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Oct. 17, 2011 - PRLog -- DialAVacationRental has started to integrate Facebook and Twitter in Property searches so that owners and renters can be benefited.

Searching for beach vacation rentals can be the most challenging part of planning a trip to any beach destination whether it be,, Hawaii Vacation Rentals, Hilton Head Island, or any of the great beach vacation spots around the globe.

We are here to provide you the top tips for finding beach vacation rentals making this part of the process not only easy, but fun as well.

First there are so many options when you travel for vacation rentals including, but not limited to, hotels, condos, villas, homes, timeshares, and more. The key to knowing which style to focus on will be based around needs, wants, budget, location, and any other accommodations you desire.

We want to wipe away any anxiety so you know what you are getting with the various options you have. So, let's get started now...

Tip 1: Know what you want, need, etc...

If you want to be right on the beach but don't want to pay the premiums, then you may have to decide to give up a few amenities. In a beach rental you will get what you pay for so if you do want all the bells and whistles, then expect to pay a little more. It may be worth it since this could be one of the only vacations you have all year.

Tip 2: Do your due diligence...

The beauty of the web is there is all sorts of information out there. That can be a good thing and a bad thing, but utilize your common sense when determining what you are getting in a vacation rental. Ask for referrals, find a qualify local professional to assist you, read lots of reviews, view pictures and video tours, and so forth. Make sure you know what you are getting in terms of amenities and locations.

Tip 3: Know the owners and how will issues be handled...

Both of these attributes can play a huge role. Once our air conditioning went out and unfortunately we had to move spots, but luckily we were able to do that while they fixed the problem. Owners of vacation rentals should provide a bio and information regarding how to handle things while you are staying in their place. You may also be able to contact local business organizations like the chamber of commerce to make further inquiries.

Tip 4: Know the contract...

Signing up for a beach rental is not always like booking a hotel. Each rental will have specifications that you will want to know. The last thing you want on your trip is headaches with your spot. Do you have to clean up? Is there a refundable deposit? These are just a couple items to review. In addition to this don't send money before you sign something and we recommend utilizing an escrow service or paypal that will allow you to dispute any issues.

Tip 5: Book early, book late, and ask for deals...

These owners are people just like you and I. They will tend to offer deals and usually do through a number of vacation rental websites (there are quite a few). Bottom line is write down what you want, your budget, and go find it. Once you do, book it or someone else will. You can get deals whether you book early or go last minute. Don't play games though or you may wind up in a beach vacation rental you don't want. I don't think we have to remind you to comparison shop and be sure to utilize a reputable vacation rentals website if you choose to book online versus through an agent.

Bonus Tip: Be flexible and take care of all details. Do you have a pet to care for? Is the place family friendly as a whole? Can you go without certain amenities? Do you want/have to have a beach view? Do you have an emergency contact? What paperwork should you bring with you? The more flexible you are the better chances of finding what you want. In addition the more prepared you are upfront, the easier and more enjoyable this will be and you won't be doing any last minute stressing (P.S. utilize a checklist).
Source:Linda Greene
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