A holiday cottage, vacation home, or holiday property are property utilized for vacations, family visits, business travel, and even for less than 30 days occasionally for short stays. They are manufactured in a style that combines elegance and utility. These houses and cottages are constructed in the style of an English cottage with an additional room on the lower level for additional use. The cottage is finished and furnished in wood, tile, stone or cement to give it a classic look and feel of home. They are popular for use as a retreat or as a vacation home. Holiday cottages can be rented by the owners during the stay or they can be purchased outright.
In order to book your holiday cottage direct with the owner, there are a few things to keep in mind. The first is to find out if they do pre-bookings for their properties. It is a good idea to call ahead and make a reservation so you can avoid any hassles of having to make a stand in line or wait for an appointment. Many owners have websites and will often make bookings at the end of your stay, while others will call you when their holiday rental is ready for pick-up.
If you plan to rent a cottage for a longer stay it may be a good idea to bring along a small welcome pack containing some of the same items you would bring with you on a trip. It would be nice to have a couple of wool blankets, a bottle of shampoo, a pair of soap bars, a towel, shaving cream, a comb, shaving gel, a nail clipper, a nail file, and ear plugs for the tub and toilet. Some people like to take along a small picnic basket with a few sandwiches, juices, fruit, a camera, a portable DVD player, and an mp3 player, a portable radio, sunglasses, sun block, a knit beanie, a hat, lip balm, chapstick, toothpaste, hand sanitizer, toilet paper, shower gel, deodorant, nail polish, a compact mirror, incense, and other aromatherapy supplies.
The main advantage of booking your cottage as a short-term lots is that you do not have to worry about booking a hotel or arranging travel plans for guests who cannot make the flight. Your guests do not have to arrange transportation or show up at a specified time if they do not want to. You will save both time and money by making your booking online.
There are several differences between short-term letting and long term letting. For the holiday home owner the major advantage is that they are able to operate their holiday home on a much more flexible schedule. Long term lets usually require a large deposit before the tenants start occupying the accommodation. You are not guaranteed a tenancy for the entire length of the agreement. The other main disadvantage of booking holiday home accommodation as a short term let is that there are not as many facilities available. As well, the level of standard that you will receive in exchange for the use of your holiday home will not be as high as you would receive if you were renting it out as a vacation home.
Before you begin to book your holiday property as short-term lets you should read over the relevant laws that are in place in your local area. You will need to obtain planning permission for any kind of development in your local area before you can begin to rent it out. There are also planning regulations that must be adhered to before and after any renovations are carried out on your property. You should get a suitable plan drawn up by an experienced architect if you are planning to build or buy a cottage to allow you to abide by the law while still having the right kind of facilities on your property.