It is hard to rival the number of amenities and the amount comfort that a unit at a resort provides. When you couple the amenities of your unit with the overall hospitality and recreation of the resort location, you have a first class vacation for your enjoyment.
Standard resort units can run from studios to four bedrooms and are generally apartment or condo-sized. There are some standard amenities most resorts provide; there may be some little differences and extra little touches that will just depend on your resort choice.
Resort units include fully equipped and stocked kitchens, with all the comforts of home, including pots and pans. The number of eating utensils, plates, bowls, cups and glasses usually equals the maximum number of people the unit will hold. You can stock the full-sized refrigerator with food for your vacation stay and cook on a standard stove or in the microwave, and brew your complimentary coffee in an 8-12 cup coffee pot. Resort units also come with a dishwasher, dish cloths, and detergents for the dishwasher as well as for washing by hand. You will even find a roll of paper towels for your convenience.
If the units don’t provide washers and dryers, they are generally conveniently located within the building. Resort units usually provide a complimentary mini box of laundry detergent.
Studios usually have separate ‘stations’ within the unit, such as the kitchen/dining area, living area and bedroom, although they are all in one open room. Studios generally sleep 2, but could potentially sleep 4 if there is a sleeper sofa in the living area. Of course, there would be no privacy for anyone in the unit.
One bedroom resort units can sleep 2 to 4 people if there is a sleeper sofa in the separate living room. The bedroom, which can sleep 2 in privacy, is generally the size of a master with a king sized bed and a full master bath. There are generally televisions in the living room as well as the bedroom, so you can each enjoy your own separate television shows.
Two-bedroom resort units sleep 4 to 8. Some units have a sleeper sofa in the second bedroom as well as in the living area. One of the bedrooms is generally the master with a king sized bed and a full master bath and the second smaller bedroom usually contains a queen sized bed, or sometimes, two full or twin beds, and a smaller bathroom. If you’re in the market to purchase a two-bedroom timeshare, look for one that has a lock-off unit. This means you have two units side-by-side with separate entry doors. The second bedroom has it’s own equipped kitchen, bath and lounging area. Each “bedroom” can be rented separately by other vacationers or time sharers; the master bedroom can be rented as a one-bedroom and the second bedroom can be rented as a smaller one-bedroom unit or a studio, depending on the condo.
Three- and four-bedroom units are similar to the two-bedroom units. There is always a master bedroom with master bath and the other bedrooms will come with a combination of queen, full or twin beds. Each bedroom may or may not come with it’s own bathroom. For instance, a four bedroom unit may only have three bathrooms. There are also lock-off possibilities in the three and four bedroom units. You can find a combination of a two-bedroom unit and a one-bedroom lock-off unit, or two two-bedroom units with separate entries.
There are some villas, homes and cabins for rent that have as many as eight to twelve bedrooms. Units of this size are not timeshare properties, but many are run and operated by timeshare companies. Some owners list their own vacation property rentals which you can find on the internet.
When you travel with family and friends, you can enjoy each others’ company in the common areas of the unit after a full day’s activities. There’s nothing like walking into a luxurious place of comfort after a rewarding day. The kitchen, dining, living rooms and balcony (depending on your unit) are great places to hang out and when you’re ready to retire for the night, you can do so in the privacy of your own separate bedrooms.