The short answer to “what is corporate housing” is simple: corporate housing is when businesswomen and men, or military personnel, etc. are in need of a short-term place to live. It is not quite a vacation rental like AirBNB typically appeals to, and it isn’t an apartment or home that can be rented for a year-long lease or longer. Corporate housing is the perfect solution for those who need a place to live for a few months at a time and want to feel more comfortable than if they were to stay in a hotel. Whether it be an apartment, condo, townhouse, or single-family home, business travelers can be sure they will be comfortable in corporate housing.
Corporate housing allows all the luxuries of staying in your own home, such as
- Fully functioning kitchen
- Separate bedrooms
- All necessary appliances
- Outdoor grilling activities
And occasionally added luxuries such as
- On-site gym
- On-site tanning beds
- Swimming pool
- Hot tub
- Pet park
- Business centers
You can truly feel like you are at home while you are away from home.
Corporate Housing vs Other Housing Options
If you are considering staying in a hotel or another short term rental option, you will likely have to pay the price of a rent by the day option only, as opposed to corporate housing that will give you a discounted rate for a longer stay, usually by the month. The rate for corporate housing typically includes the rate for utilities and added amenities as well which can be very appealing to the business traveler.
Corporate housing is always fully furnished and will include
- Sofa and Loveseat or oversize chair
- 3 piece cocktail set with 2 lamps
- TV Stand and 42-inch Flat Screen TV
- Dining Table with 4 chairs
- Queen-size bed with headboard with high thread-count bedding
- Chest of drawers or Dresser
- Nightstand with Lamp and alarm clock
- Dishes, glasses, coffee cups, and silverware for 4 – 6
- Pots and pans, cookie sheet, baking sheet, casserole dishes, mixing bowls, plastic storage containers
- 4 – 6 Kitchen hand towels and washcloths each
- 4 – 6 Body towels, Hand towels, and washcloths each
- Shower curtain, hooks, and bath mats
- Miscellaneous items: Iron, Ironing Board, Mop, Broom, Dustpan
This is appealing to business travelers because they will not have to rent a uhaul or pack anything other than their clothing and minimal belongings for their short term stay.
Who is Corporate Housing Ideal For?
Corporate housing was created for the business traveller but that is not all who take advantage of these convenient, short term stay options. Corporate housing is also a great alternative to a hotel for someone relocating to Little Rock or Bentonville’s Metro area, someone in between homes, someone who is settling an insurance claim, someone in the military on short term assignment, or even a patient who is seeking medical treatment in Little Rock or Bentonville’s state of the art hospitals.
How Long Can You Stay in Corporate Housing?
If you are looking to rent for a while in corporate housing, you may be wondering just how long you can stay for and the answer is it depends. Typically the minimum stay is at least fourteen to thirty days. And the longest you can stay varies. The average length of time that most people stay is two to three months but if you need to stay for a longer period of time, you can typically work that out with the renter.
If you are in need of temporary short term housing in the Little Rock or Bentonville metro areas, check out our fully furnished apartments here.