If you are one of the growing numbers of world travelers who doesn’t like to leave the comforts of home behind while on vacation, a villa rental might be your best option. Villas are available all over the world–whether you are interested in visiting Orlando or Tuscany. They can be beachfront or mountainside. They can be in the middle of a metropolitan city or in a rural landscape. Best of all, they offer choice, convenience and affordability.

Villas can range from one to 20 bedrooms and offer a variety of living spaces: living rooms, dining rooms, fully equipped kitchens and outdoor areas, including verandas and pools. They are usually equipped with amenities and even a dedicated staff to cater to your specific needs.

Villa and home rentals have become quite popular, and for very good reason. Here are some ways they may be a better fit for you and your next vacation.

Privacy

Most villas are private homes, and neighbors are not as close as the other side of a wall. You don’t typically share your pool, beachfront or parking spots. And you won’t hear late-night chatter in the hallways when the partiers arrive home from a big night out.  

Convenience

A villa rental offers travelers more choices. If you want to eat at home, there is a kitchen available. If you want to throw a load of laundry in the washer, you have that option. If you want to gather with a group, you have a living room or an outdoor space where you can convene. If you dread the inevitable fight for a lounge chair by the hotel pool, you never have to worry about that either.

Cost

Let’s face it: this is sometimes one of the driving factors when planning a vacation. A villa is often the most economical choice when you are traveling with a family or group of friends. Since the price is split among everyone in your group, more people typically translates to less of an expense on the individual level. And that is not even factoring in the money you could save if you have breakfast or any other meal at your villa instead of a restaurant.The value is undeniable.