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Five Reasons to Stay in a Vacation Rental Instead of a Hotel

More space + more amenities = more fun.

Want more room to spread out on vacation? An extra bedroom (or two) for your family? The comforts of home, like a fully furnished kitchen and a full-sized washer and dryer? Vistana™ Signature Experiences villa resorts offer these and more. Here are five reasons why you should stay in a villa on your next vacation.

1. Room to spread out (and have privacy)

One of the biggest benefits of staying in a villa is, well, just how BIG it is. An average two-bedroom, two-bathroom villa can comfortably sleep up to eight adults, giving everyone their own space. That means you can enjoy full privacy in the generous master suite, while playing gracious host to your other invited family members or friends. Have kids? Come bedtime, you’ll appreciate the extra room.

2. Bring your family and friends on vacation

Vacations are even better when shared. With all the extra space a villa affords, you have the exciting choice of who to bring along. Who will get the attached guest suite? Maybe your grown son and the grandkids, or maybe your teenager’s best buddies. An added bonus: villa resorts don’t charge extra per person fees.

3. Cook up something yummy in the kitchen

Eating out three meals every day on vacation can get expensive. It can also be a logistical challenge, especially with little ones. Villas offer a fully equipped kitchen to prepare meals at your leisure. Even if you don’t plan on cooking, your villa’s handy appliances, cookware, utensils and dishes are convenient if only for morning coffee, late-night snacks or re-heating leftovers.

4. Make it a movie night

It’s been a long day of exploring and your crew is ready for some downtime. Large flat-screen entertainment centers equipped with DVD players are perfect for a quiet night in. Also, movies, video consoles and games are often available from your villa resort’s front desk.

5. Pack less

Having your own full-sized washer and dryer in your villa means you can leave plenty of room in your luggage for must-have shopping finds. Plus, packing less can save money on airline baggage fees. And no need to worry about wet bathing suits or towels – instead of hanging them, just throw them in the dryer. Another great tip from Owners: wash your clothes the night before you leave so they’re clean when you get home.

Furnishings may vary.


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