December 8, 2013

Rent a Timeshare! Review and Giveaway!

WHAT ARE TIMESHARE RENTALS?  Timeshare rentals are timeshares that owners rent to other individuals, rather than use for themselves. Timeshare rentals are nothing new, yet most travelers are unfamiliar with them.

WHAT IS REDWEEK.COM? is the largest online marketplace for timeshares, and has an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. Owners post their timeshare units on the site, and connect directly with travelers looking to rent. No middleman, and no tours. Ever.

Take a look at this cool site that offers timeshare rentals!
As you can see by the above picture, this site offers the chance to rent a timeshare all over the world!
 Its not only for renting either! If you own a timeshare, you can rent or sell it here as well.

Hotel vs Timeshare

When you're traveling with a group of four or more, cramming into a single hotel room or trying to arrange adjoining rooms can be a challenge. Most people don't realize that timeshare units are so much different than hotels.

With a standard hotel you get:
  • One room with a bed and a bathroom
This setup is particularly difficult for families with small children. When the kids go to sleep, mom and dad's options are limited, as the whole family is sharing one room.  But, with a timeshare, you typically get a full condominium unit. A typical timeshare offers:
  • One, two, or three bedrooms
  • A central living room (usually with a sleeper sofa)
  • Dining area
  • A complete kitchen with full-size stove, oven, microwave, and dishwasher, as well as dishes and utensils
  • Washer and dryer
  • One, two, and sometimes three full bathrooms
With a timeshare, mom and dad can put the kids to bed in one bedroom and continue to enjoy themselves in the spacious living areas.
Many timeshare resorts offer complimentary children's activities, such as arts and crafts, pool games, t-shirt making, karaoke, and more, giving parents a chance to spend some quiet time together. But with swimming pools, water parks, miniature golf courses, bowling, family game shows, and movie nights, just to name a few, activities abound for the entire family.

Comparison graphic of typical hotel vs. typical timeshare resort

In addition to the spatial differences and available activities, a timeshare can open up a host of options that are not available to families staying in a hotel. The full kitchen allows families to eat meals in their unit rather than in restaurants. Many timeshares offer movie rentals on-site and VCRs or DVD players in the units, so families can save money on entertainment as well.

I know I prefer to stay in a Timeshare rather than a hotel! More privacy and sometimes for longer stays it can be a bit more economical, especially when traveling with kids.
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  1. Hawaii would be nice!

  2. I would love to go to hawaii
    roddjackson at hotmail dot com

  3. I would love to get a timeshare in New York, anywhere near the city. I worked there for one summer and really want to take my hubby.

  4. Palm Springs, California in the winter would be great!

  5. Honestly, anywhere. But I have had a hankering for southern California recently!

  6. I'd love anywhere, but we would most likely use to visit my father-in-law in South Carolina. We've only been able to go once to see him because we can't stay with him and a hotel is expensive. He's more than half the country away from us and we miss him!

  7. I'd love to rent a timeshare in Montana for a summer vacation with our friends!

  8. Anywhere warm and beachy!
    khbride at yahoo dot com

  9. I would want Orlando or any beach area!