This time last year we were gearing up for a long-awaited trip to Florida. We were very lucky and were able to stay with relatives, who don’t live all that far from Orlando. There’s definitely an advantage to staying in a home rather than making do with a hotel room especially on a longer trip. If you don’t have conveniently placed relatives, then you need to look around a bit to find the right sort of accommodation: we found a lot of the brochures concentrated on hotels, especially those connected to the theme parks. Now they may be fun for a few days, but it won’t be long before you will be missing your space and will be wishing you had somewhere to escape to after the kids have gone to bed.
Recently I heard about how you can rent a timeshare for your stay in Orlando. In fact, given that Orlando is considered the timeshare capital of the world there’s a good reason why you should consider looking at timeshare accommodation to rent. Many Orlando timeshares are conveniently located close to the theme-park area of the city, and you can find some great deals on the secondary resale market. The resale market is where you buy and rent timeshares through existing owners rather than through the resorts directly. When you buy or rent a timeshare through a resort directly, there is a 50 – 90% markup to cover the costs of sales commissions, marketing and salaries. When you buy or rent through an existing owner, this 50 – 90% markup is removed and you can save thousands of dollars. Timeshare resale rentals are perfect if you are on a tight budget because it’s possible to rent a 1-bedroom apartment near Disney for as little as $200 on the secondary resale market.
Being built with holiday makers in mind, Orlando timeshares are very convenient in terms of location, size and layout. Typically a timeshare accommodation will be larger than a hotel room and will come with its own kitchen, so you can eat the food you want or cut costs by avoiding eating out. It’s not just the timeshare themselves either, as many properties benefit from access to communal facilities like swimming pools and sports courts. If you already own a timeshare near Disney you can use online tools to find out your timeshare value before attempting to rent it out. Or, maybe you’ve been asking “how do I sell my timeshare.” Websites online can help you with this as well.