With travel to another city or country comes the expectation that the living experience is going to be diminished in favor of the travel experience. It’s usually a given that hotels will be normal place to stay, and with hotels comes smaller rooms, less privacy and, for families, crowding. But one popular alternative to the hotel is what is called a “Vacation Home.” The concept is simple; a normal residential home is available for a short term rental period. So instead of paying money to stay in a hotel room, the money is spent living an actual house, with separate bedrooms, bathrooms, a kitchen, living room and all the other familiar amenities a family is used to. With a vacation home, every member of the family can have an individual bedroom, just like at home, can have their own space at the end of the day, or get together in the living room or kitchen to “decompress” after a busy day of travel. There are many Orlando Vacation homes available in the city, and for some, this is a unique business opportunity.
Buying A Vacation Home
For those considering a vacation home, as a second residence when living in Florida during the winter season, or for those just thinking of getting into the vacation home business, the most important consideration is location. These are homes in which people will stay with the intention of having easy access to the many tourist offerings of Orlando, so normal family considerations such as proximity to a good school or dentist aren’t going to be important factors for residency. Shopping and other lifestyle conveniences will still be paramount, but the defining characteristic of an ideal vacation home is the proximity to major attractions.
If you’re planning to buy a vacation home for regular visits to a particular park such as Disney World, LEGO Land or the Universal Studio theme park, the best Orlando vacation homes for sale will be either minutes away from an individual attraction, or positioned within easy reach of a freeway that can easily reach multiple destinations.
Selling A Vacation Home
You may already be living as a normal resident in Orlando who has decided that it’s time to move to a new location. If you are fortuitously positioned near a major attraction, or your home has easy access to a major attraction, then you’re in a position to consider joining the Orlando vacation homes as another alternative to selling for residency. This may mean turning instead to an investor or a company that specializes in converting homes over to tourist use.
If you think this is something you might like to try instead, it’s best to discuss this with your real estate agent and broaden your sales options. Renovations will probably also be required as you are selling what amounts to a hotel in the shape of a home, so any problem areas of the home that may require repair should be quickly and thoroughly addressed in the interests of pricing your home to advantage. It’s quite likely that for the purposes of business there may be inspections required to ensure that building meets all standards, make sure beforehand you meet those standards.