21-5 is NOT timeshare
21-5 gives you co-ownership of not just 1, but 5 vacation homes
21-5 are individually tailor made vacation homes, and not resort properties
21-5 is fully transparent in all phases of ownership
21-5 is peace of mind, because we take of everything
What Is 21-5?
The 21-5 concept is ideal for families who are looking to buy a vacation home and who see the added value in getting multiple destinations and the advantage of avoiding the burden of short and long term maintenance that normally comes along with property ownership.
For over a decade, 21-5 has perfected the concept and today we serve more than 700 satisfied owners. Headquartered in Copenhagen, Denmark, the focus was initially European vacation destinations and New York City where we have acquired several condos. We now offer the 21-5 concept to North Americans which is why we have opened offices in Boston, MA and Vancouver, BC.
In the United States, we organize 21 owners in a limited liability company under the laws of the State of Delaware (DE LLC) and call it a 21-5 Association. A 1/21 share in an association is called a vacation property share. Each 21-5 association own five beautiful vacation homes in 5 different locations. Each owner will co-own the five properties with the other 20 families and equally share the costs. The 21 families will meet each other at the inauguration meeting and shortly after deposit their equal share to a fiduciary account belonging to the association. Once the association is established the properties can be identified and acquired. Under normal circumstances it usually takes 12-24 months from inauguration until all the 5 homes are in operation..
21-5 ensures a stress-free experience because we not only find, negotiate and acquire the vacation properties, we also completely renovate, furnish and manage the homes. You don’t have to worry about dealing with local authorities, maintenance, cleaning, landscaping, pool, owners association administration, etc. All you have to do is arrive and enjoy your vacation.
The associations are governed by thorough and tested bylaws to ensure that all legal and financial matters are covered. The entire set-up is organized to provide security for everybody, legally, on tax matters, and financially. In short, we build trust through full transparency.
Booking of the five vacation homes is managed via an easy-to-use online system designed to accommodate both long-term vacation planning but also support those who like to schedule a spontaneous get-away. The design of the 21-5 vacation booking system ensures that reservations of properties and planning of your vacations happens without stress or pressure. As an owner you are able to get the desired dates you want in one of the 5 properties.
Each owner has, on average, 12 weeks available to enjoy their five vacation homes, which is more time than most use. Therefore, many of our owners lend out weeks to family and close friends. However, the vacation properties cannot be rented out and thereby obtain any rental income.
Generally, our families use their vacation homes about 6-9 weeks every year. This leaves plenty of room in the booking calendar for both long-term vacation planning and spontaneity.
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“For us, 21-5 is unique because for the price of one vacation property, we are able to co-own five amazing homes on first-rate locations around the world. We really feel at home every time we are on vacation and there no hassle at all like we would have, had we to take care of it all on our own.”
– Annette Banke & Niels Hermansen
“It makes so much sense to me that I can share my vacation homes with my family and friends, besides sharing them with my like-minded co-owners. 21-5 finds the most beautiful locations and transforms them with such great taste and care. This, combined with a professional and friendly property management, makes 21-5 the optimal vacation home concept for me.”
– Pernille Foss
“We were obviously sceptical before we joined 21-5. It almost sounded too good to be true. We have to say that our expectations have been exceeded. Our homes have turned out great. We can highly recommend 21-5.”
– Maureen & Hans Büttner
“Our expectations were very high when we decided to join the 21-5 concept. Well, they’ve all been meet, and more so. We love having five vacation homes with no worries. Each of the homes are a gem. The locations are fantastic, the furnishings and decor are spot on and everything just works. A great bonus is the 21-5 team. Always nice, engaged and incredibly professional.”
– Lise & Jacob Struckmann
“We don’t want to be tied to a single location. With 21-5 we have the freedom to choose, and we have all the joys of ownership, but none of the hassle - it’s excellent.”
