If you're going to pay a hefty price to rent a house or condo in a resort, you want to be sure you're getting a good value. Home vacation rentals have soared in the past several years with the introduction and growth of home-sharing services. However, if you want a really luxurious experience, you need to look at professionally run resorts that offer houses and condo/townhouse-style rentals. When you get a spot in a good resort, you also get access to some features that home-sharing places may not have.
Strong Air Conditioning and Heating
In home-sharing, your air conditioning and heating options are limited by what's typical for a neighborhood there. In other words, you could land in a neighborhood that gets hot in summer, but that doesn't have a lot of air conditioning. At resorts, though (and this assumes the resort is in the United States), good air conditioning and heating are typical, which lets you cool off if you tend to overheat and warm up if you tend to get cold easily overnight.
You want either a driveway to the rental unit itself, or a parking spot in a lot on resort grounds. You don't want street parking because different cities have different laws regarding how long you can stay parked. Parking on the street can also tempt people who wander through neighborhoods looking for easy targets. In a home-sharing situation, you could end up having to park on the street down the block, where you can't really monitor your car.
A Resort-Wide Noise Policy
Put people in houses, and you'll undoubtedly get some who like to blast music or hold loud parties late at night. That is disturbing to many. In a regular neighborhood, you could end up with loud neighbors and not much recourse. At a resort with a set noise policy, you have security and management who can both clamp down on violators so you can get your rest.
Good resorts want people to feel comfortable and have healthy places to stay. A home-sharing place -- well, the host might want you to be comfortable, but if the house has a pest problem, you might not be very happy. At a resort that is worth its price, you'll have good pest control that lets you sleep and relax without worrying about creepy-crawlies.
Renting a house at a resort also gives you many opportunities to participate in fun activities planned by management, or you can relax by a pool. You have more options at a resort, too, when something needs attention. For more information, contact a company like Tommy's on the Beach.