Furnished apartments are a great alternative to hotel rooms during an extended vacation or short-term relocation for employment. With increased living space and intimacy, temporary housing always seems an obvious alternative to suites and rooms at hotels. And of course, there is that extra benefit of saving money by being able to cook one’s own meals.
In a hotel room, luxurious as it may be, one finds a bed (sizes vary), a television (DVD player may or may not be included), radio (iPod docks are occasionally provided), and a bathroom. Though some may be lavishly furnished, these suites often lack the feel and convenience of home. In an apartment that is furnished, one can find a complete home, with a kitchen that is fully stocked, a full sized bedroom, ample living room space and a dining area. In a basic package, there is in the living room, a sofa, love seat, coffee table, lamps, television and DVD player. Those are the basic things to expect when looking at furnished apartments.
The fully stocked kitchen will include dinnerware, silverware, and glassware for four, a cookware set, a coffeemaker, trashcan, microwave, refrigerator, stove, oven, bake ware, pitcher, mixing bowls and more. Bedrooms will typically have a bed, night stand, lamps, hangers and a dresser. Along with the actual appliances being included, utilities (such as water, gas, and electricity) are combined in the once monthly invoice to avoid multiple bills.
It may seem difficult to locate companies who provide furnished apartments, but if one is temporarily relocating due to work, simply speak with the Human Resources office. They will likely have corporate connections which can nab some wonderful deals and savings. Likewise, if one is simply looking for a vacation spot for a few weeks, there is always the option of looking for companies who provide these services, and the internet is a great place to start.
Finding a company that specializes in this type of service can alleviate a lot of stress and let the person that needs to temporarily relocate focus on more important details. Let the company representative know which city needs to be searched, and when the location needs to be secured. They will likely ask some questions to help find the perfect place, from the area of town to how much space will be needed.
For those that need furnished apartments for longer than a few weeks, they will see the advantage of this type of rental rather quickly. If a hotel suite were chosen instead, they would see an increase in the rate after 30 days as hotels charge an additional hotel tax of around 15%, depending on the state, for extended stays. This is not practical in most cases, especially when there are better options available for those that need corporate housing.
Furnished apartments can make the business travelers time away from home more comfortable and inviting. This type of atmosphere will allow them to focus on the business at hand, rather than focusing on what they are lacking in their temporary dwelling.