How to select the best vacation rental this summer

How can you make sure to book the best vacation rental for your family this summer? With staged photos and flowery language, the vacation rental descriptions you find online often promise everything you could possibly want. But the properties don’t always deliver.

If you’ve ever booked a rental house or apartment online, you probably know what I mean. Wide-angle lenses make a condo appear roomier than it is, and the promotional text conveniently omits the six-lane highway running through the backyard.

This is the time of year when vacation rental decisions are being made for the summer, so chances are you’re looking at properties on Airbnb, HomeAway or TurnKey, and you don’t know what to believe. Are they telling the whole truth? Read more “How to select the best vacation rental this summer”