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If you want to experience unparalleled comfort anywhere in the world, then rent a vacation home! With extra space, privacy, and amenities, it’s by far the smartest way to travel. What better way to spend your vacation than relaxing in the comforts of your own home?
Stay in a quaint cottage in the mountains, a mansion by the sea, a chic city center apartment, or even in an exquisite beach bungalow. Wherever you stay, here are 8 great reasons you should start planning your trip right away!
Whether you are in a secluded destination like Belize or in the bustling center of the Spanish Capital Madrid, in the comforts of your own home, you will always have privacy.
2. Exclusive amenities
Private swimming pool. Roof deck bar. Personal chef. Yoga retreat. Winter cabin with a hot tub. You name it and there is a home that has it. Vacation rentals come as simple or as outfitted as you choose.
With amenities such as a full kitchen, you can save money by cooking your own food. Instead of eating out at restaurants every night, treat yourself to something special on your trip with the extra cash!
4. Pack light
With a washer and dryer handy at most rentals, you can pack lighter and wash the clothes you brought. Let the tranquil feeling of vacation continue even once your trip is complete; arriving home with clean clothes in your suitcase relieves you from the stresses of laundry.
5. Live like a local
Experience neighborhood culture by shopping at local markets, eating at tourist-free restaurants, and by enjoying the scenery your vacation home has to offer. Ask the vacation rental owner/manager about great things to see or do nearby.
In your own vacation home you can relax on a hammock in the yard or curled up on a couch by the fire place. Unlike hotel rooms there’s plenty of space to move around.
7. Pet and kid friendly
You can choose a home where your kids can play in the yard, where your dog has a bed, and where you can all vacation together worry-free.
8. Vacation with family and friends
The need for hotel rooms with a connecting door becomes obsolete when renting a full-size home. Perhaps a beachfront home big enough to sleep family and friends in the destination of your choice is simply what you need.
Create your ideal vacation experience every time you rent a home. You can embark on an adventurous trip one year, explore Europe the next, and relax beachfront with cocktail in hand the year after. Begin by selecting a home to fulfill your leisure needs and you will quickly discover the endless possibilities of the vacation rental experience!