Have you thought about where you are going to spend your summer holiday next year? Are you a city person who likes the bustle of a thriving metropolis or is the countryside more appealing?.
Over recent years many Britons have chosen to rent a caravan either in the countryside or near the coast as an alternative to going on cheap package tours to places like Benidorm or Tenerife. This is not least due to a less than favourable currency exchange rate and the fact that the cost of living has gone up by around 80% in Spain over the past 5 years.
Rent a caravan early in the year
Static caravan owners usually find that reservations for holidaymakers wanting to a rent a caravan start coming in from early January so if you find something you like it’s best to book it or you could easily be disappointed. Luxurious caravans with bathrooms, fully equipped kitchens, central heating, flat screen televisions, games consoles and many more features are usually the first to go; especially if they are on popular caravan holiday parks with all facilities.
There are hundreds of destinations throughout the UK and choosing one might seem a daunting task but here are a few guidelines to help you make the right decision:
- Pick a county that you would like to visit. Most counties have their own council website with a tourist guide.
- Find out whether the area offers everything to keep you and your family entertained. You can find caravan holiday parks that offer so many facilities that you won’t need to go off site unless you want to. These include water parks, amusement arcades, live entertainment, restaurants, bars and much more.
- If you intend to take your pet make sure that the park or caravan owner allows pets.
- How many people need to be accommodated?
- If you want to spend time on a beach, find out how far the caravan park is to the beach; there are some where you can walk off the site straight onto the beach.
This information will help you to narrow down your search and then you can explore caravan availability. You can rent from the park or direct from the owner. Rent my Caravan has a huge selection of static caravans for rent where you can book direct from the owner often saving as much as 30% on the price of your holiday.
Extras and the deposit you may have to pay
Often, if you rent a caravan direct from the owner, you may not be able to arrive until around 2pm and it’s likely you’ll need to check out at 10am on the last day of your stay. This is to allow for cleaners coming in ensure that everything is perfect for your holiday.
On some caravan holiday parks you may be expected to pay for a pass to enjoy all the entertainment facilities the park offers so you should check this out before you book the caravan of your choice.
It’s usual for the caravan owner to request a refundable deposit at the time you make the reservation which covers any damage caused to the caravan during you stay. Naturally if you don’t break or damage anything your deposit will be refunded in full.
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