When you plan for a holiday with friends and family, one of the first boxes that you have to tick off is booking accommodation. The second part is taking a decision on which type will match your needs and budget. You have a wide range to choose from – hotel rooms, suites, cottages, luxurious villas and even bunk and breakfast if you are on a shoestring budget. However, there is another very important thing that you have to contend with and that is what activities you intend to carry out while on vacation.
Look at it this way – if you want to go far away from the maddening city or people at overcrowded tourist destinations, cottages should be the first choice of accommodation. Most cottages are tucked away in completely off-the-beaten-track places and are a delight for those seeking to get away from it all. Hence you will get cottages in forests or before water bodies where you can indulge in boating, fishing or swimming. Cottages are also located at locations that are starting points for treks and cross country bilking. Take your pick of cottages by searching the Internet and you will be spoilt for choice.
Another advantage of opting for a cottage vacation is the cost. The common perception is that a cottage with its many rooms, multiple bedrooms, kitchen and dining space will be more expensive than a hotel room to take on rent. This is not always the case. When two or three families are vacationing together the costs get divided between them all and it is not be surprising if the expenses fall below hotel room rentals. Further substantial discounts are offered by owners for rentals on a long term commitment of a week or more.
There is another way that expenses can be cut on cottage rentals. When you cook your own food, it definitely comes cheaper than hotel restaurants or room service or takeaways. Plus, you can fix your own meal timings without having to depend on restaurant timings at hotels. On booking, you can even ask for provisions to be stocked in cottages so you do not have to go out shopping for groceries during vacation.
These are some of the reasons why people find cottage vacation a better option for spending quality time with friends and family than a cooped up hotel room.