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Space, Amenities and Savings: Why Timeshare is an Insider Hack to Smarter Vacations

Jessie Gilmartin - May 14, 2020
Whether you’re exploring a new city, diving in to outdoor adventure, or soaking in your favorite serene destination, a quality home base is key to a picture-perfect vacation. For savvy travelers on the search for stellar deals and plenty of perks, timeshare rentals offer access to world-class resorts in amazing locales – all at significantly lower costs than what you’d pay for the same accommodations on Expedia or Booking.com. In this article, we’ll explore how to rent a timeshare, while also covering how timeshare rentals can take your vacation to the next level while actually saving you money.

Say Goodbye to Packed Hotel Rooms (and Hello to Extra Space) 

There are many benefits to timeshare rentals, and for travel groups of any size, a major highlight is…extra space! A full kitchen means you can check out the local farmer’s market and gather your crew for an in-suite dinner party (and save on hefty restaurant bills), while a spacious living room area is perfect for some after-hours relaxation.

A full kitchen means you can gather your crew for an in-suite dinner party, while a spacious living room area is perfect for some after-hours relaxation

World-class Brands…

Renting a timeshare means you’ll be staying at global brands like Marriott, Westin, Hilton, and Wyndham, enjoying the same certainty and service (from concierges to area shuttles) as any seasoned jetsetter. Take the Wyndham Kona Hawaiian Resort as an example. Located on the Big Island’s west coast, this premier resort features brilliant foliage, winding pathways, and architecture inspired by island design of the 30s. With high-pitched roofs and spacious lanais, your home for the week more closely resembles a charming tropical bungalow than a condo.

…with Unforgettable Amenities

When it comes to vacation, vibes are essential. From pools to fitness centers, saunas to restaurants, timeshares boast the same features and highlights one would expect from a luxurious hotel stay in exquisite destinations around the world. The Grand Mayan at Nuevo Vallarta, for instance, offers a brilliant seaside oasis on Mexico’s Pacific coast. Immerse yourself in on-site salsa lessons and culinary classes or dive in to snorkeling explorations. Just don’t forget to soothe yourself in the resort’s full-service spa where lush bungalows blend seamlessly with the surrounding jungle for a rejuvenation session unlike any other.

From pools to fitness centers, saunas to restaurants, timeshares boast the same features and highlights one would expect from a luxurious hotel stay

Savings You Won’t Find Anywhere Else

The best thing about renting a timeshare on KOALA? Access to deals you won’t find on Expedia or Booking.com. Owners with rentals are often looking to simply cover their yearly maintenance fees, which means they have far more flexibility on price than the resorts. By renting directly from them on KOALA, you can save up to 70% off what you’d pay by booking through the resort or booking sites like Expedia.

Travel Hacks 101: How to Rent a Timeshare

With all of its many benefits, figuring out how to rent a timeshare might seem overwhelming for newbies. And it’s true – historically, the process of renting a timeshare was a little…complicated. In timeshare rental 1.0, the traveler was responsible for vetting listings and owners, and even creating their own rental agreements. In many cases, travelers would also have to complete the transaction by actually sending a paper check!

Koala eliminates uncertainty, connecting travelers directly to timeshare owners through our marketplace, and providing streamlined efficiency. Timeshare rental 2.0 looks like this:

  • Verified hosts and listings
  • Secure payments
  • Seamless rental process

The process is simple. Explore KOALA’s community of timeshare hosts, select the destination, and dates that interest you. Select to book and you’re done. Payments through KOALA are powered by Stripe, a leader in e-commerce security. And of course, our customer support team is always available to offer insight and assistance.

Timeshare rentals offer an affordable opportunity to dive into beautiful and exciting destinations, with homey comforts and plenty of room to truly settle into your stay. Prepare to live the vacation high life for less.

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