Although my wife and I are mainly timeshare vacation owners we have vacationed in Bend, Oregon this past year in a beautiful (VRBO) property. It was a 5 bedroom home 15 minutes from our daughters home. She was getting married and the VRBO home was the right size for our entire family and others.
This was an option we had never considered before. Because there are so few Interval International timeshare properties in Bend we decided to give (VRBO) a chance. There was quite a selection of properties. We shared the cost with other family members. It was a great way to vacation where timeshare was not available.