The RedWeek Price Difference Explained: Why Our Rates Are So Low…

published on January 7, 2021 by

Do you ever wonder why RedWeek rentals are SO much cheaper than booking directly from resort powerhouses like Marriott, Westin, or Hyatt?

If so, you’re not alone! We often hear this question:

“Why do I see timeshare rentals listed for drastically lower prices than the resort’s rates?”

We have summed it up for you, and we promise: there is no catch! Read our insider details to understand how resort markups really do add up: is one of the largest, most trusted timeshare booking sites online. That simply means we have a loyal community of both owners and non-owners who have joined together to share their rentals at direct cost to you.

Here at RedWeek, you will find luxurious rentals at breathtaking resort destinations…offered to you at seriously low owner-direct prices. This means you only pay a fraction of the resort’s rates because you are renting directly from an owner—with RedWeek as a trustworthy middleman and customer-friendly host.

The Price Difference Explained

The reason you can find our timeshare rentals cheaper than even the “best advertised rates” elsewhere is because our rental inventory comes from individual timeshare owners.

Individuals are not bound by contracted nightly rates, and therefore have the luxury of being more flexible with their pricing. Most owners are simply looking to match the cost of their timeshare investment for that year so they don’t end up losing any money. In short: this means you can access the same rooms at the same resorts, even if you haven’t committed to being an owner yourself! Pretty cool, right?

Another factor to consider are travel industry markups. When you book resorts on most major travel sites, you are typically paying markups for at least two companies – the travel site AND the inventory “channel manager” that consolidates the inventory for the site. Each company typically marks the price up between 12 – 25%. By the time you book your rental, you have paid steep fees to several middlemen.

RedWeek inventory, posted by the individual owners, bypasses all of that. We charge a minimal fee for using our online system, to cover credit card processing and our operating costs. Even still, our fees are still lower than each individual company’s markup involved in a typical travel transaction.

Let’s Talk Numbers.

Still not convinced? Let’s take a look into some real, live price comparisons. On average, RedWeek prices are about a quarter of the cost from resort sites, and close to half of the cost you can find on travel deal sites. Here are a few current price differences to review:

So, There’s No Catch?

Nope! Many people seem to think these prices are just “too good to be true” and wonder if they should opt for higher resort prices rather than risk dealing with an unknown source. This is a valid concern, and why we don’t recommend travelers utilize those timeshares posted on Craigslist you sometimes see…yikes!

That is what we are here for: to connect you to the lowest prices, while offering the protection you desire. When you browse our rentals, look for those marked verified & protected for an additional layer of security and peace-of-mind. Those can be booked online quickly and we protect your funds. No muss, no fuss.

…Not Even a Tour?

We are painfully aware that most people associate timeshare with salesmen and lofty promises. We completely understand you being wary of a tour pitch around the corner…as it is often required to get timeshare stays at such low rates.

However, this is absolutely NOT the case on!

We literally are here to connect owners to renters, and renters to owners. That’s it! No catches, no hooks, NO TOURS.

Now, with all of these benefits laid out clearly on the table, it is important to acknowledge that there are some sites out there that are riskier to use than others. That’s where we come in. RedWeek is the most trusted online timeshare community, which basically means we have your back—whether you’re a long-time owner or a new member just looking to rent occasionally.

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Sounds Good!

Before you book your next full-price resort stay…consider booking a timeshare rental from one of our owners instead. Not only will you snag an amazing deal, but you’ll also be helping out the timeshare owner’s family cover their maintenance fees for the year.

If you do run into any issues with your booking, just reach out to our amazing customer service department.

Ready to book your next vacation? Browse timeshare rentals!

Already a timeshare owner? Learn more about how RedWeek can help you!

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Comments (8)

    • Avatar for Vince C.
      Vince C.
      Jan 12, 2021

      Great article...thanks for the price comparisons and the other benefits of using RedWeek!

      • Avatar for Cynthia S.
        Cynthia S.
        Jan 12, 2021

        This explanation has set my mind at ease. It was always a question in my mind as I researched yours and other sites and saw the price difference. Once the world opens up again, I will be booking!

        • Avatar for Michael I.
          Michael I.
          Jan 12, 2021

          YOU GOT IT RIGHT!

          • Avatar for Ben K.
            Ben K.
            Jan 12, 2021

            At one time I owned six (6) weeks at three different Royal Resorts in Cancun. When I was unable to use them, which happened more often as time passed, I was able to recoup the maintenance fees assessed on every week every year. It was a real money saver as I would have been out those fees no matter what I did with the weeks. The trusts owing these resorts have since expired and I no longer own any weeks. When things get more or less "back to normal," I hope to use Redweek to take some much-needed vacations.

            • Avatar for Bernie P.
              Bernie P.
              Jan 12, 2021

              I have used redweek for many years. I have never had a problem. Many times I can use the same owner for multiple stays. My brother just came back from a 2 week vacation to Florida. He paid 5 ,000 dollars. I am currently spending 2 weeks in Orlando and paid only 1,000 dollars I love Redweek. Book with confidence

              • Avatar for Peggy A.
                Peggy A.
                Jan 13, 2021

                I've been a member for years, and have never booked thru Redweek. I would read all the postings, but felt leery of how your costs were much lower than other companies. What was the catch? Thank you for the explanation. When travel restrictions are lifted, I'm sure myself and many others will now utilize Redweek. Keep up this type of communication and we will all have a better understanding of the services you offer.

                • Avatar for Edward H.
                  Edward H.
                  Sep 13, 2022

                  Good article and very accurate. Have used Redweek to rent my Aruba Surf Club units for over 18 years with great success.

                  • Avatar for Bruce W.
                    Bruce W.
                    Sep 14, 2022

                    I have used RedWeek as both a seller of my timeshare week and a buyer of a timeshare week. In both cases, I have had the piece of mind of knowing that I am getting a reliable buyer and a reliable seller at a fair price for both parties. RedWeek is a no-brainer!