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Before considering vacation houses for rent for your next vacation with family or friends, be sure to know the types of questions you should ask before signing the vacation rental property agreement. Ask if the photos and descriptions of the vacation rental property that you have viewed online are up to date. For instance, is the property actually steps to the beach or is it more of a trek? Are there any guest reviews that you can read or ways to check with other guests that have used these vacation houses for rent? Ask the property management company or owner of the vacation houses for rent if they also rent other items, such as bicycles, skis, or surfboards.
An important question to ask about any vacation rental home is what happens if there is a problem with the rental, such as a maintenance issue or dissatisfaction with the quality of the vacation rental property. It also never hurts to ask if there are any discounts available or if the price can be further negotiated down from what is stated. Asking these types of things upfront about vacation house rentals can ensure a more enjoyable experience.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|