Message from The Timeshare Guru: This is a guest post from Luxury Fractional Guide.
Fractional ownerships are vey similar to timeshares and it is a topic that I have wanted to cover for some time. Fractional ownerships give members access to some incredible properties around the world. Instead of reinventing the wheel, Luxury Fractional Guide as put together this post that shows some truly spectacular properties that are available through Exclusive Resorts - one of main luxury fractional ownership clubs.
In my previous travel to the Andaz Peninsula Papagayo resort in Guanacaste, Costa Rica, I personally came across some incredible properties by Exclusive Resorts. The Andaz Peninsula Papagayo Resort is located on a secluded peninsula which also contained luxury homes, the Four Seasons Resorts and some Exclusive Resort properties.
There were fabulous and from the pictures below, you can see that getting access to these properties is a completely different way of traveling. I am not an expert on fractional ownerships but I hope that this article gives you a glimpse in some alternative travel accommodations.
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Top 5 Homes Available to Exclusive Resorts Members
Choosing just five Exclusive Resorts destinations is difficult given their diverse portfolio of luxury homes and adventures around the world.
The perfect destination is one with exquisite scenery, heart-stopping adventure, interesting cultural experiences, and amazing culinary options. Each of these top five accommodations offers these, and travel experts at Exclusive Resorts can customize individual vacations at each location.
Luxury Fractional Guide also has written a comparison of two luxury vacation clubs: Exclusive Resorts and Inspirato.
#1. LA RETRAITE Cote D'Azur, France
This magnificent seaside retreat on the coast of France has a distinctive, rustic stone exterior. Spend an evening outside this countryside villa and watch the luxurious yachts parade across the sparkling blue sea. Relax on the outdoor wicker furniture while your private chef prepares a traditional French meal in the wood-burning oven in the al fresco kitchen. The countryside villa has four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms and an expansive outdoor living area to enjoy the French coastal sun.
Conveniently located near Mercantour Park, enjoy an adventurous day trip to hike the dramatic peaks and splash through the mountain streams of the rugged national park. Your concierge can book a parachuting excursion so that you can see the countryside from a peaceful aerial viewpoint.
Spend a day browsing through galleries in Nice for a more sophisticated day on the town. Views of local olive groves and vineyards will greet you upon your return to the idyllic estate.
For those who prefer a more cultural outing, ask your concierge to arrange transportation to Nice where you can visit the Musee Matisse, or learn the secrets to making exquisite olive oil in the rolling hills near La Pierre Plantée Domaine.
#2. GRAND CAYMAN VILLA Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands
This four-bedroom, 4.5 bath residence overlooks the nine-hole Blue Tip golf course designed by Greg Norman famous for its long Par Fours into the trade winds. Splash into your private plunge pool after a sweltering day in the sun and try your hand at dinner in the luxurious gourmet kitchen with groceries pre-stocked for your convenience.
Located within the pristine, gated Ritz-Carlton Grand Cayman community on 144 acres of gorgeous beachfront property along Seven Mile Beach, the casually elegant 3,518 square foot residence features extensive indoor and outdoor living areas suited for relaxation or entertaining in the balmy air of the Caribbean.
A quick golf cart ride will deliver you to the nearby resort amenities like the Starfish Cay 20,000 square foot spa and waterpark. Indulge in a feast of seafood flavors with a distinctive island essence at Blue by Eric Ripert, and follow it with a Cuban cigar and a lively rum cocktail at the Silver Palm. Reserve family time to visit the Cayman Turtle Farm to swim with sea turtles and other colorful marine life in the lagoon, and become members of the Cousteau Ambassadors of the Environment while participating in the children’s popular eco-adventure program at the resort. You’ll sleep soundly to the crash of ocean waves in your cozy bungalow to recharge for the next day’s adventures.
#3. VILLA LA SOLANA Ibiza, Spain
This modern, 4-bedroom, 3-bath villa that perches on a hillside overlooking some of the world’s best beaches merits a Top Five distinction. The crisp, modern lines of the architecture are warmed by chic Spanish décor suited to a residence on the island of the once-famous artist colony. The secluded estate is located at the foot of a private road, allowing you to fully relax and enjoy your time away with access to every modern convenience.
Watch the crowds parade by on the pine-bordered strand of Ses Salines beach favored by world-class body surfers, then plant yourself on the terrace with a glass of wine to enjoy the views of dense pine forests and rolling hills of olive trees while dinner is prepared for you al fresco in the outdoor kitchen. A picturesque stone tower dominates the architecture, providing stunning panoramic views from the dining room on the main level, or the private upper-level bedroom.
Jump in and cool off in the stunning outdoor pool before walking to the nearby shopping or a night on the town at the trendy nightclub, Pacha. Meet other adventurous travelers for a Full-Moon Saturday Trek hosted May-September, or dive into the warm, clear waters along the spectacular coastline.
#4. BELLA Amalfi Coast, Italy
This newly constructed hillside villa delivers a perfect view of the Mediterranean from the spacious terrace with outdoor dining and sitting areas. Centrally located in the cliff-side village of Positano, this charming five-bedroom, 5.5 bath residence has every amenity necessary for a spectacular Amalfi Coast holiday.
Positano is a colorful Mediterranean village with charming narrow streets that cling to steep hillsides. A scenic drive along twisting roads will deliver you to the main piazza with local boutiques and cafes to suit every taste. Tourists flock to the nearby isle of Capri, Naples, and the historic city of Pompeii frozen forever in time.
Adventurous days will lead you back home to the fully air-conditioned villa decorated in classic Mediterranean colors. Relax in a cozy sitting area overlooking the sea while your private chef cook’s regional Italian cuisine in the gourmet kitchen. Dinner for six is served at the oblong dining table in the dining room with colorful tiled walls and a stunning white glass chandelier.
5. VILLAS PARAISO Punta Cana, Dominican Republic
This spectacular residence is tucked away in the quiet tropics of the easternmost province of the Dominican Republic. Surrounded by the lush flora, the open-air design allows you to transition between the 4,000-square foot indoor and expansive outdoor areas to best enjoy the views. Quaint thatched-roof walkways lead to the adjoining golf course and other resort amenities like the Oscar de la Renta Tennis Center or the Six Senses Spa.
Guests can enjoy meals in the private residence, or venture out to the six restaurants in the nearby resort.
Five miles of turquoise waters and pristine beaches surround you. You’ll find sleep easily at the end of an active day on the water, whether sailing peacefully, paddle boarding through quiet lagoons or kite surfing and parasailing. The tropical accents in the four-bedroom, 4.5 bath residence turn every day into an enchanting experience.
These properties all have stunning scenery, excursions, and amenities. Since 2002, Exclusive Resorts has created 200,000 luxurious, adventure-filled vacations. More than 4,000 members and their families travel in style 15 to 30 days per year. Two flexible membership opportunities offer full access to the private vacation portfolio.
Message from The Timeshare Guru: A big thank you to Luxury Fractional Guide for providing us this information. These homes are truly stunning! I personally am very interested in learning more about these types of vacation clubs and seeing if there is a way to maximize ownership or maximize their use.
Let me know your thoughts below on whether this information will be interesting and useful!