Whether you are looking rent a villa in Florida or rent a cosy cottage in Cornwall then you can make some massive savings my booking holiday rentals vs hotels. As most are privately owned they differ greatly but if you pick a reputable agent then you should ensure that you receive an excellent standard of accommodation for your money.

What’s cheapest, Holiday Homes or Hotels, which should I choose?

If you are new to holiday homes, you may find yourself asking is a holiday home cheaper than a hotel? The answer is as with everything it depends. You can save money, especially as you can do all your own catering, bring in your own food and ensure that you stock up your car with what you need before arriving. This saves on expensive dining out costs and bar bills which you would experience when at hotels.

You have to be prepared to do your own cooking and cleaning at a holiday rental; however as a result of this staying for a number of days in a row, it will usually be much more cost effective than staying at a hotel. The larger your family the more sense a holiday villa or holiday cottage is as often the larger villas do not increase proportionately in price.

You tend to find that generally speaking the bigger the group the bigger the per person saving you can make. If you are a couple it may make much more sense to stay in a hotel, however an apartment could make a viable option if you are staying within a city for a few days. So for example a New York apartment for 7 nights may be much more cost effective than New York hotels, which are costly even at 3 star rating.

We analyzed the market and found that after 6 adults you tend to make the best savings, so for example 3 bed villas for 6 adults of four bed cottages for 8 adults give you massive savings and as you tend to pay per room its half the price of booking 3 or 4 equivalent double rooms with hotels that are of equal standard. If you can book early and are going as a group it always pays to rent a villa or rent a cottage, so long as you can handle the cooking and cleaning on holiday.