From little mountainside cabins, to beautiful beachfront cottages, or luxurious homes nestled somewhere in the silence of nature, these are a dream come true for most people in search of a unique vacation experience. However, when on vacation, and with your family, accommodation details are something you need to give attention to.The thought of cramming more than 10 people in a couple of hotel rooms, and asking them to enjoy their stay for a week during a vacation is not very appealing! Instead, have you ever considered a vacation home rental? Preferred by more than 60% of vacation goers, a vacation home rental is the perfect choice for a wonderful vacation experience.
So let’s talk about a few points that will help you decide on a vacation home rental that is perfect for your holiday.
Do You Really Need It?
If you and your family hate the ocean, what is the point in paying more to stay by the beach? Even before pulling out your credit card to pay for the first vacation home you see online, remember; ALWAYS prioritize the needs of your family. Narrow down your search by considering factors such as; the number of people going on vacation, the number of bedrooms you will need. Do you need an oceanfront? A swimming pool? Are you taking a pet? Etc.
Do Your Homework
When you arrive you don’t want to ask, "Is this the same cottage I saw online?" Well, you may end up asking this question if you fail to do proper research before booking your vacation home rental. To avoid such misfortunes, before booking the vacation home, check out various other rental sites where the description and photos of your favorite vacation home rental is provided from a different perspective.
Talk to everyone you think can give you valid input. Just drop them a quick question on what is it like to deal with the owner of this particular vacation rental, or is it worth it to rent from a certain agency. Try and Cyber stalk (stay in your Limits! ) the owner to ensure you are dealing with a genuine owner and not some spammer instead. Keep your eyes open for online reviews and other related comments in social posts by the owner, and you will likely get information which might helpful in you search.
Timing Is Everything!
You will strike well, if you time it well! Booking a vacation home rental in advance is something which most people do not take seriously enough; a big mistake. It’s never too soon to book your vacation home, especially when you are travelling during high season or other festive occasions when a higher than normal number of tourists are expected in your location. Also, there is no harm in keeping another vacation rental of your choice as a backup option, because you never know which one might work out for you and which might not!
Comparison is a Must
Oh, so you have finally decided on the one vacation home rental you can rely on! DO NOT go directly to the payment cycle. Compare your vacation home rental on some of the other rental home listings, see the listed price and look for any discounts or offers available elsewhere. Some vacation home rentals listings provide an option to rent directly from the owner without having to pay through a broker’s payment gateway. Find such listing sites which are more beneficial to you and also provide a good rental service.
Sometimes you can get too excited regarding the perfect vacation rental of your choice. Amidst all the excitement, DO NOT overlook the importance of a contract. This is something you definitely should not ignore. Contracts stipulate your payment schedules and your liabilities regarding property damage, extra cleaning requirements and other ancillary costs. Never send money to the owner, or to an agent (if you have hired one) until you look through all the contract papers thoroughly.
Ask For A Deal
Off-season vacation is the perfect time for you to ask for a deal from the owner of the vacation home rental. Usually, it is this time of the year when a home owner would rather rent their home for a lower price, than for nothing at all. And to make things better, you may find home owners that explicitly offer discount rates and other exciting offers on the price of their vacation home rental in the off seasons. Always watch for these kinds of deals so that you can grab them before anyone else does.
Ask For Amenities as Well
A stay in a vacation home rental without any of your required amenities is surely not going to be a pleasant one. Dishwashers , dryers and linen, most important of all the Wi-Fi (I guess), convenient parking, and outdoor spaces, are some of the things you’ll want to be sure of. Always double check for these amenities and have a look at the contract regarding details of any accidental damage to these.
With innumerable options in the market, renting a vacation home doesn’t have to be stressful. With some advanced planning and taking care of a few details, your family holiday will be more enjoyable. Make your vacation that perfect, needed getaway, with some of the best vacation home rentals on Sunrise Vacation Home Rentals.