Today’s charmer is in Beaufort, South Carolina. VRBO #80356 has 3BR/2BA plus an office and sleeps six. I might be falling in love with the south just a little bit, and I’m not physically traveling this journey.
I need to talk about the value a little more here. This house has a rate of $950 for an entire week with just a $100 security deposit and a small $75 cleaning fee. What hotel can give you comparable accommodations for six people for that amount?
So I just did a quick search on one of those hotel search sites. The result was cramming us into a room with two double beds and bringing in two roll-away beds for $547 with a disclaimer that extra charges were not shown. This is not comparable. The results also showed a condo-style resort complex with a 2BR accommodation for $1609/week. A beach & tennis resort offered a 2BR accommodation (not oceanview) for $1199/week. Again, both of these did not include hidden fees.
I would much rather stay in a vacation rental home, where my entire family has the luxury to spread out and find a little solitude if they want. Don’t get me wrong – family time is awesome! However, after spending an entire day together on a site-seeing adventure or other activity, it’s nice to be able to relax and recharge with some space to separate you from everyone else.
Still, sadly (in my opinion), there are those who simply won’t feel like they are truly on vacation unless they’re staying in a hotel in the midst of all the hub-bub of other tourists and travelers. Stress junkies unite! I’ll stick to my peace and serenity, thank you very much!