Best way to rent a vacation home?

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  1. Dallas_Lady

    Dallas_Lady I only work for the vacation money

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    I am looking for a big house, probably 5-7 bedrooms. What sites do you recommend that I go to to search for one? I have done a google search, but about a million hits come up and I am just not sure who to trust and where to get the best price.

    Thanks!
     
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  3. ALnRYSmom

    ALnRYSmom Dreaming of Disney

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    Hey lady! You could have asked this on the DAMom boards. There are enough of us there talking WDW right now. :rotfl:

    I found Windsor Hills Rent to a nice site run by some of the condo and villa owners. Others like to use VRBO or Florida Sun Vacation Rentals. I must say I'm pretty partial to Windsor Hills, they have a great rep here on the boards for being a fantastic resort and close to the parks.

    hth!
     
  4. Dallas_Lady

    Dallas_Lady I only work for the vacation money

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    You're on DAM? What's your name over there? I am Giovanna (though I think you have figured that out!)
     
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  6. Lisa AF

    Lisa AF DIS Veteran

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    We always rent from owners. The most popular site is probably www.VRBO.com Make sure they have a local management company in case you have any problems and to be sure the home is legit. I also always check tax records before I make my downpayment.

    Last year we rented from owners and were lucky enough to meet the owners of their management company. They were fabulous folks and I'd be happy to rent a property they managed anytime. The house was spotless. We had an air conditioning problem upon arrival and they had someone on it right away. The managment companies website is www.acaciaholidayhomes.com.
     
  7. jaw737373

    jaw737373 Earning My Ears

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    How did you check the tax record??
     
  8. ALnRYSmom

    ALnRYSmom Dreaming of Disney

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    Go to http://ira.property-appraiser.org/ then you can put in the address of the condo or the owner's name in the search boxes to verify that the unit is owned by the person stated on the rental agreement.
     
  9. Sunrisedream

    Sunrisedream Mouseketeer

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    orlandovillas.com verify all the homes on their site every 6 months
     
  10. jaw737373

    jaw737373 Earning My Ears

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    Thanks.........I verified it on the county appraiser's office. It is for real ....thank God. Got 6 nights for 400.00....4 bed, 3 bath and private pool and spa....2.5 miles from the gate!!! I am thrilled.:dance3:
     

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