Monday, 15 July 2013

What Are Holiday Apartments

By Keely Capel

By definition a holiday apartment is a furnished apartment that is rented out on a temporary basis to holiday makers. Holiday apartments are generally thought of as alternatives to booking a hotel and are encompassed by the general term holiday rental within this niche section of the travel industry.

If you are located within the US, then you may also find the word vacation replaces holiday meaning you would be looking at a vacation apartment and vacation rental instead.

Holiday apartments can also be referred to by other terms including: holiday home, holiday let or self catering rental.

Holiday apartments within the holiday rental industry will usually be privately owned holiday properties as opposed to holiday apartments owned or managed by a hotel group or travel company. This will lead you to find a great dept in the variety of options often available.

Holiday apartments come fully furnished with everything you will need for your stay and are most commonly rented by the week, although a number of owners will also offer per night prices as comparison to hotels. They offer temporary accommodation for short periods such as a week or two up to perhaps several months.

Holiday apartment options can range from budget studio accommodation right through to lavish penthouse suites, with private elevators and doorman. Yet with most you will find that they will offer many of the same amenities as hotels, for example many will have a front desk check-in, 24 hour maintenance, house-keeping and swimming pool and gym facilities.

A popular option both in Europe and the US and Canada, holiday apartments can be found in all the main destinations such as France, Spain, Greece or Turkey and major tourist destinations in the US such as Florida, California and Hawaii.

As mentioned earlier most holiday apartments available within the holiday rental industry are privately owned, however they are not exclusive to the industry and you will often find holiday apartments advertised with tour operators and travel agents as part of an inclusive package including flights and transfers.

Which every options you prefer to choose, holiday apartments can make an excellent base for you to go out an experience your holiday destination, generally located close to all the amenities of the resort and within easy reach of town centres and beaches. offers a wide variety of holiday apartments around the world so for more information on where to find a holiday apartment or to book holiday apartments, please visit our website today.