The Vacation Internationale Program

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Overview Vacationing Examples
Resort Locations Maintenance Fees

Annual Cost

What we have for sale
The Point System What other owners are asking
DISCOUNT TIMESHARE RENTALS

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Discount contracts for sale

    We have several contracts for sale at over 75% off of retail value.  You can purchase a quality timeshare, free of any loans.  Vacation Internationale offers 41 resorts and a flexible point system with up to 3 years to use points.  It's a great system for vacationing.  I am a licensed Real Estate Broker in the State of Washington.  We own all the contracts listed.

My Experience

    When I first considered a timeshare, I was apprehensive because I didn't understand how it worked, and I didn't want to pay for something that either would cost me more than it was worth or that I wouldn't use and enjoy.  In over 20 years of ownership, I have to say I'm as impressed as I could be with every aspect of the program.  The reservation process is smooth and flexible.  The staff is friendly and efficient.  The units are well maintained and the onsite staff has been very helpful and friendly as well.

Vacation Internationale

    We are keeping enough points to allow us to vacation for over 2 months a year.  We have additional contracts for sale at a substantial discount.  Please visit the Vacation Internationale (VI) website prior to making a purchase so you can view the different properties and be familiar with what you will own.

Vacation International's chain of 34 resorts offers a wealth of exciting vacation opportunities! From the resorts in Hawaii located on multiple islands, to mountain retreats such as Elkhorn in Sun Valley Idaho and Leavenworth, Ocean properties along the West Coast, to Mexican resorts such as Vallarta Torre and Torres Mazatland, Vacation Internationale provides many options in vacation ownership. A point system allows full weeks or single night stays allowing you to tailor your vacation to suit your needs.  VI can also be exchanged and hundreds of resorts through RCI and II.

            A typical timeshare will allow you to stay for one or more weeks a year at a specific location or you can choose to trade for similar properties.  With VI, you choose your location and preferred dates of travel up to a year in advance.  You may stay for as little as one day, or for as many days as points you have available.  See below the map for more explanation.

Why should you buy?

        Who should buy Vacation Internationale?  Someone who would like to vacation at least every 3 years at condominiums and would like flexibility and appreciate a savings of 35%-80% over what it would cost them to book direct.

Why buy from us?

        Our prices are very competitive.  They are a fraction of what Vacation Internationale and other owners are asking.  Why?  Because, I've learned in life that being reasonable and fair in what I ask and what I pay for things makes everything go so much more smoothly and that the person on the other side of the transaction is happy about it years later.

Resort Locations

With many places to choose from, you're sure to find somewhere exciting to take your next vacation! Please go to Resort Map for a map showing you all the resorts on the program.  In addition, being a Vacation Internationale owner allows you to exchange through Interval Internationale and RCI.  

 What does it cost?

            Each year there is a maintenance fee due.  I’ve owned VI for about 20 years and the annual fee has typically been about $7 for each point.   A contract that would allow a weekly vacation in a 1 bedroom at High Season would cost $730 a year.  A typical comparable condominium, even if you rented directly from the owner would cost you $1,050 to $1,500 a week.  You'll find examples under the scenarios below what the cost of renting outside of Vacation Internationale can be.

 The Point System

When you purchase at Vacation Internationale, you purchase a contract for a particular number of points.  You can own as little as 77 points every other year or as many as you'd like on an annual basis.  The point system works very smoothly.  Each year you receive the number of points that you purchased.  Those points can be time banked so you can use them over a period of 3 years.  So, for example if you owned 105 points, you could save up to 315 points at a time before needing to use them.  If you were to go to Hawaii for example and stay in a 1 bedroom at High Season (the most popular season), you could choose to go a week a year, 2 weeks every 2 years, or 3 weeks every 3 years or any combination.  Below are options as to how you could use 315 points over a period of 3 years.  Click on the comparable cost prices for links to confirm those prices.

 Vacationing Examples

POSSIBLE SCENARIO (3 year period with 105 points)

 

For example, if you chose this scenario, you would vacation for an average of 9 days a year High Season in Hawaii or Mexico one year, Mid Season another year, High Season at the Oregon Coast, and Low Season at Palm Springs.

