The end of summer vacation is fast approaching which means for many it is time to start planning their next vacation. For our family, our next vacation may be a Disney World vacation in the spring. Poppy and I are also thinking about where we will want to spend our 40th wedding anniversary. The cost of available vacation rentals and the included amenities will be a big deciding factor in determining our destination.
Our son has suggested we look into renting a villa in Florida and wherever we celebrate our anniversary. A villa! Living in luxury, even for just one week, would certainly make a vacation special. But, oh the cost! I’m sure a hotel would cost much less. He assured me that staying at a villa would not be more expensive…in fact, a villa vacation rental would be the way to save money. I’m always the skeptic, so I got on my laptop and googled Florida villas.
Here’s an example of what I found: 3 bedroom villa that sleeps 8 and is just 15 minutes from the theme parks rents for $668 a week. The villa includes everything you would need for the week – private covered pool included.Â The cost of a luxury villa in the Disney World Resort is over $300 per night! Really! (rentals vary with location and current year’s search)
If you’re looking to save money on your next vacation, I’d recommend comparing the cost of staying at a villa to the cost of staying in a hotel.
So, now…about our 40th anniversary (2 years away)…where would I love to stay? I might want to choose from villas in France, Ireland, California, or stay close to home at the Jersey Shore.
We often rent houses when we travel, especially when we travel with a group. We save on meals, and everyone has a little more room to spread out. I’m not sure that any of the houses we have rented recently qualify as villas, but years ago we rented a sure-enough villa in Cancun. It was pretty sweet!