WHY DID YOU DEVELOP daeOptions?
Timeshare properties were almost always built in the traditional tourism ‘hot spots’ of their time, but as population and affluence has grown, and cheaper airfares make travel more affordable, the number and diversity of popular holiday spots has grown significantly, and timeshare development has not necessarily kept pace. So with demand outstripping supply in ‘traditional’ locations, and with new ‘hot’ destinations being more accessible than ever, we find that there is either limited or no timeshare availability in these highly desired places.
WHY DO YOU OFFER RENTAL AS WELL AS EXCHANGE?
Our research shows that the majority of our members, in addition to using their exchange, are purchasing additional holidays from travel agents, both to extend their annual holiday, and to visit those desirable locations where there is little or no timeshare. We also discovered that our members are often paying over $2000 for their non-exchange accommodation! When you purchased your timeshare, you purchased a lifetime worth of holidays, right? So why should you spend your money elsewhere to better or extend your vacation experience? So now with daeOptions you can exchange and/or rent for the holiday you really want at a price that represents real value. And you don’t have to spend hours researching and dealing with multiple parties. You can get it all from DAE.
ARE ALL daeOptions RESORTS AVAILABLE ON EXCHANGE?
No - we are only able to offer our local region resorts on exchange as well as rental - this includes resorts in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. International resorts can be booked as rentals only.
TO RENT A daeOptions RESORT DO I PAY THE EXCHANGE FEE, PLUS THE RENTAL FEE?
No. If you wish to take daeOptions on EXCHANGE, you must firstly be a Gold Advantage member. You can then bank your week as normal, pay the daeOptions exchange fee and that’s it. ANY DAE member can take daeOptions on RENTAL, and you pay ONLY the nominated weekly rental fee – no exchange fee or other fees apply.
WHY IS THE EXCHANGE FEE HIGHER THAN A NORMAL EXCHANGE FEE?
These units are strata-owned holiday rental units which normally charge an average of $1400 per week. Whilst DAE has negotiated to purchase these weeks at ‘wholesale’ prices and is passing this saving on to you, the cost is still very much higher than a normal timeshare exchange and so the increase in the exchange fee subsidises the higher rates we must pay for this premium accommodation. That said if you add the daeOptions exchange fee to your maintenance levy you’ll find that a daeOptions exchange will be significantly less expensive that purchasing a normal week’s rental accommodation at these quality resorts.
ARE PEAK SEASON WEEKS AVAILABLE?
Yes peak seasons are available but only about 2 months prior to check-in. Low and mid seasons are available up to 12 months in advance. Please remember that daeOptions resorts are offering us the stock at great prices to maximise their rental returns in the low to mid-season, so Peak Season bookings will always be limited and based on unsold inventory as the peak period draws near.
WHAT IF THE WEEK I WANT IS NOT AVAILABLE?
If the week you want is not showing as available online please place a request via the website or call central reservations as new inventory is loaded on a weekly basis and most of our daeOptions resorts are happy to provide us with additional inventory ‘on demand’.
ARE ALL daeOptions RESORTS AVAILABLE ON EXCHANGE?
No. While most daeOptions resorts in our local region (Australia, New Zealand & Pacific Islands) are available on exchange as well as to rent, our international resort destinations are mostly for rental only.
OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION
- International rentals are displayed in their local currency online. So, to make it easy for you, we’ve incorporated a handy currency convertor to help you do your sums.
- Participating resorts and availability are constantly changing, and each region does have periods where they are unable to make space available.
HOW DO I BOOK?
With the exception of UK/Europe which can only be booked by phone, you are able to book or hold the majority of local and international resorts as a rental online. However, taking daeOptions on Exchange can only be done by phone, and is only available to members who have the Gold Advantage.
TO BOOK AS A RENTAL
daeOptions RENTALS ARE AVAILABLE TO ALL MEMBERS. Book as many rental weeks as you like for yourself, family or friends and only pay the discounted rental rate - no exchange required, no more to pay.
TAKE daeOptions ON EXCHANGE
TAKING some regional daeOptions resorts ON EXCHANGE IS A BENEFIT OF GOLD ADVANTAGE. Simply use your credits or deposit a week, and ONLY pay the daeOptions exchange fee - no additional rental fee applies. Exchanges can only be booked by phone, so please call our customer service centre to arrange.
HOW TO BOOK ONLINE:
Login and Click on 'Search Now' from the Welcome Page...
Scroll to the destinations Menu and click on your desired location...
Choose a resort...
Click on 'Check Resort Availability'...
See all availability for that resort. Choose your check-in date...
Place your week on hold for 24 hours while you confirm your travel arrangements, or book instantly...