Vacation Home VS Hotel Stay

Vacation Home VS Hotel Stay

Envision yourself and the things you’d like to do while on vacation. One of the greatest benefits to staying all under one roof? Sitting under a lanai, breaking out board games, grilling under a warm night sky, or preparing for a family dinner while the kids frolic in the pool beside you. Can you just see it? When you rent a vacation home, you can achieve this kind of vacation experience for a fraction of the cost of a typical hotel stay (that is likely at an even less desirable location!) But in case you needed more reasons, we generated a quick list from vacationing pros who also decided to book a home rather than a hotel!

Top 10 Reasons Why Vacation Rentals are Better than Hotels

1: Large families save more by booking larger vacation rental homes. Hotel rooms can cost nearly $300-500 per night excluding taxes and fees. Let’s not even mention all of the extra fees added on such as parking and resort fees. That’s in addition to paying for meals and excursions. 

2: Access to beach equipment, bicycles, kayaks for free? It’s likely that your vacation home with us will have some or all of this as part of your TOTAL cost… no need to book a hotel stay where you may be charged additional resort fees for the so-called “included amenities.”

3: At your vacation home, it’s YOUR pool and hot tub, YOUR hours. Hotels often close their pool areas by 10PM and kick guests out. But relaxing in a hot tub under a starry sky with a glass of wine at your leisure may be just what you need after a long day of fishing or beach-going. Your vacation home is your own private oasis.

4: Staying longer and want to bring Fido? A hotel may not be so inclined to approve that, but in many of our vacation homes, the invitation to bring the furry family member is open!

5: Your schedule is YOUR schedule. If you want breakfast at 11AM, you can! Most hotels have strict schedules for certain accommodations which don’t allow for a more flexible vacationing itinerary.

6: Laundry facilities? Score! When you have a large family traveling together, having immediate access to laundry facilities can take a huge burden off of packing considerations! When you book with us, you don’t need to worry about sharing the laundry facilities with other guests or trying to find someplace where you can get quarters.

7: Lots More Space! On average, a vacation home gives you more than 1,300 square feet in which to stretch out, unwind, and enjoy. By comparison, hotel rooms are virtual shoeboxes with an average of just 325 square feet.

8: Room with a view? How about a private home with a view and a closer location to everything fun? We know that when visiting Siesta Key, especially if you choose to stay at a hotel, you might be located closer to the interstate rather than America’s #1 beach….

9: Hotel stays mean dining out EVERY meal… and that is NOT cost effective for a family of 6-12 over a period of just one week. Having the ability to supplement just one meal per day in a vacation home that features a fully equipped kitchen can save tons of money.

10: Last but not least… vacation homes provide the perfect setting to gather together and reflect on the experiences you’ve shared and to start planning for your next adventure! There’s nothing more special than a family dinner around the table. Those are precious moments. 

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Until next time, #CottageOn!