Hotel vs. Vacation Rentals: Which offers more bang for your buck?

One of the biggest factors in vacation planning is where you’ll stay – do you opt for hotel or a vacation rental? This all-important choice will affect how and where you’ll dine during the duration of your visit, privacy levels for all group members and, of course, your holiday budget. At first glance, hotels may seem the wiser choice in terms of up-front costs, but vacation properties are, hands down, the best way to enjoy a truly relaxing and wallet-friendly family getaway. Let’s take a look at some of the myriad advantages that Costa Rica vacation rentals offer their guests.

Beach Vacation rental in Jaco

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Costa Rica beach rentals offer major savings 

You’ll discover great value in a private vacation rental once you weigh in the ample family-friendly amenities and concierge services versus the limited privacy and space found in even the most luxurious resorts. This especially holds true if you’re traveling with extended family and friends, where a six-bedroom villa split amongst all guests will prove cheaper than individual rooms. Not only is a house rental more cost effective, it also provides added flexibility in terms of meal planning and cooking in, since you’re not tied to a hotel meal plan or dining out all the time. Take advantage of fully-equipped kitchens, where you can whip up your own dishes and enjoy meals for fraction of the cost you’d shell out at restaurants.

Built-in entertainment for the whole family

Escape Villas guests often say that our ocean view villas and beachfront properties are a vacation unto themselves. Most of our properties are decked out with private pools, hot tubs, multiple outdoor terraces, and game rooms – ensuring everyone has room to unwind after a long day of activities and adventures. While the kids are cooling off in the pool or playing their favorite video and board games, the adults can take in a spectacular sunset from the comfort of the outdoor patio or Jacuzzi.  Be sure to ask your reservation specialist about the property’s entertainment and electronics amenities, as the majority come with plasma TVs, DVD players and high-speed Wi-Fi access!

Vacation homes provide priceless value and great location

Whether you’re in the market for a cozy beachfront condo, jungle-view villa or massive ocean view home,  vacation properties are a smart choice for getting away from it all while staying close to all the favorite tourist attractions. Our property portfolio is one of the largest in Costa Rica, with homes located in popular sightseeing destinations, including Manuel Antonio, Jaco, Tamarindo, Playa Flamingo and Dominical. And with multiple bedrooms and bathrooms available in the rental, you can enjoy more together time with your friends and family instead of spending more on additional rooms.

Vacation rentals with full amenities

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Outstanding amenities and added privacy

Hotels are brimming with guests during the tourist high season, and soundproofing is not always very good, especially in older buildings. This can be particularly stressful when traveling with young children who have problems sleeping or need a quiet place for regular nap time. Above and beyond the peace of a rental, they are bursting with fabulous amenities, including:

  • Private pools, patios and terraces and easy beach access
  • Multiple master suites and bedrooms
  • Several dining areas, BBQ grill
  • Gourmet kitchens with all appliances
  • Onsite laundry facilities
  • Stocked game rooms for the kids
  • Private parking
  • 24/7 Concierge service
  • Optional services: private chef

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