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Use Your Second Home As A Holiday Apartment Rental Money Maker

Oct 23, 2007
As a tourist, a holiday apartment or country cottage offers a unique adventure which combines freedom, with comfort. Freedom to do as you please, explore the areas and sites you are interested in, and come home after a long day of fun.

Of course you could decide to be traditional and look to hotels for your holiday accommodation but if you are traveling with your family, hotels may prove to be quite an expensive alternative let alone the level of comfort in terms of space that you will get.

Your apartment or cottage is carefully inspected and maintained by regional managers and offer the best quality available. This is concept that is not new and over time, problems which might have arisen due to the novelty of the idea have been resolved. In London, these apartments are even fully serviced with daily cleaning and regular change of linen and towels.

In fact, you may not even want to restrict yourself to a self catering vacation home in France. Europe is crisscrossed with an extensive railway network, some of it bullet trains and you can expand your travel to any European country.

Just picture yourself exploring the glorious "Chateaux de la Loire" during the day and then head back to a charming, 500 year old restored property on the banks of the River Authion. And just case you have a taste of a visit to Paris, just hop on one of the many bullet trains available in France and travel to Paris in comfort and at great speed.

So if you are planning a short break, or a longer holiday, you can look forward to a unique experience and take your family on a trip of a life time where you will be able to live like the locals and get to know them even better.

And of course, renting a holiday home is a whole lot cheaper than a conventional hotel whilst affording the luxury of much more space. You will be saving money on the rental costs alone, compared to those of hotels but additional savings can become substantial when you decide to take a few meals at home rather than in restaurants. Vacation homes will also often hook you up with reliable baby sitting services and this will in turn allow mom and dad to have this romantic dinner in the Lake District for example which they have always dreamed about. A vacation home is truly unique in the enchantments and possibilities it offers.

As an owner of a property that is not producing sufficient income, you might want to look into this avenue yourself. The self catering market is such that no contract is usually required and so you would be able to dispose of your property without any problem in the even that you chose to sell if for example.

Make an appointment with a local rental agent who will inspect your home and make the necessary recommendations. You can discuss the level of income anticipated and then take an informed decision.
At the end of the day, the risks in renting your property are low and as mentioned before, you will not be tied down by a restrictive agreement which would prohibit you from taking your vacation home of the holiday market.
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The Travel Man recommends a holiday apartment for your next vacation. If you are a property owner, you can monetize your investment in the rental market. Rent your home today.
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