Vacation rentals can provide you with a wonderful setting for your honeymoon, and knowing what to pack and purchase for your trip can help to make your experience even more memorable. Some items can be packed in your luggage, while others may need to be purchased when you arrive at your rental home. Here are a few things to keep in mind as you plan your dream honeymoon.

Plan To Re-Wear Clothing

Unlike hotel accommodations, many vacation rentals come with their own washer and dryer. This means you can wash and re-wear the clothes you pack for your honeymoon, so you don't have to pack multiple outfits for each day of your trip. Being able to wash your clothes is also a great option if you'll be spending time in the water or on a fishing boat, as you can keep your beach gear fresh for every waterfront adventure.

Stock The Kitchen

While you and your spouse may want to head out to local restaurants throughout your trip, you may also want to stay in for a few home-cooked meals. Plan on stocking your kitchen shortly after you arrive so you can have all of your favorite cooking essentials ready whenever you want to cook a meal or make a snack. Head out to the local market to grab a coffee, milk, sugar, and other basic pantry items. Be sure to check the kitchen first before preparing your shopping list, as you may find that you will need other items, such as aluminum foil or plastic wrap if they aren't already in the kitchen.

Bring Your Own Toiletries

Hotels typically have an endless supply of shampoo, soap, and toothpaste, but beach rentals might not come with the toiletries you need. If you are planning a long trip, you can pack these items in zippered plastic bags, which can be placed in your checked luggage. You can look for some items at local stores, but depending on where you are traveling, you might not be able to find your preferred brands. Some other personal toiletry items to bring with you might include:

  • Sunscreen
  • Deodorant
  • Personal hygiene products
  • Bug spray

Pack Your Own Bedding

If you are particular about thread count or you have a pillow you can't sleep without, consider bringing these items with you to your rental home. You can use space-saving vacuum bags to pack these items in your luggage without taking up too much room. You may also want to head to a local department store to stock up on towels and blankets if you find there aren't enough in your vacation rental home.

If possible, speak with the landlord in advance to see which amenities are provided for you. This can further help you as you plan what to bring with you and what you will need to purchase when you arrive for your honeymoon adventure.