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If you’re looking to book a vacation in North Port, then you need to choose the ideal home for your stay. Fortunately, there are several tremendous options that you can access to book a relaxing getaway!

However, what’s just as important as renting the home is knowing which mistakes to avoid as you do so. Renting the home too quickly can lead to some costly errors that will affect your overall vacation experience.

Be sure to read below for several mistakes to avoid as you look for North Port houses for rent. Take the time to consider them all as you search for your ideal house to rent.

1. Booking a Home With One Bathroom

When renting a vacation home, people are often fixated on the number of rooms that the house includes, and rightly so. However, it’s just as important to pay attention to the number of bathrooms that the house has as well.

For example, say you purchase a home with 3 bedrooms and one bedroom. That means you have at least three people who will all share the same bathroom. 

That means you’ll all have to wait for each other to take showers, relieve yourself, brush your teeth, and so on… it gets annoying really quickly.

If you’re looking to book a vacation home, then give this North Port home a try. It features 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a heated saltwater pool and is located right on the water!

It’s also right next to the Atlanta Brave’s new spring training facility at CoolToday park and a new shopping center with attractions such as the all-new Irma’s Tacos. 

Nothing’s out of the vicinity of our North Port rental house. You can plan for visits to beaches such as Englewood Beach, Blind Pass Beach, or Manasota Key Beach.

From there you can take in attractions such as the North Port Aquatic Center, and Myakka River State Park. These are all cost-effective activities (beaches are free) that are perfect for any visitors!

2. Getting Too Fixated on the Photos

Whenever you look at a vacation home for rent, remember that you’re seeing it at its very best. The photos that most rental services use are filtered and use prominent angling tactics to exude the best features.

But here’s the secret: those photos might also be used to lure you into their property. For all you know, the pictures were taken years ago and the property looks nothing like it anymore.

For that reason, you mustn’t get too fixated on the photos that they show in the property. You should only use the pictures to see the key features of the home.

For example, if the rental mentions that it has a pool, you can use the photos to gauge the pool’s shape, size, location, depth, etc. 

3. Not Budgeting Ahead of Time

The only way that you’re going to legitimately enjoy your vacation is if the home you rent is in your price range. If you spend too much on the house, then you’ll have less money to spend on things like dining out, site-seeing, renting boats, etc.

Be sure to set a house rental budget. Factor in how many rooms you need for your family, what amenities you want the home to have (such as a pool), and the location of the home. Research what homes with those qualifications generally go for.

Once you have an idea of the price range, set a personal budget for the trip. This will help you find a rental that has all the “must-haves” on your list, and help you get the most out of your vacation!

If the home that you have your eyes on is just outside your price range, ask other family members and friends if they’d like to go in on the house with you.

4. Not Checking Online Reviews

There’s only one type of person that can speak to the experience you can expect after renting a certain house or from a particular rental company: previous renters.

Fortunately, you live in a world where customer reviews have never been easier to come by. If the property has been rented out for long enough, you can expect a good amount of online reviews from previous customers.

Granted, some of them are to be taken with a grain of salt. But the collective feedback of the reviews can be the sign that you’re looking for.

Be sure to look out for key factors such as check-in times, extra fees, any bad experiences, home quality, and customer service. If you have a question about a comment you see on a review, be sure to bring it up to the service you’re renting from.

If nothing else, checking the online reviews can help you manage your expectations for the trip. You’ll be glad that you did!

5. Not Reading Through the Terms and Rules

Being that you’re dealing with someone else’s property, you have to be mindful of the rules that the home’s owner might have. Many renters make the mistake of breezing through the rules and signing off on them without reading them.

However, in doing so, you might have missed some rules that could sabotage your trip. 

For example, you rent a house that’s “pet-friendly” only to find that your dog isn’t allowed because it isn’t “30 pounds or less” as the rules state. They might also have rules on how many families can stay, guest visiting hours, or age limits for the hot tub.

If the home you’re looking at has too many rules that you disagree with, then there’s nothing wrong with looking elsewhere. Just make sure not to sign off on anything until you’ve read through all the different rules.

Avoid These Mistakes With North Port Houses for Rent

As you’re coming through all the different North Port houses for rent, be sure to avoid these mistakes at all costs!

Not sure what to pack or what to leave behind for your vacay? Make sure to read this article for packing tips.

For more inquiries, please feel free to reach out via our contact us page and we’ll be happy to assist you further!