We’re now officially in the winter season, and if you live up north you may be thinking about taking a vacation down to Florida to warm up. If your budget is tight, you may want to consider an accommodation that is less expensive than a traditional hotel room. You could always camp, but who really wants to do that on a vacation? Instead, why not try out renting a timeshare on the resale market?
For those unfamiliar with timeshare, it is simply a piece of vacation time, usually one or two weeks, that can be used at a resort. A timeshare usually comes equipped with a kitchen and at least one private bedroom, which makes it great for families. The best part about timeshares is that you may rent them from existing owners. This is how you can save a significant amount on accommodation. When an owner is unable to use their vacation time, they typically try and rent out their timeshare for extra cash at a discounted rate. They’re just happy to get something for their unused vacation time.
Let’s look at a few examples. BuyaTimeshare.com is a leader in the timeshare resale space and has amassed a large customer base of timeshare owners looking to sell timeshare now. When looking at timeshare resorts in Orlando near Disney available for rent it looks like the following discount deals are available on the site:
Bluegreen Resort's The Fountains – One week for $50. This resort is located on International drive near Walt Disney World®, EPCOT® and more. Its featured amenities include a water park, zero-entry pool, hot tubs, on-site restaurants and more.
Westgate Lakes Resort and Spa – One week for $100. This lakefront resort is located near SeaWorld, Universal Orlando and more. Its featured amenities include heated pools, hot tubs, Serenity Spa and more.
Hilton Grand Vacations Club at SeaWorld – One week for $200. As the name implies, this resort is located right next to SeaWorld. The featured amenities include a shuffleboard court, tennis and sports courts, playground, pools, whirlpools and children’s activity center.
Sheraton Vistana Resort - $500 for one week at the beginning of March. This resort is located near Walt Disney World® and other theme parks. Its amenities include nearby golf courses, on-site bar, pools, marketplace, tennis court, put-put golf and more.
To obtain a timeshare at these discounted rates you’ll just need to submit your offers on BuyaTimeshare.com and wait for the timeshare owner to accept or decline. If a timeshare owner is advertising for $500 you may want to offer something like $400 and see if the owner accepts. If the owner rejects your offer, you’ll receive an email notifying you about it. If you’d like to try again just submit another offer and wait for the owner to respond. We recommend placing offers on more than one ad to increase your chances of getting the discounted rate you’re looking for.
Once a timeshare owner accepts your offer you’ll need to work with them on the paperwork to get everything finalized. And that’s it! You’ve now got a great 1-week vacation at a significantly discounted rate.