7 Ways You'll save Money by Staying in a Vacation Home Instead of a Hotel Room ...


A few years ago, my husband and I decided to try staying in a vacation home during our week-long trip to Disney World with our daughter. Before that, we had always stayed in a regular hotel room, but I stumbled upon the idea of staying in a vacation home when I was searching for a hotel room online. Since I'm always up for a new adventure, I decided to give it a shot and rented the vacation condo for the week. When we walked in the door of the vacation home for the first time, we were stunned and wondered why we never did this before. Not only was the rental home a fantastic change from our usual sardine can-sized hotel room, but it actually saved us a bunch of money, too!

1. Fully Equipped Kitchen

Our vacation condo had a fully equipped kitchen, which was incredibly convenient when we were sick of fast food and didn't feel like going to a restaurant. Most nights we wanted to go out, but there were a couple nights when we just felt like chilling at "home" after a long day at the parks. Actually, we ate most of our breakfasts at home and saved money by preparing snacks to take out with us, too. I did not figure out exactly how much money we saved on meals while staying in a vacation home, but I know we saved at least a couple hundred dollars throughout the course of the week. Heck, the money I saved on coffee alone was probably enough to fund one or two meals.

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