A year ago, we wrote two articles on several "try before you buy" offers at private residence clubs. Well, a year later and there are multiple new offers available. Here's a sampling:

The Residence Club On Mission Beach

With five miles of pristine beach just outside your door this is a place for truly relaxing vacations. Of course, San Diego’s shopping, dining, parks and professional sports are just minutes away and the Club staff will attend to your every need.

Their "Preview Stay" opportunity lets your family enjoy the Club’s luxurious two-bedroom residences and incredible location, for only $450 per night. Included in the offer are two tickets for an evening sail on the Amazing Grace Tall Ship or four tickets to Sea World.

Front Four at Stowe Mountain

This private residence club in Vermont offers a 3-day, 2-night Experience Stowe Package. The superbly appointed two-, three- and four- bedroom residences range in size from 2,000 to more than 3,200 square feet.

As well as providing a concierge for members there are ski, golf and fly-fishing guides, or you can just relax at the spa or in the pool.

The Lodge at Doonberg
The Lodge at Doonberg, Ireland
The Links Cottages at Doonbeg

This new private residence club in West County Clare is nestled on a magnificent expanse on the southwest coast of Ireland. Ownership guarantees three weeks in residence per year, plus unlimited access on a space available and short notice basis at no additional cost. Each Cottage spans an average 3,000 square feet and offers four en-suite bedrooms, a spacious living room, and full kitchen.

The club offers five nights stay at a special rate including:
- One round of golf for four at the award-winning Doonbeg Golf Club
- Two 60-minute spa treatments at the acclaimed White Horses Spa
- Two incredible dining experiences for four at Darby’s Pub and The Long Room.

Ano Lani on Kauai

Ano Lani lies on the edge of Princeville, the premier residential community in Kaua‘i. Part of a gated community, the richly appointed three bedroom, three bath villas are offered in 1/6 shares.

A Discovery Visit lets you to stay in the villa that you are considering for up to five nights. Should you decide to purchase, the cost of your accommodations will be credited to you at closing, along with a generous travel allowance reimbursement.

As you can see these offers are available at a wide variety of clubs, the earlier two articles here and here list some other offers. If you're looking into joining a club, it's well worth asking if you can try it out for a few nights. The offers normally provide a discount, a special package or will deduct the cost of your trial stay from a subsequent membership.

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