SEATTLE, Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Marriott, Westin, and other major resorts in popular destinations like Hawaii, Aruba, and Cancun are nearly all sold out of their holiday inventory, but there's a loophole for last-minute travelers: timeshare rentals by-owner on RedWeek.com.
In order to snag prime Christmas and New Years' time, timeshare owners either had to pay a premium on their original purchase to get guaranteed holiday weeks, or had to book as much as 13-months in advance. Travelers are benefitting from these owners' diligence – often at a significant discount over what they would have paid by booking with the resort direct.
The top 5 resorts booked on RedWeek.com for Christmas and New Year's travel in 2018 are:
- Marriott's Maui Ocean Club, Maui, Hawaii
- Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort, Maui, Hawaii
- Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club, Oahu, Hawaii
- Marriott's Aruba Surf Club, Aruba
- Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa, Cancun
As of November 12, Marriott is nearly sold out of Maui Ocean Club Christmas weeks on their website – with only remaining one-bedroom units priced at $648/night. RedWeek still has a selection of unit sizes at a 34% discount - owners' prices start at just $429/night.
Marriott's Aruba Surf Club is completely sold out on Marriott's website, and they have only a few studios left for New Year's. Meanwhile, on RedWeek, there are nearly two hundred Christmas and New Years' Weeks still available by-owner.
Westin Lagunamar Ocean Resort Villas & Spa in Cancun still has limited Christmas weeks left with prices starting at $383/night for a basic hotel-style unit, when renting from them directly. RedWeek members can access a broader selection of dates and unit-sizes, while saving about 40% renting by-owner – units start at just $229/night.
Considered one of travel's best-kept-secrets, word is getting out. With last year's introduction of the RedWeek Payments platform, where travelers can book their vacation online with a credit card and payment protection, RedWeek has already seen a 35% increase in Christmas and New Year's bookings for 2018. Due to high demand for the service, the company is working on rapidly expanding accommodating online booking for all rental weeks.
RedWeek.com is the largest online marketplace for timeshare rentals and resales-by-owner, with more than 2.6 million subscribers and an A+ Better Business Bureau rating.
At RedWeek.com, you can find reviews, ratings, prices, availability, and complete resort descriptions for all timeshare resorts worldwide.
Timeshare owners can make use of a variety of easy online tools to rent or sell their timeshare, and participate in forums to discuss important owner issues.