Since the emergence of peer-to-peer rental websites such as the incredibly successful AirBnb, vacation rentals are fast becoming the most popular type of accommodation. Influential people in this sector such as Brian Ferdinand Liquid Holdings’ president are seeing sharp rises in the number of people searching for vacation rentals as opposed to hotels for their trips away. There are numerous reasons as to why people prefer to stay in privately rented apartments and homes and here we take a look at what this type of accommodation can provide that a hotel cannot.
If you are traveling in a group or in a large family then the cost of a hotel can be huge when booking multiple rooms. What vacation rentals can offer you is properties of all different sizes and designs that will come in at a lower price for big groups than a hotel will. For this reason those traveling with a group of people will always be better off looking for a holiday home that accommodates everyone.
It can often be far easier to relax in a private property as the space will be all your own and the only noise will come from you or your family. Hotel pools can often be far from relaxing with music blasting and kids splashing about, many vacation rentals have their own pool where you can relax in peace and not worry about others when you are trying to swim.
When you stay in a hotel your food choices are limited to the hotel restaurant or nearby restaurants, with a vacation rental you can have far more freedom and flexibility when it comes to eating. Firstly, you won’t have to depend on opening times of restaurants and secondly you can eat what you want, when you want. Most people don’t want to spend their vacation time in the kitchen but shopping in the supermarket and cooking a meal or two is a great option to have and an excellent way to save some money.
The idea behind most vacation rentals is to provide its visitors with a feeling of having a home from home. Small decorative touches around the place, wi-fi that doesn’t come with a charge, fully equipped kitchens and comfortable seating areas are all things that you should expect to find in your vacation ‘home’. Most hotels are clean and welcoming but very often they lack character, something that you are able to find with a private rental.
The cost of a vacation rentals is, in the main, far less than if you were paying for a hotel. If you are planning on a short weekend stay then hotels can give you more value, any longer than a night or two however, and renting privately is the answer. When weighing up pricing options it is important that you look at what you will be getting for the money you spend. You could find a hotel that is a few bucks cheaper per night than a private rental, but the type of accommodation you receive will be vastly different.