Many people prefer to rent beach condos during vacations rather than stay in hotels or motels. If you are looking for oceanfront condos or at least to stay directly on the beach, then there are several options for places to stay but studies have shown that oceanfront rentals are much preferred by a lot of people. Here are a few reasons why you might choose to rent a condo rather than stay in a hotel.
You might think that vacation rentals are more expensive than a hotel. This isn’t necessarily true. It may seem like that when you look at all the numbers but you also need to look at the value for price and how many people are staying. If you are traveling as a group of friends, then everything splits the cost and there is still room for everyone and you’ll end up paying less individually than you would for a hotel. Also, you get a lot more for your money than a hotel provides, as will be covered below.
If you stay in oceanfront condos, one of the main considerations is that there is a lot more privacy. Staying in a hotel doesn’t afford you much privacy from the other guests. You’re sharing meal times and see them in the hallways, elevators, when you get ice or drinks, etc. You also have to share common walls and can often hear what is going on next store or what TV show they are watching. When you stay in your own condo, you don’t have to worry about anyone besides who you are actually on vacation with.
Many families prefer to vacation in some sort of oceanfront condos because of the bonding opportunities that they offer. If you stay in a hotel, the chances are that the kids will stay in one room and the parents in another. This means that unless the whole family is out and about, you won’t spend any time together. When you are out, it’s hard to really bond. Sure, you’re making memories and enjoying one another but there’s no chance to really just sit comfortably and talk. Staying in a condo means that there is a common area like a living room or even a dining table to sit around or perhaps an outdoor area.
Vacation rentals have a full kitchen where you can store food and cook if you don’t want to go out. Eating out takes up a lot of the allotted vacation money that could be used for something more interesting and fun. When you stay in a hotel you will, at most, have a mini fridge where you can store your leftovers. But, if you stay at oceanfront condos then you will have the option to cook an entire meal if you want to. This means you don’t have to be eating out every single meal.
The amenities that a condo can offer are far better than a hotel and at a much better value for your money. Hotels have pools, gyms, WiFi and possibly breakfast to be shared by everyone. A condo will give you all of these things as well as other factors. Many vacation home owners will compete to have the best home so you will likely have a lot of amenities to choose from. You’ll just have to do a little research to find out which condos have what you are looking for.
The overall space is probably the biggest factor when staying at oceanfront condos. In a hotel you literally have your room and the bathroom. Even if it’s a big room, it’s not an entire house or apartment like the condos are. Several bedrooms, bathrooms, living room, dining area, kitchen, patio, sometimes a yard and a pool; you’d never find all of these things in a hotel. If they are there, you have to share them with the other guests. A condo means it’s all for you and your family to spread out and take over.
These are just six of the many reasons why renting out a space for your vacation may be a better idea. Especially if you are a big family or group, all staying together. There are many more benefits to staying in a rental.