A local vacation home rental is a great option to consider when you plan your next vacation. A local vacation home rental allows you to rent furnished homes in great destinations for much less than you would pay for the same amount of space as a hotel. Local vacation home rentals can usually hold more people than standard hotel rooms so instead of getting multiple hotel rooms for your trip; encourage everyone to split the cost and get a single house. Local vacation home rentals provide more privacy and security than hotels, as most of the time you do not have cleaning staff coming into your room daily. They often have all the amenities of home to include washer and dryer, swimming pools, BBQ grills and cleaning equipment and supplies. Additionally, local vacation home rentals generally have a full kitchen already stocked with pans, dishes and silverware. This will allow you to cooking meals rather than eating out for every meal. Cooking only breakfast each day can have a huge impact on your budget. Add a couple of lunches and dinners and you have saved even more. Local vacation rental homes are generally rented by either a full 7 day week, or a 3-4 day weekend. Breaking out the cost on a per day basis, renting for a weekend tends to be a higher per day than renting the entire week; however, both options will be less than a hotel. Consider this; two families go on vacation for 4 nights. Conservatively this would require two hotel rooms ($100 dollars per room/per night=$800 dollars). A local vacation home rental that will hold the same amount of people in a convenient location might run approximately $600-700 dollars for the same time frame. Remember, cook some of your meals at the local vacation rental home and save even more!