When looking at vacation homes, it can be easy to get caught up in the dreams of all the fun and relaxation you’ll enjoy in your new home. That is, at least, until you see the price and then sticker shock suddenly sets in. For most vacation homes, though, there is at least one standout feature that does make that home worth its exorbitant price. Here are three features that, if present in a home you’re considering, can help remove a little bit of the sticker sting.
If you’re looking for a vacation home near the water, there’s no better way to take advantage of all the amenities that water living can provide than by having your own dock. Not only will a dock give you a great excuse to buy a new boat, it will be a great place to hang out while you’re doing some swimming. A well-constructed dock is worth a high premium since it will help reduce the maintenance that you have to perform on a regular basis.
To be sure, any home you’ll be considering as a vacation home will be in a natural setting that you enjoy, whatever that may look like. To be in that setting, though, and to truly get to experience it from the comfort of your living room are two very different things. There’s always that handful of houses in any given area that have the jaw-dropping, panoramic views of the stunning surrounding vistas. If you’re lucky enough to snag one of those homes, it’ll be worth every penny that you have to pay. That gorgeous view will ensure you can enjoy your favorite natural place even when you don’t feel like getting out to experience it up close and personal.
The only thing better than owning your own little piece of paradise is owning your own big piece of paradise. Having plenty of land to go with that vacation home will make the price increase, but your enjoyment will increase, too. Extra land will allow you to stretch out and enjoy those special family activities that you wouldn’t be able to do on a smaller plot. Plus, you will get to own more of the natural habitat that you enjoy, allowing for more prolonged enjoyment of each new area that you discover.
Remember, though, the best feature of any vacation home is the people. Once you’ve picked the perfect vacation home, inviting friends and family to enjoy it with you is a great way to make those memories that truly last. You might even convince one or two of them to look into purchasing their own little piece of paradise, too.