Traveling as a large family is certainly no small feat. It seems as though anyone with a family over 4 runs into issues attempting to book rooms at typical hotels and resorts because 4+ is certainly more than most traditional rooms can handle.
Have you ever wanted luxury appliances in your kitchen, and were unsure of what you might prefer? How about a new floor plan for your home? Are you considering a pool and a new patio? Ask me, and I will tell you as a luxury travel girl, we love our luxury home rentals and basic home rentals because they provide the best of the best in both space and amenities.
Having a family of 5 is a blessing, not a curse so don’t let a resort ruin your stay because you need additional beds, rather, learn why vacation homes rentals are great family lodging options and rock that vacation as a family. Who is ready to lavishly live travel out loud?
Why Vacation Home Rentals Are Great Family Lodging Options
A RECENT VACATION RENTAL HOME
We located this home on HomeAway and I would tell everyone to look for homes as clean and well-presented as this one.
Food And Kids
Bringing along the entire family can be a challenge for dining times. Kids eat day long and you can not possibly stow enough food in a bag for hungry kids. The best way to travel to the beach, popular tourist destinations and to tropical locations certainly is a luxury rental.
First, did you know that in many tropical destinations (read the descriptions at their rental site) there are often cooks? One of the most recent trips we are planning offers us a personal chef! Goodbye dish duty, hello food and filled kids bellies!
Additionally, large kitchens are fun to stock while you are away, as it gives you the opportunity to shop in a different grocery store, stock up on all the fun food you want and the kitchen is never closed.
Amenities in these fun kitchens range from lovely ranges and built-in ovens to incredibly over-sized dining areas. What’s not to love about food, kids, and lovely cooking amenities? You may not want to cook, but this kitchen beckons those who love to prepare meals.
For those that have food allergies, like we have, kitchens in a pool home make life great. We can control everything that goes into our mouths. Additionally, large rental homes like this, are perfect for growing kids that eat around the clock! Just saying… I do have a little experience in this area, lol!
Kitchens in vacation rental homes often have those appliances we salivate over, wonder how they work, but do not purchase. A kitchen in a lovely vacation rental home is your chance to test out the goods you have been missing out on and then you will see if you truly love the products!
A fact of life is that bathroom happens. You simply can not travel with a large family and work off of one bathroom, it does not work, because infallibly everyone has to go at once. Luxury rentals offer not only multiple bedrooms but multiple bathrooms as well.
Furthermore, when it is time to stop the party around the pool in the house, and time to get ready to go out, there are multiple bathrooms, and multiple showers so you can get out the door faster!
Mom and Dad snore and the kids complain, but if you have a luxury home, many bedrooms, everyone is separated. Beds are available for everyone in the family and each person gets a good nights’ rest. As parents, we all know how important a good night sleep is while on vacation because it truly leads to fewer fights during the day and less crabbiness.
Clean pools, with chairs to lay on, an area to gather around and a place to wear off that energy are absolute requirements. I truly believe that a spa-like atmosphere is a great way to indulge fully into vacation mode, don’t you?
On a recent trip, we enjoyed a running waterfall as part of our pool as well as plenty of al fresco patio space, large doors and a screened in patio. Outdoor family time is a great way to be together as you can lounge, tan, swim, play a few games or indulge in libations.
Vacations are family time, and family time is ripe and rich when everyone is having the best time, not crammed and jammed into small spaces. Kids need space, teens need bigger spaces and adults need a bit of ‘their time’, so the solution to fun family vacations are vacation rental homes. Lavishly live travel out loud and schedule your next vacation in a spacious vacation rental home and then you can thank me later! Cheers ~ Dana XO
as a pro travel blogger, Dana Vento travels the world, in search of the best of best.