Looking for a place to stay for your holiday but don’t know how?
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you’re planning to go on a holiday on the beach? Of course, it’s looking for the perfect place to stay. It’s that one special spot where you will sip your first cup of the day on an oceanfront veranda, looking over the vast stretch of white sand and watching the sun rise on the horizon. Or where your kids will go surfing all day before eating a sumptuous dinner and turning in for the night in big, comfortable beds.
So, how do you go about having an ideal beach holiday? And how do you choose a great place to stay so you would enjoy not only the beach but also your accommodation? Below are three easy steps we recommend on how you should plan an excellent sand and surf getaway.
Set your vacation budget
Before planning for the holiday, you should know how much you’re willing to spend for your vacation. In calculating your travel expenses, you need to factor in the basics such as:
Also, you need to remember that costs will depend on how long your holiday is, and you will have to pay more for special activities that you and your family will be doing.
Know when to book for beach rentals
Whether you’re thinking about a holiday in the US or abroad, always book your vacation a year in advance if you already have a particular date in mind. It is never too early to start planning for that ideal vacation. Proper planning will save you a lot of money and you will have greater chances to book that perfect beach rental. If possible, schedule your getaway outside the peak season so you can avail of higher discount rates. Prices, from dining to groceries to activities, are usually lowered during these times.
You may also want to check if there are any upcoming events in your planned destination. Popular events can restrict availability of rentals and you may have to pay higher rates.
Get the house of your dreams
To make your vacation perfect, this part of your planning needs you to be specific to your needs. Do fancy decors matter to you? Do you want to have a picturesque oceanfront beach view? Is a king-sized bed needed? Do you find hardwood flooring more comfortable in a beach cottage or would concrete tiles do? All of these should be taken into consideration.
It is also critical to consider the configuration of the house. This matters to big families who travel together. You may want to check if there is a loft with a sofa bed, if the place is child-friendly, or if pets are allowed. Another need that many people can’t live without is Wi-Fi, so make sure it has internet access. Many houses have great options which make it feel like a second home.
Choosing the perfect beach vacation rental can be challenging, but by doing these simple steps, you’ll be able to find one that will make your holiday more memorable.