Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Booking a Beach Holiday: What Accommodation is best

By Keely Capel

If you’re planning a beach break this summer you may be meet with a huge amount of choice when it comes to the holiday properties on offer. Sometimes advertised as beach rentals, rental holidays that are based near a beach can really return a mixed bag leaving you scratching you head as to which to choose.

The most luxurious beach holiday properties will be those located directly on the beach with some form of direct access. However these will come with a price tag to reflect their dream location, so you need to be prepared for rental rates that could run into the several thousand for the week.  Yet if you are looking for a high end rental holiday with stunning sea views, the sound of waves crashing at your window and no commute to the beach this is definitely the holiday rental for you.

If you not able to extend your budget to encompass a high end luxury beach front rental, do not fear there are also several great alternatives. Holiday villas based within a coastal resort, will give you the space, freedom and privacy just like a beachfront property will. But you may need to compromise on the distance to the beach. Some holiday properties will still be within a 5 – 10 minute walking distance, but if you really want to see value for money with a villa rental, than look at holiday properties located a 5 – 10 minute drive from the beach. 

Villa rental holidays are great if you are planning a family beach holiday, as they will give you plenty of room for everyone, so the kids can run around whilst mum and dad relax. The added benefit is that many will come with a private pool, so when your back from a long day at the beach sunning yourself, you can cool off and unwind undisturbed perhaps even with a cold beer or glass of wine.

For those wanting to be closer to the action and near to the beach, then a holiday apartment would be the perfect holiday rental to choose. You will easily find a great selection of holiday apartments within any beach resort that will be within walking distance to the beach and the all local amenities. Great for couples, apartments can also work well for families. Most will offer a communal pool, which will allow the kids to continue to play once you return from your beach day.

As a couple you will find a holiday rental apartment can work well, there are plenty of spacious options so you are not trip one another up, but will allow you to enjoy one-an-others company whilst mixing and mingling with others. 

Which every holiday accommodation you choose for your beach holiday, be sure to check that it is actually near to the beach. The last thing anyone on a beach holiday really wants is to spend half an hour each day in a hot sticky car to reach it!

For more information of the various types of beach holiday rentals our holiday properties guides will help you choose which will work for you.