A quick weekend getaway or a long properly-planned vacation is a treat that many families enjoy. Just the time off work, school, and the typical life makes up for good mental health as you unwind from all the pressure and exhaustion from your tight schedules. As part of the budget, can you go for vacation rentals?
What are Vacation Rentals?
It’s usual to get to a booking site and get a room whenever you want to visit a new place. However, people often ignore, or some are not aware of the different alternatives available. Airbnb is so popular nowadays, and that’s because it’s different from the hotel setting. People with well-furnished homes have decided to welcome tourists so that they can feel at home in the locale.
Vacation rentals are owned homes of people who live around the most visited locations. These houses play the part of hotels as they provide accommodation to the visitors. Some have owners living in them, while others are open for the guests to reside there only. They have it all from the beds, washrooms, kitchen, etc.
Vacation Rentals vs. Hotels
There are a couple of notable differences between hotels and vacation rentals. These points affect their space in the market as well as their availability in different seasons. Some distinguishing features include
|• They are slightly cheap|
• They accommodate more people depending on the rooms available
• Payments are made per the rooms. The more you are, the cheaper it becomes
• You get to cook your favorite dishes
• You can do your laundry
They give you the home feeling
|• Prices depend on the rating of the hotel but overall more costly compared to vacation rentals.|
• It can only take in several people per room.
• Mostly paid per person sharing depending on site of booking
• The hotel dictates meals
• Laundry is paid for
The List of the Best Vacation Rentals in Kenya
Kenya has various options for vacation rentals, and you can enjoy your accommodation regardless of how large of a family you are taking out on vacation. Some are apartments with only two bedrooms, while others are large maisonettes with as many as eight bedrooms. Some of the best vacation rentals in the country include
- Karen Gables
It has five bedrooms with five baths which can host up to 10 people. Located in Nairobi county, it close to the CBD, and you can visit the Nairobi National Park, Giraffe Center, and the Maasai Market, which are all about 35 minutes away.
- Monkey Beach House – luxury on the beach.
It has five bedrooms with five baths which can host up to 10 people. Located in Kwale county, it’s near Galu beach, and you can access Diani Beach, Chale Island, and Galu Kinondo beach.
- Ocean House
It has five bedrooms with five baths which can host up to 11 people. It’s located in Kilifi county, and you can easily access Kilifi Creek, Kilifi Bridge, and Mnarani Ruins.
- Elena House A Holiday Home & Villa Close To Beach With Private Pools
It has seven bedrooms with five baths which can host up to 14 people. It is situated in Malindi, Kilifi county, and some of the areas to visit are Malindi Marine Boat Excursion, Gede Ruins, and Watamu beach.
- Villa Milele
It has three bedrooms with three baths which can host up to 7 people. It is situated in Kwale county, and you can easily visit Diani Beach, Chale Island, and Diani Chale Marine National Park.
- Spacious 6-Bedroom Villa, Villa Ameera Malindi
It has six bedrooms with seven baths which can host up to 21 people. It is located in Kilifi county, and it is close to Malindi marine boat excursion, Gede ruins, and Vasco da Gama Pillar.
- Waterfront Villa-Mombasa North Coast-pool/staff
It has four bedrooms with four baths which can host up to 10 people. It is situated in Mombasa county, and you can easily access Haller Park, Fort Jesus, and Nyali beach.
- Neem House
It has four bedrooms with four baths which can host up to 12 people. It is located in Kilifi county, and it is close to Malindi marine boat excursion, Gede ruins, and Vasco da Gama Pillar.
- Ras Kikadini Beach House – Tiwi Kenya
It has three bedrooms with three baths which can host up to 11 people. It is located between Kwale and Mombasa county, and you can access Diani beach, Fort Jesus and Mombasa Island.
- Fred hunter villa with private pool- Tiwi beach
It has four bedrooms with four baths which can host up to 8 people. It’s located in Kwale county, and you can easily visit Diani beach, Diani Chale Marine National Park, and Kongo Mosque.
It is only fair for you to go for a vacation rental if you are many on the trip. That’ll not only save you money, but you also get to enjoy the home feeling with your family. Moreover, you can stay for more extended periods since they are pretty affordable, and you don’t have to worry about fast checkout because you can always extend your stay. The only next step is to get your next booking ASAP!
Do you plan to visit a new town? Have you thought of booking a vacation rental? Ever had any experience with them?