Marriott Vacation Club villas at Crystal Shores just opened* and timeshare owners are first in line. The MVCI brand does not participate in the No Blackout Dates policy. With regrets, booking on points is not likely to happen at Crystal Shores even with Platinum overide.
BUT, if you are looking for a villa-like experience, consider this hidden gem on Florida's Suncoast just 2 hours north of Marco Island. It's the Residence Inn Treasure Island. Not to be shortchanged, this Residence Inn has a nickname, mini-Marco Island. With 1, 2 and 3 bedroom units, full kitchens, oceanviews, direct access to the beach, complimentary breakfast every morning, evening receptions M-Th and guest laundry facilities you will have a great vacation.
Plus, you may be able to take advantage of the Redeem 4 Nights Get the 5th Night Free offer. There is availability to book for points and the Platinum overide should work if you need extra muscle. See Postcards from Treasure Island...
Corner suite Living Room at the Residence Inn Treasure Island
Living/Dining/Kitchen in the corner suite of the Residence Inn Treasure Island