How To Pick The Right Vacation Rental

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How To Pick The Right Vacation Rental

Five tips to help you choose the right rental

You likely expect a certain standard of relaxation when you go on vacation, and it's important to be aware that rental properties are not a one-size-fits-all. With this information, it is important to cover all your bases before you leave the comforts of your familiar home.

There are a number of factors to consider when choosing your holiday rental such as:

  • Availability of home or cabin rentals
  • Location of your holiday home
  • Costs associated with vacation rentals
  • Factoring in nuisances
  • Credibility of the property manager you’ve chosen to help you

1. Availability

A simple step you can take ensure that your vacation is everything you have dreamed is to check properties based on the dates you plan to travel. By doing this you ease a bit of your stress to find a home or cabin rental by:

  • Narrowing down the list vacation rentals available to you
  • Create the opportunity for you to find the perfect holiday home
  • Ensure that the property of your dreams can potentially be your home rental

2. Location

Think about your means of travel when you are searching for a home rental. How will you travel between destinations? Think about the means of transportation available to you such as:

  • Renting a vehicle
  • Walking
  • Relying on public transportation

Look for a property that accommodates these specific needs. Search for a rental that can provide different amenities such as

  • A parking space if you plan to rent a vehicle
  • Walking distance to desirable tourist attractions
  • Easily accessible to public transportation

By accounting for specific needs, you minimize the chances of encountering minor inconveniences during your holiday and also tiring yourself out trying to get to your destination for the day before the fun even starts.

3. Costs

Although the base rental fee may be straight-forward, be sure to do some research about any additional costs associated with the home you plan to use as a rental. Different costs not immediately added to your vacation rental are services such as:

  • Cleaning services
  • Damage deposit
  • Insurance fee
  • Booking fee for the website

Be sure to review the charges you are being billed for before you pre-book your vacation rental. If the charges are not immediately listed, ask the property manager or owner of the home for a breakdown of charges.

4. Picture Perfect

Beware of misleading advertising. The pictures may look nice but don’t be shy to confirm with the property manager what is included in your home or cabin rental. Always double check:

  • The size of the property
  • Amenities in and around the rental
  • Appliances that are included (ie. refrigerator, stove and microwave)
  • Number of bedrooms and if any additional accommodations are provided (ie. sofa bed for extra guests)

Learn more: Browse Baglien’s properties available for rent

5. Credibility

Before you even consider searching for a rental property always check the reviews for your property and/or the property manager. Read in between the lines for reviews for lines such as:

  • “The home was a bit cozy for X amount of people”
  • “Glad to have had ear plugs for noisy evenings”

Although at face value these reviews may seem pleasant, remember not everyone may have the courage to write a completely honest review about their rental experience.

Also keep in mind that if you have read a handful of great reviews for the property and one bad review, take it all with a grain of salt. Weigh out the pros and cons for yourself. To avoid issues, enlist the help of property management companies like Baglien Property Management who specialize in the following rental services:

  • Property listings
  • Tenant verification
  • Pre-delivery inspections
  • Property maintenance

Contact Us

To find out more information about how Baglien Property Management may be able to help you find the holiday rental home of your dreams or to speak to one of our representatives about Baglien’s various services please call 403.800.0330 or visit our website and fill out a contact form

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