There are as many benefits in renting a Gold Coast holiday home as there are in renting a Gold Coast apartment. Holiday homes are for travelers who would like to feel at home even when they’re away from their own homes. They’re people who do not want to worry about dressing up for the other guests, and those who do not want to be limited to the meal choices of the hotel menu. Privately owned holiday homes are for you if you would like to enjoy the Gold Coast during the peak season without having to compete with the crowd for space.
You will have to give up a few things when you’re renting a holiday home, though. For one, there won’t be any hotel staff answering to your beck and call. That is, of course, unless you’re renting an upscale holiday home that comes with its own butler. Most people who choose holiday homes over hotels and apartments also travel in big groups. If you have a big family, you’ll appreciate all the space that these villas can offer. The downside is that you’ll have to fix your own meals. You can’t order room service, but at least you get to choose what you eat.
There’s also no guarantee that your holiday home will have its own pool. The ads will indicate this, of course, but properties fronting the beach or those with their own pools will tend to be more expensive than inland properties without the said amenities. Budget-wise, a holiday home can be advantageous because you won’t have to pay for amenities that you don’t really need. Hotel rooms and apartments tend to be pricier because you’re paying for the spa, sauna, and other luxuries you don’t really need. These can eat up your travel money.
If you would like to keep your expenses at a minimum, renting a holiday home in a suburb close to the beach is a good way to stretch the budget. Even if you’re traveling alone or spending your vacation with one or two companions, you may want to consider a holiday home instead. Spending less money on rent and food (after all, it’s cheaper to cook you own meals) means that you can stay longer in the Gold Coast. You can also spend your extra money shopping for things you can bring home.