What are the benefits of a Beach Rental?
March 24, 2014
Beach vacation rentals are a common choice among well-seasoned travelers, especially those who return to the same destination each year. It is so easy to find and rent properties online these days that it seems less and less attractive to pay the high prices of hotels when you can rent exactly what you want for a great price. There are many benefits to beach rentals, as will be outlined below:
The Can Be as Specific as you Need
The term “beach rental” covers all kinds of rentals. You can rent any kind of property including villas, mansions, condos, studios and yachts depending on what you need for you vacation. In this way, vacation rentals are very versatile and flexible. You can find exactly what suits you in the places that are most convenient. Beach rentals are particularly popularly if you are traveling in a big party as you can all share a larger rental property rather than have to reserve a number of hotel rooms. You are also able to decide how close you want to be to the ocean, restaurants and downtown areas.
Cheaper than Hotels
Renting from a private owner or through an online agent can be a much cheaper option than booking hotels rooms. Traveling with children can also be complicated trying to get a hotel room big enough for all of you and maintain your privacy. Beach rentals can help solve those issues as you can rent apartments or villas with separate bedrooms but remain under the same roof.
Most vacation rentals will have cooking facilities, which allows you to save money preparing meals in your rental. Again this is particularly convenient for families on a budget. Moreover, having a place to prepare breakfast or quick snacks makes vacationing much less stressful.
You enjoy more privacy and autonomy when renting an apartment or condo as opposed to a hotel room. You get the sense of being independent and freer. You will also have more privacy in common areas, especially if you rent a villa or house with a private pool.
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Selling your Timeshare
December 15, 2013
Selling your timeshare is not as straight forward as it might seem, although there is a fairly good market for timeshare resales, if you know what you are doing. The key element to remember when selling your timeshare is why you bought it in the first place. Timeshare ownership is not meant to be a financial investment whereby you make an incredible profit; on the contrary your returns are not economic but experiential. So, it is important to bear that in mind if you are opting to sell your timeshare.
Perhaps the wisest action to take before you sell your timeshare is to assess your reasons for selling. A quick sale may not actually be in your best interests once you get to the bottom of your motives for selling.
After the financial crisis of 2008, many families found themselves in financial trouble, making it less likely to be able to go on regular vacations and take advantage of a timeshare property. Selling your timeshares under these circumstances may seem like the best short term solution, while in the long run, if you are able to ride the storm, you will be glad that you never gave up your dream of vacation ownership. Once you have made the initial investment, selling out makes your purchase a waste of money while sticking firm means you will still have your unit once things pick up again.
In cases where you cannot afford to take vacations regularly, an alternative to selling would be to join a vacation club so that you can bank your timeshare week and use it less frequently, let’s say every other year. That way you carry over your points and can stay in a bigger accommodation or for a longer period of time. If you opt for a larger unit, you may be able to invite friends and split the costs, making it more affordable.
Change of Scenery
Some people have gone to the same resort for years and years and feel like they need a change. However, there is no need to sell your timeshare to be able to go to different destinations. You can swap your timeshare and therefore stay anywhere in the world. A vacation club is a great way to do this, although you can also do so privately. The great thing about some vacation clubs like Interval International is that you can choose to exchange your timeshare for a cruise vacation too.
If you have emotional reasons for selling your timeshare, such as a bereavement or divorce, you would do well to wait before taking any rash actions. To avoid old memories you may wish to exchange your timeshare for new destinations, or even lend it to family and friends while you decide what you want to do with your property in the long run.
Left in a Will
Some people find themselves with a timeshare property they wish to sell after being left it in a will. Before negating the idea of owning a timeshare, at least try it out and see if vacation ownership could suit your lifestyle. Rather than selling you may wish to make a profit by renting, or at least lending it to friends and family.
TIMESHARE RESALE SCAMS
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Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership
October 19, 2013
There is so much misleading information on the Internet about timeshare ownership that it is easy to disregard them as a scam. However, when you take time to look at some of the many advantages of owning a timeshare, it is clear that they are a viable alternative to paying the high prices of hotel rooms or other vacation rentals.
Often a timeshare presentation can put people off buying fractional ownership properties as they need more time to think. If that is your case, then take a look at the benefits below to see if timeshare could be for you.
Top 10 Benefits of Timeshare Ownership:
- You get to own a luxury property at a much lower cost than full ownership.
- Timeshare units are much bigger than standard hotel rooms and have kitchens in addition to access to all the resort facilities that a hotel offers.
- You are encouraged to take regular vacations. You have already paid for your accommodation in advance so you are motivated to make the most of your money.
- Guaranteed reservations at top vacation destinations during your allocated weeks.
- The cost of your future vacations are effectively frozen at today’s prices.
- Vacation clubs allow for total flexibility of dates and locations worldwide.
- You can lend or rent your timeshare if you cannot use it for some reason.
- You can upgrade your property as your personal economy grows.
- By returning to the same place, you build up a community at the resort and can make some great friendships.
- It is possible to sell your timeshare or leave it to someone in a will.
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The Truth: Timeshare Uncovered
August 15, 2013
It is no wonder that so many people get confused about the legitimacy of timeshare when there is so much confusing information on the Internet about the pros and cons. But here are some facts that are worth considering when buying a timeshare.
Firstly, most of the bad press that this industry receives is related to bogus companies or fraudsters. Reputable companies like The Villa Group Timeshare with an excellent track record are then left to pick up the pieces of the industry’s reputation.
There are actually many benefits to being an owner. You are able to buy a property that would otherwise be out of your financial reach and you are encouraged to take regular trips abroad. Many reviews suggest that owning a timeshare can enhance quality time together as a family.
The accommodations on sale are generally very spacious and much bigger than hotel rooms. Your unit is more like an apartment with all the facilities of a home away from home, including a kitchen, dining room and living area. Families can enjoy their time together in comfort and save money by eating in the apartment.
The financial benefits of owning a timeshare are also clear. Any investment is a risk but is a lifelong investment in memories with the potential to make money on the side renting or selling your unit. If you buy with a well established reputable company your investment is very safe as they have years of experience choosing great locations and building first class resorts that you will want to return to year after year.
You can’t talk about timeshare truths without mentioning maintenance fees. While maintenance fees generate a lot of complaints they are in fact an unavoidable necessity to ensure that you receive your property in the condition you bought it in. The fees also go towards the general upkeep of the resort itself, including spa, pools and gym equipment.