Have you ever thought about renting a furnished apartment? Maybe you need a temporary home while you renovate your permanent home. Maybe you’re visiting the area and need something more long term but still temporary – like if you’re working away from home for a few months. Maybe you’re taking a lengthy vacation and don’t want to stay in a hotel.

Whatever the reason, furnished apartments can be an ideal solution for your situation. But what do they offer?

1. All the basics and some of the extras.

Furnished apartments come with all the essentials. They’ll provide all the furniture and appliances you need, and sometimes include items that are not really necessary, but are nice to have. All you need to bring is yourself and your clothes and you’re ready to go.

2. Amenities

Depending on the building, there may be a swimming pool or gym in the building. There might be a party room, a recreational room or billiards room and sometimes even a sauna facility. All of these allow you stress free living, and you don’t have to leave home to find them. This is especially great if you’re in a city or area you’ve never visited or lived in before.

3. They are cost effective.

Because they include everything, you don’t have to worry about extra costs like in a hotel. Generally, internet access (wi-fi) is included, along with free local telephone calls. There also won’t be any additional taxes or surcharges that hotels are famous for charging.

4. They feel like home away from home.

You’ll have everything you need to feel at home. In-suite washer and dryer, full kitchen so you can eat what you want, when you want it, even a blow dryer is included so don’t have to worry about bringing one with you. You can settle in, watch your flat screen tv and simply enjoy. And because it’s an apartment and not a hotel, you won’t feel crowded.

5. They come in a variety of sizes and styles.

One bedroom, two bedroom and even three-bedroom units are available, so regardless of the size you need, you’ll likely find what you’re looking for. Just because you are using a short term, furnished apartment rental doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice on space. Bring the kids, bring the dog (only in the pet friendly ones of course) and settle in.

Furnished apartment rentals are an easy solution to a lot of situations. If your company is relocating you, you can take time to find your perfect forever home. If your home has been damaged or destroyed and you’re waiting for the insurance company to settle your claim and repair your home, a furnished rental can be the ideal solution.

If you’re moving to a new city you don’t know much about, a furnished rental allows you to get to know the place before making a home buying decision.

Regardless of the reason for your short-term stay, a furnished apartment can be the answer you’ve been looking for.