The trend of vacation rentals is becoming increasingly popular with a large number of families opting for an affordable accommodation option. However, it must be kept in mind that booking a vacation rental is not the same as a hotel room. You need to consider a lot of important things to make sure that you are booking a vacation home that suits your and your co-travelers’ requirements.
Here are some of the mistakes that you must avoid while booking your vacation home:
- Not Knowing The Location: Many a times, the precise location of the vacation rental home is not mentioned on the online listings. If you are visiting the place for the first time, you may not be aware of the area and the facilities nearby. In such a case, you can use the mapping services/applications to determine the exact location of the property you are planning to rent. You can also call the landlord or the property management company to know about the locality.
- Ignoring Reviews: Before booking a vacation rental home, ensure that you go through the reviews of the property. Do not check just the ratings of the holiday home. Rather, you should read complete reviews to get in-depth details about the property.
- Not Checking Availability: Vacation rental owners may not update the availability calendar on online listings. Therefore, you need to confirm about the booking dates from the landlord. Even if the online listing mentions that the calendar has been updated recently, you can still make the effort of sending an email to the landlord to verify your booking. Alternatively, you can also give a phone call to the property management company and confirm the move-in and move-out dates.
- Not Going Through Descriptions: The descriptions of the vacation rental homes should not be just skimmed through. You must read all the details provided therein, including location, size, occupancy, number of bedrooms and bathrooms, pet amenities offered etc.
- Not Verifying Amenities: There are a number of vacation rentals that provide even the smallest of amenities. However, you must not assume the facilities that will be included in the home. For instance, if you expect laundry facilities or a dishwasher in the kitchen, make sure you confirm about the same from the landlord before booking.
- Hiding Personal Details: It is important to furnish all your details in an honest manner while booking the vacation rental home. These may include the total number of people checking-in or any accompanying pets. Concealing any important details, whether intentionally or unintentionally, can result in cancellation of booking.
We, at The Rental Management Company, provide affordable and well maintained vacation rental homes in Corpus Christi, TX. For more information, you can call us at (361) 949 – 9050.