Is Extra Holidays Legit? We Take a Deep Dive Into this Vacation Rental Site

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Is Extra Holidays Legit? Extra Holidays resort listing in Williamsburg, Va - View of an outdoor fire pit surrounded by adirondack chairs and a brick wall, with a lit residence behind.
Extra Holidays resort listing in Williamsburg, Va. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays

This post is sponsored by Extra Holidays.

Extra Holidays is a vacation rental website that offers vacation rentals with the space and comfort of home and the service and convenience of a hotel.

The company works with resort companies such as Club Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham, WorldMark by Wyndham, Shell Vacations Club, and Sports Illustrated Resorts.  Locations include condo and suite-style resorts across the Continental U.S., Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Canada, Mexico, and the Caribbean.

All resorts offered on Extra Holidays provide condo-style accommodations, complete with full or partial kitchens, separate living rooms, several bedrooms, and a washer/dryer.  

Unlike a private vacation rental, however, there’s no need to strip the beds before you check out!  The properties on Extra Holidays come with hotel amenities like housekeeping, a pool (sometimes with a lifeguard), security, a helpful front desk and on-site restaurant.

But is Extra Holidays’ promise of family-friendly accommodations at budget-friendly prices too good to be true? In other words…

Is Extra Holidays a Scam?

To put it simply, no.

Extra Holidays is not a scam. It’s a subsidiary of the reputable Travel + Leisure Co. Vacationers can book suite- and condo-style resorts at hotel prices on ExtraHolidays.com.

These same resorts could also be booked through online travel agencies. However, booking directly through Extra Holidays makes it much easier to cancel or change a reservation if anything comes up. And booking through Extra Holidays is the way to access exclusive offers and earn instant rewards in the easy-to-understand loyalty program.

The site also has popular Facebook and Instagram accounts where vacationers can peruse resorts and travel ideas.

And its US-based call center is available to iron out any kinks.

Is Extra Holidays Legit? Club Wyndham Durango in Colorado, view of hot tub on outdoor porch with mountain view.
Hot tub with a view at the Club Wyndham Durango in Colorado. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays

Where Are Extra Holidays Resorts Located?

The website lists more than 200 resorts scattered across the U.S., Mexico, and the Caribbean and a smattering of properties elsewhere in the world.

The company represents more than a dozen hotels in California, Hawaii, and Florida. Arizona, Colorado, and South Carolina also boast plenty of Extra Holidays resorts. Plus, there are seven resorts in Orlando and three in Las Vegas.

How to Find the Resort that is Right for You

Start by checking the Extra Holidays resort map. It has a full list of resort locations. You can search by country or, if you’re not sure where you want to go, search by vacation type – beach, golf, ski, family or fun – to see where the company has resort properties available.

Then click on the map for a thumbnail about that resort, or scroll down to see the full list and get all of the resort details.  

SheBuysTravel Tip: Before you book, join the free Extra Holidays Insider Extras loyalty program to get access to deals and rewards.

Is Extra Holidays Legit? Club Wyndham Atlanta, modern kitchen with gray cabinets and an island seating 7 with chairs around it.
Rent a condo-style suite with a kitchen or private dining area at Club Wyndham Atlanta via Extra Holidays. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays

Resort Features

While the accommodations vary by resort, most properties available on Extra Holidays are luxurious condo-style accommodations with:

  • A full kitchen or kitchenette
  • Separate living/dining area
  • Studio or one or more bedrooms
  • Washer/dryer

In most cases, resort property amenities include:

  • One or more pools
  • Hot tubs
  • Fitness center
  • Spa facilities
  • Golf course
  • Kids programming
  • Lifeguard
  • Housekeeping

And you get all of that at hotel room prices.

Access to additional space and a kitchen is important whether you’re traveling with extended family or friends and want more space and pampering than a standard hotel room offers.

For families, a condo-style rental gives everyone more privacy and the option to spread out. A kitchen can mean big savings for large groups who don’t want to eat out for every meal.  

Is Extra Holidays Legit? Kitchen, dining and living spaces at Club Wyndham Clearwater Beach in Florida.
Kitchen, dining and living spaces at Club Wyndham Clearwater Beach in Florida. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays

Which Resorts Are Available on Extra Holidays?

Extra Holidays features resort accommodations from Club Wyndham, Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham, WorldMark by Wyndham, Shell Vacations Club, and Sports Illustrated Resorts. The resorts are known for their spacious rooms, high-quality service and prime location.

Extra Holidays groups its resorts by travel category. There are ski resorts, golf getaways, and accommodations for outdoor adventurers.

SheBuysTravel Tip: Save even more money by taking advantage of Extra Holidays’ special offers and deals on select resorts.

Is Extra Holidays Legit? The pools and courtyard at Vino Bello Resort in Napa, California.
The pools and courtyard at Vino Bello Resort in Napa, California. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays

How Does the Extra Holidays Insiders Extra Loyalty Program Work?

It’s simple: You’ll be offered the chance to sign up for the free membership program as soon as you visit the website, or after you book. However, you should join BEFORE booking to get access to:

  • The best booking rates
  • A welcome reward of 20 percent off your stay and a $25 Restaurant.com gift card.

Whenever you join, you will get:

  • Early access to a monthly flash sale, seasonal promotions, and deep discounts.
  • Easy redemption process.

In addition, the Extra Holidays Insiders Extra program includes rewards that can be redeemed for gift cards, subscriptions, and discounts from brands like Amazon and Starbucks. According to the rewards FAQs, the rewards will be available to choose 30 days before your arrival date. You can change your rewards choice until 1 day before check-in, when you will receive an email with detailed instructions about redeeming your rewards.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

It depends.

Each hotel and resort listed on Extra Holidays is unique and has its own cancellation policy. Before you make a reservation, read the Terms and Conditions associated with that specific resort.

Is Extra Holidays Legit? View from the sundeck at Royal Sea Cliff Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii.
View from the sundeck at Royal Sea Cliff Resort on the Big Island of Hawaii. Photo courtesy of Extra Holidays
 

Are Extra Holidays Resorts Timeshare Properties?

Yes. In some cases, but certainly not all.

However, you likely won’t even know that you’re staying in a timeshare. You’ll just feel like you’re in a spacious condo with hotel amenities.

And, most importantly, you won’t be required to attend a timeshare presentation.

Finally, it’s important to note that Extra Holidays also partners with resorts and hotels that are not timeshare properties.

Resorts Available Through Extra Holidays

Extra Holidays works with a number of highly regarded resort companies including:

Club Wyndham:  With more than 220 resorts in North America, Club Wyndham suites feature multiple bedrooms, fully stocked kitchens, living rooms, and more.

Margaritaville Vacation Club by Wyndham: Operates resorts in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands; Rio Grande, Puerto Rico; Nashville, Tennessee; and Las Vegas, Nevada. Suites range from studios to three bedrooms.

WorldMark by Wyndham: With more than 90 resorts around the world, from Australia to the USA, the company operates resorts close to some of America’s most beautiful National Parks as well as in the world’s most beautiful cities.

Shell Vacations Club: Operates more than 20 condo-style resorts in the US, Canada and Mexico with a focus on sustainability.

Sports Illustrated Resorts: This company offers luxury hotels and residential condominiums in sports-oriented destinations, from college towns to upscale golf destinations.


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