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Choosing the Right Location for Your Vacation Home

Purchasing or renting a vacation home takes thoughtful consideration. The first step is deciding on your vacation home’s location by factoring in your ideal vacation style, your accessibility to the home, and your interests!

Let your vacation style guide you to your new home away from home.

Finding a Vacation Home in South CarolinaChoosing the right location for your vacation home starts with your style of vacationing.

Does your ideal vacation include lounging on white, sandy beaches, letting the sounds of the rolling ocean waves lull you to sleep? Or, do you prefer the hustle and bustle of an on-the-go trip, where you jump from one activity to the next to see the sights and stay busy?

Whether you lean towards one extreme or fall somewhere in the middle, factor in your style of vacationing to help you select the best location for you.

If you like it quiet, consider a remote location that offers privacy and serenity. If you’d rather stay in tune with the local goings-on, choose a vacation home closer to the city or town.


The best vacation home is located just the right amount of distance away from your permanent residence to feel like a getaway while still proving convenient to travel to.

Pick your prime vacation home spot by considering your purpose for the vacation home and who will travel there. Is this home for you and your family only, or will you rent the property out when not in use? Check for multiple modes of convenient transportation in the area that increases the likelihood of guest bookings.

Opt for purchasing a vacation home in an area you love and have visited more than once. Spontaneously choosing a location you visited only briefly may lack the connection and adoration of an area needed to leave you wanting to return each year. Talk to locals, resort staff, area business owners, and more to find out what day-to-day life is like throughout the seasons.

Make sure the location caters to your interests

We often vacation each year in the same spot for a few reasons: one, we have an affinity for the familiar, and two, our location of choice has numerous activities, exciting events, or breathtaking views that bring us back. When searching for the right location for your vacation home, keep your interests in mind.

Choose a location you and your family enjoy that has something for everyone. Location is everything when choosing a vacation home because it serves as your opportunity to get away to some place you can relax, de-stress, and have fun!

Find beautiful vacation homes in South Carolina through Fripp Island Real Estate, your expert source for gorgeous island homes! Mandi Lee has years of experience as a real estate agent and more importantly, is a Fripp Island resident who will be able to show you all that a vacation home in Fripp Island has to offer. Call Lee today at 843-301-0819 to learn more about this relaxing and beautiful location!