4 Reasons that Condos Could Be the Better Option for This Vacation
There are many advantages of renting a condo when going on vacation or needing a place to stay during a work trip. You could stay in a hotel or somewhere else but condos have a certain charm to them that hotels cannot give you. It might be a little more expensive if you are only going as a family but if you are going as a group of friends who split the cost, it could work out to be cheaper than a hotel. However, even if you are just going with the family, it could be worth the extra money. Here is why:
You can pretend it’s home.
One of the main problems about vacation, is that it’s temporary. When you’re staying at a hotel, every time you come home you were reminded that the phone will soon end. However, if you stay in a condo, it is much more like your own little apartment and you can really make it home for the time you are there. It’s easier to pretend that the vacation is your permanent life when you are living in a home. It doesn’t remind you so much that it’s only temporary. And, let’s face it, when you are having the time of your life, who wants to go back to your lodgings only to have it shout to you that the fun is not going to last?
Last minute lodging options are available.
Condos typically have availability all year round. If you want to take a last minute vacation then staying in a vacation condo might be the answer for you. They are all types of vacation homes and condos available. This means that you were bound to find something in the area that you want is long as you are willing to pay a little bit more to get it. If you are a spontaneous type of person, this could be very convenient for you.
You can attend the condo community events.
Sometimes, condo communities have events for the residents throughout the year. This could be a fundraiser or simply a summer celebration. They are typically open to anybody living or staying in the complex even if it’s just for vacation. While making friends is not the point of being on vacation, community events are safe and guaranteed to be family friendly if you have kids with you. Not to mention it’s a fun thing to do if you were not sure what the city has to offer. Plus, if you want to stay at the condo and relax but the kids want to go do something, it’s a perfect compromise. You’ll be able to watch them from the comfort of your own home as they splash in the pool or visit the food stalls.
You will likely have better access to nearby locations.
Vacation condos tend to be closer to town. This means you have easy access to grocery stores, downtown and anywhere else that you would like to go. It’s the condos are on the beach, they may be a little further away but you are likely not to end up in the middle of nowhere at all. When you are on vacation, you can save a lot of money by cooking for yourself in the condo kitchen but you will probably want to eat out a lot as well. Being close to restaurants helps with transportation and the various ways that you get around. If you are renting a car, this isn’t that big of a deal but if you are using public transportation, it’s a lot more convenient.
Overall, condos are a great way to spend your vacation mainly because it allows the entire family to be together. If you stay in hotels than you usually have the kids in one room and the parents in the other and the only time you really get to spend time together is when you are out. Staying at a condo ensures quality bonding time when you are distracted by the sights and fun activities of the city you are in. Going out and seeing the city is great, but when you are home you should be together in mind and in person.