Wouldn't it be a nice change of pace to get away for the holidays with your family and leave all the stress, shopping, cooking, baking, decorating and wrapping behind?
If you think getting away for a trip during the holidays is a good idea, continue reading to find great holiday rentals that can help you leave all your worries behind while you have one of the best vacations ever. Many can be rented for a long weekend, one week or longer.
Holiday Rental Choices and Benefits:
Bed and Breakfast
The benefits of staying at a bed and breakfast include:
Generally easy to locate in any city or town
Typically suited for single or couple
No cooking â€“ all meals included in the stay
Find new friends in the owners or other guests
Usually well appointed with all the comforts of home
Generally located near area attractions
Usually quite charming and located in the quiet areas of a small town, in the desert or along a beach or lakefront
Typically suited for single or couple, many have only one bedroom
Many are located along a river or other body of water with breathtaking views and offer water sports and equipment
Typically contain most modern conveniences
Quiet and secluded
Great for romantic getaways
Holiday Home Rental
Can be simple or luxurious
More spacious than the other selections since you rent the entire home
Most have all the amenities of home and many have more
Suitable for many different price points
Can be located in a city, small town, beach, resort area, golf course or ski area
Do your own cooking just like at home which can be a money saver or go out to the area restaurants
Typically contain many choices for activities and include all necessary equipment without the rental fees
All taxes and tips already built into the cost of renting the home
Typically easiest to find a package deal
Packages could include car rental, free meal or meals, area activites
Costs have various ranges based on amenities included
Great for those that prefer not to cook, most have no cooking facilities
Pets and children usually able to stay
Many allow points for stays that can be used for additional free stays or purchases
Combining flight with hotel typically offers an additional discount than booking the hotel alone
Typically located in or along the mountains offering spectacular views and scenery
Similar to holiday home rental with more attention to the outdoors
Amenities typically include fully furnished and equipped spaces with fireplace
Activities focus on the outdoors with fishing, boating, hiking, touring and water sports
Accommodate large groups with many sleeping areas
Great for the outdoorsman/woman, the environmentalist, families or a romantic getaway
A vacation apartment is usually rented for shorter stays
Accommodate one or two people comfortably
Fully furnished as all others above
Usually 30% less than the cost of a deluxe hotel room
Many allow pets
Usually available in larger tourist cities
Holiday Rental Locations
There are so many wonderful vacation ideas and choices in all parts of the USA and other parts of the world that you may want to consider a unique location for the holidays.
Decide if you would like to stay in a hotel, cottage, bed and breakfast, cabin, vacation rental home or apartment for your vacation. Choose the amenities that suit you best and decide on what you want your holiday vacation to consist of.
Booking your Holiday Rental
>Try Holiday Rentals to find a luxurious holiday rental to Hilton Head Island that offers more amenities than most homes have. You and your family could have the perfect holiday in this 5,000 square foot home with pool, 6 bedrooms and 6 1/2 baths.
To use this site, simply click on the USA or other country to start your search for the best holiday rentals. There are many options to suit anyone's needs and budget.
>Travel Agency. Your local travel agency can assist you in planning the perfect holiday and find the best holiday rental depending on your needs and wants. Have all your information ready for the travel agent to assist you. You'll want dates, how many members will be traveling, what amenities you are looking for and any extra activities you would like included.
>AAA. Triple A is a member service organization that can assist you in all of your travel plans for a small yearly fee of less than $40. AAA can also include a triptik that maps out your directions if you choose to drive to your destination. Your triptik will include area hotels and restaurants you'll pass by as well as any areas of construction to be mindful of. Your triptik will also provide full driving directions for your return home. Simply make an appointment at your local AAA office to help you with your travel plans. A triptik usually takes one or two weeks to complete so order early.
Booking your holiday rental is best done as much in advance as possible as many rentals are booked well in advance of the holiday. Get together with your family or friends and decide if you could take a holiday vacation to a different location. The most difficult part could be everyone deciding on a location!
Always be mindful to get a contract or written agreement for your vacation rental, obtain photographs of the location and avoid online scams by researching as much as possible.
Taking a holiday vacation may be your favorite thing to do with your family and you may want to make it a yearly tradition. You wouldn't need to worry about shopping, wrapping, cooking, baking, traffic jams or long lines. Instead, you could spend time with the ones you love and make some really wonderful holiday memories. You may want to bring a single holiday gift for a gift drawing and let the holiday vacation be your gift to each other.
Where will you take your holiday vacation? Happy Holidays!