– Lotte & David Holm
“The five vacation homes in our owner association have different themes and therefore perfectly covers the vacation needs of our family for - city, sun, hiking and skiing.”
– Lise & Jesper Nerlov
“The variation among the vacation homes, their destinations and thereby the experiences are completely unique.”
– Niels Korsholm
"We got five great vacation homes in five fantastic locations, that we can share with our children, family and friends. Together with our co-owners we have homes that by far exceeds the quality we could have hoped for if we had bought on our own. We so enjoy that 21-5 takes care of the practical stuff, and we also like that our vacation homes are being used most of the year. It was a big decision to join an owner association, but 21-5 has delivered as promised all the way. Great homes, professionally run renovations, full transparency and top notch service. 21-5 has certainly lived up to our high expectations!"
– Ingrid & Klaus Harbo
"We spent a long time looking for our own vacation home but could not find the right place at the right price. With 21-5 we have achieved a much higher vacation home standard. Five unique places around the world giving us much more flexibility and no hassle and no concern of maintenance when we are not there."
– Lene & Danny Feltmann Espersen
"SCEPTICAL??.. we were. But 21-5 has fully lived up to their promises, and more so. It's a fantastic concept that we can highly recommend to anyone who dream of having five beautiful vacation homes in great locations."
– Gitte & Hans Gotke
The 21-5 concept builds on a simple and obvious idea which just makes sense once it is brought to life. This is exactly as we experience it, beautifully executed by the company's staff and leadership.
– Karen & Knud
To participate in a 21-5 association is by far one of the best decisions we have ever made. It has brought us joy and wonderful experiences from the day we signed. Even on an everyday basis it brings us joy just thinking about the 5 fantastic homes we own...
– Bente & Per
We absolutely love our wonderful homes on 5 very attractive destinations. It is an incredible solution because we feel at home in each of the properties at the same time we are avoiding all the hassles and worries that comes with ownership. 21-5 takes care of everything in a very professional and dedicated way....
– Helle & Carl
We are impressed by 21-5's ability to locate the unique locations. All our 5 homes are so wonderful and we would never have been able to find this level of properties and explore the opportunities in them like 21-5 does. The 5 homes have been renovated and filled with gorgeous interior and exterior design which we enjoy to the fullest...
– Anne Marie & Niels
We are so impressed with the dedication and skill with which we have been met by the 21-5 team. Joining 21-5 DK2 is the best decision we have made in many years.
– Bente & Sven
It is very special and joyous to be able to offer friends and family vacations in the wonderful 21-5 homes on beautiful destinations. I am thinking that it must be great for the team behind 21-5 to have SO happy customers. I believe that this concept will become a big and widely popular in the market.
Immediately, we knew 21-5 was something for us. We love to travel and are really happy about the sense of true ownership of each property we have. The 21-5 homes absolutely surpass our expectations, the concept works flawlessly and we are very happy to being a part of 21-5.
– Susanne & Snaebjörn
We are so happy that we said yes and joined 21-5!
– Elisabeth & Kurt
We never regretted joining 21-5. We have gotten much more than we had ever expected. Thank you to the entire team for the second to none service we have received in all of the possible and impossible situations which have arisen. We can only and wholeheartedly recommend 21-5.
– Tine & Elo
We heard about the 21-5 concept the first time from some of our good friends who had read an article...immediately we got excited and only a few weeks later we attended one of 21-5's information meetings in our area. The 21-5 company, with their super charged and always friendly and responsive team has made the 5 beautiful vacation homes the perfect spoiling gift to us and our children.
– Nille & Bo
We are very satisfied having joined 21-5. What we are talking about here is awesome properties on the best locations and homes which are so cozy. We enjoy taking family and friends with us when we visit. We experience a high level of service from the 21-5 organization - no matter who we talk to. We have no concerns as 21-5 handles any challenge. Besides, the acquisition price was very attractive - so far it has also turned out to be a great investment.
– Berit & Leif