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Why Fractional Ownership at The Crane in Barbados is a Good Idea

By John Doyle on 6 February, 2014
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Anyone who has vacationed in Barbados will undoubtedly want to return time and time again. The locals are friendly and welcoming. There are a wide variety of sightseeing options, many different land and water sports to choose from, restaurants aplenty and an energizing nightlife scene. Don't forget the long pinkish-white sand beach set against the clear, turquoise water that the Caribbean is known for. It is the perfect place to get away from the hectic pace of your everyday life.

For years we’ve seen many people come to The Crane and upon departure, express their wish for more. Several of them opted to return to The Crane year after year, paying hotel rates every time. In response, we’ve created a program that allows our visitors to deepen and strengthen their love affair with The Crane through ownership. Whether for a week, a month, or longer, owning a piece of this paradise comes with unbelievable rewards and pleasures.

Rather than spending on hotel or vacation rental each time you travel, why not invest and own your vacations, which you plan on taking anyways. Much like owning versus leasing a car, owning your vacations through fractional ownership makes financial sense. The key difference is that cars depreciate in value, whereas ownership at The Crane increases in value year after year, allowing you to sell it anytime for capital gains.

If you are looking for a complete second home, and wholly own a vacation home in Barbados, The Crane is still appealing to those who do not want to be married to one location. Instead, your ownership allows you to trade some weeks or all of your annual use in your second home for vacations in different properties in different locations around the world, knowing you will always have a place in Barbados to come home to.

Grow Equity and Generate Income

Savvy travelers know that fractional ownership is one of the most cost effective ways to vacation. Some of the many benefits of investing in fractional ownership include:

  • The ability to vacation in luxury accommodations for a fraction of hotel rates
  • Diversification of your investment portfolio
  • Gaining value and equity on the property
  • High resale value; can be sold like any other type of real estate

A well-managed fractional development such as The Crane is a potentially profitable real estate investment that strikes the perfect balance between wholly owning a property and renting a property. The Crane also offers additional opportunities—such as our rental pool program—to get even more return on your investment when you can’t be there to enjoy it yourself.

A Higher Quality Vacation

At The Crane, residences are far from your typical hotel rooms. These are residences where you can take in the original atmosphere of The Crane‘s history while appreciating spectacular ocean views. Here, charm and comfort is everything. Extremely spacious, most are oceanfront residences, featuring hardwood floors, 12’ ceilings, authentic Barbadian furnishings and décor, and in most cases private sea view pools. Also included are fully equipped kitchens and kitchenettes, perfect for dining in or for entertaining al fresco on spacious terraces. Large living rooms and comfortable couches make these rooms more like your home away from home.

Couple our spectacular residences with world-class resort amenities, and you will wonder why anyone would ever want to leave… much like Barbados, The Crane is designed for a life of leisure. And after all, isn’t that what you come here for? Whether for a week or a few months at a time, our first class amenities lend themselves to a Caribbean lifestyle where exercise, a massage, a tennis match, dinner and a postprandial walk along the beach, define your leisure time and your day. Add The Crane Village – a retail area where you can pick up a book, food, wine, add to your wardrobe or buy that “must-have” piece of jewelry that’s just too good to pass up. These little indulgences and fabulous finds will help you realize why life at The Crane is so enjoyably easy.

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