Private Residence Club View

Owners of luxury fractional property buy a share of a single residence, that provides them with a couple of weeks to thirteen weeks of usage a year. The ownership period varies by development and can be expressed as a fraction (eg 1/10, 1/8, or ¼) or as a number of weeks (eg 5, 6 or 12 weeks).

Private Residence Clubs are the upper tier of the luxury fractional market, providing all the services of a five star hotel together with the ownership.

There are hundreds of fractional and Private Residence Club developments located in city, beach, mountain and resort destinations. Use our home directory to search through these locations.

They are sometimes compared to timeshares, although there are several key differences. For instance luxury fractionals are in better locations, are more luxurious and typically larger, providing 2, 3 or 4+ bedrooms.

This article covers the reasons people buy fractionals and PRCs, and if you're looking to buy read the list of questions to ask before buying your fractional. For easy reference there is a glossary of terms.

The latest news and research on luxury fractionals and Private Residence Clubs is available below.


Proving that luxury home buyers are still active, The Porches of Steamboat Springs, Colorado, has made six sales; three fractional interests in the Private Residence Club and three whole ownership units, over the last six months.

The Big Apple speaks for itself. New York's Broadway shows, five-star dining, sight-seeing, and world-famous shopping attract the world's best. It is a perfect destination for vacationing as well as providing an exciting place for the busy jetsetter to relax between trips abroad.

The Ritz-Carlton Club sets the bar for luxury in Lake Tahoe. Adding the five star services of the Ritz-Carlton to the North Lake Tahoe area will provide an unforgettable experience that can only be found in a handful of ski-in/ski-out properties in the world. Their newest project is nestled in the Sierra Nevadas and is just a gondola ride away from the Northstar Village.

This new relationship allows owners and prospective buyers at Four Seasons Residence Club Vail to experience Delta AirElite's private jet Fleet Membership program by the hour.

Buying a fractional home or private residence club is a great way to acquire just the right amount of vacation home that you need. But, once that sense of wanderlust sets in it’s nice to have an exchange program available to swap some of your time.

The Lake Tahoe area is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Western United States. The region offers a wide selection of fractional ownership opportunities.

Vail is home to several private residence clubs and fractonal homes. The current major investment and "transformation" in the village will add even more fractional residences.

In a report out today at the fractional industry conference, Richard Ragatz, President of Ragatz Associates announced that the North American fractional industry sales were $1.525bn in 2008.

This is the first in a series of articles about fractional and private residence club sales and resales in specific destinations. Aspen Colorado is the most chic ski resort in the US and also boasts a thriving summer program that makes it immensely popular year round.

Last December we covered several ways that private residence clubs let people try out the club, and get a feel for it, before becoming a full member. Here's a selection of other updated offers and trials that are also available to prospective members.