A vacation rental can be called by many names. It can be a regular house, a condo, a cabin, or a cottage. No matter what it is called, the idea is that you can have more of the comforts of home when you travel.
In many cases, especially if you have a large family, a vacation rental can be much more economical than renting one or more hotel rooms during your stay. You would be surprised that vacation rentals exist in the majority of places you would want to take the family..
If you don’t already know about vacation rentals in the area you are going to visit, simply use Google. You can enter a search term such as ‘Yellowstone rental cabin’ or ‘Disneyworld vacation rental’, and you will find many results in the area you are looking for.
Choosing the right one
Once you know you want to use a vacation rental, here are some things to consider in choosing the right one for you:
Price – Of course price plays a major factor. Be sure you know what the price is including any taxes that may be applicable.
Rooms – Be sure know know what kind of rooms the rental has. Some rentals may have individual bedrooms, some may have a loft or even a bunkhouse type room. Any of the options might be right for you, just make sure you aren’t surprised when you get there.
Bathrooms – It might be a great thing to have two families split a vacation rental, and therefore split the cost, but it might ruin the vacation if you have ten people sharing one bathroom.
Kitchen – Cooking your own food on vacation can save you hundreds of dollars, but be sure you know what cooking facilities are available where you rent. If you are expecting an oven, you might be disappointed to find you only have a microwave.