Booking vacation home sounds like an exciting idea to many. Unlike hotels, holiday houses are cheaper and allow you to have your own space. You have your own kitchen, garden, living and other facilities for yourself. Renting a vacation home is ideal especially if you have a larger family and where hotel rooms can be quite expensive.
However, there are several factors you should keep in mind before you stay in vacation home. Amenities, comfort and services are not consistent in a vacation rental and prices are decided solely by the owner. So you need to be extremely cautious before you sign a contract or pay any advance.
Mentioned below is a list of questions that you should ask the owner before you book a vacation home. Answers to these questions will help you figure out the place better so that you’ll not receive any shocks at the time of checking-in or be shaken by the penalties imposed on you when you check out.
Ask the owner about the exact location of beach rental villas, condos, or bungalow that you are planning to take on rent. Take the address and ask how close it is to beach or a grocery store. Be specific, a place advertised as close to beach, may be 10-minutes walk away. So ask very specific questions regarding location.
Inquire if the owner would be providing towels, linens, toiletries or kitchenware. Also ask about the amenities such as dishwasher and laundry. Ask specific questions so that you don’t have to face problems due to missing amenities.
Ask if the owner charges a cleaning fee or expect you to vacuum floor or wash linens. Also, ask if there could be an additional fee charged so that you don’t end up paying lot more than you expected.
It is also crucial to ask the owner of vacation rental regarding whom they should contact in case of any emergency and how soon the help will be available. Also, ask if anything such as a dishwasher or refrigerators goes awry then who’ll be responsible? You certainly would not like to spoil your vacation repairing appliances or paying for faulty machines.
In case you have pets, ask the owner if you would be allowed to take them along in your accommodation.
Also inquire if there are any extra surcharges if you have more than then 2 or four people in your party.
If there is any other question or doubt crossing your mind, don’t hesitate to ask the owner regarding the same. It is better to clarify things so that you don’t receive any shocks when you rent for holiday.