What are some tips or suggestions you’d give to first-time vacation home renters?
Here are a few helpful tips for first-time renters, but for a full breakdown of how to rent a vacation rental check out our how-to list. * Book with a reputable site with a substantial inventory. Using sites like HomeAway.com, VRBO.com or VacationRentals.com, travelers can easily find and compare thousands of properties from around the globe. The more choices that are available, the more likely you’ll be able to find a property that has availability and meets your needs and budget. * Talk to the homeowner—Once you find a home that you think may work, contact the property owner or manager directly to ask questions about the rental and the area to make sure its suitable for your group. Having a conversation with the owner may enable you to negotiate a price that’s more within your budget, find out great local spots to check out while visiting, or if it turns out they’re booked, they may be able to refer you to another property nearby. * Read reviews—Sites like HomeAway.com feature review