5 Golden Rules for choosing Vacation Rentals

Written by Posted On Thursday, 17 April 2014 21:42

Preferring a vacation rental for holidays is an excellent choice. It gives travelers the much needed freedom that hotels can’t, and they are much cheaper too. The option looks really attractive, but as an intelligent traveler you need to make sure that the vacation rental you opt meets all your demands well within your budget. So, for your ease, we bring to you five golden rules for choosing the best vacation rental.            

1.    Search Online and Offline Extensively
Probably the first thing you need assurance about is the availability of adequate information about the vacation rentals. Visit associated websites for contact, offers and services offered along with payment options the website offers.
Look for rental apartment reviews by previous users. Look for pictures of the apartments as it would look for real. Call the owners, write to them your queries, but get thorough information about the vacation rental you plan to hire.

2.    Read Terms And Conditions Carefully Before Signing The Contract
You certainly won’t wish for a vacation to become expensive at the last moment because you find out cost of all facilities is extra. Make sure the contract offered details about the cost, the payment policy, the amount of advance payments and all other details. Check if the renter offer transportation or not, food or not, laundry or not and so on.

3.    Ask Relevant Questions About The Propertyvacation rental
Because you are going to pay for the property, it is important you have all the possible information about the property. Trace down information about the renter and prepare yourself with a list of relevant question about the property. This one is a crucial step before finalizing the deal, to keep away from unnecessary annoyances at later stages.

4.    Before Signing the Final Deal
If all your queries have been answered, and you’re decided about the rental owner, there are a few things you need to be clear about. For this you firstly need to validate your travel dates and then reserve the property accordingly.
However, because the renter will ask for a certain amount as a guarantee, you need to make around 20 – 30% of the total package. So, prefer payment through credit card or PayPal for a much more secured transaction.

5.     Whether Pick Up And Drop Off Is Offered
Once finalized with your apartment deal and traveling packages, you need to contact your renter at least a couple of days prior to the arrival. Verify if the arrangements you have paid for are made available and check out what is most convenient to get to the apartment. Moreover, ask for suggestions in and around the apartment for restaurants, public transportations or other tourist advices. Similarly, on your departure make sure that you are clear from all the details mentioned in the agreement and you leave the apartment as you wished it was on your arrival.

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