Having a comfortable and convenient vacation rental property where you can relax will help make your getaway one to remember. Because of the variety of rental properties available, finding the perfect one for your vacation requires taking a few proactive steps. Learn what you can do with this helpful guide.

How to Find the Right Vacation Rental Property

1. Plan Early

If you start looking for your rental just a few weeks or months before your trip, you may have limited options. It is best to start looking 6-9 months before your travel dates since most people typically do not start planning that far in advance. This will usually give you more available properties to choose from, allowing you to book the perfect rental for whatever type of vacation you are planning.  

2. Prioritize Location

While the size and comfort of the home are important, the location of the rental is also key. For example, if you plan to go to the beach every day, get a Gulf Front property, so you’re already at your destination.

Choose a rental property that’s centrally located for the activities you plan to do. Once you arrive, you won’t want to spend all your vacation time getting around.

3. Check the Amenities

The included amenities often make renting a vacation property much more convenient than getting a hotel. When browsing rentals, consider both the comforts of home and the luxurious features that are important to you.

For example, you will likely want laundry amenities if you’ll be staying for more than a week. Look for Wi-Fi, a dishwasher, parking, and home necessities such as linens or an equipped kitchen. Luxurious amenities you might want include pools, boat docks, outdoor spaces, and televisions with DVD players.


Gulf Shores Rentals Inc. has a wide selection of Gulf Front vacation rentals available in Gulf Shores, AL. Whether you’re looking for an intimate condo or a house big enough for the entire family, this company has a vacation rental property that will be perfect for your getaway. Browse the rentals online or call (866) 783-0702 to ask about current specials.