When you think of summer, you don’t necessarily think of Florida, right? But should you? There are a lot of good deals this time of year on vacation home rentals, if you like the heat, like us. Here are 6-steps to booking a great summer rental in Southwest Florida:
1. Decide which part of Southwest Florida you’d like to stay.
Finding your accommodation for your summer vacation will be easy once you choose what you’d like to be near—downtown city center, shopping outlets, or the beach. With so many great towns to choose from this might be the hard part!
2. Start your search and book early.
Today there are many online vacation and seasonal home rental companies to check out. Browse a few to find what you’re looking for. Summer is almost here!
3. Talk directly with the home owner.
Once you find a great property, ask the property owner any questions you have. Good key questions to inquire about:
• Is there a security deposit?
• How are keys handled?
• What time is check in and check out?
• Do you offer cleaning services?
• How do you operate the central air (AC)?
• Could I have a few references?
Don’t do all your communication via email. It’s always advised to speak with the owner on the phone, so you establish a relationship with them and help protect you, the renter, against any rental fraud.
4. Send your payment.
Make your payment for your vacation rental via check or credit card. This way you will have a receipt of your transaction. Never send cash.
5. Verify with the home owner.
Contact the owner to verify that they received your payment to book the rental and to ensure that you’re all set.
6. Back your bags!
It’s time to go on your summer vacation to Southwest Florida.
Check out our Southwest Florida Travel Guides to learn more about each town.
Long-term and Seasonal Home Rentals in Southwest Florida