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So you’ve decided to rent a house or apartment for your next trip or family vacation to Benidorm . Great! But where do you begin? The increasing popularity of vacation rentals in this area has led to an explosion of resources on the Web, which can be more overwhelming than useful. With hundredsof Benidorm apartments listed online and in real estate offices all over the world, how can you find the one that’s right for you?
To make the process easier, we’ve pulled together our most useful tips and Web resources for finding and getting a great deal on your next vacation rental in Benidorm . We’ll tell you where to begin your search, when to reserve your property and what questions to ask the homeowner before your stay. Start here and you’ll be well on your way to finding the house, bungalow or oceanfront villa of your dreams. We have partnered with Booking.com worldwide leader on hotels and apartment rentals.
Tips for Finding a Rental
Many people begin planning their summer vacations right after New Year’s. Also, in many popular vacation destinations you’ll find loyalists — people who rent the same house for the same block of time year after year. For the largest selection, start early and ask about early booking discounts. Sometimes you’ll find that in exchange for the security of having their property rented, an owner and agent will offer a discount, sometimes as much as 10 percent.
Know What You Want
Need to bring Fido? Make sure pets are allowed. Have small children? Ask about baby gates for the stairs. Vacationing with an older family member who isn’t very mobile? Try to find a property without many steps. Plan on having cookouts? Ask if the grill is in good shape. Get the details in writing and bring them with you to be sure everything is as promised. Also, be sure you have the name and phone number of someone you can call if anything goes wrong during your stay.
Wait It Out
In the most popular vacation destinations, supply outweighs demand. For this reason, the closer the high season gets, the more agents and owners are scrambling to fill houses. If you are flexible about your dates and amenities, you can find significant savings on your vacation rental by searching at the last minute. Just don’t get your heart set on a particular property and remember that this is a game of risk vs. reward.
Read the Fine Print
Before making a rental commitment, be sure you understand what it involves. Start looking as far in advance of departure as possible so that you can absorb all the nitty-gritty about terms and rules, physical layout, furnishings, cleaning and repair services (if any), local transportation, proximity to services that you need, financial arrangements and obligations, deposits, liability and property insurance, and whatever other details come to mind. Minimize your risk of unpleasant surprises when you arrive and when it’s far too late to back out.