The pet-friendly filter can only identify properties that explicitly state “pets allowed." Many vacation rental owners do not include information on their pet policy in their property descriptions, while others may instead choose to list their rental under “pets considered." These properties do not necessarily prohibit pets, so you should not discount them from your search. Furthermore, many owners who label their rental “pets not welcome" may be open to hosting your furry friend if you ask. For more information on creating the perfect pet inquiry email, see here.
Do pet policies differ on sites like HomeAway, FlipKey and VRBO?
Our partner sites place information about pet policies in various positions on their rental listings pages. Most sites will post about pets under the “suitability," “amenities," or “descriptions" tabs. Others may highlight the information in a prominent box to the right of the description or above owner contact information. The quickest way to find pet policies, though, is to use control + F and search “pet." If you still cannot find pet policy information, odds are that the property manager chose not to list it on their rental description page.
1.) Hand over the property to your management company in move in condition. Your property should be empty, clean, and ready to market for your first tenant. This shows both the property management company and your tenant how you expect your property to be maintained going forward. If the yard and the house are a mess, both the management company and the tenant know you really don’t care and, chances are, they won’t care as much, either.
2.) If it’s in the house, make sure it works. Your property doesn’t need to be prepared to the level it would if you were selling it on the retail market, but everything in the house needs to be in good working order. Light fixtures need to be properly installed and with working light bulbs. Sink faucets shouldn’t leak (or the tenant will call the first week to have them repaired). Dishwasher, disposal, any appliances that are provided in the unit all need to work or to be removed. Nothing is more frustrating for the tenant, the management company, or for the homeowner than to get a list from the tenant upon move-in of things that need to be fixed.
3.) Remove all personal items from the property. We are often presented with properties that have items left, especially in the garage, yard, basements and attics. This is not acceptable. When someone new moves into a property, they do not want to deal with items that are not theirs. And, your property management company does not want to be in the middle of conflict if you come back later to pick up the item you left only to discover it’s no longer there. All personal items should be removed before turning the property over to a management company.
Get the most out of your vacation rental experience with our comprehensive guide below.
Inquiring to Owners FAQ
How do I send an inquiry to the host? Does it differ on sites like HomeAway, FlipKey and VRBO?
Once you select a property, you'll notice that each of our partner sites carry different ways of inquiring to the owners. Some will have a “contact" button to the right of the description, others will simply highlight their booking details with an email or phone number. Here are some examples from our partners on how to send an inquiry.
Inquiring To Owners on HomeAway
Immediately to the right of the photos is a price description and fill-in boxes for check-in dates. Click on “Send a Message" below and a pop-up window will appear, prompting for your information. https://www.tripping.com/guests/contacting-vacation-rental-owners
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Legalities are important, and they're something I cannot adequately speak to. Max Neuhaus, a real estate attorney, has chimed in with some advice to help you properly start your vacation rental business:
NIGHTMARE: A LOOPHOLE IN YOUR VACATION RENTAL CONTRACT COSTS YOU THOUSANDS
Consumers that are "guests" subject to vacation rentals are typically going to have more legal rights than consumers that are subject to other kinds of rentals, such as car rentals or commercial real estate rentals. The only way to be sure your rental contract is protecting you to the fullest is to consult with an attorney licensed in the jurisdiction where your vacation rental is located.
I always advise my business clients as follows: "I know the law, you know the industry. Tell me what you want, and I'll tell you if it's legal." So let's take some specific vacation rental issues below and see what the law has to say. https://www.tripping.com/owners/vacation-rental-owner-nightmares
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Carolina Beach, NC is located 14 miles SE of Wilmington, North Carolina (center to center). The town is part of New Hanover County. The population of Carolina Beach is 5,883. The beach is quiet and peaceful and not crowded... yet! During your stay in Carolina Beach, you can visit the Carolina Beach State Park and stay in one of the many vacation rentals or hotels on the Island. You can also enjoy fishing and boating in the Ocean or at the North End. If you are searching for nightlife - you won't be disappointed! Just to name a few, The Fat Pelican, High Tide Lounge, and The Lazy Pirate are sure to keep you entertained! The town also has several houses of worship including the First Baptist Church of CB, CB Presbyterian Church. Seaside Chapel, and St. Paul's United Methodist Church. From fresh seafood to a burger at the Ocean Grille and Tiki Bar, you are sure to enjoy your time at Carolina Beach!
Kure Beach, North Carolina
Kure Beach, NC is located only 3 miles south of Carolina Beach, North Carolina (center to center), basically merging together. The town is part of New Hanover County. The population of Kure Beach is 2,063. Kure Beach is sometimes referred to as a "sleepy beach town" that is growing in popularity and price! While there is a permanent population of approximately 1,500 residents, the town still functions like any normal town with municipal services and fire protection. The town features a few restaurants, but no commercial entertainment... it's the perfect place to get-away ... or stay if you love the slow pace of life! Kure Beach doesn't have the option to expand as it is completely surrounded with the Fort Fisher State Recreation Area and Historic Site, US Government owns the west side, Carolina Beach borders the north, and of course the beautiful Atlantic Ocean forms the east border.