Many families, especially larger ones are choosing a vacation rental rather than a hotel nowadays as it allows more flexibility and space. Hotel rooms are often too cramped for families with more than two children so apartment complexes or villas are the more practical choice.
Decide on your destination and before anything else see if flights are readily available from your local airport. Your travel arrangements are your responsibility and you must arrange them to fit in with time slots for arrivals and departures in regards to the vacation home you are renting.
Vacation rental home owners often advertise on tried and trusted Internet portals; Holiday lettings; Mediahols and Homelidaysare three such sites. By conducting a basic search you can easily find a vast selection of suitable vacation rentals for your family in any location you like whether it is a rustic mountain retreat or a sundrenched beach villa.
Many of these sites allow you to save searches and favourites so you don’t have to decide there and then as you would at the travel agents. You can compare prices of similar accommodation and ensure you get the best all round deal. It is quite possible to rent the best vacation home in the area at a cheap off season price if you can manage to travel during term time.
By visiting tripadvisor and flipkey. You will also be able to read reviews by real people who have stayed at the vacation homes you’ve shortlisted.
Make a list of all family members’ requirements and search for somewhere that offers the best all round deal with regards to places of interest and amenities. You don’t want your entire family to be disgruntled all week if you have chosen a holiday home near a golf course just because you enjoy golf but there is absolutely nothing for everyone else to occupy their time with!
Isolated spots may be very scenic and peaceful but you will need a car for day trips if the area is off the beaten track and there are no bus routes. You will thus require a vacation rental that keeps everyone in your group happy and is well-equipped with indoor activities and entertainments if the weather fails to oblige.
Many vacation home owners also have their own websites where you can find more detailed information. Links will usually take you to these sites from the main advertising site. It is then possible for you to email or phone the owner directly if you wish to discuss additional aspects of the holiday home you are thinking of renting.