What is your cancellation policy?
Life happens. Weather, a family emergency and many more scenarios can put a hold on vacation plans, or cancel them altogether. Before booking a vacation home for rent, it is advisable to find out what the cancellation policy is. It will be covered in the contract you sign, but so many people don’t pay attention to the fine print, it is a good idea to get a heads up of what is expected of you if something causes you to cancel last second. Plus, it is always nice to know how much of the deposit you lose, if you can book a new date and more in this situation.
How do you check in?
This may seem silly, but many people don’t factor in what happens if they arrive late or after hours. You also want to make sure there is a secure location for you to pick up the key. Many owners use lock boxes or keyless entry codes, but if a key needs to be exchanged, it is a good idea to figure out how exactly you are going to get in.
How many keys do we get?
If your Lake Tahoe vacation home does not come with a keyless entry code or lock box, it is good to know the answer to this. If you are traveling with a large group that has varied interests in activities, you will want to know ahead of time how the key situation will work so you can designate who gets a key and have a back up plan for entry when all of you want to go separate places.
How many cars are allowed?
This is an important one in Lake Tahoe. Vacation Homes in Lake Tahoe cap how many cars can park at the property based on the size of the driveway. If you’re traveling with a big party of people, you will need to figure out the car situation ahead of time so asking how many cars you can have at a property is incredibly important.
What happens in the event that something breaks or there is an issue?
Make sure to find out who to call to report an issue ahead of time. As we stated above, life happens. After continual use, household items can break. Ask during the booking who you can call in the event that you need maintenance help.
How does cleaning work?
This topic always seems to be an issue for some folks. As every home has a different cleaning policy, you will want to find out what the policy is of the home you are renting. Does the price include cleaning, is there an extra cleaning fee, are there things expected of you before you leave the property? What happens in the event that the home is left exceptionally dirty and you are unable to clean before you leave for varying circumstances? It is a good idea to find out the answers to these questions before you arrive.
What equipment is available for use within the home?
Some homes come fully equipped with baby gear, recreational toys and more all for the benefit of the guests. Find out ahead of time what is on site so you know what to pack and what you can use upon arrival.
What activities are nearby?
Most homes are in close proximity to ski resorts, trails, beaches and activities, but it is a good idea to find out what is nearby if you have something specific in mind. Make sure to double check ski resort closing dates if you are planning a spring ski trip.
If you have more questions, feel free to visit us at www.laketahoegetaways.com or call us at 1-866-407-0245.