If you've always wanted the kind of vacation where you can relax in privacy, a house rental may be just the thing for you. Houses offer more square footage, more privacy, and a yard to play in. But houses lack the amenities that resorts have. There are some houses that offer private hot tubs and a few that even have pools, but these are rare and often cost much more than families are prepared to spend. A house is a great option for those who want to accommodate a large group but are ok going without on-site amenities.
Resorts, on the other hand, offer much in the way of amenities. Some smaller resorts are limited to only shared pools and hot tubs. The larger resorts offer fitness centers, indoor and outdoor pools and hot tubs, lazy rivers, and sometimes even waterslides and on-site restaurants. However, a lot of large resorts get heavy traffic, especially during the summer. This can create parking hassles and might affect the peace and quiet some look forward to on their vacation. When you make your vacation plans, involve the other members of your group and collectively decide which amenities you like. This will help narrow down your choices while ensuring you satisfy the group.
Oceanfront pool deck at the Prince Resort
By Brandon Moss of Ocean Drive Beach Rentals