You work hard to juggle your career, maintain your home, and raise your family. Therefore, you deserve a break and when you take one it should be absolutely perfect and relaxing. A major factor that can be the difference between a comfortable, fun-filled family vacation and one that is disappointing and uncomfortable is the accommodations that you book.

While a hotel is typically the go-to option for family vacations, there are many reasons to consider a furnished apartment, especially if your holiday will be more than one week. Below are reasons to consider renting a furnished apartment and ways you will benefit from doing so.

1. More space

You waited all year long to get away on the vacation with your family. Therefore, you want to be able to relax and spread out. This is definitely not possible in a hotel room consisting of one big room and a bathroom.

On average, a furnished apartment can be 1500 to 3000 square feet compared to a hotel room which will usually be about 400 square feet at most. Renting a furnished apartment for your vacation means everyone in your family can have their own room. This is especially handy for the little ones who may have earlier bedtimes and other family members still want to stay up and talk or watch television.

2. Access to amenities

If you rent a hotel room for your family vacation, chances are you will be given access to a coffee maker and a mini refrigerator at most. When you rent a furnished apartment, you are given so much more than that, making your vacation more comfortable and hassle-free.

Renting a furnished apartment means that you will have access to a kitchen complete with a refrigerator, stove, microwave, cookware, and utensils. This will allow you to cook your own meals for you and your family which will save a noticeable amount of money because you will not have to eat every meal at a restaurant. Most apartments will also have laundry facilities or at least have them within the complex. Being able to do laundry on demand means that you and your family can pack light and save the money that you would usually spend at the laundromat.

3. Save money

You have probably already spent a lot of money on passports, flights, and a rental car for your vacation. These things are expensive and add up. Therefore, you probably want to save as much money as you can on other things you need while on vacation. If this sounds familiar, you will definitely want to look into a furnished apartment.

As mentioned, by renting a furnished apartment you will save money on meals and laundry right off the bat. In addition, a furnished apartment will be cheaper than a hotel because the latter does not give discounts on the length of time you stay. The fact that you will probably be staying at least a week means you would be paying by the night. In contrast, if you rent a furnished apartment, you will be charged a flat rate depending on the length of your stay. This will be significantly cheaper.

4. Privacy

You probably have a busy fun-filled agenda of activities for you and your family to enjoy together while on vacation. While you look forward to these activities, you also look forward to relaxing and enjoying some privacy.

Furnished apartments are usually equipped with private decks or patios, allowing you to have a drink and put your feet up with your spouse while the kids are sleeping or doing their own thing. As opposed to a hotel room that has only one bathroom, some furnished apartments have multiple which is especially handy if you rent the property with another family.

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Mo is a seasoned traveller and an adventurous spirit who dreams of visiting every country around the world. When he's not travelling, you might find him writing and cataloguing about his recent trips.