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.

The luxury destination club has increased its destination portfolio by more than 33% in 2012, adding 20 new destinations. Members now have access to more than 170 luxury residences and experiences in more than 60 of the world's most sought-after destinations.

Luxury Residence Fund, Equity Estates, has acquired a new Midtown Manhattan penthouse in the award-winning Dillon Building at 425 West 53rd Street. This residence offers three floors of thoughtfully designed living space and features two interior floors, three bedrooms and three baths.

This new style destination club, in which members pay on a rental usage model, now offers more than 170 vetted homes and villas, in 60 destinations around the world.

This is the third article in the series on luxury travel clubs, which shows the costs of membership. The article compares different vacation residences, revealing the prices at various times of the year. The third club in our series is Portico, which offers luxury vacation homes around the world.

Membership in a destination club gives members access to a collection of luxurious vacation homes around the world, in upscale locations. In addition, members enjoy a wide variety of personalized services and resort amenities. Why should you consider joining a destination club?

Simply called "Inspirato for Business", the new membership category is aimed at companies who want to provide Inspirato level accommodation and services to their staff and business partners.

The equity destination club recently sold out its first fund and is just launching this second fund. Owners in the Lone Star Fund will also have reciprocal use of homes in fund 1.

The destination club has lowered the initial buy in level and expanded the properties to include usage at sister club Marriott resorts.

These two equity based destination clubs have recently announced a reciprocity agreement, providing mutual access to their respective home portfolios.

The rapidly growing, rental based club Inspirato has added some last minute travel deals for members. The club sends out weekly emails with residences that are available at very short notice for prices starting at $295 a night.