Great Deals on Timeshares Over the last few years, it seemed as though the thought of buying into a timeshare was a dream many people no longer thought they could afford. With the economy finally on the rebound though, more and more are starting to see timeshares as a viable possibility. Timeshares have quite a […]
Integrating Into Your Vacation Life
When you own a timeshare, you have the option of staying either in the same place or a different place each year. By using timeshare exchange companies, you can exchange your weeks or points for just about any location in the world. However, there are many people who enjoy going to the same location every year and timeshares are a great way of accommodating this. These people enjoy the benefits a timeshare provides them to them it’s about creating a second life in another country, with a different lifestyle, different friends and a different mentality. The beauty of it is that it can be achieved without having to give up an existing lifestyle.
Commitment to Longevity
The true beauty of a timeshare property can come out of regular annual (or perhaps more frequent) visits over a long period of time that allows a complete integration into the surrounding environment and community. By getting to know locals, making friends and creating a social life in the second home, individuals can really start to feel like the timeshare is a home away from home. This of course won’t happen overnight and a commitment will be needed to nurturing and maintaining relationships and connections. Little things like learning the local language or finding out about local history don’t take up too much time on a daily or weekly basis but can lead to big steps forward in integrating with a community. After all, being accepted as more than just a tourist is a unique part of owning a timeshare that the vast majority of holiday formats simply can’t facilitate. It is one of the reasons why timeshare owners go to so much trouble to ensure their purchase is made from a credible source, so that it would provide them with years of enjoyment.
Learn from Mistakes
Getting to know a new environment is never easy. No matter how many times a person has resettled or how many different environments have been experienced, there are some lessons that every new location holds. There is perhaps none more common than the touristy mistakes that make an individual stand out as a newcomer like a sore thumb. It doesn’t matter if this is a mispronunciation with comic implications or a brave local delicacy tasting that back fires. Every time it happens it is embarrassing, and most everyone feels about a foot tall in the aftermath.
But it is no cliché to say that these little moments truly do make the best stories in time to come and when people in the local community can laugh along with such instances it can be as much a sign of acceptance as anything else. Take any mistakes as part of the learning curve, find out from other people about their mistakes and learn from the whole mix. Don’t make the mistake of allowing a fear of rejection to prevent a community acceptance that will come over time. The only thing that can really prevent people from settling in to a timeshare location and accepting it as a second home is the decision to stop trying.
Share and Share Alike
You may make the mistake of thinking that those entering a new group or new community are the only ones who should be open to learning. Any community or group of friends that wants to accept new people will want to do so because they want to learn about and get to know these new people as much as they want you to learn and become a part of their community. There is nothing more inviting in a learning and integration experience than for everyone to be taking part in the learning and sharing experiences equally. It is a common, almost clichéd, aspect of human nature that the more others share with us, the more we are willing and open to sharing ourselves.
When timeshare holders make the decision and then take the steps to integrate into their holiday home community, a change in mindset happens. In choosing to be a part of the new community, the timeshare stops being simply an investment for profit and more a part of life that’s committed to for the long term.
This blog was written by our guest blogger, Evie Pearce.
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About the author
Evie Pearce is a freelance writer and mother of two. After giving up her career in the hospitality and tourism industry to become a mother, she turned to writing about it instead. A keen traveler, she likes to have her dogs take her for a walk most evenings before pretending her husband is a good cook.
Benefits of Fractional Homes
Fractional ownership has been around for a number of years for a variety of different types of items, even aircraft. However, most of the time, people who are considering fractional ownership are actually looking at luxury vacation homes. Fractional ownership simply makes a lot of sense for many people today. They do not want to buy an entire home that they are only going to be able to use a few weeks out of the year. Fractional properties are simply going to be sensible for most out there today. In fact, you are going to find quite a few benefits when it comes to these types of homes.
Great Amenities with the Fractional Homes
While it is ultimately going to depend on the home that you choose, you will find that the majority of the fractional vacation homes out there today are going to have some outstanding amenities. These can vary greatly based on the property, but some might include the types of amenities that you would find at a five-star resort. They might include a spa, a clubhouse, and more. The features they offer are generally going to be ones that you would not be able to find if you simply had a vacation home that you own outright.
Often, fractional properties are going to have high quality management services as well. The hospitality companies are able to take care of all of your needs in the home so that it can meet and exceed all of your expectations.
Even the fixtures and the appliances that you find with one of these types of units will typically be of a much higher quality. They are going to be better than what most of the typical vacation rentals are going to be able to offer you.
A Good Location Where You Want to Stay
Another one of the great things about the fractional homes is that you will often be able to find them in the locations where you’ve always wanted to live or spend time. Whether you are looking for a place to enjoy the warm summer weather or you want to have a place where you are going to be able to enjoy the wintry weather and the mountains, you will be able to find it.
The Ease of Ownership
If you were to have your own vacation home, you would be the one who was responsible for all of the repairs and housekeeping. When you have a fractional home, the only thing that you have to worry about is having a good time. Imagine how nice it will be to enjoy your vacation without having any worries. All of the maintenance issues should be a part of the price and the annual fees that you are paying for the fractional.
Speaking of the price and the fees that you have to pay, you’ll find that it is going to be much more affordable to have a fractional than a second home for your vacations. Once you pay the initial price, you will only have to pay the annual fee for upkeep. This should be quite a bit more affordable. The cost of the fractional will vary, naturally, so it is always important to make sure that you research your potential vacation home completely so you know exactly what it is that you are getting.
More Time for Your Vacation
With many of the fractional properties that are out there today, you will find that you can spend more time with your property than with a typical timeshare. In fact, you could stay for longer than a month in some of the fractional homes. It all depends upon the company and the homes that are available. Again, this is something that potential buyers are going to want to consider when they are looking at the various fractionals that are on the market today.
People really do seem to love the luxury that the fractional homes are able to offer. They can take their vacation and know that everything is going to proceed just perfectly. They could be a perfect choice for you if you are looking for a luxury vacation home without buying an entire property yourself.
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Interval International has added another coveted property to its ever expanding inventory of timeshare resorts available for exchange. Nestled in a 22 acre valley of olive trees on the southern tip of Portugal and overlooking the Monchique mountains , Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa in Algarve is a seaside oasis that is sure to be a hit with owners looking for a unique timeshare exchange.
Set against a backdrop of beautiful beaches and rocky coastline, sunny Algarve is renowned for its golf, nightlife and natural beauty. This European timeshare offers two outdoor swimming pools, a health club with a heated indoor pool, sauna and Jacuzzi as well as outdoor swimming pools and a gymnasium. The onsite spa offers a wide range of beauty treatments and massage. If you’re looking to spice up your annual vacation, exchange your Interval International affiliated timeshare week for a week at Vale d’Oliveiras Quinta Resort and Spa.