Caribbean Vacation Rental Reminders

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Are There Special Considerations for Caribbean Vacation Rentals?

Caribbean Vacation Rental Reminders

There are many advantages to renting private beach houses and villas. First, there's the space. A hotel room becomes more confining each day when the entire family shares one room and bath or even a small suite. Vacation villas offer multiple bedrooms and baths, spacious living and dining areas and private outdoor amenities such as tropical gardens and plunge pools. Then, there's the benefit of being able to dine in privacy and avoid paying exorbitant resort dining charges. It's simple and economical to hire a local chef or whip up fresh seafood dinners on your own fully-equipped kitchen. No reservations required. No long wait times.

There are thousands of private beachfront vacation rentals on the Internet. Renting the right place for a honeymoon or family retreat requires research and due diligence. Follow these tips from a vacation rental specialist to ensure rental success:

  • Make a list of everything you require for the “perfect stay.”
  • Search and compare Caribbean vacation rentals on the Internet. Note exactly what is and is not included in the rental. Study photographs for details. Read fine print carefully for restrictions and cancellation policies.
  • Call rental agents or owners and clarify any questions or with special requests.
  • Ask for references from previous guests.
  • Ask about availability of discounts for early booking, multiple nights or advance payment.
  • Contact local Tourism Boards to verify offers and inquire about past guest complaints.
  • Book early for the best rates and dates. Popular destinations such as Bahamas vacation rentals fill rapidly, especially during high season (December-April).
  • Never pay cash for a vacation rental. Paying with a credit or charge card offers buyer protection in case of default or problems.
It's a beautiful day in the Caribbean. What are you waiting for?



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