When planning the ideal holiday there is more to consider than just picking your destination and checking the weather.

Making sure you have the perfect place to stay can be equally as important and will certainly help to make your holiday even more enjoyable.

There has never been more choice for places to stay and with endless villas, hotels, cottages and even luxury camping parks to choose from, you’ll be spoilt for choice. But what could be better than getting a true local feel for a place than by staying in a holiday rental? A perfect way to travel, holiday rentals give added privacy and extra space, with extra personality. Here we give some top tips for choosing your perfect holiday rental for your holiday this year.

Do some research

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The Seafoal, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Researching your destination should be the first step to choosing your perfect holiday rental. Factors such as which areas are best suited to families, or perhaps which are the most lively or quiet areas to stay in, along with how far the rental is from activities you may want to join in with should all be considered. Whatever you’re looking for, doing research beforehand will help to give you a better idea of where your ideal rental should be located.

Get recommendations

What could be more trustworthy that getting a direct recommendation from someone you know. Once you’ve chosen your perfect destination why not ask around and see if any friends or family have any suggestions which they think would be perfect for you. Alternatively, take to the internet and explore reviews and online recommendations to get a wider review pool.

Unique Accommodation

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Coram Tower Lyme Regis, Dorset

Staying somewhere different and unique can make your holiday that bit more special. Whether you’re looking to stay in a listed building or perhaps a luxury apartment, holiday rentals have it all. Why not explore some of the many unique Lyme Regis holiday cottages from Lyme Bay Holidays and see if your perfect holiday rental could be a coastal gem.

Know What You Want

Sometimes you know exactly what you want from your holiday and your accommodation will reflect that. If you’re after an action packed surfing holiday then choosing a rental which is close to the beach is a must, but for the city explorers an apartment could be just the thing. Before you book your accommodation, make sure you’ve considered everything you want from your holiday.

Venture Out

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Upper Cottage, Uplyme, Lyme Regis, Dorset

Venturing out of your comfort zone may feel exactly that, uncomfortable, but may help you find the perfect place to spend your holiday. How do you know you don’t like something until you try it! So whether you normally choose a central location and decide to go for a rural cottage, your rental is what you make of it! It could well be worthwhile being just a touch adventurous by trying somewhere new this year.

Book Early

When you find your perfect holiday rental, why would you want to run the risk of losing it! Make sure you book your holiday early to avoid any disappointments, especially important if you’re travelling at peak times. If you want to get your perfect accommodation, then it really is the earlier the better.

So this year, why not explore the many holiday rental opportunities available and make your trip that bit more unique. Whether you want a relaxing stay by the beach, a wander round a historic old town or to venture into the hustle and bustle of a city, there is a perfect rental home for everyone.

Main Image: Austen’ s Garret, Lyme Regis, Dorset.