What is a Fractional Ownership?
Fractional ownership, also known as co-ownership or shared ownership, is a member-owned vacation community of upscale, deeded residences and resort-style amenities. It offers all the luxuries of a care-free, second-home vacation experience, without the financial burdens of whole-home ownership.
Why co-own or share a vacation home?
Although many people desire vacation homes, most either cannot afford their dream property or don't use it often enough to justify the expense. Fractional ownership solves both problems. By paying a portion of vacation home expenses and sharing responsibility for risks like unforeseen maintenance problems and value depreciation, fractional ownership greatly reduces the financial burdens that typically accompany second homes.
Can my ownership at the Inlet Sports Lodge be sold?
Yes. Like any real estate, your interest may be sold, willed, put in trust or transferred by the owner, subject to Inlet Sports Lodge's procedures and local real estate laws.
How is Inlet Sports Lodge ownership different from a timeshare development?
Unlike timeshares, our lodge is designed for the second home buyer. Ownership at Inlet Sports Lodge combines all of the benefits of owning a second home with the services and amenities of a fine hotel, without the hassles of traditional real estate.
Is financing available?
Yes. Owners will be provided with financing options that are similar to those you'd see when making a whole-home purchase. Your share is a deeded fractional interest with a title you can pledge as collateral for a mortgage loan.
Are there club dues?
Yes. Annual fees include club management as well as maintenance of your individual property, insurance, utilities, housekeeping services and a reserve fund to cover exterior and interior upkeep as well as replacement of furnishings.
May I purchase multiple shares?
Of course! You may own as many interests as you wish.
How often may I use my residence?
Virtually as often as you like, subject to Inlet Sports Lodge's policies and procedures. Club members enjoy one guaranteed week each year, with as many as 14 additional days depending on the size of interest you purchase. This can be used as scheduled or traded with other members through our internal exchange service. You also can schedule bonus time on short notice when space is available.
Will I stay in the same residence each time?
As an owner, you'll purchase a specific residence for every stay. However, if you choose to visit when your residence is not available, you may trade time to use another suite. (All residences are furnished identically.)
Can more than one family or individual own a residence interest?
Yes, you can have up to four people on the deed. However, it will be up to the joint owners at the time of purchase to identify the individual who will be deemed the official member and single point of contact.
Can owners exchange use of their residence to experience other vacation homes?
Yes. You'll have the option of participating in a quality global vacation exchange network with Interval International, which allows you to trade the use of your residence to visit similar properties at more than 2,600 worldwide destinations.
Who coordinates reservations and check-in?
Our property manager oversees check-in and check-out services. You can also go to our staff for a variety of in- house concierge services such as reserving tee times, making dinner reservations, securing show tickets and making arrangements for local outdoor sports, from kayaking, fishing, boating, hunting and more.
Who establishes homeowners association fees and controls the property owners association?
As interests are sold, control of the Inlet Sports Lodge Homeowners Association will be passed incrementally from the developer to a board of directors fully elected by property owners. This board will establish budgets and association fees on an annual basis.
What owner benefits come with membership?
In addition to resort-style amenities, Inlet Sports Lodge has negotiated exclusive memberships to the area's top-rated golf courses including Caledonia & True Blue Golf Club, as well as membership to Huntington Beach State Park, Brookgreen Gardens and Freedom Boat Club. You also have the opportunity to exchange your points with the Inlet Sports Lodge and travel around the world to any of the 2,600 resorts which are a part of Interval International.
Us and three other couples booked this hotel off of the internet without knowing anything about it. What a home run!! This hotel was perfect for us. The rooms are spacious, the pool was perfect and Aaron at the front desk was fabulous. We arrived on a Saturday night after a 15 hour drive from CT and within an hour we all agreed that we wanted to stay another night rather than go on to Myrtle Beach. Aaron was able to book us an extra night and remain in our rooms so we didn't have to move to another room. He gave us suggestions, was pleasant and made our stay perfect. We swam every night and sat up in the widow's walk with cocktails at night just enjoying the view and the breeze. Good location, not too far from Marsh Walk and close to other towns for shopping and site seeing. Great choice for all of us. I hope to have an occasion to go down that way again because this hotel was certainly worth the trip! Thanks Aaron for everything! :)"
We were in Murrell's Inlet for a business conference and stayed at the Lodge upon a recommendation. We were very impressed with the entire facility and friendly staff. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable with a mini kitchen and full size refrigerator. A continental breakfast was served every morning. Even though we were not there to hunt or fish we noted they had storage facilities available for your gear and an area available to clean your fish and store in a walk in freezer. The Bliss Restaurant and Lounge located right next door served excellent local seafood. We shall be staying here once again when we return in November.r.”"
This is a hidden jewel in Murrell's Inlet. We have traveled throughout the U.S. and this is one of the most beautiful hotels we have stayed in. The mahogany engraved doors are just the beginning of a great suite. I would have loved this room as a studio apartment when I lived in Chicago. The staff was also amazing. Aaron and Randy were incredibly professional and courteous! Made us feel like family. I will definitely stay here again when I return. Plus it is so near so many bars and restaurants."
This hotel was selected by the bride and groom for all of their family and friends to stay. A fantastic selection! Spacious rooms, comfortable beds, great service, nice complimentary breakfast. The location is perfectly set on the main drag in Murrells Inlet, you can walk and/or drive to many restaurants, bars, gift shops, etc. We really enjoyed our stay."
My wife and I love this place! This is our place to stay now when we are in the area visiting family. Friendly staff and love the studio rooms with full kitchen, couch and dining table for 2. Luxurious showers and well done bathrooms. The rates are great for a boutique hotel experience. For the ladies, there is a Day Spa around the corner. Great place for fisherman and outdoor gear lockers for your gear. Free continental breakfast and the coffee is very good!"