Good news if you're looking for a Key West vacation rental: you now have more choices than ever when booking condos, homes, and Bed & Breakfast accommodations. There are now more units for short term rent than ever before, and we can thank the economy for that.
Online PR News – 05-April-2010 – – With more properties to choose from, visitors to the Southernmost City can now easily find exactly what they're looking for when they book through Key West Vacation Guide. The online travel company has added several new properties, all of which have never been on the market as vacation rentals.
Vacation home owners around the world have felt the impact of the financial collapse. Formerly vacant condos and homes are now on the market for lease to vacationers in Key West, Miami, and beyond. For the traveler, this is wonderful news.
From Key West vacation rentals to Bed and Breakfast style rooms, take your pick from some of the finest properties on the island, in a city known for its excellent hospitality and charming hosts.
For first time visitors to Key West, or for those new to the idea of staying in a private home or a Key West Bed and Breakfast, there are a few tips to keep in mind when booking. While it's good news that there are more properties to choose from, sifting through and finding the right one can be a daunting experience. Go with a management company, which cuts out much of the risk involved when it comes to staying in a vacation rental. There may be lots more properties out there from which to choose, but some of these homeowners may be looking to cut corners and list their property independently. That means you deal directly with the homeowner. Cutting out the middleman may seem like a money-saver, but the level of professionalism out there can vary from pretty good to downright terrible.
What if the AC in your room doesn't work? A management company is there to help you if anything like this goes wrong. Booking online in advance ensures that you have time to examine pictures, ask questions, and see what choices you have if the property you rent is unacceptable once you arrive in Key West. A company that deals professionally with multiple properties can probably find you a new room or house somewhere else in the family of houses it manages, if you run into major issues.
"I'm glad I booked my Key West vacation rental through a booking service. They were so helpful when the AC in my room didn't work and the homeowner was nowhere to be found." says Isabella Meyers, from Bend, Oregon.
The folks who book vacation rentals online for guests about to visit Key West have seen all kinds of problems arise that can only be tended to by on-site managers. Renting directly from the vacation rental owner, who may even live in another country, leaves you little recourse when something goes wrong. It's very unusual to find an off-site vacation rental owner who can address your room issues quickly and satisfactorily.
A property manager can deliver a much higher level of service, so it's better to book through an agency. These professionals deal with customers seeking advice every day, and not only do they help you out when there's a problem with your property, but they can also help you choose the right place to stay. Not sure whether it's right for you to stay right on Duval Street? They can tell you about the ups and downs of staying on Duval Street Key West, the center of nightlife, shopping, and dining on the island.
From finding the perfect vacation rental to dealing with issues that can arise once you're in town, booking through an agency is highly recommended, especially these days with so many new landlords looking to lease their homes. With the list of vacation rentals in Key West that keeps on growing, this is more important than ever for visitors to the Southernmost City.