Monday, July 2, 2012

Family Vacations On A Budget Redweek Review & Giveaway

Summer is here Woohoo!

Which means for most of us, this is when our families vacations happen, and usually costing us a pretty penny. With the economy still down money seems tight for everyone, and a lot of us are looking for ways to have a nice vacation while not breaking the bank.

lets say you would like to go to Longboat Key, FL. There's 2 adults and 2 kids in your family. You already are  paying a decent amount in the flight costs, car rental, attraction tickets... why should you pay more than necessary for a hotel? Try Renting a Timeshare instead!

Below I have provided a breakdown of what you could expect to pay with a Timeshare Rental from versus booking a hotel:

Longboat Key Timeshare: 4 nights $428

Bedrooms:2 Bathrooms:1

Beds: 1 King, 1 Sleeper Sofas

Amenities: DVD Player, Deck or Patio, Dishwasher, Handicap Accessible, Internet Access, Microwave, Refrigerator - Full Size - TV, Telephone, VCR, Laundry washer - dryer on site

Longboat Key Hotel: 4 nights $608

Bedrooms: Studio Bathrooms:1

Beds: 1 Murphy Bed, 1 Sleeper Sofa

Amenities:  Free Wi-Fi, Daily Maid Service, Microwave, Full Size Refrigerator - Small, TV, Telephone, CD Player, Balcony
That's a savings of $180 plus you have the extra rooms and amenities! Just think! You could take your extended family or maybe some friends, split the bill and pay a fraction of the cost of a hotel with needing more then 1 room! Plus everyone could stay together instead of being spilt up around a hotel. Why would you choose to stay any other way?

Not only are Timeshare Rentals budget-friendly, but most are pet friendly as well so no leaving Fido at home with a sitter and have great amenities that you wouldn't be able to get from a normal hotel room.

Why is it so much cheaper to get a timeshare instead of a hotel? Timeshare Rentals are owned like a house, but when the owners aren't using the rooms, it just makes perfect sense to rent them out! If they are drastically cheaper than the average going price for hotel rooms in the area, then of course they are the ones that are going to get rented out! It ends up being a win/win for both parties in the end.

I'm planning on taking my family on a vacation to Florida next summer, and you can guarantee that RedWeek will be the source of my home away from home for the trip!

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  1. I learned that the Redweek site has an audience of over 1.5 million registered users. And there's no commission and no middlemen.

  2. I learned you don't have to take a tour to rent the timeshare! Woo hoo!

  3. I learned that you can go to Hawaii for $25 a night.

  4. Found a Cancun rental for $14 a night

  5. I learned that RedWeek is a site where people can list TimeShares to rent or sell, it's a great place to find CHEAP TimeShares!

  6. It may be cheap to rent for Orlando - if I can figure out transportation to the sites.