I'm very excited! This is the first year I will be renting a timeshare for my vacation. In the past I've always stayed at hotels. My sister was talking about a vacation that she has coming up where she will be sharing a place with some other couples and I was intrigued. When the time came to plan our vacation, I decided to look in to the possibility.
I found that, while prices vary, there are many affordable options for a family on a budget (like us). Some of the ways that I found to save money with a timeshare rental are:
- Making meals - Most timeshares have a full sized fully equipped kitchen where we can prepare many of our own meals. For our family of five it is a HUGE money saver to not have to eat 3 meals a day at restaurants!
- Sharing - Most timeshares have multiple bedrooms, bathrooms, and living spaces which makes convenient and economical (and fun) to share the home with good friends or family.
- Activities - Many timeshares are resorts or condos with amenities like pools, free wi-fi, game rooms, exercise rooms, private beaches, and more included for no extra fee.
- Affordability - Many timeshares are available for less than the price of a hotel room
One of the first things I noticed on their website is that in the middle of the page they list the Top Destinations for Timeshare Rentals. There are some great deals in some amazing locations!
Then I used the green Find a Timeshare tab in the upper left corner. You can choose by location using the map or by feature (such as kid-friendly, beaches, theme parks) along the right sidebar. One of the locations that I immediately checked out was Virginia Beach. I found a bunch of great places right away with reviews so that I can see if it sounds like a good fit for my family.
My favorite find is a timeshare in a Costa Rican resort for just $107 a night. I've been to Costa Rica a couple of times on business and I would love to take my husband there to experience what a beautiful country it is.
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