How to find a last minute beach rental?
You’ve finally decided to go on that tropical island vacation you’ve been dreaming about since last year, but it’s the end of the month, and all of the resorts are fully booked.
Don’t worry; plenty of options are still available if you know where to look. Here are five tips for finding a last-minute beach rental that will help you spend your vacation with a wide smile and no frown lines on your face!
Understand your options
Rentals. Before you go apartment-hunting, it’s a good idea to figure out your options and what kind of place would fit your needs.
Are you looking for a family vacation condo? Or are you going with friends who want more privacy? Do you need a grill on-site, or can you do without one? Renting a bedroom is a better option than buying because they’re easier to get into quickly.
Find one that offers luxury amenities or services like free internet so that if you don’t find something last minute, it won’t feel like time wasted.
Or, rent a beachfront home at SandySpot for all your accommodation needs in Virgin US Beach! We have 2 bedroom condos available for rent in Virgin US!
Whether staying at a hotel or renting a private residence, it pays to be choosy. If you don’t have time to scout good options, rely on websites like Sandyspot.
This free platform allows you to browse and compare rental properties by geographical location, number of bedrooms, and price point.
After getting recommendations from family members who’ve stayed in particular areas, I visited these sites first.
I then used social media to find friends who may have rented something unique in an area I didn’t think of.
As a last resort, I even asked people on Facebook if they knew where people were going for a vacation that week—I found some beach rentals that way!
Check out the reviews
Whether on Yelp or a similar service, you can find reviews from other guests who’ve stayed at local accommodations.
In addition to seeing what others thought about their stay, these sites can also be a great option to get ideas for off-the-beaten-path vacation spots.
If you need to find something last minute, check out sites like SandySpot, which posts beach rental opportunities that may not yet have been advertised elsewhere.
Consider your budget
You might be scrambling to find a last-minute beach rental as beach season gets underway. If your last minute isn’t all that previous, remember that some places charge extra for late bookings; others might have additional fees if you want to bring a pet or stay for more than one week. Know what questions to ask before you pull out your wallet.
Get help if you need it
Maybe you don’t know someone who can hook you up with a last-minute rental, or you’re on your own.
Either way, several websites, and apps make it easier than ever to search for available properties. Airbnb’s website lists thousands of vacation rentals worldwide, many of which you could rent for as little as $50 per night.
And its app makes it easy to check availability and book properties on the go—which is what we do when we need to arrange last-minute accommodations in a pinch.
It’s also worth checking out HomeAway, VRBO (Vacation Rentals by Owner), and FlipKey if you’re looking for something more traditional.
Does Key West have short term rentals?
If you need temporary housing for your next vacation, consider staying in a short term rental. Also known as vacation rentals, these furnished houses and apartments are available for rent for less than 31 days. They usually have full kitchens, and many are pet-friendly.
What is the best short term rental site?
If you haven’t already, it’s time to start researching short-term rentals. With so many websites and options, it can be overwhelming to figure out which one is great for your needs.
But in reality, only a handful are truly worth your consideration. While each site offers something different – rate comparisons, cost of rentals, etc. – they all fall into one of two categories: weekly or daily rentals.
How do I rent a short term rental without Airbnb?
With persistence and resourcefulness, renting a short term or vacation property without using Airbnb is possible.
Plenty of other websites and property management companies can provide you with what you need; it just might take a bit more work than expected. To get started, there’s no need to register as an agent on any of these sites.
Create an account on each site and search for properties that fit your preferences—location or budget constraints.
Then contact the owners directly and explain what type of stay you’re looking for and how long you’ll be staying to see if they have availability. If not, reach out to other local agencies or property managers until you find something!
All of your best days are ahead of you. Don’t live in regret, dwell on mistakes, or think about what could have been—because today is all that matters.
This past year has passed, and as you look back, you’ll see all you have learned, experienced, and accomplished.
Keep those successes close, but don’t forget to keep an eye on the road ahead and make plans for even better days ahead.
In 2017, don’t let anything hold you back from living your life to its fullest potential—fears of rejection or failures from years gone by.
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