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.Choose a Club
The Quintess Collection consists of three clubs, Quintess, DUO by Quintess and the TOUR CLUB. So the first step in joining is to pick a "home club". Members in any of the three clubs have access to all the homes across the entire Quintess Collection. The key difference between Quintess and DUO by Quintess is the level of homes - in Quintess the average value is about $4m and is roughly $2m for the DUO homes. The TOUR CLUB is really for folks who love golf and want to play, participate and experience it at the highest levels.Multiple Plan Levels
The next step is then choosing the number of days you want to travel with the club each year. We've come across a lot of examples of members who start with a smaller number of nights each year, and then upgrade as they realize how much they like the club membership structure.
The Quintess club offers 6 membership plans providing from 10 to 60 nights of travel in 10 day increments. Each membership plan comes with a number of advanced reservations, which allow members to reserve homes well ahead of their travel time. So for instance, a 30 night membership plan comes with 7 advanced reservations, which means a 30 day member can plan and book 7 future vacations well in advance. The more nights in your membership plan, the more advanced reservations you have - this is typical of membership plans at all the destination clubs.
All the Quintess club plans have the same 90 day window for making "Space Available Reservations". These are trips made on shorter notice and so don't count towards having "Advanced Reservations" on the books.Annual Dues
The annual membership dues vary depending on the number of nights in the membership plan and are approximately $1,230 per night.
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With the high demand for travel during a few peak holiday periods, Quintess also has a priority holiday booking system. If you want to make advance reservations during these times, you need to pay a one off non-refundable fee, that gives you access to this holiday inventory during your membership.
The holidays covered by these reservations are Easter, Spring Break, 4th of July, Christmas, New Years and Presidents Day. Members can choose whether they want to reserve a holiday in advance every year - for which the one time non-refundable fee is $90,000. Or they can make a holiday reservation every other year for $45,000.
As an example, if you know when you join the club that you will always want to travel during Presidents week each year, and then every other year you want to travel at Christmas, you would pay $135,000 to be able to reserve over these dates.Non-Refundable Plans
Quintess is now offering non-refundable membership plans. So new members have a choice of whether they want to pay a larger membership fee, of which 75% is refundable when they leave, or pay a smaller non-refundable fee.Deferred Payments
Whether new members choose the refundable or non-refundable membership plan for Quintess, both can be paid in three installments. New members pay an initial 1/3 of their chosen plan on joining and then the balance in two more installments.
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|| 3/4/5 Payments
|| Pay in Full
|| 3/4/5 Payments
|| $60,000 3
|| $43,000 3
|| $85,000 3
|| $61,000 3
|| $83,000 4
|| $61,000 4
|| $83,000 5
|| $60,000 5
|| $97,000 5
|| $70,000 5
|| $111,000 5
|| $80,000 5
3 = payable in 3 payments
4 = payable in 4 payments
5 = payable in 5 payments
Compare the Quintess club membership prices to Exclusive Resorts prices covered in this article and to the prices at it's sister club DUO by Quintess. The three clubs all have very similar structures, making them easy to compare.