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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.

The new club, which provides access to hundreds of vacation homes around the world, now offers three membership levels. The main difference between each is the amount of discounts available: the longer your term, the greater your discounts.

Membership in the Equity Estates Fund grew to over 130 families in 2010. The fund has a portfolio of multi-million dollar vacation homes, which the member investors use for their family friendly vacation experiences.

The new destination club has recently added two new three-bedroom residences in Vail, Colorado, within walking distance of the Eagle Bahn Gondola.

The first fund launched by The Hideaways Club offers ownership and use of beautiful vacation villas around the world. This new City Collection fund provides members with a portfolio of luxurious global city apartments.

For its newest luxury home fund, Rocksure has partnered with Quintessentially the global concierge and lifestyle company. The Quintessentially Rocksure Platinum Fund plans to buy 5 beautiful houses in 5 destinations with each house valued at between US$3 and 5 Million.

The newest club property is at the base of Vail Mountain in LionsHead Village and on the banks of Gore Creek. Featuring Vail’s traditional Bavarian-style architecture, which reflects ski resorts in Europe, The Ritz-Carlton Club, Vail offers two-, three- and four-bedroom Club residences.

The Crystal fund is Rocksure’s third fund to own a portfolio of villas around the world. The villas, each costing over £1 million each will be located in Andalucía, Marrakech, Provence, Corfu, St. Lucia, and The Algarve.

Destination clubs are all about creating memories with family and friends. The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club has created a way for young members to explore exciting places, make great vacation memories and have fun. The new Adventure Passport program allows children to have five distinctive experiences at nine of The Ritz-Carlton Destination Club locations throughout North America and the Caribbean.