15 May 2020
When booking a vacation, one of the first questions you ask will inevitably be: where will we stay? You’re faced with several options, the most popular being hotels and individual vacation rental properties. Sometimes it can be hard to know what’s best for your trip.
But your choice of accommodation can make or break your vacation, especially now. Choosing a rental that is proactive in safety and cleanliness is more important than ever as travelers return to their favorite places in the wake of COVID-19. That’s why there’s been a big surge in demand for vacation rentals as a whole – they give you an experience that’s fun and safe for your group.
With safety at the forefront these days, vacation rentals offer several key benefits that make them a perfect choice for your trip. With high standards of cleanliness, private spaces, and personal service, they take much of the worry out of your travel. Read on to learn more!
One of the biggest benefits of a vacation rental is privacy. With a vacation rental property, guests enjoy spacious and private accommodations free of population-dense areas like lobbies and elevators, noises from nearby guests, or in-and-out housekeeping. This also makes them perfect for families traveling with kids, who aren’t always welcome in a busy hotel atmosphere.
That also means your family has significantly less exposure to recent or neighboring guests in the same space. As travelers are more conscious of crowds and cleanliness, vacation rentals allow your family to travel comfortably and safely to the destination of your choice.
Speaking of privacy, many vacation rentals also offer private, direct entrances to your space. That means you won’t have to move through those high-traffic hotel areas like lobbies, elevators or hallways each time you need to access your rooms. This gives you more privacy to come and go and it protects your family from unnecessary exposure to other guests or staff.
Plus, many vacation rentals offer contactless check-in and check-out options via keypad, smartphone app, and/or dropboxes. That means no waiting in lobby lines, interacting with high-exposure staff, or using germ-covered pens!
Strict Cleaning Protocols
Hotels book by the night, often turning guests over in a single afternoon. That leaves a small window for cleaning and sanitation protocols to protect your family. Because vacation rentals are typically booked for longer stays, our staff is able to implement a higher standard for cleaning and disinfecting rental spaces between guests.
We have also expanded our already strict cleaning protocols to take extra precautions to guarantee your family’s safety during your stay. Rather than focusing on high turnovers, your safety and comfort is our top priority.
Vacation rentals include home-like amenities such as private kitchens and laundry machines. These features make your stay more comfortable and add an extra layer of safety for guests. Having a private kitchen means you can cook and enjoy meals in the comfort of your rental without being exposed to high-traffic restaurants or delivery persons.
Having your own washer and dryer allows you to avoid having your clothing laundered by hotel staff or, worse, venturing to busy laundromats. You can also clean your clothing before you leave rather than carting home dirty clothes, if you prefer.
Direct, Personalized Service
We’ve all been there – you book a family trip through a large travel agency or chain hotel and have a reservation question, only to be put on hold for hours when you call their 1-800 number. How frustrating!
When you work with a vacation rental company like us, you can be sure you’ll receive direct and personalized service. Our team is made up of locals who do life here, and are ready to serve you at a moment’s notice. That means you can ditch those long waits and get any questions and concerns answered promptly, from a local staff that knows the area and is invested in your vacation.
As daily life changes in the wake of COVID-19, travel is changing, too. Families are more concerned than ever about staying safe as they travel, especially to popular destinations. By choosing a vacation rental, you can guarantee your family a vacation that’s comfortable, fun, and – most importantly – safe.