Booking a family travel rental with Kid & Coe

In multiple posts, we’ve recommended booking vacation rental homes when traveling with kids. We’ve had nothing but good experiences doing this, and have always appreciated the savings and local feel. There are a lot of vacation rental companies out there, and we thought we’d tried them all. When Kid & Coe approached us, we were intrigued.

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We decided to book a short family trip with Kid and & Coe for this spring, when we’ll be touring some colleges with our high school-aged son. The booking process was easy, and I was really happy to see quite a few affordable nightly rates (they start at €90 per night worldwide). We simply input the city we were interested in, added our dates and family size, and scrolled the list of available homes. You can even see the first available date for each property at a glance. Once we’d narrowed down our search, we contacted the host, just like you’d do at AirBnb. Kid & Coe oversees the process, so you feel protected as a consumer.

So what makes Kid & Coe different than all the others?

It’s all about traveling with kids. Instead of scouring listings looking for properties that will be kid-friendly, they ALL are. They look for properties that meet the requirements of family travelers with kids of all ages; most are set up with cribs, high chairs and toys for younger guests, and all are in desirable family locations around the world. So families can live like locals and get that authentic experience, but still know their rental will have a high chair or game console. Even though we have older kids, I appreciate this because it means the rentals will be near public transit lines, in safe neighborhoods, and hosted by people who are pro traveling with kids.

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The booking process:

If you’ve used other vacation rental sites in the past, the booking process at Kid & Coe will feel familiar. If you haven’t, this is great one to start with, because the founders have kids and understand traveling with kids. When looking through properties, you get a detailed area map, description of the property and what kid-friendly amenities it has, including little details non-parents might not think to include. For example, while looking at a property in Portland, a note read, ‘has a shower but no bath’. While this might not matter to some travelers, parents with young kids and babies know this is a problem!

We’ve booked a Kid & Coe property for later this spring, and are looking forward to reviewing the actual experience. Look for a post describing our rental weekend to come!

Have you used Kid & Coe? Where, and what was your experience?

About the author

Pit Stops for Kids AUTHOR: Amy Whitley is the founding editor of Pit Stops for Kids and content editor of Trekaroo. She writes on staff monthly at a number of travel publications, and contributes to OutdoorsNW magazine as an outdoor adventure traveler. Find Amy at Google.

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