The holiday season is all about family. And what better way to celebrate than by getting the whole family together to celebrate in one place? Spending the festive season together as a family, whether abroad or somewhere closer to home, is a lovely way to spread joy and Christmas cheer, and remind everyone of the true meaning of the season.
However, not everyone in the family will want to play host to a get-together. It is a big responsibility, with lots to do, and putting the burden on a single family member is a big ask.
That’s why either packing up and going abroad on a family vacation or finding a family rental property in a location that’s convenient for everyone can be a great way to create a great family Christmas adventure. With a rental for the holidays, you don’t need to worry that one person feels overwhelmed or has too much responsibility. Everyone pitches in on everything, from cooking to cleaning, and the whole vacation is more joyful because of it.
So if you’ve chosen to organize a family getaway this Christmas rather than board a Tahiti cruise or fly to Miami Beach, here are a few tips on how to find the perfect rental property for your family Christmas celebration.
Determine your budget
Setting a budget is the first and most important part of finding a rental property for a family vacation. You’ll need to find out how much everyone is prepared to spend and use this to help you narrow down your options and focus your search on properties that fit within your price range.
Determine your location
Next, think about where you want to go for your family Christmas celebration. Do you want to stay close to home or go somewhere more exotic? Do you want to be in the mountains, by the beach, or in a city? Once you have an idea of where you want to go, you can start looking for properties in that location. It’s also a good idea to check the immigration requirements if you are going abroad, in order to avoid any nasty last-minute surprises!
Decide on the size of the property
For smaller families, this is less of an issue, but large families will need to pay extra attention to the size of the property. This isn’t just about the number of beds and bedrooms, either. You will want to make sure there are enough bathrooms to go around, and enough space in the property to ensure that everyone feels comfortable.
Think about amenities
Amenities are something of a luxury, but if you are celebrating the season with your family its important to treat yourself. Consider what amenities are important to you and the rest of the group, and what would fit within your budget. Do you need a pool, a hot tub, a fireplace, or a game room? Make a list of the amenities that are most important to you and look for properties that offer those features.
Finally, before booking a rental property, be sure to read reviews from previous renters. This will give you an idea of what to expect, help you make an informed decision, and ensure your whole family has a merry Christmas and a happy New Year!