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Budgeting for Your Stay: A Guide to The Cost of Short Lets in Oxford

The search for short-term accommodation in Oxford can often be a bewildering journey, particularly when it comes to deciphering the various costs associated with different types of accommodation on offer. Oxford is cited as being the fourth most expensive city in the UK in which to rent a home (after London, Cambridge and Brighton). 

To help you navigate this maze and make an informed decision, we’ve put together a rough guide to shed light on what you can anticipate when searching for properties in this historic city. Whether you’re planning to relocate, visiting for business purposes, pursuing your studies, or staying for leisure, there’s a short let home to suit a wide range of budgets.

Short-Term Let Prices in Oxford and the Greater Oxford area

These are approximate prices for a mid-range fully furnished and equipped property with the rent inclusive of furnishings, heating and electricity, council tax, linen and towels.

Number of rooms3 nights1-2 weeks (per week)3-4 weeks (per week)5-8 weeks (per week)9-12 weeks (per week)
One bed£550£860£840£820£800
Two bed£650£950£930£910£900
Three bed£750£1300£1250£1220£1200
Four bed£850£1500£1450£1400£1350
*Rates are based on Short Let Space’s in-house statistics.

Benefits of using Short Term Lets in Oxford

Choosing a Short Let home or apartment over a traditional hotel or B&B, offers a host of advantages that can enhance your stay in Oxford. Let’s take a closer look at these benefits:

1. Cost Effective:

While hotels and B&Bs in Oxford can be pricey, short-term lets often provide better value for money. Short-term lets typically have fewer hidden charges too. The nightly rate charged by a hotel or B&B often won’t contain any additional charges whereas the nightly rate of a short-term let will include charges for wifi and utilities. This allows you to have greater clarity on your overall expenses, making it easier to manage your budget effectively.

2. Privacy:

When you opt for a short-term let, you gain exclusive access to the entire property for the duration of your stay. This means you have the space all to yourself, free from the hustle and bustle of a hotel lobby or shared accommodation.

3. Flexibility:

Short-term rentals afford you the freedom to live on your terms. Not only can you utilise the kitchen facilities to whip up your favourite meals you can also stay for as little as a few nights or as long as several weeks or months. This flexibility means you can tailor your stay to fit both your schedule and budget.

Short-term lets often include all amenities such as laundry facilities, living areas, and multiple bedrooms, making them feel more like a home away from home. This can enhance the overall comfort and convenience of your stay. To make you feel even more at home, you can even invite colleagues or friends over for dinner.

4. Spacious Living:

One of the standout advantages of short lets is the generous living space they provide. Compared to the often cramped quarters of a standard hotel room, a typical one-bedroom apartment or studio offers significantly more room to stretch out and unwind. If you chose a larger property with 2 or more bedrooms, you’d get even more space which is particularly beneficial for families or groups, as they can share the cost of a larger property rather than booking multiple rooms in a hotel.

If you need any help with booking your short-term accommodation in Oxford, please contact our friendly bookings team on 01993 222 200

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