With COVID-19 requiring folks to reschedule their spring and early summer vacation travels, making sure you find the right rental once the Shelter In Place has been lifted is likely important to you. Lake Tahoe vacation homes are an affordable way to accommodate the entire family, especially if you are traveling with a large group. How can you ensure you are getting the most bang for your buck AND renting from a reliable source? Check out these tips below.
- Use a reliable, local vacation rental company.
Being a locally owned company, we understand that things happen. During the Covid-19 crisis, we refunded every single one of our guests while some of our larger competitors did not. When you book through a management company that is locally owned and operated you not only support a local business, but you get a more personal experience. For example, we are able to work with you and provide extra accommodations in the event that something happens, like a sudden winter storm that makes traveling unsafe or government mandated travel bans. Additionally, we support other local businesses such as cleaners, snow removal and maintenance companies to maintain our properties. We do this for our owners and our guests so that when they arrive, they can enjoy and when they leave they just have to pack up and go.
- Know the local VHR (Vacation Home Rental) Codes
Local vacation destinations and cities around the U.S. are putting regulations in place to keep full time residents and visitors safe from property damage, noise ordinances and more. South Lake Tahoe is one of those locations. Currently, only 1,400 homes in the city of the South Shore have permits to operate as a legal Lake Tahoe vacation rental. In the county, there are no restrictions on the amount of homes that can be used as a Lake Tahoe vacation rental but there are still rules and regulations that need to be followed. For example, there is a limit to the number of guests (and their cars) that each home can house. There is also enforcement that is available should someone be breaking the rules by hosting a large party, wedding, reunion or having excessive noise. It is important to make sure the Lake Tahoe vacation rental you booked is legal. If ordinance or law enforcement comes by, you could be scrambling to find another place to stay if yours does not have a permit. The best way to ensure you are in a legal vacation rental in Lake Tahoe is by booking through a local and reputable company.
- Ask questions so you know what you’re getting with your rental
Know before you go! If you have a lot of questions that you need answered ahead of time in order to plan, feel free to ask us. We know what each one of our Lake Tahoe vacation rentals has to offer so we can answer things like how to get around, the Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, what linens are there, the best nearby restaurants, what happens if there is a maintenance emergency and who is available if you have a question.
- Take a look around upon arrival
We keep a close eye on our vacation rentals in Lake Tahoe, but it is always good to note and report any damages, distress or something that looks broken right away. If something quits working through your stay, we have a 24 hour hotline and maintenance staff that makes house calls. We are here to make sure your vacation is exactly what it is supposed to be: A getaway at one of your favorite places.
After a hectic and unsure couple of months during the Coronavirus outbreak, we know you are likely looking forward to being able to resume your travels to the lake. Feel free to contact us for any vacation rental needs. We would be happy to help!