More and more, families and larger groups are finding it appealing to rent a villa or house rather than staying in a hotel while on vacation. After all, villa rentals offer privacy, space, and additional conveniences like a kitchen, private pool, and outdoor living area. While villa rentals can feel like a smart option, you don’t always know exactly what you’re booking until you arrive. Equity Estates provides a more comfortable and reliable way to enjoy vacation time together.
5 Differences between Equity Estates and Villa Rentals
To start, let’s compare how Equity Estates greatly differs from a villa rental.
1. Consistency & Quality
Rental homes can be nice. Unfortunately, it’s not uncommon to get less than what you were expecting. The pictures you see on rental websites (think Airbnb, VRBO) don’t always accurately depict reality. It’s not uncommon to arrive and feel disappointed because the quality of furnishings, surroundings, or accommodations are subpar. Rental homes are often stocked with inferior products with little concern for comfort or extravagance.
Are you interested in playing vacation home roulette with your next vacation?
At Equity Estates, we know how important it is to have your expectations met (or better yet, exceeded). Our investors know the quality of the home, the location, and the amenities will be impeccable every single time.
To ensure our rigid quality standards, Equity Estates invests an average of $250,000 in furniture, fixtures, and equipment in each of our luxury vacation homes. Equity Estates investors can count on high-quality mattresses and furnishings, chef-grade cookware and appliances, luxurious linens, and immaculately kept homes in the best locations. Our investors are the owners, after all, and we know they expect their homes to be perfect each visit.
2. More Bang for Your Buck
You might find luxury vacation homes similar to Equity Estates residences listed on public rental websites, where they command anywhere from $1,500 to $6,000 per night. If you are interested, we can share several examples of comparable rentals.
As an Equity Estates investor, you can save 50-75% annually compared to renting premium vacation properties.
We don’t rent our homes to the public. Instead, they are exclusively available for investor use, who simply share pass-through maintenance expenses without any markup. The actual cost is approximately $1,220 per night for investors. This includes all annual shared costs and asset management fees. There are no additional booking fees or hidden taxes. We believe in cost certainty and transparency, so you can feel great about the value you are getting for your dollars.
3. Service You Can Count On
Sometimes the hardest part of vacation travel is managing the logistics and planning. Good luck finding help with this kind of service with a villa rental.
Equity Estates takes care of everything we can before and during the trip – so our investors are able to truly relax during their vacation. We have dedicated Personal Travel Concierges to plan every detail, and Destination Managers who are experts in each location.
Think of how different your trips might be with pre-arrival grocery shopping and rental cars or shuttle services arranged for you. Excursions, activities, and even private chefs are all scheduled on your behalf. Each of our residences has a Local Host on site to welcome you… and who remains available for any emergency or other needs during the trip. Daily housekeeping is provided so investors can enjoy activities with family and friends during their time off.
4. A Diversified Investment
As we’ve already mentioned, villa rentals can work out well. But at the end of the day, you are still helping someone else pay their mortgage and utility bills instead of investing in a portfolio of a dozen luxury vacation homes.
Equity Estates investors own the residences in their portfolio. They stand to benefit from any appreciation of the real estate in their fund. We have designed a business model which operates on the belief that we should only profit when investors do, with a clearly defined exit.
5. Enjoy a Well-Stocked Home
Nothing is more frustrating than arriving in a rental house and not knowing what items will be on hand. Will there be salt and pepper, basic spices, and shampoo? Each home in the Equity Estates portfolio is stocked with 85 consumables – from olive oil to tin foil to bug spray to batteries – so our investors can travel easily knowing exactly which condiments, toiletries, and coffee will be there.
Click here to see a full list of Equity Estates consumable items in every residence.
Similarities between Equity Estates and Villa Rentals
Now, let’s compare some of the ways villa rentals are similar to Equity Estates.
Vacation with Privacy, Space and Access to Amenities
Both villa rentals and Equity Estates provide travelers the opportunity to enjoy privacy and space to relax during their vacations. Many families (especially those with young children) or those who enjoy multi-generational travel love the comfort and ease of traveling to a private home with a kitchen, separate bedrooms, shared common areas, and outdoor space.
Private homes also often offer access to high-quality amenities like pools or hot tubs, access to fitness centers, golf courses, or tennis clubs, and more.
Explore the World
If destination diversity is important to you, both Equity Estates and villa rental solutions are far better than alternatives like second home ownership or fractionals. Our investors enjoy travel to dozens of residences around the globe in 25+ countries. Mountains, beach, city, or leisure. Where do you want to go?
Click here to see a list of Equity Estates destinations you can explore.
Learn more about Equity Estates
Overall, our investment model is very different than villa rentals. When evaluating which option is the best for you or your family, it’s important to consider your current travel habits and investment goals.
Are you looking for a consistently excellent way to vacation…while making a smart decision with your money?