Vacation rentals are a booming business and have come along ways in terms of how we go about finding and booking a vacation rental. However they are still not hotels and shouldn’t be booked like one. They create a unique experience that travelers are gravitating to over and over.
So why are vacation rentals better? Here are our reasons and you can tell us if you agree the next time you book a home on Tripz.com
You no longer need a vacation from your vacation.
Travelers often come back from vacation and feel like they need time off to recover from what was supposed to be relaxing time off. Well that is in part to how hotels are designed. No one wants to spend time in the room including the hotel. Hotels want you out enjoying the amenities and spending money, so travelers end up on the go all day never relaxing till they crash at night. Where as a vacation rental is a home built for relaxation. A place where traveler don’t feel bad spending a couple extra hours relaxing and having a home cooked meal. This concept alone makes looking a vacation rentals worth it.
Lets talk about space
Hotel rooms come with a very consistent and down right predictable layout. Each coming with a bathroom tucked in front by the main entrance followed but the room opening to a single king or multiple bed set up, TV stand of sorts and an awkward sitting or desk area closest to the window or balcony. Not vacation rentals! Not in the slightest. They come in all shapes and sizes but most importantly with comfortable space to relax that is not sitting on the side of a bed. Take in a vacation with friends and now not only do travelers have rooms to escape to for the night but a true common space to share a quick drink or snack before the next adventure on the town. Think of the alternate, meeting up in one persons room and how quickly you want to vacate and hit the lobby bar or restaurant or simply get a move on.
Most vacation homes are available at rates equivalent to hotels or lower and offer up typically twice the space if not more. In addition, bigger four bedroom homes often price out around the cost two hotel rooms with space to sleep another four people. Taking this into account when traveling with friends and family, not only are travelers getting more space for the money but the freedom to save on meals cooked at home and the time spent together without having to be on the go.
When traveling to a new destination why not pick the minds of those that live there. Vacation rental owners if they don’t live in that destination full time have purchase the vacation home because they have a passion for the area. These people can become your best tour guides offering up the best local spots you would have otherwise passed up in favor of the more touristy options. Take a few moments to get to know the owners in the booking process which is super easy on Trip.com with its direct access to owner phone numbers and contact info. Vacation rental owners will gladly fill you in on how to get the most out of your trip.
Take it from us, once you stay at a vacation rental you will not look at hotels the same way. The ability to book has become every bit as user friendly but rentals come with great owners and way more value.