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Vacation Rental Vs Hotel

And the winner , read this, then decide!

First, the ubiquitous hotel. Swathed in branded names, cookie cutter rooms, marginal service, questionable decor, and exorbitant prices. If you haven’t guessed, I’m not a big fan. Keep that bias in mind. I admit it and put it out there for you, right up front! Staying in hotel accommodations is a hassle. The rooms, although comfortable, are sterile. The fact that you have to eat via room service, venture out in all kinds of weather or settle for the overpriced, mediocre cuisine offered by the hotel’s restaurant, just doesn’t float my you’re traveling with family or a group of friends, you have to rent an expensive suite or settle for separate rooms. Then there are issues of privacy, laundry, transportation, tips, taxes and stairs and elevators. I could go on but I’m sure you get the point.

Now, with a vacation rental, the scenario is radically different. First and foremost, you are residing in a warm, homelike environment. Your privacy is on a par with that which you enjoy at home. The prices for your stay per person are typically significantly less than you would pay for hotel accommodations, especially true if your are a family or will be able to cook your own meals, wash your own laundry, avoid tips, duck taxes, dodge surcharges and come and go as you please without fear of drawing the attention of the desk clerk who looks at you as if you are stealing the hotel linens.

Then there are the less tangible but real advantages to the vacation rental. You get the real experience of place. You are living in the culture, experiencing first hand what life is like as a resident rather than a guest.

The amenities you will enjoy in your vacation rental exceed those available in the typical hotel. Cable TV, Internet, telephone service, refrigerator, range, dishes, linens, towels, cutlery, laundry facilities and more space!

Is there a downside you ask. Sure, but no different from booking a hotel. Yes, you may find that the vacation rental doesn’t live up to expectations, but you’ve had the same experience with hotels, I’m sure. You may find that researching vacation rental property is a little more laborious than searching for a hotel. Booking may be a few extra steps, but the resulting experience makes this small extra effort worthwhile.

Now I’m not going so far as to say that vacation rentals are for everyone. If you are a couple, or traveling alone, the hotel can be a good choice. Maybe you are totally comfortable with the hotel atmosphere. It’s okay!

I maintain, however, my position on the validity of a vacation rental as the best choice for those traveling with friends and those all important family vacations. I will concede the fact that vacation rentals are not available for all destinations.

As the title of this article implies, you be the judge. I apologize for my bias but I did disclose that at the outset.

Bali Villa Rental

If you’re looking for a great vacation idea either for a romantic honeymoon or a relaxing family holiday, then you might want to consider renting a private villa in Bali. Bali is the perfect holiday location, whether you are travelling alone, with your partner or with your family. This tiny island boasts stunning beaches, world class culture, amazing shopping and a whole range of activities to suit the whole family.

The main tourist areas of Bali have very different personalities and are suitable for different groups of holiday makers. Kuta is the party central of the island with lots of choices of clubs, restaurants and endless shopping opportunities. For a quieter, more family friendly location, consider Sanur with its calm beaches with shallow water that’s great for children to swim in. Honeymooners will love the exclusive resorts of Nusa Dua, some which have their own private beaches.

There are lots of hotels in Bali to suit all kinds of holiday makers and budgets, but if you really want a holiday to remember you might want to think about hiring your very own private villa. Hiring a villa in Bali means you have somewhere to come back to after your day out that really feels like home. Most villas come with their own staff including security, housekeeper and cook so you never need to worry about cleaning up or preparing dinner. Of course most people will want to eat out at least occasionally but what could be nicer than enjoying a home cooked meal in your own villa overlooking the ocean or a beautiful rice field? Many villas also come with their own private swimming pool and a car with driver who will take you wherever you wish to go.

Villas are available in all sizes to suit couples to large families or groups of friends. If you are travelling in a large group it can often work out cheaper to hire your own villa rather than staying in separate hotel rooms and of course is much more social, allowing you to eat and hang out together.

The Original Form of Private Villas For Rental in Bali

Bali is an Indonesian archipelago firmly located between Java in the west and Lombok in the east comprised of several islands. They are Bali, Penida, Ceningan, Lembongan, and Menjangan. Bali covers an area of 5,632.86 square kilometers with population nowadays around 3 million +. These averages out to 517 inhabitants per km2. Most Bali inhabitants are Balinese and most of them are Hindu however, the figure of Muslims is steadily expanding through immigration of people from Java, Lombok and other areas of Indonesia who seek engagement in Bali. Denpasar and Badung regency hold the most majority of people. Bali also the biggest tourist destination in Indonesia and already acknowledge for its arts, Hindu culture and tender welcome of its people to foreigner.

Bali climate is tropical with two seasons, a wet and a dry. The dry season, which lasts from April to October, is the most popular time to visit Bali although, there is a special beauty about the tropics in the wet (It is also a way of avoiding the main tourist seasons of May and December). Nowadays Bali also well known for its luxurious private villas scattered around the island. You will be able to find out some of private villas in area like Canggu, Seminyak, Jimbaran, Sanur and Ubud. Other area like Nusa Dua, Tabanan and also east of Bali also available but not like in those 5 areas.

Development of private villas in Bali because of the needs of holidaymakers who more and more varied so in order to meet the needs of such tourist accommodation Bali supply some alternative form of accommodation. The first private villa is a home possess by tourists who want to settle down in Bali. But because of changing times and the increasingly broadened needs of the holidaymakers, the home or villas are leased out to holidaymakers. From then the house is who possess by foreigners well known by the name of private villas and from that time also a lot of investors build Bali villas which is purely for lease purposes or for supporting facilities for holidaymaker accommodation.

Private villas in Bali available ranging from one bedroom to six bedrooms. One bedroom vacation villas usually block for honeymooner or couples and also they coming from a villa compound signifying there are some other vacation villas on the same ground. This one bedroom villas have all the luxury facilities one could reckon like swimming pool even some villas using a jacuzzi. Other facilities like air conditioner, bathroom finished with hot and cold shower and bathtub, fully kitchen appliances, large TV set and also some of them include day by day used of private car with driver for maximum of 8 hours a day. Such a luxury beyond comparing from Bali hotels or Bali resorts. So for newlywed you should seek to reserve vacation villas in Bali today.