What You Should Look For In A Holiday Pad

All the celebrities have their very own holiday homes. So how about treating yourself to a deluxe holiday pad? It’s possible to buy a special retreat even if you have a limited budget. But what makes a killer holiday home? We’ve summed up all the things you need to look for in this blog post.



The location is probably the most important factor when it comes to your holiday home. Buy Homes in quiet spots that can offer you a great getaway from all the stresses of city life. But be careful not to buy somewhere that is a big tourist hotspot. You could experience crowds of visitors during the busy summer months! Location can also have an impact on the house’s value. If it is situated in a popular area, or somewhere picturesque with amazing views, expect it to have a large price tag. If you don’t have a big budget, try and find a property slightly set away from notable landmarks and attractions.


Slightly tied into location, your holiday home should be situated close to local amenities. Things like supermarkets, bars and restaurants are important. But, of course, if you want to enjoy the peace and quiet of a rural location, you may just want to get away from everyday life! Another thing to consider – especially if you are purchasing a holiday home abroad – is the proximity to train stations or airports. If you aren’t travelling by car, your holiday home needs to be easily accessible with public transport.


One of the best things about holiday homes is having an awesome pad that you can use to host friends and families. Travelling together in a big group can be so much fun – there’s no wonder why VIPs travel with all their entourage all the time! So you should look for a holiday home that will provide you with plenty of space. Otherwise, you may all be squashed into bedrooms like sardines! If you can’t afford a huge home, try and find somewhere with a garden. Then all your extra guests have somewhere to camp in the summer!


When you are viewing potential holiday homes, check to see where your nearest neighbours are. You may not get as much privacy as you would have liked if you have neighbours on each side of you. But then again, having neighbours closeby can be very advantageous. They will be able to keep an eye on your property and watch out for intruders while you are not there. You will also be able to help each other out if an emergency were ever to occur! But this is something you need to carefully consider. Would you prefer a private, secluded home, or one that gives you neighbours and a sense of community?


Holiday homes can be so much fun. And they will save you a lot of money on accommodation during your holidays. So why not visit your local estate agents and see what they can offer you right now!


Zoe Griffin

Editor In Chief

Editor In Chief at Live Like A VIP. Author, Journalist & Copywriter. Often found with a glass of Champagne in hand!

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