How To Use Timeshares As A Vacation Rental: The Points System For Rent

More and more timeshares across the globe are using the ‘points system’ rather than the traditional physical property with shared time usage. Meaning owners purchase points within a certain institution such as Wyndham and the points become a vacation currency. A challenge arises when an owner is unable to vacation in a given year and the points don’t roll over into the next year.

So, what happens if you are a points timeshare owner and are unable to use your annual points? For instance, if you have 100,000 Marriott points, and... Read the rest of this entry »

Are Timeshares Really Cheaper Than Hotels?

There is significant discussion and debate about whether timeshares or hotels are a cheaper option when vacationing. The internet is riddled with ‘Timeshares vs. Hotels’ themed articles. There seem to be a plethora of different opinions and the score is not quite settled on the topic of Timeshares vs. Hotels. The reason for the lack of a definitive winner on the monetary front is simply a matter of circumstances that are largely influenced by individual situations as well as global financial trends. 

If you are looking at a cost analysis to... Read the rest of this entry »

Are Timeshares Pet Friendly?

Are you someone who needs (or wants) to travel and vacation with their furry pet friend? If so, it's important to know in advance what establishments allow pets and details on their pet policies. Whether or not a particular timeshare allows pets can be a simple yes, no, or maybe answer depending on their policies. You are strongly urged to contact your timeshare resort prior to your stay and ask for a copy of their pet policy in writing of some form (on their website, via email, etc).

Most timeshares these... Read the rest of this entry »