Thursday, December 31, 2009

How to Choose Your Vacation Rental ?

Very good question. But it is not easy to select a vacation rental. I want to try give some tips about it.

Select a place :This is very important, whether your selection is right means this is the perfect season or not.

Conditions :Whether this property is old or new, it is completed, neat and clean.

Photos :Make sure that those photos are published in the website is large and clean in size.

Prices :Before you reserve please check around and compare. Why miss a great vacation on a great island when for a few extra payment.

Amenities :Make sure you can see the quality of the interior. A lot of rentals provide the cheapest mattresses, pillows, linens, sofas, furniture, old kitchens and carpet in the living areas.

Cleanliness :This is the most important topic. Check out bathrooms, kitchens, pools and surrounding areas are clean. Think to you would I put that in my home?

Friday, December 25, 2009

Why Vacation Rentals Are Better Than Hotels ?

There are lots of reasons why vacation rentals are better than hotels – Some reasons are given below that’s might be helpful you for your next trip.

It is cheaper. It is cheaper for both sides, per head and per room and also it is cheap if you go during the off season, which is nearly 50% off on normal rate. I think this is the main reason why it is better tan hotel.

More space – Here I am not telling exactly about the area. Generally Hotel rooms are designed to put customer’s in , out, luggage, sleep and stay but vacation rentals are designed to be a home as yours. You can feel more combatable.

Pets – Pets are so familiar. Many vacation rental owners are allow pets, just you need ask about their restrictions, but which is not possible in hotels.

More Amenities – many hotels are offer so many amenities fr which you will pay more, but you just cannot beat the amenities in a vacation rental.

Kitchen - You can spend for one night/day, or you can take that money to the grocery store and feed them for a week and these facilities you can get only from vacation rental not from hotel.

Library - Most vacation homes will also have some toys for the kids, puzzles, board games, and for the adults a small to medium library where to choose from.

All the conveniences of home - Vacation homes are homes away from home. They often have internet access, board games and pool tables which can be a nice distraction should the weather turn bad.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Why Vacations Are Necessary ?

I want to share with you why vacations are necessary. There are so many reasons why vacations feel good, and it is good for us in so many different ways. On a health level, vacations are like a very good medicine, allowing you to de-stress your body and mind before they blow.

“An ideal vacation should eliminate stress, encourage relaxation and provide opportunities for rejuvenation, making the benefits of the experience immeasurable."
From a career perspective, while many employees fear taking a vacation will set them back, the opposite is actually true. Vacations are necessary for you to be productive and efficient at work.

The point of a vacation is to relax and enjoy yourself, yet many of us get so bogged down with the details, the expectations and the mindset of having the “perfect” trip that we created undue stress. In fact, a full 50 percent of Americans say that they need two days to “unwind” from their vacations, and the other 50 percent need even longer, according to the Families and Work Institute study.

For a employee/employer vacations is so necessary. It is too difficult for a person to make plan for a break from his/her busy schedule, but unfortunately it is too necessary for change the environment.

In the world of super high recruiting costs and high powered staff retention programs, you’d think some employers would realize that time freedom is a key issue for employees.
But the fact that even thought from that much of programs you can take a short brake like you can take a vacation at the same time and rejoin your daily schedule. Which one is nice ?

Today's productivity culture is a major factor why people let their vacation time go to waste, but the main reason is a person might not use all his vacation time is because he wants to accrue time for extended leaves and a vacations usually cost more money.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

How can you save money on a same rental vacation every year ?

If you are planning for vacation rental and also wants to save some money then think about to go the same place which you like to visit that spot year after year and save money by taking the advantage of timeshare rental.

A timeshare means each and every year, you sign a lease, usually on a condo, with other people and you settle on which times you want to use the condo. Generally, it is relatively easy to sell timeshare if you find you don't like it or you want to try a new vacation destination. Another option is you may buy a home at your favourite place and then rent it out but depends on you and your needs. Both options are good choices for you.

Choosing the option shared rental property is a good way to save money if you decide to continue returning to the same vacation spot repeatedly. It gives an advantage of that you don’t need to get tense if you are not there either you are buying or renting the house when you are not there.

Another advantage is that you are only paying for that particular rental for the time when you are there and you share the maintenance and upkeep costs with the others that are on the lease. This is less expensive than paying for home ans save some money to be kept-up while you are away.

But the one disadvantage is that it can be too difficult to change the time that you come every year.

Finally I think that

1) Shared rental property is best for those who want to save money and who want to come to the same spot at the same time every year.

2) Buying a home is probably the best option for those who are able to spend large amounts on up-keep and rental companies while they are not using the place and for those who want to be able to vacation whenever they want every year.

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Definition Of Vacation Rentals Across The World :

Vacation rental is a fully furnished property, such as an apartment, condo, villa, cabin, townhome or house, often referred to as villa rentals in Europe. The client/traveler arranges to rent the vacation rental property for a fixed period of time, many rent on daily/nightly basis similar to hotel rooms, although the more prevalent vacation rental industry practice is typically weekly/monthly rentals.

In American portals (Specially in North America) are slowly making 'vacation rentals' the most recognized and popular term for describing self-catering accommodations.

However, in some other Countries 'vacation rentals' are still known by other terms such as villa rentals, apartment rentals, holiday rentals, self catering rentals, holiday cottages, tourist rentals, etc...

In France they are called "gites".
In Germany they call them "ferienwohnungen".
In Italy they call them "agriturism" or "bed & breakfast".
In Australia/New Zealand/South Pacific they are called "baches".

In Europe we don't use the phrase 'vacation rentals'. In fact, the English word 'vacation' is used in very rarely. Similarly, most people in the UK and Europe would have no idea what is a 'condo' or 'condominium' is.

The most widely used phrase for vacation rentals in the UK is 'holiday rentals/ holiday villas' and this generally refers to holiday accommodation in the Mediterranean countries (Spain, Greece, France, Italy etc). The phrase 'holiday cottages' is widely used for vacation rentals within the UK, where as the property is detached,however,"holiday apartment" or "self catering apartment/flat" is used when the property is in a building containing lots of units..

In Spain there is a huge market for 'Casas Rurales' where an old rural building is converted into holiday accommodation. This is very similar to the French 'gites' concept.

The concept of 'rural tourism' is growing rapidly in Europe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

What is Vacation Rental ?

Vacation rental is a term which is used frequently in the travel industry which means renting out a furnished house or apartment on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel or lodge. Vacation rental is very popular travel option in Europe (especially in the UK) and North America (especially in USA and Canada) and are becoming increasingly day by day popular across the world.

They are offered as vacation rentals, self-catering rentals, accommodations, or villa rentals mostly. In other words you can also say vacation rentals were becoming a threat to the hotel industry in all over world (especially in England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland, France and Spain), where the government also promotes and certifies holiday rentals, even offering its own program of holiday/vacation rentals.

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