Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Summary Of Impacts From ASU Adoption) (Details)

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Revenue From Contracts With Customers (Summary Of Impacts From ASU Adoption) (Details) - USD ($)
$ / shares in Units, $ in Thousands
3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2018
Sep. 30, 2018
Jun. 30, 2018
Mar. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Sep. 30, 2017
Jun. 30, 2017
Mar. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2018
Dec. 31, 2017
Dec. 31, 2016
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net $ 439,167       $ 426,858       $ 439,167 $ 426,858  
Deferred income 16,522       16,893       16,522 16,893  
Deferred income taxes 91,056       88,966       91,056 88,966  
Total shareholder's equity 475,365       433,654       475,365 433,654 $ 298,312
Revenues 173,656 $ 202,205 $ 194,937 $ 167,522 177,893 $ 195,209 $ 187,383 $ 162,567 738,320 723,052 719,941
Cost reimbursements                 62,534 52,639 49,557
Cost of VOIs sold                 23,813 17,679 28,829
Selling, general and administrative expenses                 415,403 421,199 419,930
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes 26,214 32,516 39,380 30,783 28,914 34,375 42,802 30,907 128,893 136,998 129,623
Provision (benefit) for income taxes                 28,541 (2,345) 41,620
Net income                 100,352 139,343 88,003
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                 12,390 12,760 10,126
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders $ 19,789 $ 20,488 $ 26,710 $ 20,975 $ 66,404 $ 18,540 $ 23,990 $ 17,649 $ 87,962 $ 126,583 $ 77,877
Basic and diluted earnings per share $ 0.27 [1] $ 0.27 [1] $ 0.36 [1] $ 0.28 [1] $ 0.92 [1] $ 0.26 [1] $ 0.34 [1] $ 0.25 [1] $ 1.18 [1],[2] $ 1.77 [1],[2] $ 1.10 [2]
Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net         $ 426,858         $ 426,858 $ 425,800
Deferred income         16,893         16,893 19,522
Deferred income taxes         88,966         88,966 130,989
Total shareholder's equity         433,654         433,654 298,312
Cost reimbursements                   52,639 49,557
Cost of VOIs sold                   17,679 28,829
Selling, general and administrative expenses                   421,199 419,930
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                   136,998 129,623
Provision (benefit) for income taxes                   (2,345) 41,620
Net income                   139,343 88,003
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                   12,760 10,126
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders                   $ 126,583 $ 77,877
Basic and diluted earnings per share                   $ 1.77 $ 1.10
Sales of VOIs [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ 254,225 $ 242,017 $ 273,873
Sales of VOIs [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                   242,017 273,873
Reimbursement Revenue [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                 $ 62,534 52,639 49,557
Reimbursement Revenue [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                   52,639 49,557
Prior To Adoption/As Previously Reported [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net         431,801         431,801 430,480
Deferred income         36,311         36,311 37,015
Deferred income taxes         83,628         83,628 126,278
Total shareholder's equity         424,517         424,517 290,208
Cost of VOIs sold                   17,439 27,346
Selling, general and administrative expenses                   420,746 418,357
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                   135,336 124,948
Provision (benefit) 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
Prior To Adoption/As Previously Reported [Member] | Sales of VOIs [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                   $ 239,662 $ 266,142
New Revenue Standard Adjustment [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Notes receivable, net         (4,943)         (4,943) (4,680)
Deferred income         (19,418)         (19,418) (17,493)
Deferred income taxes         5,338         5,338 4,711
Total shareholder's equity         $ 9,137         9,137 8,104
Cost reimbursements                   52,639 49,557
Cost of VOIs sold                   240 1,483
Selling, general and administrative expenses                   453 1,573
Income before non-controlling interest and provision for income taxes                   1,662 4,675
Provision (benefit) for income taxes                   629 1,448
Net income                   1,033 3,227
Less: Net income attributable to non-controlling interest                   (24) 301
Net income attributable to Bluegreen Vacations Corporation Shareholders                   $ 1,057 $ 2,926
Basic and diluted earnings per share                   $ 0.01 $ 0.04
New Revenue Standard Adjustment [Member] | Sales of VOIs [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                   $ 2,355 $ 7,731
New Revenue Standard Adjustment [Member] | Reimbursement Revenue [Member] | Accounting Standards Update 2014-09 [Member]                      
New Accounting Pronouncements or Change in Accounting Principle [Line Items]                      
Revenues                   $ 52,639 $ 49,557
[1] The number of shares outstanding for purposes of calculating basic and diluted earnings per share reflects the stock split effected in connection with our initial public offering as if the stock split was effected on January 1, 2016. See Note 1: Organization and Note 17: Earnings Per Share for further discussion.
[2] The calculation of basic and diluted earnings per share and cash dividends declared 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, 2016. See Note 1: Organization and Note 17: Earnings Per Share for further discussion.