Honeymooning: 5 Reasons to Choose a Vacation Rental
Congratulations! You’ve found the love of your life and are planning the wedding of your dreams. The cherry on top of your fairytale story will be the honeymoon – the ultimate vacation! As you pick your destination, book flights, and plan the romantic details, take special care to choose accommodations that are right for you and your honey. You may be contemplating a luxury resort or cozy boutique hotel, but have you considered your alternatives? Indulge us for a moment while we tell you all about why you should stay in a vacation rental for your honeymoon!
If there’s any vacation where you’ll want the ultimate in privacy, it’s probably your honeymoon. Resorts packed with throngs of tourists can throw off your mojo – they’re often loud, crowded and lacking in intimacy. Unless you’re staying in a secluded cabana at the Four Seasons in the Maldives (in which case, rock on!), vacation rentals offer an unparalleled level of privacy. That means no housekeeping staff traipsing through your room at inconvenient hours and no overzealous spring breakers blasting dubstep in the room adjacent to yours.
For the past several months you’ve been smothered – by your wedding planner, your flower vendor, your future mother-in-law. Your honeymoon is the perfect time to enjoy a little solitude with your new partner in crime! Staying in a vacation rental not only affords you the privacy you’ll want, but it also means you will enjoy a good bit more space – something to be treasured after all the hoopla of your fabulous wedding.
Why stay in a vacation rental for your honeymoon? Three words: private hot tub. Well, ok, not all vacation rentals have private jacuzzis, but there are an array of amenities by which you can filter your options. Want to spend all day relaxing by the pool without an eight-year-old screaming because he got sunscreen in his eyes? Choose a vacation rental with a private pool! Love to cook? Prepare a romantic meal at home with your significant other – almost all vacation rentals have fully stocked kitchens, ready and waiting for your gourmet touch. Many people have the false impression that they can’t get the same amenities at vacation rental as they could in a full-service resort. Au contraire, mon amis… if there’s something specific you’re seeking, chances are there’s a rental property for you!
Let’s face it: weddings are expensive. In fact, depending on the extravagance of your Pinterest boards, they can be down right brutal on the bank account. Your honeymoon isn’t the place to skimp, but it is an opportunity to get the most bang for your buck. Would you rather throw down a fortune for a cramped hotel room in a trendy resort, or kick back in an entire condo, house, or villa that you can call your own? When compared with hotels based on amenities, space, and location, vacation rentals are almost always more cost effective. How nice to think that you’ll be able to treat yourself to the perfect honeymoon nest, while also still being able to splurge on the fancy bottle of champagne at dinner!
Starting your new life together is an exciting moment. Up the thrill factor with a truly authentic travel experience! Staying in a vacation rental for your honeymoon will help you feel more connected with your destination and your love. So, whether you’re shacking up in a chic Parisian condo, a Caribbean beachfront villa, or a quaint cabin the mountains, you’ll feel truly at home.