Typically, people who are searching for furnished apartments or corporate housing are traveling for potentially stressful reasons: a new work assignment or temporary relocation, a big move, or outpatient medical treatment.
Trying to find a place to stay for an extended period of time can be a hassle, since most hotel rooms and short-term rentals (like Airbnb or VRBO) charge by the night. If you’re looking to stay somewhere for several months, those costs can add up very quickly.
Why is corporate housing a better fit?
Corporate housing, or furnished apartments, are designed to be rented month-to-month. That means that they’re more competitively priced than a nightly hotel, and it means that they’re better-equipped to handle a longer-term tenant.
A standard hotel room usually boasts a bed, a desk, a TV, and maybe a mini-fridge. If you’re planning on staying there for a long time, eating takeout every night and being unable to cook (or even store many groceries) gets old quickly.
Furnished apartments like those provided by Arkansas Suites include a fully-stocked kitchen with all the essentials you’ll need for cooking, baking, and even entertaining, like pots, pans, baking supplies, and stemware.
What is renting a furnished apartment like?
Unlike a hotel room or Airbnb, a furnished apartment involves signing a lease, just like you would for any other apartment rental. However, this lease operates on a month-to-month basis, which means that you have the option of leaving at the end of the month or renewing the lease to continue staying there.
Just like a standard apartment rental, the lease of your furnished apartment contains specific terms. It’s important to pay close attention to these terms in order to stay in your property manager’s good graces and avoid potential fines or legal troubles when it comes time to move out.
Does my lease allow visitors?
Every lease is different, based on the guidelines of the building you’ll be residing in and the specific rules of the property manager or landlord.
However, furnished apartments are meant to function like a “home away from home”. That usually means that you’ll have more freedoms than a hotel room might allow– within reason.
Generally speaking, visitors are permitted at furnished apartments and corporate housing units. You’re free to host dinner parties or movie nights while you enjoy socializing and meeting new people in a new place.
Can my family visit me in my furnished apartment?
When you’re traveling for an extended period of time, it’s pretty inevitable that you’ll miss your family and loved ones while you’re gone.
During your rental period, you might want your family members to pay you a visit, especially if your stay coincides with the holidays or another meaningful time in your family’s life.
Since furnished apartments truly become your home while you’re renting them, your family is allowed to visit so you can spend time together just like you normally would.
It’s important to check the terms of your lease in order to determine the amount of time that overnight guests are allowed to stay– just like any lease, sometimes the number of nights a guest may stay over is limited. An unauthorized guest shouldn’t stay with you every single night of your rental period, since that guest hasn’t signed a lease and isn’t obligated to honor the terms of your lease.
How can I find a place that will permit extended family visits?
At Arkansas Suites, we pride ourselves on working with each individual client to give them the rental experience that’s perfect for their needs.
If you anticipate having frequent overnight guests, it’s important to let us know during your search for a furnished apartment. Allowing us to know all of your needs will help us ensure that your time in corporate housing is exactly what you’re looking for.