Some Tips on Renting
a Vacation Home in the Poconos
you ever considered renting a Poconos Mountains vacation home, but thought
it was only something for those people who are rich?
Renting a vacation
home is a relaxing option for an overnight or week-long stay, especially
for larger families. Families of five and more have a hard time fitting
into a hotel room. Families either have to book two rooms or get a cot
and squeeze into the room spending their vacation tripping over one another
and sharing a single small bathroom. Not to mention they have to go out
for every dinner spending big bucks on all meals!
Family Vacation Rental Homes
Vacation home rentals
allow more room for you to spread out, they usually have a kitchen to
prepare less expensive meals (including a refridgerator so you can buy
groceries and save money!), most have plenty of rooms and beds for everyone
to have their own space, sometimes a yard to let the kids experience the
outdoors and your destination, and often the price is comparable to or
less than a hotel room or the rooms needed for the same number of people.
a Poconos vacation home can be really very simple. The best way to find
a vacation home rental is by word of mouth. If a friend mentions a great
vacation home stay, ask them about the community, what they did in the
Poconos and about the home itself. The second best way is to use the reservation
engine above, enter your dates of stay and nights, leave the rooms at
1 (each room is a total townhouse unit) and click on Search for Availability.
The results page will show you homes and rates. If it is showing it is
available at the rate shown. You can reserve online with an immediate
email, back to you, showing your reservation. You will then receive a
lease and instructions via email within 48 hours. Sign, send back and
you're ready for a great fun vacation. If you woul rather toak to a Poconos
Reservation Specialist.. call 800-805-3559.
There are lots of
questions about renting a Poconos vacation home that you will want to
ask such as:
- When is check-in/check-out?
- Are bedding/pillows/towels
- Is housekeeping
between renters provided? Will you be responsible for cleaning and leaving
the house as found?
- Are cleaning supplies
available for quick clean-ups and cleanign before check out?
- Is parking available?
- How many parking
spaces are available?
- How many total
guests can the rental unit accommodate and sleep?
- What are the bedding
- Is there an actual
short-term lease or is the arrangement less formal?
- How do you pay?
Credit / cash / local checks / out-of-state checks accepted or is payment
- Directions to the
rental as well as to nearby points of interest and stores for basic
necessities like gas, emergency services, and groceries?
- How far is the
home from skiing, water park or the attactions you would like to visit
in the Poconos.
- Are washer/dryer,
dishwasher, full-size fridge, microwave, range, outdoor grill all provided?
If a homeowner
or rental agent can not or will not answer your questions, move
on to the next listing.
Since some Poconos
rental homes require you to provide bedding and towels, which can
take up a monstrous amount of space in your luggage, you will need
to get creative with your packing (You'll only need to pack half
as much if there are a washer and dryer). The space-saving bags
that roll out the excess air without a vacuum are great for saving
space when packing blankets and pillows.
vacation homes offer linens and housekeeping between renters. If
you can find a rental with that option available, you'll probably
spend a bit more, but all the extra stuff won't be necessary. Make
the most of your stay by treating yourselves to a few meals out
and enjoy some down time at the end of each day talking about all
your Poconos activities and fun times.
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