Renter's Guide to

If space is your first priority when choosing a vacation rental home, you can search by the number of bedrooms and bathrooms. You can also search for a specific lake or destination. If you're in the mood for a getaway, but not quite sure to where, you can browse properties on all lakes in any state. Remember, though last-minute deals occasionally work out, most rental homes are booked early in advance. Therefore, it's usually critical to make your plans several months to a year ahead of time. No matter your vacation plans are, can help you find the rental that suits you.

We have addresses some of the most frequently asked questions regarding renting properties below. For a more extensive set of Frequently Asked Questions, please see our FAQ page.

When you find a property on that you're interested in, you can contact the owner by phone or e-mail.

All questions regarding availability, rates, and other property information should be addressed to the property owners. Since the property owners are responsible for the content on their listing, be sure to request additional pictures or references if you are unsure about a property's features.

Remember that all payments are handled by the vacation home owners, not, so make sure that you have all the information regarding the owner and rental before giving them your personal information.

It is also important to verify all of the owner's policies on deposits, cancellations, pets, acquiring the key, and other rules of the home. These tips will guarantee that you have a pleasant vacation experience:

  • To ensure that you and the owner of the vacation property are on the same page, get a copy of the rental agreement before you make any payments for your trip.
  • Make all payments on time. Late payments could mean a cancellation of your reservation.
  • If you plan to fly, make sure to give yourself plenty of time to arrange for proper transportation.
  • Do your research before sending payments. See our Fraud Prevention Tips for more details.

These simple steps are all it takes to make the most of your lake getaway.

When your lake vacation has come to an end, remember to follow all of the check-out policies to get the most money back from your deposit.

Lake Rental owners will often have clearly printed instructions of what must be done before leaving the property. If this is not the case, make an effort to receive all important instructions before leaving the house or condo.