So you’re thinking of buying a vacation home, but are afraid that you may have very limited use for such a lovely extravagance. You may be pondering, just how many vacations can one person take during the course of a single year?
Well the good news is that, apart from being beautiful, luxurious and a whole lot of fun, vacation homes also can serve as multi-functional properties with a vast variety of uses.
Like what, you ask? So glad you asked:
• Weekend homes. While one generally considers a vacation house to be a place where people spend extended periods of time (at least one week or more), one also can feel free to retreat to their vacation house for the occasional—or perhaps even frequent—weekend. A 48-hour vacation still can serve as a relaxing and satisfying respite; so depending on the amount of geographic distance that exists between your everyday home and your vacation getaway, you might be able to make some weekend escapes to your enchanting getaway spot.
• Escape homes. Sometimes the stress and pacing of life tends to overwhelm us; yet it is specifically because of our busy schedules that we can’t plan frequent vacations. So if you did tend to score the occasional day or half week off, you may wish to retreat to your every trusty vacation home; a place where you can chill out, get a little proverbial peace and quiet, reenergize and regroup.
• Rental homes. Some people choose to rent out their vacation homes to other people, at least for part of the year. Making use of the classic time share concept, they allow other renters to enjoy their vacation home during the off season; i.e., during the times of the year in which they themselves are not inhabiting the house. So aside from serving as a surefire source of fun and relaxation for you and your family, your vacation home also might serve as a viable source of secondary home.
• A family retreat—that’s not for the whole family. Maybe you are working on an intensive work-related or creative project that requires your complete and total focus. Or perhaps your college-aged student needs a quiet place to study for finals; or, once finals are done, a place to party (sanely and quietly) with friends. In this case a vacation home also can double as a valuable family retreat—one that can be enjoyed anytime of the year!