$2m posted recently about his dream of building a vacation home and ELYM's recent success in building one.
I have always been fascinated by the idea, however, my mother in law has very firm oppinions. I asked her to explain.
Her basic thoughts is that she doesn't want to be tied down to one place. Now my in-laws are expert travellers and have visited more resort places than I ever have. Frankly speaking, they have a very good point.
Perhaps this also flies into the why not buy a condo in the city (in addition to the suburban home).
In both cases it seems much easier, cheaper and simpler to rent a hotel room - even at a luxury resort. How many times do you want to use your vacation home, but lose the chance due to work obligations, sickness, etc....
After a while the vacation home may seem a bit dreary and uninteresting.
Then again, if you can put a stake in the ground and say I never want to leave this spot, more power to you. As for me, I like to move around alot.