Finding a Vacation Rental
So you’ve decided to rent a home or beach side condo for your next trip or family vacation. That’s fantastic! But where do you begin? When searching for the right vacation rental that fits your specific needs it can be absolutely overwhelming, so we have compiled a list of our favorite rental companies, the best time to book, and the questions you should ask the companies before your stay. Begin your trip here and you will be well on your way to finding the best beach house, cottage, or condo for you!
Get started by visiting our Tybee Vacation Rental Companies page (we’ve even listed a few of our favorites below). Their websites are well organized and will help you narrow down the areas that appeal to you most and what you can expect to find there. Most sites have a place for reviews, on line booking, and a full list of each property’s amenities. Your best bet is to compare rates, amenities, views and conditions before entering into a rental agreement. You may pay slightly more when booking through a vacation rental company, but you will enjoy additional benefits and services that are typically not offered by single homeowners, including a 24-hour customer service contact, concierge services, housekeeping, and even partnerships with local vendors.
Begin planning your Tybee beach vacation as early as possible. You will find that many people are already booking their favorite vacation homes right after the New Year. Keep in mind that there are plenty of folks that are “vacation loyalists” and enjoy renting the same property at the same time year after year. Plan on bringing your dog? Ask about pet friendly rentals, fenced in yards, and access to dog parks. Traveling with a baby? Ask if there are baby gates and if the property has a pool, make sure it is fenced in. Have an older relative with limited mobility vacationing with you? Don’t forget that many properties have elevators, take advantage of it. Also, be sure you have the name and phone number of someone you can call if anything goes wrong during your stay.
Before finalizing your rental commitment, be sure you understand what it involves. Start looking as far in advance of departure as possible so you have a full comprehension of all the terms and rules, home layout, furnishings, cleaning and repair services (if any), local transportation, proximity to services that you need, financial arrangements and obligations, deposits, liability and property insurance, and whatever other details come to mind. Minimize your risk of unpleasant surprises when you arrive and when it’s far too late to back out.
Most vacation rental sites now offer reviews and feedback from past guests; read these carefully and keep in mind that renting a house or condo is not like booking a hotel room — it’s a binding contract between you and the rental company. In the event you need to cancel, you may have to do so within a week or even 30 days for a full refund.
Since you have worked so hard to be able to take this vacation, it is imperative to find a place that is just right for you. Take the time to research these vacation homes and allow these professional companies help you make your decision. We hope your getaway is full of sunny days, warm ocean breezes, and memories that will last a lifetime!
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