Cabo Casitas

Destination clubs, residence funds and luxury travel 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 and funds 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. Here are the top reasons to join a club, but they are not for everybody and here are the reasons not to join.

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.

It must be the season - Quintess sent a letter to members 2 days ago and yesterday High Country Club sent out its first letter confirming completion of its annual audit and net asset test.

In yesterdays letter to its members, Quintess, LRW announced the completion of both its annual audit and the first quarterly analysis of the Club's member deposit liability coverage.

Several destination clubs have already announced price rises this year and effective August 15, 2007, Ultimate Resort will increase its membership plan prices by $20,000.

Tuscany is proving to be a very popular location for the destination clubs and so Quintess has just added another home in Italy's Tuscan countryside.

As part of the LUSSO Collections member survey, the club asked "What Club features were the most influential to our Members' decision to join LUSSO ?". We've summarized the results below and many of the reasons members gave are true for destination clubs in general.

Kiersten Hegna, Director of Member Services at LUSSO Collection, recently sent out the results of this destination clubs first, in-depth member survey. The results give some great insights into their members preferences.

Exclusive Resorts, the largest luxury destination club, recently announced new prices that come into effect on August 1st 2007.

The LUSSO Collection now has two homes in the Abaco Club on Winding Bay in the Bahamas. This is proving to be a popular destination for several destination clubs.

The luxury destination club BelleHavens has just announced a partnership with Stein Hotels and Resorts Group. Termed the "European Getaways portfolio" it lets BelleHavens members use the Stein Hotels just like any other club property.