Despite the rapid rise in their popularity, travellers across the world still have a number of myths in their minds about vacation rentals. All across the world, governments and trade associations are doing their best to promote vacation rentals as a great travel option.
Yet there are many misconceptions that sometimes make a traveller wary of staying in a vacation rental premises. Here are some of them:
Poor Infrastructure: It is often believed that since they cost less, vacation rentals are poorly furnished and do not offer modern comforts and facilities to guests. While this may be true for some, yet this trend is changing fast. Many vacation rental owners are running their premises as a professional business. Hence they are very conscious of the level of quality and facilities they offer. The vacation rental industry has matured significantly in the past few years. Therefore you can expect them to offer a fairly decent infrastructure.
Unprofessional Environment: While its true that you will not find uniformed stewards at your service in vacation rental properties, yet that does not mean that you cannot expect quality service. Most owners of vacation rentals now believe in hiring some personnel as help and support to the guests for their housekeeping, laundry, food and other requirements. In fact, the service that you receive in a vacation rental premises is often more personalised and informal as compared to the artificial and curt support that you receive in a hotel.
Absence of Online Booking: A not-so-insignificant percentage of vacation rental owners are making a move towards modern business methods and online booking is one of them. In many countries of Europe and America, today it is not hard to find vacation rental properties that you can book online.