Taking time off isn’t just fun, it’s actually essential to our mental and physical health. Likewise, spending time with your friends and family helps you maintain a healthy social life. When asked what made their family most happy, 37% of families answered with vacation. And yet, it can be hard to find the time to organize, execute, and actually go on a big family trip. Even when we do manage all of this, many people still work during their vacation! Unfortunately, 61% of survey respondents said that while they were on vacation, they continue to work.

To pull yourself away from work and emails, consider taking a vacation off the beaten path as a way to reduce stress. So if you want to get the most out of your next vacation, consider seasonal rentals over boring hotel suites for your next trip. Here are three reasons more families are choosing seasonal rentals this year:

Privacy

Yes, vacation can be a great way to reconnect with old friends or family. But there are many other reasons why it might be nice to have some privacy while on vacation, especially when you’re trying to bond with your kids. When you sign on for a season rental, instead of a few cramped and expensive hotel rooms, you are effectively creating a home away from home for yourself and your family.

Full Kitchens

Part of the reason we like to get away is to escape the mundane chores of everyday life, like cooking and doing dishes. But when we sacrifice our kitchens, we also give up the benefits they offer. Without a kitchen, you’ll eat unhealthy food and waste money eating out. Plus, sometimes it’s nice to stay in after a long day skiing, hiking, or sightseeing and instead snack from the comfort of your own home away from home. And did we mention it’ll save you time and money at crowded restaurants (time which can be very valuable when you have a squalling toddler in tow)?

Stock your condo rental fridge with easy ingredients like fruit, cheese, crackers and salami for high powered, low-maintenance on-the-go meals.

Room to Entertain Guests

Meeting new people is one of the best parts of traveling, and why not use your vacation rentals to entertain them? It beats a cramped hotel room and means that some people can sleep while others stay up all night.

Staying in rentals over hotels is becoming increasingly popular. In the past two years alone, 22% of leisure travelers have stayed in a vacation home rental as an alternative to a traditional hotel or resort. Another 24% have stayed in a condo resort.

So when you’re planning your next family vacation, consider seasonal rentals for your next getaway.