Dive into Summer Vacation Planning!

Apr 7, 2022

When you envision a Florida vacation, we bet that you picture yourself poolside, enjoying the tropical sunshine! But, while you could stay at any hotel with a swimming pool, wouldn’t you prefer your own private pool at a single-family vacation home? If you are planning your summer vacation now, Kong Vacation Homes offers some amazing pool homes in West Central and South Florida for you to experience!

Vacation rentals with pools and other resort-style features are becoming more and more popular. Airbnb reports that, just in the last two quarters of 2021 alone, searches for homes with private pools for summer 2022 stays increased by more than 50 percent in both the United States and Canada. Especially in Florida, amenities like pools, hot tubs, outdoor seating areas, and barbecues are sought-after!

That’s why it’s important to dive into summer plans and book your stay as early as possible! If you’re planning to make a splash in West Central or South Florida, check out the Aqua Villa in Tampa Bay and the Palm Estate in Hallandale Beach for their refreshing backyard pools – and the Sun Villa in Tampa Bay for its relaxing outdoor spa! If you are traveling with more than 10 people, take a closer look at the Saint Patrick Palace in Davie with its resort-style heated saltwater pool, surrounded by a gorgeous travertine-tiled deck!

Aqua Villa

Charming 1469 sq. ft. house with 3-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms, fenced backyard, and smart security system. This private home features a furnished covered lanai, outdoor grill.

Palm Estate

Stunning and spacious 3-bedroom, 3-bathroom 2-story single family home with a large pool located in the heart of Hallandale Beach. Modern decor featured.

Sun Villa

Quiet, cozy brand new 3-bedroom, 2-bathroom house with a jacuzzi, a fenced backyard, and a smart security system!! Great for long stays or short visits, this home features fast WiFi.

Saint Patrick Palace

Saint Patrick Palace is a private, five-acre estate that offers venue rental options for events as well as overnight accommodations as a vacation rental.

Whether you are searching for the perfect pool home or there are other amenities at the top of your list, here are Kong Vacation Homes’ tips for booking the right property for your Florida vacation:

1. Research your destination.

Know where in Florida you plan to visit and what attractions you would like to experience. Then, you can look for a vacation rental in a convenient location. Kong Vacation Homes offers private and secure rentals in popular vacation spots throughout West Central and South Florida.


2. Know what you’re looking for in a vacation rental home.

Make a list of the amenities you prefer, and then check each property listing to see what is offered. Is the home fully furnished? Does it have free Wi-Fi? Does the kitchen come fully equipped with essentials for your stay? (At Kong Vacation Homes, the answers to those questions are yes, yes, and yes!)

If you have questions or need clarification about what’s included with the vacation rental, make sure to reach out to the property owner! The staff at Kong Vacation Homes are here to help you plan, directing you to the available properties that fit your needs and vacation budget for the best possible experience.


3. Have preferred dates and duration of your planned vacation in mind – and whether you have any flexibility.

Then, check for the properties near your destination within your date range. The Kong Vacation Homes website (www.kongvacationhomes.com) is a great tool to help you search for homes. Just remember that the farther in advance you plan, the more options for vacation rental homes you will have. This is especially important if a pool home is one of your requirements!


4. Look at the testimonials.

Once you have identified your top properties, make sure to read the testimonials left by previous renters. You can learn a lot about real stays – and real interactions with the host – through reviews! At Kong Vacation Homes, our property managers are accessible 24/7, and we are personally committed to ensuring that every guest experience earns five stars.


5. Understand the property rules and cancellation policies before you book.

At Kong Vacation Homes, you can find the terms and conditions for rentals here. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you may have about our policies and procedures!


6. Know how many people will be staying with you – and the maximum number of guests that your rental property will allow.

While most of Kong Vacation Homes’ properties accommodate eight to ten people, our portfolio also includes an incredible option to house your extended family or friend group! The Saint Patrick Palace is a five-acre estate, located just outside of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, with two separate residences that sleep 16 to 18 guests. Larger rental homes like this one offer luxury, resort-style living, elevating your vacation with enhanced amenities and extra space.

Regardless of the occupancy or size, all of Kong Vacation Homes’ properties are private rentals, meaning that you will not be sharing your vacation home with any other group. Check-in and check-out are contactless, with the exception of Saint Patrick Palace where you will be greeted by the estate manager. Also, all Kong Vacation Homes feature smart home technology, including state-of-the-art security systems, for your convenience and safety.


6. Know what is (and what is not) included with your rental.

While your vacation home might feel like you are staying at a resort, do not expect hotel services from it! When you chose a single-family rental home over a hotel, you are forgoing daily housekeeping and meal services. You will have to clean up after yourself and provide your own meals during your stay at a vacation rental.

At Kong Vacation Homes, you will find a welcome basket with essentials when you first arrive at your rental. We make sure that the kitchen of your vacation home is stocked with dishes, utensils, cookware, spices, and coffee for your use. Bedrooms have clean, white bedding, and towels are provided.

We thoroughly sanitize each home before and after occupancy, washing all linens, dishes, and other service items between each booking. We do not provide housekeeping services during your stay, but we do make extra soap and surface sanitation supplies available to you. Our property managers are also there for you if you need extra supplies or have any questions. We want you to have all of the comforts of home while on vacation!


7. Check if the booking process is secure, convenient, and easy.

Kong Vacation Homes works with platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo to provide exceptional customer service to our guests. You can book directly through our website or our partners’ platforms. Our property management team is available to answer questions at every step of the process. Your experience with us begins when you book your vacation rental, and we want it to be exceptional from start to finish!

Whether your plan is to spend your vacation poolside or just to come home to comfort after a day exploring Florida, Kong Vacation Homes wants you to have “Your Experience, Your Way”! Contact us at 866-499-9026 or email info@kongmanagementgroup.com to learn more about our available vacation rentals and to find the perfect summer home.

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