VACATION RENTAL HANDBOOK

Who To Turn To...

By Brad Tuttle, Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, 12:00 AM

Consult guidebooks and the local convention and visitors bureaus to see who rents out properties. Here are the basic options:

Management companies handle everything, from listings and reservations to maintenance, check-ins, and housekeeping.

Rental agencies deal with rental transactions, while upkeep is handled by someone else—though some agencies do both.

Hotels and B&Bs might own apartments that they rent out or might be the middlemen for owners of nearby properties. Rentals often have minimum-stay requirements.

LOWDOWN ON LISTINGS
You should peruse listings closely for facts and details, but also know how to read between the lines. Watch how we do it on this fake website.
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