When planning family holidays, travelers today are continuing to enjoy the benefits of renting holiday houses instead of hotels.
Affordability is a primary factor. Privacy and added amenities are other considerations.
As you get ready to plan your next group or family trip, let’s take a look at some of the biggest advantages of renting a holiday house as a family accommodation.
Save Money with Family Accommodation
If you look at some of our family packages, you’ll see that this kind of value can’t be found in luxury hotel resorts.
Let’s consider the square footage first. If you think about what you’re getting for a hotel suite vs. a holiday house, you’re almost always going to get better value.
And, when you’re bringing everyone together under one roof, it’s important to provide everyone with a healthy amount of space.
Next, consider the length of your holiday. A good rule of thumb is, if you’re planning to stay somewhere four nights or longer, it’s best to research a holiday house for your family accommodation.
It only makes sense to unpack, stock a kitchen, and settle into a holiday house if you’re planning on staying about a week. This is the point in which you start to see the cost effectiveness kick in, freeing up your budget for so much more.
Enjoy Added Privacy and Quiet
The main goal for any hotel is to sell as many rooms as possible. This means crowds are to their advantage.
We’ve all been woken up by a pack of kids or a rowdy group of adults returning to their room late at night and making too much noise.
How about those neighbors who tend to slam their doors? Middle of the night disturbances are far less likely when you rent a holiday house as your family accommodation.
Also, rentals are likely to be a little bit off the beaten path. Typically, we’re aiming to get away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life when we go on holiday.
Being a little set back from the center of town often adds a nice element of serenity.
You’ll Find More Availability
Hotel chains can’t just create huge resorts anywhere. With that, you might not be able to find a hotel that meets your standards in the area you’d like to visit.
You’ll find you’re living more like a local than a tourist when you’re able to secure a rental in a unique part of town, and that’s always exciting.
Enjoy a Full Kitchen
As we know, holiday houses as a family accommodation tend to be roomier than hotel suites. They also come with fully equipped kitchens. This means you can stock the pantry and refrigerator with your family’s favorite foods. A quick pot of coffee in the morning is no trouble at all.
Many of us lead such busy lives that sometimes we can’t all come together for a meal. If the heart of a house is its kitchen, then you’ll be able to bring a lot more heart to your getaway in a holiday house.
Coming back to the savings again, eating in as opposed to dining out for every meal leaves quite a bit of room in the budget for other activities.
Of course, exploring the city and experiencing the local cuisine is half the fun of traveling, but perhaps you’ll stay home for breakfast and lunch so you can splurge on dinner.
Now, you’ve managed to be cost-effective all while bringing everyone together.
Enjoy Even More Amenities
Many holiday homes also come with a full-size washer and dryer. Hotels sometimes don’t offer this service, or they charge you for it. What happens when you get spaghetti sauce on your favorite white shirt?
Waiting around in a laundry facility is no way to spend your holiday.
Being able to throw some wash in the machine and then spend some time playing a board game in the living room is far more conducive to family time.
Spread Out While Coming Together
In a hotel, there are countless places to venture: the pool, the lounge, the restaurant.
With a holiday home as your family accommodation, everyone’s likely to be fairly contained: the pool is right outside the patio door, the lounge becomes the living room, and the restaurant is your kitchen.
In this setting, a nice balance is created. Everyone can retreat to their own room come the evening, but a more communal sense still remains.
Bring Everyone, Including Your Four-Legged Friends
When booking a holiday house as your family accommodation, there’s a little bit more wiggle room if someone wants to bring their friends.
Since the goal is bringing everyone together under one roof, you give yourself more opportunity to invite more people, including your four-legged sidekick, all while experiencing the quiet of your home away from home.
Elite Holiday Homes believes everyone should get the most out of their well-earned holiday. Our primary goal is to help you create the holiday of a lifetime, bringing everyone together under one luxurious roof.
Contact us today! We can’t wait to start planning your holiday of a lifetime.