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. They also offer true, deeded ownership whereas timeshares usually just offer a "right to use."
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.
Under a new multi-year relationship,
Aspen, Colorado, known as a premier travel destination for the wealthy and the glamorous, is experiencing renewed interest in fractional ownership at private residence clubs. The popular mountain destination boasts year-round opportunities with a mix of cultural events, a cosmopolitan nightlife, verdant mountain scenery and, of course, ski resorts that attract world-class skiers. Even with all these vacation features, Aspen did not escape the real estate slump induced by the 2008 recession. But a turn-around appears to be in the works. Reports show residential sales are rebounding with fractional properties just beginning to show an uptick.
The Parkway Club at Turtle Creek has introduced the first Private Residence Club on the
The Asheville Club at 151 is the new private residence club in downtown
The wealth section of the New York Times ran an article last week on the stresses of owning a vacation home. Writer Paul Andersen speaks from personal experience and interviews a variety of people under the title “If It Causes Stress, Is It Really a Vacation Home?”.
Timbers Resorts in partnership with Ferruco Vail Ventures will operate and manage The Sebastian, formerly the Vail Plaza Hotel & Club, in Vail, Colorado. The newly renamed hotel and residence club will debut in December this year.