Rent Timeshares for a Vacation on a Budget
Thinking of where to take your next family vacation? Do you have a favorite spot? Vacation plans can be one of the hardest things to work into a budget. Where will we stay? What can we do that is near to our destination? Should we spend the majority of our funds on location or activities?
According to recent surveys, most families try to have a fun filled, exciting vacation, but find that this is often difficult to fit into a family budget. Before you toss aside the thought of a resort vacation, consider another option. This option is thought to be one of the best kept secrets to a budget friendly family vacation.
Ready for it? Time share rentals may be just the answer to your vacation woes! Many timeshare rentals allow families to vacation at luxury resorts where they might not otherwise be able to afford.
Think about it, a timeshare is like a real home away from home. You will have separate bedrooms (yay), dining area, living room, often a patio or balcony, and of course a kitchen. Oh, and best thing of all – most include maid services that will come in to clean, restock with fresh towels and linens, and they will even carry out the trash! This is better than at home!
Additionally, consider some of the advantages to renting a timeshare:
1) Timeshare rentals typically cost up to 50% less than cramped hotel rooms.
2) With the stocked kitchen, you can save as much as you need on the cost of food. Eat in or out as your plans or budget dictates.
3) On site or discounted activities. Amenities usually include admission to either onsite or adjacent destination activities such as water parks, children’s playgrounds, arcade game rooms or local area tours. Also depending on the location, you could have direct access to the beach, biking trails, skiing, or other theme parks right at your front door.
And all of this, and even more are available for much less than what a hotel room normally costs for an extended period.
How can I get in on this fantastic deal you may be asking? Well, this review is on the awesome site called RedWeek.com. They are an online marketing service with well over 1.5 million members. A membership on Redweek offers unlimited access to the timeshare rental listings including actual customer reviews.
RedWeek offers owners a place to list their units for rent. Since most timeshare rentals are weekly owned by different people, being able to secure a location for more than one week is almost impossible except through a clearing house such as RedWeek. Here owners list their units by the week for the period they are unable to use their unit. Since the owner will not be using the unit, renting it out is one way to cover their mortgage and fees as well as open the option for families that are wanting a vacation at a resort destination. This is a win-win for all.
This is a sample of what you can find on a Timeshare Rental from RedWeek.com versus booking a hotel:
Charter Club Resort on Naples Bay: 1 week rental: $900.00 / $129.00 a night
Bedrooms: 2 (1 King in master suite, 2 singles in guest bedroom, sleeper sofa)
Amenities: BBQ unit, DVD Player, Deck, Dishwasher, Internet Access, Microwave, Refrigerator – Full Size, TV, Telephone, Stocked Kitchen, Washer and Dryer.
Naples Bay Area local hotel: 1 week rental $ 1393.00 / 199.00 a night
Bedrooms: 1 with either 1 King or 2 Double beds
Amenities: Free Wi-Fi, Microwave, Refrigerator – Small, TV, Telephone, Balcony.
Just this quick comparison indicates a savings of $493.00 before you consider the value of the extra rooms and the amenities! This doesn’t even take into account the savings on cooking for yourself instead of having to eat out every meal!
Wouldn’t it be great to take your family or maybe go with another couple, split the expenses and still pay only a fraction of what a hotel would cost? If you are traveling with children, adding an extra room makes things even more expensive!
My first question would be: Why would you choose to stay any other way?
Followed quickly by… How fast can I book a vacation?
The next time you are looking for a place to spend your vacation, make sure to hop on to RedWeek.com and check out what is available. And if your area doesn’t have anything open at that time, sign up for the notifications. When something opens that matches your requirements, you will receive an email. My family has booked the above location for our next vacation. I can’t wait to take off and enjoy the sun even if it is still the middle of winter!