Why choose Vacation Rental vs. Hotel?


While you've have wasted memories and money on bland and forgettable hotel rooms, tourists have relaxed with countless amenities, enjoyed spectacular unobstructed views of the ocean, mountains and cityscape, cooked in roomy fully equipped kitchens, and slept in roomy and spacious bedrooms! Maybe you're not even aware of the hotels vs. vacation rentals debate, but if you're a traveler, you should be! If you plan to check into a hotel for your next vacation, stop right there! Although it's easy to make hotel reservations, it's not always the smartest and most cost-effective thing to do. Millions of people book hotel rooms each day because they don't know of a better option. But a cozier and often cheaper one does exist. Travelers: discover vacation rentals and say goodbye to hotels! One stay at a vacation rental will have you saying goodbye to hotels forever!

Here are five reasons you should ditch the hotel and book a vacation home instead:

1. Choose wide, open spaces - not tiny, cramped hotel rooms


Vacation accommodations are privately owned homes whereas most hotels offer "rooms". It only makes sense that if your after space and accommodation for a family or two you would chose a vacation rental! Shop around for your ideal square footage and number of bedrooms. A vacation rental guest is typically treated to full-sized kitchens and bathrooms, so if you're traveling with the kids, or a big group, it makes good sense to stay in one sizable vacation home - not several small hotel rooms (with several big bills).

Vacation rentals are perfect for families that are travelling! The kids have space, more importantly Mom and Dad can escape to the other room, and there is no feeling of being cramped into a small hotel room.

A lot of rentals nowadays have been constructed with an open floor plan making these rentals ideal for gatherings. This space is commonly utilized by being able to converse with guests in the living area while cooking dinner, patios and decks provide space to gather with friends and family, and there is a lot more added privacy!

2. Extra Amenities


A vacation is customized by each vacationer, so why aren't hotel rooms? Vacation rentals offer a slew of amenities that hotels simply do not. Kitchen's with all the appliances, large living area commonly with TV/DVD/CD player, collections of books and board games, patios and decks with chairs and BBQ, fireplace(s), wireless intranet, dishwashers! Some of the rentals have hot tubs or jetted Jacuzzi tubs, heated flooring- the extras always surprise and may even save you money!

3.Save Costs


Avoid expensive restaurants and dine in a few nights out of the week with the help of your spacious kitchen this can amount to huge savings, especially when bringing along families; and stay in a choice location that puts you within walking distance of attractions. When you book vacation rentals, you have decisions to make. When you book hotel rooms, the decisions have already been made for you. With even the most all-inclusive hotel packages, you are still missing out!

Always calculate your savings with having the ability to dine in vs. having to eat out every night!

Another way to save money with vacation rentals- Two families typically need to book two separate hotel rooms, whereas with vacation rentals, lots of vacation homes will be large enough to accommodate two families in one rental!

4. See the sights, not the sightseers


While you may be a tourist, you probably don't want to hang out with other tourists. Hotel resorts are overwhelmed by out-of-towners. Not only is a vacation rental quieter and more private than a hotel, but staying in one makes it easy to immerse yourself into the local character and culture of the city or town you're visiting... and isn't that the point? For those who enjoy the resort experience, remember we feature many privately-owned units in resort complexes!

5. Overall ambiance


With hotels you get pretty much the same thing every time, no matter what part of the world you visit! This can accommodate guests well that don't like change, however if you are the type who embraces change and wants to experience accommodations with a difference, accommodations that embrace the local character and culture, you are more likely to find that in a vacation rental. With Vacation Rentals as soon as you walk in, there is a feeling of coziness and ambiance, and you feel as though you are renting a home vs. a room in a home/hotel. Vacation Rentals have a cozier and friendlier feel. Hotels typically have a bland commercial feel to them, where it is common that every room is an exact replica of the next room.

Extra's you commonly get with vacation rentals in Tofino and Ucluelet:


On the West Coast of Vancouver Island there is a certain "vibe" that cannot be found anywhere else in the world! Both villages "Tofino" and "Ucluelet" seem to have this vibe!

Architecture commonly reflects the predominant West Coast arts and culture, and embraces an eco style where indoors reflects the outdoors with cedar/Douglas fir beams, lots of live edged woodwork, artsy additions where homeowner/ingenuitive artsy thinkers build and compose using eco components making vacationers indoor elements always interesting and unique! Many beach homes are true beach themed homes indoors, and ocean front/beach front executive homes also subtly embrace the alternative eco components in a luxurious style and design which is not the same anywhere else in the world!

The secondary common extra is location, location, location!

Everywhere on the Pacific Rim offers a backdrop of luscious green temperate rainforest! The whole coast is surrounded in trees and rich greens! Many of the vacation homes scattered along Vancouver Islands West Coast(Tofino/Ucluelet) are ocean or beach front or have amazing ocean views, whether you choose the peaceful inlet, or the rugged open Pacific ocean, views from both places are amazing!