If you’re planning your next family trip and thinking about where you’re going to stay the first thing that may spring to mind is a hotel or accommodation in a resort, but have you considered renting a private home instead? The case for taking a short term rental is a strong one and there are many benefits which can far surpass spending your usual fortnight in a bland hotel room.
For one you will really feel at home in your surroundings –I love that feeling of belonging somewhere when I travel and not being just another tourist – and you’ll really get a greater appreciation for the part of the world that you’re staying in. For example in Western Australia in small communities like Exmouth holiday homes are plentiful and all are slap bang in the middle of the lush natural scenery that makes that part of Oz so amazing. There’s nothing like firing up a barbie on your very own verandah and cracking open a cold beer or sipping a chilled glass of Chardonnay that’s come straight from your well stocked fridge.
This is one of the things that make holiday rentals so appealing; you can chill out and relax without being surrounded by well-meaning but over attentive staff (or worse, completely ignored by indifferent staff!) And you will have complete privacy too. Whilst your fellow guests at your swanky five star resort may recoil in horror at the faded swimming costume that you bought back in 1995, who’s going to care when you’re swimming in the pool in your very own home from home?
Which brings us nicely to other people: yes, sometimes other holidaymakers are fun or interesting to chat to by the pool or in the hotel bar. But sometimes they’re not. We’ve all been in those situations where we dread bumping into the boring couple from room 2302 at breakfast, or we’re have had our pleasant pool side tanning session interrupted by the screaming and splashing of the nightmare kids who belong to a couple who are oblivious to their noise. By staying somewhere where the emphasis is on nature and outdoor activities, like Exmouth holiday homes can really make the difference between a ruined holiday and the trip of a lifetime.
Of course, let’s not miss sight of the fact that you’re on holiday to enjoy yourself too and if you’re staying somewhere where you don’t have to be too mindful of the people in the room, or even the villa, next door you can let your hair down just as much as you want to!
The other great thing about renting a private home is that it is owned by real people; people who have taken every care to decorate it and make it a welcoming place that they want to stay in too – perfect if you want to plan a holiday where you can spend your evenings relaxing and your days climbing, surfing, fishing, swimming or whale watching – which are all on the menu in Exmouth. Holiday homes can be real vacation changers so why not consider renting one for your next trip away?