What Are Fixed Week Timeshares?

What are Fixed Week Timeshares

Although a majority of the timeshare industry operates by points, there is still value in having a fixed-week timeshare. For people who like to travel during the same time each year and want to make one resort their home away from home, fixed week timeshares are the way to go. Fixed-week timeshares are a type of vacation ownership where a person owns a specific week or weeks at a timeshare resort.

If you want to know more, keep reading as we break down all you need to know about fixed-week timeshares and how it works.

What Is A Fixed Week Timeshare?

In simple terms, a fixed-week timeshare is a fractional ownership at a resort, typically one week out of 52 weeks in a calendar year. Meaning that during a specific week of every year, you are the owner of that particular unit or room at your resort. Fixed week timeshares are a great option if you are looking to plan your vacations around school, anniversaries, holidays, and more. If you typically travel at the same time every year, fixed week timeshares are always convenient because they are your guaranteed week.

For more information about how timeshare week numbers work in 2023, check out our blog, Timeshare Weeks 2023 Planning Calendar.

Deeded Timeshare

When the timeshare industry began, deeded timeshares were the most popular type of timeshare ownership. A deeded timeshare is when an owner gets a deed to the week that they own. Most fixed-week timeshares, are deeded timeshares which means you own vacation real estate that you can sell, rent out, or use as you please.

Different types of timeshare: Fractional ownership

In addition to deeded timeshares, there are also Right To Use Timeshare and Leasehold Timeshares. For more information about the differences between the different types of timeshare ownerships, check out our YouTube.

How Does A Fixed Week Timeshare Work

Fixed week timeshares give owners the right to sell, use, or bequeath their ownership. It is also considered a deeded contract. Furthermore, whichever dates you choose to visit each year, you are assigned by the year’s week number.

In some cases, there are 53 timeshare fixed weeks. If you own a week 52, you are lucky. Week 52 owners will sometimes own two weeks due to that technicality.

Pros and Cons of Fixed Week Timeshares

Pros Of Timeshare Weeks

  • Create family traditions
  • Can be exchanged on RCI or II
  • Guaranteed vacation time
  • No need to plan ahead

Cons Of Timeshare Weeks

  • No flexibility
  • Rigid vacation time
  • Predictable

Same Week, Same Resort, Every Year: Pro or Con?

Timeshare owners have different needs and wants. For some people, routine is everything. They thrive off of the idea of making one resort location their home away from home. They look forward to spending a week at their timeshare. Fixed-week owners don’t have to worry about not being able to visit their resort or having to book anything. They know every calendar year that they will be at their home resort, this week each year.

For other people, they want to see it all and don’t want to visit the same property. They also don’t want to be locked into the same week. One year they want to take a winter ski trip to Colorado. Then, the next year they want to take a summer beach trip to Hawaii. With points, timeshare owners can do just that. Many of the top vacation brands use points to represent timeshare ownership.

So, is visiting the same resort, the same week every year a pro or con? Well, it depends on your personal preferences. Which option above sounds better to you? Fixed weeks to the same vacation property or joining a vacation club where you can visit different timeshare resorts each year?

Read more: Timeshares Weeks Vs Points: Which is Right For You?

What is The Difference Between Fixed Week and Floating Week Timeshare?

Floating week and fixed week timeshares are more similar than a points system but still have their differences. Floating week timeshares you still go to the same resort, but you don’t keep the same week. Instead, it is based on seasons. So, if you have a summer season you get to pick from a list of floating weeks.

The pro is you have more flexibility when planning between floating weeks. But, the con is that the timeshare week you want might fill up.

Benefits Of A Fixed Week

Many benefits come with having a fixed week timeshare, but it all comes down to the individual. If you like to do little to no planning, fixed timeshares are for you. Additionally, with a fixed week timeshare, you know that every year you will be at the same resort, on the same week. Assuming you love the resort you own, this gives you something to always look forward to. Therefore, creating a tradition each year.

As said previously, a fixed week takes away the hassle of planning and lets you do more enjoying. If you have to plan around your work schedule, fixed week timeshares allow you to be months or years ahead to get that time off.

Exchange Weeks For Points

In addition to the benefits named above, being able to exchange your week for points with vacation exchange networks like RCI and II is a big plus for many people. When owners enroll in a platform, they can travel to resorts outside of their brand’s network, as well as out of the country. For example, if you own a timeshare in Las Vegas you can trade to visit a timeshare in Aruba.

Vacation exchange networks like RCI and Interval International allow owners to switch up their vacations without sacrificing ownership. If you decide to travel to a new destination outside of your normal time, companies like this facilitate timeshare exchanges.

How Do You Pick Which Timeshare To Make Your Home Resort?

By having a fixed week, you can make your favorite resort your forever home away from home. As a timeshare owner, many perks and discounts come with your ownership. That includes priority access to booking, extended vacations, and top-of-the-line amenities.

When you are picking your home resort, here are a few things to consider:

Location plays a crucial role in choosing the perfect home resort. You want to select a resort that is conveniently located, whether it’s near your primary residence or in a destination you love to visit frequently. Consider factors such as proximity to airports, popular attractions, and local amenities like shopping centers, restaurants, and entertainment venues.

The amenities offered by your home resort are another important factor to consider. Look for resorts that provide a wide range of facilities and services to enhance your vacation experience. These may include swimming pools, fitness centers, spa facilities, tennis courts, golf courses, and on-site dining options. Having access to these amenities will allow you to relax, stay active, and indulge in various activities without leaving the resort premises.

Accommodations are equally significant when choosing your home resort. Timeshare units are often spacious and well-appointed, offering all the comforts of home. Pay attention to the layout, furnishings, and overall design of the units to ensure they meet your expectations and provide a comfortable living space for you and your loved ones.

Resorts With Fixed Week

With a fixed week timeshare, you are committing to visit one resort every year, so you want to make sure the one you pick is fabulous. If you want to stay in a stunning resort property, here are some top resorts that we have on our marketplace!

Brands With Fixed Week

Not all brands offer timeshare weeks, so that is important to keep in mind. Also, not all of them offer them as an option anymore unless you buy a resale. Below is a list of brands that offer fixed weeks on the resale market.

Buy a Fixed Week Timeshare Ownership

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If you want to buy a timeshare the resale market is a great place to do so. With a resale, you can save on the initial purchase price. Not only can you find incredible deals, but you don’t have to sit through a timeshare presentation. You can do all your research and find the right resort for you from the comfort of your own home. You can browse many timeshare companies and vacation properties. Once you find the timeshare property for you, simply make an offer.

If you have questions or need assistance, give us a call today at 1 (800) 410-8326. We’d love to assist you.

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