Lots of people go on vacation and pay for a hotel stay, but there has been a growing trend where people are staying longer than the traditional week. Stays of a month or two is not uncommon and in this case renting a hotel doesn’t make economic sense. This is where the vacation rental comes into play. One would rent an apartment or home and prepare their own meals instead of being waited on. But what is one to do to find them, do you just search apartments for rent in edmonton or is there a more effective why to start your serach?
The first step (assuming you know where you want to go) is to decide how you want to live while you are there. Let’s say you want to have an extended stay in Mexico. Will you want to be near a beach or do you want to go “clubbing” regularly. This will not only help you decide the appropriate general location in the country but also the more specific proximity in that town or city. The idea is to build your lifestyle first then find the place to stay that best compliments that lifestyle.
Once you have all that worked out you need to figure a budget and work out the financial details. With a budget you can use a useful trick to better negotiate the terms. If you get a local to negotiate the deal for you, you will often get a better rate. Now, you obviously you not going to ask the first person you meet at the airport. Instead talk to the people you know and do a little networking. You may have friends who have relatives that live in the chosen country or maybe your friends know someone who does.
Once you have your budget and help negotiating it’s time to locate possible properties to rent. The obvious first choice is to use the web. Using a rental property website can help and one first instinct is to look for a vacation rental website but don’t forget to look at local rental websites. Vacation properties may be rented at a premium because their rental terms are usually short term in nature. If you can rent a regular apartment you may get a better deal. They will often be a lot more choice as well.
Well there you have it, have an idea of what you want, help with the negation and ideas on where to find the property. Putting together a plan will really help the process and save you time and reduce the chances of making the wrong choice. This will help increase the probability of your home away from home being a comfortable as possible.