10 reasons why to rent a holiday home


If you are planning to rent a holiday home instead of booking a hotel this year, take a look at the following benefits of self-catering accommodation:

1. Save money

If you are planning to take the whole family away, you will definitely save money booking a whole house or apartment, rather than a hotel. You will also have more freedom to come and go as you please with no interruptions from cleaning staff.

2. More space

You will have plenty of space to spread out in your own rental accommodation. Choose a house with a garden and you will end up with around 10 times the space of a hotel room for less money.

3. Eating in

Think of the money you will save by eating in. Good restaurants are not cheap and if you are travelling with the family you can choose what to cook to suit everyone’s tastes and when to cook it. Enjoy a lie in and amble into the kitchen when you are ready, with no time limits.

4. Privacy

If you are travelling with children, let them have their own room, rather than sharing a family room as you may do in a hotel. This will give everyone some ‘down time’ to do their own thing and not be in each other’s spaces 24/7.

5. Mix with the locals

When staying in rented accommodation, get to know the locals who will be the best people to tell you about attractions and events nearby. You may also get some great recommendations of places to take the children.

6. Washing machine

Make sure there is a washing machine in your holiday accommodation, which will save you having to pack a fortnight’s worth of clothes.

7. Pets and your holiday rental

If you have pets, choose a holiday rental that allows your animals to come along too. Holiday home owners are much more likely to let you bring your dog along than a hotel.

8. No noise

Nobody likes listening to noisy neighbours in hotel rooms. A private holiday home rental will give you the privacy you need, away from the paper-thin hotel room walls.

9. Amenities

If you are a big fan of the TV, you are likely to have big screens in a holiday home rental. They may also offer a games room, a pool, a spa bath and DVD players – all missing from hotel rooms.

10. Home from Home

When you book a holiday house, you can really spread out and make it feel like ‘home from home.’ Grab a bite to eat without having to get dressed up, lay on the sofa with your feet up after a busy day seeing the sights and relax!

If you are looking for house rental accommodation, choose from a wide range of apartments, villas, penthouses, barn conversions, boats, country cottages and mansion houses available to rent with Eventful Stays.