   

Place

Dates

Days

Daily

Total

Your Nightly Cost

Comparable

 

 

 

Points

Points

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Click on #'s

Palm Springs

 6/16 – 9/30

5

5.6

29

$36

$190

(2 bedroom, sleeps 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico/Hawaii

7/1 – 8/31

11

13

143

$85

$285

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico/Hawaii

12/15-4/30

7

15

105

$98

$180

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Coast

6/16-9/15

3

14.2

42.6

$92

$165

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

26

 

319.6

 

 

Average

 

 

12

 

$78

$205

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average savings

$127

Nightly

 $1,103

Annually

$3,309

Over 3 years

 

LOW SEASONS ONLY

 

You would vacation for 16 days a year in the Low Season at an n average cost of only $29 a night.  There would be some extra maid service charges of about $5/night due to the high number of nights.

   

Place

Dates

Days

Daily

Total

Nightly Cost

Comparable

 

 

 

Points

Points

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Palm Springs

 6/16 – 9/30

18

6.3

113.2

$41

$190

(2 bedroom, sleeps 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico/Hawaii

5/1 - 6/30, 9/1-11/15

14

11

154

$72

$285

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sun Valley, ID

4/1-5/1, 11/10-12/10

14

2

28

$13

$195

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Coast

10/16-12/19

5

4

20

$26

$99

(2 bedroom, sleeps 6)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

51

 

315.2

 

 

Average

 

 

6

 

$38

$192

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average savings

$154

Nightly

 $2,624

Annually

$7,873

Over 3 years

 

HIGH SEASONS ONLY

 

Place

Dates

Days

Daily

Total

Nightly Cost

Comparable

 

 

 

Points

Points

Cost

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico/Hawaii

7/1 – 8/31

7

15

91

$98

$285

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mexico/Hawaii

12/15-4/30

7

15

91

$98

$180

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oregon Coast

6/16-9/15

7

14.2

91

$92

$165

(1 bedroom, sleeps 4)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Totals

 

21

 

273

 

 

Average

 

 

15

 

$96

$210

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Average savings

$114

Nightly

 $   799

Annually

$2,397

Over 3 years

 

COST PER POINT COMPUTATION

 

   

 Comparable

Long term maintenance fee/point

   

$7.00

 

Estimated resale purchase cost of 105 points 

$2,500

 

$11,000 

Estimated years left on contract

 

20

 

 

Cost/year/point

   

 $    1.30

 

Actual cost/point

 

 

 

 $    8.30

 

   

What is your total cost per night for your vacation with VI?

Hawaii/ Mexico Studio 1 Bedroom 2 Bedroom
Points/ Effective Points/ Effective Points/ Effective
Night Daily Cost Night Daily Cost Night Daily Cost
High Season 11.5 $75 15 $98 18.5 $120
Mid Season 10 $65 13 $85 16 $104
Low Season 8.5 $55 11 $72 13.5 $88
Palm Springs
High Season 11.5 $75 15 $98 17 $111
Mid Season 9.3 $60 12.2 $79 13.5 $88
Low Season 5 $33 6.5 $42 7 $46
Sun Valley
High Season 19 $124 26 $169
Mid Season 15 $98 20 $130
Low Season 8 $52 12 $78
If your total cost per point is as computed above at $8.30 a point, this is what your vacation actually costs you in full.   $2.500/105 points/20 years=$1.30/year.  Maintenance fee $7.00/year.  Total Cost/Point= $8.30.

 Seasons

 High Season:  The most popular months cost the most.  These would typically be winter months in Hawaii, Palm Springs and summer months on the East and West Coast of mainland USA.

Mid Season:    These are mid range in popularity.

Low Season:    The least popular months cost the least.  These would typically be summer months in Hawaii, Palm Springs and winter months on the East and West Coast of mainland USA.

Maintenance fees: 

    I have owned VI for over 20 years.  The maintenance fees have recently been $7 a point.  I stayed at Valley Isle recently and am so pleased at what was done.  The entire unit was remodeled and refurnished to high standards and quality.  We stayed in a 1 bedroom, which cost 15 points a night, which is 105 points per week.   The total cost of maintenance fees for this amount of ownership is 105 times $7 or $735.  The same condo, if rented even through an owner directly would have cost $1,050 a week plus tax or about $1,200.  

    All the maintenance fees are paid to date on each of these contracts.  All the contracts have points ready to use.  At the below prices, there are no additional prior year banked points included.  

Procedure for Sale:  You decide which contract you wish to purchase.  I will provide you with a purchase and sale agreement setting out the details of the contract along with the contract number which we will then both sign.  Normally I take a 5-10% deposit at the time of signing.  I then contact Vacation Internationale and let them know I am selling the contract to you.  It takes them 3-6 weeks to prepare the closing paperwork.  If you are local (Western Washington), we can trade the paperwork for final payment.  If you are not, we will make other arrangements for both our protection.  Vacation Internationale is located in Bellevue, Washington.

