Benefits of Timeshare Ownership
Timeshare as a vacation ownership option offers some of the most enjoyable accommodation facilities available in the most popular holiday destinations in the world.
The flexibility provided through timeshare ownership not only allows holiday-makers the opportunity to vacation in style – it allows families the opportunity to build new memories every year, while enjoying all the amenities and comforts of home.
Once someone becomes involved in the timeshare community, in most cases they’ll have choices beyond their current resort where they can choose to vacation in different locations or destinations. Depending on the ownership structure of the home timeshare resort, they could have a choice of different sized units to meet their particular need for that vacation, take time off to vacation during different times of the year or enjoy discounted perks, based on the level of ownership.
Timeshare ownership can provide some of the most affordable vacation options available, depending on the length of time an owner buys into a particular program or ownership plan. When compared to the costs and amenity levels of standard hotel rooms, or the cost of renting more than one room depending on the size of one’s family, the cost of a timeshare can be very competitive. Especially when the cost of dining out compared to preparing meals in the kitchen facilities of most timeshares is factored into the equation.
Timeshare accommodation can range from a studio unit to a three bedroom villa, with most apartments falling into the one and two bedroom size. Units can be as large as 1,000 square feet, with separate areas for dining, living areas, kitchen, in-room laundry facilities, spa bathrooms and bedrooms. But the real advantage is the chance to vacation at multiple locations throughout the course of the ownership period. The days of going back to the same resort in the same location are virtually over, unless that is the choice of the owner, with today’s options allowing an owner to vacation in the mountains one year, on the beach the next, taking in world-renowned historical sites the next year, then perhaps visiting a world-class city such as New York or London.
The timeshare exchange component of the industry has been the real game-changer. By taking an ownership interest and exchanging it through one of several programs available, owners can leave their designated resort and exchange their original vacation destination for a new one every year if they choose, even use it for a cruise or extended tour option. These programs open the world to the timeshare owner and provide the flexibility that is only limited by the imagination of the owner.
The comfort of the “home away from home” concept has been the real drawing card for timeshare over the years – and the original premise for essentially pre-purchasing future vacations. Unlike the usual hotel or motel experience, these apartments typically have larger floor plans and the ability to accommodate small or large groups (such as for family reunions).
Timeshare resorts often provide outstanding amenities such as multiple swimming pools, golf, tennis courts, spas and fitness facilities. And for the parents, planned children’s activities are becoming more popular as resorts cater to the needs of the entire family.