So you’ve decided to visit the gorgeous Gulf Shores for your next vacation. We, like you, think this is an excellent choice, as the Gulf is positively brimming with warm, sunny beaches, with the premier cuisine, shops, and nightlife, and with natural beauty at every turn.
Your next step is sorting out your accommodations because where and how you stay can have a significant impact on your vacation experience. Sure, you’re familiar with hotels, but have you considered booking a vacation rental home for your trip instead?
More and more travelers are opting to stay in rental homes over hotels, with rentals offering a more authentic living experience. Rental homes can be cost-effective, can encourage and allow large parties to stay together, can afford the option of cooking at home, and are located across cityscapes, providing greater location variation than hotels.
But before you get to renting along the Gulf, there are a few important things to consider.
Not all vacation rental homes are created equally.
When it comes to the quality of your vacation, it’s important not to cut any corners. Carefully read the reviews and scour the specs on homes you are considering renting. Additionally, contact the owner with questions about the property. Is there a cooling unit? What about laundry? Will I have to pay for parking? If you’re unsure, simply ask!
It’s easy to get swept up in stunning photos and rave reviews. But, make sure the space you’re considering has enough bedrooms, bathrooms, and livable space to accommodate your entire party.
Location, location, location!
The last thing you want while vacationing is to get stuck in traffic. Before you book, check your proximity to the beach and to the downtown districts. Are you close to our public transit? Or maybe, the remote rental views are worth renting a car.
But first, what’s the wifi password?
If streaming shows or posting pictures to Facebook is important to you, double check the strength of your rental’s internet connection. Because when there are beaches to hit and etouffe to guzzle, you really don’t have time to buffer.
Visit our Gulf Shores rental homes and condos to find the perfect place for your trip here. Happy renting!