Busting Common Myths About Holiday Homes

Holiday homes are becoming a popular concept and are available in all shapes and sizes. It is one of the best ways to find a home away from home at an affordable price. Holiday homes are available to all kinds of travelers and any number of guests.  

If you are traveling with your friends or an extended family, then you can all stay under one roof. However, with so many options, one can easily get overwhelmed and form preconceived notions that can interfere with their booking decision.  

Here are some of the most common myths that we gathered from Interhome and other such experts dealing in holiday homes all over the world.  

 Busting Common Myths About Holiday Homes

Myth #1: They Are Expensive 

The truth is that holiday home rentals are actually much more affordable than your hotels. If you are someone who is looking to get maximum value for their money, then this is the best option for you. Since they cater to all kinds of travelers, you can find rentals suitable for different budgets.  

From affordable options to super luxurious ones, it all depends on how much you are willing to spend. Needless to say, you can save a lot of money if you are staying in a group or with a bunch of families.  

Myth #2: Properties Are Not Exactly As They Advertise 

Companies that list holiday home rentals take extra care in establishing the authenticity of the properties they list on their website. You can also check reviews of other guests who stayed at the property that tells you exactly how it was. T 

his is the best and the most reliable way to know if the property is really on the beach and opens up to a blue horizon as the pictures say. To help the travelers choose the right option, website owners include a clear description of the property, sharp images from all corners, and all other details to avoid any unpleasant experiences or poor reviews.  

Myth #3: It Is A Cumbersome Process 

Many people falsely believe that booking a rental home involves a lot of back and forth with the homeowner. However, that is not true at all. You can simply go to the website where the holiday home rental is listed, choose your travel dates, and conclude the booking. You would have actually booked your dream vacation home in just three simple steps! You can also use the portal to compare the properties of interest and select the one that suits your requirements the most! Some of these home rentals are also open to special requests. So be sure to check that option if you have one!    

Myth #4: There Is No One There To Help You 

While booking a secluded holiday home rental, guests often worry that in case of a breakdown or a problem, there will be no one to help them. Therefore, they would either have to book a hotel or travel with a toolbox. But that is not the case with verified rental homes. When you check in to the property, there will always be assistance available 24/7 to help you in case of maintenance issues. If they do not have these arrangements, they will mention it on the listing to apprise the guests of the situation. It is then their decision to choose whether or not they want to book the home. You can also call the helpline number of the company you used for booking the rental home. So you are never really far away from help when you really need it!  

Myth #5: Holiday Homes Can Only Be Booked For Long Stays 

When the holiday home rentals began as a concept, they set the minimum stay to 7 nights as an industry standard. However, that has now changed and you would be able to book your rental for any number of nights you want.

Most homeowners are flexible with their policies to attract more customers. In fact, you may also be able to score a good deal during off seasons and save some serious cash on your travel. If you are in doubt, always ask before making the booking.  

Holiday homes are a great way to spend holidays with your family or friends in a comfortable and informal environment. Hotels are a more formal affair and do not have the warmth of a home. You can really spend some fun days at a beach villa, swimming in the ocean or reading a book by the sea or sleep in a mountain hut, overlooking the towering snow capped peaks.  

About Marina Villatoro

Marina Kuperman Villatoro CEO of TravelExperta.com, a travel resource site to inspire families to travel with kids of all ages. Marina has been an expat 20+ years in Central America raising 2 boys in a multicultural, trilingual household. She travels all over the world with her family to give first hand experiences of where to eat, stay and play with kids. Needless to say, it’s never boring! Join Marina on Facebook and Twitter for more unique and boutique family travel!

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