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With holiday homes becoming a matter of great discussion, have you ever wondered why someone would choose a private home instead of a hotel? The differences are greater than you might think, from not only the prices to the benefits. Frank Porter, a hassle-free Airbnb Management company, is your one stop shop to finding the perfect holiday home, providing a service that offers ‘honest concierge’ and comfort from the start to finish of every stay.

In todays’ market, hotels are either extremely expensive or cheap and inhabitable, pushing visitors to look for short-term rentals and holiday lets. In the 12 months since the change in law for private holiday lets, the number of Airbnb listings and guests using Airbnb in Dubai has increased more than 100%, and growth is set to continue on this trajectory. In addition to holiday homes being more pleasant on price when you book a vacation rental, you’re dealing directly with the property management agency or home owner, meaning guests know exactly what the stay includes and exactly how much it will cost - there are no surprise fees for parking, internet, pool towels, bottled water, etc. Holiday homes can also be found at a wide range of prices ranging from the simple to the luxurious, offering something for every type of traveller.

Holiday homes also offer all the comforts of home, because they are just that – home! Expect full-sized appliances, dishes, books, laundry facilities, swimming pools, state-of-the-art gyms and 9 times out of 10 - beautiful balconies with views over one of the UAE’s many stunning vistas. These kinds of amenities can make any stay so much more comfortable – especially if you’re travelling with the family or for an extended period of time. Holiday homes also allow you to live your vacation through your own schedule. When staying in a hotel, you have no choice but to conform to its schedule for meals, housekeeping, fitness facilities, etc. Not so in a vacation home – prepare for hours of swimming when you want, eating when you want and shopping whenever the urge strikes you. 

Space is another massive selling point - you might find a hotel room that accommodates four people but you’ll likely all be in one room with little privacy.  Holiday homes offer a range of options and bedrooms, meaning space and privacy for the whole family or large groups of friends travelling together. These cosy and homely spaces also allow travellers to soak up more of the local culture and discover some home-grown hidden gems. With the help of the Frank Porter team, all holiday homes come with recommendations on what to visit, where to eat and how to get around the city.

Anna Skigin, founder of property management agency Frank Porter comments: “Now is the best time to stay in an AirB&B property compared to a hotel! Not only are the prices significantly lower but the space you get for your money is much bigger, plus most buildings have the same amazing amenities as hotels; such as state of the art fitness facilities, swimming pools as well as spas and nearby beaches. Staying in an AirB&B home also allows you to order what you want, when you want – Dubai is a city that never seems to sleep, you can order anything you like 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including food delivery, supermarket goods, laundry etc”.

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