Your time off from work is supposed to be relaxing — so don’t let finding a place to stay stress you out! There’s nothing worse than planning for a beautiful beach getaway, only to find out that every hotel in the area is booked up or out of your price range. The average rate in 2015 was $120 per night for U.S. hotels!
There’s a better way to play than hotel lodgings: vacation rentals. You can find vacation condo rentals, even oceanfront condos, practically anywhere in the States. Whether you’re looking for professionally-managed beach condos or just an Airbnb from a personal owner, here’s the best tricks to help you easily find vacation condo rentals that will be a win, every time.
- Do Your Research.
Yes, sitting in front of a computer for extra time takes some of the fun out of vacation-planning, but that effort now will pay of later when it comes to making sure you’ve found a great place to stay. Some of the reasons people choose to rent beach condos over hotels are: value (94%), privacy (90%), kitchen access (87%), amenities (84%), and space (81%). Find a place that suits your needs — and then read the reviews! Make sure other people can confirm that you’ll get what you pay for.
- Get the Paperwork Up Front.
When you find a place you like, make sure you understand exactly what the rules and regulations are. Can you bring pets? Is there a security deposit required? Are you allowed to fiddle with the thermostat? Some vacation condo rentals are more finicky than others, especially if you’re dealing with a private owner renting out their personal space. Get everything in writing — better safe than sorry!
- Plan Ahead.
To get the best place location-wise and cost-wise, start your booking well in advance. Almost half of all Americans — 45% — take a summer vacation, and since there are only so many weeks in the season, places go fast! Give yourself enough time to make proper plans. It’ll give you something to look forward to for months!
Get your vacation planning underway without stress or hassle. Go big rental style — or go home!