Anyone have experince renting a house/condo?

Old Dec 13th, 2006, 12:31 PM
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Anyone have experince renting a house/condo?

I'm in the tentative stage of planning our very first family vacation (with the kids as adults).

We have to go at the end of the college year (middle of May). I was thinking Florida, as it doesn't get hot here till June at least.

I am looking at houses/condo for obvious reasons - we can all stay together.

I was also looking at St. Augustine. I haven't been there in years and the rest of the family has never been. We could combine beach and sightseeing.

Does anyone have experience with a reputable agency for house/condo rentals?

Thanks in advance.
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Old Dec 13th, 2006, 12:37 PM
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Go to: www.vrbo.com

These are vacation homes that are rented by the owners. We have used them many times successfully.
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Old Dec 13th, 2006, 12:43 PM
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Thanks cd - I should have mentioned we need 3 bedrooms.
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We did the same this past July in Port Aransas, Tx had a great time. We dealt with a local management company as most of the area along the beach seems to be rentals may not be. Anyway vrbo usually has a wide varity only thing I've heard is be sure and get all the info you can from the owner.
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Angethereader:
as mentioned vrbo is one company or you could do a search for "vacation rental" they have anything from studios to bedrooms to hold a small army make sure when you start doing you search you ask how much they want for cleaning many of them do have a standard rate ($80 - $100+) also if you rent a house with a pool they may ask you if you want it heated (small fee for that) and well worth it. Hope this helps.
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Old Dec 13th, 2006, 02:09 PM
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just got off vrbo and my head is swimming!
It looks like we'll be able to find something affordable for a week.

AA - American has really cheap fares too!
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Here are a few more leads, specifically for St. Augustine.

http://www.nicevacationrentals.com/condos.htm

http://www.anastasiacondos.com/


I'm not sure what your budget is. If you want a 3 BR, oceanfront condo during that time period, it will run between $1,500-$2,000/week. At least that's the going rate in my condo complex. However, if you don't require oceanfront, you can find something much more reasonable.
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Old Dec 13th, 2006, 07:37 PM
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Also go to tug2.net
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