Consider a Private Rental on your Honeymoon (Part I)

Posted by Brandon
We've heard from a lot of couples that have planned their honeymoon to include accommodation at a short term rental in furnished homes or apartments.  If you don't need the hotel amenities, definitely consider this option when planning your honeymoon. Not only does it save you money, but it can also make your honeymoon experience more personal to the city you are visiting.

Recently, a Traveler's Joy couple spent their 3 week May honeymoon at a furnished apartment in Barcelona, Paris, and Vienna. In each city, they couldn't believe how beautiful their apartment was and its fabulous location.  Jill and Trevor also commented that they felt like true locals!

Most important, be sure to use a reputable site and read the reviews before reserving.  Two sites to consider using:

Friendly Rentals "Friendly Rentals was born in 2003 to provide quality accommodation in Barcelona and from the beginning we carefully selected the best Barcelona apartments for our portfolio. We rapidly expanded our holiday apartments from apartments in Barcelona, to Madrid, Valencia, San Sebastian. We now offer vacation apartments in some of the hottest destinations around the world, such as Lisbon and Rome." The owner of comments, "Over twenty years ago, a month in an 18th century Tuscan villa changed my life. I returned home with the conviction that renting a villa was the way to travel in Europe; more than a vacation, it was a complete cultural experience. So in 1984 I founded Rentvillas to share my experience with others. Today, is an experience in itself, allowing you to 'know before you go'."

Finally, read the article below from the New York Times Travel section and written by Michelle Higgins, the Practical Traveler columnist. In it she provides a list of questions to ask before finalizing any reservation and other sites to consider using to find that perfect honeymoon accommodation.

Skirting the Pitfalls of Private Rentals

Here's to an amazing honeymoon!