When it comes to vacationing away from your home, you have three options: camp, someone’s home, and a hotel of some sort or another. While that is a little of an exaggeration, it is still fairly true. If you or your family are not into camping, that rules out some of the cheapest options. The only one cheaper than camping is staying at a relative’s house because that is free. However, you most likely do not have family everywhere that you want to vacation and you also do not want to ask them for a place to stay every time you go out of town. That can make for some awkward dynamics at family reunions. Hotels also feel so temporary, it is hard to get comfortable in a hotel because you know that you cannot settle in and unpack really. That leaves vacation homes as a viable option for you.
If you do not own a vacation home, that is fine. For the majority of people it is too expensive, and timeshares can become too complicated. When you have a timeshare with many other families it becomes difficult to coordinate all of your schedules so that you can all enjoy the house. Also, buying your own home restricts you to that location. What if you have a home in the Carolinas, but you want to go to Maine? Then you have to find a completely different living decision for that vacation while you leave your “vacation home” empty.
This is where renting vacation homes comes into play. There are many people who have vacation homes that cannot make it, for some reason or another, to their home for a period of time. When that happens, they have the option to leave it as is or to rent it. During the beach weeks for colleges and high schools, many beach-front vacation homes are rented out so that the owner can make a profit while they, the owners, are not staying there. Beach-front homes are always for rent but you will find, as you research, that you can find empty vacation homes around each destination that you want to go.
The benefits of a vacation home are that you have the feeling of being settled and at home without all the extra work. When you feel like you are at home, you are able to let go of the stress that accompanies traveling when you stay at foreign places. Also, you can enjoy the house without having to deal with many other people like you would at a bed and breakfast.
Renting vacation homes can be a fantastic way for you and your family to travel to all the places you want and have all the comfortable feelings of home. You just need to make sure that you look around and find a great deal for the season that you are in.