The new year is upon us and the time is ripe to plan out your next vacation. We’ve noticed over the past few years the rising popularity of extended vacation rentals, and decided to ask our resident expert if he has any advice for potential vacationers.
Meet Daniel Hernandez, the Sales Manager at Beachwalk Resort. Daniel helps potential vacationers decide whether or not a longterm vacation rental is the right fit. He’s given us the top considerations he advises making before deciding which rental to choose. If you find yourself contemplating a longterm vacation rental in the future, Daniel’s advice may help!
“Vacation Rentals have become a great alternative to your typical hotel or resort booking when you’re looking for a place to stay on your next extended stay vacation. They’re characteristically less expensive, offer a more personal service, offer a more private experience, offer more spacious accommodations, and boast all the comforts of home. But even though the benefits are many, there are several things to take into consideration before booking a vacation rental.”
Tips for Booking a Longterm Vacation Rental
1. Book Early
It’s never too early to start looking. Many regular vacationers book as far as a year in advance. Most vacation rentals offer extra discounts for booking in advance.
2. Explore Your Options
Choose a vacation destination first, and then search for a place to stay that best suits your needs. When searching for a vacation rental home, be sure to shop, shop, and shop! With so many online tools for available listings to take advantage of, be sure to consider the variety of prices and available amenities.
3. Be Your Own Planner
Using a travel agent can tack on a fee on top of the cost of a rental, so be sure to use all the available websites to do it yourself, quickly and easily. And when in doubt, do not hesitate to contact the hotel or establishment directly.
4. Consider Off-Peak Vacations
Booking a vacation rental during peak season months will be the most expensive. If you plan a trip for June or September, for example, you can avoid most of the peak-season fees, and you’ll save money on the actual rental price.
5. Read Guest Reviews
Reviews are paramount to our property listing experience. And there’s a good reason for that, and it is that only past guests can tell a prospective guest what a given rental property is truly like, the good, the bad and the ugly.
6. Ask Questions
Whether booking a property that you’ll stay in for two days or two months, you want to make sure that you will have all the amenities you need available to you. I also recommend asking about the deposit/payment policy, as well as the cancellation terms and conditions.
7. Secure a Written Agreement
Be sure not to send any form of payment to the property owner until you’ve signed a rental contract or agreed to all the specified terms in writing. Also be sure to read through the entire rental agreement including the fine print before finalizing to make sure you are as informed about your stay as possible.
Thank you, Daniel, for your incredible insight and advice. There you have it folks, an array of best practices when considering a vacation rental, from the expert himself. If you have any further questions or wish to speak with Daniel about renting in Hallandale Beach, Florida at Beachwalk Resort, contact us here! Happy planning!