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Reposted by Vacation Max
Enjoying Your Vacation Time In A Timeshare With Your Family By: Connor Sullivan
Timeshares provide you with choices for your vacation. The timeshare company most likely has resorts scattered around the country. This often means that, if you own a unit in one part of the country, you can negotiate a stay in another area. If you are not lucky enough to own a unit, there is always the timeshare rental. If you have a unit that you no longer need, you can find web sites that help people to sell timeshare units. They can even be auctioned off.
But what is a timeshare? It is most often a condominium unit in a resort. Normally a group of purchasers buy into a single unit. Each buyer is assigned a set time during the year during which they have exclusive occupancy of the unit. As with all condominiums, a monthly maintenance fee must be paid, whether the buyer uses the unit or not. The resort must be maintained whether or not owners are using their unit.
So what are the advantages of owning a timeshare? First of all, it is like the difference between a condominium and a house. A homeowner is responsible for all aspects about the house, both inside and outside. A condo owner is responsible for everything from the wallpaper inward. He or she pays a monthly maintenance fee so that the condo association can take care of the outside maintenance such as roofs and the grass. A timeshare works the same way. You have a place in the woods to call your own, but you are responsible only for the inside. A landscaper is in charge of the outside. By contrast, a family that has full ownership of a cottage on a lake must maintain everything in and around it. – Vacation Max
Pros and cons of vacation rentals
Vacation and villa rentals are generally appealing for many reasons, some of the foremost being cost savings, more space, and no tips, taxes or service charges that are associated with hotel rooms. Villa and vacation rentals have kitchens for cooking, living rooms for gathering together and offer the appeal of living in a real neighborhood and soaking up the rhythm of the locals. In the United States, hotels often enjoy the advantages of brand recognition, familiar reservation processes, and on-site staff for problem resolution. For a guest, booking a vacation rental may mean stepping out of that comfort zone in order to garner some of the advantages they offer. Perceived cons of vacation rentals can include having to communicate directly with the property owner, being unfamiliar with the property, lack of on-site staff, and concerns about quality or cleanliness — however, these are most often mitigated by dealing with villa or vacation rental agencies that manage vacation properties for owners and they offer many of the same services hotels offer to their guests, e.g., front desk check-in, 24-hour maintenance, in-house housekeeping, concierge service.
A timeshare is a form of ownership or right to the use of a property, or the term used to describe such properties. These properties are typically resort condominium units, in which multiple parties hold rights to use the property, and each sharer is allotted a period of time (typically one week, and almost always the same time every year) in which they may use the property. Units may be on a part-ownership or lease/”right to use” basis, in which the sharer holds no claim to ownership of the property.