January 5, 2011 | 10:45am
Do you consider yourself a member of the "everyday affluent" who has endured poor vacation experiences or, at least, been forced to congregate near common, working-class folks?
Well, Brent Handler has an idea you might like:
Never lower your standards from the luxury you deserve--especially after Barack Obama and U.S. Senate Republicans have assured your tax breaks.
Handler announced today his creation: Inspirato, a members-only club for the rich "who want flexibility, luxurious accommodations and amenities, highly personalized service, and a consistent experience from one vacation to the next."
The cost? After the one-time initiation fee of $9,500 (plus $2,500 in annual renewal fees), you can vacation "hassle-free" in a luxury residence for about $1,000-per-night, according to Handler.
Available "spacious and refined" residences are in places such as Newport Coast; Los Cabos, Mexico; Tuscany, Italy; Aspen, Colorado; Deer Valley, Utah; Maui, Hawaii; and Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
I tried to review the vacation properties, but Handler's website
requires you to register before you can inspect its listings.
--R. Scott Moxley / OC Weekly