If you ever find yourself asking, “Just what is a timeshare and how does it work?”, you are not alone. We found ourselves asking the same question as we considered our family travel options and decided to purchase one in Hawaii for our family. While we can use our points at many locations, we have yet to venture away from our home resort because our family has fallen in love with the location and our travel traditions experienced at our timeshare.
Each timeshare works a little bit differently but the overall concept is the same. You are buying the ability to have a specific amount of time and accommodations each year. After three years of traveling to our “vacation home“, we realized there are many benefits to a timeshare for family travel!
Consistency and Convenience: Timeshares offer consistency for our family on vacation. When I say consistency, I don’t mean the same place over and over. That’s the best part – we can count on the accommodations and service but change up where we stay to meet our ever changing travel needs and travel bucket list. Families with children may be surprised at how much their kids appreciate the consistency. Ours truly look forward to knowing just enough about what to expect.
Timeshares also offer creature comforts of home that make traveling that much more enjoyable. Having a full kitchen, washer and dryer and ample space are invaluable to our family – and allow me to arrive home with clean clothes in a suitcase instead of piles of laundry to do.
Special Attention: Being a timeshare owner means we get to enjoy the special treatment and perks that come with that status. It’s the little things that a resort will do to let their owners know they appreciate them and everyone in the family will feel it.
Appreciation and vacation = awesome.
No stress of Property Ownership: This is perhaps our most treasured aspect of being timeshare owners. We can count on everything we love about the accommodations of our second property without cleaning, paying bills, repairs, and stress.
Reduces Annual Travel Budget: Another perk of owning a timeshare is that our annual travel budget is reduced because the ownership costs are paid at purchase. With our property in Hawaii, we travel there far more frequently than we otherwise would because of this benefit.
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