Unfortunately, for lots of people, the prohibitive cost of staying at a beachfront hotel kills all dreams of a beach vacation. However, there are cost-effective alternatives that will help you save and still retain that beach front location. Try looking for beach vacation rentals.
Beach vacation rentals are usually someone's beach front home that they rent out to tourists and additional visitors. They are clean, well-furnished and comfortable and deliciously close to the beach. Living in someone else's house also has its share of advantages over renting an expensive single space at a hotel. For one thing, you have more bedrooms to occupy, lots more space for entertaining and what-not, and also kitchen facilities. These all translate into substantial savings especially for family members with five users or more.
Looking for a suitable beach vacation rental is not as hard as it may seem. The easiest way is to look for a real estate agency in the city you will be visiting since such companies keep listings of available beach vacation rentals, complete with photographs, rental rates and other pertinent info. It's possible to find and communicate with these real estate agencies online.
Another way is definitely to surf the city websites of the place that you plan to visit since these usually have business directories that list everything from the neighborhood barber to the fanciest restaurants in town. Of course, the real estate agents and companies will be outlined there as well and, if you're lucky, so too will a roster of available beach rentals. Most beach rentals are for a week or less and, if you are planning to stay longer, you can probably get a low cost on your rental rate. Some of these rentals actually offer a staff that will cater to your every need.