Cabo Casitas

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.

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The latest news and research on the clubs is included below.

The Luxus Group, has been expanding its Luxus Vacation Properties fund to acquire 13 homes throughout North America. Investors in the fund have access to all these vacation homes.

A week ago Ultimate Escapes sent a note to members asking them for a special assessment. I talked through the assessment with Jim Tousignant, CEO of Ultimate Escapes.

The bad news continues amongst destination clubs, with the announcement today that High Country Club will be filing Chapter 7 bankruptcy early next week.

The two destination club have announced a strategic alliance to allow members use of their respective clubs.

Another victim of the current economy, the pre-paid vacation club One Key World is closing it’s doors.

There have been several rumors swirling about changes at destination club Quintess. Yesterday SherpaReport caught up with Ben Addoms, founder and EVP of Quintess, to discuss the latest developments.

SherpaReport recently talked to Philip Mekelburg, the CEO and co-founder of Equity Estates to find out the latest developments at this equity destination club.

These two luxury travel and property companies have formed a partnership so that their respective members can use each others luxury vacation homes.

The Presnell Sporting Collection is a new travel club that offers elite sportsmen the fishing and large game hunting experiences that they crave.

In another sign of how hard the economy is hitting destination clubs, the boutique club Lusso just filed Chapter 11 today.