Posted in: Living Posted on: Apr 27th, 2015

6 Advantages of Short-Term Rentals

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If you’re planning on staying in Cary for just a short amount of time, you have several options when it comes to where you want to live. The following list outlines six advantages that short term rentals in Cary, NC, have over extended stay hotels.


Cost is always a huge factor when deciding on a place to live. And if you don’t want to hand over a small fortune just to have a place to lay your head each night, a short-term rental is your best option. Few hotels will give guests a discount on rent for staying more than a couple of nights because hotels are specifically designed for high turnover. Short-term rentals, on the other hand, are designed for guests who plan on staying more than a night or two but less than an entire year, making them an ideal choice for those living in Cary for several months.


In addition to not offering discounts on longer stays, hotels also don’t have much to offer in terms of kitchen amenities. This is perfectly fine if you plan on dining out for every meal, but eating at restaurants that frequently will take its toll on your wallet. Staying in a short-term rental gives you access to your very own kitchen, allowing you to eat healthy meals at a much cheaper price.

No Termination Fees

You don’t want to sign up for a yearlong lease unless you’re entirely sure you can live in an area for at least a year. It’s extremely difficult to get out of a lease contract once all the documents are signed. And even if you can terminate your lease early, you’ll likely get charged with a large amount of fees for doing so. If you’re uncertain about how long you’ll be in town, a month to month lease makes much more sense.


Some people love the idea of a housekeeper tidying their room each and every day. But for those of us who prefer a bit of privacy, the thought of having a housekeeper enter a living space unexpectedly at any point of the day is a bit disconcerting. If you would rather have a housekeeper clean your living space on a set schedule, you’d be much better off living in a short term rental and getting a third-party house cleaning service like McCampos Cleaning Services.


Making new friends is difficult when you’re living in a hotel room. Sure, there are plenty of people to meet. But because most people staying in hotels are on vacation, you’re unlikely to meet anyone who is going to be around for more than a few days. When you’re staying in short-term housing in Cary, you’re living in an actual community where most residents are fairly permanent.


Decorating is a great way to make your temporary living space feel more like home. Unfortunately, most hotels are not going to allow guests to remodel their rooms. A short-term rental is your own apartment, which gives you the freedom to decorate it however you’d like. Check out home décor at Wayside Furniture House and Cooper Furniture Inc.