Direct owner timeshare rentals are becoming more and more popular as people are realizing that it is possible to rent timeshares as well as buy them. Renting a timeshare has many advantages and stands as a great introduction to vacation ownership if you are considering purchasing a timeshare in the future.
Why Rent a Timeshare?
There are a number of advantages to renting a timeshare, most of which relate to the great accommodations you are pretty much guaranteed when your rent from a timeshare owner. Timeshare units are famed for being spacious and much bigger than standard hotel rooms with many units boasting extra sofa beds or murphy beds to extend the maximum occupancy of the suite. As opposed to paying for a hotel room that will have limited space and a limit on the number of people per room, a timeshare provides more opportunity to invite your family and friends to join you.
Another advantage of renting a timeshare is that many have full kitchens and dining areas for you to use, which saves you money on dining in restaurants all the time. In effect, you are renting a home from home and you can benefit from all of those home-like facilities.
Renting a timeshare unit that is located on the grounds of a large resort is also a bonus as you enjoy all the services of the hotel or resort yet retain your own autonomy in your unit. You can access the pools, restaurants and spa facilities like any guest at the hotel yet have the privacy of the timeshare apartment.
Why Rent a Timeshare Direct from the Owner
Renting direct from the owner or RBO (Rent By Owner) is a great way to save money on agency fees. You can sometimes save up to 20%, depending on the commissions earned by rental agents. Likewise, you have direct communication with the owner in case of any queries or questions and usually get a much quicker response about availability and the services included. If you are happy with your rental, it is also much easier to reserve in the future once you have formed a positive relationship with the owner.