This week’s blog post shall cover two aspects of vacation rentals, firstly exploring why vacation rentals are mushrooming in popularity and secondly we shall try to guide you in finding the best one for you!
It’s never too late to try something new and travel is no different. We’ve seen trends change over the last years with more and more guests happily shifting to holiday rentals across all ages, cultures and walks of life. As holiday rental standards exceed expectations by leaps and bounds, the likelihood is that this sector will naturally grow and evolve along with its loyal customers.
Naturally, one of the questions we often get is why are more travellers opting for a vacation rental?
Vacation rental properties come in all sorts of sizes, shapes, designs and above all locations. Imagination is the only ceiling.
Whereas the average traveller was typically exposed to a 25-40m2 room in a block with never ending carpeted corridors, the vacation rental owners, designers and managers have coloured the scene with renovated, new and cleverly created homes away from home for the discerning traveller.
From beautifully designed valley view apartments to lakeside cottages, large tree houses, renovated castles and beach side villas, this segment of the hospitality industry is here to grow!
Guests are looking for more personalised experiences in popular destinations. Due to this innovative and increasingly cost effective way of exploring new countries, we are travelling more and venturing in places not tapped beforehand.
We’ve seen guests even travelling monthly due to the emerging opportunities and we’ve met some fantastic people along the way.
Creating innovative experiences
We feel delighted to be able to envisage and implement different concepts for our guests often with direct input from the latter. Creating a personalised experience has become the focus of guest and host alike. This industry is becoming increasingly host centric which has carved a new opportunity for many owners. Nothing beats a personal connection with the location and property. This makes travel more personal.
Many owners and managers make a sincere effort to please guests and dedicate time, they go out of their way to include items which are typically left out of the scene of Lego-like blocks of properties. Although prices maybe a little steeper for the higher end properties, you definitely get more value added and the numerous reviews attest to this.
More Space for you
When travelling, space is often a luxury. It is priceless to arrive in a vacation rental and find small items already there be it fruit in a fridge, a host waiting for you late evening, an early check-in or a pre-booked car rental so you can ride and drive straight to the property.
Some guests suggested more outdoor spaces in a densely populated area where the average balcony of a hotel room or a vacation rental is twice your shoe size. After hearing their suggestions, we hand-picked a 3 terrace 2 bedroom penthouse in Sliema just 2 minutes from the seafront promenade close to the famous Dolce Peccati ice cream shop, minutes from the best eateries, lidos and more!
Vacation rentals for beach goers
For the beach goers we renovated an elevated ground floor family apartment near Mellieha bay just 2 minutes away from the largest sandy beach on the island, which can host up to six people which means you can bring your family and probably your grand-parents as well!
Other guests preferred a mix of village life, sea views and local character with an upmarket feel. We went to our drawing boards and found the ideal valley view apartment, overlooking the beautiful Valley of Mellieha with side seaviews of the bay and stunning village core views!
Vacation rentals on business trips
City goers and business people have their own set of needs, as close as possible to the main bus networks, fast internet connections and a stone throw away from restaurants and offices to set up their business meetings. Our highly reviewed Sliema Boutique Apartment which has retained a ‘Superb 9/10’ rating throughout 2015 is just seconds off the seafront and minutes from the largest concentration of 142 restaurants in Sliema shown on trip advisor
All our vacation rentals have a fast internet connection via free WIFI, a baby cot and we can also provide a child high chair on demand. Please inform us earlier so that we can book it for you.
Over the years more business people are opting to stay in vacation rentals while they come to Malta to set up or expand their business.
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