Renting a reliable Lake Tahoe vacation home isn’t always easy. Not only are there a lot of vacation rentals in South Lake Tahoe to choose from, it is finding the one within your budget that sleeps the amount of people you need that is also close to the amenities you desire. Not to mention, when you tell people you are renting a South Lake Tahoe vacation home, you sometimes get some last minute unwanted visitors that think they can crash at the place you picked. Whether you are booking a home for 20 people or 4 people, there are some tips to ensuring you get the property that fits your needs that is also reliable. After all, you know what you are getting with a hotel room, you do not always know what you are getting with a vacation rental. Here are a few tips that can help you have success when it comes to searching for a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe.
Know what you want.
Prioritize your needs and decide what is really important to you. There are certain amenities that you will pay more for, like a lakefront vacation home in Lake Tahoe. By coming up with your Must Haves VS. your Would Be Nice list, you can save yourself some money as well as narrow down your list if you are overwhelmed by all the choices. Our website allows for renters to filter their search results based on beds, baths and even if the home has a hot tub or not.
Time your rental. With South Lake Tahoe being a world class destination, there are a lot of special events, concerts and festivals that happen throughout the year. If you intend on visiting for the purpose of one of those events, try and rent as far in advance as possible. This allows you to not only guarantee you have a place to stay, but you will likely secure a better rate.
Find out what you’re renting and from who. Get the full list of what is included in the vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. Here at Pinnacle Lake Tahoe Getaways, we have a full staff that is available to help answer questions about what is included in the property. Additionally, a majority of the information can be found online under each vacation rental listing. The other perk to working with an established vacation rental company in South Lake Tahoe is that you can avoid the risk of getting scammed. If you decide to find a rental through other channels, make sure that the person you are working with is not being elusive, withholding information or asking for money before providing documents and appropriate paperwork.
Review your contract carefully. This is not a hotel. This is similar to renting a property long term. There are deposits, cleaning options and clauses regarding last minute cancellations. This is also a legally binding contract. If you have questions, be sure to call the company you are renting from before you sign and submit.
Stay flexible. Once again, this is not a hotel. It is a home. And just as things can go awry in your own home, things can go awry in a vacation rental in South Lake Tahoe. For example, Lake Tahoe has had a lot of precipitation lately, which means flooding has been an issue. The weather is something vacation rentals have no control over so if their is a power outage or an issue with plumbing, simply call the maintenance number provided to you and go from there. We have a team of people that take calls in the event of an emergency, can schedule repairs and smooth over any hiccups that can pop up to the best of our abilities.
If you are thinking of renting a vacation home in South Lake Tahoe, be sure to give us a call. We are more than happy to help answer any questions in addition to matching you with the home that best suits your needs.