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Destin Vacation Rentals Vs. Hotel: Which is Better For You?

13 Sep 2019
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Trying to decide whether to book a Destin vacation rental or hotel room? Vacation rentals and hotels offer a different experience for groups big and small. While a hotel can be convenient for a short trip, vacation rentals feature the amenities and comforts of home during long trips. 

We may be biased, but we believe that vacation rentals offer space, amenities, flexibility, and affordability that hotels don’t. Here are a few of our favorite reasons to choose a vacation rental in Destin over a hotel room. 


destin vacation rental living space

Space is probably the No. 1 benefit of a vacation rental. Vacation homes offer private sleeping arrangements, separate living spaces, and private bathrooms. This is especially important for longer stays. No one wants to share one room with beds side by side for a whole week. It’s also easier to find a vacation rental with multiple bathrooms, which can make getting ready in the morning much faster. 

Vacation Home Amenities

Destin Pool

Amenities are the second best thing about booking a vacation home. A full-size kitchen is great for more than one reason. You’re not restricted to a microwave and a mini fridge. You can cook as many meals as you’d like in your home, cutting the cost of dining out exclusively. 

A washer and dryer is always an added bonus. You can do laundry while you’re on vacation, so you don’t have to worry about packing as much. Most vacation homes come with free internet so you’re not losing out on that important amenity either. 

Vacation homes have a wide variety of potential amenities, such as a private pool, hot tub, game room, outdoor living areas, and more. 


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Vacation rentals can often be more affordable than hotel rooms, especially when you’re traveling with large groups. Because of the added space and amenities, vacation rental costs can cover a lot more than a hotel. To put it simply, vacation rentals offer more bang for your buck. 

Property Types

Destin resort

When you book a vacation rental, you can choose from a condo, townhome, or house. Vacation rentals offer more flexibility with the type of accommodations in Destin that suits your group. It also provides more options in location. You can stay in a condo rental at an amenity-rich resort like Sandestin or have privacy in a gated community like Bella Casa in Destiny East. 

Special Discounts for Renters

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Freebies and discounts are a big part of renting a vacation home as well. If you rent through a management company like Destin Getaways, you have access to free or discounted amenities to make the most of your vacation. You most likely won’t be spending all your time on the beach so getting the best deals in addition to your rental is also a great reason to avoid a hotel. Activities can get costly when you are traveling with a large family.

Booking a vacation home gives you twice the space, better amenities, and discounts. In some cases, you could be paying just as much for a hotel as you would a vacation rental. You can book the same property year after year allowing for new memories at the same spot. You can book with ease knowing exactly what you’re paying for and what to expect.

Book Your Destin Vacation Rental

If you're ready to start planning your trip to the Emerald Coast, book your Destin vacation rental with us today. We have a wide selection of private homes, resort condos, and more throughout Destin and the surrounding area. Let us help you plan your trip from start to finish.