It's one of the most important days in your son or daughter's life. After working tirelessly for four years, they're graduating from college! When planning for your commencement weekend visit, the first thing you'll probably do is look for a place to stay. Sure, there are probably hotels in the area, but they're going to be overrun with friends and family. Have you thought about a vacation rental? Here are ten reasons why it's the perfect choice for your visit!

Rent A Vacation Home For College Graduation Week For These 10 Reasons

1. Convenience.

Chances are you're traveling with a few family members. Instead of getting a separate hotel room for Grandma, the cousins, and yourself, you can all stay in a vacation rental together! And, with everyone staying under one roof, you don't have to worry about wrangling everyone together from different rooms or even floors to make it to the graduation ceremony on time.

2. Save money.

Hotel prices aren't low to begin with, and they skyrocket for busy times like commencement weekend. Renting one vacation home for the entire family will definitely save you some dough.

3. More space.

Watch TV together and eat dinner in the dining room, and still be able to retreat to your own rooms for some privacy. It's much better than ten people sitting on one bed!

4. Amenities.

With a vacation rental, you'll usually have access to a kitchen and washer/dryer making your stay much more flexible. Cook when you're hungry, and pack less since you can do your own laundry. Plus, if the property is part of a condo complex, you might even get access to golf and tennis courts or a gym.

5. Extended vacation.

You might want to turn your commencement weekend visit into a longer trip. A vacation rental will be like your home away from home, making your stay more comfortable. Often times, you'll get access to video games, a big-screen TV, movies, books and more.

6. Blend in with the locals.

Being a tourist is fun sometimes, but staying in a vacation home is the perfect way to experience the city like locals do. Especially for the graduate who's spent four years there already, they might want something a little more low key.

7. Live it up.

On the other hand, you might want to treat your favorite grad to a lavish vacation away from their humdrum dorm room. Vacation rentals give you the chance to live like a rock star in a million dollar mansion.

8. Make your own schedule.

Besides making it early to the graduation ceremony, when you stay in a vacation rental, you can wake up whenever you like! No more pesky knocks from housekeeping. And, you don't have to worry about missing the hotel breakfast hours.

9. Kid-friendly.

Most hotels aren't geared towards family travel. If you're traveling with some tots, a vacation rental is the way to go. They can run, play, and be as loud as they want, without annoying other hotel guests.

10. More options.

Vacation rentals are available in more places than hotels. If there's isn't a nice hotel near campus, or they're all booked up, you'll probably be able to find a rental nearby.

This article was written by Lauren Gaw.