A Home Away From Home

Whether you are on a long vacation with your family or moving into a different part of the country for a short term, your accommodation options can restrict your freedom and the flexibility especially if you opt to go to a hotel. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of money in a large luxury suite of a hotel, you will not be able to get much out of your stay and continue with your usual work. If you have toddlers or someone who needs extra help with you, it becomes even more difficult to be confined to a small room in a hotel or a motel. This is when the renting a house for a short term becomes far more beneficial. This way you can get a full sized home with all the facilities and you have the freedom to go about your work and make sure your children are having a home away from experience as well.

However, there are a few things which are essential that you know, especially for a first time short time renter of a house. First of all, renting a house – even for short term – can be a bit pricey. You probably have to put a small down payment and also pay your current and other bills during your stay. If you are ready for those things financially, it is time for you to inspect a house. If you are not familiar with the real estate prices in the particular area you are going for the short term rental, do not hesitate to use the internet or the help of your realtor to make sure you are not paying an unnecessary price as well.

Make sure you are clear with the house owner on what essential electrical items they offer free of charge. Usually they include an electric kettle, an oven, washing machine, refrigerator and sometimes a dishwasher as well. On your first visit to the house before you pay the down payment, make sure you keep your eyes open for any bad conditions. Try the electrical switches to see if they are working, look closely on the window sills to see if they are properly cleaned, flush the toilets to see if they are working without any problem etc. If they are not providing all the furniture you need during your stay, the smartest thing to do is to try and borrow them from family and friends since your stay there is temporary.

Before you make the payments for rent house short term, always make sure both you and the home owner are clear on the specifics. Let them know beforehand if you have infants, toddlers, pets, etc. since some homeowners may have specific rules regarding them. If you need any particular service from the home owner, do not hesitate to communicate as well. Finally, be responsible during your stay in the house, making sure you keep the property clean and hand over in the similar state that you got it.