Choosing accommodations for your next vacation isn’t always a simple task. However, choosing villas over hotels is a no-brainer!
Should you book a room in a hotel? Or rent a private apartment, villa, or cottage? Here are the top 10 reasons for choosing villas over hotels:
Without a doubt, the number one reason to choose villas over hotels is privacy. There are no neighbors next door (or just beyond the thin bedroom wall), and no need to share dining space with other guests. Simply put, it will be just you, your family, or your friends.
2. More space per dollar
Did you know that you can actually save money by booking a villa or apartment instead of a hotel room? This is especially true when you’re traveling with your family or a large party of guests. You’ll get more space per dollar than you would with a tiny hotel room.
3. Full kitchens
Not everyone likes to eat out for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stick to the hotel buffet. Since most hotel rooms don’t have kitchens, cooking your own food isn’t really an option. However, choosing a rental villa allows you to buy and cook your own meals whenever you want. This is essential for those who have dietary restrictions or for those who want to save money by not splurging at restaurants.
4. Room for everyone
There’s room for everyone in a rental villa. Many have 3 or 4 bedrooms like a normal house would, some have more. It’s even possible to accommodate your entire wedding party at a private villa.
5. Private gatherings and events
Your private villa doubles as an event venue! Beachside villas make the perfect venues for weddings, vow renewals, and bachelorette parties. Since most villas have sizable lawns, pools, or even private beach space, there’s plenty of room for everyone to party.
6. Sweet, sweet silence
One of the most obvious reasons to choose villas over hotels is the noise factor. There’s nothing more annoying than trying to get some sleep while the guests next door, above you, or below you want to party ’till dawn. When you’re in a private villa, there’s no one to interfere with your plans (or your sweet dreams)!
7. Home away from home
Renting a private villa is like booking a home away from home. In general, villas are set up like “regular” houses are– full kitchens, bedrooms, plenty of bathrooms, living room, etc. Some even have a private pool!
8. Private chef/ concierge services
When you rent a private villa, you have the option of having the place stocked with groceries before you arrive. In addition, you can have a private chef make you some meals! A concierge can book excursions, rent transportation, and find you the best activities at your destination.
9. Exclusive benefits and extras
You’ll get exclusive benefits and extras when you choose private vacation accommodations over hotels. For example, you’ll have a private outdoor area to lounge in, which may include a pool, jacuzzi, or garden. In addition, most rental villas offer spa services, gym facilities, and private beach access.
10. Kid AND pet friendly
Don’t want to leave Fido at home? You won’t have to if you choose villas over hotels for your next vacation! Rental accommodations are almost always both kid friendly and pet friendly.
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