FAQ - Renting a Vacation Home
We have assembled the following series of questions and answers to try and help those of you who are interested in renting a vacation home. Please keep in mind that VacationHomes.com operates as a listing service only and does not get involved in the rental process. Questions about individual vacation rentals need to be directed to their respective managers.
How does it work?
VacationHomes.com lists thousands of rental properties
around the globe. Most of these properties are vacation homes, perhaps
second or even third homes that the owners are renting out to people
much like yourself. You simply choose from these homes and contact the
owner or responsible party representing the home directly. You and the
property owner / manager will make all the necessary arrangements, and you are
off. Once you have returned from your vacation, you can leave feedback
about the property and your experience for the rest of the world to
see. You get to stay in world class accommodations, enjoy a unique experience
apart from the standard hotel, and possibly save a bundle. The owner / manager
of the home ensures that their home does not go unappreciated, or underutilized.
How do I know I will like the place?
Of course, it is simply not possible to predict what
you will like and not like. How happy you are with a particular property
will have a lot to do with whether your expectations of the property
are met. To this end we encourage you to begin a dialogue with the property
owner as soon as possible and ask a lot of questions, and to take to
heart the feedback left about a property by other people who have rented
that same property. Every listing on our site includes the option for
previous renters to leave comments about their rental experience.
How can I protect myself?
Renters understand that each listing sets its own refund and cancellation policies and the rental agreement is strictly between the manager and the renter. The following tips should make the renting process go as smoothly as possible.
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What are the policies when renting a property?
The terms and conditions of each property should be
clearly outlined on the property rental listing page. If you have any
questions about the terms and conditions of renting a particular property,
be sure to contact that property owner to get your questions answered.
VacationHomes.com does not participate in any part of the rental process.
For more information please see the legal
notice here on VacationHomes.com.
Will you sell my personal information to others?
No! The personal information collected on our site is
for our own internal use only. The public information on our web site
(property listing information) is distributed to our network of partner
sites. For more information about our information gathering practices
and your privacy on our site please see our privacy
Why list your vacation property with us?
VacationHomes.com is the most popular vacation rentals web site on the Internet. Once you take a look at what we have to offer, you will have to agree that we offer the best marketing value on the Internet!