It’s vacation time! Lots of great places to see throughout Southern California-Disneyland, San Diego’s Zoo and SeaWorld, the fabulous beach events along California’s Gold Coast-the list goes on and on. But hotels and motels are almost always booked in the summer. They also lack the home-friendly accommodations kids and teens need to feel at home. All the more reason why today’s families increasingly choose vacation homes when they vacation away from home.Close to Popular DestinationsMany vacation homes are conveniently close to today’s most popular vacation destinations. Being just minutes away from these fun vacation spots can save you a lot of local travel time. If not within walking distance, many homes are close to public transportation or vans and shuttles operated by vacation destinations.
The Feel of a Real HomeVacation homes are designed to feel as close to your real home as possible-much more so than a motel or hotel. Families are increasingly discovering that these homes can be very accommodating to children and teens. That’s because they often have two or three bunk beds and several trundles. These allow children to share bedrooms. A number of these homes also have four bedrooms, which can sleep as many as 16 (for sports teams and girl/boy scouts groups). Some homes even have sofa sleepers in the family room.Lots of Entertainment OptionsTo keep kids, teens and parents entertained, many vacation homes provide a wealth of entertainment options–something they need after a day of vacationing, The homes feature action-packed gaming consoles like X-Box, DVD players and smart TVs, Also included are Foosball, Netflix, and Wi-Fi access for smartphones, tablets and laptops. These connectivity options provide plenty of information and entertainment for all ages.Private BBQs, Swimming Pools, Relaxing SpasKids, teens and especially parents need to relax after a busy day on rides and adventures. Vacation homes allow families to do what they usually are unable to do in a hotel or motel-make burgers, hot dogs or steaks on a BBQ–in complete privacy. No need to reserve public BBQs or share space with strangers. Most homes come with a spacious outdoor dining table and lots of chairs. They also feature a relaxing spa and/or hot tub-for the exclusive use of the family.
Home Cooked MealsUnlike hotels and motels, which offer inflexible (and costly) menus, most vacation homes allow families to prepare home-cooked meals that fit the unique preferences of their health and taste needs. The homes feature fully appointed kitchens that come with stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and specious breakfast bars. The kitchens even include cooking utensils, dishes, flatware, pans, bakeware, and paper and cloth towels for added convenience.Affordable Cleaning OptionsHotel/motel laundry services can be really pricey for a family. Most vacation homes solve this problem by including a washing machine and dryer. Housekeeping services are also available to keep things nice and tidy while you’re vacationing.