The Pros And Cons Of Renting A Vacation Home With Friends Or Family

The Pros And Cons Of Renting A Vacation Home With Friends Or Family

What is your thought on renting a vacation home with friends/family? Renting a holiday home with family or friends can be a great way to spend time together and create lasting memories. Owning a vacation home in Kenya is a dream come true to many, but the cost of obtaining one puts many off. So, many opt for renting; besides, it is for short-term use, and you’ll resume your normal routine. Renting is not cheap, especially if you want a luxurious property, making some people join hands with family/friends and rent one home. But, like any travel decision, this approach has pros and cons. Let’s explore some of the merits and demerits of renting a vacation home with family or friends.



Why would you be renting a vacation home jointly? Renting is expensive when all the cash needed, rental fees, food and drinks, transportation, and other expenses are added. Besides, you need the property for vacation only. Renting with family or friends can be more cost-effective than staying in a hotel. Furthermore, you might get a better deal than when renting alone. By sharing, you can split the cost, which can help you save money.

In Kenya, there are several rental vacation properties available to choose from. You can view those already listed online on various sites like Hauzisha and get an insight into what you’ll be looking for. For instance, there are apartments for rent in Syokimau, which are in a good location with modern features and amenities. Don’t let cost stop you from having the time of your life.

Have quality time with family/friends

Sharing your vacation with family/friends means a lot and needs careful thinking. Vacation time is when you only focus on yourself and try to enjoy yourself to your fullest. Thus, sharing with family or friends means paying attention to their interests and needs. This will help ensure you’ll have quality time.

Besides, during vacation, you have all the time to learn what one’s life has been like and know each other’s dreams, wants, and plans as you create memories. You can also bond over meals, games, and activities as you strengthen your relationship.


Renting a vacation home gives you more flexibility in scheduling and itinerary. You get to do everything for yourself, cooking, laundry, and cleaning. It’s typically living in your own house. A holiday home creates a feeling of homey as you can do whatever you want, thus, feeling more relaxed and comfortable. Besides, you set your pace and create your agenda.


Different preferences

When renting a vacation home with family or friends, you may have different preferences and needs. Some people may want to spend more time at the beach and shrubs to experience and enjoy nature, while others may want to explore the local attractions. It can be challenging to accommodate everyone’s needs and interests. Besides, people look at different factors when hunting for a holiday home, like location, features and amenities, and recreational services near the property.


When you rent a vacation home, you and your co-sharing people are responsible for everything in that house. So, you need to care for everything and when leaving, the place should be in order and everything in good condition as you found them. This can cause chaos as some people live disorganized lives and don’t like to be responsible for anything. Even cooking, cleaning, and other house chores burden them. Meaning the whole responsibility is in the hands of particular people, which is quite a challenge.

Renting a vacation home with family or friends can be a fun and rewarding experience, but it’s essential to carefully consider the merits and demerits before making your decision. Ensure you’re all on the same page about your preferences and needs and share equal responsibilities, preventing chaos, thus, saving your relationship.

Scott is the editor-in-chief of Spice Market New York. He is also an author and publisher of his own craft.