5 Expert Tips to Choose Best Peninsula Vacation Rental

09 September 2021

Planning a trip to Portsea? Then the most important topic of discussion is - "which vacation home to choose?" Portsea is famous for real estate, so you won't be lacking in holiday rentals Sorrento or Portsea to choose from.

Peninsula Vacation Rental

To help to make the right choice and rent an ideal accommodation, below, we have shared a few expert tips. These tips are by professionals and will help you find a vacation home easily.

#1 Look Before Choosing Your Vacation Rental

Have you seen the “expectation VS reality” memes? Don't let your vacation become one of them! Never settle for the photos or videos, or information shared with you through ads. Always verify the information offered by the ad.

Although nothing is better than a personal visit, if it's not possible in your case,  Google Maps and the opinions of other customers can help you a lot. It will help you understand if that accommodation Portsea is ideal for your trip or not.

#2 Make Sure Your Rental Agreement Contains All These Things

If you book your vacation home directly with the landlord, you enter into a rental agreement. Usually, it contains all the rules and regulations in writing, and both parties receive a copy. Make sure to check if the agreement contains all the following things or not:

  • Description of the accommodation Portsea
  • Period of rental
  • Number of tenants
  • Rent and additional costs (including the form of payment)
  • Cancellation policy
  • Liability and obligations of the tenant

#3 The Additional Costs: The Famous "Unknown" In The Bill

In contrast to a hotel booking, where the price usually includes everything, a holiday home usually incurs extra costs in addition to the rental price. Items in the utility bill can include costs for electricity and heating, final cleaning, visitor's tax, or telephone, for example.

That additional convenience can be very expensive. Don’t wait for the final bill. Instead, check in advance what all expenses your rental is charging you. And cut down the price by removing unnecessary services like - a pool, kitchen, etc.

#4 Play It Safe With Insurance

You dropped your red wine glass, accidentally knocked over a lamp, or lost your house key on the beach. Annoying mishaps happen quickly. And you are not immune to it even on vacation.

So that such a mishap does not turn into a nightmare, you should definitely have private liability insurance that covers in the event of damage to rented property - including holiday properties and damage abroad. It is also ideal if movable furniture is also included in the policy. If you want to be on the safe side, you can:

  • Speak to your own insurance company and have your stay insured in the holiday home for a small surcharge.
  • You can take out special additional insurance.

#5 Be Careful With The Payment!

It is important to have evidence of the deposit money so that the renter cannot deny the received payment. Be suspicious in case of cash payment. Better to use bank transfers or card payments since they are revocable and act as a strong piece of proof. Things to note:

  • Verify that the recipient of the payment and the homeowner is the same person.
  • Keep a copy of all the documents related to your vacation rental during your trip(not only the contract): invoices, advertising, payment of the signal and the total amount, etc.

Final Words

With these tips, you can easily shortlist ideal houses for rent Mornington Peninsula and choose the best out of them without any confusion. 

Williams Harris has been working in internet marketing industry for more than a decade. He has also done lots of writing in this time and wrote on various topics for not only his blogs but for his clients as well.