The trend these days when going on vacations is the use of private homes instead of booking impersonal hotel rooms. This goes for families and independent travellers, but also for groups of friends or couples. This is one way of saving more and getting the most out of your money, especially for big groups. If you’re a tourist and you want to get a feel of being a local in a foreign place, then this is a great way to start.
A Place to Call Your Own – In the Meantime
Renting a place (either a house or an apartment) for your holiday is perfect, especially when you’re out of town – or out of the country – for five days or more. With private holiday rentals, you won’t have to worry about hotel staff disturbing you and you’ll have plenty of space for friends and family to gather.
Compared with hotel rooms, most rental holiday homes differ from each other – you’re going to have a blast choosing from a vast range of properties available on the market. Plus, you can be specific with your needs.
Friends and Family in One Place
Private holiday rentals offer plenty of space for big groups. Most of the time, the more people there are included in the trip, the lower the cost per head will be. Moreover, having a group located at the same place will make the organization of the daily schedule easier.
When choosing a rental holiday home, think of it as if you’re purchasing a new house – factor in all the nearby amenities that make it an eligible choice. At the end of the day, the only things you’ll need are consumables, which you can get within a 5-minute walk or drive. Things you can look at are how close are the nearest shops, is the WiFi available, is there a car park nearby, are the towels and linen provided etc.
Flexible Dining Options
You won’t have to be restricted to room service or dining at a restaurant every night when you rent a holiday home, as you are allowed to cook there. It’s nice to be able to share your meals in all intimacy, in the comfort of “your” home – it’s cheaper and so much more convenient.
Try buying from the local market and whip up your version of their delicacies on a night you’d rather stay indoors than dine outside.