Booking a home has become a popular alternative to a hotel during travels for some time now. A vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe offers more space, privacy, comfort and most of the time is pretty comparable to a hotel with the added perks of having amenities you would get at home. Things like laundry, a full kitchen, cooking utensils, free parking and rooms and space for everyone to spread out. Not mention, you get to “Do as the Romans do” and live like a local during your stay. It makes sense why booking a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe is a popular choice among travelers. However, with so many scams targeting resort areas like the Tahoe Basin, how can you get the most out of your Lake Tahoe vacation rental experience? Check out these tips!
Double check you aren’t getting looped into a scam. Last year there were about 350 rental scams reported to the Better Business Bureau with about 40% of those involving a financial median loss of about $350. Usually, these rental scams go along the lines of you finding a seemingly great Lake Tahoe vacation rental to stay in, you prepay and then you show up to either a property that doesn’t exist or isn’t available to stay in. Renting from a local reputable company such as Lake Tahoe Getaways that manages several South Lake Tahoe vacation rentals, and has for a long time, is a great way to prevent this type of hiccup. Also, be smart about payment. If you are not renting from a verified source, don’t use your debit card or check and opt for the credit card instead.
Find out what amenities are available in your vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe ahead of time. If you have specific needs such as a certain type of access, a fenced back yard, one level, etc. find out at the time of booking if this particular property will meet your needs. As our company manages multiple Lake Tahoe vacation homes, we truly have something for everyone in every budget. However, the last thing you want is to overlook an important detail and then show up and realize that a property isn’t going to work for you and your guests. Depending on the season, we may not be able to transfer you to a different property and hotels and local lodging could be booked up.
If you have specific activities you are planning on enjoying during your Lake Tahoe getaway, be sure to plan accordingly with your South Lake Tahoe vacation rental. If you want to be near Heavenly Ski resort, consider a home in Heavenly Valley, Stateline, Bijou 1 or Bijou 2. If you want to get out to Kirkwood or Sierra-At-Tahoe, Meyers may be the best area for you to stay in. If you want to be near beaches, Al Tahoe or Tahoe Keys may be the best fit.
Our goal at Lake Tahoe Getaways is making sure our guests can show up and have a good time as planned. We want everyone to arrive and find a property that fits their needs, lifestyle and is located in an area that quickly accesses their Tahoe activities of choice. Our staff is more then happy to answer questions and make suggestions in order to ensure that you have the trip of a lifetime. For more information on our list of vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe, give us a call!