The Benefits of Short Term Rental Homes: Airbnb and VRBO vs. Hotels

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Traveling can be a great way to escape from the everyday hustle and bustle of life. Whether you are traveling for leisure or for business, having a comfortable and convenient place to stay is essential. 


The debate between renting short-term homes like Airbnb and VRBO versus staying at a hotel has been ongoing for some time now. But, which one is better for you? In this blog post, we will be exploring the benefits of short-term rental homes and how they compare with hotels.


Privacy and Space


One of the best things about renting a short-term rental home is the privacy and space that it offers. Unlike a hotel, where you may have to share common amenities like the pool, gym, or lounge areas, a rental home is all yours. 


You have complete control over the space and can enjoy the comforts of home, like a fully equipped kitchen, living room, bedrooms, and bathrooms. It also means that you can invite guests and entertain in your own personal space.


Horsetooth Retreat with Hot Tub provides all the scenic views from the privacy of your own secluded backyard.



When it comes to cost, renting a short term rental home can be more cost-effective than staying at a hotel, especially if you are traveling with a group. 


Rather than paying for multiple hotel rooms, you can rent a single rental home and split the cost between you. Rental homes are typically less expensive per night, and there are often additional discounts offered for longer stays.


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Location Flexibility


Rental homes can be found in almost any location imaginable, from the heart of downtown to the outskirts of a city or even a remote location. This offers a huge advantage for those who want to be in a specific area or who prefer a certain neighborhood over another. 


On the other hand, hotels can often be limited in location and may not be in the preferred area of a traveler.

Urban Farmhouse, located in Loveland, CO is the perfect property if you're looking for that neighborhood "charm" but close to city bars, restaurants and playgrounds.

Fully Equipped

Rental homes are generally fully equipped with everything you need, from towels and linens to kitchen equipment and essential amenities. 


You don’t have to worry about bringing anything other than your personal belongings, and you can experience the comfort of having your own home away from home. Hotels, on the other hand, may not have the same level of equipment and amenities that rental homes provide.


Ranchers' Retreat knows how to go above and beyond by including makeup facial wipes, added toiletries, and all the things that make your stay extra special.


Personalized Experience


Lastly, renting a short term rental home can provide a more personalized experience compared to a hotel. Rental homeowners often take pride in making their home welcoming and hospitable, and they often cater to their guest’s specific needs. 


You can also get recommendations of the best local shops, restaurants, and attractions from the homeowner, which adds to the overall enjoyability of the trip.


Did you know that Urbanize provides Concierge Services at some of our properties? From spa services and private yoga classes, to pre-arrival grocery shopping, and even excursion equipment rentals, Urbanize has you covered!


Contact our Sales Team for a full list of our services at your next Urbanize stay!


Urbanize offers a list of Concierge Services for a more personalized stay. Contact us today for inquiries!




Experience the ultimate comfort and personalization on your next vacation or business trip with short term rental homes. Enjoy privacy, flexibility in location, cost savings, and the convenience of fully equipped accommodations. Say goodbye to standard hotels and embrace the luxury of renting a home through Airbnb or VRBO. Get ready to elevate your travel experience in style and embrace a new level of comfort.


Should you find yourself in need of a short-term rental, or needing special accommodations for your time away from home, Urbanize is happy to help! Book one of our amazing properties today!