Why Should You Choose a Vacation Rental Over a Hotel?

Here are some benefits that professionally managed vacation rentals offer you over hotels and resorts:

Great for Families or Framilies (groups of friends who act like family)

Vacation Rentals average over 1000 Sq ft for a two-bedroom two bath condominium that will accommodate 6 family members or friends comfortably. And a private home offers even more space for family and/or friends to strike a happy compromise between togetherness and privacy.  This is compared to 400 square feet for the typical hotel room.  No more cramming family or friends into a single hotel room or trying to arrange adjoining rooms.  

Families can share a private vacation rental, enjoying time together in the communal areas, yet maintain privacy with ample space for everyone to come and go as they please. The kids can be put to bed in one room, while the adults enjoy their private bedrooms and bathrooms. Some vacation rentals even feature multiple master suites.

Better Value

The additional space of vacation rentals enables family and friends to travel together and split lodging costs, offering more options for budget-friendly accommodations.

Having a fully equipped kitchen with a full-sized fridge, stove, and microwave enables you to cook some of your own meals to avoid pricey restaurants, but also bring back leftovers if you do choose to dine out. On average, one person can easily spend $100 per day on meals alone. In a vacation rental, you’re sure to cut that amount substantially. A washer and dryer in or very near your rental also allow you to pack more lightly and avoid expensive dry cleaning services while on vacation. And while there is no daily maid service, vacation rentals can often offer scheduled housekeeping at a reasonable extra cost when prior arrangements are made.

Convenient Amenities – the Comforts of Home

While vacation rentals don’t typically offer room service, daily housekeeping, or a concierge, you may find that the amenities that vacation rentals do offer may be worth making your own bed on vacation.

Amenities vary by building but typically include washers, dryers, full kitchens, and free Wi-Fi, plus pools, boat slips, fitness rooms, and different sports facilities. Create a more personalized, memorable vacation experience with the comfort and convenience of a personal residence. 

Pets – Bring Cholee

More and more families want to take their pets with them on vacation or find it cost prohibitive or for other reasons not possible to leave a pet behind during vacation. Fortunately, many vacation rentals offer pet-friendly properties that make it possible to bring your four-legged family member along.

Endless Options

Since vacation rentals are individually owned, they are all unique. They come in all shapes and sizes, from condo rentals to private homes, beachfront resorts to bayside residential townhomes. You can choose from hundreds of vacation properties with different locations and prices that are sure to suit all travel group sizes and needs.

South Padre Island is approximately ½ mile wide and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico on the east and Laguna Madre Bay on the west. Vacation rentals are available on or within walking distance from both.

South Padre Island has condos from studio size to 4 bedrooms or more up to 2,800 square feet and penthouse condos even larger. Or private homes that are much larger! With so many different options to choose from, there is no better time to try a vacation rental and catch on to the trend

Enhanced Safety

You determine who comes into your vacation rental.  Vacation rentals have very few common areas and offer minimal interaction with staff and other guests, allowing for a safe and socially distanced stay.  Professionally managed vacation rentals are also maintained with the highest cleaning standards, in accordance with national state, and local guidelines.

Local Flavor – Live Like a Local

Explore the neighborhood to discover things about your destination you might not encounter otherwise in the typical resort hotel. 

The Padre Vacation Promise – VRMI – SPI

Our Padre Vacation Promise means that all our member-managed vacation rental condos and homes must meet strict standards for quality and value to ensure your vacation experience is nothing short of perfect. We know when it comes to accommodation choice you have a choice so as professional vacation rental managers, we want you to choose a vacation rental property over a hotel when you visit South Padre Island. 

Vacation rentals provide you with a wide variety of options regarding location and amenities. We know, it can be hard to choose and can be confusing, The Padre Vacation Promise starts when you begin planning.  Our professional vacation rental managers have vacation specialists on their team to assist you in making your vacation plans. They will help you choose a property that best meets your needs and accommodation wish list.  Check out the many vacation rentals on our member’s websites and give them a call. They will be happy to help.  We look forward to seeing you soon!

Ready to book your stay? Finding a vacation rental is fast and easy! Locate a professional property manager to search their available properties on South Padre Island.  Find the perfect property for your next vacation today!

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