01 Jul Renting Apartments for your Holiday
If you want your holiday accommodation to be a home away from home there’s no better way to go than renting an apartment in your chosen destination. The locals don’t live in hotels, so why should you? Unlike a poky hotel room, a short term rented apartment gives you all the space and comfort of being at home, but in an exciting new place. Worried about getting a good spot at the pool? Not a problem if you rent an apartment with a pool of its own.
More and more people are renting apartments instead of booking hotels for their vacations, and it’s easy to see why. Apart from the increased convenience, comfort and privacy of having your own place, it often works out a lot cheaper, especially for a family vacation or for a group of friends.
And having your own pad abroad can really give you a different holiday experience. It’s nice to be able to return local hospitality by having people over to your place for dinner or a get-together. Trying out local restaurants is an important part of any holiday, but it’s great to be able to visit the local market, buy some fresh produce, and have a go at rustling up a regional delicacy yourself. If you’re on a budget, making some of your meals in your own kitchen can save money to spend on the kind of holiday you want.
Certain property rental websites on the internet have an extensive range of apartments in Europe, from garden apartments in the heart of Amsterdam to trendy lofts in Barcelona, to holiday houses in Bangkok. (They’ve even got a castle in the UK!) Getting an apartment in the destination of your choice really lets you experience the city as a local. With your own place you can get to know the city’s real atmosphere.