Vacation rentals have been around since long before the Internet, but the birth of the Internet in the mid-90s made advertising rentals much easier. Over the years since then, as technology has evolved, the vacation rental industry has grown. It is incredibly easy to both advertise and rent vacation homes now, in any destination you can think of! More and more people are choosing to bypass the hotel and to rent a vacation home instead.
How do you know if a vacation rental is for you? You may want a vacation rental if any of the following apply to you.
Your extended family is traveling together.
If you are traveling with more than just your nuclear family, a vacation rental allows everyone to have their own space but also share common areas. Many families (though not all) appreciate the ability to hang out and interact with family in a comfortable setting.
You are traveling with a group of friends.
Staying in a vacation rental when you travel with a group of your friends can bring costs down for everyone and still allow people to have their own personal space. You can socialize into the night in the shared spaces without having to worry about other guests.
Children are traveling with you.
Traveling with kids is hard! The pitter-patter of feet and the excited playing in the small hotel room can be distracting to neighbors. Early bedtimes and mid-day naps are difficult when other guests are loud. Renting a vacation home means no worrying about how loud the kids are or whether or not they will get enough rest.
You are hosting a destination wedding.
If you are hosting a destination wedding, renting a large vacation home for your guests may be less expensive than reserving a section of a hotel.
Dining out at restaurants for every meal sounds unappetizing.
If you don't want to eat out for every restaurant, having access to a full kitchen is a huge benefit of staying in a vacation rental home.
Amenities that hotels offer are not important to you.
If you never utilize the pool or weight room, have no interest in a continental breakfast, and find maid service intrusive, then a vacation rental is a great choice.
You want to experience a different lifestyle.
Although you may never be able to afford a huge home on the beach or a multi-million dollar mansion, you are likely to find one of these as a vacation rental for an affordable cost. This will give you the taste of a lavish lifestyle, and then you can return to reality.
You have an extended stay.
Staying in a hotel for a couple of days is bearable for many people, but staying in a cramped room for longer than five days can really wear on a person! If you are planning a trip for an extended period of time, a vacation rental home may save your sanity.
Vacation rentals continue to become easier to access, and you don't have to stay in a cramped hotel room anymore if you don't want to. A vacation rental may be the perfect lodging for your next trip, whether you are traveling solo or with a large group.
Contact a company like Poole and Associates for more information.