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  1. August 26, 2013

    I prefer to use a reputable website – either HomeAway, VRBO, or VacationRentals or use a local realtor. I also opt for the insurance through the vacation rental websites since it’s typically only $25 or so. These sites help because there’s a record of your interaction through the website, and insurance is an extra layer of protection in case you show up and the house doesn’t exist. Also, try to use PayPal if the owner will agree. When I first hear back from the owner, I also do a quick Google search of their name and the address (together and separately) to make sure there aren’t any online complaints against them as a scam artist.

    As for renting with friends, people can get easily bent out of shape if their bedroom situation isn’t what they expected. Have a plan for who will get double versus single beds and who will share rooms versus private rooms. Nobody wants their first impression of vacation to be stressful – like a single girl having to take the last twin bed in a room with a couple, etc.

  2. September 4, 2013
    hawakel says

    wow great article this tips well help me renting house..

  3. October 31, 2013
    ketsim says

    this is a nice article or renting a house with a bunch of friends this Labor Day Weekend…

  4. November 29, 2013
    Micaela says

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  5. May 15, 2014

    What a great way to start a summer vacation. This totally is worth it even if the place is a little crowded especially near the beach. That is exactly what my friend and I need these days. We will be looking for a beach near the East coast.


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