Destination clubs, residence funds and luxury travel clubs provide their members with access to multiple luxury vacation homes, located all over the world. The homes are typically multi-million dollar residences, and are sited in major cities, at beaches, in mountains and leisure locations.
Membership of the clubs is an alternative to buying a second home. The clubs are sometimes also compared to, or even mixed up with, private residence clubs, but there are several key differences between the two.
If you're just starting out learning about the clubs and funds read the overview and the glossary. Then you can start to compare them in the comparison table. One way to financially compare them is using a cost per night calculation and we've provided downloadable spreadsheets for these calculations. Here are the top reasons to join a club, but they are not for everybody and here are the reasons not to join.
And for a real in-depth look at the clubs, their homes and services, comparisons to alternatives and questions to consider before joining, download our Guide for Prospective Members.
The map shows some of the main destinations where the clubs have homes. Click on the markers to see the actual homes.
The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.
Destination club Quintess just introduced new pricing and payment plans earlier this month. They largely mirror the structure of the Exclusive Resorts plans we covered yesterday and provide a lot of flexibility for customizing a membership plan to suit your budget, cashflow and travel needs.
The Quintess Collection just introduced new pricing and payment plans at each of its destination clubs. The new membership structure at DUO, largely mirrors the plans we covered earlier today for the Quintess Club, with one interesting extra offer. They provide a lot of flexibility for customizing a membership plan to suit your budget, cashflow and travel needs.
(Editors Note this article is from 2011). Exclusive Resorts has introduced several new pricing and payment plans over the last year. These provide a lot of flexibility for customizing a membership plan to suit your budget, cashflow and travel needs.
The worlds largest destination club has really upped the ante with its series of member events for next year. The club is even starting to describe itself as a private club for luxury travel experiences.
The destination club recently made some new homes available to members at Doonberg Golf Club in Ireland and at the Montage Deer Valley resort, Utah.
This new club, which just launched earlier this year, has introduced another equity membership option that will give members an average of 15 to 20 days of vacation a year.
Destination club, Quintess launched its travel experiences program Quintess Beyond just a few months ago. The latest addition to these experiences is a yoga retreat in Los Cabos, Mexico later this year.
The Abercrombie & Kent Residence Club, announced a new member promotion that builds on A&K’s award-winning reputation as a leader in luxury travel. Prospects who enroll as new members in the club by September 30, 2011, will receive an Abercrombie & Kent
This new partnership between these two private clubs provides reciprocal access to each of their members.
Quintess, DUO by Quintess and THE TOUR CLUB together create a luxury Destination Club network. Members can now enjoy more than 100 homes and experiences in over 40 destinations across The Quintess Collection.
These three new properties make a total of 33 owned by the Hideaways Club Classic Fund and available to members of the fund.
What exactly is a destination club? How do we define a destination club? Many people seem to have mixed ideas of what exactly a destination club is. Here at SherpaReport we like to keep things pretty simple and consistent and being fans of the bard we follow Shakespeares tenets.
The new entrant in shared vacation home ownership builds groups of 100 participants who collectively own 12 luxury residences.