Destination clubs provide their members with access to multiple luxury vacation homes, located all over the world. The homes are typically multi-million dollar residences, and are sited in major cities, at beaches, in mountains and leisure locations.
Membership of the clubs is an alternative to buying a second home. The clubs are sometimes also compared to, or even mixed up with, private residence clubs, but there are several key differences between the two.
If you're just starting out learning about the clubs read the overview and the glossary. Then you can start to compare them in the comparison table. One way to financially compare them is using a cost per night calculation and we've provided downloadable spreadsheets for these calculations.
And for a real in-depth look at the clubs, their homes and services, comparisons to alternatives and questions to consider before joining, download our Guide for Prospective Members.
The map shows some of the main destinations where the clubs have homes. Click on the markers to see the actual homes.
The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.
The luxury vacation home investment fund manager, Equity Residences, had a successful year in 2021. Its Equity Platinum Fund attracted a record number of investors who poured $18.7 million into the Fund. New homes additions during the year, mean the fund is over half way to its target of 25 vacation residences.
Luxury property club Destination M offers its almost 150 members a personalized experience and worry-free investment with its portfolio of 33 residences in locations throughout the Americas and Europe. We recently spoke to one of the club’s members to get a personal insight into his reasons for joining and his experience so far.
Luxury travel company Inspirato is planning to go public through a merger with Thayer Ventures Acquisition Corp. The transaction values the combined company at an estimated enterprise value of approximately $1.1 billion.
The manager of several luxury vacation home funds has seen significant growth and interest over the last year. The new investors joining the latest Fund IV have allowed Equity Estates to buy several new homes, but they have also added a new investor waitlist to help balance the timing of adding well-chosen homes and investor access.
The two new additions to Equity Residences’ Equity Platinum Fund portfolio expand travel options for investors who enjoy mountain and beach vacations. The private equity fund continues to grow with new luxury homes in Vail, Colorado, and Little Exuma, The Bahamas.
Equity Destination club 21-5 is adding another owner Association to appeal to vacation home owners across the USA. The new “All American” Association plans to buy homes in Maui, New York City, Vail Valley, US Virgin Islands and Sonoma.
Destination Club Exclusive Resorts assembles an annual collection of very special trips for their members. The scope of the trips in 2020 and 2021 has been impacted by the coronavirus, so members are looking forward to the 2022 calendar. SherpaReport spoke to Gina Bach, Vice President of the Experience Collection at Exclusive Resorts, to find out what’s on offer.
SherpaReport spoke with Greg Salley, Managing Director of Equity Residences, about how they select real estate investment opportunities and add value to their luxury real estate investment funds. The discussion talked through their purchase strategy and value-added upgrades.