Suzanne’s family is trying to plan a big family reunion for the summer of 2009. For years, her family has been renting beach front houses at Gulf Shores, Alabama through a local realty company. This company has been difficult to deal with and has very strict rules for when and how houses can be booked.
With the family every growing in size, it has become nearly impossible for us to book a property that will accommodate all 30 plus members of our extended family. We’ve started to utilize sites like vacation home rentals because they allow perspective renters to contact the owners directly in order to book the rental. Cutting out the middle man is a nice benefit of this vacation rental site. Vacation rental properties make an excellent alternative to the typical hotel room.
This site features a powerful search tool. I like the way that I can narrow down my search results on this website. Using the Gulf Shores example, I can click on Alabama, then Gulf Shores, and then click on “sleeps 13” or more option in order to see the options that are available that might accommodate our large group. Once I click on the selected property, I can see pictures of the property and get the owner contact information for the property. This makes the whole rental process much more user friendly than going through the real estate company that we used to use.
We also have a week long trip to Anaheim planned during the summer and we will definitely be looking into a vacation rental home for the week rather than being cooped up in a small hotel room.
If you are looking for a vacation rental property, our just planning your next trip, be sure to check out Home Away From Home.