Our family has always planned at least one multigenerational vacation per year with my husband’s parents. We’ve done everything from fishing trips, to camping excursions, to cruises, to three week national park road trips, and, of course, the iconic Family Disney Vacation
However, the best multigenerational family vacations we have had have always involved a Florida Vacation Rental! Here are 5 reasons why renting a Florida Vacation Home is the perfect multigenerational vacation!
The number one reason to consider a Florida Vacation Home rental is that you can save money! You may think the cost of a Florida Vacation Home is too expensive for your family, but by pooling the resources from two families, you can often rent a Florida vacation home for the same or less than the cost of two hotel rooms and have much more space for everyone to spread out.
Room For Everyone To Spread Out
Speaking of room for everyone to spread out, this leads us to the second reason why renting a Florida vacation villa is a great way to have a multigenerational family vacation. We’ve taken cruises and long road trips with three generations and while they are both fun in their own way, the cramped quarters of a hotel room, cruise cabin, or the car for 12 hours can be a little too much for everyone involved. Trust me when I say, if you really want to have a vacation that feels like a “vacation” consider renting a house in Florida. Even if you only rent a two bedroom condo, the kids are often happy to take the sleeper sofa and the adults each have their own rooms. Our recent stay in this vacation rental on Anna Maria Island was perfect as we all had our own bedrooms, televisions, and plenty of room to ‘get away’ when we needed!
Without a doubt, the kids would all vote for this as the #1 reason to rent a vacation home in Florida. If I’m honest, the rest of the family might agree. Having a private pool is a great perk to renting a vacation home in Florida. When my kids were very young, I liked that I could keep a close eye on them without the distraction of other children and the noise of other guests. Now that my kids are older and swim better, I can relax by the pool, cocktail in hand, and no one is begging me to take them anywhere! Win win for mom, dad, grandma, grandpa, and the kids!
Varied Interests are Easily Accommodated
Having a home to enjoy while vacationing in Florida really helps when it comes to the varied interests of each family member. Sometimes, you just want to sit by the pool all day and sip margaritas and sometimes you want to go for an active adventure out on the water. However, not everyone wants to do the same thing every day. Grandpa may want to just watch sports on the TV at the outdoor bar by the pool. The shopp-a-holics may need a little retail therapy. Having a vacation home allows everyone the opportunity to choose their activities according to their preferences without feeling guilty for leaving someone to sit in a hotel room all day.
Relaxed Quality Time
The last reason I think that a Florida rental is the best way to have a multigenerational family vacation is the ability to just relax more. The family is all together in the same house with enough room to spread out, but also be together. When you rent hotel rooms, even if you get adjoining rooms and kitchenettes, it never really feels very relaxing. Vacation homes tend to have better kitchen areas, more roomy living spaces with games, televisions, and sometimes even video game consoles. Many Florida vacation homes even have great theming, a game room with a pool table or table tennis, and a relaxing large master bedroom with jetted tub. Essentially, you get the comforts of home, the perks of a resort, and a location that you can’t beat!
Book through Florida Rental By Owners – FLARBO
Finally, our favorite way to rent a Florida vacation home is through Florida Vacation Rentals By Owner. The selection of quality homes is great and the ability to deal directly with the homeowner without any additional hidden fees like those found on other sites is wonderful! Since discovering Florida Vacation Rentals by Owner for our Anna Maria vacation, we won’t use any other service for our future multigenerational Florida vacations! We saved a ton of money by directly booking on FLARBO. I’m talking hundreds of dollars in traveler fees that larger booking platforms do charge… not on FLARBO. What a great way to save money and put that towards making memories with the entire family.
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