Parents, It's OK to Enjoy Your Family Vacation

Orlando, Florida (PressExposure) June 18, 2009 -- While 43 percent of leisure travelers took a trip with children last year, a 17 percentage-point boost in just nine years*, vacationing with kids in tow can often be a stressful and expensive event, especially when staying in a typical hotel. Booking multiple rooms, keeping the family occupied throughout the day, finding meals that everyone will enjoy and searching for kids in crowded pools can lead to parents wishing they had a vacation from their vacation. Before Mom and Dad start researching the latest child LoJack, they can try another vacation option - a private, fully furnished, multiple room vacation rental.

Often costing less than a single hotel room, vacation rentals afford families an accommodations lifestyle that they can trust, providing considerably more space, amenities, guest services, and privacy than other, more traditional lodging options. For answers to common questions, along with additional tips and tools for choosing a vacation rental that fits parents’ needs and budgets, visit

Multiple Bedrooms Under One Roof = Multiple Bedtimes Parents don’t have to succumb to the same bedtime as their kids while on vacation, as multiple bedrooms and living areas provide the privacy and freedom to unwind while children safely rest in their own rooms nearby. With available vacation rentals across North America ranging from two to more than seven bedrooms and six bathrooms under one roof, family travelers can find comfortable and convenient accommodations that keep everyone close without breaking the bank.

The Kitchen is the Heart of a Vacation Home Nearly all professionally managed vacation rental accommodations are equipped with a fully furnished dining area and large kitchen to offer a great place for ‘togethering’ the family while away from home. Rentals come equipped with large refrigerator, oven, range, clean cookware, cutlery, and more, while ample pantry space ensures that even the pickiest eater can be satisfied with opportunities to enjoy their favorite, and often more affordable, meals and snacks. Pre-arrival grocery delivery services are often available, and for the ultimate in convenience, personal chef or butler services may also be arranged.

Private, In-Home Amenities Rather than sharing a pool with hundreds of other splashing hotel guests, how about enjoying your family’s own private, screened-in, heated pool, spa and patio? Or consider an in-home entertainment room complete with arcade games, a billiard table and more? Multiple televisions and DVD players are just the tip of the iceberg - other features often include plasma or flat-screen televisions, free wireless Internet access, and sometimes, home movie theatres complete with cinema-style seating and large projector screen. These options are but a few of the amenities provided by companies from sea to shining sea, offering parents (and kids) more opportunities for vacation happiness underneath one roof.

Childcare Services After an action-packed day, wouldn’t it be nice to enjoy a worry-free night on the town, adults only? Many vacation rental companies offer parents the opportunity to enjoy childcare and babysitting services with insured, bonded, and licensed caregivers that stay in-home while parents are away.

About Discover Vacation Homes Discover Vacation Homes ( is the trusted public voice and an expert resource on behalf of the professionally managed vacation rental industry. As the awareness initiative of the long-standing Vacation Rental Managers Association (VRMA), it represents approximately 150,000 rental homes, condos and villas from more than 500 of the most well established vacation rental management companies in North America and the Caribbean. Often costing less than a single hotel room, vacation rentals afford travelers an accommodations lifestyle unlike any other, providing considerably more space, amenities, guest services, and privacy than other lodging options.

* Ypartnership/Yankelovich, Inc. 2009 National Travel MONITOR

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Press Release Submitted On: June 18, 2009 at 9:38 am
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