What to Look for in a Holiday Vacation Home

What to Look for in a Holiday Vacation Home

What to Look for in a Holiday Vacation Home

29 Jul 2021
Holiday Vacation Home Living Room

What to Look for in a Holiday Vacation Home

Dreaming of a holiday getaway for Thanksgiving, Christmastime, or New Year’s Eve? Savvy travelers know that now is the time to book your holiday vacation home to make sure you have the best selection at the best prices. Give you and your loved ones something to look forward to in the months ahead by booking that holiday getaway now! Meredith Lodging Oregon Coast and Central Oregon vacation rentals are the perfect option to plan a getaway you will never forget.


Wondering what to look for when you book a home away from home for the holidays?!? Our Reservations and Guest Services teams are in the know when it comes to what features and amenities guests love the most. We’ve rounded up their top tips for you to make planning your holiday even easier!

  • Great gathering spaces. When booking a vacation rental for your holiday getaway, room to gather is so important! We look for home details like a dining room table with chairs for everyone, outdoor spaces with plenty of seating, and cozy indoor gathering spaces, too (especially around the fire of for family movie night!). Make sure your home offers plenty of room for your group to come together and make memories.

  • Rooms with a view. Consider booking a home that offers a gorgeous Oregon Coast or Central Oregon view! Being able to relax to the sounds and sights of the waves on the beach or watch the sun set and the light change against the mountain range just takes that vacation feeling up a notch. A beautiful view also brings everyone together at sunset…and you won’t even have to ask them to put their screens or phones down!

  • Dreamy kitchens. For many of us, cooking on vacation is a delight. Sourcing local, fresh ingredients, having the time to cook and enjoy the process and creating memorable meals for the ones you love is a “happy place” for many guests. Booking a home with a chef’s kitchen makes life feel a little more magazine-worthy and that’s fun, too! Look for chef-inspired details like high-end appliances, and fun extras like recently updated or remodeled kitchens, plenty of surface space, wine refrigerators, double ovens, or island space for your sous chef to keep you company.

  • Luxurious touches. Everyone loves to feel pampered on vacation, especially during the holidays. We love luxury touches like extra-comfy beds, high end bed linens, fluffy towels, and bathrooms with spa-like touches. Guests will rave about all of these extras in reviews, so that’s a great place to look to see if the home you are planning to book includes these amenities.

  • Amenities and on-property extras. Amenities our guests request the most are private hot tubs and luxury outdoor seating and BBQ areas. A private hot tub is an amenity the whole family will love and your family grill master will enjoy that outdoor kitchen vibe. We also add local coffee to your home as a way to welcome you and to support our local businesses. When staying in our resort properties, you can look forward to even more amenities, including an on-property playground, a seasonal pool, fitness center, community fire pit, outdoor games area, or Meredith Lodging cruiser bikes depending on the property you choose.


Now is the time to book those holiday stays! View the entire Meredith Lodging collection at MeredithLodging.com.