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Family fun and holiday high times
One of the top benefits holiday home owners talk about is the increased quantity and quality of family time they get. Having a place to go to get away from it all with an abundance of activities on tap can only be a good thing for busy families.
Life’s a beach…on a very regular basis
Owning a holiday home allows you to go on holiday much more often than you’d otherwise be able to. Many Away Resorts holiday home owners come to their holiday home every weekend as well as during the school holidays.
Community, companions and neighbourly niceties
Holiday home owners find themselves on holiday alongside like-minded people who also have holiday homes in the same location. Seeing familiar faces on increasingly frequent holidays and mini-breaks quickly makes you part of a community.
No fear of standing still
Holiday homes on Away Resorts’ parks have more activities than most people can imagine.
Save money and money will save you
Holiday home owners often find that the cost of a holiday home quickly pays for itself. Depending on how often you tend to go on holiday, a holiday home could pay for itself within just a few years.
Pennies for the piggy bank
Not only do holiday home owners have a guaranteed holiday spot year-round; it’s possible to offset the costs of your holiday home. Renting it out when you’re not using it can help offset the running costs, and we can take care of all the hassle for you.
Keep calm and stress less
Holidays are good for your health! A change of scenery does everyone the world of good. Since so many people use their holiday homes on such a regular basis, this equals more opportunities to de-stress and relax.
Always available: go on holiday whenever you want
Imagine being able to go on holiday whenever you feel like it. Doesn't that sound like music to your ears? Your holiday home is always there waiting for you, and you are not tied to fixed check-in and check-out times. This means that you can pack up your belongings at any time and head for your holiday home
Certainty about your holiday destination
Another advantage of buying a vacation home is that you will never face any surprises and know where you will end up. You only have to drive a few hours to get to your favorite holiday destination. Moreover, you will familiarize yourself with the area in no time, so you will know all the best restaurants, coziest cafes, and the most beautiful areas. This is perfect for when you want to spend an afternoon or evening full of fun.
Excellent investment of your savings
Investing in a holiday home is the best alternative for saving. Depositing your assets in the bank used to be profitable, as you could receive a substantial interest rate in return. Nowadays, you hardly get anything for your trouble. Therefore, investing in a holiday home from which you can earn in the long term might be a better idea. Fortunately, most holiday homes retain their value, so you would be making a smart investment.
With time, your investment can become more valuable
Investing in a holiday home is always a good idea, as the investment pays for itself as time goes by. As soon as the holiday home is no longer needed, you can decide to sell it. If the property is well maintained, you can make a quick profit, allowing you to earn a nice little extra for your retirement.
TAKE ON LESS RISK
Investing in holiday rental exposes you to lower risk than other types of real estate investment. First, holiday homes are in top tourist destinations, so you can attract lots of guests, reach high occupancy rates, and charge a high nightly rate.
The combined effect is high rental income. And rental income is how investors make money from their rental properties.
One way to reduce your risk even further is to choose a location and a property that works as either a traditional, long-term rental or as a short-term rental. If you find that you have a low occupancy rate, low rental income, and negative cash flow, you have the option to switch strategies and become a traditional landlord.
And in the worst case scenario, if a long-term rental strategy also fails to bring you a positive cash flow, you still have a second home to use with your family. This will save you the cost of renting hotels or other people’s holiday homes until your property has appreciated enough in value to sell it. After all, if your vacation rental is located in a popular destination, appreciation should not take more than a few years to kick in.
LEARN ABOUT REAL ESTATE
No matter how many real estate books you read or how many real estate classes you attend, you will not become an expert real estate investor until you actually buy an income property and start managing it.
Buying a holiday rental home provides you with an easy entry into the world of real estate investment because it’s often less stressful than other real estate investment strategies, such as becoming a full-time landlord, fix-and-flip, wholesaling, etc.
THEY’RE EASY TO MANAGE
While some people take on holiday rental management as a full-time job, you don’t have to do this in order to start making money in real estate. It’s feasible to make owning a holiday rental a part-time job that doesn’t take up too much of your time, especially if you use a holiday rental management service such as Top Destinations.
Management is a major concern for inexperienced investors, and it can potentially turn into a real nightmare for first-time vacation rental owners. Imagine having to clean your property, change the sheets, wash the towels, and refill the toiletries between each guest – sometimes multiple times a week – all the while working your 9-to-5 job.
Most owners don’t have time for that. Instead of handling it themselves, they’re hiring property managers or holiday rental management services to take over those time-consuming duties. Then they are free to oversee the aspects of holiday rental management they want, like talking to guests, making recommendations, and collecting rental income.
Owning a holiday home may save you money in the long run. The average family holiday can be surprisingly expensive. So if you are regularly taking holidays, that second home can quickly pay for itself. It is a great option to have more breaks, spend more time with the family and pay less at the same time.
No more towing
If you’re a seasoned caravan owner considering taking the leap to a static caravan or lodge, one of the biggest attractions has to be putting an end to towing. Whilst a regular caravan gives you the freedom to travel to somewhere new, there is a lot of stress involved in having to manoeuvre it around with you, particularly over long distances or on smaller, narrower roads.
Owning your own holiday home provides you with all the benefits of having a regular caravan, such as having a home away from home, without the drawbacks. There’s no need to pack it up at the end of each trip or to book additional sites or facilities as you have everything you need all in one place, ready and waiting for you.
We can also take your regular caravan as part exchange against your new holiday home and can even tow it away for you. What could be easier?
Modern holiday homes, like those on our parks, are of a very high build quality and therefore require a minimal amount of maintenance, giving you time to focus on enjoying your holiday and making memories with your family.
What’s more, with no through roads, wardens on all of our sites, and maintenance teams ensuring that everything around the park is in peak condition, you can relax in the knowledge that your family is in a safe and well maintained environment
Buying a holiday home at one of our holiday parks means becoming part of a warm and welcoming community of like-minded people.
All of our parks are for owners only with no sub-letting, so you’ll quickly get to know the familiar faces of fellow owners around the park.
If its social activities you’re looking for, then there are lots of opportunities to get to know your neighbours, from organised events to spontaneous drinks at the bar. You can expect to make lifelong friends who feel like more of an extension of your family.
More privacy and more space.
Homestays always offer more space and more privacy than your hotel room. It allows more flexibility and creates a more vacation-like environment; gives you your own space to relax in a home-like atmosphere and cook in your own kitchen if you feel like. After all, you don’t have to compromise on your dietary habits and preferences just because you are on a vacation!
While resorts often have great entertainment, they lack the entertainment within the room that many children desire these days. The holiday homes have their own cable TV, and you do not have to pay extra. If you want to watch movies, you can only get a DVD and you will not have to pay hotel prices to watch the movie alone.