It’s vacation time!!! But you haven’t yet decided on what you want to do, where you want to go. Hotels are a hassle (and a pinch to the pocket too). Also, you can’t take your pet along with you. The best place to feel at home even when on vacation is to book the perfect vacation rental for yourself. You might be wondering how to find the perfect place without having a look at it before.
Here are a few tips to on how to find the perfect vacation rental.
1. Do you have a particular area in mind?
If you have a particular area in mind, all you have to do is search online for the perfect vacation homes in that area.
2. When do you want to go?
Vacation rentals are usually booked months in advance. So, it is better to decide when you want to go. Start looking for the rental at least a month in advance to get better choices. Narrow your search options by filtering the dates. If you are flexible on when you want to go, you can leave the dates option unfiltered. You can also benefit when booking during the off-season time.
3. Who all are going with you?
It is better to decide your party well in advance to help you choose the best place. The apartments vary in sizes, just like homes. If you are traveling with your partner, then you probably don’t need to book a villa. If there are family and friends involved, then you might need a bigger space. You can also filter by pet-friendly apartments, if you are planning to take your pet along.
4. What is your vacation style?
A vacation rental has a wide range of options to choose from. Decide your vacation style and choose your options wisely. For example, if you have to stay connected to your office, you will need high speed internet and Wi-Fi connectivity. Also, if your house is near the beach, a pool maybe an unnecessary luxury. To avoid any disappointments during your check-in, ask for all the amenities that are included in your rental. Don’t take anything for granted. Cross-check every feature before making your decision.
5. Choose your favorites
Make a list of all your favorite places. Once you have narrowed your list down, compare the properties and the pictures provided. Read the reviews of the previous guests to help in the decision-making process. To avoid getting disappointed, it is better to have 2-3 options at hand. It is likely that the first option you choose might have been booked or the rates have changed and are out of your budget.
Once you reach your vacation rental, go through each and every room. Look for any defects and make a note of it and inform the owner/ agent. Make sure everything is perfect and all the amenities are available as promised. While paying the deposit, make it a point to take a receipt from the owner/ agent. Communicate all the local rules and regulations for the place from the owner/ agent. While leaving, make sure that you leave the property in the same condition when you arrived.