It seems to be an enormous trend at the moment. Travellers are switching their vacation plans and booking holiday cottages instead of the usual hotel or bed and breakfast. Why such a sudden change in accommodations? Home rentals provide guests with a home away from home experience at a more reasonable price. In fact, booking a private home can save you more 50% compared to a hotel or resort. Not to mention. when booking these homes online with companies such as homeaway.co.uk, you can be comforted in the fact that your buying experience comes with free protection against internet fraud.
So why rent a holiday home instead of booking a hotel? Well, let’s look at at example. If you were in looking for Cornwall cottages in the St. Ives area, you would speak directly with the owner, essentially cutting out the middle man. Owners will make sure you have all the information you need prior to travelling to your home: where you will pick up the keys, the physical address of the property, the owner’s contact details, airport instructions and any other pertinent details. Most of the time, this is the last correspondence you’ll have with the owner. There’s no hotel staff lurking around the corner of your bedroom at night or banging on the door at daybreak to make your bed or give you towels.
Complete privacy is yours in a private home where you make your own schedule, plan family meals with foods purchased from the nearby fresh markets, and relax with your favorite pet. This is truly one of my favorite aspects of renting homes. When my fiancé and go on vacation, kenneling our Husky and Pharaoh Hound is quite expensive. We would love to take them with us, but most hotels don’t allow large dogs. I was pleasantly surprised at the amount, thousands in fact, of rental properties which allow pets.
If you still have questions about renting homes overseas or in the United States, listen to what some of the travellers I spoke to have to say about their stay in a holiday rental.
My husband and I used holiday rentals in Paris 2 years ago with absolutely no problems. This year our flat in London is also through them and so far all arrangements have gone well. Jol
I rented a holiday home last year and was pleased, of course most of the properties are for rent by owner, which makes the experience so much more personal. It also gave me some piece of mind since there was no middleman involved. Any questions I did had were directed at the owner. Scott