If you're the designated host for those large family gatherings at Thanksgiving, Chanukah, Christmas and New Years, then listen up! Expectations of family and friends, cultural traditions to observe, and over-committing your time combine to drive anyone crazy. Imagine, if you will, getting everyone together where your only responsibility for the family's grand repast is to instruct the chef or cook and staff at your villa on what you would like to eat and when the big feast should be served.
Yes, we do understand that breaking with tradition and not going to Grandma's for the holidays may seem a little far-fetched, but let me assure you, everyone will have a much more enjoyable time. EVERYONE. Especially those who usually host these important but often chaotic family affairs.
Here are some very valid reasons why you should rent a villa during the holidays and how to accomplish it:
1. The Stress is Off For the Host/Hostess
Let's face it, the months of November and December are the most stressful time of the year. There's so much to plan, to do, to buy. How lovely it would be to have someone else handle the grocery shopping, organize and cook the meals, and take care of the cleaning before and the clean-up afterwards. You might actually have time to spend with the other members of your family. What a concept!