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Most of the time when I have traveled to Las Vegas, California, Hawaii, Florida, and even my trip coming up to Cabo, I always stay in hotels. However, one time I did stay on Pacific Beach in California in a rental property for a week.
I found from experience that some of the value with renting a property vs. a hotel is you can often get weekly rates at half the cost if you were to stay in a hotel. You can also save money buy purchasing groceries and cooking in, rather than dining out which is much more expensive.
I also found that renting properties is better than hotels when traveling with large families, that way you call can rent a multi-bedroom establishment instead of having to pay for two or more hotel rooms.
So it doesn’t matter if you are looking for Outer Banks rentals, or other types of rental properties, know that you can save some money when renting for an extended vacation instead of spending more at a hotel. Some rental arrangements even have cleaners that come in every few days so it is even closer to being like a hotel.