Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Different Types of Holiday Accommodation Available to Book

By Keely Capel

Booking your holiday can be stressful enough to warrant booking another one just so you can relax! However with such a wide variety of holiday accommodation options available, knowing what you want and what is available can prove all too much for many of us. Whilst I cannot promise this article will guarantee a 100% stress free experience, I hope it will go some way to help eliminate some of that stress and ensure you have a great booking experience and an excellent holiday.
When it comes to rental holidays, the variety of holiday accommodation on offer is endless that’s why I have put together a glossary of terms below:

Holiday accommodation is the broad term used for any kind of lodging available for short term rental that you can use for holidays.
Holiday apartments are generally built in blocks or condominiums which share facilities like gardens, swimming pools and in some cases, gyms, tennis courts and playgrounds. They offer a range of bedroom sizes from Studios which are open planned living and sleeping areas  up to 4 + bedrooms which could sleep over 8 people. Often located closer to the action or within the centre of a holiday resort or city, they will put you near to amenities but you will need to be prepared for neighbours and the noises you will find by being in close proximity to others and facilities.
Holiday villas will normally be detached or semi-detached however the size of the garden or land can vary greatly, as to can the location of the property. Holiday villas can be located in communal areas grouped together with similar properties and sharing facilities and sometimes even swimming pools. Or they can be completely private with their own garden and pool based in a residential area with neighbouring house, or in rural locations where the nearest neighbour is a 10 minute drive away. It is always a good idea to check the description of the property to determine this and to see if there are any tell-tale signs in the photographs. Villas Rentals make are an excellent choice for families or groups as they will offer you the space to enjoy your holiday without tripping over one another or someone sleeping in the lounge.
Holiday chalets can often be advertised as ski chalets as they can be found in the ski regions such as the Alps, Switzerland or Austria, however they are not just for a ski holiday. Holiday Chalets are traditionally wooden houses or cottages that have overhanging eaves and generally located within a countryside setting.  Sometimes isolated, you will more likely find that chalets are grouped together with your neighbours being within a few hundred yards of you, yet the space and greenery around you will stop you from feeling hemmed in.
Country cottages are general small and simply and may not offer you more than 4 bedrooms as the very most, although some have been modernised to accommodate large groups. They are often found in a village setting or within a farm environment or estate. Historically used as workers accommodation, they are modest yet ample and provide a cosy atmosphere and possibly and open fire for you to enjoy and relax within.
If you would like to explore the various types of holiday accommodation available for rental holidays, Visit for more information on holiday accommodation types.