Renting a vacation home instead of staying in a hotel for your vacation is a great way to save money and enjoy your vacation more. Even a luxury hotel doesn’t usually feel like home, but a vacation rental home will have all the comforts of home combined with a few luxuries that will really make your vacation more special. If you haven’t seriously considered renting a vacation home for your next vacation instead of staying in a hotel consider these benefits of renting a vacation home before you book your next vacation:

Vacation rental homes can save you money. 

The cost of renting a vacation home for the duration of your vacation is usually much lower than the cost of staying in a hotel. Plus, when you stay in a vacation rental home you can save a lot of money on food and drinks because you’ll have a full kitchen and a refrigerator that you can use to cook meals, or keep snacks, bottled water, breakfast foods, coffee and other items that you eat everyday so that you don’t have to eat in a restaurant or hit a fast food joint every time you want a snack or a meal.

Vacation homes come with entertainment. 

Most vacation rental homes have entertainment on site in case the weather is bad or if you want something to do at night. Usually you will find a high-end HDTV with cable or satellite service, a DVD or Blu Ray player and plenty of movies, a stereo system and sometimes a video game system and games. Some rental homes have computers that you can use and most of them have high speed Internet access that you can use if you’ve brought your own laptop. A lot of vacation rental homes will also have a library of books that you can read and board games that you can play with the family. Some even have a craft closet filled with craft supplies that can keep the kids busy for hours. You won’t find those types of luxuries in most hotels.

Pet friendly.

Don’t want to leave your sweet dog or cuddly cat at a neighbor’s house or put them in a kennel, both which can make your vacation even more expensive and are terrible on your pet’s nerves? Why not bring them with you? Though not all vacation home rentals allow pets, you will find a much larger pool of options for vacation homes that allow pets when you compare them to hotels and motels. Going on those early morning or after dinner walks are great….Fido would enjoy it too!

Quality Family Time. 

One of the biggest benefits of staying in a rental home instead of a hotel is the time that it gives you to spend together as a family, or to spend with your spouse. In a hotel you just don’t get the kind of quality time as a family or as a couple that you can get in a vacation home. There is always hustle and bustle in a hotel and it can be hard to find any quiet time to really enjoy your vacation, but in a vacation home you’ll get all the quality time you want to really relax and enjoy yourself.

There’s no place like home! 

The closest you’ll ever come to feeling like you’re at home is in a rental home… because it is someone’s home! A Lot of the same amenities, comforts, familiarities will be around you and after a day or so, you’ll probably start to feel like it’s actually your vacation home. Ever felt this way about a hotel? Probably not. Vacation homes allow you to enjoy your time and space, as you won’t all be stacked on top of each other, you’ll have plenty of other places in the home to relax and kick-up your feet to read a book or take a snooze. This will become your home-away-from-home for at least a few days or week.