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What are private vacation homes?

Private vacation homes are accommodations that allow you to enjoy your own space while travelling. In addition to offering all the comforts of home (such as a living room and a kitchen or kitchenette), private vacation homes also offer travelers a degree of independence that traditional hotels can’t match. Properties with one, two, three, or more bedrooms are available—it’s just a matter of choosing the one that best meets your needs.

Why stay in a private vacation home?

Private vacation homes are a great choice if you want to relax in a place you can call your own for the length of your trip. Plus, you can often save money by staying in a private vacation home, especially if you’re traveling with a group of friends or as a family. Another advantage is that you can spend quality time with your fellow travellers while you prepare your own delicious breakfast or a special dinner.


Where are private vacation homes located?

Private vacation homes are located all over the world—everywhere from big cities like New York, Montreal, and Mexico City to beautiful beaches like Cancun, Los Cabos, and Playa del Carmen.

In wilderness areas, private vacation homes provide a perfect home base for visits to points of interest nearby.


How much does it cost to stay in a private vacation home?

Private vacation homes tend to be more expensive than other types of vacation rentals where some areas are shared with the owner and other guests. If you’re travelling with a group or as a family, a private vacation home may be the ideal choice for you, since instead of booking several rooms, you’ll pay for just one place where everyone will be together.

Private vacation homes vary in price based on the additional amenities they offer (such as a swimming pool or terrace), as well as the number of rooms and the location. Homes on the water or near well-known attractions will always be more expensive.

How can I book my stay in a private vacation home?

At Expedia, it’s easy to find your ideal accommodations! Just choose the destination you want to visit, select your travel dates, and search for private vacation homes, the same way you would if you were searching for a hotel. When the results are shown, you can filter them by type of property and compare the options. And don’t forget, you can save money by creating a vacation package that bundles your accommodations, flights, car rental, and other services available at Expedia.


What amenities does a private vacation home offer?

Private vacation homes generally offer all the comforts of a typical home, such as a living room, a well-equipped kitchen, and WiFi. Some private vacation homes are quite basic and are a good choice if you’re travelling on a limited budget. Others offer luxurious amenities, such as a swimming pool or hot tub, a furnished terrace, or even a fireplace. If you’ll be renting a car, it’s a good idea to search for a private vacation home that includes parking.


A private vacation home or a hotel: which is best?

A private vacation home offers travellers a very different experience than a traditional hotel. If you want someplace where you can enjoy greater independence and cook your own meals, staying in a private vacation home may be the ideal choice for you. Hotels, however, have staff to serve you, and some even offer dining, a spa, and a gym. It’s just a matter of comparing your choices and deciding which one best meets your needs.