Planning a successful summer vacation, preparing travel arrangements and getting the house ready to stand empty for several weeks can be stressful enough. But, unless you’re planning a visit to family or friends, you have the extra burden of finding accommodations which will comfortably suit your family for an extended period.
And those accommodations are not likely to be found in a hotel. As terrific as they are for brief romantic getaways or whirlwind sightseeing tours, hotels simply do not lend themselves to extended stays, especially for families with children. Regardless of your destination, be it to the seaside, mountains, a theme park, or just some part of the country which you find of historical interest–say, the Civil War battlefields of Virginia–rental vacation homes can be lifesavers.
Rental vacation homes are available in a variety of styles, from full residences to villas to condos to simple rustic cabins. Rental vacation homes will provide far more space and amenities than even the best hotels, and save you money in the bargain–especially if your summer vacation is a group venture with another household splitting the costs of lodging.
If you intend to go on vacation with enough people that you’ll be booking more than one hotel room or suite, the odds are better than even that you’ll save money with a rental vacation home. Then there are those stress reducers which come along with vacationing in an actual house instead of a hotel.
Kids and summer vacation means dirty clothes, and lot of them; rental vacation homes have laundries. Kids and summer vacation means meals, and lots of them; rental vacation homes have kitchens. Kids and summer vacation means dirty kids; rental vacation homes usually have more than one bath, and the possibility of cleaning more than one kid at a time.
Kids and summer vacation also means kids who are normally out of your hair during school hours hanging around waiting for something to do. Rental vacation homes mean yards, some of them with swimming pools. You may, with some effort, even find rental vacation homes [http://www.vacationhomeshelp.com/Hawaii_Vacation_Homes/] which will welcome Fido or Tabby, saving you even more money on pet boarding fees.
Finding rental vacation homes is not as easy as going to a travel website and reserving a hotel room, but it’s not terribly difficult either. There are now many websites which offer rental vacation homes, and you’ll be able to tell immediately if there are any which fit your space and financial profile. You’ll also, most of the time, be able to find out if a rental vacation home will be available during the block of time for which your summer vacation is planned. So go ahead and see what the world of rental vacation homes has to offer!
One more thing: you will, of course, have to do your own housekeeping in a rental vacation home, unless it is a high-end rental and maid service is included in the price. But because your kids won’t be running off to play with their friends you can enlist them in the chores. It’s your vacation as well!