July 28, 2016

Trip Advisor Vacation Rentals

It's been 2 months since my family visited the UK. In my multi-part UK series posts, you saw England and Scotland through my eyes. One part of the trip I haven't yet posted on was our accommodation/vacation rentals.


You may recall that in my Tips for Traveling with Large Groups, I mentioned that sharing expenses is a big advantage. We were able to get very good rates for our UK accommodation. For our London holiday, we rented a 5-bedroom, 4 bathroom house that can sleep up to 11 or 12 people. The whole week cost us approximately $1700. That's about $220 per person (8 adults). During our Scotland visit, we rented an apartment/condo for 3 days/nights that came up to $100 per person. 

So when you do the math, each adult paid $320 for 10 days of accommodation - that's $32 per day!!! Can you beat that?! 

Our holiday homes were found via Trip Advisor and it was a smooth, easy process. I typically use Trip Advisor for tour ideas and restaurant recommendations - remember our Dubai trip, and the Indian restaurant I visited in London? I didn't even realize Trip Advisor also had vacation rentals until our UK holiday. BTW I'm not being paid by Trip Advisor - believe me, I wish I were!

Anyway, if you are traveling in a group, I would suggest renting a house or apartment and splitting the cost. Obviously there may be house rules, but the basics are just to be tidy and leave the house in the same condition that you met it.

Have fun traveling and explore the world!

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16 comments:

  1. Wow, you make me want to plan a family vacation

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    1. DO IT, DO IT, DO ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!!

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  2. Yep. Renting a house always works. We did same for our Dubai trip and got a great house split up by 10 people! Plus I love the fact that you get your own kitchen and can self - cater. I def prefer them to hotels these days.

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    1. Sharing a house makes the trip even more fun right?! Self-catering is nice, yes. But sometimes mehn, ROOM SERVICE is needed!

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  3. Thanks for the advise! I'll go to Trip Advisor when the time comes.

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  4. This is so informative. I am planning to travel more as I realize it is one of my favorite things to do.
    Thanks for the tips and thanks for sharing all of these with us.

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    1. You're very welcome, and I'm sure you're excited about your future travel plans.

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  5. Very nice post,packed full with loads of information. Thanks for sharing Berry!

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  6. I start planning trips, see the costs and just can it :(
    I'll check trip advisor. If you know anywhere else that notify you when there are great travel deals, please hook a girl up!
    Naija girl next door

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    1. What I do sometimes is check airline websites and scan their sales. Another thing you should do is book waaaaaaaaaay ahead of time. It definitely saves you money.

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  7. I love using Trip Advisor. My first time in Toronto, I booked a studio apartment via Trip Advisor. Lowkey, I was worried that I might get scammed or so but it turned out well. My apartment was on the 11th floor which was very awesome and I got a pretty good view of the city while I was there. I saved a lot of money in terms of the rent and feeding as well.

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    1. Yay, a Trip Advisor user!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'm glad you had a positive experience. It's always good to check reviews of the apartment host before committing.

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