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Why Choose a Vacation Rental?

August 15th, 2013

Have you stayed at a vacation rental before?

We (Ryan and Amy) just got back from spending the weekend in Seattle with friends.  We had 4 adults and 3 toddlers in a roomy, two-bedroom ground floor suite in a quiet neighborhood.

In July, we vacationed in the Sunshine Coast in a charming oceanfront home with Ryan’s family, another vacation rental.   We had plenty of space for seven adults and a toddler.

Vacation rentals are a great way to travel.  Here’s a few reasons why:

  1.  Comfort- vacation rentals are usually apartments or homes.  This means that you have many of the comforts of home- multiple bedrooms, a living area, kitchen, laundry, and possibly outdoor space during your vacation.  When travelling with a group, whether friends or family, it’s nice to have an area to be all together.  Vacation rentals allow that- unlike many hotels.
  2. Kitchen- Vacations are typically expensive.  It’s very nice to be able to cook some of your own meals, rather than eating out for every meal.  If you have dietary restrictions or kids, sometimes cooking what you know you can eat is much easier than finding a restaurant to suit everyone’s needs.  I realize I come from a slightly biased point-of-view, as I love to cook though.
  3. Price- Many vacation rentals we have stayed at are priced at a lower rate per person than staying in a hotel, with more room to spread out and relax.
  4. Kids- Traveling with kids is fun, but a lot of work.  As all parents know, life with a toddler is very busy, but they need their naps and early bedtimes.  We have loved the convenience of vacation rentals with our little guy.  We are able to put him down to bed, then go sit outside or around the table and enjoy our time with friends and family.  Many vacation rentals have lots of room for the little ones to run around and play.

I’d highly recommend considering a vacation rental for your next trip- we have enjoyed each one we’ve stayed at!

South Garden B&B is available to rent as a vacation rental.  Click this link for more information.

This is our second post about our vacation rental.  Read the first one here.

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