Timeshares are vacation ownership accommodations that are located in popular vacation destinations around the world. Companies such as Blue Green Resorts have multiple resorts in different locations throughout the United States and Canada that cater to people who would like to spend some time in the great outdoors.
The Advantages of Owning a Timeshare
The main advantage of owning a timeshare is to have spacious, condo-style accommodations rather than a cramped hotel room in a desirable location. They have fully equipped kitchens, so you can reduce the amount you spend in restaurants. After the one-time cost, you’ll get a wide variety of locations to go for your vacation, and if you decide not to take a vacation one year, you can rent your timeshare to someone else. You can also lend it to other family members and friends.
Most timeshares offer on-site amenities such as tennis courts, swimming pools and children’s pools and hot tubs. Some have fitness centers and spas where cosmetic and health treatments are available. Timeshare resorts are situated near off-site attractions such as lakes for fishing and boating, the sea where diving, snorkeling, wind surfing and parasailing are available, golf courses, ski resorts and theme parks.
Even with maintenance fees and assessments, timeshares are a bargain compared to the cost of years of staying in hotels. Timeshares offer luxury accommodation that would be prohibitively expensive if in a luxury hotel. If there are other resorts in the network, there is often discount pricing at any time of the year. You’ll stay in a luxury condo for less than it would cost for a hotel in the same area. With several bedrooms, you won’t need to book several rooms as you would in a hotel to accommodate all the members of your family.
When you buy a timeshare, you may buy for a specific week, but exchanges make it possible to trade one week for another and even at another resort. You may not be able to get the time and place you want, but if this is the case, you can rent your timeshare and use the money to take a vacation at the location of your choice.
You can also lock in future vacation accommodation at today’s price. This is especially convenient if you take a skiing vacation every winter to the same place. It’s like having your own vacation home. You may also be able to group allotted weeks together for future vacations. Your timeshare is your property and can be willed to your children.
Timeshare resorts offer points that can be traded for rooms, trips, cruises, vacation packages and other options. Unused points can be rolled over from year to year, and they can be traded for time at other resorts and for other services.
Vacations are a proven way to refresh your mind and spirit. Owing a timeshare is like investing in your future fun. If you’re looking for a chance to visit the mountains in Montana, historical New England, have an urban holiday in New York or spend some time at a beach in the Caribbean, you may consider buying a timeshare, so you can enjoy all of these vacations without breaking your travel budget.