Rent A Whole House, Or Just A Room? Pros And Cons Of Each


When you go on vacation now, you have so many different options for lodging. This area of the hospitality industry has expanded such that people can skip over hotels and use vacation rentals instead. You can rent a whole house, or just a room, like a bed-and-bath establishment. There are pros and cons to each.

Renting a Room for Vacation

Renting just a room from a homeowner, or sharing space with a homeowner, is one option for vacation rentals. The rent for most rooms is a lot cheaper than hotels and motels in the area, which makes this option very attractive for those who are trying to vacation on a very tight budget. Usually, the rooms cannot be viewed in advance, and you have to fly by the seat of your pants and hope for the best. Most homeowners do a decent job of making sure the rooms they have posted as vacation rentals are clean, and that the features posted are accurate.

On the downside, you are temporarily living in a room in someone's house while they are still there. You will frequently encounter your host in all manner of dress, habits, and lifestyle behaviors. If they have fights or use language you would rather not hear, you are stuck until the end of the rental period. This is rare, since most reviews of rooms for rent that receive more than one negative review are removed from the rental sites.

Renting a Whole House

Renting a whole house means you are renting someone else's home. You are staying in it while the owners are not. You have to take good care of the property while you stay, and treat the place like it is your house. You are also responsible for all damages you incur while you stay in the house.

Most people enjoy this option more than renting a room because they have more privacy. They are free to move about the rental house without worrying about running into the owner(s). The price for renting an entire house is on par with a cheaper resort or hotel stay, but you are able to come and go as you please without check-out and check-in times. You also have access to lots of home amenities not available in hotels or resorts. You also have the option of renting a luxury home to make your vacation even more memorable and peaceful.

Contact a venue, likeAccess Winter Park Lodging, to schedule your getaway.


6 September 2017

Planning a Fall Trip

The long, hot days of summer are almost over. Perhaps, you’re more than ready for this season to end. If fall is your favorite time of the year, consider planning a fun trip after the weather turns cooler. You might absolutely adore visiting a mountain town in order to see the beautiful fall foliage. During your stay, you may wish to rent a room in a bed and breakfast establishment. Or, you might want to reserve a room in a hotel you’re familiar with. Regardless of the type of lodging you choose, be sure to select a room with a stunning view. On this blog, I hope you will discover tips for securing the best room available for a fun fall trip. Enjoy!