My wife and I are people who love to travel. We would travel for a living if we could. A few years ago while vacationing in Hawaii, we decided to stay 2 weeks instead of the usual one week vacation. Somehow thinking or perhaps subconsciously hoping that there would be some economies of scale, I was more than surprised when we checked out of our hotel – I was embarrassed.
Vacation rental homes are the answer!
A week later, when I returned home, I decided to seriously look at how we can maintain our lifestyle and love for travel without paying a fortune for a week or two of vacation. We are considering a trip for our family of five to London and Europe in a few years and with the value of currency literally doubling the price of everything I was looking for a solution.
I found the answer to my search for a cost-effective, vacation rental home.
In many situations, the holidays are a time to pamper yourself with massages, room service, valet service, etc. When I was single and later married without children, the pampering factor was very important to our hotel and holiday decision process.
By ignoring our new family structure with three children, bigger mortgages, and rising costs all around, we’ve found that when we really want to immerse ourselves in a new culture and location, renting a vacation home can give us everything we want. in a new place. method. Travel experience and don’t break the bank for fun. This applies not only to our Hawaii trip, but now to most of our European trip.
Some vacation home rentals are quite close to the hotel experience and still give you the feeling that you are a local and not a tourist. We have experienced many restaurants and activities that are outside of a tourist spot that we would definitely have missed if we were staying at the hotel.
If you live in the UK for example, there are many self-contained rentals for your stay, all fully supported by service company staff. London vacation rentals are London apartments and temporary residents’ homes away from the city. You have the informality, warmth and comfort of a genuine home in a London property, at a price to suit most pockets. City self-catering rentals are ideal for vacation or corporate rentals.
A brief summary of the alternatives we looked at is as follows:
* Hotel – Maybe a bit too formal, especially for a long stay. Expensive!
*Bed and Breakfast- Often just a budget hotel (and sometimes a bit unpleasant), you may have to stay near the owner’s private home and other guests with the inconvenience
*Short term commercial apartment – Cold and impersonal and one week minimum stay – not great if you want to stay less
We found vacation rentals to be a great choice for the following reasons:
*Our short vacation rentals in central London are in London apartments and temporary residents’ homes away from the city
*The apartment has been thoroughly selected for location and handpicked, it’s a place where we want to live alone
*We found locations with a minimum of 3 days, the minimum length of stay at most London holiday rentals is 5 nights; all the other places we looked had a 7 night minimum
*Most of our short stays in London, self-catering vacation rentals are no more than 10 minutes from the subway station, often less
* Our rental car had a car to pick us up at the airport and take us to our self contained apartment in London, by far the easiest way to get into the city with lots of bags
*We met one of our representatives who let us in and gave us tips about the local area and answered questions. Our rental comes with its own mini guide covering neighborhood shops, local transport, pubs, restaurants and cafes
* Our beds are made and towels removed, weekly cleaning and changing of towels and bed linen are included at the end of cleaning and laundry; additional cleaning and servicing can be arranged upon request
*We were also given an initial package containing breakfast supplies to cover the first or second day of our stay