Comparing vacation rentals with hotels

HotelVacation rental
Availabilitymultiple rooms of the same typeindividual, a single property is only available once for a given period
CheckIn/CheckOutCheck-in possible 24/7 most of the timesCheck-in/Check-out only on specific days (e.g. Saturday) and during stated hours
Minimum stayNo minimum stay
average stay 2-3 nights
from 3 nights
in high seasaon 1 week
Stay typically 1 or 2 weeks
PaymentRental price paid on spotRental price paid in advance
Final cleaningIncludedIncluded or extra, dependent on property