As vacation rentals move into the spotlight, there continues to be a lot of myths and misconceptions out there about the industry. People who have never used a vacation rental don’t know what to expect, especially with the pushback from traditional lodging interests muddying the waters. Here are seven persistent myths about vacation rentals.
Myth: Vacation rentals are only for the wealthy.
Truth: Vacation rentals often offer huge cost savings compared to other lodging options because large groups are able to stay together instead of booking multiple hotel rooms. On top of that, you’ll be able to save on foods cost by cooking for yourself instead of dining out for all your meals.
Myth: Vacation rentals aren’t secure or reliable forms of lodging.
Truth: Professional management companies make sure that their rentals have proper inspections, maintenance, housekeeping, laundry and much more. Furthermore, professionally managed vacation rentals often provide better guest and concierge services than traditional lodging.
Myth: There’s no one to help me if I need assistance during my trip.
Truth: When renting through a professional management company, there is always an emergency contact to call for any questions or maintenance issues. Nearly all management companies have staff dedicated to customer care and assisting with guests’ needs.
Read the rest of the list on the Stay Alfred Vacation Rentals website.