February 2011: Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts Revealed

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Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts Revealed
RedWeek.com Top 25 Timeshare Rental Resorts Revealed

RedWeek.com Newsletter - February 2011

Vacationers want sun, sun, and more sun according to the RedWeek.com list of top 25 timeshare rental resorts. Florida, the Caribbean, and Hawaii continue to be preferred vacation destinations of RedWeek users, taking 21 of the top 25 slots.

Featured below are the top three resorts on this year's list. Other resorts that have consistently been in the top ten over the past three years are The Manhattan Club in New York, and Marriott's Maui Ocean Club in Hawaii. Each of these resorts boasts a 4.5 rating by RedWeek.com users.

Disney's Beach Club Villas

Disney's Beach Club Villas
4.5 of 5 stars
in Lake Buena Vista, FL, offers access to all the amenities of Disney's Yacht Club and Disney's Beach Club Resorts located right next door. Experience three acres of water slides and sand-bottomed pools at Stormalong Bay, catch some rays on a white-sand beach, or go pontoon boating on the Bayside Marina. Other activities include an arcade, tennis and volleyball courts, fishing, shopping, exercise facility, and midway games. Rentals start at $176/night. Own for only $10,780. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Disney's BoardWalk Villas

Disney's BoardWalk Villas
5 of 5 stars
in Lake Buena Vista, FL, takes you back to old Americana. Take the free buses or boats to Disney World theme parks, water parks and more. Slide down the 200-foot long Keister Coaster water slide, rent a surrey bike for a ride along the boardwalk, spend a day on the lake, go fishing, play basketball or tennis, or simply go shopping. Rentals start at $126/night. Own for only $10,800. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Harborside Resort at Atlantis

Harborside Resort at Atlantis
4.5 of 5 stars
in Paradise Island, Bahamas, provides a wealth of private amenities and pleasures, just steps from the villas. Many alluring and adventurous options exist in the area, including the world's largest marine habitat, a Mayan Temple waterslide, an electrifying casino, international cuisine, exceptional facilities for sports and shopping, and salon and spa services. Rentals start at $200/night. Own for only $1,500. Sign up to be notified of new postings at this resort.

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Ask the Timeshare Crusader

Our "Ask the Timeshare Crusader" series continues this month with the following question from Olive:

I am interested in purchasing Disney Vacation Club points but want to be sure I know all the ins and outs of buying on the resale market before taking the plunge. Any advice?

Lisa Ann Schrier

If you're thinking of buying a membership into Disney Vacation Club (DVC), best to complete the paperwork prior to March 20, 2011. After March 20…Read Lisa's full answer »

If you have questions for the Timeshare Crusader, please post them on our dedicated Forums page, or e-mail them to support@redweek.com.

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DAE Deposit Incentives and Rewards

Dial An Exchange likes to reward its members for depositing early and for depositing certain high value weeks. Deposit your week six months in advance or more and receive a $25 Off coupon for your next exchange or bonus week purchase as an early deposit incentive. Deposit a resort that qualifies for Primetime Rewards this month, and receive a free Gold Advantage membership upgrade for a year.

Featured Resort

Ron Jon Cape Caribe

Costa Linda Beach Resort
Oranjestad, Aruba

Number six on the RedWeek.com Top 25 timeshare rental resorts list, Costa Linda Beach Resort provides a memorable vacation getaway. Take advantage of the beautiful beach or the resort's pool, while the little ones enjoy the kiddie pool.

Other on-site amenities include a Jacuzzi, tennis courts, health-club facilities, a snack bar, restaurants, and a nightclub.

Rental Opportunities:
Starting at $157/night

Resale Opportunities:
Starting at $9,500

Member Review:

"This is a great resort. The pool is beautiful and big so it never gets crowded. The beach is onsite and just a short walking distance. The room accomodations are clean and pretty. The resort activities are very enjoyable for the kids. We have a GREAT time everytime we stay here."

Average Member Rating:
5 of 5 stars

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