Have you ever considered owning a vacation home? Maybe skiing, hiking or fishing in the mountains is calling your name. Or, maybe a warm beach during the two coldest months in Denver would soothe your chilly soul. Wow, wouldn’t that great?
But, then you think to yourself: “Why would I own a second home when I can only live in one place at a time? That seems like a lot of hassle and a lot of extra money.” So, once again, you hop on the internet and decide to just rent another place in one of your favorite vacation spots.
Only problem is that you have never been to that residence before. You don’t know exactly what’s it like. Sure, there are pictures. But, those pictures only show the best parts of home. And, it does not show much of the neighborhood or just how the home actually lives. Even it’s just for a week or two at time, you want you and your family to live well. You want this vacation to be a place to make memories with your loved ones.
What to do? Rent again or finally fork out a fortune and buy a place you have actually know and like?
An Alternative To Vacation Rentals
Enter Vacasa. It a whole new idea to buy only PART of a vacation home. Sure, you can only use it a few months a year divided into rotating segments, but you will save a fortune. And, every year, you will know exactly what your vacation will hold in store. And, what it will cost. Instead of venturing in to the unknown, you will be vacationing at your home away from home again.
Marnie Blanco explains how Vacasa but offer alternatives to vacation rentals and timeshares
Vacasa offers interval ownership of a curated vacation home in any of the world’s most popular destinations. From Vail to Hawaii to Mexico to Europe you will always be at home when you go off for vacation.
The company pairs you with other owners who take turns living at home on vacation. Expenses are shared. Property management is provided and the schedule is coordinated by Vacasa.
It’s way less hassle and much more predictable than renting a vacation home. I should know. I’ve been involved with a similar process.
When my daughters were young, we would all head up to Breckenridge to enjoy nearby skiing, hiking and fishing. But, our three bedroom cabin was located in the woods with lots quiet solitude too. We owned it with three other families. So, we paid a quarter of down payment and a quarter of the mortgage and expenses. Fortunately one of the partners took care of management on a volunteer basis. But, Vacasa will do all that for $99 per month.
After about 10 years of “interval ownership” I sold my share to the partners. Funny, when I did the math and figured out the tax on vacation homes, my proceeds almost exactly paid for the entire 10 years of ownership. It was like having a nearly free 10 years of vacations. And, we used it a lot.
Contact Larry for information about Vacasa and interval ownership
So, if you are interested in sharing a vacation home, check out Vacasa. I’ll bet you’ll turn vacations into another place to call home. It’s a great to make some memories.