Renton, (PressExposure) February 26, 2009 -- The Top 25 list of timeshare rental resorts was announced today from RedWeek.com, a timeshare rental, resales and exchange Web site. The site's registered users picked Disney's Beach Club Villas and Disney's BoardWalk Villas as the number one and two top timeshares. Both resorts are located in Lake Buena Vista, Florida, near Orlando and have a five-star traveler rating from RedWeek.com. These superb properties have amazing pools, abundant amenities and services, and are a walk or boat ride away from Disney theme parks.
Last year's number one pick -- The Manhattan Club of New York City -- slipped to the third spot. Another popular and grand resort for timeshare rental is the Harborside Resort at Atlantis. This number four pick on the list is located on Paradise Island, Bahamas, in the Caribbean. Top picks for Hawaii this year -- filling the five and six spots -- are Hilton Grand Vacation Club at Hilton Hawaiian Village and Marriott's Maui Beach Club.
RedWeek.com continues a steady rise in popularity for renting, selling, and exchanging timeshares, even in the current economic conditions. "This is a good time for timeshare rentals as value is more important than ever for those committed to vacations. Most timeshare resorts offer outstanding quality with more space, more amenities and many family options at good prices," said Randy Conrads, RedWeek CEO and Co-Founder.
The top regions featured in the Top 25 list this year include the greater Orlando area, the Caribbean, Hawaii, New York City and Cancun. Companies with the most resorts on the RedWeek.com Top 25 list are Disney, Marriott, and Starwood.
The Top 25 Timeshare Resorts
1. Disney's Beach Club Villas - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
2. Disney's BoardWalk Villas - Lake Vista, Florida
3. The Manhattan Club - New York City, New York
4. Harborside Resort at Atlantis - Paradise Island, Bahamas
5. HGVC at Hilton Hawaiian Village - Honolulu, Hawaii
6. Marriott's Maui Ocean Club - Lahaina, Hawaii
7. Disney's Old Key West Resort - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
8. Villas at Disney's Wilderness Lodge - Lake Buena Vista, Florida
9. Costa Linda Beach Resort - Oranjestad, Aruba
10. The Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas - Lahaina, Hawaii
11. The Royal Sands - Cancun, Mexico
12. Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club - Kapolei, Hawaii
13. Marriott's Waiohai Beach Club - Koloa (Poipou), Hawaii
14. Orange Lake Country Club West Village - Kissimmee, Florida
15. Marriott's Newport Coast Villas - Newport Coast, California
16. Marriott's Ocean Pointe - Palm Beach Shores, Florida
17. Kaanapali Beach Club - Lahaina, Hawaii
18. Marriott's Aruba Ocean Club - Palm Beach, Aruba
19. The Galleon Resort - Key West, Florida
20. Aruba Beach Club - Oranjestad, Aruba
21. Sheraton Vistana Resort - Orlando, Florida
22. The Westin St. John Resort and Villas - St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
23. Smugglers' Notch Resort - Smugglers' Notch, Vermont
24. Playa Linda Beach Resort - Palm Beach, Aruba
25. Marriott's Grande Ocean - Hilton Head Island, South Carolina
RedWeek.com is a member-supported marketplace connecting travelers and the timeshare community. The site was launched in November of 2002 and now has over 1,300,000 registered users and includes 5,000 timeshare resorts worldwide. It offers resort condominium accommodations for rent, purchase, and exchange directly between users. The company was co-founded by Randy Conrads, who also founded the popular Classmates.com Web site, which was acquired in 2004 by United Online, Inc. (Nasdaq:UNTD).
RedWeek.com Top 25 ranking was determined by the e-mail alert preferences from a portion of the 1,300,000 registered users. None of the resorts listed above are affiliated with RedWeek.com. RedWeek.com does not make any representations or warranties regarding the resorts mentioned. These rankings reflect the opinions of the users of RedWeek.com who expressed their preferences, and your experiences with these resorts may differ from those reflected in these results. You can see all traveler ratings and reviews by visiting the site.
You can read reviews, ratings, prices and complete resort descriptions of these Top 25 and thousands of other resorts -- and view availability -- by visiting RedWeek.com. Site registration is free. A $14.99 membership allows additional access for viewing contact information and to pursue timeshare rentals, resales, or trades direct from owners.