Renting a Timeshare From an Owner

RedWeek.com is a marketplace for timeshare owners to rent or sell their weeks - giving you access to condo-style accommodations at incredible rates (and no timeshare sales tours whatsoever). In some cases, the owner uses RedWeek or another company to manage the rental, so you may occasionally deal with a third-party.

Here are some tips on how to rent a timeshare:

  1. Find a timeshare resort

    Search or browse through locations to find timeshare resorts that interest you. On each resort page, you can view all timeshare rental postings currently available.

  2. Submit a booking request

    When you find a rental offer that interests you on a resort page, click "View Posting" to see more. If you are not already a RedWeek.com member, you will be asked to upgrade your account in order to view full details and make contact. This membership is just $18.99 for 12 months and gives you access to all resort reviews, and e-mailing other owners.

    If you have questions about the rental, simply contact the owner. When you are ready to book, just click "Request to Book".

    Select rentals are bookable through RedWeek's online booking system which means RedWeek is helping the owner with the transaction, and they come with RedWeek booking protection. When you submit a booking request on a week with RedWeek Booking Protection, you will sign the rental agreement upfront, and submit with your credit card payment. This is not an instant booking — the owner will still need to accept your offer, and change the name on the reservation before it is confirmed. This usually takes less than five days.

  3. Finalize your rental and enjoy!

    If you are renting from an owner outside of RedWeek's online booking system, you will work out an agreement and payment terms directly. We highly recommend using a protected payment method, such as an escrow service.

    If working directly with an owner, be sure to request a reservation confirmation number that can be used to verify the unit is in your name, and call the resort to independently check. With RedWeek's online booking, you will receive confirmation as soon as RedWeek staff has verified your reservation.

    Don't purchase any non-refundable air and or car rental packages prior to confirming your timeshare reservation.

Quick Tips:

If you are unable to connect with the owner to get the week you want, just let us know and we would be happy to help you find an alternative or refund your membership fee.


Always make sure you know who you are dealing with and take steps to ensure a safe, secure transaction. If you receive excuses or resistance as to why an owner or broker will not comply with these security measures, or feel uncomfortable dealing with the person in any way, do not send payment and report your concerns to us immediately.