Rending a condo is a great idea for any kind of vacation. Hotels can be too restrictive, you don’t get as much space, and they can also be more expensive, especially if you are traveling in a group and can share the cost of your condo. If you like the idea of hiring a condo, here are some tips to help you rent the perfect one for your holiday.
Go on Recommendations
You may find that there are many condos to choose from, especially if you go somewhere popular. If you are looking for Park City lodging, for example, you will find a number of options available. In this situation, it’s best to use recommendations to narrow down your search.
You will get a more honest overview from previous customers who have stayed in the condo, and it can be useful to know about the negatives in advance. If anything stands out as particularly negative, move onto the next place. But don’t look for somewhere with all perfect reviews because you may be looking a long time. You may also want to read other resources such as these ABC News tips on finding rental accommodation.
Decide on the Amenities You Need
You want to make sure that the condo has all the amenities you want for you and your group. For example, it may be important that it has a TV, microwave, a pool, and a washer. But you may want other amenities as well, such as a hot tub or a workout room. List the things you absolutely need as well as the things you would prefer if possible, and this can help you to cross some more places off the list.
Choose a Prime Location
The location is one of the most important things to consider when you rent a condo. You may want somewhere near to the restaurants and attractions so you can just walk to them. Alternatively, you may prefer somewhere more out of the way. If so, just make sure you consider the distances you will need to travel. You don’t want to get stuck somewhere out of the way unless you have planned to rent a car and know how much traveling is involved in advance.
A good idea is to check out its location on a map. Don’t assume that it is as close as it appears to be to the main areas of interest, and always work out the physical distance in miles. You can also check out Google Street View to see exactly where it is and what it looks like from the outside, and this can also help if you are driving there yourself.
Check the Photos
Don’t choose anywhere based on anyone’s word alone, especially the owners who are going to make it all sound perfect. Instead, you need to see what it is like, and that means checking out the photos.
Any good condo owner will provide numerous photos. If there are not enough photos, ask for more. Remember that photos can also be slightly misleading, which is why it’s so important to read the reviews for references to people being disappointed upon arrival.
Find Somewhere Suitable for Kids
Vacation homes are perfect for kids. If you are traveling with kids, look for kid-friendly features like games, lots of space, and safety features. You may also want to check that it has a cot, highchair, and other essential amenities.
If on the other hand you are going away on a romantic break, you probably don’t want to be surrounded by kids. So find out in advance whether it is more suited to adults and couples or families.
Find Your Ideal Condo
Start searching early for your condo if you want to pick from the best options, and then you will have time to compare different condos and find the one that is ideal for your group. And as soon as you find one that looks perfect, go ahead and book it. Then enjoy a fantastic vacation knowing that you are staying in the best accommodation possible.
Joyce Evans has spent most of her working life in the travel industry. She takes pleasure in imparting her views and ideas online. You can find various posts written by her which often provide valuable insights and useful tips.