family-houseYou know the story:  It’s your first “adult” vacation since giving birth to that bundle of  joy who has graced you with many sleepless nights.

So you plan a big trip with your sorority sisters that you haven’t seen in 10 years.  Billy Jane is on a budget; Sally Sue is vegan so dining out takes a bit of coordinating; and of course there is Milly Mae who snores at night and no one wants to share a hotel room with her.

This may be the perfect time to ditch the hotel and try a vacation rental.   A professionally managed vacation rental property can be just as good, if not better than a hotel.

The most compelling reasons for choosing a vacation rental are cost, space, and amenities. Well run vacation rentals represent superior value as you’ll \ pay less per night, get much more space, and have considerably better creature comforts than a hotel in the same price range.

Consider the benefits of vacation rentals: If you’re traveling with a family or group, you can find properties that will accommodate everyone. You get a lot more space and privacy, courtesy of a living room, multiple bedrooms, and a kitchen. This also gives the group more time to share together while the cost per person ends up being far less.

Dining out for each meal is one of the most costly parts of any trip. With vacation rentals, many properties boast partial or full kitchens, saving guests tons of money by giving them the ability to prepare some or all meals in instead of dining out.  And hey, who said you have to gain the “Vacation 5″ when traveling?  Vacation rentals allow travelers to cook healthy, affordable meals they enjoy.  Now of course, a vacation wouldn’t be a “vacation” if you didn’t indulge in some of the local fare, but having options is great!

Additional perks might include fireplaces, private swimming pools, hot tubs, fenced backyards, gas grills and decks with views.  So what are you waiting for?  Pack your bags, grab the family, and start enjoying your home away from home.