Let’s face it-when you think of a vacation, you think of white sands, pretty beaches, and catnaps on warm park benches. However, there’s also a bit of a problem-for every good thing, there are several bad things that you need to keep in mind…
First of all, budgeting is one thing that is really hard and rather scary about vacations. After all, you can’t expect to just randomly pop up one day and say “Oh, hey! Let’s go ahead and find a nice, pretty vacation spot with our next paycheck!” You have bills, other commitments, and loads of other things that you need to keep in mind and avoid screwing up in order to go on vacation. But the question is-is going on vacation really as hard as you might think?
You see, it’s really a lot easier to budget for a vacation and renting a luxury villa than you might think. After all, you don’t want to go to a hotel-what’s the fun in that? You get woken up by drunken college kids, weirdoes who have the wrong room, and loud music at two am. The point? You need to be prepared if you want to get ready to go on vacation-especially if you want to rent a luxury villa!
The main thing that you need to keep in mind is that you need to budget, plan, and make sure that you are prepared.
First of all, you need to see when your budget would best permit it. The way to do this is to look at how much disposable/free income you have. This means that you need to see just how much you can save each week and guess about how much you will have saved in time for your vacation.
Second, you need to see how much money you can potentially save. For example, if you have a shoe addiction, then you may want to cut down on buying them. This will allow you to save more money and also to have a better idea of how much more you can save.
With this in mind, once you have an idea of your budget, you need to see how much it’s going to cost you when you finally get the chance to go on vacation. Ask not only for summer prices but also for prices for the off-season. You may not realize it, but most people will give you a discount if you ask to vacation during the off-season or rent a luxury villa and book it before the summer.
The next thing that you need to do is get a contract. Contracts are important and make sure that you don’t get messed over when it comes time to finally go on vacation. It also ensures that the landowner knows that you’re reputable and if you aren’t-well, you signed!
The point is, you can budget for a luxury villa. Just remember a few last tips:
When renting/saving for a luxury villa, do not give up your stress-relievers. Living a little bit more frugally can be stressful.
Consider going halfsies. It’s a lot cheaper and better for both of you or however other many people you bring with you!
Have fun with your luxury villa!