Destin Vacation Rentals

A typical vacation rental is a fully furnished beach house, apartment or condo rented on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel. Some of the most common types of vacation rentals are condominiums, town homes or single-family-style homes, often referred to as villa rentals in Europe. The client/traveler arranges to rent the vacation rental property for a designated period of time. Many folks rent on a nightly basis similar to hotel rooms, however the more prevalent vacation rental practice is typically weekly rentals.

Vacation rentals have been a popular travel option in UK and Canada and are becoming increasingly popular in other parts of the world as well. In other Countries “vacation rentals” are still known by other terms such as holiday rentals, self catering rentals, holiday cottages, tourist rentals, holiday apartment etc…

In Italy they call them “Bed & Breakfast”. In Germany “ferienwohnungen”. In France “gites”.

Vacation rentals are usually privately owned vacation properties, so the variety of accommodations are broad and the possibilities are endless. Whether you refer to the property as a fully furnished beach house, holiday villa, apartment, cottage, condominium, town-home or single-family-style home, the experience is far superior to that of hotel accommodations. Speaking of the diversity within the industry; farm rentals can be an amazing experience. Participation on a working farm, or a more conventional rental that happens to be co-located on a farm or “Dude Ranch” may be one of the most exciting and fulfilling experiences of your life.

Ok so here’s how it works. You scour Google for the perfect accommodations; then, the client/traveler arranges to rent the vacation rental property for a designated period of time. Some rent on nightly basis similar to hotel rooms, although the more prevalent vacation rental industry practice is to rent for a week at a time. Then you travel to you destination and let the fun begin. So often we hear that the memories created are worth far more than any expense of the vacation!

So prepare yourself for the search because that alone can be an enjoyable part of the whole experience. You see in the ever growing vacation rental market, these properties can range from budget studio apartments to lavish, expensive private villas in the world’s most desirable locations; some with price tags of many thousands per night. All the amenities you would find in any luxury accommodation (fully staffed, private beaches, boats, chefs, cooking lessons, etc.) to cater to the guests; the potential is amazing. Some vacation rentals, particularly condominiums or apartments, offer many of the same services hotels offer to their guests, e.g., front desk check-in, 24-hour maintenance, in-house housekeeping, and concierge service.

From mountain tops to beach front living, with vacation rentals your family or group truly has a sea of possibilities!

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