9290.

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