Vacation rentals Miami lodging

vacation rentals miami lodging

The travel industry defines vacation rentals as, “renting out a furnished apartment or house on a temporary basis to tourists as an alternative to a hotel.” Vacation rentals, Miami Beach lodging in particular, have always been popular with Europeans and Canadians. Now vacation rentals are becoming increasingly more common as travelers around the world are discovering the benefits.  The explosion of the internet contributed greatly to the tremendous development of vacation rentals.  Particularly in Miami, South Beach vacation rentals are especially popular as an affordable way to spend great holidays.

Miami Beach Vacation villas are regularly booked by families and large groups while vacation condos and apartments are more commonly rented by couples and smaller groups. The most efficient way to located vacation rentals is through the internet on classified ad websites such as homeaway.com or Miami vacation rental agency’s website.  These listing websites are commonly used by vacation rental owners who place their own ads on the website in an effort to book their properties. These websites include thousands of properties submitted by owners and individuals from all over the globe and include all vacation rental types.  The reputable agencies and owners that utilize these online sites are familiar with their properties and have a standard booking procedure.

There are advantages to using these online listing websites mainly because of the large inventory of vacation rentals, however there are also disadvantages.  Online listing sites do not verify the accuracy of the information regarding the properties nor do they verify that the person or company advertising them is legitimate.

Here are a few of the drawbacks:

•    Scammers and Fraud - With no verification needed to advertise a property you take a risk of being scammed.

•    Multiple Contacts - You cannot book directly with a listing service; this means you have to do all of your own ground work and for each property that you are interested in you will have to contact a different owner for information.

•    Long Distance Owners – You may have to deal with owners that are not local and are not equipped to take care of guests. Who manages the property locally? If there is no local caretaker will you have to call the owner long distance if there is a problem? A rental agency will always provide local management.

Companies that specialize in vacation rentals almost always have their own websites such as Bestmiamilodging.com. Miami Beach vacation rental agencies feature their own listings as well as properties belonging to other owners that that they professionally manage and advertise from their websites. Bestmiamilodging.com is a “trusted vacation rental member” through The Miami Beach Chamber of Commerce.  Their customer service team is available seven days a week to answer any question you may have at (305) 673-3958.


 

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