Things to Look For in a Vacation Rental Home

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When traveling somewhere for a family vacation, it is sometimes nicer to rent out an actual home instead of a hotel. Hotel’s aren’t bad, per say, but you never really know what you’re going to get from hotel to hotel, and nobody gets to have their own space.

It can be very challenging to share 2 beds and 1 bathroom with an entire family and if you have a family greater than 4 people, you’re forced to rent out more rooms anyways, which just tacks on to the hassle and cost.

Hotels also don’t have much storage, nor do they have kitchens for you to cook in. This means you usually have to spend crazy amounts of money going out to eat every meal. The little things add up, which is why it’s an even better idea to simply rent out someone’s house for the time you’re vacationing.

Here are things to look for in a vacation rental home.

country homeAppropriate Amount of Space

Your vacation is all about relaxing, having your own space, and enjoying wherever you are with your family. You don’t want to end up in a similar situation you would have ended up in if you just stayed in a hotel.

There should be enough home rental options wherever you are going to give you options. Sure, your children might be able to share a queen size bed, or you can easily put someone on the couch, but just be sure to select the house that will comfortably fit everyone, all the while giving each person the space that they need. Also keep the number of bathrooms in mind. Cleanliness is happiness.

Check out the Deck and Backyard

Wherever you’re traveling, your number one priority is probably going to be spending time outdoors. The deck of the home you choose should exude space and sophistication. Does the deck include patio furniture for you to lounge in while your kids play in the backyard?

It may sound silly, but a great outdoor space is important to your vacation rental home. It would be a shame to have to spend your days indoors when you’re trying to build up your suntan.

country kitchenNice Kitchen and Family Area

When you stay in a hotel, you don’t have a kitchen. The nice thing about renting a home, as mentioned above, is that you do. It’s like home away from home. Vacations are all about family, so it’s nice to have a good sized, open concept kitchen and family area that allows you to have family meals and family entertainment nights. You’ll also want to see if the home has a nice television because what is movie night without a big screen tv? If they don’t have one, don’t worry, you can rent those too, so it’s not a deal breaker.

In conclusion, a home is better than a hotel, so try it out and see if you ever go back.

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