Everyone has either experienced this scenario for themselves or heard the horror stories: Vacationer gets a screaming deal on Airbnb or craigslist only to find that the South Lake Tahoe vacation rental in question either doesn’t exist, or it is WAY too good to be true. To the point that you spend the first 24 hours of your vacation scrambling, trying to find vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe that are up to standard. This is always hard to tell when it comes to finding South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals via websites and not local management companies. For every scenario where someone gets scammed, someone else finds a fabulous deal that is worth every penny and then some. You can read reviews, but everyone has their own desires and opinions, so those only go so far. So how do you avoid a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental disaster? Read on!
- Use a local South Lake Tahoe vacation rental management company. We work on behalf of the homeowners to make sure our vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe are not only clean, up to code and match the description, but we also have someone on call 24 hours in case something happens. As things tend to do.
- Do your homework. You can avoid a horror story by finding out if a property really matches up to the description or if it is being oversold. Look at Google street maps to see if it is as close to the amenities as it says it is. DO not be afraid to ask questions. You can prevent walking into vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe that don’t match up simply by asking some extra questions.
- DON’T trust reviews on sites like Airbnb. Since Airbnb owners can review guests, sometimes guests don’t always leave completely honest reviews. After all, if they want to continue using that forum, they must keep it somewhat nice so that future homeowners will rent to them.
- If something isn’t right, say something ASAP! If you walk into a South Lake Tahoe vacation rental and an amenity or requested item isn’t present as promised, call. If something is broken or not up to code, call. If you are unsatisfied for a good reason, reach out. Once again, this is why we always urge folks to use a qualified Lake Tahoe vacation rental management company. We have someone available all the time to help with anything that may arise.
For more information on South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, feel free to give us a call. Our goal is to make sure your accommodations are as promised so that you can spend your getaway relaxing and enjoying everything our beautiful town has to offer.