Top 5 Advantages of Vacation Rentals

Top 5 Advantages of Vacation Homes

When bringing the whole family or group to breathtaking Lake Tahoe, vacation rentals offer many advantages to travelers looking to seek solace from the noisy world, or their high-stress careers, and enjoy a much-needed getaway with family and friends.

Everyone Under One Roof

The most important advantage of renting a vacation home is to have everyone in the family or group in one location, versus being spread over different hotel rooms, or even different hotel locations.  This allows for much easier communication among the group, more quality vacation time spent with each other, and there is not as much pressure to coordinate and plan activities to escape cramped hotel rooms. Children and adults alike can have their own space to relax and spread out, whereas hotel rooms keep groups confined to a small space.  Many rentals are also pet-friendly, and often have fenced yards, so Fido can join in on the vacation fun too!

Ability to Cook Meals

Another important advantage of renting a vacation home is having the ability to cook meals.  Most vacation rentals are equipped with full kitchens, and often include coffee makers, fridges, ovens, stoves, microwaves, cookware, and service ware.  Travelers can whip up a hearty breakfast before a day of adventuring on the slopes or hiking and biking, or a large group dinner after a fun-filled day on the lake. Guests are also able to decide which meals to dine out for and which to stay in for, instead of having to dine out for every meal.  Holidays are also an important time to have a kitchen while traveling; having a full kitchen makes it easy to cook a large holiday meal as well as fill the house with smells of freshly baked holiday treats.


Top 5 Advantages of Vacation Rentals


Space, Space, and More Space

At an average square footage of 1,300 or more, vacation rentals offer more elbow room.  From large living areas with comfortable furnishings to outdoor living spaces (often with hot tubs and BBQ’s), these homes have numerous common areas where travelers can feel free to relax, socialize, and spend quality family time together.  More space also creates areas for people in the group who want to spend a day relaxing by the fire with a good book, versus a day of active adventures.

Cost Effective

A common myth is that cabin rental homes are more expensive than hotels.  Most often, vacation rentals are equal to or less than the cost of multiple hotel rooms for a large family or group.  Even for smaller groups, the cost can be less, especially when factoring in not having the added expenses of dining out for every meal and more space to sprawl out and relax, as mentioned above.

All the Comforts of Home

After all, vacation homes are just that: homes. Fully equipped with everything from bed linens and bathroom towels, to kitchens and living areas, a vacation rental can truly become your “home away from home” during your getaway.  Vacation homes also offer privacy as travelers literally have the run of the house, so no intrusive daily visits by housekeeping, keeping a very relaxed homey vibe. Children can sprawl out and have more play space like they do at home.  And you won’t be awakened by noisy hotel room neighbors making early morning, or late night, disturbances.

Looking to book your own South Lake Tahoe vacation rental and check out the advantages for yourself? Click here to check out our wide array of spacious and comfortable rental homes to make your next Tahoe getaway a memorable one!

About Devon Fennessy

I am a long time local of South Lake Tahoe, CA, and have worked in the tourist industry (namely vacation rentals) since 1998. I have experience blogging for two of my own websites: a health blog, and culinary blog with recipes, how-to's, and kitchen must-haves. I also have an Associate of Science Degree in Culinary Arts from the International Culinary School at the Art Institute in Las Vegas. I am currently the Communications Director for Buckingham Properties Lake Tahoe, located in the heart of South Lake Tahoe, and love living the Tahoe mountain life!

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