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How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental by [Duffy, Gillian]
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Discover the Secrets to Staying in Apartments and Houses Around the World!

In the last few years there has been a huge rise in the use of vacation rentals by travellers and yet I still meet people in my day to day life who have no idea that this is possible. They don’t know what is available, aren’t familiar with which vacation rental websites to use, and are overwhelmed by the searching and selection process.

In How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental I explain what a vacation rental is and who they are best suited for. I honestly state what the benefits and drawbacks are and include a cost comparison case study to show the financial value of vacation rentals. The bulk of the book, though, is written to combat the feeling of overwhelm that people face when searching for a property. I break down the criteria selection process, compare vacation rental websites, compile a list of questions to ask, and walk the reader through the exact process we use to find and enjoy vacation rentals around the world.

In How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental you will learn all that we know about renting short-term vacation rentals around the world.

You'll discover the benefits of renting short term apartments, houses, cottages, or bungalows versus paying for regular hotel rooms and whether you are a good fit for this option.

You'll be able to set up a list of criteria to use when looking for a property to save time, frustration, and hassle. You'll know what you're looking for before you start searching.

You'll learn how to go about finding the perfect vacation rental, how to find rental websites, and how to use them so that the process isn't completely overwhelming.

You'll see a comparison of some of the top vacation rental sites out there and see which ones are recommended.

You'll get answers to the questions and concerns you have so that you'll feel comfortable and confident in the process and will be sure that you have found the perfect vacation rental for you.

And you'll see the exact process we use to book vacation rentals ourselves. You can be sure that if this process works over and over for us that it will work for you too.

Click the ‘Buy’ button above and let’s get started.

About the Author

Traveller. Giant stepper. Serial expat. And now....author. Hi, I'm Gillian! My partner, Jason, and I have been travelling (on and off) since 2009. What started as a whirlwind, eleven month, 'round-the-world tour has evolved into full-time, very slow, travel where we settle into a place for 3-6 months to really get to know it. I share our adventures, mis-steps, and personal journeys on my travel blog One-Giant-Step.com. I've learned a lot in 5 years of travel and am excited to now be able to share what I've learned in a new format...books!

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 624 KB
  • Print Length: 66 pages
  • Publisher: OneGiantStep Publishing (Jan. 15 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00HWEX3VK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars 4 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #408,785 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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A really comprehensive guide that tells you everything you need to know about renting a vacation property, including both the advantages and disadvantages. There are so many sites out there that it can be difficult to choose one but the Site Comparison Chart breaks it down for you making it easy to choose a booking site based on the criteria that are important to you. I would recommend this book to anyone considering renting a vacation property.
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Gillian, the author, has done a great job of covering all the bases when it comes to renting vacation homes. She provides an extremely useful chart which does a great job at comparing one vacation rental company against another. She gives real world examples and polls a number of travel bloggers and renters for their expert opinions.
You will save a lot of time with her suggestions and you'll get some new names in the rental business you may never have heard of before.
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I found this book to be a useful tool to find my perfect vacation rental. Normally I would spend hours searching on-line for a vacation rental that would meet my needs. But since I have read this book, the author has given me some great tips on how to narrow down my search so that I am not wasting so much time. The author also takes an honest and objective approach by sharing the good and the bad with vacation rentals.
This book is well worth a read.
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A simple introduction to the idea of renting a vacation home with great practical tips from someone who's been there.
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HASH(0x9e042a44) out of 5 stars Definitely A Helpful Source of Information Jan. 16 2014
By Katrina R. McGhee - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
I'm getting ready to travel the world for the next 6 months and think this e-book presented some really useful information for me. While some of it covers some pretty common sense things, it's apparent the author has done her research and presents some really useful sources of information to find rentals and things to consider before you rent. I had not heard of many of the links and sources she recommends. I will be on a pretty tight budget and would love to have had an example of how to land a "financial win" (i.e. tips to save even more) but overall I still loved this book and plan on referencing it as I travel. First stop... Argentina!
HASH(0x9e042a98) out of 5 stars Planning Your Next Trip? Jan. 18 2014
By Rebecca L. Olkowski - Published on Amazon.com
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How to Find the Perfect Vacation Rental, by Gillian Duffy, is an extremely valuable resource for anyone who loves to travel and enjoys becoming immersed in the local lifestyle and culture of the region they’re visiting. The book is very comprehensive and includes numerous helpful tips from a variety of other travelers and rental owners. This gives the reader a truly honest perspective based on their own situation and needs. I personally believe it’s a must read for anyone who is considering vacation rentals for their next adventure. I'm definitely going to keep it on hand to use on my next trip.
HASH(0x9e042d74) out of 5 stars Really helpful info for finding vacation rentals Jan. 21 2014
By Alison G - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This was an incredibly thorough guide to finding vacation rentals. There are so many options out there now for renting an apartment instead of booking hotels, but you have to know what to look for and how to increase your chances of having an enjoyable trip. Gillian walks you through every step of the way, from listing the major (and many smaller) vacation rental booking sites, to explaining how to choose one, to coming up with your priority list. If you've new to booking through Airbnb or similar sites, this book will be really useful to you.
HASH(0x9e1402ac) out of 5 stars Useful tips from a pro Jan. 18 2014
By Andrew Perdue - Published on Amazon.com
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My first vacation rental was on a trip to the Middle East in 1997. We stayed in a private apartment in the Old City of Jerusalem. Arranging it was difficult because there were no websites to speak of for renting private spaces, nor were there any guides like this - Lonely Planet was great but not helpful in this space.

It is fantastic to have an expert who has circled the globe and talked the talk.

We typically stay in motels on our travels, but I am going to use this advice to save some money and create fun adventures.
HASH(0x9e042b58) out of 5 stars Useful tips and advice March 8 2014
By Dave - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
Gillian's book is packed full of practical tips and advice for choosing a vacation rental -- why you'd want to do so, the best sites, how to decide on a property, protecting yourself and more. The section on choosing a set of important criteria was particularly useful, and the case studies from renters and landlords were interesting. If you're thinking about getting into the vacation rental game for your next trip but are not sure where to start, this is the guide for you.