How to Choose the Perfect Vacation Rental for Your Next Getaway
Are you planning a vacation and looking for the perfect rental to stay in? With so many options available, it can be difficult to know where to start. From beachfront condos to mountain cabins, there are a variety of vacation rentals to choose from.
The growth of online platforms for vacation rentals like VRBO, Airbnb, and Expedia has dramatically changed how we plan for and manage our vacations and weekend getaways. As consumers, we have more control and endless options, and it can be challenging to book the perfect vacation property.
To help you find the perfect rental for your next getaway, here are some tips on how to choose a vacation rental.
1. Know what you want
Prioritize what is most important to you before you begin your search. With so many options available, getting lost in the clutter is easy. Understand what features and amenities are most important to you before your search – location, bedrooms, baths, private pool, amenities, Wi-Fi, etc. This becomes even more important if you plan on working while you’re away.
2. Read the reviews in detail
Read the property description in detail, review the pictures, and then dig into the reviews. Ensure your due diligence includes a thorough read of customer reviews AND the owner’s response to the feedback. Ratings alone can be misleading, so you must understand the reasoning behind the rating. And remember, how a property owner responds to customer feedback is just as important as the review itself.
3. Never book a property without first reading the rental agreement
The rental agreement is a legally binding contract between you and the property owner so make sure you understand your rights before you book. A comprehensive rental agreement should cover these key areas:
- Payment schedule and terms
- Cancellation policy (hurricane policy, if applicable)
- Check-In and Check-Out details
- Emergency contacts
Be bold and ask questions if you need help understanding something. Knowing the details will save you time, money, and stress in the long run.
Book your next getaway on Stay at 30A
Here at Stay at 3OA, we take great pride in the vacation rental properties we make available to you. Each brings an exceptionally high level of luxury, comfort, and degree of service. Our goal is to ensure that every guest achieves the perfect vacation experience.