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The Sanibel Arms Vacation Guide

5 Tips For First-Time Condo Renters

condosIf you're thinking of booking vacation condos for the first time, it's easy to become overwhelmed or to forget some important details along the way. Although booking your vacation should be exciting and fun, you'll also want to get everything you can out of your vacation rental. In order to book the right kind of vacation condos for your family and your budget -- and to avoid making a mistake with your choice of vacation accommodations -- follow these five tips for booking your first vacation rental condos:

  • Pick a popular destination
    Florida is a beloved vacation spot for its sun, its ocean views, and its many leisure activities. After all, Florida is home to more than 1,300 golf courses, tons of beautiful beaches, and all sorts of attractions. A popular vacation spot is much more likely to have lots of activities and sights to see, but there's also a better chance that you can get a more competitive price on your rental. Because there's higher demand, there'll be more vacation rentals to choose from -- and that means that there will likely be options in your price range.
  • Research and confirm amenities
    Some rentals may say they include all the bells and whistles, but you should confirm everything before booking. You shouldn't rely on information in a brochure or on a website, as it could very well be outdated. You'll also want to check that those amenities are actually included in the price you're given. You certainly don't want to have to deal with hidden charges after the fact. Don't feel like you're asking too many questions; even if you're staying for only a week, you need to make sure you're getting your money's worth and are able to stick to your budget.
  • Pick a good time
    If you can book your vacation during a non-peak season, you'll likely get a better deal and will have a better selection of rental properties. You should also do your research regarding Florida weather and choose a season that suits your preferences. Although winter is a popular time for snowbirds to travel south, decide on a time that works best for your schedule and your finances.
  • Reserve early
    You'll also want to book your rental well in advance. Rooms and condos sell out quickly, especially during popular times of the year. Aim to reserve at least six months before your arrival date. Don't put off making your reservation. If you do, you may miss out entirely! 

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