What’s more enjoyable than having a vacation or a trip at the beach or in the mountains? How about staying in a cozy, clean vacation rental during your stay at the beach or in the mountains? Renting a beach house or vacation home in the mountains for the week provides comfort for all whether you’re bringing only the immediate family or have a reunion with aunts, uncles, and cousins in mind, and it’s not as expensive as you would think.
Bear in mind there are a few things to know that will help make your vacation to the beach, the mountains, or anywhere at all memorable and fun when you have chosen your home away from home.
Research your choices
Not all the vacation rentals are the same – some will come much larger that the others and offer amenities not available in other rentals. Research a home with the corresponding number of rooms and look for extras that appeal to you once you know for certain how many people are coming with you. Confirm everything in advance so you are not disappointed if you want a nice balcony, hot tub, BBQ grill, and other perks.
Check for pet policies
Many people prefer vacation rentals at beach or in mountain over hotels because of flexible pet policies. However, this does not mean that dogs and cats are permitted in all vacation homes. Make sure the home you rent allows pets if your four-footed family member is accompanying you.
Scout area grocers and restaurants
You’ll have the opportunity to cook some tasty meals with kitchen access. Of course you’ll need food and you should research where your rental sits in relation to area grocery stores, specialty gourmet shops, and takeout restaurants. You may want to bring groceries with you as well if you have certain dietary needs.
Typically vacation homes have linens available to you but you need to confirm this to be sure. If you have blankets or pillow with which you are more comfortable, bring them along for a good night’s sleep.
Know all emergency contacts
Give the address and available number of the rental home or the company handling the rentals to a friend or relative at home. In event of any emergency or accident or damage you should also know how to contact the home owner or agency.
You are destined to enjoy a relaxing, fun stay with your family and friends in a luxurious vacation home when you come to your vacation rental prepared.