Why You Should Be The Alternative to a Hotel Alternative?

Hotels are great places for people thirsting for attention, like movie stars and business people hoping for a mention in the media. From the moment we arrive at one and hand the car keys to the concierge, we are in the ‘public domain’ and the object of other guests’ curiosity. While our bedroom is private space, we do still run the risk of housekeeping entering while we are out, and tidying up the bathroom.

Image Attribution Housekeeping: Porto Bay / CC 2.0

Image Attribution Housekeeping: Porto Bay / CC 2.0

There is no privacy walking through public spaces like these. The lifts are often crowded, and we have to thread our way through buffet restaurants to find a seat. Things are even more frenetic when we step outside into the street. We sometimes feel like covering our ears from all that traffic noise. Hotels are not for holidays and that is a fact. Case closed, let’s find somewhere to relax.

How Holiday Rentals Make for Better Holidays

Well-appointed holiday rentals are turning the vacation industry upside down. They replace the sense of being under a hotel spotlight, with a wonderfully calming sensation of being together, yet alone to engage each other’s’ company. Which of these two places would you prefer to go to for a midnight swim? We think we already know the answer!

Image Attribution Hotel Pool: Sue Manus / CC 2.0

Image Attribution Hotel Pool: Sue Manus / CC 2.0

How To Become The Alternative To A Hotel

By offering a similar level of comfort, but none of the disadvantages of a hotel, upmarket holiday rentals have become a natural alternative to staying in tower blocks where the closest guests come to nature can be a potted palm in a hotel lobby. The biggest benefit of all is that families can stay together and ‘own’ the holiday rental for the period, as if it were their private space.

This is especially important for young families. Kids need to be with their parents, while at the same time must have space to ‘blow off steam’ without strangers looking down their noses. When it comes to couples of all ages, their relationships grow and flourish through having undivided time to share.

Wanggulay Deck: Copyright Brett Carnell 2016 / All Rights Reserved

Wanggulay Deck: Copyright Brett Carnell 2016 / All Rights Reserved

Important Things Not to Try to Do

As holiday rental managers and owners, our brief is to provide a real home-from-home experience, where our guests come to relax, and return a second time. We should not try to be a hotel because they are on the rebound from all that. We should make simple, modern statements like this master bedroom at Wangullay, which was the owner’s inspiration to start the Holiday Rental Academy, and share his skills.

In his play Julius Caesar, William Shakespeare gives these telling words to Brutus:

There is a tide in the affairs of men, which, taken at the flood, leads on to fortune;

Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries.

There has never been a better time to enter the holiday rental industry than now, as hotel costs spiral out of control in search of luxury, and our fellow Australians turn to privately owned accommodation in search of genuine value we provide. The Holiday Rental Academy welcomes you to the ultimate way to be gainfully self-employed while having fun and making money.

Wangullay Bedroom: Copyright Brett Carnell 2016 / All Rights Reserved

Wangullay Bedroom: Copyright Brett Carnell 2016 / All Rights Reserved

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