Cabo Casitas

Destination 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 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.

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.

The destination club has lowered the initial buy in level and expanded the properties to include usage at sister club Marriott resorts.

These two equity based destination clubs have recently announced a reciprocity agreement, providing mutual access to their respective home portfolios.

The rapidly growing, rental based club Inspirato has added some last minute travel deals for members. The club sends out weekly emails with residences that are available at very short notice for prices starting at $295 a night.

Both of these clubs have launched in the last two years, and both offer fully serviced vacations at luxury villas, residences and select other travel opportunities. So how do they compare to each other? Read on....

The first fund from Luxus, the Premiere Collection, is close to being sold out. The newly launched Elite Collection is targeting higher end vacation homes with average property values exceeding $2.5 million.

Destination Club Exclusive Resorts launched Portico earlier this year and has seen phenomenal growth, adding over 1,600 members to date. Justin Halloran was formerly at vacation home giant HomeAway, where he launched HomeAway's flagship global template website across 12 countries.

The London based equity destination club and property investment company recently added a very experienced CEO to oversee the company and it's continuing growth.

The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club offers an array of properties for members to visit and enjoy. Like its hotel line, these residences offer five-star accommodations and amenities that are among the finest in the world. And the Aspen Highlands Ritz-Carlton is no exception to this rule.

With the growing economy the equity destination club has taken on new staff to start to expand again and is adding new members.

This new addition means shareholders will now have the use of apartments located in Paris, Barcelona, Florence and Prague. The Prague apartment is currently being refurbished and furnished and will be available to Rocksure shareholders from May.