Have you ever wondered how some travelers get better, roomier, resort condos when they go on vacation?
What if there was a way for you to always go on vacation and have your own bedroom? weholi is a peer-to-peer marketplace that lets you search and book resort vacation rentals listed by people who can no longer use their vacation.
What’s one advantage of booking vacations this way?
Timeshare owners often get access to exclusive condo-style accommodations and vacation homes. These exclusive accommodations can only be made available to the general public on weholi’s marketplace. Vacationers can work with timeshare owners just like hosts on Airbnb, negotiating for lower rates. That’s because weholi has joined the rise of peer-to-peer marketplaces. These resort vacation deals are also much lower in price than if you booked on an online travel agency like Orbitz or Priceline.
There are other pros and cons for vacationers to think about when booking a resort vacation rental.
1. More Bedrooms and Space to Breathe
Picking a vacation property type depends on the number of rooms and sleep capacity. A family might be looking for a place with multiple beds, pools and kid-friendly options. However, there are studio options and smaller suites for a more intimate, couples vacation.
Resort rentals are typically roomier because they were chosen for big, family-friendly vacations. This is why you will typically see more condos available than studios because condos can sleep 4 or more on average.
You can narrow yourvacation rental search by type, number of bedrooms and sleep capacity on weholi. Some options for vacation rental property types include:
- Condominiums (1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 baths)
- Villas (1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 baths, bigger living space)
- Studios (1 bedroom and 1 bath)
- Town homes (1-3 bedrooms, 1-2 baths)
2. Lower Prices for 4- and 5-Star Accommodations
Vacationers on weholi are always going to get a great deal on higher quality resorts. Many of the listings are for luxury resorts that you cannot normally book unless from a timeshare owner directly. While these resorts may have a higher price, there is still an option to contact the owner and offer a rental price. With other travel booking sites, you probably will not be able to work with the hotel directly to get a lower price because they are added by a system, rather than an actual person looking to rent directly to you.
Prices for vacation rentals on weholi range from $65 to $500 per night. You can search for the lowest to highest price then filter by destinations, sleeping capacity and extra amenities. When looking at prices, you also want to keep in mind the room size, season and travel dates.
3. Full-Sized Kitchens, WiFi and Other Amenities
Part of going away means leaving home, but resort rentals offer a way to have the comforts of home while you are experiencing a brand new destination. For those who are renting a resort vacation for the first time, you may not understand the experience of a condominium resort. These vacation property types have a lot of space with full-sized kitchens and bathrooms so it feels like you are actually renting a home on the beach rather than just a room. And best of all, you don’t have to change your own linens or handle your own services like you would if you rented a vacation home. You still get to take advantage of resort amenities likes laundry services and in-room dining.
Some amenities that you’ll find with resort rentals on weholi include:
- Free WiFi
- 24-hour concierge service
- Laundry service
- Sports and entertainment facilities
- Restaurants and bars
- Help centers
- Transportation services
To see more about a particular listing, click on any listing from search and scroll down to look at description, amenities, TripAdvisor rating and much more.
4. Beautiful Destinations Around the World
One of the best parts of planning a vacation is choosing where you want to go. The weholi marketplace is open for any timeshare owner to list, so you can find resorts available in popular vacation destinations around the world. Some of the most popular vacation rental destinations available include:
- US – Hawaii
- US – Florida
- US – California
- US – Nevada
- US – Colorado
- US – New York
- UK – England
- UK – Ireland
- The Bahamas
Check out our top Vacation Rental Destinations to get a better idea of where you can go and what types of vacation properties are available in those areas.
5. Far Away Owner vs Host Who Wants to Join Your Vacation
One of the key things to remember is that you are renting a vacation from somebody else. Typically these are timeshare owners or vacation club members who can’t use their vacation and would rather rent it than lose the week entirely.
This actually works out much better for vacationers, especially if you do not want to stay in a home environment and would prefer a resort vacation. You also do not have to stay with a host in order to rent from a timeshare owner. You rent the resort week, and it’s all yours.
Vacationers can contact the owners directly through the listing online and make an offer. One major advantage is that there are more opportunities to talk to an owner and negotiate on the price. However, pricing is also for a 7-night accommodation in most cases.
Want some negotiating power? In cases where the listing has specific dates when you can use the resort, timeshare owners might be willing to lower prices in order to make sure that their week gets used.
6. Book by the Week
It’s true! Booking longer vacations will get you more bang for your buck. Vacation rentals are rented out based on a week-by-week basis. This means that a vacation rental may not be able to change travel dates for the renter. Rather, vacationers might have to be more open when planning a vacation to get a great deal in a destination that only has vacation rentals available in June or October.
The best approach is to plan your vacation 3 to 6 months in advance if you want to make sure that you get a great week in a destination you want.
Bonus Tip – If you pick your destination first, check the weholi marketplace for resort rental weeks that are within the best seasons to visit.
Ready to Book a Resort Vacation Rental?
With a resort vacation rental, vacationers get all of the benefits of owning a timeshare without actually being an owner. Vacation rentals are special because they combine booking a really nice hotel room with staying in a private home without a host. This means you get an entire resort condo or suite all to yourself in a destination of your dreams!
Want to find a vacation now? Search for a vacation rental on the weholi marketplace.