How they work

TaraNova has four home-based resorts:

  • Villas Palmas, Costa Rica
  • Attitash, New Hampshire
  • Seawatch Inn, Myrtle Beach
  • Tahoe Summit, Nevada

By joining TaraNova you can guarantee your family a membership full of quality vacations. Traditional timeshare may include a specific week at one location, such as week 32 (August) - always the same time and the same place. However modern travelers want variety and flexibility, especially if their needs (where and when) change each year. TaraNova's vacation club is flexible. It allows you to experience the exotic rainforests and volcanos of Costa Rica one year and to enjoy the mountain range in our New Hampshire ski resort the next. When and where is up to you! TaraNova members make great use of their "home-based resorts" but ownership in TaraNova is like an open passport to almost anywhere in the world.

TaraNova is affiliated with Resort Condominium International, (RCI) which is the largest resort exchange company in the world.

Members of the Advantage Program (AP) have the ability for to purchase weeks/vacations/travel etc. Members may deposit weeks for exchange or deposit into a rental/list program to use credits towards AP vacations.

Members have the benefit of depositing their TaraNova week(s) into RCI and/or AP to exchange or use credit redemption for properties all over the world.

Special Note:

All requests to bank are on a first come basis with special exclusions for high priority weeks at the complete and sole discretion of TaraNova.

There are no guarantees for any weeks, including but not limited to: Reservations, RCI Weeks Membership, RCI Points Membership or any other weeks required for a designated exchange company. There is no guarantee for "RCI Value Trading"; Destination; Resort Unit; and, unit size.

The cut-off date to deposit your current years' week with RCI is November 15th of each year. Deposits to other Exchange Companies are limited and have other restrictions. Please contact head office for further details. Weeks for AP must use live future inventory and are limited and may only go into AP for exchange or credit while supplies last.

RCI Points Members must bank into RCI weeks account and transfer their week to their POINTS account. Banking of week is subject to all the TaraNova rules and regulations.

If you do not utilize the current week at a TaraNova resort, you must bank it or you will lose the right to utilize the week. If you reserve a week at a TaraNova resort and then cancel that week in accordance with the rules set out by the Club, you will be given a different week to deposit into your exchange account which will be in line with the trading power for weeks then currently being deposited into members RCI accounts for that specific year and will be at the complete and sole discretion of TaraNova.

For further information please go to "Overview" "Corporate Affiliations" go to the bottom of the page and click on the information you require.