Title: Vacation accommodations:
vacation rentals vs. resorts
Author: Paul Orr
Choosing your accommodations is a big part of planning a
vacation. There are many types of places to stay. Two of the
most popular are traditional resorts and vacation rentals which
are growing in popularity. Resorts are large, usually company
owned hotels. Vacation rentals are usually individually owned
and can be houses, apartments or condos. The difference between
the two are distinct, but they do have some similarities. When
choosing which is best for you it might be easier to compare the
Vacation rentals take you from a crowd to an individual place.
You are renting a home, basically. You do not have to worry
about noisy neighbors or being interrupted by service workers.
You have the freedom and ability to cook for yourself and even
have a little private party of you wish. Vacation rentals can be
very affordable. When you consider having to rent a couple rooms
for your family verses only one rental house you can see why you
can save money. They also do not have the staff expenses.
Although, some vacation rentals do offer outside services that
may add a little extra to your bill, but allow you to keep
aspects of a hotel. For example, they might provide you with a
chef to cook your evening meals or a maid to tidy up for you.
Vacation rentals also tend to have more space than you would get
in a traditional hotel room. You have greater privacy also.
Vacation rentals can be found almost anywhere you want to
vacation and prices come to fit in all budgets.
Resorts are the idea of luxury while vacationing. You have
someone to take care of everything you hate to do at home, from
cleaning to cooking. You can get a range of services for a range
of prices with resorts. If you are looking for a vacation
package you can usually get the resort included. This allows you
to know exactly how much you will spend and have everything
taken care of in one attempt. Resorts offer many extra services
besides basic housekeeping and cooking. Some resorts have dance
instructors and nannies on staff, to give two examples. You can
spend the day busy with resort sponsored activities or just
lounge around relaxing. You get top of the line service and
never ending fun when staying at a resort.
Vacation rentals and resorts offer two different kinds of
vacation experiences. Choosing between them is a matter of your
personal preference. You need to decide how you want to spend
your vacation. If you want privacy and the comforts of home then
choose a vacation rental. If you want to be pampered and enjoy
lots of activities then choose a resort. The type of vacation
you have could really be influenced by where you stay, so be
sure to explore each option before deciding.
About the author:
Handles villa rentals for five villas in Costa Rica. Two, three,
four and five bedroom villa's available, all of which are
surrounded by Costa Rica's biodiversity and over looking the
Pacific Ocean. Find more useful information about Costa Rica by
visiting our web site.