Available Contracts For Sale

    As I mentioned, I have more contracts than I need.  It doesn't matter to me which ones I keep or sell.  The information on each of the contracts and the prices are listed below.  If you've looked for a VI timeshare, you'll find these to be very reasonable prices.  I went to two websites that offer several Vacation Internationale properties for sale and listed every ad and the details.   

    The best priced property still had a cost per point per remaining year of $1.60.  Other than one low priced every other year contract at $1.74, my contracts for sale range from $1.26 to $1.68.  These are excellent values.  I purchased these from other owners and didn't pay $110-$130 a point so I'm able to sell them reasonably as well.

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Number Term Lease End Price Cost/Point Cost/Point/Year
Of Points      
70 Bi-annual 2029 $999 $29 $1.68
     
70 Bi-annual 2030 $999 $29 $1.59
     
77 Bi-annual 2029 $1049 $27 $1.60
     
77 Bi-annual 2030 $1099 $29 $1.59
     
70 Annual 2024 $1,299 $19 $1.55
     
91 Bi-annual 2034 $1,499 $33 $1.50  
           
70 Annual 2030 $1,799 $26 $1.43
     
69 Bi-annual Perpetual $1,899 $55 N/A
     
224 Annual 2019 $2199 $10 $1.40  
           
91 Bi-annual Perpetual $2399 $53 N/A  
           
91 Annual 2028 $2699 $30 $1.35 SOLD
       
105 Annual 2031 $3,299 $31 $1.26 SOLD
       
77 Annual Perpetual $3,899 $51 N/A
     
140 Annual 2034 $3999 $29 $1.30  
           
155 Annual 2032 $4,099 $26 $1.32
     
154 Annual 2031 $4,499 $29 $1.54 SOLD
           
91 Annual Perpetual $4,499 $49 N/A
     
210 Annual 2031 $4,999 $24 $1.25
     
182 Annual Perpetual $8,899 $49 N/A
     
How much are other owners are asking for resale points?  
125 Annual 2031 $4,995 $40 $1.60  
264 Annual 2045 $20,000 $76 $1.94  
105 Bi-annual 2031 $2,900 $55 $2.21  
112 Annual 2038 $9,999 $89 $2.79  
135 Annual 2031 $9,500 $70 $2.81  
140 Annual 2034 $11,500 $82 $2.93  
91 Annual 2031 $6,995 $77 $3.07  
77 Annual 2026 $5,000 $65 $3.25  
130 Annual 2031 $11,000 $85 $3.38  
106 Annual 2031 $8,995 $85 $3.39  
70 Annual 2027 $4,995 $71 $3.40  
91 Annual 2031 $7,995 $88 $3.51  
182 Annual 2032 $18,000 $99 $3.80  
70 Annual 2031 $6,990 $100 $3.99  
70 Annual 2031 $7,400 $106 $4.23  
91 Annual 2026 $7,900 $87 $4.34  
70 Bi-annual 2031 $3,995 $114 $4.57  
105 Annual 2031 $12,000 $114 $4.57  
105 Bi-annual 2041 $9,000 $171 $4.90  
77 Bi-annual 2031 $5,000 $130 $5.19  
105 Annual 2031 $14,000 $133 $5.33  
130 Bi-annual 2031 $8,750 $135 $5.38  
77 Bi-annual 2031 $5,500 $143 $5.71  
77 Annual 2025 $8,900 $116 $6.08  
130 Annual 2031 $19,900 $153 $6.12  
130 Annual 2031 $19,900 $153 $6.12  
91 Bi-annual 2031 $7,375 $162 $6.48  
77 Annual 2031 $13,000 $169 $6.75  
91 Bi-annual 2031 $8,000 $176 $7.03  
105 Annual 2031 $18,500 $176 $7.05  
105 Annual 2031 $19,500 $186 $7.43  
91 Bi-annual 2031 $8,500 $187 $7.47  
105 Bi-annual 2031 $9,950 $190 $7.58  
91 Annual Perpetual $7,500 $82 N/A  
Average $4.68
 

NOTES:

 
Italicized dates are estimated as lease end date was not provided in the ad.  
The cost per point per year is the most important number to look at to get a good value for your money.
Below are the main ad sites so you can see all the ads .  
http://www.buyandselltimeshares.com/timeshares/in/Worldwide Scroll to Vacation International
http://www.sellmytimesharenow.com/searchsell.php?&spec=v&display_page=29  

 

 

 

 

 

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