We own a modest timeshare (one week every two years). Although we “bought” our timeshare in Williamsburg, Virginia, our official unit is in Orlando, Florida. Our Time Share Provider (TSP) has resorts scattered about the country, and has access to many more almost anywhere. On several occasions, we have questioned the value of the timeshare versus the cost. That was especially true before we retired. However, by the time I retired, we had paid off the purchase price, and our only fees are biennial taxes and fees—which are tolerable.
Now, we are finding that ownership has some perks. Earlier this year, we used our ownership week to take the great grandchildren to Orlando. As timeshare owners, we select the week we want to use during our purchase period (i.e., our one week every two years anywhere in our TSP’s network).
However, our TSP periodically sends out special offers. In this case, we were offered a full week in our TSP’s resort in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina—$250.00 all inclusive. That is about the per-night rate for a ”nice” room in a moderately priced hotel—without the amenities.
Our typical facilities are best described as a suite that is a fully livable apartment: A full kitchen with appliances, cookware and dishes, a dish washer and all standard-sized appliances; A separate bedroom with one king-sized or two queen-sized. The bath includes a separate shower and water closet, a vanity with one or two sinks, and—so far—a Jacuzzi in each unit. A washer and dryer are also included. Each unit has a balcony, and here in Myrtle Beach, it overlooks the ocean and beach.
So this is why I am writing this from Myrtle Beach. I have no idea what adventures lie ahead, but will have fun exploring whatever there is to see and learn about.
Merry Christmas everyone.