Vacation season is technically over with the kiddies back in school, but dreaming about next summer’s vacation may be the only way to slog through the coming nine months. Lower the cost of your upcoming vacation with cheapo lodging. I’m talking about a time share rental!
Pros: more space than a hotel room, a kitchen to prep meals, and a “homey” feel
Cons: a “homey” feel, no maid service, fewer amenities
The latest issue of ShopSmart Mag, put out by Consumer Reports, suggests four sites to find low-cost time share rentals.
– lets you search for rentals my location, travel dates, activities, resort, or last-minute specials. The site is free to use. Not sure how they make money, actually.
– charges $15 for info of time share owners and full resort reviews. The site offers an escrow service for safe payments and buys timeshares.
– is designed for time share owners, but has listings for prospective renters. To join as a owner or renter it is $15 a
– lets you set an email alert if a timeshare becomes available at a specific resort or area. Watch out for Google ads that take you to other sites.