Leisure Getaways Inc is another company that offers timeshares and other vacation rentals, and may be able to help you trade in your timeshare. They are located in Spring, TX, and have been in business for 10 years.
Their main claim is being an “independently owned and operated Texas based corporation that offers sales, marketing and management services.” They are associated with RCI as well as Interval International (II), two major global timeshare companies. The RCI and II properties they market include the Cliffs at Kimberling, Inverness by the Sea, Inverness Lakeside Trust, Inverness Beach Club, The Retreat at Foxborough by LGI and The Retreat at Great Bend.
Leisure Getaways Inc Website
The main Leisure Getaways website, leisuregetaways.com, redirects to a GoDaddy landing page that says the domain is for sale, so it appears that they do not maintain a website. We were able to find a WordPress blog for the company, but it has not been updated since 2016. Mostly, it includes marketing-oriented videos that are focused on travel advice. One of the several internal links on this page was a URL that appeared to be another official website, but that URL, lgiadvantageclub.com, leads to a blank page. Overall, most of the recent information we were able to find about Leisure Getaways was from their Vacation Services International page.
This landing page is rather spare and includes a basic description of Leisure Getaways; most of that information is cited above. It also speaks to using a travel concierge service, and having a “robust product line.” Of course, below that description, where the properties are meant to be listed, there are not currently any actual listings. (There is a “TBA” with a list price of $6000 but we did not consider this a real property, as it looks to be a placeholder.)
Of course, all of this is indicative of a company that is not paying attention to their online presence, which is something of a red flag. It’s certainly not indicative that they would be capable of helping you get out of a timeshare.
Leisure Getaways Inc Reviews
The reviews of Leisure Getaways Inc that we found were overwhelmingly negative. They have an F rating with the BBB and are unaccredited, with 26 complaints closed in the last 3 years and 11 complaints closed over the last year.
Their reviews on Yelp, Facebook, and Pissed Consumer all reflected a similar trend. They have 2.7 stars on Facebook, 2 stars on Yelp, and 2.5 stars on Pissed Consumer. Here are a few of the more notable complaints that we found.
- “BEWARE if you already own a timeshare! They called us in by telling us we would learn more about how to trade our current timeshare with Interval International. When we arrived we were told “wait 5 minutes” someone will be with you. We were told that a half a dozen times. This meeting was not to learn more about trading. It was to try and get us to sell our timeshare to them and buy theirs. … Two hours later they were waiting on a call from their management to see what they could do for us!!! It was a big gimmick and a big waste of our time! Oh and I over heard them telling a couple sitting behind us the same thing we were told.”
- “Be careful. They keep charging on our credit card for items we do not want. We bought a timeshare from them, they sold us a bill of goods. Buyer beware.”
From Pissed Consumer:
- “They took our money and ran. They asked us to pay the maintenance fee. We did it right away, before Covid hit. They never even contacted our time share to start process, or they said our time share Vacation Village in the Berkshires was not cooperating. After 6 more months of back and forth calls, leaving messages and no response. I called Bank of America and filed a dispute. Of course the federal government says 60 days to dispute, even with Covid. Legacy knew that. Still cant get a hold of anyone. Bank of America disputes with Legacy Adventures Bank. Of course that info is private. NO O NE DO ANY BUSINESS WITH THIS COMPANY. I think I will be flying to Texas to pay them a visit.”
Ultimately, from these comments, we have to conclude that Leisure Getaways Inc is little more than a bait and switch operation, and a fraudulent company. There is no reason that any timeshare exit company should try and strike a deal with you by getting you to buy one of their properties in exchange for getting out of yours.
Leisure Getaways Inc Class Action Lawsuit
In 2018, Leisure Getaways was actually involved with a federal civil lawsuit in which Wyndham Resorts charged them with trademark infringement. This case was Wyndham Hotels and Resorts, LLC et al v. Leisure Getaways, Inc. et al – Florida Middle District Court, Case No. 6:17-cv-00501. Based on the reports we found, this ultimately was dismissed and went through mediation, but it’s worth knowing about their involvement given the nature of the complaints about the company.
Leisure Getaways Inc Cost
While we did not find specifics in terms of costs you could expect from Leisure Getaways, judging from the reviews, you could expect to pay a great deal upfront if you work with them. There is nothing that indicates otherwise; one of their 1-star employee reviews on Indeed, in fact, actually mentioned the high fees that they charge their customers at the outset. That aside, we did not find any promises of a free consultation or notes about fees, either.
We should note that we mention upfront payments because it’s always a good idea to make sure you’re working with a timeshare exit company or attorney who uses escrow. You can learn more about escrow and why it’s important on this page.
Avoiding Timeshare Scams
Unfortunately, Leisure Getaways Inc is not unique in the practices its reviews highlight. Timeshare scams are incredibly common in the industry. But the good news is that they are avoidable. As with any other kind of company that you do business with, there are red flags that you can look out for in the early phases. That way you can save yourself a serious amount of time, money, and heartache getting involved any further.
Keep an eye out for the following to avoid timeshare scams:
- Promises that sound too good to be true, including incentives for making an initial purchase that don’t seem to have strings attached (because they probably do)
- Upfront fees, including high-dollar deposits or “administrative” fees that are far more than you’d expect them to be
- Pushy sales presentations, especially those that don’t encourage you to take your time in making a decision
Whenever you make a purchase, especially when it comes to vacation properties, always read the fine print, and don’t fall for any high-pressure sales tactics. Taking it slow and knowing what you want — not what someone else convinces you that you want — is the best way to avoid any kind of scam.
Based on Leisure Getaways Inc’s presence and practices, we cannot recommend working with them in any capacity. They do not do anything that would be helpful to someone getting out of a timeshare, nor does it appear that they actively do much business at all.
Fortunately, though, you do have options if you are seeking for a trustworthy company to help you with your timeshare. You can review a list of the companies we recommend on this page. All of these businesses have been thoroughly vetted and have excellent reviews, legitimate web presences, and strong histories of helping clients exit their timeshare contracts.