VACATION RENTALS OR HOTEL ACCOMMODATIONS; NOT A COIN TOSS ANYMORE
We’re all familiar with the story of the tortoise and the hare, an Aesop’s Fable which tells the tale of a hare challenging a tortoise to a race. Among the numerous takes on the fable, one particular retelling has a touch of humor to it. The first animal to reach back home wins the race, are the terms set by the hare; the tortoise agrees to the same. As soon as the hare counts down to three and sets off, the tortoise withdraws into his shell and claims to have won the race. A droll touch, it would seem.
In the past couple of years, a similar race has been developing between vacation rentals and hotel accommodations. Travelers have long looked towards hotels as their primary source of accommodation, no matter the destination of their visit. Vacation rentals, however, have slowly, but surely, persisted.
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Vacation rentals have been slowly chipping away at the hotel industry in recent times. While some hotel enthusiasts have chalked this down to vacation rental companies merely exploiting an opening in the industry, the truth may be far from it. An increased desire for privacy coupled with more widespread availability of homes due to more and more individuals leveraging their assets has led to a sudden boom in the vacation villa rental industry. The sheer variety of accommodations available on a rental basis is staggering. From villas with swanky private pools to villas with more space than you could possibly need, the lure of turning empty properties into accommodations complete with the hospitality services of a hotel is proving to be very difficult for homeowners to resist.
It’s not that homeowners are the only ones reaping the rewards, though. Spending a vacation in private, professionally cleaned homes with heaps of entertainment options and open spaces to promote social living is an exciting option for large families looking to celebrate an anniversary or even a corporate team outing. Take The Lakehouse at PrimaEscapes, for example. Nestled in tranquility, The Lakehouse, with its airy living area and a beautifully landscaped garden surrounding the villa makes for a perfect place to enjoy the company of friends and family. The crowning glory of The Lakehouse, however, is the mesmerizing view of the Pawna Lake it has to offer. Think live barbeques on the lawn for a corporate team outing, or some quiet downtime with family in the sit-out area that offers scintillating views of Lake Pawna. Surely beats hanging out in the lobby of a hotel, wouldn’t you agree?
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Ultimately, vacation villa rentals have their own charm, their own perks and even their own drawbacks, few that they may be. To be or not to be isn’t the dilemma anymore. Renting a vacation villa or cramping up in a hotel room is the one.