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Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies (Expected Impacts To Reported Results) (Details)

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Basis of Presentation and Significant Accounting Policies (Expected Impacts To Reported Results) (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, $ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Sep. 30, 2016
Jun. 30, 2016
Mar. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
Dec. 31, 2015
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net $ 431,801       $ 430,480       $ 431,801 $ 430,480  
Deferred income 36,311       37,015       36,311 37,015  
Deferred income taxes 83,628       126,278       83,628 126,278  
Total shareholder's equity 382,231       249,436       382,231 249,436  
Sales of VOIs                 239,662 266,142 $ 259,236
Reimbursement revenue                 111,819 103,448 97,539
Cost reimbursement revenue                 68,336 64,479 60,942
Cost of VOIs sold                 17,439 27,346 22,884
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 416,970 415,027 373,804
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes 29,037 $ 34,066 $ 41,413 $ 30,820 37,646 $ 38,878 $ 20,994 $ 27,430 135,336 124,948 124,320
Provision for income taxes                 (2,974) 40,172 42,311
Net income                 138,310 84,776 82,009
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                 12,784 9,825 11,705
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders $ 66,469 $ 18,436 $ 23,134 $ 17,487 $ 25,568 $ 22,636 $ 11,101 $ 15,646 $ 125,526 $ 74,951 $ 70,304
Basic and diluted earnings per share $ 0.91 [1] $ 0.26 [1] $ 0.33 [1] $ 0.26 [1] $ 0.36 [1] $ 0.32 [1] $ 0.16 [1] $ 0.22 [1] $ 1.76 [1],[2] $ 1.06 [1],[2] $ 0.99 [2]
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net $ 427,294       $ 425,880       $ 427,294 $ 425,880  
Deferred income 16,893       19,522       16,893 19,522  
Deferred income taxes 87,275       131,012       87,275 131,012  
Total shareholder's equity 435,781       298,368       435,781 298,368  
Sales of VOIs                 252,295 280,923  
Reimbursement revenue                 52,639 49,557  
Cost reimbursement revenue                 52,639 49,557  
Cost of VOIs sold                 17,679 28,829  
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 417,423 416,599  
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                 147,276 136,674  
Provision for income taxes                 (510) 44,448  
Net income                 147,786 92,226  
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                 13,247 10,226  
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders                 $ 134,539 $ 82,000  
Basic and diluted earnings per share                 $ 1.89 $ 1.16  
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] | As Reported Herein [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net 431,801       430,480       $ 431,801 $ 430,480  
Deferred income 36,311       37,015       36,311 37,015  
Deferred income taxes 83,628       126,278       83,628 126,278  
Total shareholder's equity 424,517       290,208       424,517 290,208  
Sales of VOIs                 239,662 266,142  
Cost of VOIs sold                 17,439 27,346  
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 416,970 415,027  
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                 135,336 124,948  
Provision for income taxes                 (2,974) 40,172  
Net income                 138,310 84,776  
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                 12,784 9,825  
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders                 $ 125,526 $ 74,951  
Basic and diluted earnings per share                 $ 1.76 $ 1.06  
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member] | New Revenue Standard Adjustment [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net (4,507)       (4,600)       $ (4,507) $ (4,600)  
Deferred income (19,418)       (17,493)       (19,418) (17,493)  
Deferred income taxes 3,647       4,734       3,647 4,734  
Total shareholder's equity $ 11,264       $ 8,160       11,264 8,160  
Sales of VOIs                 12,633 14,781  
Reimbursement revenue                 52,639 49,557  
Cost reimbursement revenue                 52,639 49,557  
Cost of VOIs sold                 240 1,483  
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 453 1,572  
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                 11,940 11,726  
Provision for income taxes                 2,464 4,276  
Net income                 9,476 7,450  
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                 463 401  
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders                 $ 9,013 $ 7,049  
Basic and diluted earnings per share                 $ 0.13 $ 0.10  
[1] The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share were based on shares issued in connection with our initial public offering during November 2017 and give effect to the stock split effected in connection therein as if the stock split was effected January 1, 2016. See Note 1: Organization and Note 15: Earnings Per Share for further discussion.
[2] The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share were based on shares issued in connection with our initial public offering during November 2017 and give effect to the stock split effected in connection therein as if the stock split is effected January 1, 2015. See Note 1: Organization and Note 15: Earnings Per Share for further discussion.