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Vacation Rental vs Hotel Room

If you’re like most people, then you’ve most likely returned from your vacation feeling completely out of sorts, exhausted and in desperate need of some rest and relaxation before you must get back to your regular home and work routine. You’re probably feeling this way because of your decision to spend your entire vacation in a cramped hotel room, and that’s often the top reason why vacations fail miserably. These are just a few of the important reasons why you may want to choose a vacation rental over a hotel room so that your next vacation experience may be everything that you have ever wished for and more.

Space Matters

Your typical hotel room offers only about 325 square feet of living space, and that’s often packed with two queen-size or king-size beds, which leaves little to no room to store your personal items or for the children to play with the toys that they brought along. In a vacation rental, you may expect at the very least 1,000 square feet of living space, and many offer up to 10,000 square feet and beyond. For example, luxury vacation villa rental Encanto, on the Spanish island of Menorca, boasts over 21,000 square feet of living space with a main home and two guest homes on one incredible property.

Private Bedrooms

It’s next to impossible to achieve a good night of rest in a hotel with the parents in one bed and all of the children packed into the other bed in the same room. That leaves you all needing to go to bed at the same time and only leads to cranky children and adults the next day. In a vacation rental, you may expect private bedrooms for the parents and the children. Many vacation rentals also offer such bonuses as nanny quarters, bunkrooms for all of the teens or children to share, multiple master suites or even a guest house on the property for extra privacy and more sleeping space.

Meal Preparation Areas

In the hotel, you’ll normally find a microwave, a mini fridge, a coffee pot and perhaps a mini bar stocked with high-priced snacks and drinks. At a vacation rental, you may expect a full gourmet kitchen with all of the appliances and cookware that you could possibly need to enjoy full meals for the entire family, and there’s usually a kitchen nook or a dining table with space for everyone. You may also discover a nice grill out on the back patio or deck of your vacation rental where you can prepare a barbecue meal.

A Private Staff

You may expect clean towels and linens and a quick cleaning of your room each day at the hotel, but you’ll get much more than that at some vacation rentals. For instance, at our beachfront villa, Casa Cantarena, in Mexico’s lovely Tulum, visitors enjoy the presence of a private chef who is available to create local favorites, gourmet feasts and even child-friendly snacks for the little ones. Other vacation rentals also come with an onsite housekeeper and a private car and driver.

Personalized Concierge Services

It’s horrible to get back from vacation and realize that you missed the best stuff. The people at the hotel’s front desk are usually happy to tell you about local events and attractions, but sometimes they don’t know much about the area. A good vacation rental comes with a concierge team who makes it their business to know everything about their specific spot on the map. You’ll know about upcoming festivals and events, have your tickets purchased in advance of your arrival, have reservations locked in for all of the best restaurants and be assisted with travel arrangements, childcare resources and anything else that you might need to ensure a fabulous vacation experience.

Entertainment and Relaxation

An important part of any vacation is time to rest and relax, and those traveling with children may never have that opportunity in a hotel environment. In the best-case scenario, you might be able to run the youngsters out to the crowded hotel pool for a couple of hours. At a vacation rental, you may have the use of a large private swimming pool and a game room or movie room that may be enjoyed by the children while the adults just chill out in the private hot tub or in another part of the home.

Consider a Vacation Rental

Here at Exceptional Stays, we believe that you deserve a luxury vacation experience with all of the best amenities and services, and we have the perfect vacation rental available for your specific wants and needs. We currently have excellent villas, private homes, condos and townhomes available throughout Spain, Mexico, Switzerland, Morocco, Dominican Republic and in stunning Telluride and Mountain Village, Colorado. Contact us today to start planning the vacation of a lifetime.

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